HitLeap Review – Legitimate Traffic or Scam?!?

HitLeap Review – Legitimate Traffic or Scam?!?

HitLeap Review – Legitimate Traffic or Scam?!?

HitLeap Review – Is HitLeap scam or legit? What is HitLeap and how does it work? Read this HitLeap review now!

HitLeap Review

Website: HitLeap.com

Products: Traffic Exchange Service

Price: Free to Register, Price varies for different add-ons.

Owner: HitLeap Ltd

Suitable for: Online Marketers who like to test traffic sources.

Overview: HitLeap is a Traffic Exchange Service started in 2008 that helps deliver traffic to your website. But you must “earn” the traffic by first visiting other’s website.

Alternatively, you can simply buy a traffic package from HitLeap to have traffic delivered to your website.

HitLeap Review – How does it work?

As depicted in the image above, in 3 simple steps.

  1. Submit your website at HitLeap.
  2. Watch other’s websites.
  3. They will watch yours.

When you are watching other’s websites, you earn “Minutes” which you can use to exchange for a certain amount of “Hits” to your website.

HitLeap is not like other traffic exchanges where you can view member’s websites without the need to download and install a viewer locally on your computer.

At HitLeap, you have to download the HitLeap Viewer in order to view websites from other members to earn your “Minutes”.

HitLeap review - HitLeap Viewer download

Alternatively, if you do not wish to download an alien software and runs on your computer, you can choose to buy traffic packages directly from HitLeap.


HitLeap Review – How much does the Traffic Pack cost?

Let’s take a look at the different types of Traffic Pack and it’s cost.



You can choose the duration that the visitors must stay on your website by sliding the time-slider above. There are 2 options where you can fix a duration e.g. 20secs, or choose a range of random durations e.g. 15secs to 25secs.

As you increase the durations, the number of hits will reduce and vice versa.


HitLeap Review – Other ways to increase your HitLeap Traffic.

Hitleap Review - More Traffics

#1 Increase your HitLeap Viewer Slots

As a free member, you are entitled to 2 Viewer Slots. But what does Viewer Slots means?

According to HitLeap, Viewer Slots is

“You can run up to this many instances of the HitLeap Viewer.”

Thus, Viewer Slots is the number of HitLeap Viewer (the program you downloaded earlier) instances you can run at one time.

In simplicity, the number of windows you can open to view other’s website concurrently at one time! In this way, you can earn “Minutes” faster with more Viewer Slots.

How much do Viewer Slots cost?

Hitleap Review - Viewer Slots


#2 Increase your Traffic Exchange Ratio

As a free member, your Traffic Exchange Ratio is 70%.

According to HitLeap, Traffic Exchange Ratio is

“You can earn back this much of the time you keep HitLeap Viewer running.”

This means that you can earn “Minutes” just by running your HitLeap Viewer.

You can increase this ratio to 100% by upgrading your account to Premium.


HitLeap Review – Premium Account

Let’s take a look at the Premium Account’s benefits.


The cost of a Premium Account is $8/mth and you can enjoy the benefits you see above.

  • Traffic Exchange Ratio – Percentage of the minutes earn by running the HitLeap Viewer.
  • Website Slots – Maximum number of websites you can submit under your account.
  • HitLeap Viewer Slots – You can run up to this many instances of the HitLeap Viewer. If you want to run more, you can always buy extra slots.
  • Monthly Minutes Bonus – Amount of minutes received with each payment.
  • Customize Traffic Source – You can enter any URL to receive hits from.
  • Minutes Commissions – Percentage of minutes received from referral earnings.
  • Cash Commissions* – Percentage of cash received from referral purchases.

* The maximum amount earned per one purchase is EUR 25.00

It is important to read HitLeap’s Terms of Service too.


HitLeap Review – My Personal Take

I had a good impression of HitLeap’s Website because the design is very simple, clean and easy to navigate. I believe that any new members can easily know how to use HitLeap’s features right away.

However, I have some concerns as follow:

#1 Downloading of a HitLeap Viewer

I find it quite strange at HitLeap that requires you to download and install a Viewer locally onto your  computer in order to view other members’ websites to earn your “Minutes”.

All other major Traffic Exchanges Websites do not need an additional viewer! You can simply view other members’ websites within the Traffic Exchange Website.

It is always not safe to download software from an untrusted source. There might be adware or spyware within such software that could breach the security and privacy of your computer.

So, please ensure that you have anti-virus software installed on your computer already before you download the HitLeap Viewer.


#2 HitLeap Viewer Slots

As I mentioned earlier that you can purchase addition View Slots to have more instances of HitLeap Viewer running on your Computer.

So, let’s say you have bought 10 extra slots. You opened up 2+10 = 12 HitLeap Viewer to view members websites to earn your “Minutes”.

Can you focus your attention to all the 12 HitLeap Viewers’ website at the same time?

Are you really interested in viewing other members’ websites, or you are just waiting for the seconds to pass so that you can earn your “Minutes”?

What you can do to others, others can do the same to you too.

Thus I would think though there might be a good quantity of traffic “viewing” your website, but the quality of the traffic is a big question mark.

Are those traffics matches your targeted demographics with buying intent?

Or they are just numbers at HitLeap to show that they have delivered the traffic to you.

There is a really good traffic exchange website around that wants you to focus your attention on the website you are viewing in order to “earn” your website views.

Not by opening as many viewer windows as you can so that “earn” your website views in the shortest time.


HitLeap Review – Another Targeted Traffic Alternative

I started my Affiliate Marketing business in 2014 and learned how to generate traffics (free or paid) to my website from Wealthy Affiliate.

It is where I learned how to build a Successful Online Affiliate Marketing Business right from the fundamentals.

HitLeap Review - Wealthy Affiliate University

The best thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that I could start learning how to build my Online Business Passive Income with ZERO prior knowledge on Affiliate Marketing and how to generate traffics.

Wealthy Affiliate will train you how to generate targeted traffics to your own specific niche.

Not only that it comes with complete Keyword tools and Website building and hosting suite, Wealthy Affiliate comes with live support and helps from the owners and the community.

You can even test-drive it first with FREE* Starter Membership in the next few minutes!

I have written a comprehensive Wealthy Affiliate Review and perhaps you can find out more from there.


HitLeap Review – Final Verdict

HitLeap Ltd
Overall Rating: 

I rated HitLeap 2.0 stars because I think it started out with good intention to help marketers with traffic.

The HitLeap’s website design is also very user-friendly.

However, I do not like the idea that I must download a software to my computer in order to view other members’ websites to earn “Minutes” for my own website views. Can’t I just view them on my tablet?

Personally, to achieve a niche targeted traffic with targeted audience, I learned from Wealthy Affiliate.

Nevertheless, if you are still keen to test out HitLeap, you can create a free account here.

Wishing you the best!

HitLeap Review - Edmund





*Please note that some countries are not able to join as FREE Starter Members due to Wealthy Affiliate University’s Anti-SPAM policy.

30 thoughts on “HitLeap Review – Legitimate Traffic or Scam?!?

  1. Kim

    Hi, Edmund.

    Thanks for this review on HitLeap. Yes, I am not so sure about running an unknown software on my computer to view the websites. Guess I’ll look for other traffic sources. However, I am interested in Wealthy Affiliate’s training on how to get traffic source. I will check it out.

    Great Review! Thanks, Edmund!

  2. Jeff

    I left once I found out I have to download…It is from Hong Kong….Spyware can scan your passwords and credit information, and phone calls that you have no idea how they got it….It is totally unnecessary.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Jeff.

      You are absolutely right. The Online World is not as safe as many people have thought. We have to do our due diligence to ensure that our own privacy and Online security is not compromised.

      Wishing you the best!

  3. Arief Pratama

    Hi, Edmund.

    Thanks for this review.
    BTW, if I upgrade can I custom URL like referral URL from Google and Search Keyword like backlink?

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Arief Pratama.

      You are most welcome.

      I believe you are not able to customise your referral URL or getting a backlink. HitLeap Traffic Exchange merely sends traffic to the web address you submitted. Please refer to the Terms of Service for more details.

      Wishing you the best!

  4. SameerKhan

    Hi, Edmund.
    Thanks for this sharing, but I usually believe in real traffic because I think that it’s not really easy to dodge google bot nowadays.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, SameerKhan.

      Thanks for sharing your view with us. I agree with you that Google is always having new updates to provide users with the best search results.

      Wishing you the best!

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Sunil.

      You are most welcome!

      To generate Organic traffic, first of all, you must do proper keyword research. When you have shortlisted the least competitive and yet it garners good search demand, use the keyword to create your content. Second, you must do proper SEO for your articles.

      These are just the basics of generating organic traffic, to learn more about the advanced technique, I would highly recommend you head over to Wealthy Affiliate to sign up the free starter membership! You’ve got nothing to lose but everything to gain!

      Wishing you success!

  5. venkat

    Hi, Edmund.

    I am Venkat from India. For getting WA premium membership, I have to use PayPal or credit cards. But PayPal is not accepting payments from India and I don’t have credit cards too. But I have Payza account and bank accounts in India only. Please advice me.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Venkat.

      Currently, Wealthy Affiliate is only accepting payment from Credit/Debit card and PayPal only. I am afraid that you might have to apply for a Credit/Debit card with your bank first before joining Wealthy Affiliate.

      Hope this helps!

  6. Jessica

    Thanks for sharing the information, I also did the same but still in doubt if it is going to put bad impact on site or its ranking on google or any other search engine…kindly do suggest..waiting for the response.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Spandey.

      Personally, I have doubt that it will bring good quality traffic to your website. Please read the reasons under My Personal Take under this HitLeap Review.

      Wishing you the best!

  7. Lo Romero

    I was a bit apprehensive at first regarding downloading the required software, but I have decent anti-virus and malware protection, so I thought what the heck. To be honest I have had no issues with Hitleap. This runs seamlessly in the background for free adding views to 3 of my sites. This can only help my organic SEO in the long run.

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