A little over a week ago, I decided to try a few different traffic sources because I like to see what I could best offer to my team if they want to use paid traffic.
One source I found was TrafficWave.net. They claimed to deliver high quality visitors, not just traffic to your website. I purchased 10,000 visitors as a test. I wanted to see the rate of visitors as well as the quality of them.
According to their website, they say traffic may be slow at the start of a campaign, however, I didn’t expect a snail’s pace here. I got a whole 12 visitors the first day, 11 the second day and, over the next week, averaged 15 visitors per day. They are trickling in and only a miniscule amount are from the US or Canada. The “visitors” they are delivering are HORRIBLE. According to my website stats, they are bouncing on the page and off within seconds like they would from a surf exchange.
After a week of this, I emailed to ask for a refund. I was told that all visitors WILL be delivered and I could not request a refund yet. Here is their refund policy:
In the unlikely event that number of visitors ordered is not able to be delivered, Buyer may claim a pro-rata refund. In cases where refunds are claimed, we reserve the right to require proof that the proper number of visitors were not delivered. Stats, data and other information from third party counters are not sufficient to establish a claim. These counting systems tend to yield an improper count. If TrafficWave.net LLC disputes Buyer’s claim, Buyer must provide TrafficWave.net LLC with RAW server logs from the site and time period in question as this is the only reliable method of counting a visitor.
I am now wondering how long I have to wait before requesting said refund. At this pace (I’m generously averaging 20 visitors per day for calculation purposes) it will take OVER FIVE HUNDRED DAYS for them to deliver all 10,000 visitors!! I wonder if they are aware that’s well over a YEAR!!
TrafficWave.net is also an autoresponder provider. Maybe they are better at that, I don’t know, but they are a terrible source of paid traffic and I would not recommend anyone waste their money on them.
*** UPDATE: From August 21 to August 31 – 10 days – a whole 121 visitors!!! WOOO HOOO…we are rocking now!! Seriously…if you are thinking of buying traffic from these people, THINK AGAIN!! They are averaging 12 visitors per day so it will take over 833 days (Well over 2 years) to deliver 10,000. That is CRAZY!!!! ***