AdFly traffic for AdSense websites

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I have see several AdSense websites getting traffic from AdFly and AdCrunch traffic networks. Is it allowed by Google or is it in violation of AdSense policies? Have you made money from Adfly traffic? I can't find the right answer. So, here I am asking if you know how effective is use of Adfly traffic for AdSense websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Originally Posted by xtrapunch View Post

    I have see several AdSense websites getting traffic from AdFly and AdCrunch traffic networks.
    Since these are paid traffic sources, how do you know "several" Adsense sites are getting traffic from them, unless they are your own sites? (And, if they are your own, then surely you already know the answer to the questions you're asking?) :confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
      Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

      Since these are paid traffic sources, how do you know "several" Adsense sites are getting traffic from them, unless they are your own sites? (And, if they are your own, then surely you already know the answer to the questions you're asking?) :confused:
      When you click on an Adf.ly links, you get to see a page. That's how I know several websites use Adfly for getting traffic to Adsense powered sites. I haven't tried it myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPA Andrew
    Good to see people using adcrun.ch

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    • Profile picture of the author jdooley13
      Originally Posted by CPA Andrew View Post

      Good to see people using adcrun.ch

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  • Profile picture of the author dame016
    How'd you know? You need to see the site analytics to be able to know all about the incoming traffic. And how do you get traffic from AdFly and AdCrunch?? I'd like to try.
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    • Profile picture of the author mattyprimmer
      Originally Posted by dame016 View Post

      How'd you know? You need to see the site analytics to be able to know all about the incoming traffic. And how do you get traffic from AdFly and AdCrunch?? I'd like to try.
      If you click a link from some network and see Adsense on the site you clicked to... why would you need the Analytics to realize that other people probably followed the same link? I'm lost here?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ballax75
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    • Profile picture of the author absoluteallen
      My best guess is building a website around software links and/or popular books, courses etc... then sending them to the download with adfly in the middle.

      What I would do anyways...
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  • Profile picture of the author motley
    Guys,

    I tried to send Adf.ly traffic to one of my sites yesterday. I did it because I saw a guy at Flippa (I'm a site flipper) who used paid traffic to boost the traffic to the site to show that the site makes money from adsense.

    I bought 1,000 AU and 1,000 CA visitors for $6+VAT=$7.2
    I received 2,517 Page views; 16 Clicks and earned $10.75
    Profit is $3.55

    It was one time experiment. I would like to continue with this test buying cheaper traffic, fx. European traffic for $2/1000 or worldwide traffic for $1/1000 (human traffic). But my main concern is about the Google TOS. Can my AdSense account be banned for this kind of traffic?
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    • Profile picture of the author WebPen
      Some guys have definitely gotten their Adsense accounts banned for using paid traffic.

      Even though some sites say their traffic is Adsense-friendly, I don't know if it's worth the risk.

      If you're going to use paid traffic, why not try to build a email list instead?
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      • Profile picture of the author motley
        Hi Justin, thanks for reply.

        As I mentioned above, it was just a test. I'm a site flipper and everyone who flipps sites know that the site price increase dramatically if the site makes some revenue. You can expect to get a price of 8-10 times more than the site makes in a month. I sell starter sites - very new sites without any traffic and revenue, I just build them and list on the auction the same day. Finding a way to make money with those sites fast could increase the sites value.

        I won't continue using Adf.ly to drive traffic if it's unsafe for adsense. I started this experiment because I saw a guy who successfully sells same new sites with paid traffic that generate revenue. If this is unsafe, I would not want to:

        1. get banned from Adsense
        2. (most important) get my site buyers' accounts banned from Adsense
        Originally Posted by Justin Stowe View Post

        Some guys have definitely gotten their Adsense accounts banned for using paid traffic.

        Even though some sites say their traffic is Adsense-friendly, I don't know if it's worth the risk.

        If you're going to use paid traffic, why not try to build a email list instead?
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        • Profile picture of the author Wullie
          I have been trying to find out an answer to this related question about adfly and adsense. Here is what it says from the google policy site

          Be aware of how your site is promoted.
          Publishers need to be very careful when purchasing traffic or setting up ad campaigns with third parties. Before contracting with any ad network, you should ensure that they will never display your site in pop-ups or as a result of the actions of any software application. Please also keep in mind that publishers using online advertising of any kind must comply Google's Landing Page Quality Guidelines.

          I have tried looking through thier t's & C's but couldn't see anything relating to this.

          I am pretty sure adfly do not conflict with any of these but please correct me and let me know if I am wrong.

          I stuggle to see how google can ban you, when they are not clear on this particular site (Adfly). If someone who sees your site and clicks on it within the 5 seconds its advertised then surely they are showing an interest. If they don't want to view it/see what it is about then they just click on skip ad after the 5 seconds are up and continue on to thier original destination.

          Maybe its just me but can't see how google can justify a ban for using adfly. After all a t.v ad is 30 seconds and your either interested or your not.

          I welcome your input as I have started using Adfly as a means of traffic but have discontinued until clarity can be established. Google just don't respond to e-mails

          Thanks

          Wullie
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Sounds risky to me sending Adfly traffic to a Adsense site. Personally I wouldn't bother if you value your Adsense account.

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Linley
    I can shed some light on this subject since just last month I tested a little bit of ad.fly traffic to an adsense site and got my account disabled within days of using it! That is the only thing I was using to get traffic so maybe it would have been better to use some organic or social traffic but I can definitely tell you that adf.ly will get your adsense red flagged and most likely banned. Everyone has been warned now! It's definitely against their TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author motley
    I haven't been disabled or banned yet, but I stopped testing Adf.ly traffic for adsense site anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author JakeTech
    You sure you're seeing adsense? Several display ad networks are adchoices members, including some fairly shady ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wullie
      Hi,

      I have a blog to do with the same thing as my website, so can I send traffic from adfly to my blog which dosn't have adsense ads and then give the visitors the option to click through to the actual website that does have adsense on it.

      Would this be an acceptable way to do this, my reasoning is that if they are interested in my blog then they may be interested in my website.

      I would be greatful to here if this is against the very vague google conditions and policies.

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author TwistedRoo
        You would ensure that the traffic is not coming directly to your site from adfly. Just saying.
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      • Profile picture of the author robestrong
        I tested this a while ago. I was not banned but the CTR rate is essentially nill, so it wouldn't be worth it. Weighing in accounts of people who have gotten banned, it's not worth it on both fronts.
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  • Profile picture of the author risingrank
    i bet one can use double refresh to hide the referer from adfly.
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  • Profile picture of the author kickmoney
    OP

    Log into Adsense and then use the Help Center Search Bar
    Located in the sidebar on the right hand side to search for

    "Purchasing traffic to my site"

    And then click on the first result.

    It's a gamble depending on how "legit" the third party traffic provider is.

    Edit: Here's a screen & link of the article

    Link: Purchasing traffic to my site

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  • Profile picture of the author lexilexi
    Paid traffic to an Adsense site ("Arbitrage") is definitely against TOS, you'll get banned.
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  • Profile picture of the author PinkieBoyz
    paid traffic really dangerous for your adsense account.
    and its against adsense TOS.
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    • Profile picture of the author rrahman
      I always try to avoid Google adsense TOS violation..
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