I suppose the “scam” title caught your interest, didn’t it? I also suppose you’re here because you’ve heard about Teraffics, maybe even considering them, and was wondering whether it’s a scam or not. Well, I can’t say conclusive if they are a scam – I don’t think they are. But, I can tell you that in my case, the traffic they sent, it was the worst I have ever seen. Ever!
Let me try to explain real quick…
A client of mine, for which I maintain a few websites, found an ad for Teraffics promising him targeted traffic. He wanted me to do a test run and so we ordered 5,000 visitors from a few selected countries. It didn’t take long before payment was completed and we were ready. 5,000 targeted visitors were just $30 by the way, so if only they could deliver, it’s not that bad at all, I suppose.
In around a week, Teraffics.com claimed to have sent the 5,000 visits. Checking the unique link I gave them to send traffic to, I found that only 3,486 clicks were recorded. So I went to Google Analytics and did a search for visits coming from teraffics.com and found only 1,761 visits.
As you might know, web analytics software have different ways of counting visits. Never the less, quite a big difference here: 5000, 3486 and 1761. Oh well, even worse, according to Google Analytics, the 1,761 visits from teraffics.com, only visited 1,02 pages on average and spent just 1 second on the site. Not bad. In fact, it’s terrible!!
When looking at signups, or even opt-ins, not a single user. Not one. No matter if it was 1700, 3500 or 5000 visits, at least a few would have opt-in for the free stuff offered by the site. But no.
So the bottom line is – Teraffics is probably not a scam. They do deliver something, but it’s not very good traffic.
My recommendation? Don’t bother!
On a positive note – their support is fast enough and seem competent, but to be honest, I didn’t even bother asking for a refund or for more visitors – it would be useless, and my client agreed.
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