Thursday, 26 May 2011

A Public Service Announcement: adF.ly

Another off-topic post. How about I don't make promises to have parts of a series in day-to-day order and you don't lynch me. I agree and I assume you do, too.

So, what I want to warn you about is adF.ly. It is an URL shortener that gives you money for each click. How awesome! one would think, but not so fast. It actually pays very little per click and all it does is annoy the person clicking it. I gave it a go in my first post, but now I realize that it's actually a waste of time for everybody. After 18 clicks I made a cent. Everything below that was fractions of a cent, as in 1/10ths of a cent. I changed all the links to normal and will let my adF.ly account expire.

What I want to say is: don't use adF.ly! You won't make any money and it will annoy people clicking on links.

You're welcome, readership,
D-503

50 comments:

  1. Oh wow sounds very annoying thanks for the warning! Going to follow.

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  2. Never heard of it, thanks though.

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  3. sounds like a nice service but I think it's very hard to get what they actually ask...

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  4. Well, it just goes to show that when something sounds too good to be true, it is. Not to mention pissing off your followers is a bad idea.

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  5. I haven't heard of this. Sounds like a good concept but what a waste of time with such a low payout.

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  6. Great advice, I'll be sure to look out for this in the future.

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  7. Good heads up D-503 ... thanks!

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  8. Thanks for the warning! Following

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  9. don't think that i would go for that.. but thanks for the headsup

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  10. Thanks for the blog love! It always makes my day to discover new readers and their blogs. ...I appreciate the tip on the ad service. ...Blogger seems to be all wonky today. Your follower box is missing right now so I'll have to stop back by to follow you.

    The Ranter’s Box

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  11. Cheers for the headsup. I'm not gonna bother with it.
    Followed.

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  12. i don't usually use these kind of things, but even tho u can make money (very little) still not going to do it..:D

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  13. I think those guys from this short cutter have to remake it to something like google or bit.ly

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  14. Sounds time consuming and awful... Good stuff!

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  15. i made half a dollar of it. lol

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  16. nice to hear a honest review at something like that :)

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  17. Yeah, half a dollar isn't worth the effort or the annoyance. :P

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  18. Never heard of this URL shortener because I've only used bit.ly - its very simple and fast

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  19. Thanks for the heads up man.

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  20. I know a few sites that use Adf.ly and yes it is very annoying.

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  21. Good to know, I wasn't planning on trying it anyways. I just use the Google shortener, goo.gl

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  22. thats good to know! Ill stick to adsense!

    following and supporting!

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  23. Thank you. I've never heard of this, but there was another one. Link Bucks I think. 1000 clicks = 1 dollar. Why?

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  24. I used Clicksor for a while on my website. All it did was make me about a dollar per 20k visitors or so and alot of my readers left.

    This is just one of those low paying traffic sites, good youre giving the heads up.

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  25. adf.ly just want to get your money dude.
    I don't like them.

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  26. yeah sounds like a waste of time. thnx for heads up

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  27. What a stupid site. Someone trying to make a lot of money.
    (Also, please turn off captcha. Turn on comment moderation if you want)

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  28. I don't enable captcha. Google blogs does that after a user has made too many comments, I think, to make sure you're not a bot.

    I don't think I have any hindrances to commenting on this blog. :P

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  29. I was wrong. I can disable captcha. I disabled it. :)

    Have at it! :P

    But if I see a lot of spam I'll turn it back on...

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  30. it's a such a hassle for the user and doesn't bring that much money in comparison. def not worth it

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  31. 0.01$ per 18 clicks? Yeah, not very good :P

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  32. doesn't sound that good to me. but you have some great information

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  33. hahaha a cent, since for information and not waste time!

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  34. lol yep thats me and if u get bored enough to check out previous post thers a pic of me and zach side by side pretty much. uncanny resemblance.

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  35. They want you to work really hard.

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  36. Wow that's not worth it at all, 18 clicks for a penny? That's awful, and a waste of time, thanks for the warning.

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  37. thanks. i'll keep this in mind

    following

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  38. Thanks for the heads up man ;D

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  39. I planned on using it, I knew the payout was little and such, takes about 1000 clicks to get anywhere. But I figured to use it only on links that verify my research and things, not on important clicks. That way the curious people can wait 5 seconds and the "normal" people get what they want instantly.

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  40. Ya same here Adf.ly pays very less..
    Only google adsence is best.

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