Is Website Traffic bought on fiverr real?

Image by Gulshan Sirohi

How do people sell traffic on fiverr??

Easy. I tell you the trick. They keyword is “Free Website Monitoring”. Those are tools which allow you to enter an URL and let them request the website every minute. There are two modes of requests, one simply fetches the HTML, but the other fetches the whole website using a “headless browser”.

You can enter up to 50 URLs in free versions of the tools, with intervals of 1 to 5 minutes. Using several accounts and mail addresses, you quickly can do $250 using this technique.

They claim it’s real traffic.

Drive real TRAFFIC to your website for 60 days.

Drive unlimited genuine traffic to your website!

Well, no. The above method is not the only way to build traffic, but it’s the most common and most easy one with the least effort. The traffic looks real, because they use a real browser engine to visit the website, but it’s not a real person navigating.

The traffic bought on fiverr is something you pay for, but get nothing in return. It’s only wasting your expensive server power and bandwidth.

Where is the traffic coming from?

Most traffic is coming from the Amazon Cloud.

Bot traffic from AWS

The AWS, Amazon’s Cloud Service, is where you can buy servers for as little as peanuts per hour.

Analytics vs. AdSense

The following chart shows my website visits, the last three days are due to generated traffic.

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As you can see, there is a significant rise in visitors.

Let’s compare this to the same timerange in Google AdSense, using the “Impressions” metric:

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More or less suprisingly, the generated traffic does not count in AdSense. There is no significant growth in ad impressions during the last three days.
The allegedly “real traffic” does not even see your ads.

I have to conclude, this traffic is useless. It costs you money and is not giving you anything in return. No adviews, no clicks, no conversion.

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