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Anybody have any experience of paying for traffic, might seem like a good investment to get some subscribers.

I'm not really talking about adwords, but one of the many companies who promise thousands of visitors to your site.

How does it work? Are too many visitors at once detrimental to your SEO?

Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
    Originally Posted by chrissyb View Post

    companies who promise thousands of visitors to your site.

    Are too many visitors at once detrimental to your SEO?

    Chris
    hi there

    u dont need to worry about the SEO part because its not possible in the 1st place.


    if u talking about ad networks like ppc networks or ppv networks or ptc networks then yes.

    but if u talk about other stand alone company selling traffic then my advice : DONT WASTE MONEY! hahaha

    I paid $25 for a few thousand visitors and until today, which is like more than 6 months, the traffic has not reached 1k.

    So its either not possible or its useless, meaning u get thousands on visitors but useless traffic, meaning its possible to get no sales or subs.

    So just dont bother about all this.
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  • Profile picture of the author curly sue
    well I have tried www.revisitors.com; it was a waste of time, I ordered for US traffic andthey sent china traffic. Targeted website visitors and cheap, real web site traffic sent me some good traffic but not the exact amount, or well they are very cheap!
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  • Profile picture of the author CPA Andrew
    Hey check out www.adcrun.ch Just choose how many visitors you want and you're done!
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  • Profile picture of the author chrissyb
    Yes please review i don't understand what it is!? Sorry I know understand and does look quite interesting...:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    if your trying to generate lots more traffic to a squeeze page then ppc and solo ads are very hard to beat in terms of ROI, ease of set up and speed of results

    free traffic is all well and good but i build free traffic while i use paid traffic so i get the best of both worlds

    paul
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    • Profile picture of the author cobra5106
      Originally Posted by paul nicholls View Post

      if your trying to generate lots more traffic to a squeeze page then ppc and solo ads are very hard to beat in terms of ROI, ease of set up and speed of results

      free traffic is all well and good but i build free traffic while i use paid traffic so i get the best of both worlds

      paul
      I agree. PPC and Solo Ads are the way to go.

      Although, I personally lean towards PPC. Solo Ads, can depend on the supplier.

      For PPC, Adwords and BingAds (Bing Ads is a little more cost effective). I've also tried 7search. The traffic is good, but not as reliable for click thru's.
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  • Profile picture of the author playhard
    Never waste your money on buying cheap traffic. There is a reason it's so cheap, its crap. All it will give you is a light wallet and a high bounce rate.

    Stay away from that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tayman
      The biggest mistake I made in Internet Marketing is wasting too much time with SEO/free methods instead of paying for traffic.

      SEO can be profitable, but it's slow unless you are doing something shady.

      Paid traffic is how you go from nothing to an explosion "overnight".

      Don't buy scams like get 45million visitors for 5 dollars!!!1!one
      If it sounds to good to be true, it is.
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      • Profile picture of the author rap3003
        Originally Posted by Tayman View Post

        The biggest mistake I made in Internet Marketing is wasting too much time with SEO/free methods instead of paying for traffic.

        SEO can be profitable, but it's slow unless you are doing something shady.

        Paid traffic is how you go from nothing to an explosion "overnight".

        Don't buy scams like get 45million visitors for 5 dollars!!!1!one
        If it sounds to good to be true, it is.
        lol! 45M visit for $5?! If i have that kind of traffic i won't sell that for only $5!

        yes paying traffic is one way to make quick money if you know how. Tried and tested.

        I have a method that can get unlimited traffic but i can't convert them using cpa offers. The only way i monetize my traffic is via adfly.
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    • Profile picture of the author clausont
      Originally Posted by playhard View Post

      Never waste your money on buying cheap traffic. There is a reason it's so cheap, its crap. All it will give you is a light wallet and a high bounce rate.

      Stay away from that.
      This seems to fit my experience....
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  • Profile picture of the author atomitservices
    Don't waste your money to buy traffic that are not relevant and useful for you. You can select your own keywords and do SEO for them to get some volume of quality traffic on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author starcraft2
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    Have you thought of using paid press release sites like prweb? Might be a good alternative
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by chrissyb View Post

    I'm not really talking about adwords, but one of the many companies who promise thousands of visitors to your site.
    Don't ever join these companies. They do generate lots of visitors but these "visitors" are only computer generated and not real people.

    This is one of the worst ways to get traffic to your site just like traffic exchanges.
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    It is more good to invest in social marketing,
    so you can get some traffic mines for life time
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      Originally Posted by xpesos View Post

      It is more good to invest in social marketing,
      so you can get some traffic mines for life time
      Not if your target market doesn't spend any time in social media marketing though !
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  • Profile picture of the author shifat
    I tried my luck with bing advertising recently with no luck & what i came to conclusion with paid traffic after my little is that you need to do a lot of testing & spend a lot on paid advertising to find the perfect combination.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Ferdinand
    Paying for traffic has never worked well for me... It has to come organically IMHO...
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    • Profile picture of the author tanjiehao
      I've tried a few paid back-linking services, but most of them are scams. They use automated traffic generating software that will direct fake traffic to your site and after 3 days or so, the traffic just lunges to an absolute low.

      It's quite literally a shot in the dark. If you manage to shoot the target, there will be some amazing dividends. Otherwise, you'll get nothing out of it. After all, the Internet is so vast and there are many scammers out there that want your money.

      If you want to get traffic, I recommend not paying a single cent and manually build your back-links, it might be slow but the results are better in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1ebooks
    most paid traffic is robots

    not even humans

    some estimate today 90% of the net is robot traffic

    IMO if you want real traffic develop EMD's and learn seo to pop the terms you want on real traffic machines, the big 3, google, bing, yahoo.

    if you sell widgets and can get widgets.com/net/org and develop it right, you have natural keyword traffic which is the highest converting traffic you can every get.

    Just think, someone is looking right now for something, and you could have the keyword developed and #1 or #2 on a major search portal.

    The user looking for what you are marketing clicks your site via the SE and then on your site you have a nice squeeze page with HD video and links to testimonials and links to grab emails or whatever you want to grab.

    So to sell anything, organic traffic via EMD domains.

    That's the formula and you can often acquire strong marketing keywords for products without too heavy of an investment.

    Now if anyone wants to say some traffic other than being #1 organic for what you sell on Google/Bing/Yahoo is better, they're not being honest IMO, organic search for an EMD with a real product is as good as it gets.

    Then its pure numbers, if your conversion ratios are not that strong, your content needs to be tweaked, once you have high converting content matched to an EMD for the product you sell, you have a MONEY MAKING MACHINE.
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  • Profile picture of the author ninjawarrior
    Why don't you just go ahead and try it and find out, then come back here and tell us all about how it's worked out for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    If you wanna scale your business fast than you have to go with paid traffic because SEO is good but to slow. The best is always to have both in place. Paid traffic to get traffic fast and SEO for long term traffic.

    One last word if you wanna have leads which also convert to customers than you have to pay a bit more I guess. Try to break even even you buy traffic that those leads pay for their self.
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  • When it comes to paying for traffic, i've found most of those companies that offer thousands of people to your site are not legit. The people they send are either bots are just not interested in your offer. I would say search engine traffic is the best kind of traffic since its laser targeted and everyone that a search engine sends is usually interested in buying something.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by LaasuunKaan Bsharoegh View Post

      When it comes to paying for traffic, i've found most of those companies that offer thousands of people to your site are not legit. The people they send are either bots are just not interested in your offer. I would say search engine traffic is the best kind of traffic since its laser targeted and everyone that a search engine sends is usually interested in buying something.
      yup and these people are rife in the forums.

      If you see an offer FOR TRAFFIC, that is that is too good to be true, then it normally IS too good to be true.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheEyeGuy
    I remember reading in the AdSense terms that if you use a traffic exchange service, they will ban you.
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  • Profile picture of the author gokulmaba
    Do not make traffic from external source that you don't know well about it. Only genuine traffic can do something in your SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I've tried one of those sites in the past before. Never made money from them - even in some of the raunchiest niches. I'd say stay away from them all. It's like buying 1,000 "clicks" from fiverr for $5.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Facebook ads
    Content marketing networks like Outbrain and Taboola and Disqus
    Bing Ads

    I use all of them and the traffic is good... but the content networks have landing page requirements and restrictions.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    normally with traffic you have to PAY MORE to convert leads to actual sales, but its well worth it in the end that is for sure. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author PureSEO101
    paid traffic is powerful, but only if you have a good sales process...
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  • Profile picture of the author MIgartua
    In my experience the sites that promise thousands of visitors to your website use bots. Even though most say they don't, when you get all those visits and not one single sale or lead it's pretty obvious. I don't trust them anymore. Lately I've been using Bing AdCenter and discovered that despite their Cost Per Click suggestions, if you put the lowest .05 per click you still get traffic. You just have to be careful though to choose "show my ad only to visitors in my selected region" because by default it sets the campaign to "show my ads to people searching about my selected region" which basically means you can be getting clicks from China even though you chose United States just because someone in China was searching for something about the USA. I made that mistake at first and my set budget was used up really fast. But now that I got the hang of it traffic and conversions have been good! I hope this helps. God bless!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Take what you where going to spend on those crap traffic sources and run some FaceBook ads, get your feet wet about how paid advertising works, how to read your data and make positive changes using that data and you'll be further ahead. The hardest ad to run on any network is your first one.

    FaceBook is by far the easiest to learn. Take a day and learn about FaceBook website clicks or website conversions, tracking pixels, newsfeed ads, side bar ads and then go for it. Start small ($5 a day) and see what your results are after 24 hours.

    Then read your data and make small changes to try and get better results.
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    • Profile picture of the author beasty513
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      Take what you where going to spend on those crap traffic sources and run some FaceBook ads, get your feet wet about how paid advertising works, how to read your data and make positive changes using that data and you'll be further ahead. The hardest ad to run on any network is your first one.

      FaceBook is by far the easiest to learn. Take a day and learn about FaceBook website clicks or website conversions, tracking pixels, newsfeed ads, side bar ads and then go for it. Start small ($5 a day) and see what your results are after 24 hours.

      Then read your data and make small changes to try and get better results.
      Not a bad idea.

      I would go with this suggestion as FB ads is easily to change and scale.

      Rumor going around that people check FB more than email...
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    Be careful, you could end up spending more than you earn if you don`t learn what to do first.
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