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I've recently found some websites which provide a specific number of visits by paying. I'm curious if this is a (very) bad practice for search engines (like Google).

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It's not a bad practice, you can buy all the visitors you want. Most companies that offer these services will run a program connecting to your website through proxies increasing your unique visitor count. Though the visits will be less than a minute with 100% bounce rate.

It does nothing for your rankings and ruins your Analytics data. It's a waste of money and you are not having real people visit your website so expect no sales and no clicks on any ads.

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Yes of course. This is a very bad practice nowadays. According to Google natural way of link building and organic traffic are the assets of modern SEO trend.

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