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    Is it wise to purchase traffic from a site like fiver.

    I know the answer is no now, as my bounce back rates are skyrocketing.

    Is there any benefit to it what so ever?


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    Unless it's targeted quality traffic, it'd be a total waste of money. It'd probably be as valuable as adf.ly traffic

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    Waste of money because you don't have a website that's caoable of converting visitors into paying customers. They say traffic is vanity, conversions are sanity.

    You won't get anywhere by artificially increasing the traffic numbers because you won't make any money from it.

    BTW if traffic is what you want, you might want to post your articles on Redditt. Apparently that can bring you lots of (worthless but real) traffic.

    Since your site is the way it is, your way to go is to get a loyal following, people who enjoy reading your articles. So reach out to them on social media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonH View Post
    Is there any benefit to it what so ever?
    No.

    Of course sellers on Fiverr will say that they can send you targeted traffic. The only thing that you will (most likely) get is pure bot traffic. Maybe they will throw in some real people who make a living by visiting websites for $1 per hour.

    Oh wait. The only potential benefit I see is that you can stress test your website.

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    I stopped it after a few days, the bounce rates were going up, and its true what you all are saying. Stress testing the site and teaching me how to use google analytics and understanding their reports was a benefit to come out of it.
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    Would you sell good traffic for a Fiverr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
    Would you sell good traffic for a Fiverr?
    Hey.... I'm better than that. I paid an elevener
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    bounce rates on sports sites are nearly always high.. mine is around 70% has been for 5 years.. this was an old SEO myth high bounce rate bad results.. what are your conversions? thats the area you should work on

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    I need to sort out the bs and the fact with SEO. I read somewhere that 60% was bad, so when mine hit 35% I cancelled the request. Its difficult to get a straight answer with regards to seo and stats from searching google. Experience is what really makes the difference here.
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    Don't get me started on Bounce Rate - it's a dreadful metric designed by Google if someone lands on your site - finds the info he/she needs and leaves without clicking anything is it a bad visit?

    If you're pretty good at javascript then take a look at deploying Analytics by Google Tag Manager. You can then add in some custom code to trigger an event when someone scrolls past a certain point or spends more than 30seconds on your site.

    What you do have to worry about from a Google perspective is what they call pogo-sticking i.e. someone comes to your site, can't find what they wanted and within a few seconds have returned to the search results and are clicking another result.

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    Did not know pogo-sticking meant that. Thought that was when you can't reach the exact height and have to tip-toe and kind of jump up and down........ but thats another story for another forum.

    What do you call some one who searches for a term, e.g. "unicorns singing happy birthday" and right clicks and opens a few results in a new tab? Because if a tab is open, then it possibly counts as a visit to the site, and a visit until closed? Am i correct.

    That's generally how i search.
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