Marketing Guru's Lies Exposed!
It has been my experience that almost all “guaranteed traffic” sites
are little more than frauds. You pay money and they deliver
supposed high quality traffic. Here are some of the ways they rip
1. Pop unders that are annoyances and are usually blocked (and
hardly visible if they are not) and people click off immediately but
counted as legitimate traffic
2. Bots visiting your site every few minutes (no human) until your
“traffic” is delivered and your hit counter or analytics record it
3. Overseas sweat shops that sell clicks (dozens of people sitting
in a room in China clicking on ads that have no intention or even
the money to buy anything from you even if they wanted to)
These can be easy to spot as you will see traffic all from the same
IP address. More complex scams have software that rotates their
proxies and IP addresses.
Spotting out these frauds is easier if you have a look at your
weblogs. Your average visitor will stay at the page for sometime
before closing it. So have a look at your logs and see how long
people are staying. Take your average user and weigh that
against some of the more suspicious ones.
Keep in mind that bots such as Google or Yahoo will identify
themselves very clearly in your logs and might have a short visit
period. The unique visitor that stays say 5 seconds and seems to
stay only 5 seconds visit after visit is most likely part of a scam.
16 Bought To You By Michael Kelley