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Question about buying traffic and selling ads?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Baskets, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Baskets

    Baskets Registered Member

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    So, imagine I bought 100,000 visits per month on an established site. Then I went to advertisers and showed them my numbers. I could then charge them say 1.5 CPM, or $150 for a single small ad. The numbers obviously go up for larger ads.

    Is this a relevant business plan, and are others doing it? It seems almost like a no brainer. The only draw backs may be if their ad doesn't get clicked on, so they stop the advertising.

    What is this type of thing called, and how can I find out more about it?
     
  2. Baskets

    Baskets Registered Member

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    Anyone?
     
  3. buchner

    buchner Junior Member

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    Well, if the traffic looks legit i would say its a good plan.
     
  4. Baskets

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    $200 or so , maybe up to $400 for US traffic. Traffic can possibly show a good time on site, and multi page visits as well as lower bounce rate. Two ads could cover the traffic costs. The site has been around for almost 5 years now, but averages about 2000 views a month, so I would ramp it up gradually to achieve these numbers. There is fresh content being added a couple times a week.
     
  5. Baskets

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    That's through various guaranteed traffic services I've researched. Lowest seems to be $200, the highest one was close to $500 for 100,000 and I have seen proof of this one giving a 2.3 PPV, 60-70% bounce rate, and 5-7 minute time on site.

    So the business plan seems sound? I will also be doing linkwheels and article writing during this to build up search engine traffic, and fade out the purchased visits.
     
  6. Baskets

    Baskets Registered Member

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    Should I bother ramping up the traffic, or just do 100k for at least three months so the advertisers and alexa show the last three months?
     
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    .:mAestro:. Regular Member

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    Nice idea. I have also one 'old' website with a lot of content, but no so much traffic. I was thinking about this maybe a month ago, but I have never done some research. I will follow this thread from now on...
     
  8. goldencrownz786

    goldencrownz786 Regular Member

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    this would only work if your traffic is natural and targetted

    useless if you buy cheap traffic

    Only time ppl yould place ads on a website is if it had a conversion chance similar to adwords
     
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  9. Silverion

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    Just depends on how legit the traffic is and how frequently the traffic comes back to your website. Meaning, how many return visitors you have.
     
  10. fuzzy_corleone

    fuzzy_corleone Regular Member

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    Was thinking of a similar idea.
     
  11. n3xus

    n3xus Junior Member

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    instead of selling adspace, why not resell the traffic? pay $200 for 100,000 hits, and charge people who purchase that same amount through your site like $350 or $400. if you can scrounge up just ten conversions a week, you'd be making 2000 in profits
     
  12. Baskets

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    I don't get it. Resell the traffic, as in have it forward a certain amount of visitors to the advertisers site?
     
  13. n3xus

    n3xus Junior Member

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    make your own website offering a traffic service, except you set the prices yourself. when you get an order, you simply place the order with the traffic supplier you know that sells for cheaper.

    collect the profits, re-invest in more traffic for yourself. its essentially like the fiverr methods except with larger profits
     
  14. zatari

    zatari BANNED BANNED

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    I do not think that buying visitors a useful way for any possible profit from the Internet and from my experience it is a waste of money