Instant Traffic Robot [honest] Review

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Instant Traffic Robot is yet another piece of traffic-getting software designed by Paul Green’s team to work on WordPress sites. Basically it’s a plugin that you can set up as a cron job (geeky term for timer) in your hosting and it will suck content from the net and paste it onto remote blogs at regular or random intervals. This content can then link back to your main blog with links and seo-rich keywords and be monetized with Clickbank affiliate links – or any other relevant affiliate links.

Nice concept. On paper it looks like a winner. And that’s why I went ahead and bought it.

The video tutorials went at an even pace and were easy to follow. I set up a few remote blogs, as instructed, and began connecting them to the plugin, ready to receive content.

But then I encountered the first hiccup: I couldn’t add my free wordpress.com blogs. Why? I don’t know. I worked round the problem and used other platforms such as blog.com. I could only add 5 blogs on this licence, so no big deal perhaps if I couldn’t add wordpress.com, even if it was a little vexing to have spent time setting up blogs which I couldn’t incorporate into the program.

So I set up my first campaign: it centred around gaming. I selected ‘articlebase.com’ (an articles directory) as my source of content. I put in the relevant keywords and got it to run…

… and… hey, presto!

Nada. Nichts. Nuffing.

Instead of seeing my remote blogs sprout articles relevant to my keywords, I was presented with a long, ugly error message. I checked and double-checked – but really there weren’t so many tasks I could have overlooked. I tried again. Same error message.

OK, so let’s try video….

This time I actually got some content to appear on the remote blogs – but not a video. Instead, I got a video description plus the youtube link. Straight away I began to see the problem with the ‘nice concept’: the software isn’t intelligent enough to edit the content it finds. So, for example, 40% of the video description was usable, 60% of it was not. That’s to say, I’d just given myself an editing job re text content. Not only that, I now had to click on the youtube link, go pick up the embed code and paste it into the post… If I had to do this for every post, on every emote blog, I’d be glued to my pc for, like, forever. So much for time-saving software.

I might have persevered with it, but after 3 attempts to get any response from support, I’d had enough and wrote to Clickbank asking for a refund. Sounds to me like they need to rethink their software, because it just didn’t deliver. I suspect this will be my last venture into content-seeking plugins for a very long time – you just can’t beat a real person!

I’m afraid it’s back to old fashioned hard work of posting my own, real content on blogs I own!

So no big bonus or affiliate link for Instant Traffic Robot. Like I said, an honest review…

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7 Responses to “Instant Traffic Robot [honest] Review”

  1. Matt KInsella August 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Nice to see an honest review, I only found your blog by chance when searching for blogs about entrepreneurship. I have always been skeptical about anything “automated” like this and I’m sure they often create more work than they take away.
    Matt KInsella recently posted..How To Be An Entrepreneur

    • admin August 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

      thanks for dropping by Matt. re reviews, i get so tired or reading ‘reviews’ which are nothing more than sales pages in disguise. if i don’t rate the product i don’t want others to have the headaches i had!

  2. Traffic October 19, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Great post anyway! wanna see other post on your site now 🙂

  3. Janet December 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Thank you so much for your helpful and honest review. I am a new blogger/reviewer, and I feel the same way. I will not promote a product I don’t believe delivers. It was refreshing to find you in this sea of internet “review” chaos. Best wishes!

    • admin December 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

      Thanks for dropping by Janet. Glad the post was useful.

  4. Vernard Alsberry December 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Thanks, just launch a new youth health and wellness magazine. Got the post from instant traffic robot. Again thanks for the honest review.

    • admin December 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

      Hey Vernard, glad the post was useful. Do come back from time to time – to catch more honest reviews!

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