Sunday, November 11, 2007

WidgetBucks October Earnings Now Posted

Jerry MaGuire says Publishers, bloggers and affiliates can now view their total October WidgetBucks earnings. The total figure, which includes widget PPC earnings, referral fees and the one-time $25 sign-up bonus, can be accessed within the MyBucks page on widgetbucks.com. As a reminder, the threshold for receiving payment is $50 (which includes the $25 sign-up bonus).

PayPalIncidentally, a number of publishers still need to specify their preferred payment method, found within their MySettings page. When payments are distributed in early December, one way to receive your money more quickly is to select PayPal rather than a printed/mailed check. PayPal does not charge a fee for domestic (U.S.) users with a U.S. bank account, but some charges do apply for merchant accounts and cross-border payments (click here for full list of PayPal fees, including those in Europe, Canada and other locations). Also, while we have a 45-day payment term, we plan to make best efforts to shorten this turnaround. Some of you have asked about additional methods of receiving payment -- at this time, PayPal and check are the two we are offering; however, we may consider expanding this list in the future.

The delay in posting earnings is due to the continued suspensions of accounts that fail to comply with our terms of use, for everything from click fraud to hosting ads on non-English language sites, ad-only pages, and pornographic sites. The vetting process for the click fraudsters took time (and still continues), so, thanks for your patience.

Also, early this week, two report-related features are coming to your MyWidgets page:

  • "Referral Earnings" displays a breakdown of money made from each referral credited to a publisher's account
  • "Show Deleted Widgets" lets publishers view earnings from widgets they may have deleted or that aren't currently active. Several have asked if deleting a widget removes those earnings from their account. The answer is no -- any widget you've placed on your site or blog that has earned PPC credit remains credited to your account, even if deleted.
Thanks again for your continued support of WidgetBucks.

- Dean

70 comments:

mrgeorge said...

ehi, I would like to see resuls but the "password forgotten" feature does not work, it does not send the mail

Philomena Ojikutu said...

Dean,

good works,

we are still watching and praying for the success of your team

Philomena Ojikutu said...

Lest I forget,

I am happy to be part of this modest success, both in terms of earnings and ad impressions generated.

I generate 8 times more than the average WB publisher among the 30,000+

Newsbot said...

Hello Dean, check this out - Widget Bucks running on adult websites
Regards
Amit

Ashish said...

To-WidgetBucks:

I like your widgets but your customer service is horrible. I`ve asked questions on a number of occasions and so far none of them have been answered.

Thanks.

Ankil Sanghvi said...
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Ankil Sanghvi said...

To ceo Widgetbucks team,
I had lost my account on the account of click fraud activity that you had suspected.I would like to tell the team that non of the clicks I had made personally.There might be possibility that others might be clicking my widgets violently.As for the cure of that i have decided that i will delete all the widgets from my site and keep earning through referrals.I had worked hard to promote Widgetbucks and had made 37 people part with adsense and join widgetbucks.later my account was disabled without any prior warning.In the records you might find that there were dilogues between me and widgetbucks team but none of them were related to account suspension.I have never clicked any widget by myself.I have contributed a lot in the success of widgetbucks & this is what I got in return.I have writen many letters to the customer care regarding this but non of them are replied even the week has passed so I am made to write here.I tried to call on the contact numbers mentioned in the site but of no use,as i did not get any reply.So I request dean to personally be in contact with me my wb account is ankil19@hotmail.com reinstate my account as soon as possible.I hope it is not in the policy of widetbucks to not to help anyone even if the person helps us.I think I should be given credits for the referrals I made for Widgetbucks and ya I had not committed click fraud
hoping for the best
Ankil Sanghvi

HDM said...

They said my account is under review, but no news till then. Please tell me am I going to be publisher in your system?

@}-- ruby --{@ said...

i've seen my earnings posted =D i can't wait to see it cleared on my paypal account. thanks widgetbucks!

sharing2u_com said...

I had also ~600$ on October and ~500$ for this month - November...

I have signed-up with the site, they reviewed and approved it and nothing was wrong... But today I have received an e-mail stating that my site is NON-ENGLISH so they suspended my account.

I mention that when I have signed-up there was nothing in their Terms & Policies to specificy that NON-ENGLISH sites are not allowed. They have modified and added this item one week ago I think... And I haven't received any warning or something like that.

We should do something really quick because Widgetbucks will earn very very much money from us.
Just think about this... If we let this happen anyone can start their own site and claim they are an ad agency, offer a big CPC and in the end suspend most of the accounts... What do you think about this?

JJ sam said...
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JJ sam said...

ya my acc was suspended too but i still dont know the reason ?? i haven't received any e-mail from WB

kukote said...

is it ok to blog about our October earnings with the screen shot of the My Bucks page? Well, I just want to show them that I really earned on Widgetbucks, probably triggering more referral sign-ups.

Rash said...

Great work WB and Mr.Dean!

Keep up the good work and I am really proud to be a part of WB team of publishers..and I can see my earnings in "My Bucks" page!

..Well not much but I will try harder to earn more and serve WB better..WB rocks..well Mr.Dean too!

msmp3 said...

so is anybody from Widgetbucks team going to aks to our problems...? the support team is dead too...

max said...

My blog about WidgetBucks:

www.widgetsucks.com

ryouji_shiki said...

Great! Keep up the good work!

max said...

Hey team, respond to my comment reply at

http://www.widgetsucks.com

Admin said...

tell me something please i live in europe . do you send the money in euros or $?

Teddy Hariadi said...

Hi Dean,

I'll be happy if my refferal name & his country is also shown in the report.

Great Job Dean
http://myonlinebiz1.blogspot.com

Greg said...

it would be nice to get a summary total which shows the # of impressions, clicks, etc., for all widgets being used on 1 single line instead of just seeing the total $ earned.

Admin Mikey said...

keep your 25$..
And why dont you pay for all clicks? Do you filter clicks from certian countrys ?

DJ Mocaflower said...

For me widgetbucks works well,

Thanks.

nick said...

TO,
Resp. Dean
i lost my account cuz of fraud clickers..
But this is not my fault.
Widgetbucks should give some warning for this activity so that we can increase our website security.

Hardware Details said...

http://usefultou.blogspot.com

i saw lot of dollers in my widget byt i dont see any amount in my earnings when it will post im workind hard here by posting the site in yahoo, rediff and etc. tell me deails about it.

See this said...

u will delect my advertisement automatically or we want to do that think or u will give me message for that telme i dont know im join newly. but im working hard somemany people are viewing my blog and cliking adj i think when i open my widget i saw a lot of amount on mywidget but i not see in mybucks why can u tell me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

http://usefultou.blogspot.com

plz sir tell me the details i as customer care but i dont recive any mail upto know plzzzzzzzzz. tell me.

karlt231072 said...

nice addition to the referrals section , but i noticed my referrals dropped from 31 to 23 , does this account for 8 members who i had as referrals being banned from widgetbucks

Harish said...

Wow!!
WB rocks!!

great site guys, i am loving it!

btw, i saw some posts that they were banned without warning!!

dont follow adsense's footsteps!!

;)

Shocker said...

My "Referred Account" dropped from 29 to 19 since the "Referral Earnings" statistics on the "My Widgets" page? What happened?

By the way, it would be useful to continue showing somwhere the number of reffered accounts.

tebrino said...

What happened to country list? Do you really think you can retroactively apply rules?

dbldee said...

I'm trying to get some help here
The widgets on my page are not rendering except for the title
See page here

Suggestions appreciated

rja said...

Ads suck. Widgetbucks suck twice...

Please answer emails and don't ban accounts without no reason...

karlt231072 said...

errrmmmmm , how come the country list has been changed !!!!! whats going on with you guys

Viorel said...

They are probably prepareing for a big SCAM...

THIS IS DISCRIMINATION AND IT IS ILEGAL.

You should have done that from the begining... as i wound't have lost my time with you...
And now i'll probaly loose a lot of money cause you won't pay NON-US customers... damn you...

I trusted you, promoted you... and now you fucked me...

very nice guys...

If you're going to suspend non-us customers, at least pay them the money earned...do not steal from them!

Валентин Петлов said...

Full SCAM for me... FULL !!!!!
Changing the CPR whenever you want?

"Open for people worldwide" you say ?? Huh... Worldwide my ass.. IS THE WORLD CALLED "US AND CANADA"?! DAMN YOU !!!!

The blog guy is also gone... He's not answering for few days ago..

I'm sorry... All the people - Don't trust this...
Don't be blinded from the "CPR" ....
It's nothing but scam ...
Sorry guys..

CB said...

Dear Team WidgetBucks,

I am really struggling to defend your program over at Digital Point forums. A lot of people have seen the way you have changed your TOS, without informing already registered publishers, and then used the excuse of breaking your new terms to ban some of those publishers accounts.

This is completely unacceptable.

It is also noted that, contrary to your own FAQs page, it now seems only US and Canada residents can register for the program. This also renders invalid the address information provided by all your previously registered publishers.

Again this is totally unacceptable.

I hope you remedy these problems. I have absolutely no problem with you banning people who break your rules, but those rules must be fairly and transparently applied to all.

I hope you recognise the trust a lot of honest publishers have put in you.

If you abuse that trust by God we will bring you down.

Martin said...

I joined WidgetBucks like a week ago and i never ever recieved an email from you... Could you active my account? or send my activation email to me or whatever it takes?

My email is taste-my-lips-sweety@hotmail.com

Thank you.

Harish said...

hey..where is it that only USA and Canada residents can sign up for this ??

:O:O

CrazyA said...

Ankil Sanghvi

It breaks my heart to read your story
but we all know the truth.. they wont pay a cent

Dark Lord said...

stay away with this Guys.
please read this threads before sign-up
read

read

widget Sucks....

Jehzeel Laurente said...

Hi, can I post me referral eanings on my blog? Because it's not included in the TOS.. only my own earnings should not be posted.. but referral earnings are not mentioned :)

JJ sam said...

Ads sucks widgetbucks ads sucks twice...they cheated us and got all the $$

EU said...

Do they only pay to people FROm US AND CANADA?

Team WidgetBucks said...

@philomena: thanks for the support and glad WB is working for you.

Team WidgetBucks said...

@Ashish: i'm sorry you are unhappy with the response time, we are getting back to people in the order the emails are received. with a large amount of suspensions, you can imagine that volume is significant so thanks for your patience.

Team WidgetBucks said...

@admin: payments are made in USD.

Team WidgetBucks said...

@Greg: regarding the totals within Referral Earnings, good suggestion. That request has been passed to the dev team to get implemented soon. Thanks.

Team WidgetBucks said...

@karlt: regarding the drop in referrals -- while I can't discuss your account specifics here, one can assume that drop is as a result of referred accounts being suspended.

Team WidgetBucks said...

@harish: our account review team has very carefully gone through the accounts and those that clearly violate our terms of service have been suspended without warning. this is something that we have been clear about in earlier posts regarding suspensions. For example, does a blog that shows graphic car crashes images need a warning? or pornography? or a site that has 300 clicks and 20 impressions? hopefully this helps explain a bit about the type of egregious accounts we are suspending.

Harish Kumar said...

WTF MAN




TELL ME IF NON- USA/CANADA RESIDENTS CAN APPLY???

Harish Kumar said...

i wanna know if i can get my money i earned through WB... :(
i am in India!


do reply guys!

i have selected paypal... :((

Widgetpaybacktime said...

GIVE US A STRAIGHT ANSWER Mr.widget

DO U PAY NON-US/CANADA MEMBERS OR NOT ?

WE EARN IT AND U SIMPLY BAN WITHOUT WARNING OR REASON ..AND TAKE ALL THE $$

tebrino said...

Dear Dean,

Could you please inform us what will happen to honest non-US/Canadian publishers who played by the rules?

Since you tricked us to join your program, least you can do is pay us our approved payments.

Thanks,
Ilir

JJ sam said...

yesterday u'll make a rule and tommo u'll edit a rule and modify it...now we get banned for tresspassing ur so called rules.

WT* r u talking abt ?..do u pay Non-us/canada members or not ?

Technology of The Day said...

what happened to the country list
i found that my country now is USA so it's not
is this aproblem or will be your policy to accept only US And Canada Users
so what about the Publisher already join the program with another country like me
did you will pay or what?
is this a new change for Term Like Non-English Sites

Moeny dude said...

How do you pay us people from europe or africa or whatever if you only have US and CAnada option, do you pay by paypal ate least?

kc said...

is widgetbucks available for international users? what kind of tax identification they need to provide if it is?

Daniel Larsson said...

$1.000 first month, think I'm one of the larger publishers :-)

Daniel Larsson said...

I think its amazing that so many people are upset!

If you have a Nigerian site showing decapitations and porn DO YOU REALLY EXPECT MONEY?

Some people really just need to get a life!

Garcya said...

Don't bother! don't waste your time, can't you see they are answering only "account related problems" just read the last posts from Dean. He answered all the "problems" that he could handle, the REAL problems will never be answered.
Delete your widgets, and start promoting with posts and news that WB is a scam, so that new people won't register anymore. Anyway registrations "are opened" for nothing, coz you'll never get your confirmation email anymore :)
Great blog that tell the truth about WB is http://www.widgetsucks.com/

Harish Kumar said...

why dint u tell in the beggining itself that u're site can afford to pay only USA/CANADA members?
i had enough of widget bucks..i pull off from the stupid SCAM site...
i am sure, they wont pay to the US members also...never mind

Team WidgetBucks said...

@harish: yes, WidgetBucks is open to those outside U.S. and Canada (but please see our most recent news about international traffic on our blog). And yes, we pay outside the U.S. and Canada as well.

Team WidgetBucks said...

A number of you have asked about payments outside of Canada and U.S. - yes, we make those. For a time yesterday only US and Canada were appearing in MySettings. That was an error on our part but has now been corrected.

Mike said...

This i guess is a official blog of a giant "widgetbucks"
and the blog is full of ads nd referral links
this is throughly unprofessional.
THROUGH THIS BLOG WIDGETBUCKS IS MAKING MONEY OR A GUY CALLED MIKE IS MAKING MONEY FOR TELLING PPL THEIR PROGRAM UPDATES ?
I GUESS THE WIDGETBUCKS MUST REMOVE THIS BLOG AND INTRODUCE A BLOG WHICH IS AD FREE AND LINKS FREE ?
CHECK OUT ADSENSE BLOG AND THEN SET THE STANDARDS.

Shocker said...

Now I'm a 100% sure that WidgetBucks IS A SCAM. They've suspended my account [got 50$+ so they should have payed me in December] saying that my site is Non-English, but those idiots don't even know that my site is 100% English, not a single foreign word. They are definetly banning all/allmost all accounts. So yea.. this IS A COMPLETE SCAM :)

normalman said...

I am Thai people. I understand WidgetBucks about you marketing target is in US and Canada.However, I think you could understand member in other country too. I offer you will pay click from non US/Canada in lower price more US/Canada click.It fair for all member.

Admin said...

widgetbucks is scam!!! look at pic. 586 impressions and no any signal click. its horrible.
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee222/diljani/widgetbucks.jpg

Garcya said...

To "admin"
Well widgetbucks is a scam, yes, but your pic doesn't prove that.
It only shows that you have a low CTR (click through rate).
I had with them over 2 k impression and no clicks, but in the end of the day I got between 5-10 clicks...
Anyway if you have high impression and you get no clicks doesn't mean that they are a scam :)
But they really are :D

technologies said...

To "admin"
It only shows that you have a low CTR (click through rate).
I had with them over 1420 impression this week but no clicks, in the end of the day I got between 20-30 clicks...
Anyway if you have high impression and you get no clicks doesn't mean

Garcya said...

Did you had to re-write what I've already did ?