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    Hello fellow internet marketers,

    I wanted to make a post about this for a while but I've been really busy. I have some comments and some questions and I would love to hear all of your views my friends. Now for my current offers, I usually us the following methods to advertise: free social media posts, ppc, and Solo Ads. I am not going to lie and say that these methods are the best becase sometimes I make sales and sometimes I barely breakeven and sometimes I have terrible bad runs. I've noticed recently a major increase in cheap web traffic/visitors sellers where they sell you bulk web traffic and they claim to send you targeted traffic, fresh leads, high conversions, etc. I personally tried one just out of curiousity and then when I tracked the traffic....it was extremely not responsive...so I asked for a refund and blocked it within a day of starting the campaign. I know someone who actually purchased for really cheap guaranteed sign ups...and he got tons of those REAL HUMANS sign ups (since the form that they had to fill out was really complicated) but after making a couple of grands out of this, his affiliate network claimed that his traffic was fake and they terminated his account. So these are the only two experiences I had about buying bulk web traffic. Now, after mentioning all of the above, I am wondering why these bulk sellers still exist and have alot of customers? Are most of these customers new internet marketes who are not tracking the fake traffic they are ceiving or is there a little secret behind this which maybe I am not aware of? Does any of you buy bulk packages...why do you do that (is it just to increase your domain ranking?) and which reliable sources do you recommend if any even exist? Please all share your thoughts....I would love to hear your opinion about this matter.
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    From what I know of, these bulk traffic guys are used by bloggers and SEO guys to prop up traffic to their newest blog posts or sites. Apparently it helps them rank faster. I have a blogger friend who regularly buys traffic from Fiverr to his new blog posts. He says it helps those posts get indexed faster and build organic traffic quicker than what it would've normally taken. Now he isn't a small time blogger and his blog is fairly popular. So I'm assuming there's some merit in what he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alouly View Post
    ...Now, after mentioning all of the above, I am wondering why these bulk sellers still exist and have alot of customers? Are most of these customers new internet marketes who are not tracking the fake traffic they are ceiving or is there a little secret behind this which maybe I am not aware of?
    No, there is no secret. Paid traffic is fake traffic. Paid sign ups are fake sign ups, just like fake "likes", "Follows", and You Tube views. It's done with automated bots and mills of people over seas paid to click stuff and make up fake profiles.

    Yes they stay in business because of the constant turn over of people getting into the web business who will waste their money on tricks and shortcuts.

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    Does any of you buy bulk packages...why do you do that (is it just to increase your domain ranking?) and which reliable sources do you recommend if any even exist? Please all share your thoughts....I would love to hear your opinion about this matter.
    Don't do it. There are real lead generation companies out there in a lot of industries. They way it's done is that THEY generate the leads and sell them. Think Car sites, mortgage, timeshare, flowers, Home Improvement, and so on. Lending Tree is a good example. That is a lead generation site.

    Anyone who claims that they can send you targeted traffic, regardless of what your industry or service is, is lying. They're generating bot and script traffic that looks good in stats programs. Stay clear. It's a scam and it's obvious to anyone who you will want to do business with based on website traffic. You'll look like a scammer.

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    Quick Disclosure: Back in the early days of my web career, I worked for a guy who sold traffic. I know exactly what it is. It's bots.

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    Thank you for sharing. Do you know what's really sad? the amount of people who write positive reviews about web traffic (bot) companies and a lot of newbies are buying it....I feel bad for these people, <link removed>
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    They're already in the fake business. Why would fake reviews be such a stretch? They already have the infrastructure.

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    That's true...damn this fake internet world we live in....I think I might just change careers lol
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    There is unfortunately a real demand for such fake stuff (fake traffic, fake reviews etc). These tend to be cheaper than the real stuff (& fake reviews are easier to generate). Small business owners often get carried away thinking that:

    A) It will allow them to save some costs and
    B) It will help them become popular quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenD View Post
    A) It will allow them to save some costs and
    B) It will help them become popular quickly
    But does fake traffic/reviews save costs in the long term and does it truly develop consumer popularity? The consumer isn't stupid (though they might be cheap) and will see through most charades.
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    Shortcuts ALWAYS end up biting you in the ass later, and usually cost even more time and money to recover than if you'd done it right the first time because while you're trying to recover, you're also losing money.

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