I’ll ask for you to withhold judgment and just answer factually: are these pageview-generating services worth the money? Or does Google know that you’re pulling a fast one on them?
Google may not know now (although the probably do already), but if they figure it out be assured that the tricks these guys are using will send your listings to the bottom.
Beware of anyone who says they can do the Googledance beyond the approved methods.
Not worth the money.
There are good ones and there are bad ones. The bad ones outnumber the good ones by a large margin. And how are you going to tell which is which?
The really good ones know they are good and are careful. They take on fewer clients in order to keep a low profile. And in turn charge a lot more for their services.
Odds are you are going to end up throwing your money away.
I’m interested in the context of this question. Does this mean that Google prioritizes search results in part on the number of page views, and there are services to run up your page views so you place higher in Google results? If so, how does Google even know how many page views you’ve had? If not, what the heck is this about?
Google does know what links in a Google search you click on. That is what “page views” means in this context. Note that the original PageRank ™ algorithm does not depend on page views, just links between web sites.
But people seem to think based on SEO analysis that current Google rankings do depend in part on clicks.
And if you use a Google product like Chrome they know a lot more about your surfing habits.
Information is money.