Should I buy website traffic? From where then?

by Vednor
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Hello Fellow Warriors,

Sorry for my long absence in the forum. After failing miserably trying to make money online, I decided to take a job to earn my living. For the past few years life has been good, but my heart kept on bugging for an online success. Though I pretty much understood that my lack of knowledge regarding online business and clear understanding of how the money flow really works, I knew that my getting back into online business won't make much of a difference. Then someone introduced me with Fiverr and said that I could get things done pretty cheaply there. Guess what! I paid the price for trusting false banners and tricky people. I gave contract to a guy for taking care of the SEO and traffic, and after months of waiting; my nine years old website NoobFeed started to hit the bottom of everything from traffic to Alexa ranking.

Now I badly need the traffic back into my site to keep my writers with me. So the question arises. Should I buy website traffic? If yes, then what are the best options? And does Google have any objection regarding this?

I thank you all for taking your time and reading my post. Your replies will be highly appreciated.

Have a great day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Million
    How will you be monetizing this traffic? Do you have affiliate links, advertising, or your own products?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Vednor View Post

    Should I buy website traffic?

    No.

    Before you waste any more money, you need to learn what you are doing first.

    Everything about your post suggests that you have no plan, no marketing strategy, no monetization and retention strategy, and no real business set up yet.

    Start over from the very beginning and don't buy anything until you have a solid reason, you know what you're doing, and you're not guessing.

    Please don't take personal offense at anything I'm saying - I would give the same advice to my mother. Trying to "piece together" a real business without an understanding of the "what" and "why" usually leads to failure.

    Start with the audience you're going to serve and learn what they are asking for.

    The best to you,

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Vednor
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      No.

      Before you waste any more money, you need to learn what you are doing first.

      Everything about your post suggests that you have no plan, no marketing strategy, no monetization and retention strategy, and no real business set up yet.

      Start over from the very beginning and don't buy anything until you have a solid reason, you know what you're doing, and you're not guessing.

      Please don't take personal offense at anything I'm saying - I would give the same advice to my mother. Trying to "piece together" a real business without an understanding of the "what" and "why" usually leads to failure.

      Start with the audience you're going to serve and learn what they are asking for.

      The best to you,

      Steve
      Hey Steve,

      I take your points with a positive note and can't agree more really. Though I did have a plan when launching the site, but it didn't through accordingly. My first plan was to build a strong community (when I had a forum in the site), and it wasn't going so bad. Later on when forum activities when down (thanks to facebook), I primarily focused on publishing content in regular basis and targeted random website traffic who are mostly this industry users/consumers. But Google doesn't seem to like my works. Say I publish a review right after a game is launched, it shows up at the first page for moments only. Later on big sites take my place, and what hurts most is to watch sites is low quality content topping my articles on Google. Adding to that, they rank way higher than me in Alexa.

      Do you know any such expert who can fix these issues on partnership basis? I wouldn't mind to share my earnings from my site.

      Once again thanking you for reading from me and your word of advice.

      Thanks,

      Vednor
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    Originally Posted by Vednor View Post

    Hello Fellow Warriors,

    Sorry for my long absence in the forum. After failing miserably trying to make money online, I decided to take a job to earn my living. For the past few years life has been good, but my heart kept on bugging for an online success. Though I pretty much understood that my lack of knowledge regarding online business and clear understanding of how the money flow really works, I knew that my getting back into online business won't make much of a difference. Then someone introduced me with Fiverr and said that I could get things done pretty cheaply there. Guess what! I paid the price for trusting false banners and tricky people. I gave contract to a guy for taking care of the SEO and traffic, and after months of waiting; my nine years old website NoobFeed started to hit the bottom of everything from traffic to Alexa ranking.

    Now I badly need the traffic back into my site to keep my writers with me. So the question arises. Should I buy website traffic? If yes, then what are the best options? And does Google have any objection regarding this?

    I thank you all for taking your time and reading my post. Your replies will be highly appreciated.

    Have a great day.

    Hi Vednor! You can buy traffic from many reliable sources online. However, if you buy traffic you should always send it to your email optin page first. This way you can email your subscribers with useful information over time. If you send them directly to your blog, they will see your site one time and probably never return.

    All successful internet marketers have their own email lists. Before you buy traffic, make sure your email optin form and sales funnel are in place.

    Here on the Warrior Forum there are many experience marketers who can help you setting up an optin form and sales funnel. When you have these done, then you can start promoting your optin form.
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    • Originally Posted by tommen View Post

      Hi Vednor! You can buy traffic from many reliable sources online.
      No, you can't just "buy traffic" - you can buy ADS and target certain audiences etc and HOPE they click through

      But I think OP means going to Fiverr and paying for 20,000 "website visits" for $35.00 or so
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    • Profile picture of the author Vednor
      Originally Posted by tommen View Post

      Hi Vednor! You can buy traffic from many reliable sources online. However, if you buy traffic you should always send it to your email optin page first. This way you can email your subscribers with useful information over time. If you send them directly to your blog, they will see your site one time and probably never return.

      All successful internet marketers have their own email lists. Before you buy traffic, make sure your email optin form and sales funnel are in place.

      Here on the Warrior Forum there are many experience marketers who can help you setting up an optin form and sales funnel. When you have these done, then you can start promoting your optin form.
      Hi tommen,

      Judging by the suggestions from some of the warriors, it seems like a bad idea to buy traffic initially, specially when I don't have a specific goal set yet. But I really like your idea about sending such traffic to my email optin page. Thanks for sharing it. If I ever buy traffic online, I'm surely going to implement it.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Hi Vednor! You can buy traffic from many reliable sources online.
    Really? What are these "many reliable" sources?

    There are many sources where you can buy reliable robots.
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    • Profile picture of the author tommen
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Really? What are these "many reliable" sources?

      There are many sources where you can buy reliable robots.
      I meant solo ads. I should have explained that better. Udimi.com for instance is a reliable source.
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  • Profile picture of the author echelon
    I hope your websites gets back up. I agree with what has been said regarding the fact that it is important that you know exactly what is being done or what you want to have achieved on your site. I think outsourcing may come after finding/getting a system that is proven to work. If you have a blog there are multiple avenues that may be looked at to generate traffic without spending on an ad network. Neil Patel (who apparently has/has had a lot of traffic) may have content on the subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    Consider testing Bing and expand based on conversions. They have upgraded their platform with some quality tools. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Vednor,

    Good to see you back buddy.

    OK, my take on this line:

    "Now I badly need the traffic..."

    Maybe a little lost in the translation but here is what seems to be happening: you are desperate to get blog traffic, and since desperation drives you, you make a desperate decision to drive blog traffic, and the natural result will be filled with fear, because you made fear-filled decisions.

    I'd say to create helpful content and to build strong bonds with leaders in your niche by helping them out. Following these basics for months drives *quality* website traffic, meaning the humans visiting in your blog will like what you offer, most of the time, and these are the people you want as readers.

    Bought humans aka bought traffic? They are generally not as interested because they bought into somebody else, or bought into getting paid....and did not buy into you.

    Doing it organically promotes short term and long term success dude. Paid traffic can yield successful results but clear that fear first and be prepared to pay up to play a numbers game; not my gig, though it floats other Warrior's boats.

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  • Profile picture of the author Arina Thoggy
    Hi Vendor,

    I hope that your website gets the traffic back.

    1. My first opinion is to not buy traffic from anywhere and just keep work on your website. Start your work from the beginning and you'll get the results after few months. Yes, it takes time.

    2. The second opinion is if it is really compulsory to buy traffic then you can go with it but just pay for ads that give security of visitors to your website. You can deal with some reputable company that provides you traffic and keep working on your website because after few months if you don't want to pay anyone then also you've to keep working on your site from now onwards.

    3. Last but not the least opinion is to hire an SEO expert that help you to gain traffic slowly and steadily. Another benefit you'll get to know more about SEO directly from an expert. Well, now your website has not so much visitor so start from reading about SEO and then implementing it on your website will take so much time. So it is good to hire an SEO expert they'll help you and your problem will be solved.

    Now it's your choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vednor
      Originally Posted by Arina Thoggy View Post

      Hi Vendor,

      I hope that your website gets the traffic back.

      1. My first opinion is to not buy traffic from anywhere and just keep work on your website. Start your work from the beginning and you'll get the results after few months. Yes, it takes time.

      2. The second opinion is if it is really compulsory to buy traffic then you can go with it but just pay for ads that give security of visitors to your website. You can deal with some reputable company that provides you traffic and keep working on your website because after few months if you don't want to pay anyone then also you've to keep working on your site from now onwards.

      3. Last but not the least opinion is to hire an SEO expert that help you to gain traffic slowly and steadily. Another benefit you'll get to know more about SEO directly from an expert. Well, now your website has not so much visitor so start from reading about SEO and then implementing it on your website will take so much time. So it is good to hire an SEO expert they'll help you and your problem will be solved.

      Now it's your choice.
      Hi Arina,

      Thanks for your suggestions. Well, I've been struggling to find a SEO expert who is good and honest but not to expensive either. Most reputed people or companies are too expensive and I can't afford them. Like I said earlier that I've tried a few guys over the past few years through fiverr and getafreelancer, but all of them came to be a fake. Do you know/recommend any such expert?
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  • Profile picture of the author Akula78
    hello dude, definitely, you first need to know what your audience needs, and then you will know what you need to keep them, and then think about how to attract new ones. I suggest you to join Forums, blogs related to your page, but also some groups on social media related to what you are promoting on your page, like that you could still be able to generate free traffic to your page! Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavdBob
    Hi Vendor.

    Lots of seasoned marketers have made comments, asked questions, made observations. I didn't see much in the way of an answer to your question though.

    I have found the really experienced, successful, knowledgeable people here don't have much time for such nonsense as interacting with rookies that don't have a clue and will just ignore their direction. Others here make their money from sucking desperate people to buy their WSOs, most of which are just garbage reworked. You gotta really research to get locate people with integrity, and most of those don't spend much time here.

    For you Vendor, and any other n00bies trying to figure this out, here are some answers.
    Like you, I have been struggling at becoming an Internet Marketer for years too. I learned way too much stuff over the years after investing thousands of hours, and maybe $3000 in products, plans, programs, and such. Much was bad info, much was outdated, much was good but has now become outdated.

    Last fall I started over yet again.
    Then I got an email from Amazon, saying they TOSsed me. By now you should know that means the disqualified me for violating their (T)erms (O)f (S)service. This made me leap for joy, because the only reason they noticed me is I made a SALE!

    I did everything right except my website didn't measure up. I can fix my website.

    It also means I got organic traffic to my offers, which is what you are wanting to do.

    There are so many ways to get traffic, some cost money some free. Some work well for some topics, others not so much.

    I invested in a one-on-one coaching and fixed my website, re-applied to Amazon.
    And got approved this time. Got more one-on-one coaching and my traffic really blew up. And since then on a new website that gets some organic Google search traffic, and a good deal more from Pinterest, I have started making sales.

    I too have to work a day job in order to pay the bills but finally see the way to ending that. My day job is customer support, and we have had several major shakeups since December(I was supporting WWE and Toys-R-Us), so I have done almost nothing on the website and very little on my Pinterest accounts the first quarter of this year....but am still getting traffic and making sales anyway.


    Here is what I did and the products that align most closely with the one-on-one coaching I took.The coaching cost like $300 for each one. These products cover basically the same information but waaaaaay less money.

    To rebuild my website the coaching was from a seasoned pro. I have encountered her from my 8+ years of trying and she does happen to also be here, and yes, she has in the last several years put out about 15 of those WSOs.

    She also provided the Amazon Breeze product here. And the coaching on it got my website to where both Google likes it, and Amazon(the most critical clown in the circus) also likes it. I get organic traffic from the search engines.

    To put that traffic on steroids, the 2nd coaching was on Pinterest. The same Pinterest account I've had since the begining.....well not much as far as Total Engagements. With the coaching, in less then a month my new account was getting thousands a day. Every day.

    Pinterest works, for the moment much better then all the other social media sources combined, but only if you do it right. I re-worked my old account and it is amazing to be see the difference.

    And just search anything you want. You will almost always see something on Pinterest show up in some of the top 10 slots. Now my pins, using the right keywords, on a properly done account show up on Google consistently on page one.

    If you want to promote Amazon, get Amazon breeze.

    No matter what you want to promote, you can check out Pinterest as a traffic source.

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  • Profile picture of the author Roy Tay
    Originally Posted by Vednor View Post

    Hello Fellow Warriors,

    Sorry for my long absence in the forum. After failing miserably trying to make money online, I decided to take a job to earn my living. For the past few years life has been good, but my heart kept on bugging for an online success. Though I pretty much understood that my lack of knowledge regarding online business and clear understanding of how the money flow really works, I knew that my getting back into online business won't make much of a difference. Then someone introduced me with Fiverr and said that I could get things done pretty cheaply there. Guess what! I paid the price for trusting false banners and tricky people. I gave contract to a guy for taking care of the SEO and traffic, and after months of waiting; my nine years old website NoobFeed started to hit the bottom of everything from traffic to Alexa ranking.

    Now I badly need the traffic back into my site to keep my writers with me. So the question arises. Should I buy website traffic? If yes, then what are the best options? And does Google have any objection regarding this?

    I thank you all for taking your time and reading my post. Your replies will be highly appreciated.

    Have a great day.
    Fiverr is not a reliable source for traffic, it is more to banners graphics. I would suggest solo ads for your website traffic depending on niche or run facebook ads to build a following.
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  • Only if you know X amount of people that purchased from this business/individual and they vouch it for.. otherwise it's risky.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomopalinski
    There are many different ways of buying quality traffic to your online properties.

    First, make sure that you have some way to monetize this traffic once it arrives on your website to recuperate at least some of the investments.

    The source of the traffic will depend on the purpose of it. Do you want to promote some products/services, want to get your blog going, etc.?

    The reason for the traffic will tell you what kind of audience you should be looking for.

    Social media would be the best source of getting traffic from specific audiences. Start looking for influencers, or people with a large following, that focus on topics that your best audience would be interested in. So if you are selling mountain bikes, find a biker with a decent following and ask him/her to send a promotional message.

    Another way would be Facebook or Instagram Ads. Those ads give you a possibility to choose audiences you advertise to. Just choose audiences that you think would get a lot of value from what you offer. If you are good enough, some of those visitors will continue coming or even link to you.

    Those are just a few examples of a legit traffic that is also targeted. Any other services out there that offer random clicks for a price will get you useless traffic that won't benefit you in any way.

    I hope this helps. Good luck and enjoy the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennethR768
    Well, you can get some real traffic by spending some few bucks. Visit Fiverr and find a suitable person to get this job done.
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