Do Traffic Exchanges Send Bots To Your Website?

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I just sent a whole bunch of traffic to my website through a popular traffic exchange site and not a single one of those people clicked on my download button which I find rather suspicious. When I promote my website elsewhere I get download clicks. Are the people who surf these sites falling asleep behind the wheel? Or are the traffic exchanges ripping off their free members by sending bots to their websites? Perhaps they reserve the real traffic for their paid members.
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  • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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    Originally Posted by IncomeWitness View Post

    Are the people who surf these sites falling asleep behind the wheel?
    They could be doing just that.
    There are numerous autosurf programs which rack up credits
    while the supposed surfer can be doing anything else.
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    • Profile picture of the author IncomeWitness
      Originally Posted by lgibbon View Post

      They could be doing just that.
      There are numerous autosurf programs which rack up credits
      while the supposed surfer can be doing anything else.
      The traffic exchange I use has security measures in place to prevent people from cheating. But that could part of the illusion to make you think that the traffic is real.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
    Traffic exchange traffic is not interested in anything on your site.

    Its about how many click can I get in return.

    Its the worst traffic you can get on the internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author IncomeWitness
      Originally Posted by Tyler Pratt View Post

      Traffic exchange traffic is not interested in anything on your site.

      Its about how many click can I get in return.

      Its the worst traffic you can get on the internet.
      That's what I assumed which is why I promote a website that only asks for people to click on my download button. If I can't get people to do that, then either the traffic is pure garbage or they're sending bots to my site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sproolaan Veloo
      Thats true.
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  • Profile picture of the author cindyyaaj
    Traffic exchange websites are not a great idea to receive the clicks that you want. Rather they are real people or bots, they're not interested in what you're showing. It is all about receiving views to hopefully jump start their seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayawa
    I'm with a genuine idea, just wait till I start my own traffic exchange site that brings real results.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I never got any results with traffic exchanges. Most of the traffic is from other website owners who need credits to promote their website. If it is not working for you, don't use it anymore. I tried them before with 0 results so I don't use them anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author nwohn
    Sure for that. You only receive between 10-20% unique visitors, 10% non unique visitors (they only use a few ips to visit your link) and the rest will be bots. Of course while your click is real because you do (and you expect to receive a real click back) they rip off your real click and exchange it for bots clicks. Im not sure if this happen with premium accounts because im only be testint free.
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    Some traffic from Traffic Exchanges could be bots. Some could be real people. Either way, Traffic Exchanges generally provide very low quality traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    NO. Serious TE don't send bots but real people.

    By the way the traffic has no-quality and it is good to get impressions for banner-exchanges
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Traffic Exchange sites are useless in terms of quality traffic. Most people browse sites to earn credits and they don't have any interest in your offers. Better move to organic traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I absolutely think that traffic exchange owners use bots, especially those traffic exchanges that are new. If a traffic exchange just opens it's doors and has about 5 or 10 members, how could they sell any traffic if they weren't using a bot?

    Besides, a bot is about the same as the actual real traffic you'd get from a traffic exchange, so what's the difference?

    It's garbage traffic and it won't work for anything.

    It's nothing but a bunch of punters promoting cheesy MLMs and pyramid programs anyhow.

    Think about it for a minute.

    It's people viewing websites for 10 or 15 seconds so they can get a credit to have someone view their website for 10-15 seconds who is doing absolutely the same thing they are.

    I have heard of people making money with PTC sites like Neobux and Clixsense, but they are doing it buy building up hundreds of referrals, not clicking links for half a penny a piece.

    The bottom line is traffic exchanges are a HUGE waste of time. Focus on sending quality traffic to your squeeze page and building your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    it depends, usually yes, but:
    manual traffic exchanges send individuals

    they all suck, except when your're on the right site, then:
    i made some sales with guys like that, so what gives?

    be selective.
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  • Profile picture of the author psenjani81
    Originally Posted by IncomeWitness View Post

    I just sent a whole bunch of traffic to my website through a popular traffic exchange site and not a single one of those people clicked on my download button which I find rather suspicious. When I promote my website elsewhere I get download clicks. Are the people who surf these sites falling asleep behind the wheel? Or are the traffic exchanges ripping off their free members by sending bots to their websites? Perhaps they reserve the real traffic for their paid members.

    I think you want to discuss any traffic site. Of course I fully opposed about any Traffic exchange site. I am sure 99% of the traffic by these site are false. They are not true. One I use many site such as addmefast or, some other site. But these was not fruitful. I am really sorry to see these result. You many get traffic, but the sales will not increase.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Traffic Exchanges can work but you must be building your brand in them. Include video squeeze pages of you (if you can), include pictures of you and your name. And if you dare.. Include your phone number for increased conversions. And I must state the obvious (if you dont know already) regarding promoting in Traffic Exchanges for a seconding. There is two offers that really work well in them and that is traffic or making money. Just my thoughts..
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolasmd2112
    Never, never, ever, ever use traffic exchanges. It's a huge waste of time and energy and the traffic you get from these are mostly bot, plus freebie seeking people with shiny object syndrome. Invest your time and energy in building an asset, rather than getting some free, worthless clicks.



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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Traffic exchange websites are a waste of time. You need targeted traffic to your website, not random visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sproolaan Veloo
    Yes i also had the same problem with traffic exchange sites.I purchased 2000 credits to my squeeze page. Not even a single click on the sign up button. I tried it for the last hope to see if that site is worth spending my time or not.
    Friends, never ever buy traffic from traffic exchange sites. Those are full of bots.
    They will claim you that "we never use bots..but i am fully confident that they do.
    Else, you will lose all your hard earned money.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    not here

    on testing : low quailty leads, bad traffic , bot traffic at best :-(
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    They will claim you that "we never use bots..but i am fully confident that they do.
    I don't think so. I did extensive testing of about 40 TEs in the early days. I would surf 8-10 at once. I never actually saw any of the pages except fleetingly.

    TE users are trying to get traffic, not browse offers. Most surfers who land on your page will never even see it.

    All I have for hundreds of hours spinning TEs is carpel tunnel syndrome.

    Brent
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