[CASE STUDY] Buying Traffic – Traffic Source Revealed

I’m sure you’ve seen the ads: “Send Your Offer to over 980 Million Highly Responsive Tier 1 Country Email Subscribers.”

The cost? Just a few bucks.

But is this traffic any good?

It sure sounds to be too good to be true……

So we decided to test some of this traffic for you.

So we bought some traffic and ran it through one of our tracking link for further analysis.

And the results? They may surprise you.

After about 2 days, we have the following data:
stats

Some explanation:
Total Number of Clicks: 1213
Unique Clicks: 1198

Here is the amount of bot (fake) traffic that was sent through our tracking url
bottraffic

The ad promised to deliver about 5,000 clicks from tier 1 countries. (Tier 1 countries are English speaking countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand)

As you can see from the stats, we received 1223 fake clicks which are computer-generated (ie non-human) clicks.

So more than HALF the traffic we received was fake traffic.

Note – the tracking program that we used lists out the addresses of all the fake traffic and where it came from (which is the list cut off at the bottom).

Needless to say, if you aren’t using conversion tracking software you won’t be able to analyze the quality of any traffic that you buy.

Even with the bot traffic, we only received 2436 clicks.

For our testing purposes here, we sent all the traffic to a free email sign up offer.

The result?

As you can probably guess due to the low quality of traffic, there were no conversions or leads.

It’s not particularly important where we got the traffic from (we bought this from Fiverr from a seller offering to send our offer to their giant email list as a “Solo Ad”) as these sort of offers end up with the same result – a giant waste of time and money.

Does this mean solo ads are a waste of time? Not at all.

It just means that you get what you pay for and need to follow a proven checklist before buying them. If you want to get more information on how to buy solo ads, click here.

We ran this little experiment to show you what will happen to you if you go and buy this sort of traffic.

Take our advice and don’t fall for these sort of offers.

So what’s a person to do to get quality, targeted traffic to their site?

Pick up a copy of our “Elite Level Targeted Traffic” course.

In it we outline an incredible traffic generating system that gives you some of the highest converting traffic you can find on the internet.

And the best part? The system is a FREE traffic source (ie – you don’t have to pay for this traffic).

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