You sign up with the webpage(s) that you want traffic for, and you download a piece of software. It contains a special HitLeap browser that can automatically load pages while sitting minimized in a corner of any computer’s screen.
You configure your setup for such things as time on page (which indicates how much time a “site visitor” has spent on a page) and traffic source (to indicate where the traffic is supposed to be coming from). You can indicate the traffic comes from another site, for instance, or from a cloud service.
The software generates page loads on tens of thousands of other sites in its network, according to the site. You get credits for generating traffic, which you can use to create traffic for your pages or content. You can also purchase traffic, or get credits for traffic through referrals to the site.
As a HitLeap user, you can submit a URL into their network. Then nothing happens, because you don’t have any accrued minutes. In order to earn hits on your website, you need to acquire minutes. In order to acquire minutes, you need to browse through the HitLeap network and click on existing links to other sites. You have to do this through their browser, in order for the clicks to count.
Once you have earned minutes, you can spend them to put your link into the public awareness for a certain number of hits. Once you’ve gained that traffic, you’ve spent your minutes, and you must accrue more in order to earn more traffic.
At the outset, this sounds like a viable means of generating traffic. Indeed, a traffic exchange is a real and useful service, as long as it’s moderated and regulated properly. When it’s not, well, you end up with something like HitLeap.
On the outlook, it seems like an easy program to get into as long as you have the budget. However, if you’re careful in reading between the lines, the one thing that is obvious is the act of manipulation. Predetermining and conditioning the type of traffic that you want is equivalent to generating unnatural traffic and that is a very dangerous thing to do.