Msg#: 3391283 posted 6:37 am on Jul 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
I recently started using MIVA for a part of my US traffic requirement. Have spent a couple of hundred USD with ZERO results. Logs say that traffic from MIVA is coming from very suspect sources.
I have written to MIVA who are very polite. I have used their precision network, knocked off MIVA match, bid on specific targetted keywords but nothing seems to matter. I am getting very frustrated and feel I have been cheated off my initial deposit. What should I do?
Should I just go in for a charge back and forget about them? How should I proceed. Is there any hope, that I will receive human (non bot)clicks from MIVA USA network?
Well the first few days, I thought the traffic was very educated (maybe net savvy) and was not clicking any affilaite links or moving to other pages of the website because of poor targetting. But now, after more than 1500 clicks, I am not so sure. These visits do show up in the logs but seem to have their source in websites which simply have nothing on them.. Just one search bar..some categories ( which are all blank) and show no result when a query is typed into the search bar. More than 1500 visitors and not a single click on any link on the page? I have written to MIVA for their comments.
Even if they refund some money, what the heck am I going to do with such traffic?
This is the first time ever I am going to have to go for a chargeback and I am not happy or comfortable but this seems to me to be blatant fraud. :-(
It's true, their traffic has become well suspect over the years. Especially when you read finanial reports that indicate in my opinion that senior members of Miva paying huge sums to their 'other' business (non-exec or other) interests for sending them traffic to Miva; so they get an extra kickback too!