This section provides general information about our site.
What is this site, and what does it do?
Castle Surf is what is called
a "traffic exchange". A traffic exchange is a site that contains a
list of other websites; our members view this list and look at the individual
What does this Traffic Exchange do for me?
If you are trying to get the attention of webmasters or website promoters,
you have definitely come to the right place. Your site will be
shown to all members who are surfing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are trying to boost your search engine rankings, you are also at
exactly the right place. You may have submitted your site, and tweaked
your keywords, but you are still probably at best 1 of 5,000 or more similar
sites. You need to "stand out" to the search engines, and we can help with
that. Most search engines use the amount of traffic (or hits) to a site to
determine it's importance compared to other similar sites. A traffic
exchange boosts your site's traffic, and gives an 'extra lift' to your listings.
What does it cost?
Castle Surf is free to join. When you join, you get 100 tokens (that's our
in-house "currency"), which entitle you to show a site 100 times, or a banner
500 times, or any combination. You get an additional 100 tokens every
month for free, on the anniversary date of when you joined.
Why would those other webmasters look at my site?
100 tokens is not a lot, and these webmasters want people to see THEIR site.
So, they use our surfing mechanism, which shows all members sites, 1 at a time,
every 30 seconds or so. For every site they view, they receive some tokens
(between 0.75 and 1.8, depending on their membership level).
So, I should expect to surf to get tokens?
Surfing is one way to earn tokens for free. We also give tokens for
promoting our site, and for referring other members. If you really need a
big traffic boost, you can also purchase tokens, which helps keep your site
visible with less effort on your part.
Why should I refer other members?
Well, for more tokens, of course. If you refer someone to us, and they
become a member, you get at least 100 tokens (more if you are a professional
member). Once they become your referral, they're yours for the life of
your account. If that person then refers someone, they get at least 100
tokens, and you get at least 50 tokens. As a free member, you get these
sign up bonuses up to four 'levels' deep. (Professional members get up to
6 levels of sign-ups, and more tokens per sign-up.)
Also, if someone you refer surfs for tokens, you get 3% of their token
earnings added to your account the following Sunday night. (Professional
members can get up to 5%.)
Sounds like there's work involved.
If you want something for 'free', it must be earned. If you want tokens
without surfing, we sell them. If you want referrals without advertising,
we sell them, as well (we call it 'hiring downline members'). We also have
professional memberships, which cost money, but provide you with better surf
ratios, better referral earnings, and more tokens per month.
What's involved in becoming a professional member?
Just sign up as a free member, go to the token shop, and purchase a
membership. We offer 4 levels of professional membership, so you can
select the cost/performance mix that is best for you.
Well, how do I get started with all this?
We suggest reading or bookmarking the FAQ page called 'getting started'.
This page lays out the steps in detail if you're new to traffic exchanges.
If you're more familiar, just go to the 'sign
up/join' page, and put in your information.