Traffic Travis 4 Pro - Just Bought It & Not Satisfied!

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So I paid the $97 mainly for one of the most important modules which in my opinion is the "SEO Competition" module expecting to be able to easily import a huge list of keywords to have Traffic Travis analyze the competition & the damn thing keeps telling me that google is blocking me and that I need to purchase proxies from proxybanaza dot com.

This is my opinion is a shady way to do business and it's a sneaky little upsell that Mark Ling is doing. I noticed that they are using their own affiliate link to make even more money which contradicts the original statements that say there won't be any and Traffic Travis 4 Trial says that you can only import 5 keywords into the "SEO Competition" module and that you can import an unlimited amount of keywords if you upgrade to the pro version. This is only partial information.

What they should have included was that you will need to buy additional proxies through either Traffic Travis'es affiliate link (which makes them more money and is pretty much like an upsell) or you can head straight over to buy your private proxies elsewhere. They didn't bother to include this information because I'm sure that they know that a lot of people wouldn't want to buy additional addons due to the fact that a lot of people feel that for $97 their software should come fully equipped (obviously I'm one of those believers).

I wrote to Traffic Travis Tech Support to ask if there was any FREE way of getting around this and they have still yet to get back to me.

Final conclusion:

Like I said above, I feel that the "SEO Competition" module is definitely one of the most important modules of them all. If you can't analyze your competition, then you won't know if you can rank or not. So if you can't use the damn software as mentioned in their sales copy, then they shouldn't make it seem like the software comes fully equipped if it really doesn't.

Anyone else running into this issue? :rolleyes:
#bought #pro #satisfied #traffic #travis
  • Profile picture of the author MarketingAce
    Ok, so now there is another problem that I'm running into using their ****ty software. I definitely feel like I've been scammed by Mark Ling & Traffic Travis now. The "SEO Competition Module" told me yesterday that several keyword phrases were "EASY to rank for" and then I double-checked those same exact keywords again today and now I'm getting totally different results!

    The results that were saying "Easy to rank for" are now saying either "Relatively Easy" or "Medium Difficult". This is a really great way to screw a lot of people up when they're trying to go out and build a niche site. I mean, just imagine that Traffic Travis just got through giving you false results making you believe that a niche is "Easy to rank for", you go and spend the money and time setting up the site (not to mention the $97 for TT4 too) only to fail at ranking anywhere in google. You'd most-likely be just as equally pissed as I would be.

    I paid the $97 only to be disappointed with this useless "SEO Competition Analysis Module" (and this is probably the most vital module of them all!). I'm not going to say that all of the modules are useless (only because I haven't played around enough with them yet & couldn't say for sure), but I will say that the Traffic Travis SEO Competition Module is NOT accurate when searching bulk keywords, it chokes up on me all the time with the google blocking, and only pulls back about 20-25 keywords backlinks data info before you are hit with the blocking or limitation that they throw up at you.

    I'm pissed as of right now because I almost bought a domain name, hosting, and invested in expensive software to building a niche site based off of the inaccurate data that Traffic Travis was giving me. I could have lost a lot of money and time due to their garbage.

    I'm definitely going to request a refund & if they do not bother to give it to me, then I will raise all hell and use whatever marketing skills that I have to get out the word that Traffic Travis is a scam & so is Mark Ling. I will be fair enough to give them a chance to resolve this issue first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adevictus
    Traffic Travis was relevant half a decade ago... This is 2012.
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    • Profile picture of the author AllanJames
      Well ........... Your invective really surprises me - for two reasons:

      1) The vicious tone of it

      2) The fact you decided to put up a post like this - instead of simply asking for a refund and moving on.


      Personally I think Travis Travis is the bees knees - and I've used it extensively for months.
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      • Profile picture of the author MarketingAce
        Originally Posted by Adevictus View Post

        Traffic Travis was relevant half a decade ago... This is 2012.
        How was I supposed to know that?

        Originally Posted by AllanJames View Post

        Well ........... Your invective really surprises me - for two reasons:

        1) The vicious tone of it

        2) The fact you decided to put up a post like this - instead of simply asking for a refund and moving on.

        Personally I think Travis Travis is the bees knees - and I've used it extensively for months.

        1- "My vicious tone"? What do you expect. I already explained why I was upset. If you lost the money and the time, you would be pissed too. I already explained this.



        2 - I think that you're the one with the issue buddy. You don't even make sense. This particular part of the forum has the purpose of sharing honest reviews and letting people know the truth. It's not always about giving fake reviews to make a product look like it's something good to generate more sales by lying to people. I mean, just image that all people did was lie here about product reviews and all you came here for was honest reviews. How would you feel? That's why I say that you don't make sense. Why couldn't I do both a honest review and get a refund?

        Where's your proof that you aren't running into the same issue as I am? Do you think that it's fair that we have to buy additional proxies through Traffic Travises affiliate links (makes them more $) just to get the "SEO Competition Module" to work? Lol ok you be the dumb guy to believe that then.

        lol Whatever dude... :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author maral
          I bought it some time ago and it is useful, but they have had their problems resulting in at least weekly upgrades. It is getting better. i couldn't afford the high priced keyword research software so this is okay considering the cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    I know it was buggy as hell when it first came out but I would of got fixed by now.

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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    People bash it but I return time and again to Market Samurai. And add to that Long Tail Pro, and you'd be good I think.
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    • Profile picture of the author jaybox
      I use it all the time and it's great for what it does.

      I can understand why the OP would be pissed though, it is advertised as an all in one software to do everything you need for SEO, and it does not really mention that you NEED a vpn or proxies to do any real scraping. You need them not only for the competition module but also to track rank.

      I have HMA Pro so I have no issues scraping with TT. I just set the IP to change every 5 minutes during my rank tracking and I just use a new IP before every new round of competition data scraping.

      Personally I like it, I understand why people are pissed about the extra expense of proxies though.. not very up front of the TT team.

      Lately I have been using TT in conjunction with Long tail pro for competition analysis, I find that using both of them together gives me a more accurate picture of the landscape when I need to be more accurate. With easier niches I just do a quickie on TT and go for it... but when its a big daddy traffic niche I will spend some time..

      I just wanted to chime in here, any tool is going to have strengths and weaknesses... and NO TOOL is going to do all you need for SEO no matter what anyone says. I personally own TT, Market samurai, and long tail pro for different reasons. Each one has its function that it does better than the rest.

      None of these tools mean jack without that tool between your ears doing most of the work though

      My favorite SEO tool is google.com and the price of using it is the best part!
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    - Of course you'll need proxies. You're hammering Google with a ton of requests if you're checking the competition of a lot of keywords at once.

    - The SEO competition module is nothing more than a starting point. It's very, very difficult to automate the process of analyzing competition. But the competition module is a nice starting point. (I always dig deeper on the keywords I'm interested in.)

    - Competition can definitely fluctuate on a day to day basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author slc4us
    Traffic Travis is not that good as it was working in the past but now a days many good software are in the market so you should look for the best one..
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  • Profile picture of the author codecreative
    Could someone confirm the breakdown of the terms in order of difficulity as it seems the software thinks that medium difficulty is easier to rank than relatively easy. So I just want to know which each term is on a scale please?

    Hope someone can chirp in and help
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      I needed to find the best keywords to write my articles around, and I've been using Money Keyword Finder for about 2 years. It hasn't put a foot wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Glen, is that your program? hmmm....might have to check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author nmoppa01
    Perhaps try out Jaaxy, recently launched, it is an Online Tool, you can test it for free.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Sorry but the complaint that you need to buy proxies is just ridiculous. No software package that queries another service (Google , Google adwords etc) can provide you with unlimited proxies capabilities. The only way around this is to use an online service not a one time purchase you own.

    the second complaint is a little better but still is just unrealistic. You should never buy a tool to tell you what to do or make up for your misunderstanding of SEO. The difficult/easy medium markers are just there for quick reference. its the data of the PR, baccklinks, the keywords in title and H1 etc that you should analyze to determine a compete in a serp.

    Trying out Traffic travis now so no not a defender of the program just think those criticisms are unfair on the face of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author jjsararas
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      Trying out Traffic travis now so no not a defender of the program just think those criticisms are unfair on the face of it.
      What did you think of it Mike?
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    With the exception of Market Samurai that comes with it's own proxies, so there's not need to buy others. On the downside it makes it a bit slower, but honestly, it's always worked for me. I agree that being grumpy about needing proxies is silly. You can get software on here called proxy goblin that goes and finds working proxies (elite, anonymous etc.) so for $30 you never buy proxies again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Madush
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    i have this software it is a great software if you know what you are doing with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason H
    MarketingAce, I completely agree with you.

    Traffic Travis 4 is pure crap! Traffic Travis 3 was so much better and faster and easier user-friendly.

    Luckily I still have a copy of TT3, and I immediately uninstall TT4 to reinstall TT3.

    Talk about downgrading from Vista to XP again.
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  • Profile picture of the author mittel
    Hi MarketingAce, i think i know where the problem is..Are you using private proxies or shared?Which country are you targeting?I guess USA, right?Try to find proxies from USA if that is the case.If you are using proxies from different countries you will get different results. It was easier to post this thread to Traffic Travis forum so they could help you out.
    Hope this solves your problem
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    What the....?

    Traffic travis is AMAZING - google DOES block you if you do too many searches at once on your one IP - happens to me all the time with various products I use - so having proxies is crucial for that.

    You continue to NOT use traffic travis, and i'll continue to outrank you because I am using it :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Or if you want an alternative, Market Samurai, which I've used since 2008. Still accurate and makes me money. I've also heard that they'll be soon releasing v 1 officially with one more module to come and other stuff planned for 2013. So you might want to check it out sooner rather than later. Bear in mind you can do a hell of a lot more in Market Samurai than just keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author curious73
    I have been using TT for a while and it does a great job for me, however it does have some bugs and not always meet my expectation 100%! Using GOOD private proxies from USA usually gives better result especially if you are targeting US market. I believe no tool is 100% perfect and I personally like to verify the result with other tools as necessary if that makes sense.
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      • Profile picture of the author PvPGuy
        Originally Posted by alfonzoz View Post


        Also, and this was the final straw, they suddenly told me that a couple of days ago by refusing my registration key (the error message said, if I remember correctly, "registration key used too many times.") something that was totally inappropriate and was what I feel is what amounted to "we will just hold onto your data because we want some money." And, to make it worse, it won't even let me access my data so I can offload it if I want to keep it.
        Taken from their help page under the section "Download/Registration:
        The software says I've used my registration code too many times
        Please contact support using the contact form below, and they will 'reset' the use count on your registration code.

        Its annoying, agreed, and appears to be a measure to limit piracy. But you don't have to upgrade or pay $$$ to get your info.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
          Originally Posted by PvPGuy View Post

          Taken from their help page under the section "Download/Registration:
          The software says I've used my registration code too many times
          Please contact support using the contact form below, and they will 'reset' the use count on your registration code.

          Its annoying, agreed, and appears to be a measure to limit piracy. But you don't have to upgrade or pay $$$ to get your info.
          I get this error message once a week. I have already contacted TT support for 3 times to reset my code.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingAce
    Well the thing is like many say, It should have included that you will need to buy additional proxies after buying the program, but instead Mark Ling tried to be slick by hiding in TT that you need proxies & you should use Proxy Bonanza (with his affiliate link to make additional money). That's shady on his behalf.

    Also, yes it is possible to implement proxies into the program of their own so that we don't have to buy ours separately from the program. Like Cypherslock mentioned, Market Samurai already has this feature.

    If Mark Ling wasn't trying to make additional $$$ from his affiliate links (and I know that was & still is his intentions), then he would have made the program to allow you to use public proxies which are FREE, but he didn't implement this into TT.
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  • Profile picture of the author TommyGunSEO
    Can not but agree with those who say that TT ruled in the past. Sorry to say but now I find it useless, at least for my purposes.
    P.S. tried also IBP and M.Samurai(the guys does a great job) and eventually I stopped at SEO PowerSuite. Though it took some time configure everything, but now the software is of much help for me.
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    I have always preferred and recommended Market Samurai to my customers - much more established and professional IMO
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agent
    lol. I uninstalled Traffic Travis, after repeatedly writing them everytime they did an upgrade. It wouldn't accept my registration code. The last time (2 months ago) they didn't even respond, but continued to send me their invites to third party sales on webinars.

    Market Samuria? Really? These guys had scads of software issues a year ago. I also uninstalled their software three months ago. I finally paid for professional seo desktop software. I bought the entire enterprise SEO Suite from Link Assistant out of Gemany. And yes, I buy captcha's and proxies. It is part of the seo business.

    If you're serious about seo, spend a good thousand dollars and then learn all you can about the software and how to use it. You get what you pay for in most cases. Here, if you continue to buy $99 apps, you get very little. If you are a professional SEO, you use what I use and pass it on to your clients or cost it into your website operations.
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    • Profile picture of the author jjsararas
      Originally Posted by SEO Agent View Post

      If you are a professional SEO, you use what I use and pass it on to your clients or cost it into your website operations.
      Thanks Rob, would you care to share what you use? Much appreciated!
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      • Profile picture of the author SEO Agent
        Originally Posted by jjsararas View Post

        Thanks Rob, would you care to share what you use? Much appreciated!
        SEO Software and SEO Tools | Top 10 Rank Guarantee | SEO PowerSuite You need the Enterprise version of the entire SEO Power Suite. Because you will want to generate reports and there are many!

        Very stable product. Fast and excellent support. Prepare to spend a few days testing and getting trained across all four apps.

        I buy Captcha's in-house. 25,000 for $99. Lasts me at least three months of daily use across all four products.

        Stay away from Buzz Bundle. Not ready for prime time. I now use a WP Plugin for this and there are many recently that work very well!

        But for SEO, the reports are completely professional! I have sourced out a huge niche, with all competing sites asleep at the wheel for the past year! I was shocked.

        What I love is finding out what NEW links each competing site is building each week. It was a huge eye opener! Why try and figure out where to get links from? When I can just run a report on all my competing websites within one project?! And print just one report with graphics and images of all competitors. Informing me (whether they like it or not) of where to build ALL the back links for the entire industry niche I selected?

        This way, I let THEM do all the grunt work. And I then go and create all the SAME backlinks from each competitor. After gaining all the backlinks from all six competing websites, there IS no competition!

        Anyways, this is just ONE way to use the apps. I love to use Rank Tracker to see how each site is jostling for KW positions across multiple search engines. It really makes SEO a breeze! Be prepared to spend around $600 to start. This is professional top grade software and support for the SEO Industry.
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        • Profile picture of the author jjsararas
          Originally Posted by SEO Agent View Post

          SEO Software and SEO Tools | Top 10 Rank Guarantee | SEO PowerSuite You need the Enterprise version of the entire SEO Power Suite. Because you will want to generate reports and there are many!

          Very stable product. Fast and excellent support. Prepare to spend a few days testing and getting trained across all four apps.

          I buy Captcha's in-house. 25,000 for $99. Lasts me at least three months of daily use across all four products.

          Stay away from Buzz Bundle. Not ready for prime time. I now use a WP Plugin for this and there are many recently that work very well!

          But for SEO, the reports are completely professional! I have sourced out a huge niche, with all competing sites asleep at the wheel for the past year! I was shocked.

          What I love is finding out what NEW links each competing site is building each week. It was a huge eye opener! Why try and figure out where to get links from? When I can just run a report on all my competing websites within one project?! And print just one report with graphics and images of all competitors. Informing me (whether they like it or not) of where to build ALL the back links for the entire industry niche I selected?

          This way, I let THEM do all the grunt work. And I then go and create all the SAME backlinks from each competitor. After gaining all the backlinks from all six competing websites, there IS no competition!

          Anyways, this is just ONE way to use the apps. I love to use Rank Tracker to see how each site is jostling for KW positions across multiple search engines. It really makes SEO a breeze! Be prepared to spend around $600 to start. This is professional top grade software and support for the SEO Industry.
          Meant to say: Thanks a lot for the info Rob! I've been using SEMRush for competitve info and finding it useful.
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        • Profile picture of the author lucidzfl
          Originally Posted by SEO Agent View Post

          SEO Software and SEO Tools | Top 10 Rank Guarantee | SEO PowerSuite You need the Enterprise version of the entire SEO Power Suite. Because you will want to generate reports and there are many!

          Very stable product. Fast and excellent support. Prepare to spend a few days testing and getting trained across all four apps.

          I buy Captcha's in-house. 25,000 for $99. Lasts me at least three months of daily use across all four products.

          Stay away from Buzz Bundle. Not ready for prime time. I now use a WP Plugin for this and there are many recently that work very well!

          But for SEO, the reports are completely professional! I have sourced out a huge niche, with all competing sites asleep at the wheel for the past year! I was shocked.

          What I love is finding out what NEW links each competing site is building each week. It was a huge eye opener! Why try and figure out where to get links from? When I can just run a report on all my competing websites within one project?! And print just one report with graphics and images of all competitors. Informing me (whether they like it or not) of where to build ALL the back links for the entire industry niche I selected?

          This way, I let THEM do all the grunt work. And I then go and create all the SAME backlinks from each competitor. After gaining all the backlinks from all six competing websites, there IS no competition!

          Anyways, this is just ONE way to use the apps. I love to use Rank Tracker to see how each site is jostling for KW positions across multiple search engines. It really makes SEO a breeze! Be prepared to spend around $600 to start. This is professional top grade software and support for the SEO Industry.
          So you're keeping track of the backlinks your competition is using, then going to those same places to create your own backlinks there?
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by MarketingAce View Post

            How was I supposed to know that?




            1- "My vicious tone"? What do you expect. I already explained why I was upset. If you lost the money and the time, you would be pissed too. I already explained this.



            2 - I think that you're the one with the issue buddy. You don't even make sense. This particular part of the forum has the purpose of sharing honest reviews and letting people know the truth. It's not always about giving fake reviews to make a product look like it's something good to generate more sales by lying to people. I mean, just image that all people did was lie here about product reviews and all you came here for was honest reviews. How would you feel? That's why I say that you don't make sense. Why couldn't I do both a honest review and get a refund?

            Where's your proof that you aren't running into the same issue as I am? Do you think that it's fair that we have to buy additional proxies through Traffic Travises affiliate links (makes them more $) just to get the "SEO Competition Module" to work? Lol ok you be the dumb guy to believe that then.

            lol Whatever dude... :rolleyes:
            Yep, bought similar software and Google usually blocks you first, but Yahoo and Bing are a lot better!

            You unfortunately have to figure out how long it will be before the SE allow another search!

            Google around 10 hours, the rest a few hours, but that may have changed!


            Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author saji444
    Shit software!
    Doesn't work, buggy, misleading information ....
    Just throw it in trash. Worthless!
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