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What's the point of buying traffic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kepler, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Kepler

    Kepler Registered Member

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    I often see people buying and selling traffic and I'm curious as to what the point is. How do you benefit from buying 10K views for $10?
    (Not shading, I'm genuinely curious)
     
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    You should benefit by making money
     
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    Brithos10 Regular Member

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    The point is to buy traffic that converts with your offer!
     
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    ..... To make money.
     
  5. K.H.R

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    One of the reasosns would be to filter that traffic in order to feed traffic trades with other sites. It could be plain cheating. It could also be used to jack up your Alexa rankings for selling ads and links, etc. As for making money, imho bought traffic is very low quality. I wouldn't count on profit. Why would somebody sell traffic for cheap if it were of any value?
     
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    Sometimes its just to boost your alexa rank. And most of the time its to get leads.
     
  8. boxwood

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    As said above, the problem is cheap traffic, or any paid traffic for that matter, is more often than not shady, which makes it difficult to use in conjunction with PPC sites. Most often used to bump SEO (in some cases), or increasing rankings somewhere.
     
  9. Wyzard

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    it definitely generates leads to your money sites, that's the ground of it.
     
  10. Mclovinn

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    You can't be serious? So you're saying PPC doesn't work? lol
     
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    Because you've promised your client that your SEO work will pay off - but you don't know what you are doing.
     
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    Thank you for this valuable post.
     
  13. stonedmonkey

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    A double gig on fiverr? 10K views for $10 is for sure going to be fake traffic.... Real traffic for sure makes money... Recently I placed a quiz on FB like you see on buzzfeed and at the end it displayed url to my money site... The result was awesome with it going viral with a lot of social shares and likes which kept it moving.. All it needed was a few dollars on the ads to get it started... and it made a nice return....
     
  14. Matt707

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    9 out of 10 of you guys are missing the point entirely. He's asking why you would by FAKE/BOT traffic assumedly from exchange sites.
     
  15. Paper-Boy

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    Some people do it to inflate adsense/amazon/cpa stats when their using blackhat methods. High CTRs or high conversion rates usually means a manual review. So buying traffic is something that they do to help them stay under the radar.