1m visits for $5 - too good to be true? :)

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I've been looking at fiverr for promoting sales of eBay listings.
OK... not 1m... but they say something like 5000 or 10000 views.

So...

1. It's too good to be true? Not worth even a penny?
2. EVEN more important, can this do harm??

eBay listing - I'm not actually fussed about.

I have ecommerce websites that I would like to promote.
If I promote using $5 services from fiverr, will I do unrepairable damage?

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    Hi,
    in my experience you probably will not get real visitors for that amount of money - it will more than likely be "bot" driven traffic, so you won't get any bids on the items you are offering.


    In my opinion it will not do any harm to your Ebay listings.


    I would not use it for your ecommerce sites as it may not be good for them.


    Its tempting to use a quick service like the one you have mentioned but long term strategies for your ecommerce sites are the best solution, where you will see good results after a few months, with real visitors and a valuable website.


    Things like:


    Joining LinkedIn


    Creating a Facebook Group for your site


    Creating articles for your site and sharing them with social media


    Giving free reports and ebooks away with links back to your site.


    Paid advertising can work well but I would not use the ones you have mentioned


    Hope this helps.


    Ged
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  • Profile picture of the author JosephC
    I'ma say it louder for the people in the back:

    PURCHASING TRAFFIC FROM FIVERR IS NOT A MARKETING METHOD.

    You want traffic? Earn it like the rest of us.

    Quit being lazy and start doing real work, not just looking for a quick solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
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    Much more than likely you won't receive any traffic -- let alone 1M visits. (And like Ged3 said... It would probably be "junk" traffic.)

    Sometimes you have to put the work in rather than looking for an "easy"/quick way to drive traffic/be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    That's right Joseph and Jonathan,


    I think we have probably all been there and purchased some inexpensive traffic ourselves just to see what it would be like - but unfortunately traffic that is that inexpensive has always been disappointing in my experience.


    Ged
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Bots need something to do too.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Can't they just wash their hair or watch TV?

      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Bots need something to do too.
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      • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        Can't they just wash their hair or watch TV?
        Watch TV - yes.

        Do you know of any bots with hair?
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  • Like others have said it is likely bot traffic which will result in no conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Anything like that is too good to be true?...

    Learn to develop a traffic strategy that can bring in results for yourself, so your NOT relying on others.

    I had to learn it the hard way!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by starengine View Post

    If I promote using $5 services from fiverr, will I do unrepairable damage?

    Probably not. No one but you and the seller (maybe scammer?) will know.

    You will most likely lose $5 if you do this . . . but you know what? . . . I say you ought to go ahead and test it. Spend $5. Why?

    So that your experience with Fiverr and other similar services becomes personal. Test everything you do in IM.

    When you fail at IM, it often adds to your knowledge and experience if you learn from it. Losing $5 should not break your bank. And if that's all you lose on your first marketing campaign in order to learn the lesson, consider yourself extremely lucky and smart! Then don't do it again.

    The very best to you all,

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  • Profile picture of the author Tony LaRocco
    Don't lol. I did this early on and got 300 clicks a day but no buys. Fiverr + traffic= worthless bot traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Listbuilder1
    Don't waste your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author starengine
    Guys thanks for the replies.

    I'd like to be clear on what harm it will do for ecommerce sites?

    eBay: is thick and dumb and stoopid. It's built on ancient technology used by the Aztecs.
    Forget 1m visitors (I only put that to make a good title)...
    If I got 10,000 views on a listing, the dumb eBay system 'could' give a ranking boost in where the listing shows up.

    10,000 views + 0 purchases - maybe it still sits on page 10.
    10,000 views + 2 purchases - aha! maybe that takes you straight to position 1!
    (i have just made that up - i have no idea if that actually works)

    eBay is not based on logic and fairness.
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    • Profile picture of the author Xiqual
      Hey there starengine,

      What specific products are you listing on ebay?
      Drones? Tee-shirts?

      Where do you think people who could be interested in buying it meet online?

      And...

      Is your intent just a ranking boost?
      Why aren't you going for sales?
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    Chances are that this is too good to be true.

    I wouldn't really trust any traffic from Fiverr.

    But, since it is only $5, you should go ahead and give it a try.

    Let us know how it goes for you if you do!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by starengine View Post

    I've been looking at fiverr for promoting sales of eBay listings.
    OK... not 1m... but they say something like 5000 or 10000 views.

    So...

    1. It's too good to be true? Not worth even a penny?
    2. EVEN more important, can this do harm??

    eBay listing - I'm not actually fussed about.

    I have ecommerce websites that I would like to promote.
    If I promote using $5 services from fiverr, will I do unrepairable damage?

    Thanks.
    Sounds too good to be true. Probably bot traffic. I'd stay away.
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  • Profile picture of the author FiveStarFiverr
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    Originally Posted by starengine View Post

    I've been looking at fiverr for promoting sales of eBay listings.
    OK... not 1m... but they say something like 5000 or 10000 views.

    So...

    1. It's too good to be true? Not worth even a penny?
    2. EVEN more important, can this do harm??

    eBay listing - I'm not actually fussed about.

    I have ecommerce websites that I would like to promote.
    If I promote using $5 services from fiverr, will I do unrepairable damage?

    Thanks.
    I highly doubt you will do unrepairable damage, but it does seem a bit too good to be true. There are some types of traffic you can buy that are worth it, but you really need to know more about the traffic than just how many hits you're promised.

    If the traffic is coming from social sources or from trusted sources, it could be worth it. Plus, if you only pay $5 for it, you only need one customer to make it worth it, most likely.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    it's BOT TRAFFIC.

    Use your mind if you're clever: why people spend thousands of less traffic on facebook, adwords, etc, if they can get 1 millions on fiverr???

    Exactly.
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  • Yes, everyone here is right about bot traffic. Fiverr is not a good place to buy good traffic. It is, however, a good place for graphic-related work but not with SEO and backlinks. You may as well buy traffic from FB ads or Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author snehil kamal
    Instead of spending $5 on Fiverr, invest it on Reditt advertising. You would get 50-100 genuine leads.
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  • It wont yield any stats for you. Fiverr and the Fiverr seller though will profit from it. Ebay is an easy place to make money at. Why send a spike of $5 traffic to your ebay listing when ebay already has the millions of returning customers that you are looking for? The trick is to use Ebay in tandom with your IM/MMO website. Figure it out. Fiverr is great, but bot traffic is not.
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    • Profile picture of the author starengine
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      It wont yield any stats for you. Fiverr and the Fiverr seller though will profit from it. Ebay is an easy place to make money at. Why send a spike of $5 traffic to your ebay listing when ebay already has the millions of returning customers that you are looking for? The trick is to use Ebay in tandom with your IM/MMO website. Figure it out. Fiverr is great, but bot traffic is not.
      newbie here: what's IM and MMO?
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      • Profile picture of the author AlmiriaV
        Originally Posted by starengine View Post

        newbie here: what's IM and MMO?
        IM = Internet Marketing
        MMO = Make Money Online
        He's referring to his personal/business website on which he can promote his ebay products.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Those views are all fake Bots. Using Fiverr for Traffic and SEO is a complete waste of cash.
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  • Profile picture of the author b3achlife
    When using fiverr be sure to read ALL of the reviews going back for months, typically that will show some folks showing honest detailed feedback and you can challenge the seller to see how he/she answers...
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  • Profile picture of the author bxqzb
    Originally Posted by starengine View Post

    I've been looking at fiverr for promoting sales of eBay listings.
    OK... not 1m... but they say something like 5000 or 10000 views.

    So...

    1. It's too good to be true? Not worth even a penny?
    2. EVEN more important, can this do harm??

    eBay listing - I'm not actually fussed about.

    I have ecommerce websites that I would like to promote.
    If I promote using $5 services from fiverr, will I do unrepairable damage?

    Thanks.
    For design, fiverr's fine.

    For data entry, simple stuff? Also fine.

    Content? Maybe.

    But for marketing, it's usually horrible. Way too many services offered by beginners to even noobier beginners
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  • Profile picture of the author Webivores
    of course for 5$ you will get bots.
    Let someone make you a funny video gag on fiverr that can at least make you smile
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  • Profile picture of the author echelon
    I don't expect to get the best quality traffic for extremely cheap. But, if the offer you saw has many good reviews, then it may require testing to judge. Nonetheless, if you are willing to spend to gain traffic, perhaps one of your best option is to learn how to drive traffic from a specific paid traffic source. You may then ave more control over the cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    It sure won't be real traffic, and it will slow down your site the more fake visits you send. Slower loading site = lower ranking site. Just saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave d
    I have used the bot traffic from fiverr for other project knowing it would not generate real visitors and the stats were not good.

    Why exactly do you want to generate traffic for an ebay listing, do you think this will give you a better search ranking ?
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Please my question now is..., which traffic is the cheapest targeted traffic that is legit and tested
    Some of us have spent years and tens of thousands of dollars figuring that out for our specific businesses.

    There is no guarantee our best sources will work for you.

    You need to do your own testing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MeelisM
    Well, how to put it. I'll just state the obvious. If you buy 1m visits for $5 you aren't going to get a single real living human person visit your site from these 1m visits.

    Meelis
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  • Profile picture of the author Ginoclarke1990
    There's no point in buying traffic if it's not going to convert. Social media is good for free traffic by making a page on Facebook and promoting your products or get people talking about your business. Plus you can also pay for Facebook ads which could could add up but if you use it properly then I'm sure you will do well
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi starengine,

    Take 1 full, slow, deep breath. Re-read the post title.

    Then the answer reveals itself

    Ryan

    PS....interpret as a joke if you were joking or serious advice if not LOL.
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