I was just wondering how you manage to find good sites to trade with. Because, try as I might, I don't. Therefor I thought maybe I shoudl just post what I'm doing to find trades and you could maybe show me the error of my ways.
Currently I find my prospective trading-parters via these resources:
- Webmasterboards such as this, XBIZ etc.
- The list of Comus-Sites
- Toplists of my partner-sites.
Whenever I find a site that I think would work with mine and where the tradescript is open I sign up and send some traffic, normally around 50-100. I then send an email/PM/ICQ-message alerting the webmaster to the fact that I started trading. If the script is closed I try to contact the webmaster by ICQ or email.
My problem is that in about 75% of all cases where I start forcing traffic I don't get anything back. There is no reaction at all to me having signed up and sent traffic and an email. So that traffic is wasted. And while 100 is not very much as such, it does add up, especially for a small site like mine. And unfortunately most of the traffic I get from the remaining 25% is non-productive so that I might find one trade out of 20 that are ober 100%.
Obviously sites with closed scripts don't pose the problem of me wasting traffic like this. But I just find that 50% of the webmasters I try to contact never bother replying. Which is also quite unnerving.
What I'm wondering is whether I'm the only one who is having these problems and what you guys do about it. I mean, I'm absolutely stunned when hearing that some people here manage to increase traffic to 20k in a matter of days. I haven't managed to get a steady 3k without feeder in almost a year!