I don’t have a lot of time for this and only work this once a month or two, but here’s my experience with Blog Traffic Exchanges:
#1. Not a lot of seo or affiliate marketing blogs involved
#2. Not the nightmare that other regular traffic exchanges are (no popups, downloads, crap like that)
#3. The blogs rotated are not afraid of giving link love at all – lots of blog resources and info listed in sidebars
#4. Realize how inadequate your blog design is – some of these are *WOW*
#5. Good crack at what the ‘word’ is on the street and what people are interested in talking about (outside of seo/marketing circles).
I do have some regulars and bookmark traffic come from the blog traffic exchanges, but the ratio isn’t that high. Mind you I hardly work them so maybe with more effort? I’ve also added several to my feed reader just from what I found there. What I do find useful about using these traffic exchanges are the reasons above. I don’t have a prob surfing through them for one or two hours every month or every other month to see what’s goin on out there.
Here are a few I’ve tried if you’d like to give it a shot:
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