That's a great question, and we're glad you asked - because once you learn the difference you'll understand why the "visitors" you receive from "auto surf" or "rotator" programs have literally no value whatsoever.
Here's an example of the unfortunately common, and faulty, reasoning behind "auto surf" programs. This was an actual email that we received:
"I have two different services like yours that automatically surf for me. All I have to do is open the browser to their site then I can minimize the window and go about doing what I need to do. In return, I get visitors to my site automatically."
What this person doesn't seem to realize is that the "visitors" he's getting to his site via his favorite automated surf program are absolutely worthless - the same way that his automated "visit" to their sites is worthless to them.
The simple fact of the matter is that, as he mentioned, people that use "auto surf" or "rotator" programs just set the system in motion and go off to do other things. They don't even look at the sites they are presented with.
And that is the bottom line with these types of programs - no one actually looks at your website! If anything, the only ones who benefit from these types of automated programs are the sites that run them - not the users.
In short, don't fall for the "auto surf" rotator scam. It's just a big waste of time and resources. Join a real traffic exchange like TrafficSwarm - where people click to your site because they're interested in your offer.