Best Manual Traffic Exchanges

NameTimerRateComments
EasyHits4U 15 1 Pays $0.30 per 1,000 pages surfed and $0.10 per referral. Site & banner geotargeting.
HitLink 4 1 Weekly jackpot with credits, money, and referrals. Regular and Cash Prize surfbars, geotargeting.
TrafficSplash 6 .3 Random rewards every 15 sites. Commando Surf bonuses for surfing certain TEs simultaneously.
SmileyTraffic 12 .4 $0.03 / 100 pages surfed and $0.15 / referral. Monthly cash contests. Credits for promoting.
TrafficG 12 1 Highly unique visitors, geotargeting, popular banner exchange. Monthly referral contests.
RedStagHits 7 .3 Earn up to $0.05 per 200 sites surfed, plus other rewards. Play ViralTrafficGames as you surf.
ParagonTraffic 6 .5 Integrated co-op promotes your sites in several other manual traffic exchanges automatically.
LegacyHits 5 .3* Daily $0.15 for surfing 555 sites as a part of CashSurfingNetwork. Progressive surf ratio.
TezakTraffic 8 .4 Unique script, list building ads, and up to 50% cash commissions from referral upgrades.
DragonSurf 7 .3 Popular exchange with generous surf rewards.
QualityPage
Views
10 .4 Beat the Average Surf for credit and cash rewards. Pays $0.15 for each active referral.
TrafficSwarm 15 - One of the largest traffic exchanges online. Directory-style surfing, geotargeting.
Sweeva * - Unique system where you have to be the highest bidder in order to get your site seen.
ILoveHits 3 .3* Progressive rate. Surf brackets with credit prizes.
ThumbVu 6 .3 Highly focused on social networking and personal branding. Earn ClickTrackProfit badges.
StartXChange 3 .3 Surf bonuses, banner exchange, and an active forum. Rewards for showing your referral URL.
Soaring4Traffic 10 .3 Earn PowerSurfCentral bonuses, which include a free one-month upgrade. Letter collection game.
RealHitz4U 6 .5* Weekly cash and credit jackpot. Surfing bonuses.
HitSafari 6 .5 Claim Zubee coins for surfing & simply logging in.
DeepSeaHits 6 .5 Weekly jackpot. 100 free daily bonus credits when you surf HitSafari (and vice versa).
Hit2Hit 6 .5 Rotates sites of upgraded members in 30+ other traffic exchanges. Monthly referral contests.
VastHits 15 .75 Pays cash for surfing (as random prizes) and $0.10 per referral. Solo ads with credit rewards.
IT247 8 .6* Pays cash to promote your referral link at top TEs.
FastEasyTraffic 8 .3 Extended Exposure Ads ensure the surfer stays on your site for the entire duration of the timer.
SocialAdSurf 6 .4 Progressive cash jackpot. Lots of surfing games.
Webmaster
Quest
10 1 Geotargeting, traffic statistics, banner impressions, and gambling for credits.
PowerCash
Stream
3 .3 Surf 25 sites every day for cumulative GP25 bonuses which include credits and cash.
LordsOfLothar 8 .5 Addictive RPG game with great rewards.
NinjaSurf 6 .3 Integrated mailer and PTC (optional to use).
VikingHits 10 .5 Cash for surfing (up to $0.05 per 300 sites).
DownlineViral
Traffic
10 .5 Customize your membership with Activity Rewards (boost surf ratio & commission percentage).
TopHits4U 5 .3 56k+ users. Frequent bonuses and cash prizes.
LobbyHits 3 .3 GPowerSurf bonuses for surfing participating TEs.
ClickVoyager 6 .2 Free upgrade for surfing 250 sites on Sundays.

Tips for using manual traffic exchanges

As you probably know, advertising your referral link or sales page in traffic exchanges directly isn't a good idea. You would end up sending thousands of hits without any results! Here are some tips on how to utilize TE traffic more effectively:
  • Use splash pages provided by traffic exchanges to build your downlines. They load fast and are designed to grab the surfers' attention in those short seconds before they click on to the next site. If you are a member of many different exchanges, use a rotator service to promote all of them with a single URL.
  • Design your own splash pages using free services like EasySplashBuilder. A custom splash page will usually be much more effective than a default one that most surfers have already seen thousands of times.
  • Track the performance of your splash pages and use your credits to advertise the most effective ones. The free splash page creator services I mentioned above have built-in tracking. If you host your own pages or use premade ones, try Trck.me. It will count the views and clicks (or conversions), and calculate the CTR for each page. What's more, it also works as a rotator with useful features like domain filtering.
  • Earn text ad impressions with every view while promoting your splash / squeeze page. Adsvert is a quality text ad exchange which allows traffic from manual TEs. You can place their ad code on a splash page that you designed yourself, or even use the "floating" ad with any URL without the need to modify the website code.
  • Building your list is still the most effective way of using traffic exchange credits. I personally use TrafficWave for this purpose; in addition to the excellent email marketing services, they also offer a great affiliate compensation plan thanks to which I get paid every month. Offer a free ebook or other bonus to get more subscribers.
  • Sell your traffic at JoeGeo if you prefer a more direct way of converting your credits to cash. You can set the price yourself starting at $0.10 per 1,000 visitors. Any unsold traffic will be sent to your sites instead. You can also use traffic from a certain country and sell the rest - a great way of getting geotargeted visitors from any TE.