This article explains how our new ad surfing system works. It’s a quick read, please do not skip it if you want to get the most out of the system.
Conventional ad viewing system rewards members X amount of credits for Y amount of time. There are several limitations:
1) Once members are credited, they will feel an urge to move on to the next ad to earn more credits. That discourages members from checking the ad further.
2) If members continue to stay on an ad because it is interesting, they are not compensated for their time. That is kind of unfair.
3) Some systems use a timer to tell the visitor whether the minimum viewing time has reached. That is a bad idea because visitors are more likely to keep checking the timer rather than reading the ad.
There must be a better way to do it…
I want to create a system where members are motivated to really check out an ad, click around to explore more, opt in if they like, and earn credits while doing all that.
I don’t want members to be a clock watcher. They should surf freely and have confidence that they are earning credits while they surf.
It took me months to think and test. Finally, I believe I’ve got it!
Introducing the ‘truly’ Earn-As-You-Surf system…
In this new system, which will be an important highlight in the new LeadsLeap 2.0, you will earn credits every 5 seconds for up to 3 minutes per ad.
The first 5 seconds will earn you 0.2 credit. Thereafter you will earn 0.1 credit every 5 seconds for up to 3 minutes.
If you find an ad interesting, just continue to read and click around. Go to the FAQ page or the About Us page if you want. As long as you stay in our proprietary ad viewer (you will know when you are), you will be credited continuously.
Clicker vs surfer, who earn more?
As explained, you earn 0.2 credit for the first 5 seconds and 0.1 credit every 5 seconds thereafter.
Anyone who knows maths can tell that you will earn more by clicking more ads rather than surfing the same ad, right?
There is a reason why we give 0.2 credit for the first 5 seconds. We want to be fair to you.
Whenever you click a new ad, there will be time lost in clicking and loading. The total time lost can be as much as 5 seconds. Hence the initial 0.2 credit is to compensate you for that.
Don’t believe? Just do a simple test and see how many ads you can click and be credited in 1 minute. Your result should be about 4 to 6 ads. Say we take the maximum 6 ads, dividing 1 minute by 6 ads, we get 10 seconds per ad. That’s how we arrive at 0.2 credit for the first 5 seconds.
Since you are going to spend the same amount of time to earn credits, instead of clicking ads blindly, you are better off surfing the same ads, find out how they work, their sales funnel, what is the selling point and the marketing strategies used in the ad.
It is good if you find the offer interesting and take it up. If not, you are not really wasting your time. By studying the ad in detail, you are sharpening your mind and training yourself to be a better marketer. I can guarantee you on that! It will also give you ideas for your own product and business.
How to know if you are credited?
When you click a link, the link will open in our special ad viewer.
At the top left corner, you will see a small title bar that says “You’re viewing: …”.
When that bar closes in a couple of seconds (5 seconds to be exact), you know you have been credited for the initial 5 seconds of visit.
If the ad is interesting, continue to explore it further. You will continue to earn credits every 5 seconds.
Please note that you must be really viewing the ad to be credited. If you go to another browser tab or multitask on your computer, you will not be credited.
If the ad is boring, just close it or visit another ad. You shouldn’t waste time on boring ads, unlike other programs that force you to stay on an ad for 10 or 20 seconds.
What should you take note as an advertiser?
Let’s now look at how the new system works from an advertiser’s point of view.
When someone surfs your Free Ad, 0.4 credits will be deducted from your credits every 5 seconds, up to 3 minutes. (If the visitor do other things on the computer, that time will not be counted. Only true visits will consume your credit.)
Under the new system, it is possible that you run into negative credits. This is because a visitor can be credited for up to 3 minutes. Hence if you only have 1 credit, you can run into negative credits. So don’t be surprise if you see negative credit one day.
Ad reporting feature
The new ad viewer also has a reporting feature. To report an ad, just click the small tab at the bottom right corner (you will see it once the title bar closes).
When you click on the tab, you will see a widget like the one below.
To report the ad, click “Report” (arrow 1).
From the same widget, you can also
- go direct to the original ad, instead of viewing via our ad viewer (arrow 2).
- visit other ads (arrow 3).
The “Advertise here free” (arrow 4) link in the widget is hidden with your referral link. If anyone signs up LeadsLeap through that link, that person will be in your team.
Earn credits rating the ads
Another feature is ad rating (see arrow 5 in the image above).
It has always been my objective to help members to differentiate good ads from the rest. I have been doing that by adding features like offer icons (to differentiate free gift and content based ads from other ads) and showing total and weekly hits (so you know how popular and experienced the advertiser is). But still, I feel that they are not enough.
Hence we added the ad rating system.
I understand that it is hard to determine if an offer is good or bad in just a few seconds of visit. But you can easily rank the ad based on how interesting the ad is.
If an ad is very interesting, rate it 5 stars. If it is a junk ad, give it 1 star. 1 star is not a compliment. It is actually a down vote. The 3-month average rating will be shown together with the ad. We show the 3-month average to make sure that the ratings are current.
To encourage members to vote, members will earn 0.1 credit for rating an ad.
I believe this new system is the way to go as it encourages members to explore an ad in detail, rather than chases them away for the next ad. It also leverages on the social effort to help keep up the ad standard in the network.
I really like the new system. I hope you will like it too. Give it a try and let me know what you think.