I have a few comments to make about the world of solo ads.
I have always worked with different sources of traffic (PPC, PPC, Social, etc.) to build my mailing list, but I had never done the appropriate tests with solos.
Lately I've had some time to test the traffic coming from the "mailing list" of som solo ad sellers or ad swaps partners... I really have NO words!
I used mainly Safe Swaps, but I think the problem is not the site, but just the type of business.
What did I find???
I found people who do not send traffic.
I found people who change their name after a few hours of purchase of the solo ad.
I found really BAD traffic!
Traffic at only 15% - 20% rom U.S. and 80% from the rest of the world.
I found ZERO mail traffic (NO REFERRER).
I found traffic from I do not know which specific sources (web redirect, banners broker or similar websites).
I found clicks from bots and IP addresses from anonymous proxies.
I have a download page that no one has used to download the product.
I have found people who have not voluntarily subscribed to my mailing list (dozens of people in a few days).
Where the heck comes this traffic????
How can I use this useless traffic???
I have tried several solo ad sellers and other partners swaps, but the results are all similar.
I believe that the business of the solos is a simple CLICK BUSINESS.
Traffic from anywhere in the world, low cost traffic without any utility, which is sold at $ 0.30 per click.
If I build a list from solos by this kind of traffic, I think the only business can be one of the clicks selling!!!
Take the money and run... right?
How can you monetize this crap traffic??' It's really impossibile.
I can't send traffic from my mailing list and receive trash traffic!
Are things really so?
It's just a business purchase and resale of clicks?
I really hope this is a joke ... I really hope I'm wrong, but the results so far are these!
Look your thinking, warriors, thanks!