Trade Expert 3.x
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Trade Expert 3.x
Menu: Overview / Add trade / Add trade
To add a single trade to your site, open “Add trade” pop-up window: navigate to the “Overview”, click on the “Add trade” button and select
Add trade from the drop down menu. Check out our Add single trade tutorial.
Nine accordions in the “Add trade” window allow you to fully customize settings for new trades.
Most of the settings can be preconfigured in the Default values window.
The only mandatory input in “Basic” accordion is the
Return URL of your new trade, which is provided by your trade partner. Other input fields are optional, but can be useful with advanced features of TE3:
|1.||Return URL||URL where return traffic will be sent to.|
|2.||Site name||can be displayed in your toplists.|
|3.||Nickname||site owner's nickname.|
|4.||ICQ||site owner's ICQ number.|
|5.||trade partner's e-mail address.|
|6.||Password||allows site owner to check the statistics for their domain through Trade sign-up page.|
Advanced settings are usually set by default, but you can also customize them for single trades.
|1.||New trade approved||trades added through the sign-up page will appear as “new trades” in the “Overview” menu by default. You should easily spot the icon next to the domain name for trades that haven't been approved yet. Unapproved trades must reach “start raw” and “start clicks” parameters before they will get any traffic in return.|
|2.||Start raw||number of incoming “raw” hits new trade must send you, before you start returning traffic.|
|3.||Start clicks||number of “clicks” new trade must send you, before you start returning traffic.|
|4.||Thumb grabber|| you can
|5.||Alternative thumb grabber URL||enter alternative thumb grabber URL.|
|6.||Ratio||ratios are relative to each other. You can give trade advantage or disadvantage over other trades. Read more about ratios here.|
|7.||Push to size|| you can specify trade volume (incoming raw hits) you want to reach for this trade using
|9.||Active / Inactive|| you can set trade status as
|10.||Skim|| is set to “default skim” by default. You can set “internal skim” for individual trades or system trades (any or all) and it will outpower “default skim” for those trades. If you set “external skim” (
|11.||Note||optionally enter a note about the respective trade.|
|12.||Algorithm||there are seven algorithms to choose from. You will find detailed descriptions for each algorithm here.|
|13.||Color||selected color will appear as the background color in the “domain” cell for the respective trade in the “overview” stats table, so you can easily spot specific trades you want to keep an eye on.|
|14.||Include in toplist||if this option is checked, the respective trade has a chance to be listed in a toplist. if it is NOT checked, this trade will never get listed in a toplist, even if it deserves to be.|
|15.||External feature||this feature prevents cycling surfers between the same sites over and over again by adding “visited domains” parameter at the end of the outgoing link using GET method. Read more about “External feature” here.|
Send (force) specified amount of traffic to individual trades based on the “force conditions set”. For both force types,
Per hour, you can choose between
Forces are essential for effective traffic trading. You can use them to start-up new trades and to keep the existing trades stable. However, they are an advanced feature and you should read all about them, before applying any changes!
This is an advanced feature, useful only for webmasters with very specific requirements. Capping can have a huge impact on the outgoing traffic distribution and if not set properly, traffic on your site could decrease. You should only enable capping (any type), if you have a very good reason for that.
Capping accordion allows you to set up to 6 capping types (conditions) for each individual trade. All capping types (except Max prod) are disabled by default.
Read more about it here.
Select domain or multiple domains for which you would like to exclude trade (CTRL + left mouse click to select / deselect).
If you are using niches and you would like to have an option to select them in the “new trade” window, you have to enable that option in the Default values window. Go to the “Preselected niches” accordion and turn the “Status” button to
To assign new trade to preferred niches, select them from the list of your niches (use CTRL + left mouse click to select / deselect preferred niches).
Click icon once to add a single image or multiple times to add multiple. Enter
Image URL, optionally you can enter a
Group. You can learn more about toplist images here.
You can also add a “Description” (even multiple) for each trade.
|1.||Description||enter your description. You can also edit existing descriptions directly in the “Descriptions” column.|
|2.||Group||group toplist descriptions.|
|3.||Add record||click icon once to add a single “Description” or multiple times to add multiple.|
|4.||Delete record|| click icon for each description you would like to delete. Descriptions are NOT instantly deleted from the database. You have to click
You can learn more about toplist descriptions here.
Network sync function allows you to add this trade to the other sites in your network. To proceed, select sites from the multiple select box.