Did you know: Casino Rewards Advertising

lockinlove

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Hey all.

I thought some of you might find this interesting.

I do a little work on the side for a little extra money on GPT websites through a company called crowdflower.

Casino Rewards pays crowdflower for advertising.

Crowdflower are tasks that are provided to the public to do for pay.

Basically they provide about 1500 tasks every single night. And they pay 15 cents per task and you can usually do about 15-25 a day.

So what you do is go on the site, and the task will appear. For example called "click here and answer the questions and get paid". So you click on the link, go to golden tiger casino, go back to the task and submit it. Each task pays 7 cents.

The site that delivers them gets 3 cents ( a middle man ) and then crowdflower also takes a cut about 5 cents per task.

So casino rewards pays the public to get hits on their site, search them in google (which I imagine keeps them atop the search list for certain terms)

so about 15 cents x 1500 every single day. For years.

Thats like $6000-$8000 a month in advertising just in that sense.

The money flow must be real good over at CR to pay that.
 

vinylweatherman

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Hey all.

I thought some of you might find this interesting.

I do a little work on the side for a little extra money on GPT websites through a company called crowdflower.

Casino Rewards pays crowdflower for advertising.

Crowdflower are tasks that are provided to the public to do for pay.

Basically they provide about 1500 tasks every single night. And they pay 15 cents per task and you can usually do about 15-25 a day.

So what you do is go on the site, and the task will appear. For example called "click here and answer the questions and get paid". So you click on the link, go to golden tiger casino, go back to the task and submit it. Each task pays 7 cents.

The site that delivers them gets 3 cents ( a middle man ) and then crowdflower also takes a cut about 5 cents per task.

So casino rewards pays the public to get hits on their site, search them in google (which I imagine keeps them atop the search list for certain terms)

so about 15 cents x 1500 every single day. For years.

Thats like $6000-$8000 a month in advertising just in that sense.

The money flow must be real good over at CR to pay that.

I have made a small amount of money on a similar site here in the UK, MutualPoints. They send advertising that awards 5 points for clicking through to the sponsor website. 3000 points are worth £20. They also run surveys that are worth 50 points. There are many sites that pay small amounts for completing surveys, it's market research that in aggregate is valuable to companies. At least they pay for the time taken, unlike those pesky cold callers that ask "can you spare a couple of minutes". I always tell these callers that I do online surveys and get paid, and that it would affect the scientific validity of their results were I to take the same survey through them as well as the paid for site:D

For those with a bit of spare time, but little spare money, it's a useful means of earning a little extra I don't do it for the money, I tried it out as a bit of research into just how much can be earned if you really put the effort in. It's not much, and some sites are terrible in that you have to spend 5 minutes doing part of the survey only to get booted out as "ineligible to take part" and thus get nothing at all for that task. One site booted me from 99 of 100 tasks this way, yet I had filled in a profile so that they could target the surveys properly. I gave this site the boot. I tried another, but they pay something for trying, even if you get booted as ineligible. They also pay more for fully completed surveys.

I suspect CR are hoping that these "tasks" of clicking through to earn 5 cents will lead to a few people actually signing up. As long as enough do, they will feel it worth the money to pay those who do the tasks to earn a little money, but with no intention of signing up with any of the sponsors.

Oddly enough, a few of the MutualPoints 5 point tasks are clicking through to various CR casinos, so Crowdflower isn't the only agency they use for this.
 

Jasminebed

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Actually sounds pretty cheap to me for advertising. A single page inset in free shopper's paper would cost you at least 6 cents, and you are reaching a lot of people not online.

Our local paid paper is almost $300 for an advert in the "marketplace" section for a month. And it was over $300 for a one time classified in a major Canadian newpaper with paid distribution just a couple of years ago.
 

lockinlove

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I would say its cheap in that sense too (I mean 100k a year is a healthy chunk of money but they are obviously getting a suitable return on that)

Its not like they are paying the 100k a year just to reach the same 1500 people a day. It also keeps them on top of Google. Because when the task is being done, one of the tasks is to click on a link that takes you to google and search their terms. I know they also do this for Europe as a few of my friends from my task site are from the UK. So they are getting a good portion of North America to search them in google and certain parts of Europe.

If you go to google.ca and type in online casino. The first return is golden tiger casino. The eighth is luxury casino

If you type in online slots, the 5th return is golden tiger casino.

If you search online blackjack, blackjack ballroom is on the first page of google.


When new gamblers are googling for a casino, it will obviously benefit casino rewards being on the first page like that.

its not much profit for me. If I decide to do it, its about $11 a week. Better than nothing though...I guess :p
 

vinylweatherman

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I would say its cheap in that sense too (I mean 100k a year is a healthy chunk of money but they are obviously getting a suitable return on that)

Its not like they are paying the 100k a year just to reach the same 1500 people a day. It also keeps them on top of Google. Because when the task is being done, one of the tasks is to click on a link that takes you to google and search their terms. I know they also do this for Europe as a few of my friends from my task site are from the UK. So they are getting a good portion of North America to search them in google and certain parts of Europe.

If you go to google.ca and type in online casino. The first return is golden tiger casino. The eighth is luxury casino

If you type in online slots, the 5th return is golden tiger casino.

If you search online blackjack, blackjack ballroom is on the first page of google.


When new gamblers are googling for a casino, it will obviously benefit casino rewards being on the first page like that.

its not much profit for me. If I decide to do it, its about $11 a week. Better than nothing though...I guess :p

Google knows this goes on in various forms, and they keep tuning their systems to filter out this kind of traffic. In turn, the advertisers look for new ways around the system.

They may well be reaching the same subsection of people repeatedly, those who do the tasks to earn as much money as possible.

It's working for then now in terms of Google rankings, but this could change at any time when Google updates it's systems.
 

spintee

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When is the rewards program not advertising lol, They would send a few million promos to all the planets in the sky if they could hoping that somebody out there will find them,
 

sparkz

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This is known as "paid to read".

Been around for many, many years. I remember easily 16 years ago I joined loads, Cashread, allyousubmitters, dolphinptr, amity-cash, gpt plus countless others and I was clicking daily. Advertisers buy credits, send their links. Depending on how many credits they have bought, x amount of members are given the links which the click, see the page and a timer (usually 30 seconds) counts down and when it hit's 0, the incentive is credited. Over 5 years of doing it back then, I must of been paid around $600 in 5 years.

Back then websites paid 2-3c per link clicked. However a lot of the advertisers were small company's who were hoping for product sales. As it happens though, most people were clicking the link, minimising the window until the timer had counter down and then closing the window without viewing the actual advert.

Advertisers became less and less due to this and due to some other factors (like clickfraud), the market crashed. From then on links were very low value, I saw some paying as little as 1/50th of cent. Too many sites closed and that scene was dead.

I guess now some paid to read websites have come back however these rely on more physical actions, rather than a standard click such as signing up somewhere, taking a free trial and so on.

No doubt CR is doing that either to intentionally boost the google rankings or it's an affil hoping that someone will sign up and maybe even deposit via their links
 

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