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Widgetbucks Scam - Post your rants on this blog

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by alex_d1, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. #1
    I am just as p*ssed off as many others in here regarding Widgetsucks who seem to be taking us all for a ride - banning accounts and retaining the earnings.

    I just set up a blog here where you can post your rants and share your experiences with them.
    SEMrush
    Alex
     
    alex_d1, Nov 10, 2007 IP
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    newtienkhom Peon

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    Yes. I lost around 2000$ today cause they suspend my account. I start to use them from oct-10 , so it for 1 month. They just ban my account !
    If I know they are scammer before I will replace my ads place to other ads network and get atleast 1000$.
     
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    karan265 Active Member

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    WallaceYeung Notable Member

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    yeah, it is interesting that why you still promote the suck program...
     
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    you all really thought they were going to pay that much????

    Really???!!!

    You REALLY thought that they weren't a scam???

    Really????!!!

    Then you must be very stupid. All of you i think that knew deep inside that they were a scam.
     
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    kewlchat Well-Known Member

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    i tried it for awhile and i should have known better but just took me 4 days to figure it out..
    But like they always say If its to good to be true it probally is..:(
     
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    Panjabi Peon

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    Deffinitely SUCKS!
     
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    spaggiari Banned

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    I am not banned yet but i have a feeling that they will never pay us :s
     
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    ichigo Well-Known Member

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    Ive removed widgetbucks on my shopping blog as soon as Ive heard about the hidden text links.
     
    ichigo, Nov 10, 2007 IP
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    That's bad from a advertiser who was expected to give some tough competition to Google's Adsense
     
    Freewebspace, Nov 10, 2007 IP
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    I tried them on just one page of my website. I don't get any traffic anyway...so it doesn't really matter for me. I am sorry for those of you who really racked up some earnings from them.

    Before I heard all of this though...I was thinking...Widgetbucks widgets are shopping widgets only. Visitors to your websites are only going to click on WB ads if they are in the market to purchase something whereas Google ads are mixed and matched with sites containing information. So not only can visitors shop if they feel like it, but they can also get referrals to informative websites too.

    The other thing with WB is that their content ads suck. The name of my site is WeblogBlender. It's a site about blogging....WB ads were displaying blenders. Yeah. They suck, there are waaaaaaaay better ad networks out there. We don't need WB.
     
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    Check out my sig now. ;)
     
    karan265, Nov 10, 2007 IP
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    runway Peon

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    Watch out! You will never see any earnings, they will close your account before you earn anything. If you had any business with them, you should check who's using your SSN right now. Maybe some Mexican guy who went in the states yesterday ? 100% scam - don't even try, I have all evidence for the court.

    Also don't forget to report them on ripoffreport
     
    runway, Nov 13, 2007 IP
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    anyone still useing widget bucks?
     
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    Thats strange? we never had problems with them.. we earn xxxx$ monthly and just the normal 2 or 3 days delays and thats it.. its really good program.
     
    surfville, May 10, 2008 IP
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    Nope, not me.
     
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    WidgetBucks now uses there own CPM ads which you do not get any income from.
     
    Num Lock, May 11, 2008 IP
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    Hmm - doesn't sound good. And I'd been led to believe they were a pretty honorable, respected company. Shows that it's worth keeping an eye on developments - I NEED to with my site! So thanks for the info guys.

    But - weren't widgetbucks OK at first???
     
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    ЄxDeus™ Well-Known Member

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    i stopped with them ages ago the ads use to pay well now they just suck~
     
    ЄxDeus™, May 11, 2008 IP