I subscribed to Friedbeef’s blog comments because I was too lazy to un-do the unsubscribe. I picked up the comment which comes into my email and wish to alert publishers to this post. Note that I cannot verify if the claim is true or not but it is always good to be on alert.
The original post is Adverlets vs. Nuffnang written by FriedBeef in March 16, 2007. The comment is left today, 9th May 2008 by blogger Offshoreman.net.
He pointed out the complaints he made in this forum webmastermalaysia.com.
Got another email from advertlets today…
In order for us to continue this investigation, and prove your legitimacy, we request that you provide us a scanned copy of your Malaysian Identity Card. We believe this should not be an issue if you are certain your earnings are legitimate.
Funny story… i just bank in their first check (the one and only).. to make things more complicated they ask for my ic scan copy…. i just gave them my ic no.. SCAN COPY NO WAY!… My previous experience with them & comments from other (under keywords “Advertlets Sucks”) does not give me confidence to give them my IC Scan copy…
i’m now nuffnang glitterati on my web Khidmat-Negara.net & might consider all websites nuffnang gliterrati if no positive response from advertlets…
I hope advertlets stop making excuses & start doing genuine business…
My Best of Luck to Nuffnang!
According to Sulaiman, he still have payments pending since August 2007. The claim is Adverlets held back payment because they suspect click fraud.
Please check out the details yourself. I am not promoting or negating any parties. Since this complaint comes to my inbox, I guess people may want to hear about it too.
Chong(May 9, 2008 - 6:26 pm)
I still haven’t get my Advertlets payments for 4 months (Oct 2007, Nov 2007, Jan 2008, Feb 2008). I stopped putting Advertlets banners on my blogs since March 2008.
Josh, congrats on getting big publishers like The New Strait Times to show your ad banners, but do you mind to pay me as soon as possible? The “invalid clicks or click fraud” is a lame excuse since you do not allow us to show CPM only. Remember I told you “If there is an option to stop showing CPC ads, I’ll be the first to do so.”
Jayce @ Pretty Girl(May 9, 2008 - 7:30 pm)
Same happen to me. Facing extremely slow response from Advertlets Support. No payment since joined on May 2007. Not even single cheque while I already received 3 Nuffnang cheques.
CypherHackz(May 9, 2008 - 7:40 pm)
Me too. They still holding my payment since January 2008. I have about RM200++ in my Advertlets account.
Josh Lim(May 9, 2008 - 8:28 pm)
Hi Chong, Cypherhackz: Firstly, thanks for your concern. While I will not comment here on the status of your cashout, payouts up to Feb 2008 have already gone out to bloggers. Please understand that in disputed cases, we also need some time to determine the extent of invalid activity, and to make an honest and fair decision on your account.
As you may be aware, and we are too: There are truly honest publishers that have fell victim to people attempting to sabotage them or weird traffic/click patterns not due to their own doing, and there are those that are really trying to manipulate the system.
To make the distinction though, takes time, and investigation. Banning or invalidating cashouts completely is always a last resort based on solid data. We will endeavor to resolve your situation within the next 2 weeks, please be patient.
And Lilian – I’m quite sure you’re aware that click fraud is a very real problem. And although you’re very much a Nuffnang supporter, it’ll be nice if we cleared up some of the past issues on a personal level, as I don’t feel I was represented quite fairly in one of your blog posts.
I’m quite sure you misunderstood my intentions and the genuineness of what I was offering, which you did hint at somewhat later but unfortunately, in another obscure post.
Chong(May 10, 2008 - 2:30 am)
Thank Josh for saying “We will endeavor to resolve your situation within the next 2 weeks, please be patient.” I look forward to seeing Advertlets cheques sent to my house. I’ll wait for another two weeks since I’ve been waiting for months already.
Thank Lilian for posting this post as it captured Advertlets’ attention. Otherwise, publishers with unpaid payments like CypherHackz and me will have to wait for months if we contact Advertlets through their support system. Perhaps there are other publishers out there with late payment issue beside Sulaiman, CypherHackz and me?
exinco(May 10, 2008 - 2:31 am)
so how? i still put the code in my website. should i remove it?
Chris(May 10, 2008 - 11:29 am)
Hmmm… I think it’s time for me to notify my friends about this and have them pull out from advertlets. Oh Josh, maybe you can find out from Google how they identify and track down click fraudsters, you should’ve expected this to happen before you started the business.
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Jayce @ Pretty Girl(May 10, 2008 - 2:39 pm)
Hi everyone, for your info. Josh did not fulfill his promise. Just wait and see your cheque arrive or not. He promised that my cheque will be arrived at middle of April. But nothing since then. Check out my post at http://makemoney.jayceooi.com/2008/05/10/advertletscom-beware-of-this-online-advertising-company/ for the whole story. :D
Sulaiman Sabur(May 11, 2008 - 1:11 am)
First of all, thank you for publishing this post (Im Sulaiman from Offshoreman.net).
Today i just received another email telling me that i got a click fraud bla bla bla… from advertlets…
My final reply was:
“Advertlets… you can keep the remaining checks if you like…”.
I just remove all advertlets codes from all my websites & have sent email to all my circle of friends & my EMAIL LIST to beware when dealing with advertlets. I’m now 100% Nuffnang Gliterrati …
so again, this is just another small story of blogger & i’m really appreciate my bad experience (& others) have been heard & getting attention from other bloggers…
Jys(May 12, 2008 - 9:43 am)
wow! don’t know what to say. i cash out at the end of march 2008 and they said need at least 2 months before i will get my cheque..
let’s just wait and see..
Roy Phay(May 21, 2008 - 7:21 pm)
It is unfortunate that there are issues going on with advertlets. It is important that we as internet marketers have more than just one income stream to fall back on in case anything goes wrong. Thank you for sharing, I’m glad to have found your site.
advertlets is scam(October 9, 2008 - 11:28 pm)
halo..im so pissed off with advertlets..damn.they never paid me since april 2008! the status said SENT,but i havent receive any.then i checked out couple of months later,still UNPAID.FYI now i have more than RM1000 in my account.but,ive just removed advertlets ads on my site after months of waiting (6 months).the real problem is they keep on beating around the bush.support system sucks too.no matter how much you contact them.lastly they just ignored you! damn.
i know,they gave lame excuse of click fraud.you know what? ive received thousand bucks from Google Adsense without having single problem related to click fraud.we all know Google has a very reputable plus advanced technologies to detect click fraud.
im willing to DESIGN graphics related to this matter,FREELY! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
let ALL MALAYSIAN BLOGGERS know advertlets is SUCK!! and lets show what we bloggers can do!!