About 2 years ago, I used a Chinese bot software called JingLing to send about 75,000 hits per month to my news website. The traffic always stayed on my site for around 1 minute and generally visited 2-3 pages. Within a month of using this software (it ramps up traffic slowly), my site began ranking higher than CNN and other well-known news sites.
Flash forward to today, there is a new English-language version of this software called TrafficSpirit. I know there have been a ton of changes to the SEO algorithms and I am wondering if I can still safely use this bot strategy as one part of my overall SEO?
I believe the way it works is that it uses all the computers running the software to visit each others' websites...
Thanks for any thoughts, I was shocked to find no one had mentioned TrafficSpirit here before!