So Wednesday came and went at Traffic Exchange Live, and I had a lot of trouble keeping up with the flow of conversation on Wednesday – it was kind of just all over the place and sort of like ADD day at TE Live, lol. Still fun as always, I just don’t have a whole bunch of notes to share today because at some point it just became impossible. But… I got lots of pictures!

In any case, let’s see what there was to report at TE Live yesterday…

Wild & Wacky Wednesday on Traffic Exchange Live:

  • Jon Olson, Tim Linden, and John Guanzon were all in the TE Live house and in fine form on Wednesday.
  • After feeling pretty okay after Day 2 of his “boot camp workout” the day before, Jon was pretty sore and not feeling as great on Wednesday. (This would get even worse Wednesday evening after the day’s workout, when he proclaimed he was so sore he could barely move anything but his mouse at the weekly SWAT conference.)
  • The mystery female known as The Foot and HENry the Hitman were both at Jon’s house on Wednesday. We actually got to see a lot more of The Foot on cam Wednesday than we did the day before. I think maybe she doesn’t dislike being seen on cam as much as she wants us to think she does… :-)
  • We never saw HENry, however, as Jon said later he was asleep on the couch.
  • So The Foot decided to become HENrietta for the day, and did a really great job of it! HENrietta the HitFoot even punched on cam Jon just like HENry does.

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  • Then John astutely remarked that we can all say we watched Jon get beat up by a girl that day.
  • Jon showed us, as he often does, The Most Famous Marker on the Internet. He’s thinking about putting it up for auction on eBay.
  • Jon sang. Tim wasn’t impressed but John liked it.

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  • Jon said Austin Hallock is the greatest programmer. Tim wanted to know where was the love.
  • Jon shone more light on subjects, but I didn’t get a pic that time.
  • Jon read another passage from an old volume of Hit Exchange News from his book. We looked at the list from a 2005 entry of the top exchanges at the time. Jon commented on how many of the exchanges on the list were old ones that no one uses anymore. The only two on the list that were still very active and heavily used were TS25 and Hit Safari.
  • Tim disappeared and Jon laughed.

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  • Tim said, “Eeny meeny miney mo, catch a tiger by his toe” and I have no idea what THAT was about.
  • A little discussion about TE Live in general, structure, questions, etc. Some would like just a little more structure sometimes but not all that much. Most agree they mainly come for the networking, socializing, and “water cooler” aspect of TE Live and just hanging out and having fun for a couple of hours a day as a break from all the ongoing work. It was pointed out that Jon asks for questions constantly and sometimes people have them and sometimes they just don’t. Brenda Broyles says she has questions sometimes but usually doesn’t know what her questions are until someone else asks and they get answered. Everyone likes knowing that TE Live’s around and that people are there every day to hang out and chat or ask questions or for help and advice if they need it, even if they don’t come every single day.
  • GIVEAWAYS: Jon gave out another copy of his book Hits, Clicks, and Misses: The Traffic Exchange Experience (the only book about traffic exchanges on Amazon). Today’s winner was Brandon “Probuilder” Hawthorn.
  • I CALL YOU OUT ABOVE, YOU GET LINKAGE: Austin Hallock, Brenda Broyles, Brandon Hawthorn
  • ALSO ON THE SCENE: Anthony, Paul Brown, Phil Ames, Stephen Whittle, Wanda Robinson, Ian Bakewell, Charles Smith, Rhonda Morton, Dorena Begonia, Kjell Lindstrom, Pamela, Brad Pollina, Arick Lowry, Carl Willis, Carl Bailey

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So, Lynn M. Is… anxiously preparing for another mega freeze and, this time, potential ice storm that’s supposed to hit the Mid-South starting this evening (Thursday). Precipitation tomorrow is 100%. I think I probably won’t be able to leave the house again until Monday at best, ugh.

Lynn M.’s Traffic Tidbit of the Day: I recently added List Surfing to my don’t-miss group of daily rounds of traffic exchanges. I still haven’t really figured out exactly how all the credits you rack up get dispersed over there, because I’m (A) blonde and (B) too impatient to go read at length, but I do know with one round of regular surfing over there once a day – plus reading the credit mails you get – I always have banner and text impressions, plenty of credits for my site, and and plenty of credits to mail out from there every day. Now, mind you, I am not upgraded there (yet) so I suspect that as an upgraded member the benefits are even cooler, but so far I’ve been pretty impressed from a basic member standpoint and I have indeed seen some results since I started getting more active over there, according to my tracking. So if you’re not a member of List Surfing yet, this is one I’m giving a great big thumbs up to today!

Surf’s Up Site of the Day: List Surfing

Why: Duh! See above. :-)

Hey, Check This Out: So some of you probably already know today that I have now moved the entire Traffic Pro-X member mail database to TrafficWave, and boy, so far am I very pleased. Several TE owners have actually done or are in the process of that this week but it actually wasn’t planned that way, LOL. I really had to do something because ongoing mail problems with the old mail server were not only driving me nuts with tons of undeliverable mail (which is bad no matter how you look at it) but I knew from personal feedback that people who would like to be receiving their mail from TPX weren’t getting it, probably because of all the issues we were having. I desperately needed a solution that would be more reliable, consistent, and dependable.

As many of you probably already know, several of us TE Live folks and regulars and TE owners – including Jon Olson, Tim Linden, Jerry Iannucci, Jerry Reeder, Randy Ritter, Charles Smith, Brenda Broyles, Wanda Robinson, and lots more – all went in together and moved all or most of our autoresponder needs to TrafficWave back in early December. Jon was fed up with AWeber and Tim had discovered that TrafficWave now had great deliverability, we were all impressed with owner Brian Rooney’s availability and participation at NMF, and whereas AWeber discourages promoting its service even remotely related to traffic exchanges, TrafficWave not only WANTS and welcomes and caters to the business of traffic exchange users – they have gone the extra mile in doing so during all this moving and shaking we’ve all done. (Tim and I haven’t fully moved everything over to TrafficWave yet because blog broadcast isn’t yet available, but hopefully it will be soon – we know they’re working on it.)

So anyway, I finally took the plunge this week and moved the Traffic Pro-X member mail over to TrafficWave permanently this week, after doing some major housecleaning of the mail and member database over the weekend and this week (which is still ongoing a bit, but most of it was done before the move), and boy, has it been a pretty easy and trouble-free experience so far. I fully expected to have to wait a few days for them to process and import the list, but I sent the file yesterday morning and I got notification that it’d been processed before even an hour had passed. I sent out the first broadcast mail from TrafficWave a little while ago and though admittedly it took a little bit longer to get fully out than I’m used to, it wasn’t that long, and so far the bounce rate is really low – less than 30 addresses, and I’m betting most of those addresses don’t exist anymore and are 100% undeliverable anyway.

So at present, I’m really, really pleased, and thrilled that TrafficWave is now the official mail service for Traffic Pro-X, yeeha. I feel like 90% of my mail headaches (and there have been many lately) have just totally been washed away and disappeared, thank you, Brian Rooney, and your staff!

Now, granted, the fact that TrafficWave offers truly unlimited autoresponders and you never have to pay extra no matter how big your list gets, as well as the residual income opportunity (and the fact that once you have a few referrals, your autoresponder cost per month is basically free) – all that’s pretty cool, yes. I’m not discounting the fact that all of that is a pretty nice little bonus to having a TrafficWave account as well. Sure it is.

But the simple fact is that in this online business (of any kind, not just traffic exchanges) – you need an autoresponder, so why not have one that’s basically going to be free and has all these perks – and is reliable and dependable and the cost never goes up no matter how big your list gets. All of that, plus the fact (which we all especially like) that TrafficWave wants and welcomes us TE people (where the other “big guy” doesn’t), plus the fact that TrafficWave has a much easier and more intuitive interface to deal with than AW does (great for newbies) – it’s stuff like that that is the reason we all moved or are moving over to TrafficWave.

We have a pretty tight group that’s not going anywhere or leaving the service, and many within the group are trying to help the others all they can, and the other simple fact is that if you don’t have an autoresponder service yet and are needing one – one, you can’t go wrong with TrafficWave, really. And two, we’re (our little TE Live and associated TrafficWave “team”) not going anywhere and you know where to find us every weekday afternoon anyway! If you need help or have questions or just wanna hang out, we’re right here every weekday from 3-5pm EST, right?!

So if you have autoresponder needs and haven’t settled on anything yet – or sick of whoever you’re with and just wanting to move – feel free to hook up with us and our TrafficWave group. If you want to, whoever you wanna join under doesn’t really matter much – you can join under me, join under Tim Linden, join under Jon Olson, join under Jerry Iannucci, join under my gals Brenda Broyles or Wanda Robinson, join under my buddy Phil “Philsfault” Ames, join under Charles Smith – whoever, pick one, we’re all working it together and in the same basic boat.

Hate MLM? We do too (well, most of us), so why not join us since you need an autoresponder anyway, right?

And yes, there’s a 30-day free trial – but you’re gonna wanna stay with it anyway. You just can’t beat that price compared to others, especially considering no matter how big your list grows, it stays the same – plus the fact that it will most likely wind up being no cost to you anyway under the referral and commission plan.

I’m so thrilled with how my move of the TPX mail has gone, I’m just even happier about it now. So seriously, check out TrafficWave if you’re looking – I think you’ll be really pleased. We all sure are.


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’til tomorrow with more on the TE Live seen – have a great rest of your Thursday!