Product Name: Crazy Traffic Explosion
Product Owner: Declan McNamara
Advertised Price: $4.95
What is it?
Crazy Traffic Explosion is a 60-page PDF that was created to show you how to gain a lot of traffic for your website.
There’s really not much value in this product. It’s simply a list of twenty websites you can use to purchase traffic from. There is no, how-to kind of information inside. There is no best practices. And there are no case studies. It’s just a list. Some of the websites on the list are less popular paid traffic sources — and maybe that’s how they justified charging for it — but you can find those yourself by digging a little.
Before You Buy
The number of upsells (additional offers after the purchase) felt somewhat staggering. I was offered a total of four. That’s four more times I was asked to breakout my wallet and make a purchase.
To be fair, there are really only two upsells. The other two offers are downsells, which basically means I was offered the same product at a discounted price.
Four additional offers is, by no means, the most I’ve ever seen but it’s above average. Maybe it only felt staggering because the offers (and their respective sales pages) were that type of in-your-face selling that I hate so much.
The First Upsell
I couldn’t quite make out what this offer was supposed to be. What I do know is that it costs an additional $14.95 and it’s called Crazy Cash Explosion. Since the name is so similar to the original product I’m going to assume it’s another list. Probably a list of affiliate networks, which you can find using Google for free.
Either way, I’m sure it’s a total waste.
The downsell was 50% off. No thanks!
This upsell will cost you an additional $21. A price that was apparently discounted from $97.
I find it hard to believe that anyone would
charge pay that much for this product, because it’s nothing more than a collection of other random products, all rolled into one crappy little package.
I was offered another downsell here again. It was also another 50% off deal, which I immediately turned down.
What I Liked
There wasn’t much here to review. Therefore, not much to like about it either. There was, however, a couple things I did like.
The product cost me only $4.95. I’ve seen marketers charge outrageous prices for practically nothing. The fact that Declan priced this product under five bucks shows that he knows a list is only worth so much.
Actually, I still think it’s a bit overpriced because this should have just been a blog post instead of an MMO product, but I was glad to see that they didn’t go crazy like so many other product creators.
However, there is one caveat to this.
The price was under five bucks. But, the sales page mentioned that the price would be going up every few hours. It also mentioned that the regular price was just over $17.
If either of those things are actually true this product will cross the line from what I consider to be okay(ish) to complete waste of time and money. “The Price is one thing I liked (sort of) about this product but if it goes up at all, I will be changing my opinion on that.
The Lesser-Known Sources
Declan seemed to want to pride himself on the fact that, although this is just a list, the list has lesser known traffic sources. I wouldn’t say he accomplished that completely, but there are a few traffic sources within this guide that aren’t as popular as others.
Why does this matter?
Well, paid traffic sources can become fiercely competitive. Once marketers find a source that works they tend to beat it to death. Before you know it, you’ve got thousands of marketers buying traffic from the same source. This drives up the cost of the traffic, pushing out the little guys like you and me.
With all that said, Declan did include some traffic sources that even I had never heard of before. I guess if you really pressed me, I would pay $100 for a secret traffic source that no one knew about. But the fact that this product is marketed as getting me “crazy traffic”, I felt it was misleading.
What I Didn't Like
Products like this one make it difficult to do my job, which is to review them. When there is no meat to a product it leaves very little to discuss. That qualifies as a bad product in my book, and I’m sure you’d feel the same.
Besides that there are some other things about Crazy Traffic Explosion that I just don’t like.
Quality and Relevancy of Traffic
Quality is probably the most important thing to consider when using paid traffic sources. Not all traffic is good traffic. In fact, it’s damn hard to find high quality traffic. If it wasn’t then everyone would be an internet millionaire.
The thing about web traffic is, what’s good for me might not be good for you. It depends on what you’re offering.
If you start an online business and want to offer cell phones cases, you will need traffic that wants to buy cell phone cases. However, if you're selling just the cell phone you will need a very different kind of traffic.
Most traffic sources cater to specific niches. Take, for example, Plenty of Fish: This is a traffic source that caters only to marketers who offer products and services in the dating niche.
But Crazy Traffic Explosion doesn't make that distinction. It simply points out that Plenty of Fish is another, lesser-known traffic source.
First off, it's not a lesser-known source. Lots of marketers know and use it daily.
Secondly, it's very careless of Declan not to tell you what types of offers work best for each traffic source, especially this one.
You should only want to buy high quality traffic that is relevant to your offer.
But traffic quality goes even deeper than that. What I’ve just explained above is an issue of relevance. But the actual quality of the traffic itself can also be bad.
This happens when the traffic comes from somewhere they never intended to be. Think about when you look for something online, but windup on a page that says “this website no longer exists”. Well, traffic like that is sold by many of these “less popular” traffic sources.
Basically this type of traffic looks good on a spreadsheet but it rarely converts into sales. It’s a great way to blow a bunch of money and not know why. This is especially true for beginners.
Most beginners won’t know why they can’t make sales, even though they have lots of traffic. This is usually one of the biggest reasons.
No Helpful Information
Crazy Traffic Explosion is just a list, as I’ve said already. It contains about twenty websites where you can buy traffic from. But that’s it! There’s nothing else.
It irritates me that Declan couldn’t be bothered to include, even the slightest amount helpful information.
It would be nice to know which sites are best for certain niches. He could have at least included a little about how to navigate and setup an account and campaign with each source he suggests. But he didn’t do any of that.
Each listing looks like this:
A simple screenshot of the top of the website’s homepage and a brief summary. That’s all you get.
Support is always a problem with products like this one. Declan doesn’t even pretend to care about helping you navigate these sites to setup your campaigns, so he certainly isn’t going to be around when you have a problems with one of them.
Support is what usually separates those who succeed online and those who don’t. A good support system is worth every penny, no matter what you pay for it. It’s just a shame that most products don’t come with it.
What do you expect to do with a list of paid traffic websites? Some people need a bit of extra help getting their first online business started, and most product creators just aren’t willing to give that extra support. Once a sale is done, it’s done, and you’re on your own.
If you want more than a list…maybe an entire business plan and the personal assistance to go along with it, then this online business community is something you should check out. Starter memberships are free, and you can even send me a message to see inside to see if I’m the real deal, or just another internet guru!