Friday, August 28, 2015

Mod No More

First of all, I just wanted to apologize for not publishing a new post for quite sometime. I was (and still am) too busy with offline work that I barely have time to post something new.

On August 24th, Marc (PV/MTV CEO) announced the new list of forum moderators for MTV and I'm no longer part of the list. I'm not really surprised though. I was the one of the mods who speak his mind (probably the only one left prior to the new list). Since the mods will start receiving 1000 shares per month, it was the right to filter out mods who will not question any decision of the admins. :)  At the same time, I'm not really cut for a moderating job since I don't really like deleting comments if they're not really spam, abusive or blatantly against the rules. The rules allow for people to still post "where are the ads" or "why are payments delayed" as long as they're not repetitive from same person. IMO, without those comments, we won't know if the company or program has issues. It will be likened to other bux sites that hide their true nature.

Congratulations to the new mods. I just hope that you still be lenient at times and allow some freedom of speech like the old times, Too much moderation could kill conversation in the forum and alienate new and old members alike from posting. A dead forum will not attract potential members.

Hmm.. I'm surprised that druth8x wasn't hired as a mod. She has been very visible in the forum, thus, have time to moderate comments. But then again, she seems to have a mind of her own at times.

Still no new update as to PV's 2nd Paypal account limitation. On top of that, PM, STP and even Bitcoin cashouts are delayed for more than 7 days (PM at 13 days, STP at 16 and BTC at 8 days). If I'm not mistaken it's been more than a week since the admins posted about funding those payment processors to put them under 7 days' payment delay. In addition, the liquidity report hasn't been released yet. Although, there seems to be a good direction for the company (introduction of credit cards, expected release of stand-alone PM games, upcoming multi-player Tic-Tac-Toe and the likes), the payment issues isn't healthy, hence the reason why the share price is now plummeting.

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Traffic2Dollar's Paypal account has been limited as well, so purchase and cashout via Paypal is currenty disabled. The good thing though is that each payment processor have their own account balances in our back office. Members can't combine earnings from different payment processors. So in the event that Paypal will be removed, it will not affect the other cash balances at all. The only drawback is if the bulk of purchases are coming from Paypal which will put a dent in the daily purchases in the program.

I still haven't requested a cashout from this program. I'm simply building my account.

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I'm also building my account at RevSharingClub. I started with just 4 ad packs and now I have 9 of them. All of which are still active. I'm hoping for the program to become the next PowerAdCash (fingers crossed) which was underrated but has been paying for more than a year already.

By the way, RSC have already introduced their Cash Links so for those who don't have any spare money to play with, you can click on those cash links to gain some.

Friday, August 7, 2015

I Speak My Mind

Yep, I always do. When I see that something is a bit off, I am one to voice it out. As I always love to say, I'm a blogger first before I'm a member of any online money games.

That being said, I would like to voice my concerns about the lack of inaction of the admins regarding refunds in PaidVerts. The TOS was already tweaked to add 5 days to the original 180 days' expiration time for ad campaigns. Now that some old ad campaigns have expired, it is to the best interest of the site and the admins to honor what is stipulated in the TOS and issue refunds. It's going to hurt the site's coffers but hey, we are the ones who put up that agreement. We should follow it if we want members to do the same. Furthermore, it will boost morale, confidence and trust if we enforce what's right.

Now if it's financially impossible to do refunds, then the admin should come up with the liquidity report (which is long overdue) and discuss it openly. What happened to transparency that I admire the most with MTV and PV?

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On the bright side, we can now cashout via Paypal at Paidverts. At the moment, the max withdrawal thru Paypal is $150 per week.

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PowerAdCash is continuing with the Purchase Contest. Top 20 purchasers will win the contest. Same mechanics as before.

In addition, a referral contest has been introduced as well. Here's the full details:
2015 August PowerAdCash Referral Contest

We would like to enhance the excitement, so we announce two competitions in August. The second one is going to be a referral contest.
We announce the 2015 August PowerAdCash Referral Contest.
Conditions: only those members can take part in the contest who get at least one new referral in August.
Note: ONLY the paid referrals count, who at least purchased one Bonus Ad Pack (share) or any other services of PowerAdCash in August for minimum $1.
The base of the contest is that who gets the most referrals in August.
The period of the contest is 31 days (August 1st, 2015 0:00 – August 31st, 2015 24:00 according to server time)
Every member who qualify themselves to the contest, get $0.1 after every paid referral.
The member who gets the most paid referrals in August, gets the 10% of all of his new referral’s purchases as a plus with his/her reward.
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 September.
Good luck everyone!
Feel the POWER with us!
PowerAdCash Team
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I finally joined a new program after a long time.

The name of the program is Revenue Sharing Club.

As the name implies, it's a revshare program but earnings is capped at 3-7% daily. Each ad pack costs $5 which will earn back $5.9 (equivalent to 118%). The minimum withdrawal is $5.

For those who want to refer others, the site offers 3-level (7% | 3% | 2%) ref commissions.

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.