Saturday, November 10, 2007

Suspended WidgetBucks Account - Click Fraud

Today I got this email from Widgetbucks. I was never involved in any click frauds, but I think the real reason why they suspended my account and many other accounts it seems, is because of the conversion. They were paying good, an average of 30 cents for a click. But how many of those clicks actually convert? I guess they had to pay the advertisers much much more than the money they earned from amazon and their other sponsors, so they decided to start suspending accounts.

I knew from the start they will be in trouble because Widgetbucks' fancy ads attract clicks but not conversions.

Another clue for their inevitable failure is their motto "Ads suck. Ours don't." Come on!! A serious company would not use this.

And one more, their official blog in on Who is so dumb to host their site in the servers of competitors? Because when you want to sell ads like they do, google becomes your competitor.

And more: At some point they sent some email claiming that they have a new ad code which is much faster. Bull $#!+ !!! The reason for the new code was a hidden link which they were spreading, and this made their site and maybe some sites of the honest publishers to get penalized by Google.

There is only one conclusion in this story, STAY AWAY FROM WIDGETBUCKS!


Sapnai said...

today I was banned too. For Ads-Only pages :/ but I dont have any pages with ads only :/

Ján Horečný said...

we have had same problems, today they banned us also, for "adult content on websites", which is not true! I bet they have problems with money etc..

Anonymous said...

I think they are scammers :(

Anonymous said...


For past 2 months,I havent even login to my widgetbucks account.I havent clicked my ads..At the same time for past 2 months I have got only 40 clicks ..

Today I got a Email ,I was banned..What they are doing ?
They told that we are fraud,but the truth is they are fraud.