Free Traffic Problems & Review of Best Free Traffic Exchange Tool

In my opinion a lot of the services offering free traffic exchange for websites and blogs are not that good — you can easily end up wasting your time. This is my quick review on the essentials and what you need to know.

Here’s what I think are the problems to watch out for & best free traffic tool.

Free Traffic Reviewed

Free Traffic Exchange Review

You’ve probably noticed that the web is loaded with services offering free traffic to your website/blog by giving out free accounts to a traffic exchange system with a limited set of features. Charging for premium features to keep them in business.

Especially with the free accounts you have to be careful on what you are getting. So here are the main problems and why HitLeap Free Traffic Tool is the best service in my opinion to overcome most problems even when completely free.

Problem #1: Active Users

All these traffic exchange tools are based on active users; the biggest challenge for any service, especially when starting out. That is why they rely on free users.

One of the most important things to look at is the amount of active users. Otherwise you can fall short on traffic and get repeated visits from the same people.

While user activity is most likely not public information — from my experience I know that Hitleap is one of the most popular and active traffic services there currently is. This means that you can either exchange or buy huge amounts of traffic from a very broad range of global IP addresses with their tool.

Problem #2: Type of Exchange

There are basically two types of traffic exchange tools.

Services like HitLeap are completely automatic. This is done by running a program in the background which is automatically visiting others websites which collects points or “hits” that you can then exchange for traffic from other users.

Then there are many sites where the process of traffic exchange is manual. So that you have to click on a link, wait for a number of seconds and then complete a CAPTCHA to make sure that you’re a human. Which of course is plenty of work.

One might think that human traffic is better than automatic bot traffic; but really it isn’t much different. People who are willing to do this manual work are going through a lot of websites and they simply want to get done with it as soon as possible. According to my testing almost no one engages with your website.

Consider manual traffic exchange as a place to advertise. If you are selling traffic services yourself — probably it’s a good place to reach your target audience. I would not waste my time if my website is about health & fitness topics.

Problem #3: Referral Exposed

Over and over again I have seen the problem where the traffic referral URL is exposed. With some services you have to pay for a solution, and with others you are stuck with the problem. Worst of all many users seem unaware of this.

This means that if the website of the traffic service is freetraffic.com for example, and you check your visitor statistics such as Google Analytics; you will clearly see that all of the traffic is coming from the freetraffic.com address. This is exposing your traffic source which trust me is generally not a good idea.

With a free HitLeap account the referral URL does not show up so you are safe. And if you upgrade to a premium level account there are also options to even cloak the referral URL so that it looks like the traffic is coming from Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other custom website address/URL you want.

Problem #4: Bouncing Traffic

With most free and even paid traffic tools it’s common that the visitor only opens one page and soon leaves your website; known as bounced traffic.

If this matters I have two suggestions:

  1. Pay for the bounce reduction upgrade with HitLeap
  2. Learn to use PandaBot where visitors will never bounce

But please note! — HitLeap is super easy and you can start to use it and receive traffic immediately after sign up. But while PandaBot is also an automatic traffic tool that can be used for totally free; it is much more complex and a totally new, different breed of traffic tools that takes time & effort to master.

The best quick advice I can give with PandaBot is to have a lot of patience — if you want to use the free version you need to first run the tool in the background and start collecting so called “traffic time credits” that you can use later for your own traffic campaigns. And make sure that you are always making more credits than you are using — over time this will give you more priority in the system so that you can receive enough traffic.

Which ever tool you choose; understanding these points in my opinion should help you in choosing the right one for your or evaluating your current methods.

So what’s your favorite free traffic tool?

Any comments and questions on free traffic services are more than welcome.
Hope you enjoyed the review and thank you for reading as usual!

PS. Good luck with your blog!

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2 comments

    • To see the hits for your website you will need to have a system for collecting visitor statistics — namely Google Analytics or Piwik for a self-hosted option.

      Just guessing here — but if you are not seeing the hits it could be because your website is slow to load and you are using the free version with the “traffic quality” as regular. This means that each visitor has only 10-20s to load the page, which might not be enough depending on hosting factors, weight of the page and so on. When higher subscription levels will visit a page for 40-60s per hit.

      As for videos — for example I would not recommend this for YouTube. It’s perfectly fine as a complementary way to receive views for short videos but not a good long term strategy in my opinion.

      And thanks for asking.

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