What Is The Downliner?
The Downliner works like a traffic exchange: you can earn or buy points that allow you to show your own sites, banners or text ads. Each time you show your own coop page, you earn 1 point. You can promote your page wherever you want, except in auto surf exchanges, because it is considered as very low traffic quality (sites are not really viewed).
What is different with The Downliner is that you receive traffic not from The Downliner itself, but from more than 4,000 different sites, including traffic exchanges, paid to click sites, safelists, classified ads or social media sites.
Very Affordable Advertising
The paid account is pretty cheap: for a low $9.99 per month, you receive 6,800 shop points, equivalent to 5,400 views of your sites. The Ultimate upgrade at EasyHits4U costs $19.95 per month and only gives you 1000 credits! 5000 credits at Easy Hits4U cost $27.95!
These points can be converted to “Campaigns” (you show your sites like in any traffic exchange), banner views, text ads views or social posts.
To ensure the quality of the traffic, The Downliner has developed a system to guarantee that the views are unique: each time someone views a site, a cookie is placed on the viewer’s browser. The cookie is valid for 5 minutes. If the same visitor views the site before those 5 minutes, the view is classed as a repeat visit, and no views are deducted from the advertiser’s account. In the stats, these views appear like “Free Views”.
Statistics are very detailed: you can see the IP Adress of the viewer, the country or origin and the date/time of visit.
The Downliner lets you post your ads on several social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. Everything is taken care of inside the system, so you don’t have to use your own social accounts. The ads are posted in Twitter and Facebook groups and “accounts with high follow counts” (it’s not precised what exactly are those sites). The ads are apparently posted in a way that seems natural to search engines, and not in a spammy way.
Free members earn 10% commissions on referrals upgrades and traffic purchases. Upgraded members earn 30%. What is interesting is that The Downliner deletes unverified accounts after 3 days, to ensure that people who sign up are really active. Upgraded members receive random referrals: you can build a downline without even promoting the system!
What Kind Of Traffic Can You Expect?
As said before, your site will be placed on several traffic-generating sites. By looking at the detailed statistics provided, we can see exactly what are the sites the traffic comes from:
- Traffic Exchanges: TE Income Train, Little Pond TE, Squirly Traffic, TrafficG, Road Runner Hits, Soaring4Traffic, ThumbVu, Astrology Surf, Traffic-Splash…
- Paid To Click Sites: PTC Buddy…
- Traffic Coop Sites: TE-JV, Viral TE Co-op…
- Banner Exchanges: Banners Gone Wild…
- Classified Ads: Post My Ads Daily…
- WorldProfit’s members sites…
- Rotators: Nozey Rotator, EasySqueezyRotator…
- Ad Servers: OjoooWad…
My Results With The Downliner
To test drive the system, I’ve run several campaigns:
First Campaign: 5,000 Credits
For that campaign I promoted this page: Wealthy Affiliate
The campaign lasted about 3 days. The Downliner delivered something like 1800 visits a day.
You can see the results below:
5596 visits total (590 non-unique visits, which are not deducted from my credits, but it adds up a little extra).
I used a third-party tracker to track the clicks, so here is what the tracker said:
As you can see, almost all clicks are unique and a lot of them are tracked as “real”, which means the visits last more than 5 seconds. But there are very few responses (people who perform an action on the page, such as clicking a link). It is confirmed by the fact that this campaign only brought me 1 signup.
Second Campaign: 10,000 Credits
For that campaign I used this page: Wealthy Affiliate Customized Signup Page
The campaign lasted for 3 days. The link received 10010 hits (825 free views). But this time, I had 0 referrals.
Finally, the most interesting thing with The Downliner is its very cheap price. Unfortunately, the results are a little deceiving, but I think that 2 campaigns are not enough to really test the system, so I will continue setting up campaigns and publishing the results here.
Social Posts are a very interesting feature, because it brings natural traffic for a pretty cheap price. I will also test this feature and publish the results.
If you want to test The Downliner, you can create an account by clicking on my affiliate link: The Downliner