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Todd"toddhicks209" H.

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Todd Hicks blogs on job interview preparation, cooking and travel, respectively. http://jhacac.blogspot.com http://gfpana.blogspot.com http://httwlh.blogspot.com

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I know a lot about survey sites and other sites that pay you to run ads or do other things online. My reviews are fair and thorough.

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tennis, baseball, entertainment

122 Reviews by Todd

9/30/16
You'll waste time signing up with them to run ads as a publisher. You will fill in your email address, telephone number and upload your photo during signup process; however, it won't do you any good to get the pin in your email to complete registration because there's no where to put it once you return to their site after clicking the signup confirmation link.
9/24/16
I've had an account with them for years, thinking they had a lot of potential and hoping for them to improve but no. Although you may get plenty of clicks immediately after sharing an affiliate link, you will not get many more clicks for the same product and your chances of getting a sale are slim. Also, if you or someone else clicks your link to test it or buy an item, you won't be able to return to your original site due to continual redirecting.
9/21/16
The Key Hero forum for typists is a joke. People often spam the forum posting about non-related products and other jibberish that has nothing to do with the topic or typing. I'm tired of reporting this, only to have the moderators apparently let it go.
9/20/16
Blogger is free and reliable plus it provides many useful features you can use to make your blog great; also, you can put any code you need to put on your pages from other sites by copying and pasting it into your HTML/Javascript settings. The main drawbacks are that the site statistics aren't too accurate and you no longer have total control over your blog template.
9/14/16
I just made the tough but necessary choice to stop using them. Although they offer high accumulated earnings at a rate faster than any other ad network I've ever used, they have too many flaws to keep using them. If you let their interstitial ads run, they will often take many seconds to buffer before they begin the five-second countdown to let you return to the original site. If you set it so that they no longer run and just opt to run their pop-under ads, you will not be better off because once you click a video or link to another page on your site, those ads will produce a pop-up ad in another tab and you or your visitors will have to click that video or link again. You cannot in good conscience share your referral link or try shortening links to URLs because their links are deemed unsafe - never mind that I told them about that. No matter what they constantly say about having made their links safer, their links will not be accepted by Facebook.
9/13/16
You will waste your time signing up to take surveys with Vindale because the chances that they will ever send you a survey are slim to none.
9/10/16
Their marketing newsletters are not too good. In fact, I wasted about 15 to 20 minutes recently reading one about earning lots of money through your blog. The article did not provide examples or teach you how to do something to earn the money through each channel they discuss.
9/10/16
I previously rated them 5 stars but this service has become deplorable. Once you accumulate 500 points, you can redeem them for a $5 PayPal payment that should arrive in within a few days to a week. Alas, that's the only good thing I can say about them now. There are no longer any surveys available. Also, they're no longer crediting me for watching videos.
9/10/16
Website Magazine lets you sign up for a free online magazine that comes to your email and provides pretty good marketing tips. I just wish they sent emails a little more.
9/10/16
I had to stop using them. Although they send the payments you have earned, many of their surveys last at least 30 minutes and they got to the point where they were arbitrary about crediting you for the surveys you successfully completed. The straw that broke the camel's back was not getting the 750 points that were promised for finishing a certain survey that took about three hours total.
SnapDollars
9/10/16
Although they credit you for surveys you complete, they set 30 dollars as the threshold for payment and half of that must come from completing offers.
9/10/16
You can work on their offers and they will just sit there for years with you getting nothing out of it.
9/10/16
Although they offer as much as a buck for surveys you complete and may send you a dollar within a few days, they did not pay me for about half the surveys I actually completed when I did their surveys years ago.
9/10/16
It's hard to get them to accept your articles and even if you try to follow their guidelines and write a good article, they will stop accepting articles from you once they reject you three times for any reason.
9/9/16
Hubspot sends newsletters that teach you much about marketing and making your website better plus you can comment at the end of their articles with your URL hyperlinked within your first name, giving you exposure and more traffic.
9/1/16
Although you can consistently accrue impressions with them, their pop-under ads will pop up covering your entire website/blog when you or visitors click your site map or navigation bar, making it so that once you or visitors close out that pop-up ad, you will have to click the bar again to go to your other pages - it doesn't matter if you arrange for the ads to not produce pop layers. Also, the menus in the CPM Oz member account dashboard are usually written in tiny font, making it so that I had to squint to read my reports.
8/11/16
Every few months or more, they send me a survey packet to complete and immediately pay me five bucks for it.
8/2/16
Until about a year ago, Ad Paid used to be pretty good. Although the site owner frequently sends newsletters, it's obvious he has not done maintenance on the site after upgrading it in November. Now, new ads are rarely offered, if you click a social media button to share the site, you won't get credit for it, if you click "Forum", you will return to the home page, if you try to take a survey, you will get a message saying no surveys are available and I completed offers in November that are still pending. You will waste time by joining.
7/15/16
Pop Ads has earnings potential as a pop-under ad network and it has safe ads but I wish it was more consistent in generating impressions. That being said, it can be one of the best pop-under ad networks out there.
7/14/16
I recommend this site because it's quick and easy to view their ads and make the 25 bucks needed to cash out. The drawbacks are that it's not as great as it used to be and once you reach the 25-dollar level, you will get paid 45 days after the last day of that month.

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Todd H.'s review of AdMedia earned 3 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of Product Report Card earned 2 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of branded surveys earned 4 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of BidVertiser earned 2 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of OpinionOutpost earned 3 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of OneOpinion earned 4 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of Constant-Content earned 8 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of Vertoz earned 3 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of Spreadshirt earned 2 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of Shoutly earned a Very Helpful vote

Todd H.'s review of BidVertiser earned a Fraud Buster vote

Todd H.'s review of SendEarnings earned a Funny vote

Todd H.'s review of Amazon Mechanical Turk earned 10 Very Helpful votes

Todd H.'s review of Yeesshh earned a Very Helpful vote

Todd H.'s review of eHow earned a Very Helpful vote

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