Saturday, July 25, 2015

Things are Looking Up

Paypal is back at Paidverts!

I have to admit, I was skeptic that it will return. Rarely do you see Paypal returning on sites where Paypal has already limited the account.

For now, only ad pack purchases is enabled via Paypal but according to the admins, Paypal cashouts will be enabled soon (probably even next week).

The return of Paypal to PV has a positive impact to MTV's revenue and share price. MTV's revenue is now averaging at least $6K daily. The share price is now steady at $0.016.

The bad news is that the 5-day buffer that was created by tweaking the TOS is down to 1 day. So PV is again in the verge of refunding old ad campaigns if those ads will not be cleared before they expire.

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Hmm.. What is Jo (former CEO of MTV/PV) up to nowadays?

I checked his Facebook page and saw that he seems to be into the "t-shirt business" that MikeMazzone has suggested when the 2 of them were still active participants in MTV.

Personally, I would have joined Jo's new program if only he decided to launch a revshare program or another hybrid PTC. I acknowledge Jo's skill when it comes to building a building a business. Sure, he had flaws and erratic decisions for which I'd been critical and even questioned some of them back when he was still MTV's CEO but you can't deny the fact that he was able to sustain and maintain MTV and PV for a long time which is very rare in the "moneygames world" nowadays.

Good luck to both Jo and MikeMazzone.

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Aaargh! My mouse is acting up. I'm currently on a laptop but I'm not comfortable using the mousepad. So I guess, I'll leave you in a bit to get a new mouse. ;)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

PV's Ad Delivery problem

If you've been paying attention to MTV's forum or PV's ad stats in the Shareholders Control Panel, you'll know that PV is still in a big hole as far as the delivery of campaigns is concerned. The site has already made several refunds for failure to deliver the ad campaigns within 180-day time frame.

Recently, Slosumo (with probably Marc's consent), had to invoke the so-called "right to change TOS" in order to set the delivery period to 185 days instead of the original 180. IMO, it wasn't the right call since the TOS change was applied to old campaigns instead of the new ad packs. Furthermore, it gives a not-so-good impression to those who actually purchased advertising with the premise that PV will honor refunds in the event it failed to deliver the campaigns within the stipulated period as originally agreed upon. The recent tweak is what I call a "scotch tape" solution.

Hopefully, with a 5-day buffer, the site can clear out the ad campaigns and not refund again.

I see that they've decided to implement some of my suggestions:

  1. To send $0.005 and $0.01 ads
  2. To stop sending $0.0005 ads temporarily
  3. Re-enabling of Recycled ads
I'm still hoping though that they don't get too confident with just a 5-day buffer and that their aim is to set it back to more than 100 days. In order for PV to become an effective advertising site, ads should be delivered within a short period of time (5 days at the maximum). The sooner that we clear out the old campaigns, the better image PV will have for the advertisers.

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I'm now removing Advertzer from my list of programs. There's no point in promoting a program that no longer sends out ads (aside from the BAP ads). It's been quite sometime since I've seen a paid ad and even before they completely stopped sending me ads, I've been getting 2 X $0.01 only. Granted that I'm only in Group 2 but not receiving ads at all? Advertzer is supposed to be a PTC site but without any ads, how could you define it as "Paid to Click"?

Furthermore, it looks like the site will perform another reset. I'm not sure if it will survive another swap though. The share marketplace still hasn't improved. They need to improve that first if they're going to pursue another swap.

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Hmm.. that brings my list down to 4 sites. But wait... I'm getting "Privacy Error" message for Atrextrade. lol! Upon checking MMG, it looks like there are some who are able to access the site by removing https from the URL. Although on my end, it redirects it to the secured site which gives me the error. I'll check it later again and make the necessary adjustments if needed.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Ad Delivery and Refunds

Paidverts has failed to deliver ads within 180 days and some old campaigns received refunds to the tune of $28K in total.

The good thing is that we kept the promise that we'll refund advertisers when we fail to deliver their ads within the 180-day time frame.

The bad news? It puts a dent on the site's revenue which could have been used to send out more ads.

I've been very vocal in the forum, urging the admins to keep issuing daily ads even on weekends but they were overconfident that the site can deliver the ads. If only they have issued daily ads on weekends, the refunds wouldn't have happened.

Looking at SCP, the site is in danger again of having to refund old campaigns. I made some suggestions in the forum on how to clear them out. Hopefully, this time around, they listen and implement those suggestions.

For those who are using the ClickGrid, the max clicks have been increased to 35 per day. The probability of winning has increased as well. All in all, a good way to help with the ad delivery. Although, it would be best to raise the prize value as well because sooner or later, people will stop clicking due to the fact that they only win a small amount for clicking 35 ads.

In addition, Micro Ad packs has been raised to 6 requests instead of 4.

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I have long removed ProfitForest from my list, so I haven't attempted to check the site for quite sometime. I just noticed that the site is already offline. *sigh* The program had lots of potentials but the admin bungled it up.

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Here are the winners of the June Purchase Contest of PowerAdCash:

There's another Purchase Contest which is now being held for the month of July. The prize is bigger this time around since it marks the 1st year anniversary of the program.

Here's the mechanics as posted in PAC's blog:
In this month we celebrate the first birthday of the PowerAdCash, so the July race will be more exciting than ever! We have doubled the cash prize and increased the number of winners as well.
Cash Prize: $1,000
30 winners in this month
Note: You need to purchase for minimum $50 in July.
We announce the PowerAdCash contest for July, 2015. We are going to distribute $1,000 among 30 winners.
Conditions: Only those members can take part in the contest, who purchase any services for minimum $50 in total value on PowerAdCash in July.
Note: In case you purchase Bonus Ad Packs, we count ONLY those purchases, which are minimum $5 in a lump sum!
The contest is based on who purchases any services of PowerAdCash in the highest value in July. In case you purchase Bonus Ad Packs, we count ONLY those purchases, which are minimum $5 in a lump sum, but if you purchase more for $5 or above, we will add the amount together.
The period of the contest is 31 days (July 1st ,2015 0:00 – July 31st, 2015 24:00 according to server time)
The 1st winner, who purchased in the highest value in the month will earn $250 cash.
The 2nd winner will earn $150
The 3rd winner will earn $100
The 4th winner will earn $80
The 5th winner will earn $60
The 6th winner will earn $50
The 7th winner will earn $40
The 8th winner will earn $30
The 9th winner will earn $20
The 10th -16th winner will earn $16
The 16th -30th winner will earn $8
We will continuously display the ranking of the contest in the news and on our facebook page.
We will allocate the prizes to the winners’ cash balance in the first week of August.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Critcal

That best describe Paidverts' ad delivery. Check this:


As you can see, there's 3 days left before some of the bulk ad campaigns get refunded. Slosumo believes that we can clear them up before they get refunded but even if that happens, we'll be down to a single day buffer. If the admins don't send out ad issues on a weekend, then that buffer will be **poof**. And if the site goes under maintenance... You get the picture yet?

This is why I have been very vocal in the MTV forum that ad issues need to be done even on weekends and that we shouldn't miss a single day of sending out ads. Furthermore, ad recycle needs to be fixed which until now still isn't.

On a better news, PV launched Click Grid which is our version of Clixsense' ClixGrid. A good addition but needs a higher prize probability to entice people to continue to click.

As for those who can't control their urge to play games at PV and/or MTV, you can now lock yourself out from the games by paying $0.01 (a total of $0.02 for both sites) for a max period of 7 days. You can also pay 25BAP instead of $0.01 for PV.

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The Sanbux admin needs to hurry up in adding more payment processors and launching the Sanbux Trading Club. The program's popularity (which is already low) is declining because the only available payment processor for cashout is Payza.

And if my guess is correct, the Trading Club is Sanbux' version of the share marketplace of MTV. Folks who love shares in other programs will take a 2nd look at Sanbux if the admin launches its share platform.

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I just realized that Atrextrade has been running for about 7 months now. I think this has been the longest HYIP that I have been in.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jo is Out! New CEO for MTV / PV has been named

June 18, 2015

If you haven't visited the forum in the past 2 days, then it would come as a shock to you that the previous CEO of Paidverts and MyTrafficValue has been replaced by another shareholder. The new CEO is Marc Dekoning.

So what happened?

Apparently, Jo mentioned about leaving the reins to someone else. A day after saying so, Slosumo mentioned that Jo will now be replaced by Marc Dekoning. And then the next day (or two), the new CEO has officially introduced himself in the forum.

The change of leadership wasn't completed without a flair of drama. Jo's account was banned and will remain so until he transfers the company's BTC funds that he holds in his personal account back to MTV's acct.

Due to Jo's account's being banned, the share price shoot up from $0.008 to as high as $0.03 until it settled down to $0.014. With the sudden increase in share price, some medium shareholders cried foul because they lost considerable shares since they sold shares at a low price hoping to buy them back at an even lower rate. I'm not sure what they're crying about though since that was the risk they took. If they simply held onto their shares and helped in eating up the roadblocks instead of pushing the price down further, they wouldn't be licking their wounds.

Anyway, let's see how the latest news will affect the share price in the coming days and the revenue of both PV and MTV.

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I have removed ProfitForest from my list of programs. The site is currently facing financial issues. The admin sent an update stating that both his Payza and STP accounts have been limited.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Test of Wills

If you've been paying attention to MTV's share marketplace, you would have noticed that the price has dipped down below $0.03 and even went down to $0.0119 as of today (before the site went offline again). Unless you're day trading, you lose if you panic sell. Just like you, I don't really like the fact how Jo is driving the share price down which of course make people bail out. There's a saying that "a dissatisfied customer tells 10 other people about his experience". So if hundreds or thousands of members bail, it would paint a "not-so-good" image of MTV or PV and promotion would be much more difficult. That being said, for those who understand Jo's tactics, they are turning the event as an opportunity to increase their shares or gain some profits. Eventually, Jo will remove his blocks and the price would bounce back up again. Just imagine buying shares at $0.0119 and selling them at $0.025 once Jo remove his blocks.

Looks like MTV is having difficulty getting a bank account due to the nature of the programs that the company caters to. From Jo's latest updates, MTV will probably be closed down and a new site will be created which will be private in nature, not unless the company gets a bank account soon enough. What does it mean? All account balances, shares, FT and member records will be migrated to the private site. Private in a sense wherein the information that's currently available to the public can only be read when a member is actually logged in. This is to hide the nature of the business, so banks and Paypal won't base their decisions of approving the company due to the FAQs and TOS noted in the site or in the forum. What I don't like though is the possibility of having to send over KYC documents. I've never been a fan of sites that asks for personal documents. I prefer to be anonymous on money-making programs for security purposes. Besides, they already my real name when I purchased ad packs using Payza, STP or Paypal. Hopefully, if and when it gets implemented, only those who will use bank transfers and card transactions will be asked for documents.

And if you're wondering why both PV and MTV are down, that's because the sites are being migrated from iWeb to AWS.

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I failed to read Sanbux update prior to the site maintenance so I thought at one point that it was a goner. lol! Anyway, the site is back up and so are our ads. And if I may add, the homepage was tweaked and now looks smart.

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I haven't bought any ads since ProfitForest had its debt swap. I simply have shares in the program that I'll be selling when the time comes.

Frankly, I'm planning to remove both PF and Advertzer from my list of programs. I did buy new ad packs at AV but their share marketplace is still a hot mess.

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May purchase contest at PowerAdCash has ended. The winners have been announced and the admin decided to launch the contest for the month of June. Same mechanics as last time.

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I'm not yet in the lookout for new programs to join and it seems like a lot of people share the same sentiment if you look at the low member turn out of the newer programs in the market.