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DON'T USE SOCIAL EXCHANGES OR BUY TRAFFIC FROM FIVERR

2/29/2016

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DONT USE SOCIAL EXCHANGES OR BUY TRAFFIC FROM FIVERR. From: DavidStilesBlog.com

Don't use Social Exchanges or buy traffic from Fiverr.com. Why? Because it's all bogus traffic! Bloggers and website owners...we all want more traffic or if you're just starting out, any traffic at all. Why not get instant traffic and do away with all this SEO nonsense and having to wait 6 months for Googlebot to recognize you? Well, I've been online for years, studying traffic and ways to get it and there is 1 thing I know, you can't "go around the system". The "system" is pretty much created and run by Google, so you might as well play their game or suffer the consenquences.

Here's the skinny on Social Exchanges. Social Exchanges are when a group of people get together, usually from a social exchange site, and they click on each others links, give Facebook likes/follows or even Youtube likes/follows. The problem with this is, it's NOT organic and Google is smart enough to track WHERE these likes and follows came from. When it sees that it came from one of these exchange sites, it ignores this kind of data for ranking purposes. Think about it...otherwise some goof could make a worthless/crappy site, join a serious bunch of link exchanges and be #1 on the first page of a Google search in just a month or 2. I'll tell you right now, that doesn't happen.

Unscrupolous online "boost traffic" sellers, including most of them on Fiverr, will merely put your website into a "Link Farm". A Link Farm is defined as, "A set of web pages created with the sole aim of linking to a target page, in an attempt to improve that page's search engine ranking." This is a Google "no-no" and bad for your sites' ranking.

The one thing Google worries about most, is falsely ranking websites. So, they have teams of smart people who dream up ways to counter-act this kind of non-sense.

I investigated the kind of "Real Traffic Sent to Your .Com" and "Targeted Traffic Sent to Your .Com" on Fiverr, (With my own money - about $155, usuall $5 to $10 a gig). I gave them a .com that I created just for the test with great content and low-cost products and affiliate links on it to see what kind of "real" and "targeted" traffic would be sent to my domain. Just like I thought, trash! Utter, useless B.S! They were using traffic exchanges. When these people clicked onto my site, they were gone in less than 5 seconds. They are ONLY there to fufill their obligation of clicking on a website to be able to count it as having gone there. I got 5 thousand and then up to 10,000 a day, all coming to the site from the different Fiverr people I signed up with. I checked after a week, 98% of the traffic was there less than 5 seconds. The other 2% probably got a phone call or went to lunch while my site was still open. I also can see if they clicked on anything or other pages within my site. Nope! Not a 1. I could just hear my money slowly encircling the inside of a toilet making it's way down to the sewer with the rest of the poop.

When I asked some of the Fiverr people why the "targeted, "real" traffic only stayed less than 5 seconds, they said they didn't guarantee any sales or that the traffic would stay, in which I replied, "Well, this isn't "real" nor "targeted" traffic because "real" or "targeted" traffic is supposed to be there to see what I actually have/offer or read the 1st paragraph on my page and not just get there for a quick "click" to count for their numbers for a Social Exchange site." Some that were smart asses about it, I complained and got my money back. I let the nice ones keep their ill-gotten gains.

I don't have a problem with the people on Fiverr trying to make a living, and some of the higher cost traffic offerings could be legit, but I'd say for $5 or $10, you're not getting what they say they are offering. If they merely advertised that you'll just be getting 'RANDOM TRAFFIC CLICKS to fufill that person's requirement of clicks they must complete on their Social Exchange agreement', then it would be ok. To offer and oversell what's really happening with clicks to your site is just a lie.

How do you get traffic, then? Hard work and posting content. You need backlinks as well. Get backlinks (for bloggers) by guest posting on other blogs or commenting on sites and chat places. (For regular websites) - good content with 500 - 1,000 word, informative articles that get shared.

Build up your social media accounts, over time, by putting content there, asking questions and interacting with people. Get your brand out there. Pin your newest article to Pinterest every day, throw up some old ones, tweet out some content or ask a social question to get a response and engage the people.

Last but not least, pay for actual Google Adwords targeted audiences. If you really want to make it big quicker, it's going to cost you, otherwise, time will tell.

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