Is PayPerPost Geo Segmentation working in PPP’s favour?

Recently, PayPerPost provides their advertisers the choice to pick bloggers according to the continent, country and even the states where the bloggers or posties live. Before this was implemented, the advertisers already requested for USA (or USA & Canada) bloggers only because some of these involve mailing product samples or TV series, concerts and movies happening in those two countries.

I was one of the postie who asked if PPP can filter out these opps so that those of us living outside of the USA do not have to sieve through them. However, PPP went one step ahead and give the choices to the advertisers to select and directly, filtered out a big majority of posties.

Is this move working in PPP’s favour? I don’t think so. Why? Because if I am a postie in the USA, I will not write for five bucks. Over here, five bucks is equivalent to 18 bucks in my money. Over here, I cannot even get a Happy Meal from McD for my kid with five bucks. I am using the reference ‘bucks’ instead of USD and Ringgit Malaysia so that I can make a better comparison.

Therefore, those opps paying five bucks have been left in the cold.


At the time of writing this, there are 78 opps in the pool. Many of them have been left there for weeks because no one has PR6/10 and Alexa score of 9,999 that can take opps related to beds, for e.g. Out of these 78 opps, 23 of them are paying USD5 per opp.

If I am an advertiser (which I am), I will want to see my opportunities taken up immediately as I had paid for it. I also want to see that the links I am paying for are live on the world wide web so that those paid links can make a dash to be ahead of the search results.

The ongoing debate was posties living outside of USA have baddddddd Ingrish. This is the general sentiment shared by the posties from USA. However, PayPerPost as the company, should not take this as the reason to filter the opps because :

1) PayPerPost have human reviewers who vetted through all the posts;
2) PayPerPost advertisers have the joy of smacking posties who produced a badly done post by giving bans and benches;
3) PayPerPost should realize that for five bucks, they cannot expect perfect English.

My point is – PayPerPost had already set down many things to ensure quality posts and they should check why these aren’t working.

I have tried to avoid talking about this issue because I am one of the top earners on PPP and have earned USD11.5K since October 2006. I love PPP, without doubt. But this post by Ted Murphy just sealed the idea that USA bloggers are good, others are bad.

This is open to all bloggers in all countries. For those of you outside of the US who have been jumping up and down saying your quality matches those of American bloggers here is your chance to prove it. Step into the steel cage and throw down.

Well, with all due respect to PPP and to you Ted, I am not interested to enter into any contest to prove my mettle. One postie does not make a whole nation. What more a whole continent. And I don’t need a vacuum cleaner because where I come from, I have housekeepers.

Offended with my thoughts and opinions? Too bad, I am vying for more votes for The Most Obnoxious Blogger. Go vote if what I said pissed you off. And I don’t give a rat ass if your Ingrish is bester than mind. Bwahahaha, me love I!

Post Author: lilian

17 thoughts on “Is PayPerPost Geo Segmentation working in PPP’s favour?


    (August 13, 2007 - 3:51 pm)

    Vacuum cleaner? I think I have a few in one of my 4 store rooms. :P


    (August 13, 2007 - 3:56 pm)

    What an awesome post – I’m going to link it to my personal blog – $5 for a high PR can be an insult to bloggers yet despo ones will make advertisers think it’s a fair price… it’s time to make a stand. I suppose if PPP thinks that Asian bloggers need to ‘prove themselves’, then it will be their own loss and their advertisers. At SR and RM, we are not segmented becos we live outside the US , isn’t it? Why aren’t someone who this entrepreneur spirit thinking hard? I love PPP too but it’s time to speak out.


    (August 13, 2007 - 3:57 pm)

    Oops… it should read “Why aren’t someone WITH this entrepreneur spirit thinking hard? I love PPP too but it’s time to speak out.” – sorry.

    Ah Pek

    (August 13, 2007 - 4:44 pm)

    You are my latest IDOL!! I lafu you!!!


    (August 13, 2007 - 5:20 pm)

    Vacuum cleaner, champions’ title, badge and bragging rights? Which top earners don’t already have these??? LOL…Sorry I just find the “Battle” so amusing that i just had to comment.

    Yee Piao

    (August 13, 2007 - 6:25 pm)

    Is it possible that we change our location to US? Then, we’ll be able to type those ads.


    (August 13, 2007 - 6:57 pm)

    *Clap Clap Clap* , I like what you have written here. Salute to you!!

    Teh Theng Heng

    (August 13, 2007 - 7:58 pm)

    I am one of those posties with Google PageRank 3, and I tell you the opportunities are dead low, 13 – 14.

    Writing a FREE post trying to approve that I can write quality stuff ? Bleak..I would rather spend my time improving on my blogs.

    A vacuum cleaner n a T-shirt…ya, we have maids here doing housework for us lah.. and T-shirts, tons and tons of Made in China Nike,Giordana,John Master,Reebok clothes.

    Hi, ya..spelling mistake. It should be…” trying to prove..”


    (August 13, 2007 - 10:17 pm)

    well, those “segment advertiser” are looking for “sales” and the “USD5 dollar advertiser” are looking for “seo”. that what’s they want to say.

    it’s sound too bad for me, but do they think asean people can’t afford to buy their products?

    shame on them!


    (August 14, 2007 - 9:50 am)

    Some of our posts comes up tops (on page 1 or 2) of the search engine the very next day after we’ve written them IRRESPECTIVE of where we reside. If advertisers don’t want that or don’t realise that, its really too bad for them because thats what blog advertising is all about getting way up there for search engine results so that customers can find you and benefiting from highly ranked page links (which they have a choice to pick from even before the segmentation).

    All this segmentation is just pure bullshit. Like you say, whats the reviewers, bans and benches, tack ratings and all the alexa, technorati, google rankings there for?

    PPP has grown too big in terms of bloggers with 40000 bloggers and not enough advertisers to match those. There is a mismatch now so what do they do? They go for blogger discrimination. They have forgotten their earlier bloggers “seperti kacang lupakan kulit” as we say here.

    A big thumbs down for PPP. Its time to look elsewhere.

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    (August 15, 2007 - 7:43 am)

    Hello there, based on your site I just signed up for Pay Per Post. I apparently have three tacks and no Google ranking and no Alexa ranking. Just wondering how you get those rankings, because no opportunities are available to me.

    However, there are opportunities out there that require NO tacks, NO Google rank and NO Alexa rank, and yet I cannot access those, either.

    It does not make sense to me. Can you explain any further?


    (August 15, 2007 - 12:26 pm)

    cardiogirl – Did you insert the code at your blog template? You can get it under My Blog on the dashboard. After you have done that, you will see a green thumbs up with your PR and Alexa rankings. I have a category call PayPerPost on the sidebar. Do check them out cos I had posted on the step-by-step methods. Good luck earning money. Do hurry up because it is 1K Tuesday, i.e. a $500 up for grabs with 10 $50.

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    (August 22, 2007 - 10:32 am)

    What an eye opener! Your thoughts should be heard and spread to all bloggers out there! We should launch a campaign and deal with this virtually! Go Asians, you are way better than you know! *_*

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