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The Top 5 Freebie Trading Forums Revisited

Wow guys, since I've posted the last Top 5 List of Freebie Trading Forums, A LOT has changed. This is a very exciting thing for me as a new Forum owner. If you remember from the previous post, I ranked these forums solely based on Alexa Rankings. It's VERY important to note that this is not the only indication as to how successful a freebie trading forum is, but it is a measure of how much traffic the forum is getting.

To give a brief explanation of what Alexa rankings mean, Alexa is a company that is known for its statistics-gathering toolbar. This toolbar is used to collect data from websites all over the internet and stores them on its website providing a web traffic report. If a site has an Alexa Ranking of 1, that means it is the most frequently visited site according to the data that Alexa collects. F.Y.I, the site with an Alexa of 1 is Google, with Yahoo at a close 2nd.

So according to Alexa, here are the current Rankings:

  • The Free Lunch Room (alexa - 30,456)
  • Anything 4 Free (alexa - 43,671)
  • Cali Style 101 (alexa - 148,501)
  • The Freebie Exchange (alexa - 156,776)
  • Net Income Solutions (alexa - 227,008)
  • Now here's why it's so exciting for me. As you know, I'm the new owner of Cali Style 101. Since we relaunched this month, traffic has increased significantly. We are working on a bunch of things behind the scenes right now that we believe will eventually take us to number one. Just think, a few weeks ago, we were at number 5. Where will we be by the end of the summer? AND, if you look at the traffic rankings for the last 7 days, you will see that CaliStyle101 is at 71,652.

    What is surprising to me is how quickly Net Income Solutions is dropping in rank. With their endorsement by Project Payday, I would've thought they would be increasing in rank faster than everyone else. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, and I won't go into why I think it's going that way.

    We have some great things in store for Cali Style 101, so stay tuned.

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    • Linda McFadden

      You are to be congratulated for what you have accomplished in such a short time, Leslie. I look forward to learning about the great plans you have in store for CaliStyle101.

    • CouldBFree

      WOW! Congratualtions on moving up the list so rapidly Leslie. With the new intern program starting soon I am willing to bet that we will be able to virtually feel CaliStyle101 crush the other forums in no time flat!

    • Mitch

      Very nice job! It is exciting to see traffic increasing here. Hopefully by the end of summer CS101 will work its way up even further!

    • Boeingnick

      Calistyle 101 is an AWESOME freebie forum! The community is so helpful and will answer any questions you may have. Leslie has done such a wonderful job at the forum and it gets better every day. The activity and traffic at Calistyle has improved so much since Leslie became the owner. Come join Calistyle 101!

    • jade12188

      Calistlye has done a complete 180 from where it was when i first saw it... it was so dead at that point that i didnt bother to sign up... Since thefreebieguy has taken over Calistlye101 the forum looks great... I am patiently waitting to see what the future holds for Cali as well as other forums, but right now I see Cali is on the rise for sure.. Thank you for your efforts, Leslie!!!

    • Linda McFadden

      You are to be congratulated for what you have accomplished in such a short time, Leslie. I look forward to learning about the great plans you have in store for CaliStyle101.

    • http://makingmoneyquick.net/blog Onna

      Leslie-I have been watching those Alexa rankings go up too!! Each day I see that number going up (or should I say down-but I think you know what I mean!) I am not surprised at all that it is moving so fast with you and Chris at the helm!

      The community and set up at calistyle is terrific and I am certain it will be number 1 soon! I have been active at most of the forums out there and have not enjoyed any nearly as much as calistyle!

      Here's to number one!

      Onnas last blog post..Making Money Quick Training

    • http://makingmoneyquick.net/blog Onna

      Leslie-I have been watching those Alexa rankings go up too!! Each day I see that number going up (or should I say down-but I think you know what I mean!) I am not surprised at all that it is moving so fast with you and Chris at the helm!

      The community and set up at calistyle is terrific and I am certain it will be number 1 soon! I have been active at most of the forums out there and have not enjoyed any nearly as much as calistyle!

      Here's to number one!

      Onnas last blog post..Making Money Quick Training

    • Pratapa

      Calistyle101 will be on the top soon with the massive team work! Way to go.......

    • Angelina54

      Calistyle is the best forum on the internet. I have checked all the freebie forums and nothing compares to Calistyle101. Everyone is helpful and friendly. Everyone in the forum is interested in you and in your success. They will show you step by step how to make money in the freebie trading world. You can't help but be successful. I made money the very first day and I continue to make money.

      Thank you Calistyle101 Keep up the good work!!!!

    • Angelina54

      Calistyle is the best forum on the internet. I have checked all the freebie forums and nothing compares to Calistyle101. Everyone is helpful and friendly. Everyone in the forum is interested in you and in your success. They will show you step by step how to make money in the freebie trading world. You can't help but be successful. I made money the very first day and I continue to make money.

      Thank you Calistyle101 Keep up the good work!!!!

    • Chaz

      Congrats on the high ranking Leslie, I have no doubt its because of your dedication to the freebie industry that you have given CaliStyle the power it needs to contend with other established forums. I'm still working on getting a higher TR there.

    • Chaz

      Congrats on the high ranking Leslie, I have no doubt its because of your dedication to the freebie industry that you have given CaliStyle the power it needs to contend with other established forums. I'm still working on getting a higher TR there.

    • CouldBFree

      WOW! Congratualtions on moving up the list so rapidly Leslie. With the new intern program starting soon I am willing to bet that we will be able to virtually feel CaliStyle101 crush the other forums in no time flat!

    • Mitch

      Very nice job! It is exciting to see traffic increasing here. Hopefully by the end of summer CS101 will work its way up even further!

    • Boeingnick

      Calistyle 101 is an AWESOME freebie forum! The community is so helpful and will answer any questions you may have. Leslie has done such a wonderful job at the forum and it gets better every day. The activity and traffic at Calistyle has improved so much since Leslie became the owner. Come join Calistyle 101!

    • greengirl

      Calistyle was suggested to me strongly by a current trader there to sign up and see for myself what this forum is all about. I'm glad I did and I plan to stick around and be a part of all the changes and upgrades and "traffic" that wil undoubtedly be coming in as you grow.
      Go "Green" Calistyle!!

    • jade12188

      Calistlye has done a complete 180 from where it was when i first saw it... it was so dead at that point that i didnt bother to sign up... Since thefreebieguy has taken over Calistlye101 the forum looks great... I am patiently waitting to see what the future holds for Cali as well as other forums, but right now I see Cali is on the rise for sure.. Thank you for your efforts, Leslie!!!

    • Pratapa

      Calistyle101 will be on the top soon with the massive team work! Way to go.......

    • Brenon

      It's so exciting to see the change in traffic at CaliStyle. As soon as I signed up I knew the forum would eventually be huge, and I'm so glad to be a part of it! The forum looks great, and it's definitely on its way to the top!

    • Brenon

      It's so exciting to see the change in traffic at CaliStyle. As soon as I signed up I knew the forum would eventually be huge, and I'm so glad to be a part of it! The forum looks great, and it's definitely on its way to the top!

    • greengirl

      Calistyle was suggested to me strongly by a current trader there to sign up and see for myself what this forum is all about. I'm glad I did and I plan to stick around and be a part of all the changes and upgrades and "traffic" that wil undoubtedly be coming in as you grow.
      Go "Green" Calistyle!!

    • Ludwig08

      Hey Leslie....I think it amazing that you have owned Calistyle for such a short time and are climbing the ranks like wildfire. I know I have enjoyed spending time there. Lots of great people and lots of help if it is needed. Keep up the good work.

    • http://www.sunrisedata1.net/ Suzanne aka Sunrisedata

      Congratulations Leslie & Chris, Although I see this as not much of a surprise, watching both of you over the last 9 months with your passion, drive and knowledge, this partnership can only bring good things to freebie trading and Calistyle101 and I am honored to be part of this fantastic community.

    • http://www.sunrisedata1.net Suzanne aka Sunrisedata

      Congratulations Leslie & Chris, Although I see this as not much of a surprise, watching both of you over the last 9 months with your passion, drive and knowledge, this partnership can only bring good things to freebie trading and Calistyle101 and I am honored to be part of this fantastic community.

    • kse2008

      congrats to both of you. You and Chris are doing big things with this forum and i cant wait to see what else you have in store for us. I have no doubt that at some point in the near future we, CS101, will be at the top of that list. keep up the good work.

    • Larry

      Congratulations, Leslie and Chris. The Freebie Guy has been a great teacher and mentor. Now you have taken over a freebie forum and used your usual dedication and passion. It is no surprise that Calistyle101 is moving rapidly toward the number one position for freebie forums. With the new internship program and other ideas you have planned, I think this forum will move to become the first place forum in a very short time. Passion is catching!!!

    • Ludwig08

      Hey Leslie....I think it amazing that you have owned Calistyle for such a short time and are climbing the ranks like wildfire. I know I have enjoyed spending time there. Lots of great people and lots of help if it is needed. Keep up the good work.

    • kse2008

      congrats to both of you. You and Chris are doing big things with this forum and i cant wait to see what else you have in store for us. I have no doubt that at some point in the near future we, CS101, will be at the top of that list. keep up the good work.

    • Lauryn99

      Hey, this is AWESOME to hear. Wooo, it gives me goosebumps. I am and am NOT surprised at NIS. I think people are figuring it out that it's next to impossible to make money there and the whole concept of this forum is just greedy to me. I am looking forward to things to come!

    • Lauryn99

      Hey, this is AWESOME to hear. Wooo, it gives me goosebumps. I am and am NOT surprised at NIS. I think people are figuring it out that it's next to impossible to make money there and the whole concept of this forum is just greedy to me. I am looking forward to things to come!

    • Larry

      Congratulations, Leslie and Chris. The Freebie Guy has been a great teacher and mentor. Now you have taken over a freebie forum and used your usual dedication and passion. It is no surprise that Calistyle101 is moving rapidly toward the number one position for freebie forums. With the new internship program and other ideas you have planned, I think this forum will move to become the first place forum in a very short time. Passion is catching!!!

    • naturalscentsuals

      Woohoo - that is AWESOME! You are doing an awesome job with Calistyle101 and we all appreciate you and your hard work!

    • big6n4

      I havent checked Alexa lately but i see things are about what i have figured.Im glad to be getting in on this with you Leslie i hope Calistyle will rise to the top it looks like the things are in place to make that happen and with you taking over it shouldnt take long with your reputation in the freebies world.I am a member of all the top 5 forums but 1 and you mentioned its the 1 that is slowly going downhill and fast im not here to bad mouth or anything but im sure what you think and what i think about this forum are gonna be along the same lines.I just want to add out of those top 5 forums im gonna have to say that Calistyle should be the easiest place for a brand new trader to start and i dont say this because im a member now i say it because from what i see it really is the truth.Of course anyone who knows me knows FLR is my home but since joining Calistyle i see a few things there that FLR needs to step up to the plate and do.I love the video tutorials on calistyle and the point in the right direction they have for new people to trading. Some forums have so many subforums and mumbo jumbo it confuses some to where they dont know what to do or reads something that scares them off.To any new trader if you do read of a bad experience anywhere just take into consideration that is a unique event dont let it scare you away you can ask around there are hundreds of traders that have never had any problems whatsoever.In closing i want to say GOOD LUCK Leslie with your forum and HAPPY TRADING to everyone even the new people come check it out if you havent already this is the easiest way i think you could possibly make money online and you will find the freebie world has a community of people willing to help in anyway possible to make your start go as smoothly as possible.

    • naturalscentsuals

      Woohoo - that is AWESOME! You are doing an awesome job with Calistyle101 and we all appreciate you and your hard work!

    • big6n4

      I havent checked Alexa lately but i see things are about what i have figured.Im glad to be getting in on this with you Leslie i hope Calistyle will rise to the top it looks like the things are in place to make that happen and with you taking over it shouldnt take long with your reputation in the freebies world.I am a member of all the top 5 forums but 1 and you mentioned its the 1 that is slowly going downhill and fast im not here to bad mouth or anything but im sure what you think and what i think about this forum are gonna be along the same lines.I just want to add out of those top 5 forums im gonna have to say that Calistyle should be the easiest place for a brand new trader to start and i dont say this because im a member now i say it because from what i see it really is the truth.Of course anyone who knows me knows FLR is my home but since joining Calistyle i see a few things there that FLR needs to step up to the plate and do.I love the video tutorials on calistyle and the point in the right direction they have for new people to trading. Some forums have so many subforums and mumbo jumbo it confuses some to where they dont know what to do or reads something that scares them off.To any new trader if you do read of a bad experience anywhere just take into consideration that is a unique event dont let it scare you away you can ask around there are hundreds of traders that have never had any problems whatsoever.In closing i want to say GOOD LUCK Leslie with your forum and HAPPY TRADING to everyone even the new people come check it out if you havent already this is the easiest way i think you could possibly make money online and you will find the freebie world has a community of people willing to help in anyway possible to make your start go as smoothly as possible.

    • wisdomt

      I must say that out of all the freebie trading forums I have seen thus far CaliStyle101 has the best set up. Places that I need to find are easy and if I have any questions Leslie and Chris are always helpful. This is an awesome place to make money and they actually help you to make money and not just themselves.

    • wisdomt

      I must say that out of all the freebie trading forums I have seen thus far CaliStyle101 has the best set up. Places that I need to find are easy and if I have any questions Leslie and Chris are always helpful. This is an awesome place to make money and they actually help you to make money and not just themselves.

    • http://www.freebiementors.com/ savvyinbiz (Terry)

      This is great news! But am I surprised? NO!!! This forum has taken freebie trading to a new level that all others will have to try and compete. Leslie, and his right arm, Chris, have the professionalism and care of its members unlike any other.

      They will never settle and become stagnant! They will continue to grow, add new content, update old, and never allow themselves, or its members to not want to continue to find legitimate ways to increase our online ventures.

      Way to go guys!!! Terry

    • http://www.freebiementors.com savvyinbiz (Terry)

      This is great news! But am I surprised? NO!!! This forum has taken freebie trading to a new level that all others will have to try and compete. Leslie, and his right arm, Chris, have the professionalism and care of its members unlike any other.

      They will never settle and become stagnant! They will continue to grow, add new content, update old, and never allow themselves, or its members to not want to continue to find legitimate ways to increase our online ventures.

      Way to go guys!!! Terry

    • Clair/FreebieTrainer

      My hope would be that all of the forums see what is good at the others and incorporate it so that all of them improve. For instance, Calistyle should borrow A4F's easy system to bump a trade thread, while A4F should produce videos to teach newcomers how to navigate the site. One of the big issues with any forum is that success means increased size. Increased size means it is more difficult, particularly for newcomers, to find information. Are there any forum experts or information retrieval experts out there who could suggest better ways to organize a forum?

    • Jay0n44444

      I wouldn't really worry about what PPD is doing, they obviously have shot themselves in the foot joining up with NIS, that will be the downfall of both entities. Anyway thanks for posting up these stats, it is interesting to see, but it is right about how I would have guessed.

    • Clair/FreebieTrainer

      My hope would be that all of the forums see what is good at the others and incorporate it so that all of them improve. For instance, Calistyle should borrow A4F's easy system to bump a trade thread, while A4F should produce videos to teach newcomers how to navigate the site. One of the big issues with any forum is that success means increased size. Increased size means it is more difficult, particularly for newcomers, to find information. Are there any forum experts or information retrieval experts out there who could suggest better ways to organize a forum?

    • Jay0n44444

      I wouldn't really worry about what PPD is doing, they obviously have shot themselves in the foot joining up with NIS, that will be the downfall of both entities. Anyway thanks for posting up these stats, it is interesting to see, but it is right about how I would have guessed.

    • whitefeather

      Lesley,
      I am very excited to be a part of CaliStyle. I believe that it's going to zoom to the top, because I think you care that much, for the site itself, and all of the members.
      I am glad I found Calistyle.
      Thanx Lesley

    • whitefeather

      Lesley,
      I am very excited to be a part of CaliStyle. I believe that it's going to zoom to the top, because I think you care that much, for the site itself, and all of the members.
      I am glad I found Calistyle.
      Thanx Lesley

    • Drorytoox

      Hey guys,

      Just wanted to give everyone a heads up!

      I got an email for a FREE Forex Trading System yesterday and so far I have tried it on a demo account
      and it seems promising!

      I believe it's going to become a paid system in the future so try to at least download it while
      its FREE.

      >>> http://www.RobinFX.com

      Regards!

    • Pening

      This is Great News!
      I feel excited now about Calistyle101! You really care about the forum and I believe the forum will get better and better and more people will come and join^_^
      Thank you Leslie=)

    • shi

      I have been around for 2 yrs. Longer than some and shorter than others. I am a trader on all 5 sites. Each site has something that makes it unique whether it be the forum itself or the traders on it. I have seen a lot of changes some for the good and some for the bad.

      What drove me to Calistyle 101 was not only the friends I have made through the yrs but I also see a forum that will grow into one of the best we will see in the future as a trading forum. It has a lot of what other sites have but it also has tools you don't see on any other forum. Their training videos are the best.
      Leslie and Chris are traders themselves so they know and can relate to what other traders can use to help their trading more smoothly not only for the beginners but for the older traders alike.
      If you looking for a new forum to get started on I would highly suggest Calistyle 101

    • Shane

      Yes, stay away from NIS! That's the first freebie site I tried out. I do not see any long term potential for success there. On the other hand their is CS101 which is rising to the top and I plan on riding that wave calistyle. lol

    • Drorytoox

      Hey guys,

      Just wanted to give everyone a heads up!

      I got an email for a FREE Forex Trading System yesterday and so far I have tried it on a demo account
      and it seems promising!

      I believe it's going to become a paid system in the future so try to at least download it while
      its FREE.

      >>> http://www.RobinFX.com

      Regards!

    • Pening

      This is Great News!
      I feel excited now about Calistyle101! You really care about the forum and I believe the forum will get better and better and more people will come and join^_^
      Thank you Leslie=)

    • Basketballplyrks

      All These Forums are great! But the top two that have really been moving up quickly in the race are Calistyle101.com and thefreebieexchange.com

    • shi

      I have been around for 2 yrs. Longer than some and shorter than others. I am a trader on all 5 sites. Each site has something that makes it unique whether it be the forum itself or the traders on it. I have seen a lot of changes some for the good and some for the bad.

      What drove me to Calistyle 101 was not only the friends I have made through the yrs but I also see a forum that will grow into one of the best we will see in the future as a trading forum. It has a lot of what other sites have but it also has tools you don't see on any other forum. Their training videos are the best.
      Leslie and Chris are traders themselves so they know and can relate to what other traders can use to help their trading more smoothly not only for the beginners but for the older traders alike.
      If you looking for a new forum to get started on I would highly suggest Calistyle 101

    • Shane

      Yes, stay away from NIS! That's the first freebie site I tried out. I do not see any long term potential for success there. On the other hand their is CS101 which is rising to the top and I plan on riding that wave calistyle. lol

    • Basketballplyrks

      All These Forums are great! But the top two that have really been moving up quickly in the race are Calistyle101.com and thefreebieexchange.com

    • tinkerbell

      Hats off to you. Job well done. Your ranking is showing you are going places. As a new owner you should be very proud of your accomplishments. I look forward to being a part of the team.
      Thanks

    • tinkerbell

      Hats off to you. Job well done. Your ranking is showing you are going places. As a new owner you should be very proud of your accomplishments. I look forward to being a part of the team.
      Thanks

    • abbyabagail

      Just saying hello to you all ..
      Still a bit confused about the goings on here, but I guess I'll keep poking around.

    • abbyabagail

      Just saying hello to you all ..
      Still a bit confused about the goings on here, but I guess I'll keep poking around.

    • Angelina

      My name is Angelina, and i am a freebie trader. Yes, freebie trading is addictive in a very good way. You will not believe how excited you will be when you make your first trade and receive your first payment. It is great

    • Angelina

      My name is Angelina, and i am a freebie trader. Yes, freebie trading is addictive in a very good way. You will not believe how excited you will be when you make your first trade and receive your first payment. It is great

    • http://www.honeytechblog.com/ Honey Singh

      Since you’re thinking of improving your Alexa Rankings, better give non-Alexa informed people some quick run down. The Alexa is under the umbrella of Amazon that offers information on different traffic levels for websites.

      Honey Singhs last blog post..Skype your mobile with iSkoot

    • http://www.honeytechblog.com Honey Singh

      Since you’re thinking of improving your Alexa Rankings, better give non-Alexa informed people some quick run down. The Alexa is under the umbrella of Amazon that offers information on different traffic levels for websites.

      Honey Singhs last blog post..Skype your mobile with iSkoot

    • Shazwi

      Hey Leslie,

      I'm someone residing in Singapore and I'm wondering if all these offers are only applicable to US and Canada residents only. I know that it's already stated that most of the offers are for them, but do the rest of the people residing outside of that area stand a chance to benefit from this as well?

      • http://www.becomeablogger.com/ Leslie, The Freebie Guy

        Hi Shazwi,
        Unfortunately, Freebie trading is not available in Singapore. I wish it was worldwide, but the advertisers do not allow that.

    • Shazwi

      Hey Leslie,

      I'm someone residing in Singapore and I'm wondering if all these offers are only applicable to US and Canada residents only. I know that it's already stated that most of the offers are for them, but do the rest of the people residing outside of that area stand a chance to benefit from this as well?

      • http://www.becomeablogger.com/ Leslie

        Hi Shazwi,
        Unfortunately, Freebie trading is not available in Singapore. I wish it was worldwide, but the advertisers do not allow that.

    • Snake Oil

      Free Lunch Room offers no more free lunches...has it run out of food?

    • http://www.becomeablogger.com/ Leslie, The Freebie Guy

      A Free hosted forum?? Not sure what your goals are, but it takes A LOT to run a successful Freebie forum. You gotta be dedicated enough to at least get a self-hosted one. Either way, I wish you all the best!

    • http://www.freebieforum.smfnew.com Jonathan

      I just started a new freebie forum. I need some members !!!Check it out http://www.freebieforum.smfnew.com

    • http://www.becomeablogger.com/ Leslie, The Freebie Guy

      A Free hosted forum?? Not sure what your goals are, but it takes A LOT to run a successful Freebie forum. You gotta be dedicated enough to at least get a self-hosted one. Either way, I wish you all the best!

    • http://www.freebieforum.smfnew.com Jonathan

      I just started a new freebie forum. I need some members !!!Check it out http://www.freebieforum.smfnew.com

    • EYDIYA

      can INDIANS work on IFW's and TRADE referrals ..

      Please let me know ASAP...at gsmsurveys at gmail dot com

    • eydiya

      IS THERE A WAY WHERE WE INDIANS CAN WORK ON IFW's AND TRADE REFERRALS...PLEASE ADVISE...

      EYDIYA...

      • http://www.becomeablogger.com/ Leslie, The Freebie Guy

        Unfortunately not. It's not available in India.

    • sam

      http://www.prizerebel.com/index.php?r=2858896 best site to get freebies sent to your email

    • matthieu

      Hello Leslie,

      I need to say to you that I am very impressed and inspired by your work and generosity. I am learnin a lot.

      I willing to start in the freebie industry in the coming months and I wondered which freebie site and forum would you recommend now when residing in the UK? (What about first degree freebie or traffic brockers for example)?

      Thanks a lot for all the material your providing thats great!

      Take care.

      Mattieu

      • http://www.becomeablogger.com Leslie Samuel

        Hi Matthieu,

        You will probably notice that this is a VERY old article. I no longer endorse the Freebie Industry because the money is no longer there the way it used to be. My recommendation - Stay away from the industry!

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    • TriPa

      Are you truly done with IFWs, if so Why?

      • http://www.becomeablogger.com/ Leslie Samuel

        I am. Because the industry isn't what it used to be and advertisers no longer spend significant money on IFWs because the model doesn't work for them.