Manhatan Traffic Review: $5 to $50 “ad panel” Ponzi positions
In a section of the Manhatan Traffic website titled “Company Brief History From Our Director”, Ravi Rach is identified as one of “directors” of Manhatan Traffic.
The company does not name the other directors, instead choosing to providing a vague marketing spiel.
Almost all the members in the team of Manhattan (sic) Traffic has faced challenges on our way up in some online programs.
In 2015 we formed a team comprising professionals in different skills that will help in bringing the solution we all look for, that is how Manhatan Traffic was born.
The team are professionals in Graphic Design, Programming, Internet Marketing, Business Management, Database Management, Internet Security etc.
Rach meanwhile is the sole admin listed on the official Manhatan Traffic Facebook page.
On the Manhatan Traffic website, Rach (right) is credited with being ‘one of the developers of the most successful long term program that has graced the Internet.‘
The “program” however is not named and is only referred to as an “advertising exchange program”. I myself was I unable to find any further information on it.
As to where Rach is running Manhatan Traffic from, the Manhatan Traffic website domain is set to private but affiliate emails are signed off on with an address in London, UK.
Rach himself also lists London, UK as his location in his Facebook profile. Whether or not this explains why he misspelt “Manhattan” in naming Manhatan Traffic is unclear.
Based on our aim of providing affordable, long lasting advertising to the internet community we called the name Manhatan Traffic.
Manhattan is a city in the US that experience high traffic jam for human and cars at rush hour.
We are set to MOVE traffic to your website in a swift with our huge member base from all over the world.
At the time of publication, Manhatan Traffic appears to be primarily marketed in Russia. Alexa currently estimate that both Russia and the Ukraine make up 38.9% and 13.9% of all traffic to the Manhatan Traffic website domain respectively.
Read on for a full review of the Manhatan Traffic MLM business opportunity.
The Manhatan Traffic Product Line
Manhatan Traffic has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Manhatan Traffic affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, Manhatan Traffic affiliates can then purchase ad panel revenue-sharing positions. Bundled with each of these positions are a series of advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the Manhatan website itself.
The Manhatan Traffic Compensation Plan
The Manhatan Traffic compensation plan sees affiliates purchase “ad panels”, with ROIs paid out then used to fund matrix positions.
Ad Panel Revenue Sharing
Manhatan Traffic affiliates are able to purchase four ad panel revenue-sharing positions as follows:
- Welcome Package – $5
- Platinum – $10 (must maintain $5 a month membership fee)
- VIP – $20 (must maintain $10 a month membership fee)
- Diamond – $50 (must maintain $15 a month membership fee)
Each ad panel package has a corresponding advertised ROI, with the more invested in an ad panel resulting in a higher ROI paid out:
- Welcome Package – 113% to 115% (max 2-3% ROI a day)
- Platinum – 118% to 120% (max 3-4% ROI a day)
- VIP – 123% to 125% (max 4-5% ROI a day)
- Diamond – 128% to 130% (max 5-6% a day)
Note that 20% of all ROIs paid out are placed into a “repurchase balance”, which is then used to purchase matrix positions (see below).
A matrix position in Manhatan Traffic costs $10 and is funded by retaining 20% of all ad panel revenue sharing ROI funds paid out.
These positions are entered into a company-wide 4×7 matrix, via a first come first served basis.
A 4×7 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with four positions directly under them:
These four positions make up the first level of the matrix, with the second level generated by splitting each of the initial four positions into another four positions each.
The third level of the matrix is generated by splitting second level positions into another four positions each, and so on and so forth down a total of seven levels (21,844 positions).
Commissions are paid out based on how many positions in the matrix are filled, with how much specifically paid out determined by what level of the matrix positions are filled:
- level 1 (4 positions) – $1.20 per position filled
- level 2 (16 positions) – 43 cents per position filled
- level 3 (64 positions) – 30 cents per position filled
- level 4 (256 positions) – 40 cents per position filled
- level 5 (1024 positions) – 39.9 cents per position filled
- level 6 (4096 positions) – 40 cents per position filled
- level 7 (16,384 positions) – 40 cents per position filled
Note that free Manhatan Traffic affiliates do not earn matrix commissions.
Finally, a 100% matching bonus on level 7 matrix earnings is payable on personally recruited affiliates.
Affiliate Membership Fee Commissions
Paid out via the same 4×7 matrix as regular matrix commissions, each month Manhatan Traffic pay out a percentage of an affiliate’s monthly fees.
How much is paid out is determined by what level of the matrix their position in your matrix is placed:
- levels 1 to 4 = 2%
- level 5 = 2.5%
- level 6 = 1.5%
- level 7 = 1%
Note that these are monthly payments, subject to Manhatan Traffic affiliates paying their monthly membership fees.
Joining Manhatan Traffic
Basic affiliate membership with Manhatan Traffic is free, however free affiliates can only purchase Welcome Package revenue-sharing positions.
Paid affiliate membership is required to participate in the complete Manhatan Traffic income opportunity (revenue sharing plus the matrix), costing $5 to $15 a month.
While the nature of the traffic exchange Ravi Rach developed back in 2011 is unclear, Manhatan Traffic is nothing more than your typical ad-credit based Ponzi scheme.
Manhatan Traffic affiliates invest between $5 and $50 at a time on the promise of advertised ROIs. These ROIs are paid out of subsequently invested funds, therein lying the Ponzi investment fraud.
A “pay to play” element also exists within Manhatan Traffic, with the more invested resulting in a higher daily and subsequent total ROI paid out.
The matrix component of the compensation plan meanwhile is just a continuation of shuffling affiliate funds around to pay out those who invest more.
Matrix positions are generated via ROI funds, with those who invest more generating the required $10 per position faster.
Also be aware that these affiliates will by nature of acquiring positions earlier be placed higher in the matrix, resulting in them earning the majority of funds.
Typically in ad-credit based schemes the admin and early investors preload these top positions. Thus they guarantee that even if the scheme is short-lived and collapses, they still walk away with the majority of commissions paid out.
In Manhatan Traffic that would be Ravi Rach and his team of anonymous “team members”, who will snag the first revenue-sharing and matrix positions.
Everyone else gets what’s left over, with Rach and his team further retaining any funds trapped in the system when the inevitable collapse hits.