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    Does Guaranteed Traffic Really Work?
    Does guaranteed traffic really work? I am thinking of purchasing guaranteed traffic, but I have had one or two people say it doesn't work.

    Is this true?

    Has anyone had any good experience with guaranteed traffic lately?

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    Anyone can sell you guaranteed traffic. Exit traffic is the cheapest.

    What you need is targeted traffic !!!

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    Ditto what MCT said. Its a waste of money.

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    Try searching for "pop-under" or "10,000 visitors" here, to find several threads in which everyone uniformly agrees that paying for "raw" traffic like this is a complete waste of money. Most "guaranteed traffic" services use "pop-unders" which may also cause your domain to become flagged under some anti-adware/security software programs. (Search for "negative branding" to see some discussions of the potential impact.)

    I agree with the suggestion that what you need is "targetted" traffic, but don't be misled by claims from some "guaranteed traffic" companies that they can deliver "targetted" traffic -- they are still presenting your web site to people who didn't ask for it, and who will be annoyed at the use of a pop-under, pop-up, or other invasive technique to promote your site.

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    "Guaranteed Traffic" = junk. You'd have as good of luck by taking a $20 and lighting it on fire.

    They'll send hits, but that kind of traffic doesn't buy or even click anything.

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    Watch out if guaranteed traffic is measured by visitors to your web site. Last year I investigated a claim of guaranteed traffic where a company signed a contract and did receive tons of new visitors, but zero new business. When I checked it out, I found a server in Tokyo that was set up to make random page requests from the client's site, which showed up in the server logs as visitors. The issue was easily identified because all of the requests were coming from a single IP address. Also, there were no web sites on that IP address. The client had paid using a credit card. Once exposed, the credit card company did a charge-back and returned the last 3 months worth of payments.

    A more sophisticated version of this is similar the to pop-under scheme mentioned above. The scammer company buys a block of pop-under ads from porn sites. The pop-unders are set up to request a page from the client's site. With this scam, each visitor appears to originate from a different IP address, which are actually the IP addresses of the porn site users.

    Remember one thing about traffic: Traffic is worthless unless it is targeted traffic that is interested in the products, services or information that you sell.
    There's good, fast and cheap. Pick any two.
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    It really depends on the conversion rate of those traffic. Your site might get a lot of traffic but the thing is - how much of it are targetted traffic and how much is the conversion rate of these guaranteed traffic? You should focus more on targetted traffic through targetted link backs, PPC on similar niche, etc.

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    If you work hard to get traffic, you will get better quality traffic. Getting tons of traffic by paying service is a junk.

    To get tons of traffic in short time you can use JV or Press Release

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelaffiliate
    Does guaranteed traffic really work?...
    No.
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    Define work. You will get more eyeballs but nothing more.
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    Be very careful about how you spend your hard-earned money. Sure, guaranteed traffic sounds great, but the people who visit your site may only view one page, then leave because your content is of no interest to them.

    It doesn't matter how many people you "pay" to visit your site, if they are not your target audience, it is a waste of money!!

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    Spend time, effort, and money on improving your actual site[s] so that people will want to visit your site[s]. The best type of traffic is word of mouth.
    Create a site people will recommend to their friends
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    Why Not Conduct a Test?
    This just occurred to me: it would be fun to "prove the ineffectiveness" of buying "guaranteed traffic" by creating an "ultra-compelling" offer page (for example, offering a widely-used product completely free, not even a shipping fee), and promoting it through several "free traffic" services.

    I'm pretty confident that if someone did this, and spent $200 on guaranteed traffic, there would be zero responses requesting the free product.

    I think the $200 investment might even be worthwhile, just to be able to write about the results. I'll add this to my "speculative projects" queue, but if someone wants to run with the idea before I get to it, go right ahead (let me know so I don't duplicate the effort).

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    Guaranteed Traffic....
    Hi

    In past years I used a Guaranteed Traffic Mill based in Australia for quite some time be cause I was new at the time and they were the only ones who would guarantee "T" if I paid "X"....

    In My case I did get a few sales, but the traffic cost me something like 100 times my commissions. Maybe more.

    The Targeted Traffic Programme turned out the same results for me.

    Although I have absolutely no idea how to get a quality traffic lead, I can tell you from personal experience that the traffic service is a whole lot like the people in the corner store buying lottery tickets. -You have 1 chance in 253,000,000 of getting 500 paid clicks.

    Do you feel lucky ??

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    Tried it once few years back, just a waste of money

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    I Need Hits...
    Hey

    The name of the place is I Need Hits Dot Con Artist.

    Stay away from these bastards.



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    I have bought traffic from two different places.
    One used their stock of expired domains to send traffic that they said was targetted.
    I bought some traffic but the visitors were not buyers. I was not surprised: my site is not 'high converting offers' - just friendly and informative, with relevant affiliate links included.
    But one visitor per 1000 buys something if I advertise on Google or Yahoo search.
    How targetted was the traffic I bought? I don't know - vendor does not disclose the actual names of the re-directing domains. So they could be 10% relevant and 90% 'filler' for all I know.

    Also I have bought traffic from pop-unders. Now I would not normally consider pops but, in this case, it's different. Visitors are people who have a free website on the understanding that they will see advertising.
    I would normally think of this as fairly useless traffic - especially given that it goes to my normal, long-winded, home page. Mainly just informative, not glittering ads.

    But it seems to me the traffic is better than I might have expected. Awstats reports about 20% bookmarking (yes, I know - it's estimated - but still...) and the number of people downloading free trial software is steadily increasing.

    Of course they could be all freebie-hunters - I suppose I'll find out in a month or two when 30/60 day software free trials expire.

    On the other hand, despite my optimism about the bookmarking and free-trial downloading, this is running at a loss so far.
    I still need to give it few more months to see whether any purchases eventuate from the trial software.

    One drawback in this: If I really wanted to know what's going on with my visitors I would want a way to easily distinguish the stats from the 'normal' visitors and the paid-for visitors. I can still do this - but I haven't yet.

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    Not encouraging it. But one thing "They can" do is to open 1000 sites in iframe and there you go. That's your traffic. Use referral eraser so you can't figure out where traffic comes from.

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    Information that was valid 3 years ago is not necessarily useful today, especially for this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2busy View Post
    Information that was valid 3 years ago is not necessarily useful today, especially for this topic.
    Sorry. I recently bought traffic and send them to affiliate programs. Work well. 1 to 3 arbitrage. But then there is problem with both the affiliate and the traffic source.

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    Ditto everyone on here that said this, but waste of time and money. Already touched on millions of time but anyone can guarantee traffic, it'll just be guaranteed crap traffic. No one can truly get you guaranteed converting traffic, that's where the targeting comes in.

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    What for? Generally it depends on where do you buy the traffic.

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    Guaranteed traffic = money wasted

    You should be more focused on getting targeted traffic thru a number of legit ways like pay-per-click, banners, forum and blog posting on similar niche, paid targeted link backs, etc.

    You really don't get conversion by just merely drawing in random traffic IMO Wink

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    Quote Originally Posted by HostingBee View Post
    Guaranteed traffic = money wasted

    You should be more focused on getting targeted traffic thru a number of legit ways like pay-per-click, banners, forum and blog posting on similar niche, paid targeted link backs, etc.
    Yep, can't get much more legit than "paid targeted link backs".

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