Traffup Review: Why to Avoid & Better Traffup.net Alternatives

Searching for website & blog traffic; Traffup at Traffup.net comes up a lot as a popular free tool — after reviewing their service, my findings are not good.

Save your time; Quick summary of Traffup problems found:

  • Hard manual work to exchange free traffic when alternatives can provide better value and automatic “hands-free” traffic (see alternatives below).
  • Options to buy traffic are much more expensive than competition.
  • Traffic bounces & has referral URL from Traffup.net; exposing traffic source!
  • Not suitable for large amounts of traffic.

Much better Traffup alternatives for free traffic:

The HitLeap tool is the most popular — and because of it’s huge user base you can generate near unlimited amounts of traffic. You collect “hits” by running an application quietly in the background and exchange them for traffic. This is an easy to use tool with lots of features (custom referral URLs, geo-targeting and bounce reduction to name a few). And none of the problems above.

Also there is PandaBot — which has learning curve but is the most advanced automatic traffic exchange tool there is and worth studying for some.

Continue reading for the extensive review below..

Traffup Review

Judge for yourself though! — Here’s a complete review on both the good and bad to see if Traffup is worth it. As well as the essentials on how their service works.

Traffup.net Review

Located at traffup.net; this service is what is commonly known as a traffic and social media exchange tool. In this review however I’ve only focused on the feature to generate website traffic from around the world; both free and paid.

Idea is that each user has an account for collecting points by visiting other websites through the traffic exchange interface. Once enough points are collected you can add your own website URLs to the system and use points to get other users to click to your site. New accounts come with 100 points as sign up bonus.

To add your URLs that you need visitors for go to the “My Websites” section. You will need to select a title and category for the page.

Available categories are: Architecture, Art, Books, Business, Cooking, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Food & Drink, Health, Home, Hotels, Humor, Internet, Jobs, Kids, Lifestyle, Media, Nature, Others, Personal, Pets, Photography, Poetry, Portals, Religion, Shopping, Society, Sports, Technology and Travel.

Then set the amount of points you want to give per each visit; ranging from 20 to 50 points. However setting a low amount of points will decrease your chances of getting visitors & Traffup recommends setting the maximum of 50 points per website.

I have tried it with 20 points and it’s not a realistic way to get visitors.

This will add your URL to a page with a list of websites competing for clicks, ranking the ones with the most points above the rest.

To gain points these are the steps:

  • Click on a link which opens a website/URL
  • Wait for 15 seconds per site
  • Complete a quick captcha (matching a word with an image)
  • Close the window from the upper corner

Also you will occasionally need to refresh the list for new sites.

These time consuming steps are to ensure that the click is from an actual human and not a bot. However the chances of someone doing this rather tiresome manual work and on top of that actually browsing your website is near zero. Unless you are advertising other traffic tools and programs of course.

For most users it doesn’t really make difference if the traffic is coming from a human or a bot. The “human” is highly unlikely to engage with your website anyway. And more advanced alternative traffic tools such as the ones mentioned in this post can actually reduce the amount of bounces and be more beneficial in terms of SEO.

That’s why I simply cannot recommend the manual system with Traffup.

I have tested the quality of traffic myself with an irresistible cute cat video. And found out that while Traffup.net has active users, there is not a large enough user base to generate large chunks of traffic.

And according to my tests, every single visit to my website bounced (no one bothered to watch the incredibly cute cat video during the 15 seconds).

What is perhaps most alarming is that the traffic source traffup.net is visible to website analytics; with no way to cloak or hide the website address. This could cause trouble for those who don’t want to expose the real traffic source to others!

With alternatives such as Hitleap and PandaBot you can set the traffic to look like it’s coming from Google or social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Of course as with all websites you have beyond free options to purchase points and get the traffic without manual work. And currently the cost is at 2000 Traffup points for $9.99.. which translates to a total of just 40 hits. Needless to say purchasing traffic is hardly worth it if looking for cheap options, especially when alternatives can provide much more cost-effective hits.

Purchasing points will also give you a so called PRO status for a very limited amount of time unless you are making very large point purchases. Although going PRO does bring a lot more value to the service; with geotargeting, more visibility in the list of websites and an ability to earn double the points.

Traffup.net Alternatives

When it comes to these tools — the first thing I look for is popularity to guarantee enough visitors, all from different IP addresses to land on your page. Second is the method for traffic generation to make things as easy to run as possible.

The guys at Hitleap based in Hong Kong have managed to create a new service that became a huge hit in a number of years. While many of the older services have been on the decline and with high account abandonment rate. Unfortunately Traffup is likely those to decline in the number of users as people wake up to easier methods.

But really the cutting edge right now is PandaBot which takes automated traffic to a whole new level. Using sophisticated auto-browsers to open up Google and actually click on the links in the Google search results; pushing your website ranking higher with positive user signals. Also the system browses your website like a real human visitor making the automated traffic look and work like organic traffic does. But the biggest problem with PandaBot is with their high learning curve, so growth is much slower.

What’s your experience with Traffup and do you think it’s worth the time?
Please, comment! And best of luck with all of your traffic needs!

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