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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

QualityBux loses quality!

Url: www.qualitybux.com

QualityBuxEarly in August, this site landed on our Suspected Sites List for reasons of probable scam. Even earlier, while still in its prelaunch phase, this site already boasted to have paid its members. However, when they knew that some standard members were building up referrals quickly, they started to ban some accounts and accuses them of multiple accounts. Later, they started to ban more accounts and announces that they are no longer accepting members from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Korea. The announcement was so sudden and the implementation was so quick that they didn't even change the TOS yet.

Later, we heard reports that the site is owned by the former admin of PerformanceBux, which is one of the PTC sites that had been listed as scam.

QualityBux had also been reported to have poor customer service. Members complain that the site's staff seem to be avoiding them and is not responding. There had also been issues of refs not received, and dead refs.

Actually, we had been expecting this site to turn scam, and it didn't fail our expectations, only its members. We didn't included this site on the scam list before because they were still paying at that time, but now, payments have stopped! It was reported that the last payment proof was posted on August 31st. Forum had also been censored. They probably done this to prevent complaints to appear on the forum. Below are the quoted words of the Forum Administrator.

Topics and Post need prior approval
Postby pedroxe » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:08 am

From now on new topics and post need prior approval of anyone of the mod or admin staff.

We had to place this modification due the huge number of new topics create to discuss something already being discussed in another topic.

the reason for disaprove is stupid? usually we select the first choice to avoid any loss of our precious time...

we haven't answered to you? well we don't work 24 hours straight and not even at weekends! its a support forum not a live respons support!

Don't create a topic such "why my account is suspended" "why i can't cashout" etc. there are already topics about that same matter! you can't cashout because your country is blacklisted or you even didn't respect our terms of service. your account is suspended for the same reason and decision like that are final!

Your order has been unprocessed? Thats because we make a manually veirifcation of the first purchase.

I haven't received the earnings from my refs, that because you haven clicked a day, this might be because you forgot it or you even click twice yesterday.

everyhting can be solved very smoothly if you don't threathen us etc.. etc..


As you can see, this bad English administrator is not only a bad scam artist, but is also rude!

We had also found one report about member who was terminated before filing a dispute. It appears that the site delays its response on purpose so that members wouldn't have enough time to file a complaint with Paypal in case something bad happens.

We had also been a member of this site, and was also suspended for unknown reasons. The only lame reason they could give is that we were using multiple accounts; an act we didn't committed. Obviously, this is just their excuse after finding out that we were halfway to cashout. Avoid this site if you don't want to be next in line!

12th Payment from PaidtoClick.in

We received our 12th payment from PaidtoClick.in (see payment proof above). This guarantees that the site is still paying.

SupportingFriends Scam

Url: www.supportingfriends.com

SupportingFriends is another domain name for MyHPF (My Homepages Friends), which is a British Paid to Search scam site.

They offer to pay their members to use the Yahoo Search Engine, but couldn't honor it. Note that SupportingFriends and MyHPF shares the same database, so if you're a member of MyHPF, that means you are also a member of this scam site. Some people believe that this scam gathers your browsing habits so they could sell the information to interested companies. Others say that they are using a Pyramid model. There are also complaints against MyHPF of non-payments, non-credits, and termination of accounts without good reason. And as you can see, any complaints directed to MYHPF is also a complaint against this site, that is since they share only one company and only one database. So, if MyHPF is a scam.. the same goes with this one.

Myhpf.co.uk is a Paid to Search Scam

Url: www.myhpf.co.uk

MyHPF or My Homepages Friends (a.k.a. SupportingFriends.com) is a Paid to Search scam site that earns from your yahoo searches and purchases, while not earning you anything. This site was said to had been formerly known as MySearchFunds, then it changes to MyHPF, and for the third time, they change again to the name SupportingFriends. We don't know why they keep on changing names, but one of the reason could be so that they could hide their previous bad history.

This site is hosted on a British server, and most probably owned by British scammers. There are already numerous complaints against this site, including none payments, and termination of accounts when they are close to cashing out. We had also our bad experience with this site when they neglected to credit our account for our searches.

We do not recommend this site to anyone, so if you wish to earn online with Paid to Search, look for other sites. This site will only leech you, and it will grow from your yahoo search and purchases only to scam some more.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Is it wise to Cashout 401k early?

In the U.S., a 401k is a plan that allows a worker to save and invest savings for retirement while deferring income taxes on the saved money and earnings until withdrawal. In a 401k plan, a portion of the employee’s wages are paid directly into his or her 401k account. This payment or deferment is also called as "contribution".

401k plans are mainly employer sponsored plans, in which the employer can optionally choose to match part or all of the employee’s contribution by depositing additional amounts in the employee’s 401k account or offer a profit sharing contribution to the plan. There are a number of 401k plans to choose from, one of it is the participant-directed plan. In this type of plan, the employee can select from a set of investment options that are usually an assortment of mutual funds that emphasizes money market investments, stocks, bonds, or a mix of these.

A 401k is said to be an excellent investment vehicle because of the fact that it allows a person to save for retirement. However, there are situations that arise where an individual must cash out his 401k to pay other financial responsibilities. This process is relatively straightforward, but serves as a last resort due to the penalties incurred during this transaction.

In a 401k plan, one of the options includes cashing out the 401k and taking a loan from it. When cashing out the 401k, an individual doesn’t take a percentage of it; he or she takes it all. This may seem like a good option for someone who wants to buy a new car and pay for it in full. However, that person may be charged for penalties, which is usually around 10%.

An individual engaged in this plan can not be charged this penalty fee when accessing his or her retirement at the age of 60. Moreover, 401k contributions are tax sheltered at first. However, the person may be taxed when he or she accesses the money for an early withdrawal.

Having the retirement savings in your hand to be used at your disposal may seem like a good idea, but it is important to think for the long-term. Starters lose money due to the 10% penalty; say for example, you withdraw $20k. After the 10% penalty fee, federal and state taxes, you are left with an average total of $16k; needless to say, you no longer have that money for retirement. This could be bad if you don’t have a backup plan in place as you could be homeless or working until you are 70 to make ends meet.

It is also said that not all employers have the option to cash out 401k early. Most even advice against it. One of the cases that opts an employer to cash out early is when they undergo extreme financial problems or terminal medical conditions. Job switching is also another case. If a person switches job, he or she can leave his or her 401k as is and pay management fees or rollover to an IRA or his/her new company’s 401k plan. However, there is also the option to cash out early. For a person who is at his or her 20s, they do not have a lot of money invested, so they don’t have much to lose.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Is Twitter worth a Billion Dollars?

Twitter's home crowd can be pretty tough. When reports emerged on Sept. 24 that the microblogging service was close to securing $100 million in funding that valued the company at $1 billion, flurries of 140-character jeers flooded the service. "Nutty valuation," wrote @Nicklippis. "I've seen this movie before," twittered @ericclovesbacon. "It starred eToys.com and ended in fail."

True, a billion dollars for a company with virtually no revenue recalls the excesses of the dot-com era. The logic behind Twitter's valuation comes straight from the very same school. It views Twitter less as a single company than as the base for a whole realm of communication and data. "It is an increasingly important platform for business and consumers," says Seth Levine, managing director of Foundry Group.

The bet, quite simply, is that Twitter can become enormous—a rich new source of business intelligence, a channel to reach targeted consumers around the world, and a hothouse for marketing and news startups. The risk, of course, is that Twitter may stall along the way and be remembered in a couple of years as a quirky fad. Or it may end up in the belly of one of its neighbors, Facebook or Google (GOOG).

But for investors eager for a chunk of the next great thing, how many other possibilities are out there? "Once every five years or so, a company comes along that has nearly unlimited potential in terms of worldwide users," says Paul Holland, a general partner at Foundation Capital. "Five years ago, it was Facebook. Today, Twitter appears to be the 'next big thing' in social networking."

With the $100 million in new investments, Twitter has plenty of shopping money to extend its reach. Acquisitions, observers say, are likely to focus on two hot spots: search and marketing intelligence that companies can use to learn more about customers and potential markets. Twitter's funding was reported on Sept. 24 by The Wall Street Journal.

Even though Twitter has only one-tenth the population of Facebook, Twitter Search is becoming a vital source for a minute-to-minute read on what people are thinking about, and how they're responding to products and messages. As Twitter expands, it could provide increasingly detailed analytics about what different groups of people are saying and doing, industry by industry. "There's a perception that Twitter will have a grip on the real-time Web, which connects customers to brands," says Eric Porres, co-founding partner at New York's Underscore Marketing.

Speaking at a conference in Los Angeles this week, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said plans to build up advertising in the service are on hold. Jeremiah Owyang, a partner at Altimeter Group, a California consulting firm, says that it will be difficult to make money on the service itself. Still, he says, Twitter eventually could become a communications protocol, like e-mail, and "fade into the background." In his view, the service could be linked to a series of new sites and services, with everything from travel services to music updates—each one a destination for Twitter-mediated ads. "They could do an advertising network," he says.

The tricky part for Twitter, says one venture capitalist (with no stake in the company), will be to nurture a vibrant and prosperous community linked to its system while, at the same time, making money for itself. If they misplay it, Twitter executives could find themselves competing with application makers and Twitter-based services for the same streams of revenue. "It's a delicate balance," the investor says.

As the Twitter service becomes embedded in more smartphones, the company will also get an ever more detailed look at the movements of millions of users—and what they twitter about on the go. Like New York startup Sense Networks, Twitter could divide its users into behavior tribes and begin to target them with tailored ads and services. "They could single out business travelers," says Sense CEO Greg Skibiski. "They could sell college students. And they'd have a direct channel to the customer."

For now, it's mostly froth and speculation. Facebook and Google, among others, are angling for many of the same treasures. And they've demonstrated an ability to scale their technology — a vulnerability for crash-prone Twitter. But, if Twitter makes good on its promise and manages to become a leading platform of the real-time Web, a billion dollars could end up looking cheap.

Source: http://www.businessweek.com/

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blogger Tutorial Part 2B: Configuring your blog (Publishing Settings)

In this tutorial, we will be discussing Blogger's Publishing Settings. If you've missed the topic about Basic Setting Configuration, you may visit it here.

Now, let us head for Publishing Settings. From Blogger Dashboard, go to Settings, then click on the Publishing tab.

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See the picture above, this is how the Publishing Settings looks like.

Changing Subdomain name

The default Blog is always published on Blogspot.com. For example, you pick "myblog" for your blog's url address, then your blog address will be http://myblog.blogspot.com.

You can change your blog's subdomain name anytime you like. To do it, simply change the Blogspot Address to another one (see picture above). After doing this, verify by typing the exact letters found on the picture, into the verification box below. Then, click on "Save Settings".

Note that the word verification system is case sensitive, meaning, if you see it in small letters, type in small letters also.

Switching to a custom domain

To switch into a custom domain (ie. .com, .org, .biz, etc.), you need to set up your custom domain settings first.

To setup your custom domain, click on the Custom domain link. (see picture above) This will lead you into the custom domain setup page.

Buy a domain for your blog

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Here (see picture above), you can directly get a new domain. Just simply type the domain name of your choice, then select your domain type (.com, .net, .org, .info, and .biz). After that, check for availability. If your domain name is unique, you may continue with the registration, otherwise, you may have to choose another name.

Google will endorse you to one of its domain and host providing partners (GoDaddy, Enom, etc.) As part of your registration, you will also get a Google Apps account for your new domain.

Once you have completed the registration, your blogspot subdomain will no longer show your blog, instead, it will show a redirect so your visitors could track your blog to the new domain.

However, if you already have a domain, and you want to transfer your blog into that domain, click on the "Switch to advance settings" link. You can find it to the upper right of the domain form. (see picture above)

Use an existing domain

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Here, you are given the option to transfer your blog into an already existing domain. Just enter the registered domain's name on the blank. See setup instructions for more info.

Your domain

This is the field where you need to input your existing domain's name.

Use a missing files host

This option if set to yes, will give you an option to assign a fallback server whenever someone tries to access a file that cannot be found on your blog. For example, let's say someone clicks a link to www.yourblog.com/sample.jpg, but that file doesn't exist. If you have specified www2.yourblog.com as your missing files host, Blogger will automatically look for that file on www2.yourblog.com/sample.jpg and will try to use that instead.

Once everything is set, verify the change and save the settings. Your blog will show a redirect to the domain you had set up. You can also use this feature to turn your blog into a redirect for other sites.

That ends our tutorial for now. Our next tutorial will be about Formatting Settings..

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

AngelBux - Angel?

Url: www.angelbux.com

They say that looks can be deceiving. Well, you can find this true when you join angelbux.com. This site has some of the sexiest model to boast about, but lacks the honesty to be a good PTC site.

This site uses a bux script similar to that of bux.to, and it has even copied the scam site's evil tactics. There had already been a lot of complaints against this site, always something about non-payments and members being scammed. You can find these complaints scattering across money-related and PTC forums.

The site had also hid some of the its important links, such as the link to the forum, to the FAQ, and to the contact form. This prevents members from acquiring information, and likewise, delivering feedback. For why they had done this maybe because they wanted facts to remain hidden, or so that new members wouldn't suspect the site upon registering or even upgrading.

According to our partner blogsite (PTC Investgations), they managed to access the forum, and found out that it was torn down. Apparently, this is a bad sign of an owner losing interest on the site.

Others, who were former members of the site also claimed that the site was showing their names on the payout list when they didn't even receive their payments. Do not invest nor even join this site. This is definitely not your typical angel that could help you earn some bucks!

11th Pay from PaidtoClick.in

The PTC Aurora site PaidtoClick.in is on a paying spree. This is our eleventh pay now.

Evernity.com joins the Scam List

Url: www.evernity.com

This is a bit late with regards to this site's inclusion in the scam site's list, but since the site is still online, we have to at least warn those who aren't yet aware of the site, and its apparent bad record.

Evernity.com is a PTC site that is categorized under Bux sites. This site had cease paying for about a month already. It was reported that when members tried to cashout, they find an error message instead. Forum posting had also been blocked by the administrator, the most probable reason to this is that they are trying to hide facts from the public so they could scam some more.

There had been many negative feedback against this site, most of these can be found on PTC Forums. It was even rumored that this site has ties with a scammer, who had scammed people in the past. While we cannot confirm this rumor, the site admin's actions seem to be the proof of it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

20-euro-mail.com: A Sister Scam Site

Url: www.20-euro-mail.com

This site is a sister site of the scam sites 100euro-mail.com, 100-cash.com, 2-dollar-mail.com, and many others. How would we know? Well, there is a similarity in the script when compared to 100euro-mail.com, and 100-cash.com, and when you browse the site's advertise page, you'll see all of its sister sites listed for advertisers to advertise on. Note that all of these sites are scam sites, and for this site to belong on that list definitely means that it is one of them. Furthermore, this site has offers that are too good to be true. The ad prices and the member offers are also not balanced, one of the obvious scam tactics employed by PTC and PTR scammers in the past and even up today.

1dollarcash.com: A Dead Site

Url: www.1dollarcash.com

1dollarcash is a PTC site that uses PTCPay's old GeN2 PTC script, a script which was known for bugs and security holes. This site seemed to had been abandoned by its owner for quiet some time already as the main page hasn't been updated, and the site is still selling a $2 Christmas offer in this month of September.

We can seldom find any material relating to this site, but its lack of activity is enough to mark this site as scam.

X-mails.biz now requires verified Paypal to cashout


X-mails.biz has recently announced that they would pay verified Paypal members only. Members with unverified paypal can still get paid though, but they need to change their payout option to Alertpay. X-mails.biz admin says that as a legal business, they have to do this.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SignupSale.com - Guaranteed International Signups plus virus!

Url: www.signupsale.com

SignupSale.com is an unprofessionally-designed site that sells signups, or referrals for that matter. However, they do not disclose any information regarding their methods, making this site seem suspicious. As far as we can tell, they could either be using black hat method to achieve such goals, or perhaps, the site was only meant to scam.

So far, we haven't receive any complaints against this site, but we have detected a virus (trojan) hosted on the site. The virus had been disguised as a .gif (Graphic Interchange Format Image) and it will attempt to attack your computer.

This site has already been branded by Norton as a potentially dangerous site. According to Norton, the site has "Trojan.Giframe". A specially crafted GIF images that may contain HTML tags that redirect users to malicious Web sites.

This site has not only provided questionable materials on it, but had also hidden malicious codes in it. This site is a no go!

Friday, September 18, 2009

07Bux.net - Nothing left but junk

Url: www.07bux.net

07bux.net is a bux.to clone that was once said to be paying. Like the bux.to scam site, this site also has lots of ads to click. The site has a $5 minimum payout, however, while this may be great offer for members, it may be too taxing for the site.

At first the site was able to take the load, but as the number of members continued to grew and people started to recruit more and more referrals, it really gave the site a heavy burden. Soon, payouts pend, and shortly thereafter, site owner gave up.

The site is now gone. What's left are some banners, which could be treated as junk.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Our 10th payout from Paidtoclick.in

Today, we got our number tenth payment from Paidtoclick.in. So far, this site has a great paying streak.

What is MLM?

MLM or Multi-level Marketing (also called network marketing) is a kind of business strategy designed to create a marketing and sales force by compensating promoters of company products not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of other promoters they introduce to the company, thereby creating a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation.

The products and company are usually marketed directly to consumers and potential business partners by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing.

In a Multi-level Marketing setup, independent, unsalaried salespeople of multi-level marketing, referred to as distributors or associates (ie. independent business owners, dealers, franchise owners, sales consultants, consultants, independent agents, etc.), represent the company that produces the products or provides the services they sell. They are awarded a commission based upon the volume of product sold through their own sales efforts as well as that of their downline organization.

Independent distributors develop their organizations by either building an active customer base, who buy directly from the company, or by recruiting a downline of independent distributors who also build a customer base, thereby expanding the overall organization. Additionally, distributors can also earn a profit by retailing products they purchased from the company at wholesale price.

This arrangement of distributors earning a commission based on the sales of their independent efforts as well as the leveraged sales efforts of their downline is similar to franchise arrangements where royalties are paid from the sales of individual franchise operations to the franchiser as well as to an area or regional manager. Commissions are paid to multi-level marketing distributors according to the company's compensation plan. There can be individuals at multiple levels of the structure receiving royalties from a single person's sales.

MLM is a legitimate business, although sometimes, it is mistook for pyramiding (an illegal business strategy). To differentiate itself from a pyramid scheme, an MLM company has to make sure that commissions are earned only on sales of the company's products or services. Businesses that requires sign-up fees, and businesses that require to buy more products than they are likely to sell does not belong on the MLM category. However, new salespeople may be asked to pay for their own training and marketing materials, or to buy a significant amount of inventory.

MLM has many types of compensation plans - Unilevel, Stairstep Breakaway, Matrix, Binary, and Hybrid.

Unilevel is a type of plan that allows a person to sponsor one line of distributors, called a "frontline." Every distributor the person sponsors is considered to be on that sponsor's frontline and there are no width limitations, meaning there is no limit to the amount of people one can sponsor in the frontline. The common goal of this plan is to recruit a large number of frontline distributors and then encourage them to do the same. This is due to the fact that commissions are normally paid out on a limited depth, which typically means sponsor can earn commissions on sales between 5 to 7 levels deep.

In a Stairstep Breakaway type, it is characterized as having representatives who are responsible for both personal and group sales volumes. Volume is created by recruiting and by retailing product. Various discounts or rebates may be paid to group leaders and a group leader can be any representative with one or more downline recruits. Once predefined personal and/or group volumes are achieved, a representative moves up a commission level. This continues until the representative's sales volume reaches the top commission level and "breaks away" from their upline. From that point on, the new group is no longer considered as part of his/her upline's group and the multi-level compensation aspect ceases. The original upline usually continues to be compensated through override commissions and other incentives.

The Matrix plan is similar to a Uni-level plan, except there is also a limited number of representatives who can be placed on the first level. Recruits beyond the maximum number of first level positions allowed are automatically placed in other downline (lower level) positions. This plan often have a maximum width and depth. When all positions in a representative's downline matrix are filled (maximum width and depth is reached for all participants in the matrix), a new matrix may be started. Like Uni-level plans, representative in a matrix earn unlimited commissions on limited levels of volume with minimal sales quotas.

A Binary plan is a multilevel marketing compensation plan which allows distributors to have only two front-line distributors. If a distributor sponsors more than two distributors, the excess are placed at levels below the sponsoring distributor's frontline. This "spillover" is one of the most attractive features to new distributors since they need only sponsor two distributors to participate in the compensation plan. The primary limitation is that distributors must "balance" their two downline leg constitute no more than a specified percentage of the distributor's total sales.

While the Hybrid plan is a compensation plan that is constructed using elements of more than one type of compensation plan.

While MLM sounds like a promising business opportunity, there are some criticisms surrounding the said business strategy. MLM organizations have been described by some as cults, pyramid schemes, or organizations rife with misleading, deceptive, and unethical behavior, such as the questionable use of evangelical discourse to promote the business, and the exploitation of personal relationships for financial gain.

MLM's are also criticized for being unable to fulfill their promises for the majority of participants due to basic conflicts with Western culture. There are even claims that the success rate for breaking even or even making money are far worse than other types of businesses. The vast majority of MLM's are recruiting MLM's, in which participants must recruit aggressively to profit. Based on avalable data from the companies themselves, the lose rate for recruiting MLM's is approximately 99.9%, in other words, 99.9% of participants lose money after subtracting all expenses, including purchases from the company. In part, this is because encouraging recruits to further recruit people to compete with them leads to market saturation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Slobux has re-launched

Slobux is a PTC site with a minimum payout of $0.50. While this is undoubtedly a good offer for Slobux members, it may not be a good thing for the site to boast about. The 50c payout is easy to reach, and it means rapid cashout.

Just recently, Slobux had undergone some changes; most probably an act that enables them to cope for and prevent further loses. Slobux's relaunching, however, had caused member accounts to reset. This was followed by admin's decision to limit the payouts sent to standard members for up to three requests only. Slobux now requires standard members to upgrade in order to receive their forth payment.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Got Paid by PalmBux!

It was reported that PalmBux's Paypal Account was frozen (see Article), but the said PTC site had also vowed to settle their problems with Paypal.

At first, we were discouraged to see another good PTC site having some money-related issues, most especially when we tried to cashout via Alertpay and found that it was disabled. We tried to cashout for the second using the same payment processor, and although we manage to submit a request, the payout was still held. This gave us a reason to believe that PalmBux main balance was on Paypal, and they don't have enough money on Alertpay.

However, today, we tried cashing out again, and we can now find the Paypal cashout button, enabled. We cashed out and we got paid instantly! Here is our payment proof:

We can presume that PalmBux had indeed settled their problem with Paypal.

Platine-Bux change in TOS

Platine-Bux, one of the new PTC sites to surface, had changed their TOS two days ago. The change covered section 10 and 11, where it states that members belonging to the countries China, Hongkong, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India, Turkey, and Egypt are required to be premium members in order to stay on Platine-Bux, and request money. They also stated that members from these locations who do not purchased upgrade will have their account suspended from the database 7 days after registration. They say that the changes was for security reasons. The new TOS also now requires members to post their payment proofs in the forum, otherwise members will not be eligible for another payment. They warned that all payout requests without last payment proof posted in the forum will be canceled, and 50% of the requested amount will be transferred to the purchase balance.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Url: http://www.turquads.net

Site Details

Member Offers
· 0.5c per advertisement viewed
· 0.25c per referral view
· $2 Minimum Payout (First cashout only)
Join Now!

Advertiser Offers
· For $5.00, you may get at least 10 second long 1000 member visit.
· Non-member visits are also free.
· Start publishing in 24 hours.
Advertise Your Site Now!


TurquAds is a PTC Site that offers to pay its members $0.5 per ad view, and $0.25 per referral ad views. Unlike other Bux sites, TurquAds pays only $0.5 per ad view, however, this makes the site more sustainable compared to the $0.01 per ad paying sites.

In TurquAds, there are two kinds of memberships.. standard and premium. Premiums earn more compared to standards.

Premium membership is divided into 3 types, Bronze, Silver, and Golden. Golden Membership is the best among the three. Goldens can earn as much as $0.02 per click, and $0.01 per referral ad views.

Like any bux sites, Turquads also has two ways of earning referrals; through direct referring (direct referrals), and renting (rented referrals). Direct referrals never expire while rented ones do. For standard members, they can refer a maximum of 25 direct referrals, and can rent a maximum of 250. Members has the option to delete referrals under their downline, thus, give place to more active ones.

Rented referrals expire after a period of 30 days. Renting can only be done every 7 days, and if only there are referral packs available for purchase.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

TurquAds Proof of Payment

The PTC site TurquAds pays! Actually we had just confirmed it, although it had been paying for quiet some time already.

If you guys wanna check the site out.. see the banner below:

TuiBux now redirects to ALinks?

tuibuxMany believed that the PTC Site, TuiBux, a once paying site has turned scam, when they found out that the site now redirects to another site Alinks.com. It was reported earlier that the site redirected some members into ImageDough.com, an image hosting site. A few days back, this site was bought by Vincenzo Bruno of the Lucky Star Co.

The new owner allowed cashout via Paypal, however, it was not for long until payouts started to pend again. Some of us believed that the massive withdrawals had started to wane the site's funds again, and this gives a reason for the new admin to halt it.

TuiBux hasn't release any announcement with regards to the site or its plans. Members were just shock to find that the site is now a redirect.

HKBuzz's Second Payment

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We've reach the $2 HKD Payout quota in HKBuzz, so we requested cashout. And..

We got our payment within a day..

MyLot Copy Paste trick without using any Software

MyLot is a unique forum and GPT site that pays its members to post, and conduct GPT tasks.

However, to prevent abuse of the system, MyLot enforces a strict no copy-paste rule, and has set up commands that instruct your browsers to disable copy-pasting. This somehow limited spams in the forum, however, this also annoyed some members as they have to type quoted words instead of simply pasting them instantly.

Now, there is a software that disables this feature and allows you to copy paste. However, some of these softwares are actually being sold, and you may have to purchase to get one.

But let me tell you this, you don't actually need any software to disable MyLot's anti-copy paste command. Now, I'm not trying to cheat here nor am I insinuating people to defraud MyLot, but it can really be annoying when you can't copy paste, most especially when you're on a discussion that requires proofs, quoted words, or links.

Well, one way to enable copy pasting is to reach 500 posts. This is the natural, and legal way. But, for those who are below the line, you may have to get around MyLot's defenses.

My Story and My Trick

At first, I wasn't aware of MyLot's anti copy paste rule. So when I got into a heated debate, I really got annoyed when MyLot blocks my post every time I paste a valid reference.

Now, I had been a webmaster and webdesigner for more than 5 years, and I quiet understand how these sites instruct browsers. They are actually using a javascript command, and this command is followed by every web browser. Fortunately, these type of commands aren't actually new, and they can easily be bypassed. To get around these commands, all you have to do is disable javascripts or javascript support by configuring your browser.

I use Mozilla FireFox and I recommend you guys to use it too. Here's how to disable Javascripts in FireFox.

Go to Tools Menu -> Select Options -> Go to Content tab -> and uncheck Enable Javascript.

Note: Do this trick only when the page has finished loading. Once you have entered your post, you have to enable Javascript support again, otherwise you won't be able to use the submit button.

You can do this trick on any browsers too, and I believe there is no way for MyLot to detect it, unless they manually check your post. Hopefully, this trick will continue to work until MyLot patches the hole.

Friday, September 11, 2009

LibertyReserveMails.com - Professional looking Scam Site

Url: www.libertyreservemails.com

libertyreserveemailsThis site looks professional in design, and if not for the bogus offers, you could mistake it for a legit site. Liberty Reserve Mails is a scam site registered to someone named Adam Likken. Note that while the owner does not hide his identity, this still doesn't prove that site is not a fraud.

The site was registered on 2009-06-10, and as you can see, it's a new site. But, despite the fact that it's new and offering unusual offers, it's a surprise that it immediately manage to grab a high mark in Alexa.

It's possible that someone is already promoting this site, and as far as we know, they could already be floating in Traffic Exchange sites by now.

The site offers to pay members $500 for signing-up, what's more strange is that they didn't provide any information of what type of business they were running. However, we can assume that they are running a PTR, that is since they have the word "mails" attached to their site's name. Regardless, they have no information on how much you could earn from the mails you read, or the ads you view.

Like any other scam sites, LibertyReserveMails also try to conceal their hidden motives by hiding behind propaganda. In this site's case, they try to earn the members' trust by falsely claiming to be partners with Citibank, IBM, and Secure.

We advice everyone not to buy upgrade nor even join this site. This is a positive scam site.

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Today, we received our ninth PaidtoClick payment. Site remains honest, thus far.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

AWSurveys Scam

Url: www.awsurveys.com

A.W.Surveys is an old survey scam site that promises to pay $1-$25 per survey/panel participated, $1.25 per referral, and $6 from welcome survey.

According to numerous sources, A.W. Surveys will only let you cash out once you have at least $75 in your account. For starters, this site will provide you with high paid surveys, where you can earn as much as $26. After that, they don't send you anymore surveys. To reach payout, you have no other choice but to refer your friends, whose only going to be scammed along with you.

There are already numerous reports of AWSurveys members who got their accounts canceled when they come close to cashout. It was said that this notorious site cancels accounts without any warning, their only response is that they suspected fraud.

It is obvious that this site is only after personal infos to add into their database. They make profit by selling these infos, but without compensating their members.

The weird thing about A.W. Surveys is that it still has a very good traffic rank despite being known as a scam. It appears that their tactic is most effective on noobs who compose the greater percentage of people browsing the web today.

ScopeBux for sale

The PTC site ScopeBux has joined the Web Flipping frenzy, and is currently sold for a price of $1,200. The bidding is still open, and depending on the bid, the price may increase as more and more buyers become interested. Below is the screenshot of the site on Flippa.com.

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ScopeBux had been one of the PTC sites that undergone a rise, then suffered a fall. This is evident by the decrease in the number of ads on the said site, where it has gone down to 2 ads per day. It appears that the site hasn't had much revenue as of this late, and must now resort to selling just to compensate for the loses. Unfortunately, members of ScopeBux had their pending payouts as well, and they wonder if they could ever get paid.

Now, ScopeBux has removed their forum, preventing users to submit feedbacks. It appears that ScopeBux had expected negative feedbacks already, and doesn't want the news to spread further.

BuxBunny changed Owner?

Last night, BuxBunny announces through email, that the site had changed owner. BuxBunny was previously owned by Maderite, now it was transferred to someone named Pat Rogers. Here is the content of the email:

Hi! I wanted to introduce myself to all of you.

I am the new owner of BuxBunny. My name is Pat Rogers and I'm a veteran clicker with both PTR and PTC sites.

I don't plan to make any changes for the moment. The ads you have purchased will run just as if nothing had changed.

I will be making payouts once a day, probably late in the afternoon my time, which is Central Time Zone in North America.

I look forward to running this site and hope to make it enjoyable, for both you and me!

Talk later.

Hopefully, the new owner would keep his promise. But, members could only wonder why Maderite sold the site.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blogger Tutorial Part 2A: Configuring your blog (Basic Settings)

BloggerLast month, we've discussed how to make a blog on Blogger (see Blogger Tutorial Part 1). In this part of the tutorial, we will attempt to explain the configurations of your blog, and give some tips on how to optimize it for best performance.

Let us start with the dashboard. This is the first page you'll see when you log into your blogger account.

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If you haven't yet created a blog, your dashboard will be empty, otherwise, it will look like the picture above.

The sample picture has 4 blogs in it, each of them corresponds to four different blogs. You can choose to hide the displayed blog by clicking on the "Hide" trigger found next to the Blog title. Hidden blogs will not be displayed on your dashboard, unless you click on the "Show All" trigger found on the bottom of the blog list. To unhide a blog, you must first click on "Show All" to reveal all blogs, then click on the "Always Show" trigger found next to the hidden blog's title.

Note that hiding a blog does not make it inactive nor will it stop your blog from showing on its blogspot subdomain. The hiding feature is only for the dashboard, so you could organize your blogs well. You can use this feature to differentiate your more active blogs from the less active or non-updated ones.

Now on the dashboard, click "Settings" on one of your blogs.

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When you do, you will proceed on this page (see picture above). Here is an explanation of every switch found on your Basic Settings:

Blog Tools

There are three blog tools in Blogger. These are Import Blog, Export Blog, and Delete Blog. Here are their functions:

Export Blog - allows you to save your blog (including posts and comments) into your computer in a form of xml or Atom export format. You can use this feature if you want to transfer your blog into another blog hosting service, another blogger blog, or store it in your hard drive.

Import Blog - allows you to import an existing xml file. All posts and comments from your exported blog will appear in the blog if you use this feature.

Delete Blog - allows you to delete your current blog. This will also make your blog cease from displaying on your blogspot subdomain. Deleted blogs can be restored within 90 days before they are removed forever. You can create another blog at this address using the Google Account you're currently logged in with.


This will appear as the title of your blog. It also corresponds to the header <title> in your blog's html.


These are words that will appear under or above your blog's title depending on the blog template. Note that this does not correspond to your site's description that appears on search engines.

Add your blog to our listings?

If set to "Yes", your blog link will appear on Blogger.com, such as the Blogger home page, Blogger Play, and Next Blog (Blogger Navbar). However, if it's set to "No", your blog will not appear in these places, although it will still be available on the Internet.

Note: This option is set to "Yes" by default. Do not change it unless you want your blog to be private. Setting it to "No" will significantly reduce your blog's number of visitors.

Edit displayed blogs

This option allows/prevents your blog from displaying on your profile page.

Note: By default, all your blogs are listed. Unchecking a blog will make it invisible on the profile page. This can somehow reduce your blog's visitors.

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Let search engines find your blog?

This option allows you to enable or disable Search Engine Indexing.

If you select "Yes", your blog will be included in Google Blog Search, and Weblogs.com will be automatically pinged with your every update. If you select "No", everyone will still be able to view your blog, but search engines will be instructed not to crawl it.

Note: This is set to "Yes" by default. If you set this to "No", your blog's chances of appearing on the search engines will be slim to none. Select "No" only if you want your blog to be private.

Show Quick Editing on your Blog?

When you're logged in to Blogger, this option allows you to edit your posts from your blog with one click. An icon of a pencil will appear below your every blog post. Clicking it will open the Post editor. Setting it to "No" will disable this feature.

Show Email Post links?

If "yes", your blog will let your visitors easily email posts from your blog to their friends. An icon of a mail envelope will appear below every post.

If "no", the feature will be turned off, and the envelope icon will not be visible on your posts.

Adult Content?

If Yes is selected, viewers of your blog will see a warning message and will be asked to confirm if they want to proceed to your blog.

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Global Settings

Note that this settings will affect all your blogs in your Blogger account.

Select post editor

Allows you to select from a list of post editors.

Updated editor - A new blogger post editor. All its features are listed here. This provides new features, and more options.

Old editor - The editor used since the beginning of blogger. This was the standard WYSIWYG text editor.

Hide compose mode - This editor gives you minimal features, but allows you to edit your post in HTML fashion. This may require basic HTML knowledge.

Enable transliteration?

Adds a button to the toolbar for converting words from English to the selected language. (You may later change the language in the Post Editor).

Your transliteration corrections will be saved to help Google improve this tool. This is subjected to Google's Privacy Policy.

So there you have it.. We will pause on this topic for now. On the next part of this tutorial, we will be discussing more about blogger configurations. Stay tuned..

RichPTC - A GPTNetworks Scam

Url: www.richptc.com

RichPTCRichPTC is a ptc scam site owned by the GPTNetworks (Michael Pratt's Network). It was confirmed when a look up of the domain's whois information was first conducted; where, it suggested that the site's nameservers were attached gptnetworks.net.

The site offers to pay $1 per click, $10 signup bonus, 50% referral earning ($0.50), and a cashout at $1000. Base on PTC standards, this is way too high for a PTC site. The site boasts even more lies with stories that they are having business transactions with large companies. However, note that such companies aren't cheap enough to struck a deal with pathetic small business sites like RichPTC. Otherwise, they could be advertising Google by now.

And if you look at the site, you would notice that it doesn't have any forum. This means that site does not welcome feedback. A strategy that saves them from burden of complaints.

The site has some payment proofs or should we say - fake payment proofs. They post a list of payment proofs that contained usernames of people who didn't even joined the site. On one occasion, they included Neobux on the list. But, when Neobux admin was consulted, Neobux denied the allegation. Some other people whose usernames were on the list also claimed that they didn't receive any payment nor even joined the site.

There are already more than a dozen of complaints relating to this site. One member reported that his account was deleted when it was near cashout. Other members reported that they never received their payments even though it had passed the 60 days payout process.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuibux kept its promise

Last August, it was reported that Tuibux disabled payout and was auctioned on Flippa.com (See Tuibux on sale). Most people believe that it was over for the site. However, the new administrator promised to pay all pending cashouts and told everybody that tuibux will never scam. And, after few days time, the paypal cashout option was enabled, just as they had promised. Here is proof of payment:

We are very happy to know that site is still legit.

Join Tuibux

Monday, September 7, 2009

3rd Payment from Orangebizs

This is our third payment from Orangebizs. This is one of the old GPT sites that still pays.

They pay as soon as you reach 1 cent (Paypal users only).

Join Orangebizs

Sunday, September 6, 2009


This post will serve as a list of known money-related forums. These forums contain information about money making sites, some business news, and other money-related stuff.

Description: This forum is focused primarily on the PTC industry, but is also open for other money-related matters and businesses. Offers referral builders, site promotion, special deals, and user site/blog showcasing.

Earn Money Space
Description: This forum is focused on the PTC business. However, other money-related discussions are also welcome. It has a referral builder, site promotion, special deals, and user site/blog showcasing features.

Gold Age
Description: This forum has a broad coverage on money-related matters. They have restricted access however. You need to become premium to access some of their sections.

Global Friends Online
Description: This forum is focused on any topic related to GPT. They also host some GPT site support boards.

Money Maker Group
Description: This forum is open to all money-related discussions. It has a broader content since it focuses on all aspects of online business and opportunities. Upgraded members have access to additional forum privileges and features.

Description: This forum focuses on every aspect of online money making and businesses. It is one of the largest and most dynamic money-related forums.

Description: This is one of the old forums that is primarily focused on PTC. It also offers Referral Building, Site Promotion, and User Site/Blog Promotion.

Please suggest a site for inclusion or exclusion.

BuxWiz is on auction

The GeN3 scripted PTC Site, BuxWiz, is currently auctioned at flippa.com with a current bid of $12k.

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Going back a few days ago, this site had changed it's referral earning offers; BuxWiz's admin says that it's essential in order for the site to stay alive. This was followed by the news that site was hacked. However, unbeknown to members, the site was actually auctioned since September 3. BuxWiz kept it a secret, and never informed its members. Obviously, they fear that members would panic once they knew about the site plans.

Back in Flippa.com, one person ask something in relation to BuxWiz's hack issues. BuxWiz admin admitted that there was no hacking that took place. He said that "Ownership change would create a confusion, so that was just an excuse. That's not true."


This part of the blog will serve as an archive for posts that are categorized as articles. The contents are ordered from oldest to the most recent.

September 28, 2009: Is it wise to Cashout 401k early?
September 12, 2009: MyLot Copy Paste trick without using any Software
September 6, 2009: Make Money from broken Xbox 360

Make Money from broken Xbox 360

Make Money from broken Xbox 360 game console, this idea did not hit me until I saw Darren B.'s post on his blog (dazbuk2000.blogspot.com). What can I say? The man is a genius! Who would have thought that you can actually make money from broken Xboxes?

Here's the idea..

When the three red rings of death is lit, it indicates a hardware or power supply problem (see Microsoft Support). Microsoft Support provides ways how to fix it, but they wouldn't tell you more other than simple troubleshooting. Therefore, you may usually have to send your system back to them for repair. The typical cost for a repair can be as much as $140, and you may have to pay extra for shipping and handling. Also - they do not always guarantee a fix!

Well, this sort of problem can actually be solve even without spending as much as $140. All you have to do is, fix it yourself. But, of course, the question is.. how?

How to Fix it yourself?

You can actually fix your Xbox 360 even without technical expertise. But, you must at least have an idea of what to do, otherwise, you'll end up screwing your Xbox forever.

There are actually eBooks sold in ClickBank that teaches you how to fix the machine yourself. Here is one example: Xbox 360 Repair Guide

You can purchase these ebooks at a low price (somewhere around $30). All you have to do is follow the steps contained in the guide, and you should be able to fix your Xbox 360 with less worries. But, of course, you should only do this when your Xbox is no longer covered by warranty.

Make Money from busted Xbox 360s

Now that you have fixed your Xbox, it's time to use the guide to make up for the expense, and perhaps, earn even more.

To do this, head for eBay and find some broken 360s in the local ads, or you can search everywhere. Just make sure that the product is not totally whacked. Buy these products, fixed it using the guide, and resell it at a good price.

And, if that doesn't beat all, you may also use the to guide to fix other people's 360s for a small fee. Now you should make even more money. Pretty good idea, hunh?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

1800banners.com - Payments Withheld

This site was once a paying, and although it has operated for 7 years in the banner exchange business, this does not guarantee that the site will be here forever.

For why this site has been included on the suspected sites list is because of the following reasons.


1. No longer pays its members/affiliates.

2. 1800banners.com admin announced that all revenue share payment for paid-to-click, force-click, and non-english sites will be withheld until the numbers are audited for individual accounts. He also says that there will be no time frame on how long this process might take.

This pretty much sounds like they were having financial problems. An indication that site is in the brink of collapse.

3. Poor customer service.

1800banners staff had been unresponsive lately.

For the above reasons, this site will be included here until they fix their organization's problems.

Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Fix

Xbox 360The Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Fix by Chris Jones is one of the oldest guides developed for repairing the Xbox 360 3 red lights error.

The creator claims that the Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Fix is the bestselling Xbox 360 repair guide on Clickbank, one of the largest sites for digital products and software.

The Product

Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Fix guide by Chris Jones consists of PDF guides and videos. It provides a few different ways to fix the Xbox 360 3 red lights problem.

The picture in some of the PDF guides are very good with diagrams and arrows showing you exactly what to do. However, pictures in the guides describing the other types of repairs can only be considered mediocre or somewhat plain okay.

The organization of the site could use some work. When you download the files (you must download them since they can't be streamed) you kind of wonder which files you should open first. The ReadMeFirst file provides no direction at all. More step by step instruction would have been more helpful.

Video Quality

In order to view the videos, you must first download them on to your computer. There is no option to stream the files. The files are packaged together in a rare format, so you may have to download a free application in order to unpack the files.

This can be somewhat irritating, especially when compared to the ease of streaming files found on the other guides.

It could have been much better if they provided streaming files since these could free your hard drive, and allowing you to view the files from any computer online.

There are multiple videos that walk you through the different repairs that the instructor recommends. Some of the videos are included in the files that you download. For some of the other videos, the guide directs you to YouTube videos online.

The downloaded videos are very good as the instructor takes his time in showing you how to perform the repair he is exactly using. He talks you through the entire process, which is a plus factor for this product.

However, the videos directed to YouTube are not so great. In fact, one of the fixes that the guide suggest consists of two 9 minute videos that have absolutely no sound at all. Also, YouTube are of low visual quality, and it's really very trying to even make it through the videos.

Leaving the YouTube videos out of the guide would have been better.

Ease of Repair

The guide gives you a few different repairs to try. The instructor guides you with a video wherein he does one of the repairs, to which is not difficult to perform.

The other repairs range from extremely easy to somewhat complex. They are also questionable as to whether they are permanent fixes or not.

The website claims that you will be able to repair your Xbox 360 within 37 minutes. For the more permanent repairs, 1 1/2 to 2 hours seem more realistic to someone who has not performed the repairs before.


Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Fix by Chris Jones is a decent guide. It was one of the oldest guides to come out regarding fixing the Xbox 360 3 red lights error. Even though it is not the best guide available, you should still find some valuable information to fixing your Xbox 360 3 red lights error.

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ChristmasClicks: Ho Ho Ho Samantha

Url: www.christmasclicks.info

This site had been blacklisted on many PTC Forums including TalkPTC, EMS, BuxTalk, GPTBoycott, and many others because it was found out that the site is owned by a known scammer who runs by the name Samantha Shepard. Looking further on this site's whois information, we found out that this site was registered to Samantha Winter, however, many sources confirm that the two are actually one and the same person.

For why this site had been boycotted was because of Samantha's history. She had previously ran sites that turned scam.

This site also does not disclose any information regarding click rates, and we wonder why. However, the site has one nasty attempt to lure visitors into joining, and that is through the promise of Xmas Gifts that will be given to the lucky winner. Well, a Christmas celebrated everyday isn't a bad idea, providing the site has enough funds to back it up. But, we pretty much doubt it, since this site hasn't got much of an activity from members, and has problems promoting itself. And, if that's the situation, we bet it doesn't have or it seldom has any advertisers - the lifeblood of any PTC site. Moreover, we couldn't find any payment proof from the members of this site, and its forum seems to had problems.

This site had also been reported to contain viruses, therefore considering it not only an investment risk, but a computer hazard as well.

Second Payment from DonkeyMails

Today, we receive our second payment from Donkeymails. We hit $2 just as we had planned.

Join Donkeymails

DonkeyMails.com: No Minimum Payout

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What is Traffic Exchange?

A Traffic Exchange is a web promotional/advertising method wherein webmasters, site owners, or site promoters views each others' websites (view exchange).

This method dates back to the beginning of the web and were primarily used by organizations to share sites between employees. During those times, viewers would rate pages in a similar fashion to the now popular social bookmarking phenomenon. When interesting websites were hard to find, a traffic exchange for an organization new to the web proved an invaluable tool.

Circa 1994 traffic exchanges moved from corporate intranets to the web. In an effort to build communities, the concept of rating pages was replaced with rewarding members for viewing.

It was 1996 before traffic exchanges began to charge for traffic and around this time the concept changed from a tool for locating interesting sites to a commercial one. This change in direction resulted in increased popularity at the expense of the content, which is now almost exclusively commerce.

In a traffic exchange system, there is a website that receives website submissions from webmasters that join traffic exchange networks. The person who submitted the website then has to browse other members' sites on the exchange program to earn credits, which enable their sites to be viewed by other members through the surf system. This increases the number of visitors to all the sites involved.

Exchanges enforce a certain credit ratio, which illustrates the amount of websites the surfer must view in order to receive one hit through the program for their promoted website. Many sites offer the ability to upgrade one's membership level for a more equal credit ratio.

As the viewers are all website owners or affiliates, it is possible that some might find certain member sites interesting and thus make note of them on their own sites, sending more traffic their way. Most traffic programs also impose a time limit when members are browsing, ranging from 10 seconds to 60 seconds. Some incorporate the use of captcha to ensure user interaction.

Almost all traffic exchange programs are free, although many of them offer special features to paid members and offer credits for purchase. Almost all traffic exchange programs encourage users to build their own referral networks, which in turn increases the referrers' amount of credits.

The traffic generated in a traffic exchange can be leveraged by using a downline builder to assist the user in building a referral network in the many different traffic exchanges.

In practice, traffic exchanges programs are generally used by small business owners or marketers who either want free advertising or use the exchange programs for low-budget advertisement campaigns.

In a Traffic Exchange, there are two type of method, Auto and Manual Surf. In an 'autosurf' method, human intervention is not required to rotate the sites in the browser. It is used primarily to inflate the total number of site hits. This method is rather controversial as it may skew the results of website popularity. In a Manual Surf, on the other hand, human intervention is required. This method attempts to ensure that a website is really viewed or navigated.

One of the main reasons why people join in a Traffic Exchange program is because of the theory that is based on Search Engine ranking. People believed that more visits tend to increase a site's ranking, but it is now thought that such techniques are outdated and no longer influence SEO and SERP ranking. A factor which may negatively influence the ranking is the Bounce Rate. If a website or blog has a high bounce rate, then it will be considered that people are not interested in the content.

Traffic Exchanges are prohibited by some advertising programs such as Google Adsense. This is due to the fact that traffic exchanges usually generates impressions that is considered not of quality. This could, in contrast, result to advertiser loses.

BuxWiz has Security Holes

Yesterday, BuxWiz, one of the reputed paying PTC sites, had announced on their forum that they were having some security issues with their script. And because of this, they had to disable the Support Page, Private Messaging, Banner Advertising, and the Cashout Page until all technical issues are resolved.

Here is a quoted message from one of BuxWiz's administrators:

We have detected some very serious security flaws on some parts of our script - The Support Page, Private Messaging, Banner Advertising and Cashout page.

We are putting in all the work we can to get them up back and running, but we will take our time if needed to get it as secure as possible, as a group of cheaters today have used the security holes to cashed out amounts they do not deserve. To prevent further abuse of these flaws, we have disabled the above mentioned pages. We will enable them one by one as soon as we fix them.

I think I won't get some sleep for the next few days, but I hope it wont take that long.

Also, we are experiencing some backdoor issues and will soon try to solve them, so some downtime is expected in a few days, but we will keep you updated.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Support module back up.
UPDATE 2: Private Messaging back up.

The above quoted message from BuxWiz's admin clearly shows that BuxWiz was hacked. They haven't revealed as to how much was cash outed, but members can only hope that it's not enough to send this site into a great fall. An update from the admin told us that some of the security holes had already been patched, however, the cashout page has not yet been enabled.

PalmBux's Paypal Account Frozen

The PTC Site, PalmBux has been having some problems with Paypal lately. Yesterday, it was announced on PalmBux forum that PalmBux's account on the said payment processor has been frozen, and because of this, PalmBux has disabled cashouts via Paypal. The moderators of PalmBux's forum told us that Paypal's reason as to why PalmBux's account was frozen was because it contains too much money, however, PalmBux has a business type account, and it is a wonder as to why they still got suspended.

PalmBux also told us that the payment processor Alertpay is still working, and will be used in the meantime, however, when we try to cashout today, even this had been disabled as well. PalmBux promises to settle their problem with Paypal and hopes to settle it as quickly as possible. Perhaps, but we wonder why Alertpay cashouts had been having some problems as well.

August 2009 Poll Result

This is the result of the poll that was carried out throughout the Month of August and up to this day.

The question was "Do you think PTC Sites can earn you Financial Freedom?"

Of the three choices, the number of people who pick the following answers are as follows..

Yes: 1 (7%)
No: 11 (78%)
I don't know: 2 (14%)

This is base on the answers of 14 individuals who participated in the poll.

And so there you have it! Many people believe that PTC sites can't earn them financial freedom.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


1:1 Traffic Exchange
Url: www.easyhits4u.com

Site Details

Member Offers
· 1:1 Traffic Exchange
· Manual Surfing
· 20 seconds or more per visit
· Guaranteed unique hits 24 hours a day
· 5 levels referral program (10%-5%-3%-2%-1%)
· Receive cash for active surfing ($0.30 for 1000 sites viewed)
· Geo Targeting of your ads
· You can promote up to 10 sites
· A "Top Surfer" bonus every day
· Surfing and referral contests
· 50 free credits & 500 text ad impressions upon sign-up (after you surf 50 sites)
· Promote your site with unlimited banners
· Site listing in our directory
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· Our 6 level referral program (15%-10%-5%-3%-2%-1%)
· 500 bonus credits every month
· 2000 banner impressions every month
· 2000 text ad impressions every month
· Up to 2500 additional bonus credits after upgrade
· 1:1 exchange ratio on the 15 second timer
· Premium members receive more traffic to their sites than regular members
· Increased guaranteed prizes on bonus pages during surfing
· Earn up to 40% commissions from purchases of our Easy Splash Builder tool made by your first level referrals
· Your links in the Link directory appear on the top of each section which has higher Google PR
· You can promote an unlimited number of sites.
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EasyHits4U is a Traffic Exchange site owned and managed by RelMax Inc. The main function of the site is to provide traffic to their members' websites via a traffic exchange method.

In this kind of traffic generating method, members of the site view each others websites in an iframe. There is a timer that usually lasts 15 secs or more before a viewer is permitted to view another website. This makes sure that members view the sites properly, and likewise prevents skipping of websites. This in contrast, reduces the advertising site's bounce ratio, and ensures more quality hits.

EasyHits4U in their attempt to prevent cheating and abuse of the system, chooses to use a Manual Surf type of Traffic Exchange instead of an autosurf. In this Manual Surf system, viewers are not permitted to transfer to another website nor credited even when the timer expires, unless, they click a right word. There is a randomly generated image in the manual surf bar, and three answers to pick at. Members are required to pick the answer that matches for the provided image. This image may sometimes contain numbers or letters, and it either requires you to pick the same exact word (Word Match) or solve a simple arithmetic. If members fail to answer correctly, the page and the timer restarts, and they won't be credited for the view. Same goes if they answer before the timer expires.

The Traffic Exchange system has two options for members to choose from. They can either choose a 15 sec. or a 20 sec. manual surf timer. The 15 sec. option provides a quick run on the sites, but offers only 1 traffic exchange credit for every 2 pages surfed. The 20 sec. option, on the other hand, takes longer to finish, but offers a 1:1 credit ratio.

In EasyHits4U, there are also prizes to be won from surfing. For the first 25 pages, a splash page containing a button will show up, if claimed, a random surprise reward will be credited to the member's account. However, if the member fails to click the splash page button, the bonus reward will be forfeited. These rewards appear after a certain number of pages are surfed. Prizes range from banner credits, text ads credits, surf credits, or even up to cash credits.

Aside from the traffic exchange method, Easyhits4U also provides banner impressions, text ad impressions, and link directory advertising. Banner impressions requires and consumes banner credits. In this type of advertising, members can put their banners on EasyHits4U. In Text Ad Impressions, members can put text ads that links to their site, this requires and consumes text ad credits. While in Link Directory, members get a chance to have their sites included in EasyHits4U's directory, and likewise gain site popularity. This requires a reciprocal link that links back to EasyHits4U.

EasyHits4U is a great site for people who are looking for traffic, and at the same time, for those who wants to earn. This site can provide a tantamount number of visitors straight into a site, and they would even pay their members to do it. However, there are some certain drawbacks for some members who partake in this kind of traffic generating system. Those members who have sites that has Google Adsense may have their Adsense suspended if they join in the traffic exchange. This is due to the fact that Google prohibits use of traffic exchanges in generating adsense impressions. There are also other PPC sites that do not allow traffic exchanges, and members may not use the site's traffic exchange feature if they wanted to keep their sponsored ads. Another bad consequence for using the system is that members may get a virus from surfed sites. And although, EasyHits4U has a filter system that tracks bad sites and suspend them from inclusion, some non-compliant members may still advertise their attack sites every now and then, and may sometimes bypass the filter. In cases like these, surfers are given the feature to report a bad site, however, it may be too late when the virus has already infected their computers.

Our EasyHits4U Payout

We have found another paying site. This site operates a Traffic Exchange business, and offers to pay $0.30 for every 1000 pages manually surfed. You can get views for your website, and at the same time earn money on this amazing site. Here is our proof of payment:

The website's name is EasyHits4U, it's one of the top Traffic Exchange sites, and has been in the business for 6 years already. If you want to join this site, sign up here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


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Similar to other aurora-scripted sites. This site has an earning area where you can earn from a variety of options (PTC, PTR, PTS, and PTP). In PTC, you can earn money by clicking ads, in PTR by reading emails (email serving must be configured), PTS by signing up on offers, and PTP by promoting your referral links or ids.

Another good feature you can find in Bux Bunny is the Click Exchange feature. It allows you to advertise your site/blog or a referral link for free. To partake in the Click Exchange advertisement, you must first join Click Exchange in Earning Area to get some Click Exchange credits. Once you have enough credits, you may click on the Manage Ads link in the Member Menu. You can find it in the left sidebar. In the Manage Link Ads section, click on the dropdown menu and browse till you find Click Exchange Sites option, select this and click Manage button to open the Click Exchange panel. Here, you may create an ad by inserting your url, and confirming it. Once your ad is approved, assign credits into it.

Your minimum payout in BuxBunny is $0.10 via Paypal, and $1.01 if via Alertpay. Once you reach minimum payout, you may request cashout by selecting Withdraw on the Member Control Panel. Click the option where you want your payout to be sent, and confirm it. Your payout will pend until the admin of the site approves it, so be patient while it is being processed. In our case, it took 2 days for us to get paid, but it may vary from member to member.

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