For anyone that has considered or is considered buying traffic from AdMarketPlace Keywords or www.ampkeywords.com, please read the lines that follow, for it will save your time and money.
After trying traffic arbitrage about a year ago, and having some success, I decided to do a little research, and see if it is still a viable method to earn online. Basically, I just randomly picked a PPC company, well, of course I did a little research on the company online before I created an account. This company is AdMarketPlace Keywords or www.ampkeywords.com. I deposited the minimum (I think) of $25 to test, and they match your first $25 deposit with another $25.
I set up a campaign targetting my own site set up with some decent content, and optimized for AdSense ads. I have used this same site in the past with a decent conversion rate, so I know that it should have converted to some degree. The keywords I picked in my campaign were completely relative, and the ad was as well. What followed was, to say the least, disapointing.
Total hits were between 150 and 165. Total clicks on any AdSense ads = 0. Average time on site = 1-3 seconds. Bounce rate = 91-97%. Now I know that this may not be the best of sites, but being that it converted to some degree before, probably between 3-10%, a 0% is a big red flag that something is wrong. It gets worse.
I set up a second campaign to test out the traffic on one of my sites that does a review on a ClickBank affiliate product. My own domain, unique content, screenshots etc.. Total traffic from this PPC provider was around 100 uniques. Average time on site? 2 seconds. Thats not even enough time to read the title. Bounce rate? 91%. When I check the site overlay through Google Analytics, not one click on any of the links throughout the page, even on the links on the top of the page.
Feel like investing in AdMarketPlace Keywords? Do yourself a favor and go play $25 at your nearest BlackJack table.