I was checking new products on ClickBank and I stumbled upon this particulate one that caught my attention.
It is called Traffic Ivy.
Since it has been launched at the end of January 2019 I decided to check it and see if it is worth it to sign up.
In the following Traffic Ivy Review, I will try to be as objective as possible, so you can be informed thoroughly about the product.
In nutshell, this platform might help you to raise traffic to your site and thus make money (or raise your income).
I reveal my final opinion at the end and then, it is up to you to decide.
The thing is that some of the drawbacks I listed in my reviews do not necessarily mean something you would see as a disadvantage.
We also will be looking inside the member area, so you will have a summary of the platform.
Please note, that the following post might contain affiliate links.
That means if you click on them and purchase the product, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.
This review is based on research and information available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and conclusions are only opinions and may not apply to all persons or situations.
Name: Traffic Ivy
Advertised Price: starts at $19.97
Total Price: $23.96 (Including VAT)
Owners: Cindy Donovan
Traffic Ivy Review – Product Overview
Cindy Donovan offers a SaaS (Software as a service) type of product. Cindy is known for launching also other products, like example the DFY Hero.
Traffic Ivy is a web-based software that should help you to build or raise traffic to your existing blog, website, or social platform.
That is based on the idea of having a community inside the platform, which will grow. Each one of the members can share other members’ content.
If you want to share your content, you pay for that with “traffic points”. You can either buy them, or you can earn them by sharing the content of other members.
The Good & the Bad
- Even if somebody shares my content, the results are questionable
- Not many members inside the platform. The potential of sharing the content is low
- Shared link – the possible danger of being marked as spam
- The ratio between shared links and the number of members is low – in other words,
number of members needs to be at least 6 digits to get reasonable results
- Potential of getting traffic for a reasonable price (cheaper than through ads)
- Great idea for sharing content
- You can gain points by sharing other members’ content
Who is Traffic Ivy For?
This SaaS product is mainly intended for newbies. I have my doubts if some intermediate digital marketers would join such a platform.
In my opinion, anybody can join and try it out.
In fact, since it is a ClickBank product, you have a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Traffic Ivy Tools & Training
We are going to take a look inside the membership area. It is designed pretty well and is user-friendly. After logging in this is what you see:
On the left-hand side, you have a navigation menu. In the middle current Dashboard and on the right-hand side you see community statistics.
What is interesting to check is the number of Members. Also the number of shared entities.
The first thing you want to do is to create your campaign.
Go to My Traffic Campaign – here is the area where you fill out the requested fields, such as
Campaign name, description, you can upload an image, set your category, and so on.
After that, you can choose the type of content you want to share. You have 4 options:
- Article – You already have a piece of content, on your blog or website
- Social – Content or short post coming from your Facebook, or another social platform
- Video – For example your video on YouTube
- Advert – This is a banner. That might be uploaded to other people’s website(s)
Choose one and continue as prompted. Next, you can even choose ” Social” where you have more options regarding specific social sites; Besides Facebook, you can choose Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
You can then modify the content for each social site separately.
Once you completed you click “My Content is Ready” – here is where you choose how many points you want to spend on your campaign.
Your campaign is now available in the Market Place Area.
In the marketplace, you can choose the campaign according to the category. Some campaign has only an article to share, some have all the options including social, advert, and video.
Traffic Ivy Support
Support comes with the 1st Upsell, called OTO (One Time Offer) where you can chat with the support team via Skype.
Traffic Ivy Price
The price structure seems to be pretty straightforward. At least at the beginning. As you see from the screenshot, the advertising price starts at something below $20.
A little marketing trick you are familiar with is the “discount” you get – instead of $27 you can get it for $19.97.
The truth is though, that Cindy started to launch her product a few days before Jan 29th with the following prices:
For $9.97 you would get 2,000 traffic points
For $29.97 you would get 5,000 traffic points
For $49.97 you would get 10,000 traffic points
She might launch the product again, we do not know when…
But for time being these are the prices:
And here we go again – Upsells. Yes, there are upsells, and 4 of them.
1) The first upsell is called Traffic Ivy Pro Subscription.
The price range goes from $27 to $47 a month!
We can have a look at Cindy – how she introduces the 1st upsell.
To keep the video short I decided to outline the benefits – so, here is what you get
- Regularly added bonus traffic points (Gold: 5,000/m, Platinum: 10,000/m) – You can use them to make sure that you never run out of the traffic
- Earn more points per share – Pro members get twice as many as regular members
- Access your points faster (for overall/network security/integrity of the system, when points are spent they go into an escrow-type holding place. Regular members need to wait up to 24 hours to receive points, based on their community/star rating. Pro get theirs in 1 hour)
- Add more assets – Remove the limitations and add more blogs and social media websites.
(Regular = 10, Gold = 50, Platinum = unlimited)
- Premium support via Skype – Get direct access to the support team via text chat on Skype for faster help.
2) Upsell- Traffic Ivy Kickstart Bundle
The price is $97. And here is what you get:
Fully hosted WordPress blog with built-in monetization, including 5 fully managed landing page systems.
You may access to WordPress plugin which allows you to connect to your blog and automate traffic and content in two powerful ways:
3) Upsell – Traffic Ivy Agency
You can create unlimited additional accounts with the ability to distribute your traffic points to any of these additional sub-accounts.
4) Upsell – Traffic Ivy Re-seller
Now you can sell an unlimited number of accounts and earn 100% of future funnel sales.
So if I count correctly we might end up paying $685, without any real additional value. You are still limited by the number of members and their willingness to share your content.
As it looked quite OK at the beginning, it does not look that promising after we have gone through the upsell structure.
My Final Opinion of Traffic Ivy
At first, it looks like a good product. And I even believed, it was meant with a good intention. (call me naive 🙂 )
Anyways, truth to be told, I have my doubts about whether it will work out as introduced.
Well, first of all, to share some kind of content you need to have that content in the first place. Once you have that content – you can create even more posts, and articles.
With proper training, you can learn how to “attract” Search Engines, but most importantly, how to attract the visitors coming to your page.
That is free traffic to your site.
You are free to share your blogs on social media, you can join Facebook Groups with similar niches and share your content over there – for free.
Same thing with Twitter, Reddit, and Pinterest.
You can create a short video and upload it on YouTube.
You can do all of it, without such software.
Traffic Ivy at a Glance…
Name: Traffic Ivy
Advertised Price: starts at $19.97
Total Price: $23.96 (Including VAT)
Owners: Cindy Donovan
Another ClickBank product which is is legit, although be aware of these upsells.
Think about the product – The intention is not bad. But the practical application is different. Well, most likely no experienced digital marketer will sign up for such a product.
The sharing of content is not a bad idea, but if there are mostly newbies, what kind of content do you dare to share. Is there quality content you can share with your friends?
And on the other hand, where your content might “end up”.
As a digital marketer you know, that to succeed you should be involved in one niche only (one at a time).
You create content regarding this niche. And yes you want other people to read your content and eventually buy from you (by clicking on your affiliate link). But people who are not interested in your niche will never buy from you.
In Traffic Ivy, you have the option of choosing the niche – but the structure of niches is not narrowed down enough. The chance that someone will buy through your affiliate link is low. So I believe there must be something like 1,000,000 members to have this work.
Let’s keep an eye on this product, to see if the number of members keeps growing.
Meanwhile, you can take a look at another online training platform – free to get started (to be precise – You have an option to use the platform as Premium Member for 7 days. After 7 days your account is still valid and free, but with limited options).
Take your time and read the review of the platform. In case you decide to sign up, you will receive a welcome message from me.
Please let me know that you made it, simply reply and say Hi 🙂 – so we can start to build your online business from scratch.
Regarding the Traffic Ivy;
I am curious about what you think about this system. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding Cindy’s product. I will be happy to answer your questions.
Also, please share your opinions in the comment section below.
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