Are paid traffic real?
Ok, so I did try to get people to help me get traffic once after I finished my website and had no traffic beside my friends. I was looking for a solution, that maybe I can pay people, to gradually drive some viewers to my website. I have found some offer on Fiverr.com. They claim to be real people, no bots, and can drive lots of traffic in in a short time.
Therefore I paid 5 dollars, since I think it'd worth the money and people are giving 99% positive feedbacks and reviews. I actually bought two from different seller. Both of them gave me traffic from around the world with unique IP, yet THEY ARE NOT REAL PEOPLE. I had 1000 visitors to my website last night, every single one stayed at the page for less than 30 secs. The first seller had the worse, it bounce out pretty much 90%. The second one probably has a better program, the visitors(fake) will click on one of the pages and stay for 20 secs. However, no clicks, no conversions of course. Paid traffic is only going to increase your traffic at first glance, but not helping you to grow your sales at all.
I stopped the service and learned my lesson lol. If they could drive this much of traffic whenever they want, they would be making money on their own by driving those traffic into their own website all day. Yet they are selling these services for 5 dollars, why? Think about it, and you will find out. I think the road to success has to be step-by-step still. Making great content and keep working on keywords. I don't know if there is another good way to drive traffic for a new born website, maybe you guys can share it to me :)