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Unread 11th Nov 2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Today I'm going to be doing a review on a service called AdFly. It's primarily used as a URL shortening service that will pay you anytime that anyone visits your website or that URL. It also doubles ads in advertising platforms for people that are looking for cheap website traffic. With AdFly you get paid to share your links on the internet. All you need to do is register for an account, start shrinking your URL and get paid every time someone visits that URL. It's pretty straight forward.

AdFly offers 2 different types of advertising:
  • Interstitial Advertising – when an advertisement shows up when a visitor going from one website to another. It shows up in the in between. For example, sometimes people refer to a landing page that'll ask you to confirm your age for entering a site.
  • Leaderboard Banner Advertising – the ads will appear as a banner at the target page.


If you go on the advertising tab at the bottom of the AdFly website, you can see that the pricing is very cheap. Interstitial ads go for $1.00 per thousand visitors. If you're looking for cheap traffic to your website you can definitely get that at AdFly. I decided to test this out and I paid $9.00, expecting to get 9,000 visitors to my site. I checked my Google Analytics account to see what I got for the $9.00 I spent at AdFly.

The traffic started coming into my site the day I purchased it and it lasted for 11 days. It kind of started slow at 291 visitors on the first day and peaked at 3,245 visitors on day 8. Then it continued to plummet down until 0 visitors on the 11th day. In totally I received 11,930 visitors which 11,062 of them were unique from using AdFly, which was more than I paid for. Just to make a note when I purchased this advertising from AdFly, there was an option for choosing which specific region I wanted traffic coming in from. I chose US-based traffic, but when I looked through my Google Analytics account to verify where my traffic came from, US was number 4 on the list of percentages and most of my traffic was coming from Thailand and other parts of Asia.


I paid for US traffic and when I further looked into which cities my traffic was coming from, not a single US city was listed. AdFly did what they were supposed to do by sending me the traffic that I paid for, but I didn't get any value from those visitors, aside from messing up my analytics. If you want a quick fix to drive traffic to your site or a client's site, buy the traffic from AdFly, but don't expect too many results out of that.

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I've been getting a lot of questions about AdFly and if it really is worth using or if it's just another waste of time and money on the internet. Today I'm going to be discussing what it really is and what they offer. AdFly allows you to shorten URLs and then will pay you to share those shortened links. We've all come across ridiculously long URLs which don't look very appealing, so AdFly will actually generate a shortened URL that'll send your visitors to the same place. Why do they pay you if they're doing you a favor? AdFly advertises a banner promoting their page across your page or they'll show an Ad before taking the traffic to the target page.

There are both pros and cons to sharing AdFly's shortened URLs and I'm going to discuss briefly my opinions on their service. There are a ton of people desperately trying to make any type of money online. When these people discover AdFly they begin to virally spread spam on every inch of the web using this URL shortening service. Facebook has actually banned AdFly URLs because of all the spamming people have done with it. I'm not saying in any way that AdFly promotes such behaviour. They actually have it in their terms that you cannot spam when you register for an account with them. Of course no one reads these terms and conditions, so people proceed to excessively spam their shortened URL links. This has definitely hurt AdFly's credibility on the internet.


When people share a link using the AdFly service it annoys visitors because there are more ads to view and it definitely slows down the time to load the page they're trying to get at. Because of this I recommend you think twice about using the AdFly shortener.

If you decide to register an account with AdFly it's completely free. As a member you are given 3 options when you shorten a URL:

Direct Link to an Advertisement – the viewer will be brought to a page with an ad, where they can skip or view the full ad before the target page loads. This option pays more because it is so invasive.

Banner Advertisement – you can direct the viewer to the target page with an ad on the top of the page, which gives them an option to close and view it regularly. Since this option is more discreet, it pays less.
Remove All Advertising – you can certainly shorten your URL without having any ads, but you don't earn money this way. It is simply for your own personal purpose.


AdFly is one of those things isn't for everybody. It definitely does not appeal to me because you cannot make a lot of money from it and it usually is viewed as spam by tons of sites and viewers. On the other hand, for some people, this is an ideal way to make some extra income online. When used properly, AdFly could be a good way to make a few extra dollars a month. I hope this has helped you figure out if AdFly is right for you or not.

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Originally Posted by Mindz View Post

Okay I been using adf.ly traffic and I must say I'm impress.

I'm getting sign ups, sales, and comments. Its all love coming from there. So I don't understand how this can be junk traffic. When MY TEST RESULTS Show me different.
Originally Posted by John Atkins View Post

Your success with ad.ly traffic is not surprising considering your niche. Probably the people that called ad.ly traffic junk promoted products in the internet marketing niche. It could work but with a network such as ad.ly stuff related to music and entertainment should perform better.
Originally Posted by eClicker View Post

I would love it if they just opted into a list lol. You may be on to something here
Originally Posted by humbledmarket View Post

I've tried adf.ly a year back and it had some excellent conversion rates for an opt in list although most of the opt in didn't double confirm the opt in.

There is indeed potential in Adf.ly traffic though, much more than most other redirect ads network. (Tried other network and Adf.ly had been the top performer so far)
Originally Posted by sirtiman View Post

The only junk is on their mindset. I almost 4 years using adf.ly and I'm still happy with the conversion.
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Dude I opted in and was sent to the HTA page. Got the confirm email asking me to confirm that I want to receive the HTA videos, but I'm a member of HTA already. Where's the Adfly report? Bait and switch?

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Originally Posted by angshuy2k View Post

I have tried adFly for adult niche and really good click through and customer retention rate was high.

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Originally Posted by Paul Silver View Post

I have used them before in the past, sometimes with profitable results.

For the low prices it is definitely worth testing though, you never know, you might get lucky and bring in some real dough...
Originally Posted by Giuseppe M Falzone View Post

Personally, I have never tried this one, but you guys are making me willing to give it a try!
Originally Posted by WillR View Post

It's one of those traffic sources that can be good for testing things (ie: split testing different squeeze pages, etc).
Originally Posted by Confined To Life View Post

Who knows until you give it a shot!
Originally Posted by RabbitAnimate View Post

Only used AdFly for testing squeeze page optin rate.
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Cheers for that review Russell.

After someone recommending it to me I did have it on my list of sites to check out. But after what you said about the targeted traffic (as in it's not), I think I will give it a miss. Thanks
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Hi

Then anybody can confirm that would be better target to adult and dating niches?
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If you have a google+ account go to and join the "AdFly Group" community. Post an adfly link and we will help each other click on them.
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It depends on what you are using it for. Most lists with Adf.ly are MASSIVE before they convert. This doesn't mean it's worthless, but means that there is tons and tons of work involved.

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I am trying to run a test campaign through Adf.ly and they will not approve my link because they say it has a pop up on opening the page when it in fact does not have a pop up. Has anyone had a similar problem and were you able to work around it?

Perhaps anyone with experience with adf.ly could check out my landing page and tell me why it might be objectionable? Here it is:

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As you will see, there is no pop up or pop under but they reject it. Anyone have an idea why? Thanks

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Don't think it would be worth it if you're not getting making any sales from it.

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Hi , nothing to do with topic but was
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Your Sig link is brand new product offering Ipas.
but old post. When you change your link
on the sig file/link do all the old ones change too?
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I need help w/ clickbank promoting my links. I am happy helping out if someone can help me?
Kinda new at this
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With adfly now and today s/f the stats show a views delivered to real site visits of 80%!!! Bout 60% yesterday. Actually got more webhits today than in the last year prior. My only worry is I have no idea of my audience.

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Sheez yeah. All this activity makes you look good to Mr Google. We all want to keep the Google monster happy or he will swallow us whole never to be seen again.

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as an affiliate using adfly to generate cash, i will be honest to tell you all something...


I use adfly to generate around $10 aday, i personally don't click anything, all these clicks are done by robots, i generate around 10k traffic daily from traffic exchange programs, even my traffic exchange is done by robots too...
i have opened my adfly page probably few times since i started in mid 2014.

from my experience, i believe you need 100,000 visitors from adFly to make 1 conversion. that's $100 too expensive. but not if you sell adult contents!
the trick is, adFly will pause for 5 seconds for the visitor to see your page, and 99.99% the visitor eyes are just looking at the counter waiting to click and go to where he wants to go.
if your website contents were just text, then forget it, if it's something for sale, then again useless.

so my advise for anyone who want to advertise with adFly, STAY AWAY, although i am making money from it, but i have to say, the internet today is becoming robotic, 80% of the traffic is done by robots, you feel happy when you see your googleAds showing visitors, but believe me, now adays, it's almost all robots.

and for advertisers, just use the old fashion way, you don't need 10000000 of visitors to sell something, be smart, and find the exact places where to advertise.
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is robot are able to do opt in now?

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