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I am about to stir up a hornets nest, and frankly I don’t care, cause its about time someone did it. I may be off base, I may not understand the ins and outs of how a traffic exchange is programed or how to code, but for fucks sake I am tired of this shit.
What am I talking about? well, Ill get to that in a minute but first this:
I love to surf traffic exchanges, I have been doing it now for damn near two years and ever since David Eaton came out with Traffic Browser I have loved it even more. Its smooth, it allows me to click up to 250 pages per site per hour and it has been a godsend. Traffic exchanges are an excellent way to advertise your business, along with List Builders, Paid to click sites, Mailers, and the like, but my favorite to this point has been the Traffic exchanges. As an online affiliate, I find it an easy way to market my programs, and get to as many people as I can. I am a member of over 30 Exchanges at last count and I surf at least 20 of them on a daily basis. With all that said, an issue has been festering in my gut for months and now it has come time to get it out.
I was sitting in my bean bag this morning, eating Cheetos, drinking my coffee, smoking my 1 of 4 packs of cigs a day, surfing my favorite sites, and what do I behold? FRAME BREAKERS.. these damn frame breakers are pissing me off. What’s a frame breaker you say? well it is a site being advertised by some schmuck that refuses to play by the rules, specifically the code in the ad navigates you away from the traffic exchange and takes you to their affiliate page to FORCE you to look and (hopefully) sign up for their program. Ok well lets allow that to simmer for a moment and look at what reaction they get from me. First thing, I scream at my screen and say a few colorful metaphors that I would not say in the presence of my mother, then I have to go back and re-load the damn traffic exchange, login again…go through their login offer, and finally after about 30-45 seconds, get back to surfing.
You notice NO WHERE in that statement did I say I actually click or take advantage of the offer that was presented before me right? Well that’s because the stupid asshole that put that site into rotation doesn’t deserve to wipe my ass let alone deserve to have me click on their offer. Stop, just stop, you’re pissing us all off, and we are sick of it. you want to impress me? You want me to click on your ad? Make it stand out, make it good, don’t FORCE me to your affiliate page, and for fuck’s sake DON’T BREAK THE FUCKING FRAME. If you cant handle that, then you just need to go the fuck away. These are the sites JUST TODAY that broke my damn frame:
Big Health Tree, Ad Fly (god I hate that site), Lycos Video, Beyond the Dow, and Satellite Hits(Christ that domain is expired and I got a Domain page), they all need to be taken out behind the woodshed, shot, and their dead carcasses fed to the hogs, never to return.
Now, with that all being said, there are a couple of groups out there I would like to address regarding this issue, and that’s where the shit storm begins, cause I am calling out TE owners and programmers. Some will tell you that the frame breaker is just part of the business and we have to get used to it.
Look, I love each and every one of the owners, the programmers and all of the friends I have met on this nearly two year journey, I respect all of you more than you know, but for the life of me I cant figure out why we haven’t taken care of this problem, these sites are ruining the experience of surfing your sites, they are pissing your members off, some of which actually PAY to surf your sites. I am not pointing fingers at any one individual, I am calling out the industry as a whole, and I challenge you for 2014 to find some way, some code, some program that will eliminate once and for all the frame breaker in our industry. don’t tell me it cant be done, don’t tell me it is impossible. If NASA can put a man on the moon in 1969 with less code than it takes to run a freaking CELL PHONE then there is someone out there that can come up with a way to get rid of these abominations. The person that figures it out is going to make a SHIT LOAD of money, cause you will have every TE owner in the business knocking at your front door buying that Plug-in for their TE. Whether it be a TE owner, a programmer, or just some schmuck like me that can figure it out, please do so, cause it is just a pain in the ass.
OH and one final note to those other assholes that use popups to “confirm” I want to navigate from their site. IF I DIDN’T WANT TO NAVIGATE AWAY I WOULDN’T HAVE CLICKED THE DAMN ICON TO GO TO THE NEXT SITE!!! Stop… just Stop…
That’s my rant for today, I am the Sports Nerd and I HIGHLY approve this message……