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    How important is useless Traffic

    Hi,

    Can someone explain to me the importance of traffic from the people that advertise will send 10,000 people to your site US visitors.

    Is this just a shotgun hoping that someone might like your site and come back?

    Will having 10,000 going to a page help you or hurt as far as the search engines go if 9,999 them bounce in secs?

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    It depends on the banner ads. For branding a product, 10,000 page views means (hopefully) that 10,000 eyeballs saw the ad. For example a banner ad for Bud beer. The company isn't expecting traffic to their site. They will convert at the bar or liquor store.

    On the other hand, for the average webmaster, the ctr and conversion rate are more important metrics.

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    Be very careful when buying guaranteed traffic. I've investigated several of these schemes on behalf of clients. Most do not send any genuine traffic at all. They simply have a program on a server that requests web pages from your site through proxy servers, which makes it look like you are getting a lot of traffic, but you are not. One that I investigated didn't even use a proxy server, so all of the traffic was on a single IP address.

    Some scams use iframes (with your web page in a minuscule iframe) set up on sites that do get traffic. That doesn't means that any of that traffic will actually visit your site, but you will not be able to tell the difference by viewing your sever logs. It still looks like each visitor is on your site.

    There is a variation of the iframe scam where they use popunders on porn sites that pull in one of your web pages.

    I don't believe that anyone can send 10,000 actual visitors to your site in a short time period. Before you spend money on guaranteed traffic, make sure that you understand exactly how it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    I don't believe that anyone can send 10,000 actual visitors to your site in a short time period. Before you spend money on guaranteed traffic, make sure that you understand exactly how it works.
    It may be "possible" to deliver the traffic from a good network of expired domains and typo-domains. But most likely they would keep the traffic for themselves.

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    I agree, from my experience, those 10,000 visitors are actually bots--and not actual real people.

    There may be a situation where a site might want to buy this sort of traffic to get their Alexa rank or their Compete.com rank to go higher, although you may need to buy a lot of traffic to do that. Cheap traffic is just that--cheap. They're quality visitors.
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    Hi

    Thanks Guys what I was looking at was a site that is sell pop under ads they have 80% US traffic and they are willing to make me a deal.

    I was thinking of using the ad to one of the pages on my Halloween Costumes site. But if most people do the same as I do and close the pop up before the page fully loads like I do. I was just wondering if it was worth it.

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    A popunder using one of your pages is not traffic to your site. That is one method for fake traffic. It still registers as a visitor even if no one pays any attention to it and simply closes the window.

    It is different if they are using popunder ads and people are legitimately clicking on the ads to enter your site, but the popunders would have to be in a site similar to yours that gets a lot of traffic. 10,000 unique visitors would probably require a popunder to display for about a million users. Most people ignore popunder ads and simply close the window.

    Like I said, make sure that you know exactly what they are doing to deliver 10,000 visitors. Every time I have asked that question from someone offering any type of guaranteed visitors deal, my question is ignored. I'm still doubtful that 10,000 actual visitors can be delivered to your site. Be very aware that this is easy to fake through a number of methods.

    Because guaranteed traffic is such a dubious business, see if they will give you a one week free trial and make your decision based upon whether or not you pick up new revenue. Let them prove to you that it works.
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    In all my years, I have yet to see a traffic seller actually deliver to my blogs or sites REAL visitors who stick around.
    About all this is good for?
    Alexa ranking....

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    And what is Alexa ranking good for? Nothing. It is just one flawed indicator of the traffic to a site.
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    basically the fact what happens when a site got most frequent traffics from few particular users or ip. are they have any positive impact on the PR. then my opinion is that it should have some impacts as people may bookmark it - may be certain amount of traffics in a day or in a week will be taken into account.

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