PayPerPost TOS on interim posts and Best Practices

To those of you who may have missed PayPerPost’s Terms of Service:

5.5 POSTING REGULATIONS.

If you have a Blog accepted into the Marketplace, you must comply with the following Posting Requirements:

1. Frequency of Posts. You may post a maximum of two (2) PayPerPost Marketplace Opportunity-related posts per blog in any given day. PayPerPost posts may not appear consecutively on your Blog. Each [tag]PayPerPost[/tag] post must be immediately preceded and immediately followed by at least one non-sponsored, original content post. ‘Sponsored’ posts apply to both PayPerPost Direct and Marketplace Opportunities, as well as other sponsored posts from competitive services.

2. Interim Posts. Your last non Opportunity-related post must have been within the 7 days immediately preceding your Opportunity-related post. After any break in blog activity of 7+ days, interim posts, that is, posts between Opportunity-related posts, submitted on the same day as your paid Opportunity-related posts will not count towards this requirement.

And no time shifting or you are out :

(G) Time Shifting. A submitted Opportunity-related post’s date of submission to PayPerPost must match the date of creation as reflected in your Blog time stamp, date line or archives. A submitted post’s date must also be relative to the timeframe of an Opportunity’s life span.

This takes effect from September 12, 2007 and applies to posts submitted on this date.

PPP also implemented the Best Practices. It is a long one, so go read (and don’t bitch)

I have no problem with all the above PROVIDED [tag]PPP[/tag] can maintain the standard and keep lousy posties out of their system. My principle is never set too many rules if you cannot make sure people stick to them.

Post Author: lilian

12 thoughts on “PayPerPost TOS on interim posts and Best Practices

    Wuching

    (September 12, 2007 - 12:39 pm)

    lucky for me it applies for posts submitted on the 12th coz i still have old posts not approved yet but have other paid posts in front of them! :-P

    weirdoux

    (September 12, 2007 - 1:42 pm)

    macam-macam lah Payperpost ni..!

    weirdoux

    (September 12, 2007 - 1:49 pm)

    oppsss…. the “Pinking” is on the PPP “Blog Of The Day”… phewwiiiit!

    lilian

    (September 12, 2007 - 2:12 pm)

    weirdoux – Lucky that’s my ‘good & clean’ blog and not the one that I just stuffed 12 paid posts back to back . Otherwise, everyone is going to report me.

    wuching – Yeah, starts today. Sienz.

    pablopabla

    (September 12, 2007 - 3:50 pm)

    Che Cheh! What interpretation you need? Basically, no sponsored posts of any kind (doesn’t matter which company) immediately before and after a PPP opp.

    But of course, you can always argue that the word “competitive services” is so blardy vague, it is unenforceable against you. Contra proferentum rule applies.

    Contra what you say? Well, if the maker of a document draws out a vague document, the document will be read to the benefit of the other party rather than the maker ;)

    anthraxxxx

    (September 12, 2007 - 3:59 pm)

    PPP tukar TOS macam tukar underwear.

    lilian

    (September 12, 2007 - 4:06 pm)

    anthraxxxx – yalor, hari hari tukar

    pablo – Ok, that part I understand. But what about this:

    normal post
    PPP
    normal
    snorty
    snorty
    snorty X 999
    snorty
    normal
    PPP
    normal

    I am now confused. My understanding is we must insert interims in between all the snortys because PPP said so.

    Eh, if I kena ban, I hire you hor? LOL

    I asked in the forum and now I am confused again.

    mumsgather

    (September 12, 2007 - 4:12 pm)

    Yes, I’m also confused now. Perhaps what was said in the forums earlier no longer apply now since they can’t dictate other cos tos. Thats why its now in the Best Practises instead of in the TOS.

    weirdoux

    (September 12, 2007 - 4:27 pm)

    SHIT!
    it’s getting complicated now!
    tension…tension…. apalah PPP nie, we’ve got many things to do, asyik nak layan dia punya needs jer….

    Vedis@$60,000-Credit-Card-Debt Language Tutor

    (September 12, 2007 - 8:04 pm)

    Hi,

    If the opps are those of $15,$20,$30 ++, I believe most of us don’t mind..;D but, $5 opps..ehhh..

    AhBoon

    (September 13, 2007 - 3:17 pm)

    Eh, anyone can translate the second TOS not?
    2. Interim Post….

    Does it mean that any interim can only last for 7 days??

    PPP
    Interrim
    After 7 days
    Interrim
    PPP

    pablopabla

    (September 14, 2007 - 2:56 pm)

    Your example is workable and does not breach the terms.

    “Each PayPerPost post must be immediately preceded and immediately followed by at least one non-sponsored, original content post. ‘Sponsored’ posts apply to both PayPerPost Direct and Marketplace Opportunities, as well as other sponsored posts from competitive services.”

    The term stipulates that PPP must be sandwiched by at least one non-sponsored post. The definition of sponsored post is given – namely PPP opps and the vaguely described “competitive services”. As long as you sandwich your PPP opps with “normal” posts, you have not breached the terms.

    No, I can’t practice in the US. I believe (because i didn’t read the agreement) the agreement is subject to the laws of kwailos.

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