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question about buying traffic

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by smoker450, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. smoker450

    smoker450 Newbie

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    I'm real new to this.
    I see these ads all over this place to buy traffic. I have a site I started a couple weeks ago, not getting much traffic, maybe a couple visits a day from hitting up fb,tw, and whatever else.

    for example, I see maxvisits will sell me 1000 visits for $12. Well, I've got $12 to spare. What would that do for me? I am learning that the more natural stuff looks the better. I see I can spread the traffic out over the course of a month. What would that look like to google for a site that is a couple weeks old goes from getting pretty much no traffic to 1000 UV in a day/week/month?

    Thanks to the folks here I am now on the right path for keyword research (I hope), but I want to try out some other things and I am curious about buying traffic. Is it more beneficial when I am generating my own visitors, then give it a blast to boost ranking?
     
  2. GiftGuru

    GiftGuru Supreme Member

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    Don't buy that crap....use social signals like twitter/fb/pinterest to get traffic to your site. People will share your site/buy/come back

    That paid crap has 90%+ bounce with 10 seconds time on site. No sales. Junk
     
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  3. smoker450

    smoker450 Newbie

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    GiftGuru, thanks. I wasn't thinking that even a single one of those visitors would make me anything, but will it help my rank at all? I am not going to do it, but just for my education, would google notice that and fown upon it?

    So I should just stick with my manual linkbuilding, onpage seo, and hitting up the social networks? using twiends I came up on a bunch of twitter followers, but that hasnt produced anything in a couple days of twatting and what not. I have had no luck on FB, can't get likes, it's just a big spam fest. I dont care about FB, so I used my personal account and have been trying to get as many friends as possible, then asking them to like my FB page but nobody is biting on that. I've gone out and tried a few ways to spread the word to see if I could get anyone to click, and I am getting very few.

    I am really new at this, not frustrated at all, not afraid to work, just not quite sure what to do next.
     
  4. Typlo

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    I'm not here to argue with GiftGuru and his opinion on our service. Results will differ from one niche/website to another, so obviously we can't please everyone. However most clients are pleased and 95% of the reviews on our thread are positive.
    Now, about traffic and SEO.

    What is Google's job? Deciding which websites provide the most value for the most people. What is one of the factors in deciding that? How many people visit the website. The more people that visit a site, the more 'votes' for it. Google goes, 'Aha! This must be a good and useful website.'
    This is especially important when several websites are showing the same content (e.g. product descriptions), as it helps to define which is the 'authority site'.

    Of course, traffic shouldn't be taken as a factor alone - with SEO, it's practically ALWAYS about how factors (content, backlinks and so on) work together. This is partly why you're getting mixed answers.
    You'll be getting mixed answers because people are reading the question wrong. Some people are going by PageRank to answer, and some people SERPs ranking.

    I would say that it's unlike traffic is a factor in PageRank, because that is mainly backlinks-based.

    However, there are two important things to remember here: it does depend where your SEO ranking (SERPs position that is) is to start with, and your competitors.
    But as always, it's about the bigger picture and how things work together. Don't consider traffic alone, particularly as I doubt that it's a crucial factor. Much better to work indirectly on it, e.g. via your content, which should encourage natural backlinks and traffic increases anyway.
     
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  5. smoker450

    smoker450 Newbie

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    my question was more about the effect of throwing 1k visitors at my site as it sits getting next to no visits. I understand it's not as easy as just buying some traffic and up the ranks/serps I go. I got lots of stuff to do and I know I just need to try stuff out and see what it does for me.

    I didnt know if there was some golden rule about not blasting my site untill it is getting some traffic on its own or something.

    thanks a ton folks for your help.
     
  6. P.Rice

    P.Rice Registered Member

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    Bump this question above is a good one so does anybody knows ?? :|
     
  7. closedCaption

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    I don't know exactly what kind of traffic does Typlo and his team provide, but it is all about statistics. G knows too well how natural traffic for each micro niche should look like (bounce rate, user agents, plugins, resolution, demographic etc.). There is a very slim change that anyone from here figured that out (please, don't take that as offence Typlo), and if they did, it would be one of the best kept secrets in the world.
    On the other hand, there are some not so sophisticated tracking services like Alexa, that's doesn't host all the G's smart, so that kind of traffic can be very successful in that kind of scenarios.
    Ofc, if it looks good, maybe you can also convince your site's buyer or somebody else that these were real visitors.
    My suggestion would be that you see for yourself: throw couple of dollars on it, and see what will you get.