Plugging Into PlugLeap, The Free Traffic Exchange Program

PlugLeap is a free traffic exchange service that helps you site or blog generate more targeted traffic. It does this by running a widget on your site that shows articles that are related to your niche. In exchange, you articles are then shown on other sites in the PlugLeap network.

There are tons of traffic exchange programs on the Internet. What exactly makes PlugLeap different and better than the others? Here are a couple of the strong points of the PlugLeap system:

  • 150% Return Ratio (This means you will receive over 150% of the traffic you send back in the form of highly targetted new visitors)
  • Live Support
  • Detailed Stats (Including the feature to see what sites are sending you traffic)
  • Ability To Block Sites
  • Highly editable widget
  • Support Ticket System
  • RSS Plug Grabber (You enter your RSS feed and the system will create plugs for you automatically, or you can create them manually!)

First and foremost is the Live Support. If you have any difficulties you can use the Live Support feature to contact PlugLeap and get help immediately. As far as I know, PlugLead is the only traffic exchange program to offer live support.

Adding a Plug

A plug is basically a small thumbnail image with a description below that leads to a page on your website. It’s like an ad and as such it’s affected greatly by how appealing it is. The better the image and description, the higher the click through ratio and the more traffic you’ll get.

Adding a plug is simple enough. Just enter the URL of the page on your website, a good title and description, select the categories that the page corresponds to, then add the thumbnail manually from your computer or a link.

Adding The PlugLeap Widget

A widget is a frame you place on your blog that has plugs in it. This is how you trade traffic with other websites. When you sign up to PlugLeap, you add your website and choose what category your website falls under. The reason for this, is so that when you do create your widgets, relative plugs similar to your site are shown. This way, if you run a celebrity website, widgets with cars won’t be shown, but widgets with celebrity related content will.

The widget is highly customizable. You can control everything from title to sizes of the thumbnails and colors. As far as we know, no other traffic trading system can do this.

Checking The Stats

Statistics is also a very important feature and PlugLeap gives you the ability to see where your traffic is coming from, and even allow you to block traffic trading from any website you wish.

Below is a screen shot of the stats system inside of PlugLeap. For testing purposes, I launched a celebrity website with about 10 pages on it. For security reasons, I’ve blurred out the websites that I’m trading with.

I’ve highlighted the trade status of a website to show you that you are able to block trades from whichever site you wish. You have total control of the system. Why would you want to block sites? That’s easy. If you are familiar with Google Analytics, or you are a stats freak, then you know how to monitor your traffic. Below is a screen shot of the Google Analytics stats of the website I used to test the PlugLeap system.

The above image is from “Traffic Sources” within Google Analytics. Once you click widget.plugleap.com, you will be taken to a page where it shows every website sending you traffic. The image below shows what you see after you have clicked it.

Below is an image of the PlugLeap widget live on one of the test sites. The widgets are outlined in blue. Because the widget looks like it’s part of the site’s content, click rate should be higher than the industry average and you should see some good traffic from it, especially if you exchange traffic with sites in the same niche.

A list of websites sending you traffic along with how many visits, pages per visit, average time on site, percentage of new users and bounce rate are shown. This is great because with these stats, you can go back into your PlugLeap account, and block traffic from sites that don’t meet your criteria for great traffic. No other traffic trading system gives you this ability. You could also use this to contact webmasters from sites similar to yours to talk about other things, such as traffic sources, hardlink exchanges or SEO. The possibilites are endless.

PlugLeap is a 100% free to use. Setting up an account is free and approval is automatic. You can get started today and have traffic going to your site within hour of installing the widget.

I’ve spoken to the owners and they told me that within the next couple of months, you will be able to purchase and sell traffic with the service. You can contact PlugLeap by email at [email protected] or chat with them live on AIM: PlugLeap.

Plug Into PlugLeap, The Free Traffic Exchange Program


45 thoughts on “Plugging Into PlugLeap, The Free Traffic Exchange Program”

  1. Hey John,

    Thanks for the comprehensive post about PlugLeap. I’ve never thought of traffic exchange and while this is interesting at this point I don’t think I’ll use it.

    It’s good to know about it though.

    1. Hmm, sounds interesting, kind of like EntreCard only much better…possibly.

      1. Nice to see that now we have contents kind of traffic exchange as well.

        Earlier we were used to this kind of for photos.

        1. design flyer says:

          I think its far more better than exchanging photos..

      2. PPC Ian says:

        Agreed! This seems very similar to EntreCard but potentially better. I’ve never tried something like this, and probably doesn’t make sense for me, but interesting nonetheless.

  2. Keith says:

    Thanks John, added it to the site you built for me!

    1. So you enjoyed John’s hostgator package ?

      1. Ashish Patel says:

        John builds sites for us? or he provides hosting? i’m confused. 🙂

        1. he is into hostgator affiliate program where he is providing his free blog set up service, if you will purchase hosting from his link.

  3. I’m excited to give this service a try. I’m always looking for some legit traffic boost. What are some other traffic exchanges I may want to take a look at?

    1. you can also try photo traffic exchange as well.

      This is certainly beneficial and many people are using it.

  4. Ari says:

    will check this out, Thanks for the info John.

  5. Ah I think I should try this plugin for my niche site. thank you very much John. Awesome plugin!! Thanks for the review!

    1. would love to know your experience with this plugin …

      1. Sure ZK, I’ll let you know when I got the result.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          Me too! I’d be really interested in seeing your results Semmy!

  6. jasmine says:

    i will check it out, thanks for providing the information.

  7. Willy says:

    Great one. couldn’t wait to try…

  8. Plugleap has actually helped me to generate a good amount of traffic. As John said, they’re support is great. I was able to get in touch with someone right away, and this made setting everything up much easier. Good review John!

    1. Could you give an idea on roughly what percentage increase in traffic you have seen seeing as you have used it – don’t want exact figures obviously, but a percentage estimate would be good, thanks.

  9. nicedl says:

    A nice page to increase your site trafic. Thank you John for this intersting information.

  10. design flyer says:

    Well sounds very interesting and I think its worth a try..

  11. John according to you … Who should implement these kind of plugins ?

    1. That’s what I was about to drop in a comment.. Would like to know too.

  12. Kate Kutny says:

    John, Wow this tool looks amazing. I have never used it before. But I definitely will try it out since you recommended it. Do you also use this tool John and how much traffic did it help you get? Thanks again for an awesome post. See you tonight at the Webinar 🙂

  13. Hotdogman says:

    The newest traffic widget- the question is, will it last? So many of these traffic generating widgets have come and gone over the years (remember Blogrush?) that I always take a “wait and see” attitude towards them. Some of these widgets can slow down your site and the benefit, despite the developers’ claims, are negligible. While this sounds theoretically good, I will pass for now. Lets see if the company even exists in months.

  14. fas says:

    Many give back 200% return too.

  15. Jason says:

    This company also owns the adult version, plugrush.com that has been in business over a year, so I highly doubt they are going anywhere anytime soon. This system is by far the most advanced I have seen. The sites like 2leep and mgid suck in comparison because you can’t see where the traffic is coming from and block it, nor do they offer online support. Goodluck getting an email returned within a weeks time. I’m on board.

  16. Justin says:

    I am on my way to check out this new product. Thank you for sharing more useful info.

  17. PPC Ian says:

    Seems interesting! I probably wouldn’t use something like this because of user experience and the fact that it takes up real estate where I could place sponsored ads, but might make sense for a new blog that’s not monetized yet.

    1. Hey Ian,

      I’m not going to use it either but I would like to know how it’ll work out for those here who indicated they will give it a try.

  18. John Kenny says:

    This is a pretty good traffic exchange. Thank for share

  19. Fazal Mayar says:

    Woah thats neat and how much blogs use this plugin?

  20. Al says:

    This is something I will try out.

  21. Allen Walker says:

    Ooh! That looks extremely cool. 🙂

    I will give it a try and see how it goes.

  22. Interesting service. I tried entrecard some time ago, but the results where not what I expected. Maybe this one is up to the challenge.

  23. Alexis says:

    I’ve never used anything like that before but i think i’ll give it a try.
    Thanks John.

  24. I will give it a try for a new site that I have just started – it needs a bit of a traffic boost, but of course I suppose it would be better if it was getting a steady stream of traffic first before setting this up? Or would it work okay with a new site?
    Thanks
    Peter

  25. anitha says:

    does it like link exchange but any one have tried this before please share it

    1. It’s just like a traffic exchange program but it seems to send targeted traffic, which is very interesting.

  26. Thanks for share… but I don’t use it.

  27. Ruth Martin says:

    This program seems to have generated a lot of controversial responses. My first thought was that it sounds like a good idea, but I am quite new, and need to be a bit cautious before I jump into things. I’ve tried some things that I was sorry for later, since I did not take enough time to do research on it before I tried it. I would like to no how other people have used it, and in what niches is it most effective?

  28. Serdar o says:

    i think that’s more specific for bloggers right?
    A business or marketing site would give their rivals traffic, what is not very usefull.
    And how could it be, that you become 180% back when there is only 100 %.
    Did somebody understood what i mean?

  29. anitha says:

    Many is there but choosing the right social media concept is the best

  30. thanks for john i will try it out

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