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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Review of Free Traffic Bar (FTB)

This is a review of Free Traffic Bar.

If you are looking for low cost or free ways to get traffic to your website, read on to find out whether or not Free Traffic Bar (FTB) is a good option.

When I started testing Free Traffic Bar I didn't have high hopes as I thought it would be similar to Instant Buzz, which I had used for a few days and then uninstalled as I hated it.

However, I was pleasantly surprised.

What is Free Traffic Bar?

It is a toolbar that you can install on your web browser (e.g. internet explorer or Firefox) and it contains a search box, a menu of internet marketing tools (e.g. copyrighting, SEO, website building, lead capture etc) and a text ad that changes every time you visit a different page.



Every time you go to a new page on your web browser you earn a credit. You can then use these credits to display ads on other people's toolbars (over 30,000 members) or for banner and text ads on the Free Traffic Bar site.

There is a downline builder that includes programs such as Traffic Swarm, Home Income Team, GDI, various Clickbank products, traffic exchanges and advertising programs.

There is also a library containing a range of free resale rights products.

Is it easy to install?

I found the installation very simple and trouble free for both IE and Firefox. Once it was installed there were no problems and although I do notice the ads from time to time it is not obtrusive. I've been running it now for 2 weeks and haven't felt the need to uninstall it like I did with Instant Buzz.

Is it easy to use?

The member center has lots of short helpful videos and an FAQ explaining how to set up ads, how to install and use the toolbar, how to exchange credits, how to use the downline builder and more. I found it very easy and straightforward to set up my ads and exchange credits.

Can I make Money from It?

Yes. If someone signs up through your own link and they go on to upgrade to a "Pro" membership or buy some ad credits you will receive 50% commission if you are a Pro member yourself.

Free members and Pro Members also earn credits on up to 10 levels of their downline. So if you don't like toolbars, then you have the option of earning credits purely from your downline.

You can also earn money through the downline builder. If you add your affiliate IDs to the downline builder and one of your downline purchases a product you will receive a commission.


How much does it cost?

Basic membership is free. So you can install the traffic bar, earn credits, create ads and refer people and earn credits from them without paying anything.

Pro membership costs $19.99 per month and you receive 15,000 credits each month.

How Good is It?

This is the part that surprised me. I am no copywriter and writing ads has never been my strong point, so I will probably see similar results to the typical person. From my testing over the period of two weeks I have seen clickthrough rates between 1% and 4.5% depending on the ad I am using.

All my ads have been related to getting signups to my list (both my home business newletter list and my SEO Email Course) and I have been receiving one or two signups per day to these lists from FTB, which isn't bad for a free traffic source.

Is there any Support?

There is a support ticket system, a forum, lots of videos and an FAQ. There is also a support phone number.

How do I sign up?

Just visit the Free Traffic Bar website and follow the instructions to create an account.

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1 Comments:

At 1:55 AM , Blogger Dave said...

Suzanne,
I too have found Free Traffic Bar to be a pleasant surprise. I've only been participating in the traffic exchanges for 6 months and have earned most of my commissions through Free Traffic Bar. As a matter of fact I bought a lifetime membership and never have to pay any more fees ever! I also have instant buzz installed but haven't found it too annoying yet (a couple of months worth).

Like Traffic Swarm, I've found Free Traffic Bar to be a great baseline traffic exchange from which to "copy & paste" my ads into other traffic exchanges.

Sincerely,
Dave Lawyer

Waumeago Inc
http://WaumeagoInc.com

 

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