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So here we go.  The first ever TimTech all playoffs All-Star Team.

The criteria for inclusion on this team is simple.  Those that scored the most got the biggest consideration.  Even more important was nomination by a team member or team leader.  The highest tribute is a nomination from an opponent.

Starting Line Up

These players were all nominated for the honor by their compatriots.

Listed in order of the way they are listed:

Aaron Green, Rob Paris, Linda Mayer, Chauncey Penfold and Evelyn Kramer.  Mona LaSala, Tim Hansen, Scott Rohn and Kathy Dyer.

Bench Players

Ben Frazier, Norbert Laudner, Marian Gurowicz and David McKay.  Tom Rasmussen, Leone Marizano, and Suzanne Howarth.


Maya van Doorn, Mihai Razuan Stotica, and Debra Chism.  Winter Perkins, Nick Grimshawe, Gary Calvert II, Randy Sult and Barbara Romming.

These are the people that drove an incredible competition that was the first round of the Playoff season.  In honor of their contributions the will receive a special badge specifically for the All Star team and never to be seen again.  Thanks to Bill Gorsci for the badges.

Any disagreements?  I fully expect some.  Please use the comment section to explain to me the error of my ways.

I’m just sayin’


TimTech triple rewards points page

At TimTech we really love our customers so we thought it would be a good idea to dedicate an entire week to them.

From today (July 15) until July 21 it is Customer Appreciation Week at TimTech where you will earn three times the reward points on each and every purchase you make.

It is our way of saying a big thank you to all of our customers – whether you are a long-term customer or if you have only just recently discovered TimTech, we appreciate you all.

TimTech has some of the very best customers in the industry – you only just have to come along to any TELive to see that.

The triple TimTech rewards points lasts for the entire week and applies to any purchase you make with us…no matter how large or so small.

But it does not end there. We have some very special offers lined up for you throughout the week. A new offer every day in fact.

So if you wanted to build up your rewards points balance, then there has never been a better time to do so.

It is Customer Appreciation Week at TimTech and we appreciate you all because you are the best.

Customer Appreciation Week


Jon Olson announces the latest addition to the TimTech team on New Nerd Tuesday at TELive

The Emperor has returned.

Tom Wacker, the former emperor of TimTech, is back.

The news was announced by Jon in today’s “New Nerd Tuesday” edition of TELive.

Tom has been a regular in the TE community for some time now and is well-respected by all, so he makes an ideal new addition to the team.

Tom will be the latest addition to the TimTech support team so if you send in a support ticket it may be that you get a reply from our former emperor.

Here is how the news went down in TELive…

Tom Wacker joins TimTech announced in TELive today

Jon said: “We are delighted to have Tom as part of the team. He knows this industry inside out and has always been a loyal supporter and friend to TimTech.

“Being part of this community is important to all of us at TimTech and so Tom really is an ideal fit and it is a very exciting day for us when we are able to welcome a new nerd to our community.”

One of the first questions we got was whether Tom will now step down from Lucky13.

As far as we are concerned that is totally up to Tom. If he wants to stay with the team then that is fine by us but if he wants to join The OutKasts, the team that can never win, then we are cool with that too.

So welcome on board Tom. It is going to be great.


Sometimes the time is right to do things really big…and this is just one of those times.

Recently we have rewarded our awesome customers for being so awesome so now it is about time we rewarded the awesomeness of our super surfers too.

Each of the TimTech traffic exchanges are unique in their own ways and I am sure everyone has their particular favorite or favorites.

While they are unique they all have many things in common…and today they have one more thing in common that you won’t find anywhere else in the traffic exchange community.

In fact you could search all over the known TE universe and never find the super new, totally awesome sauce, exclusive to TimTech…new Loyalty Reward Badges.

These badges are to reward you our loyal members who surf day in and day out and are the backbone of our community. They come with mega amounts of XP and we can’t wait for you to find them…as many already have.

They are so special that they even come with their own cool splash page…

New TImTech CTP XP Loyalty Badges for TimTech TEs

So there are now 100,000 XP badges at ILoveHits, ThumbVu and StartXchange and our biggest ever XP badge at Sweeva…500,000XP. Yes half a million XP for just one badge.

If you want to get them then you will have to surf more than 1,000 pages in order to do so…that way we reward the people surf the most…and because it will take longer to get through that many pages at Sweeva, that is why the XP is so high there. We wanted to really reward that level of commitment.

Exactly how many pages after 1,000 to find the badges will vary…but they are there and they are being claimed already.

Happy hunting and thank you for being such awesome surfers.

P.S. Special credit to Ole Rasmussen from SurfAholics Alpha who sparked this change. Ole was chatting to Jon and the discussion centered around how we could make the surfing experience better for our most loyal traffic exchange users.

As a result we now have new Loyalty Reward Badges. Thank you Ole.




Jon Olson promo video for Sea Life Hits

It is sad that very often in certain sections of the online community there are a lot of people who are all talk…and very little more than that.

It is easy to say you will do something, but often it is not easy to actually follow through.

Well when Jon announced in TELive recently that he would help promote owners who bought certain promo packages with TimTech he had every intention on following up on that offer.

Sig and Bradley at Sea Life Hits were quick to take up Jon’s offer and yesterday you may have seen the video he put together to coincide with them having the Daily Challenge yesterday. (In fact Sea Life Hits has the Daily Challenge every Thursday this month for all you advance planners out there.

Check out Jon’s video below and if you want to know how you could get Jon do do a video for your promo then send him an email.

TimTechNerds on TwitterNow, should you choose to do so, you can follow TimTech on Twitter.

@TimTechNerds is live and tweeting out every single thing that happens in the land of TimTech the moment it happens.

Well, not quite. I don’t think anyone could actually handle that level of social.

But we are on Twitter and we will be keeping you informed of things you want to know.

So if you want the latest on the commissions paid out at CTP, links to blog posts and a bit of news, gossip and scandal thrown in for good measure then that is the place to be.

We would have done this earlier but we thought that Melvin had more than enough on his plate so until now we had not told him about Twitter.

Can you believe that he didn’t know what a hashtag was until last week?

Well actually he did but he was using them all wrong. However Jon quickly got him up to speed and he is now free to tweet away to his heart’s content.

Feel free to join in the conversation too and also to ask questions and generally make it a two way process…just as social is meant to be.

When Melvin is online he loves to talk. Face-to-face he can be a bit nervous and shy sometimes, but online there is no stopping him from chatting away.


CTP Promos banner image 1

First Some Background…

At TimTech we have made no secret of one of the top ways we capture and retain visitors to our sites…we make the end user experience interesting and fun.

The online business world is all about customer interaction and as business owners we want to maximize those interactions. One of the best ways of doing this is through a process called gamification and we talk about this process quite a lot.

Gamification is simply introducing game-like elements into the business environment so that the overall experience for the end user is better and more enjoyable.

Research has shown that for a site that uses gamification correctly:

* visitors will stay longer

* they will come back more often

* they are more likely to promote your affiliate products

* they are more likely to carry out the actions you want them to do and

* they are more likely to spend more money with you.

Now The Bad News…

Sounds exciting doesn’t it? Well it is but it is not as simple as it may first appear. A lot of owners in the TE community (and many other online communities for that matter) think that they can just bolt on a game to their site and, hey presto, instant gamification here we come!

Just adding random games, or using the wrong combination of game elements can actually have the opposite effect than the one you desire…visitors can disappear, sales can decline and your customers may be less likely to promote your products to others.

Doing gamification badly when you don’t truly understand what it is you are doing and how each individual game element interacts with each other is a recipe for disaster. The simple truth is that bad gamification can be worse than no gamification at all and can really hurt your business.

So what do you do?

Time For The Good News…

Well at TimTech we understand gamification really well. We have not just bolted a few random games onto our products but we have created products with gamification as a core ingredient from the very beginning.

It is one of the reasons why we are where we are today and why our sites have such an enviable record when it comes to key performance indicators such as:

– customer loyalty

– customer retention

– customer interaction

– customer acquisition and

– customer spend

If YOUR numbers look healthy in these key areas then you are well on your way to having a profitable and long-term future online. If not then we are here to help by letting you leveraging our knowledge, our customer base and our business skills.

Why TimTech Promos…?

We now offer more ways for you to leverage our know-how than ever before…because business owners who have teamed up with us in the past tend to say the same thing: “The results were amazing…what else have you got for me to try?”

It is a great feeling because we really want you succeed and to succeed big. When we grow and prosper, this helps the entire industry get healthier and more profitable…and this is good for all of our futures.

We love nothing better when someone comes along and tests the water with one or two promos…sees the results…double checks the results and then comes back to buy a package of three, six or 12 months.

What Promos Does TimTech Offer…?

CTP Experience Points (XP) Giveaways

When we first introduced the idea of experience points into Click Track Profit it was was simply a way for users to “level up” as they gained more experience by using the program.

However since the introduction of CTP Teams these experience points have taken on a life of their own to drive activity both at sites owned by TimTech and for business owners and affiliates outside of TimTech.

It is gaining XP that is the basis for the points awarded for CTP Teams and these points determine the team’s position on the weekly leaderboard.

In addition we found that XP was an amazing incentive for our own promotions and offers. When we began adding bonus XP for products we promoted we found that the results were nothing short of amazing.

Want to build a downline?…then tell people: “Sign up under us and we will give you “x” XP.”

Want to increase conversions?…then tell people: “Take any upgrade and get “xx” more XP.”

Then our customers asked if they too could give away CTP XP so that they could leverage that power to make their own offers to their members more attractive too.

So now you can purchase giveaway XP for any contests, challenges, promotions you may be running. You get the XP and how you give it away is up to you…all you need is the person’s CTP username to make the transfer.

Read these posts about how some of our customers have used the XP Giveaway promo:

More Ways Creative CTP Users Are Sharing XP

Getting Even More Creative With Those XP Giveaways

CTP XP Escapes Into The Wild

That is just a random selection. One user has built an entire program based on giving users XP rewards as an incentive for doing certain tasks and more creative ways of leveraging XP are being found every day.

If you have an idea of how you can leverage XP for your own business or want us to give you ideas on how you can do so then get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

Contact point: Brenda Broyles – brenda@timtech.us or via Skype – brendabroyles

Click here to Giveaway XP

CTP Chat Ads

Want your ad to show in StartXchange, ILoveHits, Sweeva, and ThumbVu chat? Then you need a chat ad! Your ad will show a few times every hour so every member chatting sees your latest promotion.

These adverts really do get seen because people pay attention in the chat areas of our traffic exchanges. We are bringing in hundreds of new members to CTP and to our traffic exchanges every day and many of these members are looking for programs to join and upgrade in.

Just the other day a new arrival to the CTP traffic exchanges asked in chat what Kore4 (our ultimate upgrade offer) was all about and when an existing member explained it to them the new member asked for a referral link and signed up right away.

That is not a one off, by the way, it happens all the time. Obviously you don’t have time to spend chatting all day so let a chat advert do the talking on your behalf.

Again if you need help with the wording, or the kind of offers that appeal to our customers then we will be happy to give you some ideas.

How It Works:

1. You bid for your advert to get seen in StartXchange, ILoveHits, Sweeva, and ThumbVu chat for 24 hours.

2. Bidding is made using CTP Tokens and the highest bidder is the person who gets their ad seen.

3. To make a bid then log into CTP and go here: I Want To Bid For Chat Ads

4. On the page that opens, you will be able to see the last six successful Chat Ads bids (Top Tip: Use this information to get a feel for how many tokens were needed for recent successful bids.)CTP Chat Ads screenshot showing successful bids5. Next you will see six spots where you can bid for one (or more) of the next six days. If there are already bids for these days then they will be shown. Note that the page also tells you when the bidding ends for the next day’s advert.Screenshot showing where you can make a bid for CTP chat ads6. Click “Make Bid” for the day(s) you would like your ad shown and you will see a box which looks like this:CTP Chat Ads box for making a bid

Under “Ad URL” place the link for the URL you want people to visit when they click on your advert.

Under “Ad Text” place the text you would like to appear on your Chat Ad

In the box marked “Bid” you will see that a suggested amount is already filled in. If you are happy with that press the “Bid” button at the bottom of the screen. If you want you can change it to any value you choose, as long as this value is not lower than the minimum bid value shown, before pressing the “Bid” button to submit your bid.

7. If a member outbids you, your tokens will be returned to you and you will be informed that you have been outbid so that you can bid again! Whoever has the highest bid gets the chat ad! It is as simple as that.

Real Life Example:


CTP Chat Ad sparks discussion

In the example above, you can see the Chat Ad on the bottom in blue. The interesting thing is the discussion above…everyone is talking about the advert which has just appeared. So if they are talking about the ad then they are looking at it and if they are looking it then you can be sure that some are also clicking on the link to find out more.

Contact point: Brenda Broyles – brenda@timtech.us or via Skype – brendabroyles

Click here to Bid on Chat Ads

 CTP Member Spotlight

Would you like more than 1,000 of the most active and loyal marketers online to see your site? Then bid on the daily CTP Member Spotlight!

One of the aspects of a well-oiled gamified system is that it encourages members to complete certain tasks that the site owner want them to complete.

At TimTech we want our members to log in to CTP each day and use the site, so we reward people for doing exactly that.

You can just look at the home page of CTP to see the daily stats which show that it is working.

For example this post is being written at 9am Eastern and already:

– 105 new members have joined CTP

– 493 people are online right now and

– 1,056 people have logged in this morning alone!


CTP login data from home page highlighted

If you manage to get the CTP Member Spotlight then your page is the first page that people get to see when they log into CTP for the first time.

Everyone who logs into CTP sees your page first and when they have viewed it then they can click a link to take them directly to CTP.

It works and it works very well, especially if you target your offer or promotion to those offers and promotions that CTP users really like.

Combining a CTP Member Spotlight with an XP Promotion works particularly well for example. See for yourself by logging into CTP every day to get a feel for the type of promotions that other members are using. However if you need any guidance then remember that we are here to help.

How It Works:

This is also determined by the same bidding process as shown above for CTP Chat Ads.

1. You bid for your site (eg your offer, of affiliate splash page, website, opt in form or blog) to get seen in first by CTP members when they log in. The winning Member Spotlight page is shown for a full 24 hours; that is that no matter what time the member logs in during that 24 hour period they will see your page before they can proceed to CTP.

2. Bidding is made using CTP Tokens and the highest bidder is the person who gets their page seen.

3. To make a bid then log into CTP and go here: I Want To Bid For The Member Spotlight

4. On the page that opens, you will be able to see the last six successful Member Spotlight bids (Top Tip: Use this information to get a feel for how many tokens were needed for recent successful bids.)Splashpage showing successful CTP Member Spotlight bidders

5. Next you will see six spots where you can bid for one (or more) of the next six days. If there are already bids for these days then they will be shown. Note that the page also tells you when the bidding ends for the next day’s advert.Splashpage showing CTP Member Spotlight bidding area

6. Click “Make Bid” for the day(s) you would like your ad shown and you will see a box which looks like this:Make A Bid box for CTP Member Spotlight

Under “Site” place the link for the URL you want people to visit when they click on your advert.

In the box marked “Bid” you will see that a suggested amount is already filled in. If you are happy with that press the blue “Bid” button at the bottom or if you want, you can change it to any value you choose, before pressing the “Bid” button.

7. If a member outbids you, your tokens will be returned to you and you will be informed that you have been outbid so that you can bid again! Whoever has the highest bid gets the Member Spotlight! It is as simple as that.

Contact point: Brenda Broyles – brenda@timtech.us or via Skype – brendabroyles

Click here to Bid on the Member Spotlight

CTP Badges

CTP badges

Want to give away CTP Badges? Whether you are a traffic exchange or a safelist owner and want to give them out daily after a certain number of views, or you just want a badge you can give to friends, we have options for you.

Badges are yet another key part of the “fun” element within CTP. People love to collect our badges and there is a phenomenal demand for them. In fact, badges are so popular that many members have had their own custom CTP badges made so they can use them in their own online advertising promotions.

Our users compete to be King of the Badge, Pioneer of the Badge and to control the badge for their CTP Team…don’t worry if any of this does not mean a lot to  you. Just be assured that it means a lot of people are actively looking for CTP badges…and they could be looking for your badges too.

Traffic exchange owners report that having CTP badges in their programs can lead to more subscribers, more activity, increased sales and higher levels of member upgrades.

But you don’t have to be a program owner to benefit from CTP badges. People have used them to help drive traffic to their blogs, to build lists, to take part in promos and much more.

You can buy a single one off badge, a set of badges, badges that people can collect every day, badges that come with CTP XP when they are claimed and badges linked to our Golden Egg of XP.

In fact badges are one of the most powerful elements of our gamified experience…not only do they work brilliantly for us but they work brilliantly for our members too.

Once again we are happy to talk you through the whole process so you can find out how CTP Badges could work for you and answer any questions you might have.

Contact point: Brenda Broyles – brenda@timtech.us or via Skype – brendabroyles

Click here to Order Badges

Vault & Key Promos

Keys for the CTP Vault and Keys game

Do you want to partner up with one of our traffic exchanges in a super-cool and super-popular promo?

Well the good news is that you can. It is another gamified element within TimTech traffic exchanges which you can leverage to bring increased traffic and new members to your site.

In the beginning the Vault & Keys Promo was strictly in house only. It worked by allowing our members to collect keys as they surfed with the keys being used to unlock special vaults where prizes were stored. Each time a vault is opened the member wins a prize and they can open as many vaults as they wish each day.

This proved so popular that other traffic exchange owners bombarded us with requests to let them play too…so we said yes.

With a special Vault & Key package your site is displayed prominently on the front page of CTP and with this game being especially popular with CTP Teams players, it continues to be one of our most popular promos.

Be sure to tell your members when you have a Vault & Key promo with us and also be prepared for a flood of new traffic too.

Once again, contact us for advice on how to leverage the Vault & Key promo to the max. We will be only too happy to help.

You have seen the keys, so just to be complete, this is what one of our two vaults looks like. We have a gold and a silver vault; this is the silver one.

CTP Vault & Keys Game - The Silver Vault

Vault & Keys Promos are offered on a “first come first served” basis and you can see the dates we have currently available by clicking the link below.

If you want to schedule a lot of Vault & Key promos in advance then come and talk to us about that too and we would be happy to sort out an awesome deal for you.

Contact point: Brenda Broyles – brenda@timtech.us or via Skype – brendabroyles

View available Promo Days

 Subgame Promo

CTP Sub Game Promo

The Subgame Promo is similar to the Vault & Keys Promo above and is a proven way to get tons of awesome sauce people surfing your traffic exchange all day long.

Once again our Subgame Promo partners get front page billing on CTP for the entire day of the promo and here we can have four partners each day. The idea is that surfers to your traffic exchange will collect mines – a different color mine at each exchange.

When they collect all four then they get to play the game which is played by continually clicking on game squares until the red mine is hit and the game ends…until next time.

It is a very simple game but very popular indeed.

Contact point: Brenda Broyles – brenda@timtech.us or via Skype – brendabroyles

View available Promo Days

CTP Daily Challenge

Daily Challenges are another fun element within TimTech and CTP…there really is a pattern here and we stick to it because it works well.

These special promos are for traffic exchange owners who already have incremental surf badges up and running. These are badges which are typically earned for surfing 50, 100, 250 pages etc and they can be claimed by members once a day.

The Daily Challenge is a promotion which also allows you get your site featured on the front page of CTP.

CTP Daily Challenge location on the CTP teams page

It is very popular with members of CTP Teams because by doing the tasks required by the Challenge they win increasing amounts of XP for their team.

Currently many teams have a policy of always completing the Daily Challenge before they do anything else in order to ensure they get as much XP as possible to improve their team rankings.

The Daily Challenge cannot be booked online and can only be scheduled by contacting Brenda directly who will also give you any further information you need to know about it.

Contact point: Brenda Broyles – brenda@timtech.us or via Skype – brendabroyles

Training Steps

CTP Training Steps screenshot

One of the things that is easy to overlook is that CTP is actually a training program for people who are new to the traffic exchange industry and new to setting up in business for themselves online.

Also it is a training program with a proven track record and one that really works. We have seen people come from no experience online to being successful program owners and successful affiliates.

People who thought they could never make even a single dollar online are now earning money week in and week out with CTP and TimTech.

Training covers areas including traffic exchanges, list building, tracking, use of video and business skills.

From time to time there programs are added and removed from CTP so that the training always remains relevant and fresh.

If you want your program inside one of our training steps? Contact Jon! He decides which programs stay and which programs go.


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So I made it back to Justin’s house the other day…well kind of anyway.

Tim and Larry turned up at Justin’s place for a business meeting and I made a guest appearance by webcam.

Look here I am in a picture that Tim tweeted out yesterday:

That is me in Justin’s super reclining massage chair…it is like the first class seat of an airline except with more buttons to press and much more functions.

However do you want to know the real irony about all this? Well when I actually was at Justin’s house in November I didn’t once take the opportunity to try out his chair!


Jon Olson reviews 2014 te community in HEN

Jon Olson has ended the year in his customary way by reviewing 2014 from the point of view of the traffic exchange community.

He points out that traffic exchanges have been delivering traffic, in one form or another, since the late 90s, and while some love them and others hate them, they show no signs of going away.

In his blog post Jon paid tribute to the traffic exchange community, members of CTP Teams and the audience which still flocks to TELive every day.

Speaking of CTP Teams he wrote: “…the awesome sauce people that make up CTP Teams. Seeing and working with these folks each and every day this year made me so confident in the future of traffic exchanges.”

He singled out Lords of Lothar as the best new traffic exchange of the year and named Kore4 as his favorite product of the year with Landing Page Monkey coming a close second.

The Legacy Hits team was named as traffic exchange owners of the year for their dedication, constant promotion and for the way they look after their members.

Looking ahead to 2015 Jon wrote: “…2014 has opened my eyes to the crazy industry that we all love so much. We’re still here. We are still growing. We are still delivering the hits. Let’s make 2015 the best year and continue to show the world how powerful the traffic exchange can be!”

Further reading: Hit Exchange News – The Annual Year In Review For 2014

Justin Ledvina on TELive 270814

Justin has never made any secret of the fact that he is not a huge fan of the name ‘TimTech.’

He thinks it sounds too old fashioned, gives the wrong impression of what the business is all about and is too ‘Tim’ centric.

In TELive on Wednesday, he said he would prefer something more modern, trendy and which encompassed what TimTech was all about.

He was just about to say something even more awesome and epic, or at least he looked like he was about to say something awesome and epic. However his feed was suddenly cut off by Spreecast’s Dastardly Demon of Vengeful Spitefulness, so we will never get to know what he would have said.

However you could give your views on what you would rename TimTech if you were in charge.

I have a feeling that the name TimTech is here to stay but it would be interesting to find out what alternate names you guys and girls come up with.

P.S. Sorry for that pixelated screenshot, I didn’t notice it at the time. It looks like Spreecast’s Dastardly Demon of Vengeful Spitefulness was actually trying to get Jon when this picture was captured.