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Widgetbucks is a SCAM - Read the 5 realistic reasons

Discussion in 'Pay Per Click Advertising' started by nitmech, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. #1
    Following are the reasons why widgetbucks is a scam:
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    1) Do not get impressed with the people behind the company. Once Daewoo was the largest company of South Korea, now the owner of that company is in Jail!
    2) Widgetbucks statastic are not real time. Once I used their widgets - My google analytics and webstats were showing more than 20000 page loads while widgetbucks were showing only around 2000!
    3) Their CPC is too high and even they pay for International clicks. Their company is based in USA, even they get clicks from UK, Western Europe, or Australia - All the clicks will be useless for them because they can not ship the products.
    4) Imagine if they pay that much amount to only USA traffic, still it is impossible for them to pay us. They are selling the products of reputed brands, they are not earning that much margins.
    5) The most convincing reason is - They have started showing their colors. They have gradually started banning thousands of accounts for no reason! Their most common and the silliest reason is the site is not in English! I know about 20 webmasters whose site were 100% in English, I think the widgetbucks team will have to start learning English from ABC.... :)

    Still not convinced? Then be ready to be a victim of one of the largest scams online!
     
    nitmech, Nov 13, 2007 IP
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  2. kber

    kber Well-Known Member

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    #2
    We have to wait and see if they should pay or not
     
    kber, Nov 13, 2007 IP
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    Nora Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I agree.. but those weren't the first things that came to mind.
    I won't call them a scam until November, maybe they really will pay people out.
    What grabbed my attention was the lack of control (no personal information asked), I also don't see how they'll be able to stick to their 20$ for every person that joins plan - would seem to me that it will make them lose money instead of gaining. The whole thing doesn't seem right. I get the feeling that if they do pay out in December it will only be to a few people.
     
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    juniper Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Thanks for notices,
    lets start propaganda againist to Widgetbucks maybe we could save some webmasters rights.
     
    juniper, Nov 13, 2007 IP
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    navjotjsingh Peon

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    Just checked, they suddenly changed signup form to include publishers only from US and Canada. So addresses submitted by previous publishers stand invalid. They should have decided about this when they started on October 2, 2007 and not now.
     
    navjotjsingh, Nov 13, 2007 IP
  6. nitmech

    nitmech Banned

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    They have simply wasted hardwork and millions of dollars of thousands of webmasters. I know a webmaster who has runned an adword campaign to get the referrals. He spent about $2000 on advertising, now after getting 50 referrals his account was suspended for no reason!
     
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    nitmech Banned

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    The US government must check their ability to pay the webmasters. It is their duty.
     
    nitmech, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    nitmech Banned

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    All the DP members are invited to put their reviews
     
    nitmech, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    KiruSoft Peon

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    Widgetbucks sucks I used adwords to get visitors they banned me because I had invalid clicks. It's unfair and sucks.

    If you see @ http://whois.domaintools.com/widgetbucks.com

    You will see that they are hosted on a shared hosting. Most professional ads company have a lot of dedicated servers.
     
    KiruSoft, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    cybererik Peon

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    All this sounds good. I'm glad I just signed up, lol.
     
    cybererik, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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    welkin Active Member

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    Hm, I'm relatively a newbie concerning adwords usage but I've got about 200 referrals for about $60... This means that I've outperformed the mentioned webmaster more than 100 times. Strange...
     
    welkin, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    aditya_sfs Peon

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    And same with me and my friend. We both did lot of adwords advertising for referrals and got like few hundred people under us, though we are not yet banned.

    Another thing which i see is that they are banning sites related to entertainment and celebrities and the excuse they give is "pornographic content". I have a friend who was running widgetbucks for a wallpaper site which gets like 20K uniques per day. He was making around 200$ per day with widgetbucks. The thing is that, those guys didnt ban him in first go. They banned him after 20 days when he had 4000$ in account. BS :(
     
    aditya_sfs, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    aditya_sfs Peon

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    Flash ads serving thousands of websites. It would require advanced technology with many servers probably. Not sure how they are doing this :-S
     
    aditya_sfs, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    nitmech Banned

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    Yes, thanks for that. we have found the sixth real reason to believe that widgetbucks is a scam.

    They are sharing the server with 252 different sites! I can't believe this!

    BEWARE ALL WEBMASTERS

     
    nitmech, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    nitmech Banned

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    He was targeting only US, all of his referrals from USA only. I personally got 103 referrals from DP only! :)
     
    nitmech, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    nitmech Banned

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    Same story that thousands of webmasters faced. They are cheaters.
     
    nitmech, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    #17
    I'd rather wait for the desired results before commenting on this thread. However, I have also heard people getting their accounts suspended for no reason.
     
    the_shadowfax_rider, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    nitmech Banned

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    Ok, please do not forget to put your feedback after you get results.
     
    nitmech, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    danamaxim Peon

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    I'm impressed... It's not the first time when I read about Widgetbucks.... and all the time only bad things!
    It's a big dilemma right now!!!
    Thanks for informing us!
     
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    aditya_sfs Peon

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    The only way is to wait one more month. Lets see who they pay and who they don't !!!!
     
    aditya_sfs, Nov 15, 2007 IP