Every once in a while, we all have to make decisions and choices, that do not, at first, seem to be fair. I have to say, I have noticed that these choices are doing something, yes, obviously the volume of traffic has gone down, seemingly drastic at first, but now, not so much.
As selfish as it may sound, my workload has gone down, but, the productivity has gone up! If you are keeping stats on your site(s) you may soon notice a few changes, I know that I have since I cut out the quicky hits.
For those that have always had a low PR (Google Page Rank) and are only interested in getting more bodies to sign up for your “plan” or give up their email for one scheme or another, no, these changes will not do you any good, but, for those that are here, promoting real sites, with real products, these changes could be important.
Since requiring a New Member to surf 500 pages at 30 seconds, instead of 100 pages at 5 seconds, the new members are surfing more, and more often, thanks, and even some of the older members are coming back and surfing, now that the traffic is of better quality. As you know, I used to surf literally hundreds of exchange sites, I worked myself to a frazzle, just surfing, I have promoted literally hundreds of other exchanges, but, that is no more!
Where I used to get maybe 20 or so, organic or search engine referral visits to my sites, I am now seeing hundreds, from 2-10 % on one, up to 45% , 54%, with direct traffic, that tells me that the powers that be, Google, are now seeing my sites differently. I have one, that when it debuted was a PR4, then rather quickly went down to a 2, and yes, Google did change up a bit, but now, due to the better traffic, I am expecting it to go way up.
So, for those of you with “real” websites, keep up the good work, it will pay off in the long run. For everyone else, thanks for surfing and looking at our sites, without you, this site would not produce as much, I hope that those with the “other” sites would just get real ones, with real products, or as in my case, just be something besides a scam.We have many new members, that are offering good sites for us to view, and now, we have a great 30 seconds to look at them!