IBOToolbox Scam Fake Traffic from Bots & More!

Yes my friend, IBOToolbox/IBOsocial is indeed overrun with fake traffic using bots and IBOtoolbox is a Scam site. The profile pages at IBO are at IBOsocial and I myself was at one time a very active member at the site. I even recommended and referred IBO to many friends in the past, I do apologize and didn't know about the bots back then.

Now I do know about the bots and even though I do have many friends at IBO, I am no longer a member and don't recommend the site to anyone. If you are a member and/or do become a member, I recommend not sharing your actual website because the bots will ruin your rankings at Google, Yahoo, Bing etc…..

There are many wonderful people at IBO and you can indeed share your opportunities there successfully, just don't spend any money and/or much time there. Your banner ads that look like they're receiving clicks, maybe 10% of the clicks are real, the rest are bots.

What is IBOToolbox – IBOsocial?

If you aren't yet aware of IBOToolbox/IBOsocial then I'll share some popular reviews about it right here so that you will have a better understanding of the platform.

Below I will share a few of the highest ranked reviews about IBO:

IBOToolbox launched in 2010 and the original owner/founder was Paul Williams, in my opinion IBO went downhill fast after the sale of the platform. The current owner is unknown but I do have a very good idea who owns IBO now and she has no clue as to how to run any business, let alone a platform for members.

Bots on IBOToolbox Scam

How do I know that IBO is a Scam and Uses Bots

Thank you for asking & I will tell you that I was so surprised when I found out. IBO does have the opportunity to share ads via text, banners, YouTube videos etc… and in the beginning I would share basically only Affiliate links to sites such as Wealthy Affiliate, Global Moneyline, Social Media Traffic Exchange etc…… with some results.

What changed?

I decided to start sharing my content via my website posts and/or pages and saw traffic coming to my website so at first I was thrilled. That all changed when I started taking a better look at the stats, normally I try not to place too much emphasis on stats & instead more on results.

When I took a closer look at the statistics, that is where I noticed that although I was achieving some results, I was also seeing a much higher bounce rate and less time on my posts. It was so drastic that my posts were receiving site views that weren't even 5 seconds …… Wow, why were so many people visiting and then deciding to leave so quick?

At first when I saw my stats take a turn for the worst, I thought that it was me, so I took an even deeper look at my stats and that is how I found out that IBO was utilizing robots to send my ads fake hits and traffic. Even though I was only targeting my ads to the IBO wall, I was receiving clicks from their other associated sites like IBOTube, IBOGigs, IBOurl, IBOsearch, IBOList etc….

I immediately stopped sharing my website at IBO and my rankings with the search engines slowly started climbing back up and guess what, my stats went back to normal again.

To test my theory about the use of robots, I decided to do a couple of things differently to see what the results would be. At IBO there are traffic leaders and the leader board resets daily and is based upon how much traffic goes to your IBOSocial profile page. I pointed my ads to go to my IBO profile page and almost immediately became a leader in traffic, ironic right? Well, I didn't stop there, I also uploaded a YouTube video and had the learn more link linked to my IBO page.

Guess what?

Yes, You are correct!

My traffic to my profile page at IBO increased even more and I was even higher on the leader board for traffic at IBO. What I did next is even more telling …… I uploaded 13 YouTube videos (Not anything even remotely associated with IBO) and sent the learn more traffic to my IBOSocial page. From that point on, I was not only on the leader board, I was by far the #1 traffic leader at IBO.

If you are a member at IBO, try it for yourself and you will also see. How do I know? Because I asked 2 friends who were new to IBO to try out this method and yes, they were both at the top within the traffic leader board within 24 hours.

Better alternatives to IBO = Share Your Online Business Opportunity Here!

Club IBO Commission Structure

Club IBO – Should I Join?

IBO does have an upgrade option and also an affiliate program within the platform. When referring others to IBO, You are supposed to receive 20% when that person purchases a traffic package. (Club IBO purchases don't qualify) As a Club IBO member you are said to receive 50% of your referrals advertising purchases that aren't ClubIBO memberships.

Did you notice above that I said, “you are supposed to receive 20% and said to receive 50%” The reason that I said that is that I myself was cheated out of many commissions and know others that were as well. That being said, the “trainer” at IBO who I sincerely believe to be the owner also cheated me on another occasion.

Why did I stay and why did I remain a Club IBO member even after she cheated me? Because the community is full of great friends of mine and for the most part, IBO is a place to share opportunities with others. Club IBO is only worth it because of the added exposure within the system as the membership is less than $20 per month. Don't share anything except for affiliate links, never ever share your website, because the bots are rampant there.

IBOToolbox IBOSocial Scam

Should I Share My Google Adsense Code on IBOSocial?

No, absolutely not!

IBO does say that you can share your Google Adsense code on your IBOsocial Profile Page and while that is indeed true, don't do it!


Because although Google hasn't shut down IBO yet for the fake bots, I am confident that they will eventually. You don't want IBO to take you down with them, they are cheating those who pay Google every day for fake traffic to their Google AdWords. Do you pay Google via Google AdWords? My recommendation is that you turn IBO in for cheating you, view the YouTube video below to see how IBO not only cheats you with bots but also rewards its members with advertising credits for clicking on your ads. (View it at about the 40-minute mark.

Training & Support

Both are almost non-existent at IBO, members are what make IBO even tolerable. Don't expect any kind of support from the admin and/or help team at IBO, they will either take forever to help you or never respond. Training at IBO is terrible as well, they do have a Sister site called MarketwithKris.com that is ok for showing how to use IBO to share your opportunity. Other than the training on how to share your opportunity, complete your profile on IBO, utilize the advertising etc.. The training is outdated and as inspiring as Kris is. (She isn't and neither is her so called training)

Affiliate Marketing Business Model

Do I Recommend IBOToolbox?

The above is a great question and I will answer it this way, The Community is great but:

  • Don't share your website there
  • Don't refer friends there unless you share the above with them
  • Don't expect any support and/or training from the admin/trainer
  • Don't get caught up in the stats (Only about 10% is true, the other 90% is bots)
  • Don't share your Google Adsense on your IBOsocial Profile Page

Remember, IBOToolbox/IBOSocial Scam does indeed utilize Fake Bots for Traffic so tread with caution in the event that you do decide to join and/or stay at IBO my friend.

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What do I recommend?

Thank you for asking and my answer is that it depends upon where you are at in your online journey, where you want to go and when you are ready to start ………. It's all about learning and earning so leave a comment below with any specific questions and/or concerns. You can also contact me privately via the message me form below as well.

Talk with you soon,


261 thoughts on “IBOToolbox Scam Fake Traffic from Bots & More!”

  1. Thanks, Tony,
    I used to put a lot of time and energy into creating posts over there. Frankly, I did not even know it was still functioning. I guess I should check and see what has gone on with my profile.

  2. Hey Tony lee Hamilton thank you for sharing this article. I was really happy I came across this because I was about to start using IBO and refer my friends to it. I was so shocked to learn things about this platform and the stats being put up are associated with bots, thank you so much for this review, I am forever grateful, sharing to my friends and family now 

  3. That is really the kind of thing that will sink your website in the search engines. They will notice the fake traffic and will never consider your site for ranking anymore. 

    I hope more people who are considering joining the IBO toolbox will get to read your review and stay away from it. I was one of them and I decided to take time and do some research on the subject that how I found your review.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. It’s a losing proposition. You’re paying money, and getting no return. They say social media is free, but it’s not. It costs money to maintain a website, to have servers, employees, electric, etc. It doesn’t work to have users do all the work to make their own ads to post on other sites, they just don’t work well enough or most people won’t bother.

  5. Thank you Tony, leads and traffic generation methods that us bots is no go Are. They will cause more danger to your website than been of help. Google frowns at fictious traffic and this is one thing we should guide against. As such, ibotoolbox is no go area.. My site health is highly portant

  6. To be honest, I do not have interest in this particular article, like there are things or platforms that appeal to my sense of getting involved but this particular one is no where near what I would get myself involved in. But all the same thank you for taking your time  In teaching us what this Ibottool bow is, it is a privilege for me to have seen this.

  7. Tony, thank you for writing texts like this. It means a lot to us who are new in online business, you point out what should be avoided. This is outrageous. the number of scams is too large. Because of things like this, we have to be very careful about what we get into. I hope that the number of such scams will decrease in the future and that your text will reach as many people as possible.

  8. All these scam here and there is becoming too much. This is an alert for those who have come in contact with them in one way or the other. I just hope this information will reach as many as will also need it in order not to fall into there trap pending the time that Google will shut them down. Thank you for bringing this here

  9. This is the reason why it is good to peruse through articles like this because, it assist you to find out about what programs are safe for you to be a member. Ibotoolbox is not really a nice product and should not be seen as one because it brings about fake traffic from bots and this can’t in no way be of help to your online business.

  10. Hello Tony! Thanks a lot for dropping this review. I always come to your website anytime I’m doubting if a particular platform is legit or not and you never disappoint me. I have not heard of this ibotoolbox before but your explanation really gives me a good insight into it and also about how it works too. I don’t think it’s nice that all the clicks are fake and from bots, won’t speak well. Thanks for this review 

  11. There are a lot of fake programs that claims to increase the numbers of traffic on you website and also attract customers to to your products and it’s really hard to tell which is real or not. Most of these programs are made to collect your data without actually not improving anything in your websites. Thanks for the creating the awareness Tony

  12. Using fake traffic bot can really do more harm than good. Why? Because search engines especially frowns at it and it can tank our website rankings. So it’s very wise to do research about a platform that claims they can generate “quality” traffic for you. Of course with IBOtoolbox, I will not want to join their platform.

  13. I have not heard of this ibotoolbox before but your explanation really gives me a good insight into it and also about how it works too. I’m not sure if I want to join this platform with so many fake bots there, even though the community may be nice.  I will probably never use IBOToolbox as it doesn’t seem profitable. 

  14. this article on if IBOToolbox is overunned with fake traffic using bots and whether their site is fake or not.the fact the whole clicks that I would be getting on my ads would be entirely from bots and not from actual people is really bad. Thank you for bringing to my notice about how fake this website is. Thank you tony.

  15. Hello Tony Lee Hamilton, I would say I have gained quite a lot of things from your website and mostly your articles, and this makes me improve in my online businesses, to me it wouldn’t be nice if all the clicks I’ll be getting on my site will be from robots and not from Real people, this kind of traffic product should be avoided because it’ll Gradually kill the individuals business, thank you for sharing this enlighten information, it was really helpful.

  16. Hello Tony, I have really learned some very important things from your site and it keeps helping be get better in business. I don’t think it is nice that almost the whole clicks that I would be getting on my ads would be entirely from bots and not from actual people. I still think it would be nice to give it a try though.

  17. I have not heard of this ibotoolbox before but your explanation really gives me a good insight into it and also about how it works too. I don’t think it is nice that almost the whole clicks that I eojdl be getting on my ads would be entirely from bots and not from actually people. I still think it would be nice to give it a try though.

  18. Simply unheard of are the things that are being promised here by ibotoolbox. Though it looks interesting at first but right deep in it, I could see some foul plays that may actually indicate that they are not exactly going to deliver it as they promised. So, it is way better to just stay on the sides for something like this

  19. Getting traffic to your website is very essential, and it will definitely determine how successful your business is because a website with Jo visitor means that the business is as well it known by anyone. Fake traffic product is bad and should be avoided as it will gradually kill the business.

  20. Hey Tony I’ve never heard of IBOToolbox and I’m glad i wasn’t one of the ones that were bamboozled. , its a shame how many people unknowingly invest into fake traffic, getting traffic from irregular and faulty services are never the answer. I’m glad you made a review on IBOToolbox.

  21. Thanks for the great review. These types of scams are very dangerous and people are not aware that they exist. Especially less experienced people in digital marketing believe everything they read and agree lightly to any offer that pops up on their screen. Articles like this are crucial for training all of us who are beginners, so that we do not make monetary mistakes. Thanks again for a very educational article.

  22. Tony, thanks for reviewing IBOToolbox. I’ve heard about this platform from my friend, and yeah it went downhill since its owner has changed. I’m not sure if I want to join this platform with so many fake bots there, even though the community may be nice. Thanks for the heads-up. I will find other platform that may be more suitable to grow my online business

  23. I have never been a fan of fake traffic from bots. This makes me appreciate this article because of the valuable information it provides.  I am fortunate to have your site where I can always get my affiliate marketing and other information. Thank you so much for the information.

    I heard of people who never received their commission. Some bought ad credits to no avail. There is just too much dishonesty on the Internet and if people like you/us fail to make the disclosures and call companies out, then guess what? Our online businesses will fail. It is that simple. Thanks for this review.

  24. There are currently many fake bot tools that help to increase traffic automatically. That happens in robotic systems without helping you get organic results. One such platform is the iBot toolbox which generates fake traffic. So I would tell everyone to be careful and cautious from such platforms. Thank you so much Tony Lee for giving me a review article that will benefit so many.

  25. I am not a fan of fake traffic from bots so i appreciate this article because it has provided very valuable information for me regarding all these subjects but particularly bots! Never been a fan of them but fortunately I have your site where I can always get my affiliate marketing information from. Thank you so much for the info. Blessings

  26. Man I am really sorry to hear about ibotoolbox and bots. I joined last year on someones recommendation,not you so no worries. After I read your article I immediately went and canceled out of the site. I dont want google looking at my traffic as anything but legitamate. I work hard for my seo and organic traffic,why would the owners knowingly do that? Makes me mad

  27. Thank you Tony for this honest review! I am shocked at how the others have all posted such raving reviews when the facts are IBOtoolbox is falling apart, and rated very poorly on all 3rd party rating sites. I had earned commissions January 2019 that never got paid.

    I bought Ad credits that never got transferred. My reports to their helpdesk went unanswered. When I got aggressive in messaging Kris, the owner I got terminated. I have already written bad reviews everywhere and I will continue to do it.

  28. This is so good to know. In theory, IBOtoolbox seems like a dream come true. But you have looked behind the curtain and by using bots it puts your site at risk. Then you proved it with your experiment, really fascinating. Without your research, it would be easy to fall for this.

    You are making it clear what value can come from using IBOtoolbox for affiliate links. There is value, but not for the reason I first thought.

    Thanks for blazing the trail and making us aware of the dangers. Another great warning, Tony.

  29. Indeed, using a fake bot traffic is very harmful to our rankings. And of course, search engines frowns at this a lot. Why will I pay for something and in return get something that will destroy my business? This is not cool and will say that they have to shutdown. It’s fraudulent. I’m glad you you got this out.

  30. Hello Tony, Happy week.

    This article is so elaborate and interesting because a friend of mine just introduce me to IBOT and with your article that make me understand that IBOToolbox Scam Fake Traffic from Bots, with what I have read in your article there is no need for me to waste my time joining the platform.

    Thank you.


  31. Very good information and informative review. You have done a very good job of informing the people who visit your page of the experience you have had in relation to bot and etc. I hope it helps others to not fall into such an experience themselves. Thank tou.for this information and good luck in your business endeavors.

  32. It’s a real pity that this company’s idea of using Bots didn’t really work.  iBO sounds, on the surface, to be a good company with increased traffic sent to one’s site.  However, just like you said, the search engines didn’t like it.

    So when you took yourself off of IBO, your search engine traffic results went up again and resumed to normal.

    Besides, using bots to get traffic, there is no support system. That alone is what makes me want to run to the hills.

    Why invest time in a company that doesn’t support you?  So when you get stuck or anyone else for that matter. They have to leave and start over again, just a little bit wiser?

    Thanks for sharing!

  33. It is unfortunate that the community is a good one and are attached to a bot site that can damage your business, this is another trick in a disguise of a legitimate tool. And i guessed that we have a lot of this kind of websites on the web, even if one of this sites get shut down, more of them will sprang up.

  34. Thank you for your honesty about your experiences with this platform. When doing online business it is good to get informed not only about what works, but also about what does not work. Well, what a reputation ! Training that doesn’t happen, unpaid commissions, and statistics based on robots ? How does it stay alive? I am so careful about building my Google rankings that I would not touch this with a long stick. Thanks for the review

  35. Hello,

    Another great, informative article. I really have so much to learn in this space and it’s comforting to know that newbies like me can rely on people like you to unmask the seemingly endless raft of scams that exist online.

    I’m familiar with the concept of bots being used online but their use in the manner which you have highlighted here is extremely eye opening indeed. 

    Having newly embarked on my online journey I am obviously often tempted to try new things in an attempt to try and move forwards a little faster, however this really gives me reason to always make sure that I undertake thorough due diligence on anything that might seem like it is a bright and shiny object!

    It’s such a shame that great community has been put in this predicament. Do you think that the community on the whole will remain members or can you see that falling apart? Or perhaps Google will strike first and shut the operation down before that has even had a chance to manifest.

    All the best,


  36. Hello again Digital Marketing Veteran,

    Thanks for apologizing to the people you refered to this and any other entities that you later developed doubts about! I have also found myself in that situation. But in my case, no one had joined yet! I am not as convinced as you that the entity I was promoting is indeed a scam. But having serious doubts is bad and disheartening enough. That is unless we have decided to be heartless people!

    Good luck going forward!

  37. Individuals basically interact to get free advertisement credits, you get inbox spam from certain individuals, the content/flag ads don’t change over, and one-sided statements are distributed by various MLMers advancing.. well poo. These are only a small bunch of the things I disdain about the IBOToolbox network. It is technically not a SCAM, in my honest opinion but hey it should be, as far as I’m concerned!

  38. As an affiliate marketer, I am always looking for ways to increase traffic to my websites.  I have checked out a couple programs that claim to be able to generate traffic.  IBO is one that I have looked into.  I have seen mixed reviews, but I have not seen any indication previously that bots are creating the traffic.  You have demonstrated this. 

  39. I don’t really know that much about bots until I read your post and saw what kind of product it is. I will probably never use IBOToolbox. People should be aware of these things and not fall victim to their scams. People are on the internet daily for hours, they must know that we are not sure about if it is real or not. Your information is worth a lot and shouldn’t be looked and took by bots.

  40. I actually am quite unsure. I have read a recent post saying that bot traffic can be used and is legit. So now I am confused, is using bots okay for your website or is it just only IBO. There was a lot of great information shared and I should remind myself to always be aware before investing money.

  41. I’ve had experience With similar things like this there’s tons of things out there like this and there are very few real traffic sites you can go to that will provide you with real traffic the best sources I’ve found for traffic are Pinterest Facebook and other social media outlets and of course google rankings and targeting keywords there’s so many scams out there and it’s very sad it’s hard to tell when your looking at the real thing especially online keeping people informed about this kind of thing is great and you have provided great information here great article keep doing what your doing my freind and keep others educated on this topic 


  42. Thank you Tony for uncovering these folks for who they truly are. Not a part of individuals would be as attentive as you and on the off chance that I was the one I beyond any doubt would not have indeed taken note that these folks make utilize of activity bots. You’ve got also given me a great thought to undertake and likely pay more consideration to utilizing google analytics to competes a few stats approximately my site. I have not truly been making utilize of it since like you said I likely did not need to center as well much on stats and or maybe ought to center more on comes about.

  43. Hi Tony,
    I’ve heard of IBOToolbox / IBOsocial before, but I’ve never read such an objective review. It’s really wonderful that you’re honest. Most bloggers write reviews too subjectively and just praise that product or service and I really hate it. But that is not the case with you. By doing so, you have shown that you are a great critic who takes all the facts into consideration.
    I was surprised by the fact that only 10% of the views are organic and the rest are bots. I thought the percentage of organic views is much higher. Thanks for this quality review. Keep up the great work.
    All the best,

  44. It is really shocking, I can only imagine the conflicted reaction between high traffic and high bouncing rate. Its great that you figured it out quickly to protect your rankings. Thank you for the warning, I can only wish that many online business owners can come across this article before they hurt their SEO

  45. I dont know really much about bots. When I read your post I saw what kind of product it is.Probably i will never not use IBOToolbox. People should be aware of these things in order not not fall victims of their scam later. As much as we are on the Internet, we must know that we are not sure, that is why this information of yours is worth a lot

    Thank you for the review Tony

  46. Thanks for doing a review on IBOToolbox/IBOsocial. This is a relatively new idea for me and it is great that you provide excellent information on the toolbox. I understand that we should use these sorts of tools with caution as in some cases it is not acceptable to use these methods. I certainly like you caution in the end, especially things to avoid when using this program. Thanks!

  47. I love that you’re so honest. You said that you yourself were active on this site and that you recommended it to many friends. However, when you started checking the statistics and results, you found them to be misleading, and now you have honestly written an article about it.
    It distracted me as soon as I read that 90% are bots and only 10% are organic views. Which you yourself described with your example.
    Thanks for this review article!

  48. Wow Tony! I had no idea about the bots! You have educated me one more! Thank you this article was very helpful and I will also take your advise and look at my stats more carefully to understand what is going on!  I am not a member of IBO and I am unsure what they do exactly. Is there something you have written about who they are and what their purpose is?



  49. The reason why it is good to read through articles like this Is that, it helps you find out about what products are it safe for you to be a part of. Ibotoolbox is not a good product and should not be considered because it provides fake traffic from bots and this can’t in no way be of benefit to your business.

  50. I really see anything as bots online to be bad so it is easy to agree with what you wrote about this one here. But looking even closer here, I can see that there people do not know that this is not really the way it is. I like your explanation though and what you have said about fake traffic too.

  51. Hi Tony Lee.

    Recently, I have been searching for a potential way to direct people to my new site. An online companion really acquainted me with this site however I dithered since I love doing things myself instead of certain bots. Thanks a ton for exhorting us against IBOToolbox.

    Good health!

  52. I really looked closely on what you were saying about IBO. I don´t see why Google hasn´t shut down IBO. Who wants to go down with them, I mean IBO. Make not mistake, I won´t ever sign with IBO even if you´re receiving 10% of clicks. I find this, a sickness of those that knowingly are subscribed, using fake results.

    I am with you with your 5 recommendation at the end of your article. I will not put my friends in that mess.

  53. Thank you for advising us against IBOToolbox. People should definitely not share their google AdSense code on there or anywhere actually. Traffic bots should not be used at the beginning of your online journey, they only falsify your analytics data so you really cannot tell whether you are making progress or not. But if one is for it then hey, that’s them. Thank you again for the review.

  54. Wow I must say this is a lot to digest. There are a lot of fake sites out there and most of the time we don’t know until we’ve been a victim of scam. Most of this site are usually created to collect members’s valuable information and then use it for their own benefits. Well I haven’t come across this IBO platform before but I think it’s such a great idea to create the awareness for those of us who have not encountered the site. Thanks once more Tony.

  55. Thanks for sharing this interesting article on Ibot Tony. This concept of bots boosting your traffic is new to me and I can see why google and other search engines will not like them. This sounds scammy at worst and misleading at best. I personally don’t think using fake bots to boost your traffic is valuable. Your post really clarified some of the questions I had in my mind on Ibot.

  56. Thanks for this post – I’ve often been tempted to try and increase traffic to my site by using sites such as IBOtoolbox, so glad read your article first, though… Google really penalises you nowadays if you get ‘fake’ traffic. Bottom line is – you can’t beat hard work and real traffic which will come with the king of SEO, which is quality content…

  57. Wow, this is interesting even  though I have just begun affiliate marketing this has been written in such a manner  that is easy to understand, I am appreciative for the inside information, there is so much to go through in affiliate marketing  it’s refreshing when someone who is informed and have the knowledge is willing to share this important content. It’s interesting how a good community can keep people together even though it’s bad business. Great article.

  58. I keep falling for these fake traffic bots, that promise large amounts of traffic but in reality is all a lie. Bots will definitely ruin your rankings at Google, Yahoo, Bing etc…..I’m not too familiar with the IBO/toolbox tool and I’m glad I never stumbled onto it because I would have probably purchase it like many other tools. The only way to get quality traffic is thru providing real and relevant content. I don’t like for robots visiting my site, that’s why I try to stay away from applications like the IBO/Toolbox traffic program.

  59. I would definitely not use IBOToolbox, they are a scam as far as I’m concerned.  I can find a community with Wealthy Affiliate, without risking the integrity and value of my website.  A site that uses bots, the was the most repellent thing to me about this business, making believe you’re making progress while your site actually sinks because you’re being chased by bots.  I wouldn’t recommend this site to anyone for any reason.

  60. Well the bots invasion has started online already but unluckily. This is just not among them. This ibotoolbox is just not worthy to be called amongst the and I will never be considering it to actually try out for me. I virtually like everything else you have shared here. Thanks so much for all you have shared here

  61. Hi Tony,
    Wow. Thank you very much for this review of IBOToolbox. I have to agree the stats will always tell especially when they all 50 arrive at 12 and leave at exactly the same time and the traffic originates from exactly the same place.

    I do like the methods you used to flush out bots. Highly amusing but ones I will be employed in the future I am sure.

    Candy Benn

  62. I really learnt a lot about IBO Toolbox from reading your article ‘IBOToolbox Scam Fake Traffic From Bots & More’. I really appreciate you taking your time to give a detailed expository review of IBOToolbox. It’s sad to see that there are people out there who are willing to deceive others for selfish gains. I will definitely be staying away from the platform. 

  63. I see how the scam business are growing and it really starts being common for them take use of some really great strategies that can lure you in and that is why we have go be careful with them. They know getting traffic would help anyone and now you’ll want that but we all are good to see review 

  64. Thank you for letting us know about Ibotoolbox. As a blogger myself I understand the need for us to increasse the traffic to our website because of the ranking. However, our end goal is to be able to convert from the traffic. What is the point if we cannot convert them. I still believe in using the power of SEO and deliver good content and also build an email list. 

  65. I have been looking at iBosocial and  I thought it was a genuine program. It’s always good to do some research off of your own back to make an informed decision. I really thought the traffic was genuine and I’m now very disappointed to hear that, that’s not the case. It’s better to find out sooner rather than later.

  66. Very informative and good post that draws our attention to the fact that unfortunately one popular program IBOToolbox / IBOsocial is indeed overrun with fake traffic using bots is a Scam site. I can’t believe how many networks like this, you really need to be careful and always keep up with the latest information so that there is no deception.

  67. Fake traffic is a very bad thing for a good business, it’ll make you have traffic but not actually those that can benefit you, traffic from bots is like not have the traffic at all and that is very bad thing. People should be aware of these things in order not not fall victims of their scam later

  68. Well! This is really great to see here and I must say that the overview you have given about ibotoolbox is honestly the very best that I have read about it till date. Ibotoolbox actually focus more on bots as the center to base the business on and to actually work it out. This is really a great one but the downsides too are worth considering for long term result

  69. Tony, thank you for the warning. I have not used IBO but am not far off. I have had an experience with another company where I was speaking to a bot for 6 months before I knew it. That made me cautious but your blog has created even more caution. Thank you for your research.

  70. Tony, thank you for the warning. I have not used IBO but am not far off. I have had an experience with another company where I was speaking to a bot for 6 months before I knew it. That made me cautious but your blog has created even more caution. Thank you for your research.

  71. Thank you for this article on IBOToolbox, a product or platform that I had not come across before. The whole area of bots is something that is quite new to me and I’m convinced that I actually know how they work. experience with IBO was that bots were being sent to your website and your bounce rate increased a ton. At any rate thank you for all the info, i love learning about new things.

  72. Hi tony! Great job on the site. 
    Just a few things I think you should bold the headings of your posts and the be like the customer reading it and know if he/she really wants to read that. Although I read it and it’s very informative massively the scammers. I hope you’ll do better job next time.

  73. Hi tony,

     Sorry you had such a bad experience with IBOT never heard of them maybe because I was not in the affiliate world. WA is the first and they seem to be legit (I hope) I was watching the youtube video with Tracey and that looks very heavy and confusing. There is a lot of scams out there that we all have to be aware of especially online so this is a warning for the users of IBOtoolbox and for future online affiliates. 

  74. Hi Tony,

    Thank you for the review. There are so many scams in the online world. IBOtoolbox is absolutely one of them. I hate the owner uses bots to generate fake traffic that will affect the Google ranking eventually. Fortunately, there is a review like yours and discovered this scam. Otherwise, we will never know the tricks behind IBOtoolbox. Thank you for sharing.

    All the best,


  75. That’s good advice indeed Tony. 

    I thought getting IBO might be a useful thing, but you totally warn against it. It’s shocking to learn that both training and support are hardly provided at IBO. Thanks for sharing your own personal experience with this platform. I believe strongly that fake traffic can really harm SEO on your website, so it’s important to avoid this if you can. 

    Thanks and do suggest some other  programs which work a shade better Tony.


  76. Thanks for this information. I will be sure to avoid IBOToolbox. I will see what else is available that may be able to help me but thanks for putting this information together. Good luck to you as well and hopefully others will benefit from this information. I hate to see scams so thanks for exposing this.

  77. Hello i must say that i am amazed at this website. there is so much attention to detail and this article that you have created on IBOtoolbox fake traffic. it is really of great help and i am sure that with reviews like this, we can be guided. thank you very much for the time and effort

  78. Your sharing about IBOToolbox is quite comprehensive. I agree with you that this website is totally a scam, which have harmed a lot of people especially for the newbies of website building. It upsets lots of people like us.  You have also given suggestions about which platform is better for boosting Google ranking and getting more traffic.

  79. Thank you, Tony, 

    I will steer clear of this IBO I saw something on bots the other day and was rather intrigued by them but I can see from your post I’m not as legible as I should be after a little more than I should be It doesn’t make any sense to me to cheat the people making you a living but this 30-minute workday thing I stumbled on has cheated me out of $125.00 I’m kinda like you if I can get that straight I might give them a ride right now $125.00is more important.

    Thank you for another well-written post 

  80. Thanks for sharing your own personal experience with this platform. Fake traffic can really harm your SEO on your website, so it’s important to avoid this if you can. I prefer to get my traffic organically from search engine searches. I believe this to be the best source of quality traffic, provided of course you are targeting the best keywords for your niche. Thanks for sharing.

  81. Thank you for warning about the bots! I have fallen for some problem sites before, but thankfully avoided this one. I will certainly stay away.

    I would be interested in how you recommend obtaining more traffic. I use SEO for my sites, of course, but are there other safe and whitelist ways to get more traffic?

  82. What a helpful article about IBOToolbox. It make completely so much sense that IBO utilizes robots to send ads, fake hits and traffic. It is upsetting that so many people still share their website at IBO. Thank you for your research and catching up the true about IBO. 

    I have so much respect for you for staying loyal due to the amazing community and great people at IBO. Community means that we all help each other.

  83. IBOToolbox was a great idea and I guess in the early years or under the former management it was performing really well and as intended. But with what you have unpacked for us here, it does sound like they have gone downhill especially with the fake traffic coming from bots. Good thing I found your review before I even decided to try them out. Thanks for sharing.

  84. Well IBOtoolbox is for everyone and can make the difference in the long run. I value all you have shared here about the product and the platform altogether. Though I might consider this in the long run, I do not think that I want to get myself into this presently and thank you so much for sharing it all here. Thumbs up

  85. In times past I have been taken in by lucrative looking offers only to realise when inside that it was a big mistake. Thank you for sharing your experience and using it to bring out a powerful review to help avoid online scams. I definitely won’t be looking on the direction of IBOToolbox should I come across it. 

  86. This is an insightful exposition to the site and I appreciate that you do not bash them but rather state their pros and cons Tony. Fortunately I haven’t come into contact with this website as I’m just starting out in the digital marketing business but I’m really grateful for this honest and unbiased review of the IBO social platform as it clears any myth or misconception a person may have later on. Thank you for this 

  87. Wow, I did come across a long time when I was looking for ways to increase traffic and get my opportunity exposed and I think tried to join but I eventually forgot about it. I bookmarked the page to look at again it just didn’t happen. 

    There is a lot of websites out there selling bad service from what I understand this website was providing a good service until it changed its ownership things just fall downhill. 

    I guess this situation can happen to any business out there sometimes they thrive or they just perish. In fact, I just read similar situation that is currently happening with a major ITech business it was acquired by Japanese firm things gone downhill it does not good them.

    I really appreciate you sharing the knowledge and these types of information to help people stay informed.

    I wish you all the success


  88. Thanks Tony for sharing your review on IBOToolbox. It helped me know what to avoid. I don’t fall for scams easily, but it still helps to know. Bots have been so troublesome for me in the past that I had to shut down my whole site and cancel the hosting because the bots were hindering my site and traffic. This is my first time hearing about IBOToolbox but now I’ve heard of it, I know not to even give it a second glance. 

  89. Awesome Tony, 

    it is good that you shared this article with us. There are lots of fake products out there that people need to know just like the IBOToolbox you mentioned here. I always take my time to tell people to be careful of what they buy in to online, a little research will save you from wasting time and money. Thank you again


  90. Thanks a lot for your honest review and deep look into IBOToolbox. I’m so glad I know you because if I just read about it on the internet, from someone that’s promoting it, I may have fallen to it. Now I know what to avoid. It’s a pity that so many people don’t have a good digital mentor like You in order to avoid scams.

  91. Hello Tony thank you for this wonderful article I will also like to cheap in some thing you see

    As bots cover more than half of the whole web traffic and most of them have malicious intents, it’s more important than ever to protect your website from bogus traffic. Over time, the negative effects of bot traffic and ad fraud can heavily influence your web strategy, leading to wasted money, sales, time and effort.

    lets stop using it

  92. That made me so mad why would people make scam online. I saw this application from an ad and almost used it not now since I read about this. Thank you so much, you are a lifesaver. I just really wonder why they have to use bots and fake their traffic. Be fair people! Be fair !

  93. IBOToolbox indeed looks like robot run traffic instead of humans.Thank you for coming back to update us on this one and am hoping your friends have all heard the message.So there are people out there targeting to ruin your actual rankings in google? after you laboring to build?.What do they gain? Not cool.

  94. Hello Tony, I am really interested in growing the traffic on my site and I have been doing this for a while now. The traffic on my site is so low at the moment that getting a load of bot traffic would hurt it I have no doubt. I guess I for some reason; Thought that bots were only either legitimate on social media; A invaluable piece of advice regarding; Bots will ruin your rankings on SEO.  Thanks for sharing 

  95. It is never stressed enough: scams are everywhere! 

    It is extremely dangerous because a product like IBOToolbox is one of those shiny objects on the web. And it looks even shinier when you are at the beginning of your online career and you are struggling for traffic. So, the tip is always the same: do your research to avoid scams! 

    Thank you for this review, Tony!

  96. It’s very good of you Tony that you shared this article,there are lots of fake products and fake things online that people needs to know about just like this IBOToolbox. I always take my time to tell people to be careful of what they opt for online, a little research won’t be harmful.

  97. Hi Tony, another well written post! I was kind of aware and weary of using bots because Google will eventually find out and possibly have all of your progress you have made erased. I know one alternative way to get traffic in is to use Facebook ads. I have in the past and it’s pretty simple. You just have to target the specific audience and the return rate is not too bad. Definitely something worth investing into.  

  98. Nothing shocks me more than what this ibotoolbox actually offers which I know they are not delivering. I really value all you have shared here and to be very objective, it is worthwhile to know that a lot more can be done in just the right way. Thank you so much for sharing here

  99. I know that not so many people know about the implications of using this ibotoolbox but I feel like it is only good if they too can understand so they too can stay away from something like this. Your post really gives good information that one needs to know about this bots which is good. Keep up the good work Tony.

  100. Thank you for this very informative article on IBOToolbox, a product or platform that I had not come across before. The whole area of bots is something that is quite new to me and I am not convinced that I actually know how they work. But as you mentioned, your experience with IBO was that bots were being sent to your website and your bounce rate increased. 

    This alone would make me steer clear of bots, so thanks for this warning about IBOToolbox. 

  101. Another excellent article from you Tony. I hate to read yet another fake website but its always good to know what is out there and be careful. I guess using bots is the easiest thing to do nowadays to gain traffic and it seems this website is using it to the maximum. Well, their days are counted so we should all stay clear from them.

  102. Wow Tony! Thanks for the review on IBOToolbox. The last thing I need is to be penalized by the top search engines. You mentioned that Club IBO has a great community, but it almost sounds as if you wouldn’t know who to trust.. Tony you say you stuck around for so long because of the community, are you still a Club IBO member? Thanks for the review Tony! 

  103. Tony, this was a great read and some very good testing on your part to discover that fake traffic was coming your site. Thank you for sharing this info about IBOToolbox. I’m really surprised that Google hasn’t flagged this company yet. I’ll be real careful when getting involved with these different platforms. Thank you for the heads up on this company.

  104. Hey Tony, thank you for exposing IBO you have helped many people,the online market has become scary as it is difficult to differentiate between a genuine business and a fraud .However I believe if we get many people like you to share these kinds of reviews then the world is going to be a better place 

  105. hello admin, i must say i am thrilled with your site, your review on IBO really is an eye opener, most persons really don’t know much about IBO that its a scam, and the part that upsets me most is that most persons think its working well, i am really grateful for your review, i plan on doing some recommendation

  106. The traffic on my site is so low at the moment that getting a load of bot traffic would hurt it I have no doubt. I guess I for some reason; Thought that bots were only either legitimate on social media; A invaluable piece of advice regarding; Bots will ruin your rankings on SEO. I am a ‘Newbie, and the information you have provided will help me to make am informed decision about websites like ‘IBOToolbox/IBOsocial’ etc. I have to watch out and learn. Thanks again,
    Good luck!

  107. Hi Tony and thanks for the warning. I am not at the place in my online journey where I would sign up for something like IBOToolbox, certainly not as a paying member, though knowing myself, I’m sure I could easily be lured into something like this as a free starter just for fun and then suffer the consequences. The traffic on my site is so low at the moment that getting a load of bot traffic would hurt it I have no doubt. I guess I naively thought that bots were only either legitimate and used by companies like Google or the tools of malicious actors trying to sow discord on social media. Clearly I have a lot to learn and be on the watch out for. Thanks again and best regards, Andy

  108. This is an invaluable piece of advice regarding “IBOToolbox/IBOsocial”.  Thank you. The fact that “the bots will ruin your rankings at Google, Yahoo, Bing etc….. has me utterly convinced and was tempted to stop reading on, but I am glad I did as you provided further evidence as to why not.  I will not by signing up to or using this service.  Aside from WA that I know from previous posts that you like, do you recommend any other MLM services?

  109. Thanks for the enlightening article! I just wonder how people can sleep at night when taking advantage of others like that. There are always honest business ideas that will genuinely help people while making an honest profit. I can’t accuse anyone of what I don’t know firsthand, but it certainly appears (due to the track record you’ve brought to light) that this company is trying to go the quick route to making the money that small business owners and affiliates are working hard to earn. And meanwhile, instead of just scamming a few dollars, they also make all of your rankings go down? Well, I understand why they go down, but it’s unbelievable that there are still companies out there that are being trusted while operating this way. 

    I’m familiar with your programs and your site and I appreciate your honesty and transparency. And thanks for the insightful reviews that you offer.


  110. Thank you Tony,

    Truly appreciate you sharing this information about IBOToolbox and the implications that if can have on traffic and much more. I will certainly try to share this to help protect others.

    I like the detail that you have shared and also the video has lots of extra useful information which in essence makes it clear to stay away.

    Great article 

  111. Hello there! this is an amazing review you have got here. I am sure this will be beneficial to other readers as is it to me at the moment. Thank you very much for sharing this with me, I am sure this will help others as it has helped me know more about ibotoolbox and what it is all about.

  112. As usual, you have provided great content. I don’t use IBOtoolbox and probably won’t in the future. It is good to see that you have taken the time to pass this information on. I will be making sure other people I know are aware of this. Is there anything that can be used to combat the bots on this site?

  113. Thank you for this tip! I watched the video and she mentioned that others spam the wall. So posts are not regulated well enough, so that gives me the impression that there are lots of spammers around that platform. I never thought that you can actually fake traffic with bots, and I’m glad you found it out sooner. Hence this insightful blog post! Thank you for this, and perhaps I would warn friends shall they encounter IBOToolbox. Cheers, A

  114. Hi Tony,

    Thanks to bring this out. I was not aware of IBOToolbox and now will never ever think about joining.

    They are outright cheaters. They are using fake clicks and thereby cheating advertisers on Google Adwords besides the cheating incidence regarding commission which you mention.

    It will be interesting though to learn about few good sites where I can promote my content without the fear of any bad practice being followed. Will look forward to further post from you on this subject.

    IBOtoolbox is a scam and I need to stay away from it.

    Thanks for sharing this post.

  115. Hi Tony, I am speechless about how much I don’t know yet and how much I learned from you. 

    Reading this review I came to conclusion that the IBO is not for me. Everything that you explained is still very far away from my knowledge and I don’t think I would be able to get myself out of it. 

    But anyway, I wanted to ask you, if there was one good reason (other than a community which you mentioned in the review) for me as someone who is already not familiar with the online marketing like you, to join the IBO, what would be that reason? 

    The reason why I am asking this is that I am looking for as many online business opportunities as possible, and not just that, I will need all of this knowledge you have for my upcoming reviews on my website. 


  116. Thank you for a detailed review of this ibotoolbox. Though I do not know about them before and i am just seeing them here. I have seen enough reason to just stay clear of them because they are only detrimental and dangerous to our progress. Thank you so much for sharing this here. I really appreciate and thank your or ensuring this kind of information is made available here for us

  117. It would be a great world if we can get the scams off the internet completely.  So many of us are trying to make an honest living online, then these scams come and make it so much more difficult for all of us.  

    It is not just about traffic in my opinion, it is quality traffic that we want.  There are so many things you say we should not do at IBOToolbox, so for me it’s not something I will look further into.  

    Thank you for this great informative post.  Greatly appreciate you giving me more insight on IBOToolbox.  With better information, one can make better choices, which leads to better results.  

    Keep up the good work and may you be blessed.

  118. It’s time we all rise up to making more research to know these scam site and stay clear from them for good or have them reported. I am really happy to see you exposed this scam site which has a really good concept that would be of benefit to all if it were to go well but that’s not the case here. I would be more than happy to share with my friends the link of this article. 

  119. Thank you for your post. It is useful for me. I started my online business for a while now and am actively looking for ways to promote my website. IBOToolbox could be a tool for me to gain traffic.

    Your analyses are informational and educational. There are so many details on how to use the service. I think that the most important is not sharing my website, since the bots will ruin my rankings at Google, Yahoo, Bing etc … The search engineer traffics are life blood for any website. Without them, it is hard to move your online business forward.

    Except not sharing my website, it seems ok to promote affiliate link. I may think to join and to promote affiliate offers.

  120. IBOTOOLBOX… Uhm.. Thanks for exposing the underhand practices of this company.  I’ve always known there’s major scam artists online and they don’t care what they have to do, to get our hard earned dollar.  I’m currently looking for ways to improve traffic to my own website and this is a brand I’m going to avoid! Thanks for your honesty,  you’re a top guy.

  121. Nice article as always Mr. Lee, your article is always interesting and i enjoy reading them alot, i always look forward to reading them all the time….I have not heard of IBOtoolbox before, thanks for the well detailed review, and information, it will surely save some people from being scammed, i think people should make a very detailed research just like this one before entering into any online stuff..Thanks again for this great review

  122. IBOToolbox scam fake traffic from bots to the point of the best if you want to learn about online marketing and i have learnt so much from it you can help you out with the application process and the information you require for me to complete and return the signed contract to you too much for the deposit of your account. 

  123. Thank you Tony for sharing. I am fairly new to online business and would never be aware of these ptifalls, if it wasn´t for a more experienced person sharing information about these scams. No on that wants to run a professional online business wants “fake clicks”, it is not a suistanable business model and will just make you think you are more successful than you actually are. Thanks for the share, now I know another thing to watch out for.

  124. Hello Tony, thank you very much for your post. So that people can identify and be aware on this scam and fake traffic tools. I have not tried IBOToolBox, but I had tried something similar. But It’s like an automatic bot on Telegram, it shown to help to get rich quick, but when it just packed up…thanks anyway for sharing

  125. this is the nasty side of making money online I suppose.I had never heard about IBOToolbox, but thanks for warning us. There are so many scams out there we need to be careful with.Thanks for sharing with us and letting us know that this company is not to be trusted.

  126. Urgh, this is the nasty side of making money online isn’t it. 

    It is such a shame that human beings are forced into such difficult life circumstances that they will use any means necessary to make money and will set up bots to con people. How disappointing to see that your additional traffic was fake, with short clicks on your pages lowering your rankings. 

    So sorry you had to go through this. Watch out for those nasties. 

  127. I like the very name of your blog.  Its nice to see that your promoting a business that is very inviting to veterans who are looking for something to do with there life now that they are civilians.  I’m sure a lot of veterans have things to write about and with a good niche the sky is the limit.  I have never heard of the IBOToolbox.  I’m surprised seeing that i’m seeing so many platforms out there selling all types of potential  ways to make money marketing or having a website promoting products or just to write content that is interesting.  I personally wouldn’t want fake traffic and I feel like in the long run it wouldn’t pay off like so many of those type of get rich fast sites,  Did you make money by using this platform when you were a member?  If so why did you quit.  Thank you for making me aware of this so that I can  avoid it.  Very good and interesting post.


  128. Hey, Tony,

    I had never heard about IBOToolbox, but thanks for warning us. There are so many scams out there we need to be careful with.

    I think using bots, in general, is a bad idea. Google will sooner or later penalize you. They will give you many headaches down the road. Still, many people use them in social media such as Twitter and Instagram. I know it was a problem a few years ago.

    That also teaches us we have to monitor our traffic stats. Unless you had checked them, you wouldn’t have found out about the high bounce rate. Five seconds is unbelievable! 

    Thanks for sharing with us and letting us know that this company is not to be trusted.

  129. Thank you for sharing a lovely, informative article with us. The chief item of this article is IBOToolbox Scam Fake Traffic from Bots. It is truly amazing that you covered this subject so well in your post. I’ve learned a lot from reading your post and gained a lot of knowledge about it.  Last but not least, everyone should be careful with ibotoolbox. It will not only ruin your market, it will ruin your career.
    I have read and enjoyed your article so I would like to share your article with my friends by sharing it in the Facebook group so that everyone can know about your article and gain knowledge about it.

  130. Another example of a scam in the guise of a legitimate tool. How many of these do we have? The answer is infinity. Even when one of these sites get closed down, another ten open. It is unfortunate that the community is such a good one and are attached to a bot site that can damage your business. Thank you again, Tony for sharing another potential hazard to good business.

  131. Since it is a bit, it had to work like a computer and it can not there by do all the very precise work that a human would do. Well, now I understand why you would not want to recommend this ibo toolbox to anyone especially seeing that it can destroy a person’s hard earned ranking on the search engines. This review is a good one though. Good job.

  132. The company name clearly has the name “bot” incorporated in it so I honestly would not expect any less than non-human technology doing all the work of giving your website some clicks in order to have more visitors but that doesn’t really do anything to help you improve your business, much less help you engage with real people that could potentially become a huge part of your business. 

  133. Another good one from you Tony, I am really inspired to say the least. Thanks for sharing this detailed info on Ibox. To be honest i was really shocked by the review as i didn’t know about Ibot. As usual, you have been able to break it down for me and make things =. Thanks

  134. An interesting article and an important one to share! Many might be taken in by this without the information you have shared here. You mentioned that Google will probably close IBOT down and in the meantime how is Google reacting to those using the software? Are users being penalised – i.e. are their rankings going down? If I accidently came across this without having the information you have provided here in your article, I might be motivated to try it and can see why one would. 

  135. Thanks for this review, I’m always anticipating seeing something new from you Tony cos I always have a lot to gain from it. I’ve heard of IBOToolbox a couple of times but I didn’t get to register for it cos I wasn’t so sure about it then, getting to know that it’s not worth spending a penny on and all the clicks are by bots and not actual people makes it worse. I urge people to stay out of shady deals, they are pure scam.

  136. Thanks for this much-needed article, Tony. I guess the old saying still holds up: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I’ve had bad experiences with fake views and bots in the past as well, even though the seller claimed that all the traffic would be organic, and it sucks to know you were better off patiently waiting to grow traffic on your own.

  137. Thanks so much for sharing this review here about this ibotoolbox. 

    In all honesty, I hate not generated organic traffic like this and the more reason I feel that this is a lot better for me to not like this ibosocial site.

    If I can, I will try to get other people sensitized about platforms like this getting fake traffic is always annoying and thanks for your detailed information here. 

    Thanks so much

  138. Thanks Tony, I love articles that uncover scams and help the world avoid malicious and businesses with ill intent. Bots have their place and technology can make the world so much better but when they are used to fake numbers in order to increase financial gain… that is what we call cheating, illegal, not cool, etc. 

    Hopefully more will come to see IBOToolbox as the scam it is and it will fade away into non existence. 

    Thanks for having our back’s Tony.


  139. That is interesting about IBO Toolbox – I never knew about all the bots but I was never a fan of this membership site. I signed up many years ago to have a look at it but I just never really got into it. It was not my thing. I like to spend my time on my own websites creating content and increasing my reach online. I don’t like signing up to all these membership sites and then having to spend time there networking. Other than Wealthy Affiliate and a membership website of my own for women bloggers I don’t enjoy networking in that way. 

  140. Hello Tony, thank you very much for your post. So that people can identify and be aware on this scam and fake traffic tools. I have not tried IBOToolBox, but I had tried something similar. It’s like an automatic bot on Telegram, it shown to help to get rich quick, but when you sign up for free, it took really a long time, I meant like +30 years to cash out for just $5, unless you purchase their plans to get boosting. After a while, once I saw this account has been terminated on Telegram. Lucky me that I never put any money into such “Get Rich Quick” scheme. 

    I’m wondering if Google will get rid of this kind of companies, well at least to identify if this kind of companies are poisons or not, so people can be aware on it.

  141. Wow, I had just seen an ad for it and thought it would help get some traffic.  I am so glad I saw your review before I signed up.  It sounds like it is going to do more damage than good.  Thanks for sharing your experience.  It also shows that when you don’t know who is behind the program, then you need to really question whether they are there to help you or not.

    thanks again Tony, another scam avoided!!

  142. Wow, you make a lot of good points about IBO but most of what you believe is clicks from bots are likely the average traffic exchange issue and that is people only want the credit for viewing the ad and not to actually read your content. To that extent the banner and text ads there have always sucked and their traffic systems make no sense as they pay people in traffic to visit your site for only 3 freaking seconds. Many of their systems no longer work or don’t work properly and they blatantly allow spam and discourage you from negative comments on SPAM posts. Needless to say, like you, I have moved beyond them as a viable traffic source.

  143. Hi Tony!

    Another great review. I would figure Google would be able to find companies like these that use bots and get rid of them. It seems like they’re riding a wave and making as much money as possible before they are shut down. Sad way to do business but there are people like that in this world looking for shortcuts. 

  144. Wow! I actually kind of forgot that fake traffic is a thing. I need to keep this in mind as I look at my numbers. I wonder what the real traffic is… Anyways, thank you for exposing IBOToolbox for what they are. It’s when I read things like this that I wonder why the internet isn’t policed more. Granted, you do a good job, too, Tony, but imagine is there was an officer dedicated to regulating ecommerce. Wild thought!

  145. Wow Tony, thanks again for identifying a deceptive website that at first glance looks to be beneficial, but in reality can do damage to our online business.  Forgive my ignorance, but is the point of these “bots” to artificially make it look like a website gets much more traffic than it really does?  If search engines such as Google already have algorithms to detect such activity, it would seem that the “bot scam” is somewhat outdated.  Again it’s always a good reminder that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  146. There is so much to learn when doing business online. Thanks for people like you Tony who do not mind sharing truth and admitting when you missed the mark. I have not gotten that far in my online business however I have developed my website and I am about to research and invest my time in increasing my online presence as a healthy living coach. Again, thank you. I really enjoy reading your articles as my site theme is knowledge is power. I always have power to make better decisions after reading your articles.

  147. Well I guess in this instance it is a good thing I didnt join this IBOtoolbox.  However thats a statement I dont like saying.

    Its great now that your readers know that there are a lot of wolves in sheeps clothing and often they are hard to spot.

    Thanks Tony for a great honest article.  I always look forward to your reviews and your writings.

    The fact of the matter is I love the way you shoot from the hip and how you are willing to help people.

  148. Hi, Tony.
    Thanks for sharing your views on ‘IBO toolbox’ system to get easy traffic and for free. I was doing research on internet Bots and got this useful information. I have read many of your blogs in past and it was great to know that Stars too get bogged down during their journey on online business. Your sincere apology on the subject created more confidence in you. Will be looking forward to more such information.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

  149. Wow I never knew this. Now personally I am not a part of IBO but thank you for the warning in advance. I am new to the online business world, with a new domain and this helps me to not fall for the trap of fake robot traffic, and the risk of reduced rankings in google. Found this article very interesting and very helpful. Thank you!! 

  150. Thank you Tony for exposing these guys for who they really are. Not a lot of people would be as observant as you and if I was the one I sure would not have even noticed that these guys make use of traffic bots. You have also given me a good idea to try and probably pay more attention to using google analytics to vies some stats about my website. I have not really been making use of it because like you said I probably did not want to focus too much on stats and rather should focus more on results. 

  151. Good to know about IBO, what gave it away?

    Oh, right the bounce rate. That was quite a story, very interesting. Those mindless bots!

    Moneyline sounds interesting, is that your main focus now?

    You spent a lot of time explaining why IBO was not good, but you didn’t say much about Money Line.

    The Market with Kris webinar seemed rather unfocused, and my first impression was that she sounded like a bot.

    Your home page seemed a little daunting and very long. I liked the header image though.


  152. I couldn’t help but laugh at the prospects of making use of a website like this here. To be honest, this not simply is funny to me and I’m a bit perplexed that people still fall for cheap scams like this platform here. Personally, I will feel more okay to rather stay clear things like this for fear of being scammed. Thanks so much for sharing out here

  153. Thank you for these warnings. I followed what you were explaining concerning this test and I agree with you that the results indicate that IBO is full of bots and it would do far more damage to our site that it could help it. I’ll keep away from them and I also encourage those that have already opened an account to avoid sharing information on their profile post there.

  154. I was sickened to learn that my traffic from IBO Toolbox was bots when I TRACKED my urls using Leadsleap.com (one of the best traffic and link tracking sites out there). Leads Leap actually informs you which visitors are REAL and which ones are not. Guess what? I wasn’t showing any traffic hits from Ibo Toolbox whatsoever, which proves the traffic was bots.

    I am planning on taking down IBO Toolbox promotions from my blog retirewithctfo.com and from my email autoresponder.

  155. Merry Christmas Mr Hamilton

    I have learned so much from your articles this year and I am looking for learning more from you in 2019.


  156. Tony, all I can say is, Wow!

    Oh, and THANK YOU!

    I used IBOtoolbox for a good while a few years ago but it never really felt quite right. 

    As a marketer, you know how it is. We tend to clamor into communities and try to out market each other or recruit each other to death, lol. 

    I’m glad you were able to get down to the bare bones of exactly what was going on. 

    I wish I had known this back then. 

    I’m also a veteran of the US Army (82nd Airborne Division and 2nd Infantry Division), I thank you for your service!

  157. Tony,

    Thank you for your review. I know it can be hard, and a little embarrassing to have to make such a comment on a product you formerly promoted. 

    However, in all fairness, what you promoted then is not the current state of the product. 

    Thank your having the courage to speak out, AND to show ways TO utilize the product while avoiding the downsides.’


    • You are welcome Randy and thank you for your understanding my friend.

      In a perfect world, the current ownership will sell IBO and then a reputable owner will take over and revamp the site.

      The community and concept are great and the site at one time was a wonderful place to grow any business online.

      Now, the support and training are non-existent and the ownership is so far from legitimate that it trumps the benefits of being a member.

      I pray that my friends at the IBO community see this post and at least don’t allow the bots to ruin their websites.

      Talk with you soon Randy,


  158. Thank you for this valuable post. 

    I have not heard of IBOToolbox but I am glad that I have come across this site and info as it is easy to get caught up in the “I want more traffic” schemes. 

    Personally, as it is based on fake traffic, I wouldn’t even go there. 

    Anyway – such a good review and I will be sure to tell others.

  159. Thank you Tony

    I have followed you for quite a while and I know you really were a great advocate for ibotoolbox.  

    Thank you for continuing to follow up and update us now that the program isn’t so great.  

    I can comprehend there being great people inside and that’s why you still hang around.

    That’s also why I like to follow you. 

    You tell things the way they are.  

    Thanks for the article and the update.


    • You are welcome Dale and thank you for your great testimonial my friend, I appreciate your vote of confidence.

      Talk with you soon Dale,


  160. Hi,
    many thanks for the post Tony.

    I think the owners should re do or fid out from other popular sites how to structure the site to keep bots out and to retain the active members.

    • Hi Irene,

      yes my friend, it would be absolutely great to have the current so called leadership at IBO be ousted and then someone who is legitimate purchase the platform and make it secure for the wonderful members at IBO.

      Thank you Irene for taking the time to read and share your thoughts Irene,


  161. Dear Tony,

    Thanks again for another very thorough and comprehensive review post. I do have came across posts and advertisements about IBOToolbox and your review post gave me a clear picture.

    Sharing from your experience is very helpful. After reading your post for sure its a No No to me. Your review post is saving people time, trouble, effort and money and I really appreciate it.

    I am really sorry to hear about your disappoints with this program and I know how it feels after we do all the work and we are not received with the credit for our work. I loved how easy the review makes it for readers. No additional research needed for sure.

    Wishing you great Success!


  162. Hey Tony,

    Great platform review as always! It sounds like you had a lot of experience with the platform back when it was under better leadership. I appreciate your insights on the matter and going deeper into why the bots exist. It can’t be easy to leave behind a great community of people that share a common goal.

    I heard of the platform a while back, but was a little skeptical about it. I like to hear good stories and reviews from people who have had experience with these platforms before trying it. I’m sure there are still many great features of the platform that could be very useful. 

    The description of the platform sounds a little bit like Moneyline, in that you are able to generate leads for a low cost compared to solo ads. Unfortunately, it seems like bots are becoming more and more associated with leads from bad sources. I appreciate you taking the time to warn us about the changes to the platform and what to expect. 

    Keep up the great work!

    • Hey Daniel,

      thank you for reading and commenting my friend as I value your input.

      One thing that does need to be mentioned is that your reference of IBO being a lot like Moneyline, that could be no farther from the truth my friend. Global Moneyline, while we are able to communicate and share within Moneyline, the support and leadership are great!  There are also no bots at Moneyline and therefore a huge difference.

      Talk with you soon Daniel,


  163. Hey Tony

    I had never heard of IBO myself but I now consider myself well informed thanks to your informative post. 

    It’s a pity that good and well meaning people get sucked into scam outfits like this but then I guess it’s all about learning and sometimes the only way is the hard way. The scammers are also getting better and better at what they do so it’s easy to fall prey their clever marketing.


    • Hey Mark,

      yes I do agree my friend and there are many friends who are really good people at IBO and that’s the saddest part for me.

      Thank you my friend for reading and commenting,


  164. I had never heard of IBOToolbox before, but after reading your review, I would want to stay away from it. 

    I appreciate the fact that you honestly portrayed the pros and cons, and made it clear what aspects of it to stay away from, if a person still wanted to take advantages of the positive parts of it (like the community). 

    It is helpful to separate the people side from the other parts. 

    But for me, if the owner of a company isn’t someone I would trust, I would rather find a community where I can trust that the owner is honestly doing their best to help the members, and doing so with integrity. 

    Thanks for being honest and writing with integrity yourself here. 

    That is much appreciated, especially online.

  165. Well done Mr Tony lee Hamilton for busting yet another another scam site and making a public review about it.

    This is important for the for the growth and continuation of online business. 

    Just as you have noted most of the services they offer are fake and therefore does more harm than good to your online business and existence. 

    Caution should be the watchword.

  166. Tony, 

    Thanks for this very great post on IBOTOOLBOX, actually I was being referred by a friend to join the IBO WEBSITE, 

    I have research on IBO review but this is more explanatory and make me change my mind not to ever be a club member of IBO, with their fake bots for traffic. 

    Thanks a lot for the Great review

  167. Tony, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your insights! 

    You are such a tremendous help to those of use just starting out in building an online business. 

    There is so much to learn — just talking about the good and helpful stuff here — and then there is so very much to be leery of. 

    It is definitely difficult to know who to trust. 

    At least now I know to avoid IBOToolbox thanks to your guidance. 

    But what a shame. 

    If the community it so good, one would think they would do better to harness that and make something truly worthwhile instead of destroying other people’s hard work for the sake of their own bottom line. 

    But we all know scammers don’t care to put their intelligence and efforts towards good and sustainable business practices…they just want to make the quick buck from any sucker they can find. 

    Thanks for helping us reading this review not be IBOToolbox suckers. 

    Keep up the good work!

    • You are welcome Cheri and thank you for letting me know that I am helpful to you and others who are creating an honest & legitimate income online my friend.

      There are so many great friends within the community and it’s my prayer that the all see this review and either completely stop using IBO and/or at least don’t share their websites there.

      Talk with you soon Cheri,


  168. I had no idea what IBOToolbox was, and I had no idea what it stood for. 

    However after reading this article it gave me more insight of the topic. 

    The most important piece of information is the analysis. 

    There are a lot of fake websites out there willing to scam people. 

    I tried building a business online, and I have had a lot issues with scams, So this article is very important. 

    • Well Jamiro,

      now you do know my friend and yes there are many scams out there but don’t let that stop you from the legitimate ones.

      Talk with you soon Jamiro,


  169. Hi Tony! 

    Thank you! 

    It’s great to have this information before joining IBOToolbox – IBOsocial. Your time and experience on the platform are valuable.

    I’m glad I have come across your review. 

    These tests you have done concerning traffic sent by IBO prove to me also that they are sending bots. 

    Thanks for sharing. 

    I’ll keep away from them! 

  170. Hi Mr Tony.

    In fact, this is the first time I’ve heard of itoolbox, and I am against such systems. 

    From traffic purchased with money, you won’t see anything positive. 

    Because most of the traffic is bot or the incoming traffic may not be interested in your chosen niche. 

    So you need to make the necessary seo settings for your own website or it’s profitable with good ads. 

    Thank you for the content you shared.

  171. Thank you on your honest review of IBO. 

    From your description I wouldn’t even dare to try it out if they are based so much on fake traffic. 

    I didn’t know about IBO before but your article really opened my eyes. 

    Keep us informed because the online world although full of opportunities it is also full of fakes.

  172. OMG!! 

    You are a lifesaver bro, I was just considering using IBOtoolbox for pushing traffic to my site because I read somewhere that it’s Adsense safe. 

    I just got approved by Adsense and I won’t want to lose my account. 

    Thanks for this great review, I guess I’ll just stick with the SEO way.

    • Awesome Lok,

      you are welcome and thank you bro.

      IBO is fine for sharing affiliate and/or referral links but absolutely not for website links, adsense etc…


  173. I would have thought in today’s day and age that the algorithms would already know how to spot instantly when something is wrong or not organic in nature. 

    If a human can spot the warning signs you would think a traffic monitor could tell if 200 clicks came from the same source to 200 places faster than a human could get around the web. 

    It sucks that you had to leave friends behind. I do appreciate the heads up though.

    • Although the platform itself is very outdated and simple, their bots are very high tech as the visits show coming from different IP addresses as well as at the various sister sites of IBO.

      You are welcome and thank you,


  174. Thank you very much for this post, there are so many communities online that one has to be really cautious off. Sad that you got cheated on the IBO platform, I think you have really explained the pros and cons and I won’t advice anyone also to share adsense on IBO social platform. One is likely to go down the drain.  

  175. Well this is a turn up for the books – I’ve heard so many positive angles on IBOToolbox over the last several years, and I even thought about signing up and trying them out on occasion. 

    I was unaware that they offered a ‘traffic package’ mind – how long have they been offering this and what type of prices do they charge for it? It seems strange that they would go down this bot traffic route…

    • Chris,

      the bots don’t just attack your advertising campaigns there at IBO.

      They also target any link that you share there & that is why I only recommend sharing Affiliate links and not Website links.

      Thank you for sharing and caring Chris,


  176. I am glad i have found this article and that you decided to leave ibotoolbox.  

    I knew once i joined and paid to get advertised that it was all fake traffic and it was screwing up my stats big time.  

    I tried to tell you lol, I hate sites that just has fake bots that goes to your site then goes right off, i deleted my account too so they would stop screwing up my numbers.

    • Hi Justin, 

      yes you did my friend and thank you for alerting me to the fake traffic that was created with the bots at IBO.


  177. I had not heard of IBOToolbox before reading your article.

    It is always good to find people who take the time to test what they suspect to be true and you seem to have done a magnificent job of testing your theory Tony.

    I am always happy to hear that someone is warning people about their bad experiences. It really helps clean up the internet and alerts people to sites that are wasting our time and probably costing us money.

    The only way to test something in my opinion is to test it. And test it you did.

    Is there something you can recommend that would help us in our honest efforts?

    Look forward to more of your great posts.

    Great job


    • You are welcome Tim and thank you my friend, take a look at my Top recommendations in the main menu here on this site.

      Talk with you soon Tim,


  178. Wow, this is a really great review of IBO and I can see that it might not be worth joining.  

    I certainly don’t want my site to lose ranking after I have worked so hard to get it where it is.  

    You have put a lot of great information in this post, and I am glad you did.  

    I had actually considered using this to gain more traffic to my site.  

    Thank goodness I found this review!

  179. Tony, Hello! 

    Thank you for having warned us after a deep and thorough review of IBOToolbox / IBOsocial. 

    How beautifully you exposed the method of revolving doors! 

    I appreciated it and with admiration I read your method and your methods of opening a scam with bots. 

    Sherlock Holmes himself would applaud you. 

    Good thing you warned not to share the Google Adsense Code. 

    Forewarned is forearmed. 

    Thank you, success to you, I will inform friends. 


    • Hello Mark,

      You are welcome my friend & thank you for the wonderful compliment as well.

      All of our continued success is my daily pray,


  180. Always good to know about places to avoid.  

    I had not heard of IBOToolbox and I won’t be using them now that I know a bit more about how they operate.  

    High bounce rates and bad ratings is definitely not what my website needs.  

    Would be great if there was a plugin that could just detect a bot and remove them without affecting your Google ranks. 

    Thank you, 

    Sam Frederiksen – web master – bestplace2

  181. Tony,

    Thanks a lot for this heads up. 

    I hadn’t heard of this outfit prior to this.

    To date I am mostly using the basic social platforms, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram to generate traffic, aside from adding content 3-4 times per week.  

    I used some of your advice regarding Instagram and am getting a pretty quick response.  

    Thanks for that.

    I’ll keep checking back in periodically for more tips in the future.  

    Thanks again,


    • You are welcome Joe and thank you my friend, I appreciate you letting me know that you found the Instagram training useful.

      Contact me anytime Joe,


  182. Hi, Tony!

    Thanks for including my IBO Toolbox review!

    As I suspected (and also from my own findings), the traffic you get from IBO to your site is worthless. It’s also bad that it has a negative impact on website SEO. In my opinion, IBO should be closed down!

    Online Biz owners will be better off investing their time and energy into strategies that actually WORK.


  183. I am very impressed with your site,very clearly laid out and full of useful information.

    How long have you been working on the site?

    Their are so many traps on the internet, so many it’s a disgrace really, I certainly have fallen for a few myself, it is so easy to do especially when starting out, When it comes to traffic bots are a major problem just designed to fool people.

    Would you say from your experience that paid traffic is really the best way to go?

    Lot’s of interesting articles on your site, the MOBE one is a good example of smoke and mirrors.

    Shall be visiting on a regular basis, have bookmarked already 🙂 

    • Hi Robin,

      I would say that paid traffic is the absolute worst way to generate visits my friend.

      It’s much better to create content and share with your social media audience, growing both is also attainable!

      Thank you Robin for visiting,commenting and for your questions.

      Talk with you soon,


  184. Thanks for posting this Tony .. another traffic scam …

    I saw this the other day while cruising around the net .. 

    What a lot of people don’t seem to understand is exactly what you wrote about in your post . 

    Yes a ton of visitors or Visits and none of them staying 100% bounce rate. 

    This will destroy anyone’s site who is trying to rank.

    Bot traffic can seem very appealing to anyone who is trying to get web sites but you are actually way better off to have 5 real visitors engaging with your site than 500 fake visits … 

    • Absolutely Rick and at least with 5 real visits, we truly know where we are and can scale up.

      Thank you for sharing & caring my friend,


  185. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge on this great article. 

    I’m new to the online world and I find this post to be super helpful. 

    I also took a look at other posts on your website. 

    Everyone wants traffic on their website and they would fall for any trap out there. 

    Your review is detailed and it will definitely be beneficial to all your visitors. 

    I’m glad I came across this valuable information 🙂

  186. Thank you sharing this information with us I was referred to use this BOT service before thankfully I didn’t try it And now the reading this it makes me feel glad I didn’t try, hopefully no more fall in to BOT IBOToolbox program thank you toni for this great review I think is better to get traffic the right way.

    • You are welcome GVporras,

      Thank you for reading and commenting, therefore doing your part to help get this information out about the bots within the IBO platform.


  187. Hello Tony, 

    I appreciate your honest and thorough review of this program. 

    Getting traffic is number 1 priority for most who live off affiliate marketing, including myself. 

    From my experience the only way you will get any real advantage out of traffic is by someone genuinely clicking on your website content. 

    Every other source of traffic (like paid sources that promise conversions) are usually either bots or some kind of traffic swap. 

    It makes me sad to see that programs like Ibotoolbox exist. 

    Fake bots and even real viewers who are paid to click on something, will not to the job – if you need to make a sale.

    Purchasing this kind of product is useless. You won’t get any conversions, you will just get to see that all that traffic did 0 for you.

    Thank you for showcasing this i can say “fraud”.


  188. Admittedly, I had to close that ibotoolbox video as soon as she said that it was like “facebook” for business builders. 

    This article is bound to rescue quite a few websites globally for steering them clear of these particularly dreaded bots!  

    I’ll keep my nose where it belongs– creating quality content and keeping up with great SEO practices.  

    I have a pretty keen eye for time and energy wasters like ibotoolbox thanks to my training but, I always look deeper when I have the chance, if only, to keep in the know and, protect others as well.

    Thanks Tony! 

    Let no more vulnerable folks be crawled!  

  189. I must admit I have never been a fan of any bot or software that is said to generate traffic. 

    I would always use good solid traffic generating processes. 

    They may take more work and time to produce results but these will then improve as your site gets more authority. 

    Thanks for giving us the inside information to IBOToolbox, especially that they have denied you some commissions, this is not good. 

    I will stay well clear thanks again.

  190. I was searching to understand about bot traffic when I ended up here. 

    Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of offers to buy cheap traffic sources and wondering what it was all about. 

    I know it’s not going to be something legitimate, but I also didn’t know what was the mechanism behind that made it so. 

    Your explanation on how bots affect your rankings and bounce rate makes a lot of sense. 

    Luckily I wasn’t tempted to try any of these tactics. 

    They are just bad for SEO. 

    • Wonderful Cathy,

      yes my friend, growing our SEO is a time thing and isn’t boosted at all by fake bot traffic.

      The absolute best way to create and optimize our websites in order to rank high with the search engines with search engine optimization is by creating quality content.

      We of course can also while creating organic traffic over time, can share our content via social media and within legitimate communities.

      Thank you Cathy for your time and communication my friend,


  191. Thank you for sharing this with others. Being a newbie a lot of the information is above my understanding now.

    Think you did a great job of expressing the problem without become derogatory in you negative comments. That is often hard to do.


  192. Wow! 

    Then IBOtoolbox is a fake program!? 

    I wonder to know how many people they have been cheating. 

    So sorry you were one of them. 

    I have registered on IBO as soon as began in WA, but I didn’t use it cause I have to learn so much in WA. 

    Thank God I didn’t. 

    Thank you for this review and let us know the truth behind IBOToolbox.

    • You are welcome Maria & yes my friend, 

      I pray that many friends have the opportunity to view this review letting the world know that IBO is indeed cheating it’s wonderful members with bot traffic.

      Scams and scammy people who aren’t just stealing money, they are also ruining people’s websites as well as reputations.

      Thank you Maria for your time and comment & rest assured that WA is indeed a much better choice with awesome training and support that is far and above anything that I have witnessed in my over 11 years earning an income online.

      Talk with you soon Maria,


  193. Hi Tony,

    I’ve never heard of IBO or IBOToolbox or IBOSocial. 

    This page caught my attention though, as I have visited your site before and gotten some great tips. 

    I figured I better check this out.

    What a great word of caution you are giving to those of us unaware. 

    It’s too bad about the change of ownership and actions taken thereafter. It sounds like it use to be much different when you first discovered the company. 

    Thanks again for your words of advice here!

  194. Good information that you have shared with us Tony,

    I had never even heard of IBO but now I feel very confident that I wasn’t missing anything. 

    Your review was very thorough and I feel fair. 

    Given the amount of evidence that you were able to substantiate. 

    Good job on being a whistleblower on this two bit scam Tony.

    • Thank you very much Michael,

      I couldn’t not share my findings after confirming that IBO and all of it’s sites are scams and also that support is non-existent.

      Bot traffic was the last straw in guiding me out of the community even though I do miss many friends there.

      Thank you for your time and communication Michael,


  195. People can be desperate to make a lot of money by ripping customers off. 

    How can someone promise traffic and send bot traffic? 

    This kind of traffic can get you banned from some vendors like google adsense, etc.

    Using Not traffic will get your site sandboxed . 

    This sites can make one lose a lot of ranking in SEO. 

    Definitely a scam to me.

  196. Hi Tony,   

    I have been researching different traffic tools and was looking into ibotoolbox and was leaning towards getting involved with it but I am so glad i came across your no nonsense review.   

    I can’t believe i almost fell for a scam.

    You are a lifesaver and will be reaching out to you to discuss some of your recommendations for getting started on some legitimate methods.  

    At this stage I’m focused on traffic generation strategies and hoping you can help!

    • Hi Barry,

      You are welcome my friend and don’t be so hard on yourself, I did in fact fall for the IBOtoolbox scam site and even shared my IBOsocial profile page proudly for a while.

      It wasn’t until about 3 months ago that I realized that IBO was doing what they were doing and I took the time to do my due diligence with research as well as testing with help from friends in order to have the proof.  Therefore, I have now shared this with friends in the hopes that many find it and don’t get caught up on IBO as I and so many others have.

      For legitimate traffic generating strategies Barry, SEO and organic traffic is king, social media marketing is queen and for a fast start share at legitimate platforms.  First share your affiliate links and/or referral links instead of your website posts in order to gauge the legitimacy of a site and the potential for results.

      Take a look at My #1 Recommendation and also Share Your Online Businesses Opportunities here as well.

      Talk with you soon Barry,


  197. Hi there, 

    Thanks for the very detailed review. I have heard talks about IBOToolbox, but wasn’t aware of how bad and scammy it was. 

    I like how you go into details on different aspect of the program. 

    Definitely one to steer clear of. Apart from Wealthy Affiliate, are there any other good and genuine programs out there? 

    I will never walk away from WA, but always good to check out other legit ones too. 

    Have a lovely day!



    • Hi there Karina,

      You are welcome my friend and yes I will also never walk away from WA because it is indeed a wonderful community.  While Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing learning community, we all know that self promotion isn’t allowed there.  (Not a bad thing at all) 

      That being said, we do need places to share our websites and/or affiliate links in order to generate traffic, referrals, leads, grow our social media presence, increase our brand awareness as well as our income.

      My top sites to accomplish the above as you have asked about are found in the article here titled, Share Your Online Business Opportunity.

      Cheers Karina,


  198. Damn, it sucks so much when systems like these promise you highly targeted traffic yet they only send you bots and fake traffic, or highly NON TARGETED at best.

    I was a victim to a website similar to this not too long ago. I purchased about $150 worth of traffic to my landing page and got zero sign ups, literally!

    I thought because I found them on the first page of Google that they’ll actually be legit, but sadly this wasn’t the case. I was pissed. Do you know where to get real, targeted traffic from with a good price? 

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    • Hi Brandon,

      yes my friend it does suck and the traffic isn’t just non targeted, it’s fake!

      My #1 Recommendation to achieve targeted traffic to your website is to create quality content and thereby earning organic traffic that is real.  Your SEO rankings with the search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc…. will improve over time and Search Engine Optimization is in fact the best way to scale and grow your audience.

      For ways to share at legitimate sites, view TonyLeeHamilton.GlobalMoneyline.com and also these sites that I have found to be productive.

      Of course, I also share at Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other Social Media sites as well.

      Talk with you soon Brandon,


  199. Tony, 

    thank for for taking the time to share your experience with the IBOtoolbox.    

    I’m sorry that the community you enjoyed ended up basically getting its reputation tarnished because of fake traffic from bots.   

    After reading your review, I wouldn’t join them no matter how great the community is.     

    Yet, the silver lining is that you have been able to teach all of a lesson on the importance of monitoring where our traffic is coming from.   

    If something looks too good to be true or suspicious, you have also taught me that we need to dig a little deeper.   


    • You are welcome Sondra and thank you my friend, 

      there are so many communities online that are much better choices than creating a profile at IBOsocial and sharing on the IBOtoolbox dashboard.


  200. This is pretty cheap and underhanded of them and they really should be shut down.  The shear number of sites that try and dupe unsuspecting people out of their money is staggering.  I have seen so many.

    Bots?  Didn’t they think someone would wonder about their stats and have a look at their bounce rate.  I look at it when I get more traffic than normal out of curiosity.

    • Absolutely Stew,

      someday soon they may be shut down by the Federal Trade Commission much like MOBE did recently!

      While the price point at IBO is much lower than that of MOBE, they are both guilty of being scams and cheating people by using bots etc……

      Thank you Stew for sharing your thoughts as well my friend,


  201. The article was quiet insightful, the content was straight to the point. I have learned about ibots which I knew nothing about. It is a strong stay off warning that can either deter would be clients from joining it or raise their curiosity to seem what the author is talking about.

    • Thank you Euphrasia for reading and commenting my friend, you have made a wise choice indeed.

      Instead, utilize legitimate sites that have proven to achieve results.

      Talk with you soon Euphrasia,


  202. Hi Tony,

    thank you for your review. its really detailed

    based on what you have said I definitely wont be using it..EVER

    What I dont understand is why companies do this? They know search engines are smart and will figure it out that they using bots to artificially inflate the numbers and the only one who gets screwed here are the bloggers!

    cant wait for google to ban them!

    • Hi Tarun,

      I 100% agree my friend and am only remorseful for the many friends who are still members there.

      There are many other much better places to share our opportunities and in legitimate places.

      Talk with you soon Tarun,


  203. Hi Tony, 

    wow, this is an unbelievable post about IBOToolbox. 

    Especially for the new site, it can be a real killer. Only 10% are real clicks and the average 5 seconds per visit will give Google a signal.. either your site is not providing relevant and good content, either its spamming, either sending paid bots to get a higher ranking. After all, Google can penalize your site. 

    Thank you so much for sharing this great post. I will definitely aware of this product. 

    • Hi Snap Brisk,

      you are welcome and thank you my friend.

      I appreciate you taking the time to read and to also share your experience with the site as well as with new websites.


  204. Hello Tony,

    I for one Do not recommend usage of bots to generate traffic to your website as it reduces the reputation of the website. 

    In everything that one does, it is better to be qualitative, also in blogging one must be original and creative in content writing so as to draw massive organic traffic and permanent visitors who will come back due to your originality.

    • Hello Kabirat,

      I absolutely agree my friend and there are many sites that don’t use bots and do have legitimate views from real people and are great places to share our opportunities within.

      Quality does indeed come with time, focus and being original.

      Thank You Kabirat,


  205. You are definitely right Tony. 

    My friend was using this and he was very disappointed. 

    His website was very good and he was getting some traffic with Google but he wanted more but what they actually did is spamming his website with adult backlinks. 

    People should pay close attention when it comes to giving personal info including their website.

    • Thank you Daniel for sharing your friends experience with using IBO and it’s shortcomings.

      The great news is that we are able to bounce back and our websites are better now as well.

  206. Thanks, Tony. I appreciate the link to my website. 

    It is time to change my review of IBOtoolbox based on this new information from recommended to not recommended. I did not know that Paul Williams had sold IBOT. 

    Another good concept executed poorly. I will check my stats and may run some tests as you suggest. But will follow your lead and move on to something else. I will also let others know about IBOT. 

    • Wonderful Glen, you are welcome my friend and it’s my pleasure to share with friends.

      Bots and Fake Traffic aren’t a good thing at all.

      Talk with you soon Glen,



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