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Guaranteed Web Traffic

On behalf of an advertising client, I recently launched a campaign with one of those "guaranteed Web site traffic" services. We were initially going to try MegaWebPromotion, but reconsidered after reading this forum discussion. So, we opted for Blazing Traffic, which promised 20,000 targeted visitors for only $26 (I should have been suspicious when a $16 upcharge was required to get English language visitors; given the narrow niche-market nature of the site, the ability to read English is an awfully minimal requirement for "targeted visitors").

At about a quarter of the way through the test, here are the results: overall site traffic up a whopping 2% (within rounding error). Conversions: flat. Incremental revenue: 0.

In fairness to the folks at Blazing Traffic, a couple of measures of visitor quality (average time spent on the site and percentage of visitors adding the site to their favorites) rose slightly -- though it isn't really possible to tell if this is due to the campaign or to other changes recently made to the site. Also, the campaign is less than 25% complete; it's possible that the next 15,000 visitors will act completely differently from the first 5,000 (not likely perhaps, but possible). Finally, services such as Blazing Traffic may work better for consumer campaigns than in the b2b world.

If the experience changes, I'll post again.

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Comments

I'm dubious of all those programs. I love getting those emails cause I call the sales guys and grill 'em. In fact, whenever some says they have leads, ask them to define what they mean by lead. Usually it's the definition for record as in record in a database. Then ask them when was the last time that record was verified.

Keep testing, it's the only way to really see what works.
chris said…
I've recently tried the Blazing Traffic Program for formy site, Co2action.comand to be honest, the number of visitors in my logs do not match the numbers they say they've delivered.
fairbusiness said…
Megawebpromotion.com is a total scam. Great looking site - however no services provided after they receive your money. Thank goodness for forums & blogs so that people can share their experiences on con artist companies such as megawebpromotion.com

Keep up the great work Tom!
Tom said…
Thanks for the positive feedback. I still haven't found a "guaranteed traffic" site that ISN'T a scam. Quality content and good links are what works consistently.
Nadia said…
Thanks a lor for the info...I was almost purchasing the order with Blazzing and after reading this post...I stopped!!! Thanks again

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