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Buying Website Traffic – What Every Webmaster Needs To Know

2011 May 6
by buddy

So you are looking to buy website traffic for your website. I bet often used the ads, “100,000 visitors to your website for only $10.95!” Fantastic, right? You have often seen lots of these ads and wish to know which one to go for, am I right? Well, I am going to tell you all you need to know, so settle-back, take it easy and study on.

How to choose Traffic.

You never.

You heard that right, you don’t. Its all of is a scam. There are several versions of this scam, but they all produce the exact same results, that is, you will waste your hard earned cash. Now when I begun I fell for this trick as a few of you have already, or could be about to. Let me explain what you’re getting. This is the worst possible traffic ever online. Its so bad mainly since most of it is not even traffic.

In most cases you are finding cash for some guy to put your URL into a script that pings your server and records a “hit” on your stat counter. This seriously is not traffic, this is just creative scripting that fakes your hits.

Then there are those who simply take your income and give you a special “control panel” making the figures rise every time you log in but nothing is ever pumped to your web site, not even empty data packets.

Expired domain traffic. Now this sort of traffic seller is a little harder to find, but a legitimate one can deliver some actual junk traffic to your site just as well. Now you may be getting actual visits, but they are worthless. Why? First you have to understand how this works. Bob has a domain that at one time had a website attached to it, the site had oneway links and google search traffic, but bobs website went bust so now the domain name results in the hands of the traffic seller. The traffic seller takes good thing about affiliate marketing website that traffic is still coming into, but simply redirecting or forwarding it to your site. Sounds good right? Well, the condition with this is, in order for the traffic seller to supply targeted traffic, they would have to maintain a GoDaddy sized database of domain names that are still pumping traffic in each and every single niche available. Now this is virtually impossible to achieve and even if someone else did do it, it would be terribly expensive and most likely end up as a total loss for the traffic seller. Especially, since a domain name with no actual website attached to it has a very short lifespan. So instead, there is a few domains, and those that are closely related end up going to your site. However this is off a redirect, so that someone clicked a link to get at one place and ended up at yours. Most, if not all, will click off your site at this point. Plus, for the money you’d probably invest this service, you are able to easily go and purchase the expired domains yourself, for a lot less and only have to pay once to register the name.

Then there is Auto-surf traffic. This is how people subscribe, and enter their website into this script which is basically an automatic pop-up ad machine. It shows an online site then after 30 seconds or so, it clicks to a different, over and over. The secret to success was to much better than the usual banner exchange. In lieu of almost every banner you show, one of yours gets shown, its trying to do it with your home page. So bob clicks in and keeps the auto-surf site up and lets it search those sites in the exchange while he is out mowing the lawn, and he racks up credits so his site gets shown to others doing a similar thing, no wonder bob’s site went bust. Now most people know they are signing up to this, but I have noticed some traffic sellers passing off auto-surf traffic among the other kinds.

Our advice is to step back from traffic sellers altogether. You are such a lot of better off together with your cash on legitimate advertising and traffic generation methods, like links and such than even costing you time learning the hard way.

What’s the matter? That ad just sounds so great, you want to try it anyway? I’m telling you, you are going to get burned. Ok, before buying, do yourself a favor. Read through their website, look for a disclaimer. Oh, you should understand you found it simply because they all say a similar thing. It is incorporated in the standard traffic scam book. It will say something like,

“Your counter can not count all the hits we send you, because our traffic is so awesome and we send so much of it, your stat program wont be able to keep up.”

With the professional stat programs that include most all hosting accounts nowadays, I would love to know where they got this magic counter which could only record their stats, it has to be amazing. That is still the greatest neon sign saying “Scam” right over the site.

Think about it, if your site counter can match 10,000 unique visitors a day why cant it get caught up with the 500 they are selling you? Easy, your counter wont record the “hits” given it wont be receiving any.

Now let me guess, it also said that if you prefer a refund, you need to dig up your server logs and demonstrate to them, then they’ll be very happy to refund your dollars right? Good. Ok, where are your server logs? Have you any idea? You do? Good, now opt for where the traffic your site received came from. Ok, now differentiate concerned with the traffic you got from them and those that got their start in your legitimate back links. Do you see where I am picking this?

The traffic company assumes that you either wont know where the logs are or wont want to endure the effort. Then on top of that, they are hoping that you at least got some traffic from other places to help hide what they claim they sent and what they didn’t.

Look, I am not wanting to kill your hopes and dreams. I have just been there and done that. I learned the hard way and am now trying to help you out. Trust me on this, avoid buying traffic. If you really need cheap fast traffic, the best option is pay per click. At least from a PPC campaign you will get genuine traffic.

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