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Surfing-USA Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is a Manual Traffic Exchange?

2. Can anyone join Surfing-USA?

3. How do I get started with Surfing-USA?

4. Can I sign up for more than one membership?

5. What benefits does a FREE MEMBER receive?

6. What benefits does a SURFER LEVEL member receive?

7. What benefits does a BIG KAHUNA LEVEL member receive?

8. Do I have to surf a certain amount of sites before I receive traffic?

9. Can I advertise any web page?

10. What happens if I add a website that is not in compliance with your rules?

11. Can I use a Rotator to manage my different websites?

12. Do you allow Pop-Ups to be displayed with my web page?

13. How many visitors will I get to my website if I visit 100 member websites?

14. How many websites can I list on Surfing-USA?

15. How do I add my sites to your traffic exchange?

16. What happens if I run out of credits?

17. What is the 'Report Site' link for?

18. How do I cancel my account?

19. Does Surfing-USA have a referral program?

20. How do I request a commission?

21. How long will it take to receive my commission once I request it?

22. Where is my verification email?

23. Why can't I login?

24. I am unable to surf, why?

25. Why is my Account Suspended?

26. Why would I pay to advertise when it's free?

27. Can I pay people to view sites for me?

28. Can I approve my own websites?

29. What is the cost to become an upgraded member?



1. What is a Manual Traffic Exchange?

A manual traffic exchange lets you earn credits by viewing other members websites and advertisements, and you exchange those credits for "site views" so other members will see your ads. This is a great way for website owners, small business owners, and opportunity seekers to generate traffic to their websites without spending money for advertising.

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2. Can anyone join Surfing-USA?

Yes, anyone can join. The only requirement is that you agree to the terms of service and verify your e-mail address during the registration process.

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3. How do I get started with Surfing-USA?

Join as a free member or purchase a membership upgrade package. Your membership entitles you to all the current and future benefits and privileges. You will receive an "activation" e-mail to verify your account soon after you register.

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4. Can I sign up for more than one membership?

No. Only one membership per person per IP address is allowed. Signing up for more than one membership will get your accounts canceled, and you will lose all credits and any accrued downlines.

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5. What benefits does a FREE MEMBER receive?

A free member receives 100 site credits after verifying their e-mail address. You can display 10 different URLs and will earn 10% commissions on your direct referrals that upgrade or purchase credits. Your surfbar will have a 10 second timer and you will surf at a 3:1 ratio, meaning that you earn 1 credit for every 3 pages that you view. You are permitted to use a URL rotator on our site and you will also earn bonus credits when your referrals upgrade or purchase credits.

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6. What benefits does a SURFER LEVEL member receive?

A member receives 400 site credits when they upgrade to our SURFER LEVEL. You can display 50 different URLs and will earn 20% commissions on your referrals that upgrade or purchase credits. You use an 8 second timer and surf at a 2:1 ratio, meaning that you earn 50 credits for viewing 100 pages. You can use a URL rotator on our site and you will also earn bonus credits when your referrals upgrade or purchase credits.

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7. What benefits does a BIG KAHUNA LEVEL member receive?

A BIG KAHUNA LEVEL member receives 1000 site credits each month when they renew their membership. You can display unlimited URLs and banners and will earn 40% commissions on your referrals that upgrade or purchase credits. You use an 8 second timer and surf at a 1:1 ratio, meaning that you earn 100 credits for viewing 100 pages. You can use a URL rotator on our site and you will also earn bonus credits when your referrals upgrade or purchase credits.

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8. Do I have to surf a certain amount of sites before I receive traffic?

No! Your web pages will be added to the rotation right away. Remember, traffic exchanges are driven by the members, so we hope that you will actively participate by surfing regularly with the other members soon after joining.

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9. Can I advertise any web page?

There are some basic guidelines you must abide by. Please read our Terms of Service page for the details of what types of sites are not allowed.

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10. What happens if I add a website that is not in compliance with your rules?

If your sites do not conform to the rules, not only will your websites be removed, your account may be suspended. Please make sure you check your URLs before you add them. Our state of the art Site Checker System filters out most disallowed sites automatically, but it is your responsibility to only submit sites that conform to our guidelines.

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11. Can I use a Rotator to manage my different websites?

We do allow rotators and we recommend that our members use the free rotator we provide you or the one provided by TE Toolbox.

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12. Do you allow Pop-Ups to be displayed with my web page?

Pop Ups are not allowed. Please do not promote a rotator that contains any pages with a pop-up ad.

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13. How many visitors will I get to my website if I visit 100 member websites?

That depends on your membership level. Free members receive a 3:1 surf ratio, while SURFER members enjoy a 2:1 visitor ratio, and BIG KAHUNA members get a 1:1 ratio. We also use a "Dynamic Surfing" feature that automatically increases your surf ratio as you surf. The more pages you surf in a day, the more "credits per click" you will receive.

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14. How many websites can I list on Surfing-USA?

You can list up to 10 sites as a free member, 50 sites as a SURFER member, and BIG KAHUNA members can list an unlimited number of URLs.

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15. How do I add my sites to your traffic exchange?

Simply go to the "Sites" tab on your member page, insert your website URL information in the box and click the "Add" button. Our Site Checker System will verify that your site conforms to our guidelines.

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16. What happens if I run out of credits?

Once you run out of credits your page will no longer be displayed. You can continue to earn more credits for free (by surfing for them), or you can purchase additional credits from us for a very low cost.

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17. What is the 'Report Site' link for?

This link is in place to help us keep Surfing-USA as one of the best Traffic Exchanges online. You use this link to report any websites that you view while surfing that might violate our Terms and Conditions or to notify us if a site is having problems.

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18. How do I cancel my account?

Please contact our Support department and request that you account be canceled. It will be taken care of promptly. You will lose any credits that were in your account. You may also cancel your account directly from your Profile page.

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19. Does Surfing-USA have a referral program?

Yes. You earn bonus credits from 2 levels of referrals and you earn commissions from your direct referrals. Credits are earned from the surfing activity of your downline, and commissions are earned when your first level referrals make purchases. Promotional materials are provided for you in the Affiliate Toolbox.

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20. How do I request a commission?

Commissions will automatically be paid once you have earned a minimum of $10. Commissions will typically be paid within 72 hours.

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21. How long will it take to receive my commission once I request it?

You can expect to receive your commission within 72 hours or less.

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22. Where is my verification email?

Please check your bulk email folder or spam folder first. We suggest to do business on the Internet that you get a free Gmail account.

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23. Why can't I login?

Several reasons could apply here. Have you received and verified your email address? Does your account show suspended? If so and you do not know why, please contact us.

Usernames and passwords are case sensitive, make sure your caps lock is not on. If you do not remember your username or password, request the info be sent to you, the link is on the login page.

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24. I am unable to surf, why?

This can be caused by several different reasons. Number 1 reason is, you have not entered a site url in your account or set your "Auto Assign" levels. The system requires at least one site be entered in order to surf.

Is your browser setup or anti-virus software blocking our domain?

If none of the above apply, try cleaning your browser temp files and cookies. After cleaning, close your browser and restart.

If the above does not solve your issue, please use the contact link and give us the details about your problem.

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25. Why is my Account Suspended?

There can be several reasons. Number one issue is emails bouncing back to our server. If you have not been receiving regular updates this could be the issue. Contact us with a valid email address to add to your account for re-activation.
If you have been using cheat software to surf, or have entered sites deliberately that break the terms of service or offend or could cause damage to other members, your account will not be re-opened.

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26. Why would I pay to advertise when it's free?

Upgraded members receive bonus credits, a faster surfbar timer, higher commissions, random referrals, and many more great bonuses. Some people just don't have the time to surf, so purchasing our low cost credits is a great way to advertise your splash pages and affiliate programs for a very low cost.

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27. Can I pay people to view sites for me?

Absolutely not. Surfing-USA operates on the principle that you are actively viewing other member's sites. You can pick up a lot of marketing tips and find some great resources by viewing our member's sites. If you are found to be using friends, family, or employees to view sites your membership will be cancelled.

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28. Can I approve my own websites?

Yes. Our Site Checker System helps you get your sites listed immediately as long as they pass the test. We randomly verify your sites from time to time to assure our members that all sites comply with our terms of service. We do recommend that you run anti-virus software at all times while using the Internet.

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29. What is the cost to become an upgraded member?

The Surfer level upgrade costs $3.95 per month and the Big Kahuna level is $7.95 per month. We also offer Quarterly and Annual upgrade packages at a much lower cost. We currently accept PayPal, but will be adding additional payment options shortly.

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