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traffic booster products ans adsense

1:08 pm on Mar 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi Guys, Google Adsense just brought an advert up on my site for i-booster - one of these traffic boosting things. Is it illegal to use these in conjunction with adsense on your site? Are they any good? And no, I didn't click my own ad, I just noted down the address and opened a new window! Thanks. R
2:00 pm on Mar 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There had been some "I got banned" threads, where the use of traffic boosters was under suspicion to be the reason.
2:03 pm on Mar 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's junk traffic.

To get quality traffic you can use AdWords or Overture.

3:17 pm on Mar 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Expect your CTR rating to plummet with this service since they are sending visitors to you with popups. I mean, what do you usually do with a popup? Myself, I instantly close it if it gets through my myriad of blockers.

With that being said, just make sure users that are being "boosted" to you land on a page with no adsense ads. If they navigate from that page, then they are navigating themselves and are much more likely to click an ad.