Banner Exchange questions
This section provides answers to questions about our banner exchange
What is a Banner Exchange, and how is that different from a Traffic
A Banner Exchange provides a way for you to promote your sites OUTSIDE of
the Traffic Exchange. A traffic exchange revolves around other members
surfing, while a banner exchange revolves around the member's sites.
To members who run their own websites, a banner exchange represents
another way to earn xs-credits. Put our banner exchange script on one or
more pages of your website, and you will receive xs-credits every time the
banner is displayed. The short-description of the code to place is in
the "Important Links" box on the Promote us page (Opens in new window/tab). We will provide a more detailed example
To members who want to promote their banners as widely as possible, a
banner exchange represents a whole new set of 'eyeballs' for your banner.
The cost is the same: 0.25 XS-Credits per impression. But now you're
showing banners, not just to other members, but to other members' website
visitors. You can take your advertising to a whole new level.
What do I earn with the Banner Exchange?
You earn 0.1 XS-Credits per impression of a standard banner (468x60),
or 0.16 XS-Credits per impression of a 'wide banner' (642x60).
The extra width puts a reference to our exchange on the left edge of the banner.
Here's the best part: the image link uses YOUR REFERRAL ID, so you can make
even more if they click through to us.
Note: If you have 'emails from upline' enabled, you get the same 0.035 multiplier bonus
on the exchange that you get from surfing, so banners can earn you even more XS-Credits per exposure.
Can I show banners on my site without showing my own banners?
Yes. On the Members/Your Info page 'Preferences Box', change the 'self-viewing option' to 'no', and your own
banners will not run on your site.
Am I REQUIRED to show my banners on the exchange?
Absolutely not. In fact, our default when you create a banner is that
it is NOT on the outside exchange.
I've enabled some banners for the exchange, but they are not getting
Check your "Allow Banner Exchange" setting on the
Members/Your Info page 'Preferences Box'.
Setting this to 'yes' will allow banners that are set to Banner-Exchange=Yes
to display. This setting allows you to control all your
exchange-marked banners at one time. For instance, if you had a
site-down, you could switch this to 'no' to prevent displays from happening
until your outage is over.
How do I put the banners on my site?
the banner to appear. It will look something like this:
For a wide banner (642x60):
For a regular banner (468x60):
In either case, replace the '#' with your User ID number. Save the
page and upload it to your website. Every time your page is displayed,
it will pull one of our members' banners, and credit your account
What if I do it wrong?
If there was a problem with your user id, some red text will appear below
the banner area, explaining the problem. When there is a problem, no
xs-credits will change hands.