Google and the others are just not cheap, as i scan the web you see these sites offering guaranteed targeted visitors for $150 for example.What do you guys think? Are there any out there that are worth dealing with or will I just be wasting my $$?
You get what you pay for, although you might be able to find cheaper traffic sources depending on your industry, but they would require some research to find.
>> guaranteed targeted visitors for $150
Naturally it depends how many visitors, but personally I would run a mile from any claims represented in that way. A guarantee is just reassurance: it doesn't mean they can't actually guarantee anything.
It depends on what you're promoting. I've used legitimate guaranteed traffic services with some success before.
It is likely that service employs popups to deliver the traffic. They may also use traffic exchanges. The traffic is extremely broad and normally the visitors aren't interested in interacting with your website because it just 'popped up'.
Guaranteed traffic is only ever useful for products that would appeal to a broad audience. Something like a money making ebook can do ok, because making money appeals to a lot of people.
The advantage in guaranteed traffic is that it is delivered extremely quickly and it is relatively cheap. But it will only work for a product with wide appeal and the landing page must be quick to get the message accross to the visitor.
Before using any service, make sure you do your research to make sure it's not a scam. Many of these sites will rip you off by sending you fake visitors.