I was just looking through my stats and this question came up in my server logs. My first thought was if you spent the time to think about it and type that long-assed question in my search box then you probably already know the answer.
YES it will. Buying traffic on Fiverr may be a good short term strategy but Google will eventually see what you are doing and your site will be penalized and found at the bottom of the search results. While Fiverr is a good place for some things I wouldn't be caught dead buying traffic or buying backlinks or link wheels or anything like that.
I use Fiverr to get logos, and maybe get some videos made. You would have to be crazy to use a site like Fiverr to have anything done off page for a website that you care about. Think about it for a second. Say you buy 50 backlinks, all of them are on garbage sites and 50 other sites have the same backlinks as you. Sometimes they are the only backlinks a site has. How easy is it for Google to go in and see these backlinks and realize that they were bought links. It is simple!
Odds are I would be able to see that you bought links or even worse link wheels from Fiverr and I don't have the expansive knowledge that Google has in its arsenal. Unless you don't care about the site you are building and only want a 3 week boost for your site then you can buy traffic from places like Fiverr. I have nothing against them but using it to get traffic to your site is not sensible.
John Mihelakis says
Fiverr is one of those websites that you have to proceed with caution lol
Great idea to get people to offer things for $5 bucks BUT remember the old saying..
You get what you pay for 🙂
I think its a great tool to get exposure & also to test your ideas to see if people want to buy &
to see what people are buying.
Personally Ive spent over $50 testing out graphic designers out of curiosity –
but theres nothing of quality IMO.
Although I have found some good drawing artists on there –
but the smart sellers have (Extra $5 options)
so the whole deal costs you about $10-$15 in the end..
I cant imagine buying anything of link substance for $5
If it were the case that Google penalizes or delists sites with purchased Fiverr links, then it would be too easy to satotage competitors simply by buying Fiverr links to delist competitor sites. I can see Google giving no credit for the Fiverr links – I cannot fathom Google delisting sites for the reason I cited.
Vinny O'Hare says
There have been numerous websites were the competetion has affected a website. I have purposely penalized one of my sites to see the results.
Of course I am also planning methods to get the site back into the rankings. I like to experiment!