Thursday, November 25, 2010

Promote Yourself with Hit Bandit

When you promote Hit Bandit, you can also promte yourself by using your name and uploading a photo. Hit Bandit has supported this since we started a few years back.

But now, you can use your Gravatar image instead. If you allow your name to be shown on the promotional pages, and have not uploaded a photo, Hit Bandit will use the Gravatar image linked to your email address.

This makes it easier for you to have consistent photos across various sites, and change them in only one place. If you´re not yet registered with Gravatar, click here and register for free.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Team Traffic Rush has been to Hit Bandit

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You may have heard of Team Traffic Rush (TTR), or maybe not.

Anyway, Hit Bandit hosted a Traffic Rush with a top prize of $25!

If you didn't know this you are too late!

There was also $25 for the TTR referrer of the winner!

And other prizes from Hit Bandit:
  • (3) "Sites Of The Day" (winner's website of choice displayed as first surfing site on 3 different days)
  • (1) 3000 credits
  • (1) Newsletter ad (winner's ad is shown in a Hit Bandit newsletter to 14000+ members)

Here are the winners:
- Cash winner ($25): user fhmfhm (paid by TTR)
- User gryle wins 3 Sites Of The Day
- User aussie1 wins 3 Sites Of The Day
- User ProResponse wins 3 Sites Of The Day
- User kevinb wins 3000 credits
- User Prestons07 wins 1 newsletter ad

You can still earn from all of the Rushes taking place on various TE's by checking the schedule at TTR.

Congratulations to all winners!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

New Cash Deposit Possibility

There was already a method to deposit cash to your account, $4 acount deposit for $5.15. Now you can deposit more for less! Deposit $40 for $47, and get 500 PTR-message points to send 0.5 cent messages to 500 members - best value!

This is extremely useful if you want to cash in on the Credit Exchange, where you get more for your buck!

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Help And Revised FAQ

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions section) has been revised to make it more usable - the questions have been categorised so you can find what you need more easily.

In addition, a new "Need Help?" function has been added to various pages to extract the relevant parts of the FAQ in a pop-up. If you don't allow pop-ups then the text will be displayed in the current window.

This should help all the new members you are bringing in to quickly get up to speed with Hit Bandit.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Recent Cash Mutations

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If you click on the Payout button next to your cash amount on the members main page, you will also see an overview of recent cash mutation history - when your cash increased or decreased and why.

This should help you if you are not sure what happened...



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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Price Reductions And Upgrade Upgrades

Upgraded members will now get more for their paid memberships:


Sapphire Member Ruby Member Diamond Member
Extra Credits 1000 per month 2000 per month  1000 per week
Banner Impressions 5000 per month10000 per month  5000 per week
Text Ad Impressions 5000 per month10000 per month  5000 per week

 At the same time, prices have been reduced for many purchases. A few examples:

  • Cost of 6000 credits has been slashed from $20 to $14.
  • Cost of 10000 banner impressions reduced from $3 to $2.50.
  • Cost of 50000 text ads has been cut from $10 to $6.
Check out the new prices right away.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ensure Prompt Payout With AlertPay

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At Hit Bandit, we will pay you within 24 hours after your request. But we do need your help to be able to make that promise.

If you want prompt payment via AlertPay, make sure your AlertPay account accepts credit card payments. This is an option you can turn on in your AlertPay profile. Without this, your payment could get delayed by several days.

To turn this on, log in to AlertPay, and click on My Account, Profile, Payment Preferences (under heading Financial) and click on Yes by the question: "Would you like to accept credit card payments?", and then Save Settings.

That's it. Even if our AlertPay account has no cash, you can still be paid on time.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Inactive Members

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A word about inactivity.

Members who are inactive (do not login) for 60 days risk losing their accounts, and any credits/cash they have accumulated.

This used to be 45 days, but this period has now been extended.

People who do not log-in for 35 days will be marked "Semi-active", and will receive a warning email about impending inactivity. Also, on every newsletter they receive after they become Semi-active, there will be a warning about this, imploring them to just log-in - that's all that's needed.

Why is this necessary?

Hit Bandit is NOT a bank, or investment service. Furthermore, we cannot afford to have our resources being tied up by people who are clearly not interested in what we have to offer. Obviously we have to have a grace period for people whose personal lives have taken a turn, or simply want a long vacation! But there is a limit!
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Abuse Reporting For Messages

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You already knew you could get extra credits or even earn cash by reading messages, and although most of these go without a hitch, sometimes there are problems with this. With a very few messages, the site shown may attempt to break out of frames, or produce irritating popups, or even contain offensive content, or try to download viruses.


It is now possible to report abusive sites displayed when reading messages by clicking on the "Report Abuse" link shown. This works the same way as for surfed sites, and will hopefully reduce the number of bad sites being submitted for messages, giving a better, safer experience for everyone.


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Monday, July 12, 2010

Do You Use SPAMCOP?

Everybody who reads email has received SPAM - unrequested emails from unknown (sometimes even known) people who have apparently "stolen" your email address. Sometimes they are spreading viruses, or phishing for personal information, or just trying to sell some, often illegal, item.

If you use a web-based email program, like gmail or hotmail websites, where you read the email, you can just click on the spam button, and the email disappears into the SPAM folder. But this is not all that happens, the sending email address and the sending IP address usually get reported to a spam policing organisation.

There are several of these organisations who maintain blacklists of email senders who have been reported as spammers. When someone gets reported as spammer enough times, they will be added to the blacklist until the reports have stopped coming for some time. Emails from blacklisted email or IP addresses are then blocked and returned to the sender. This way, the first few people who report an email as SPAM spare the rest of us from receiving it.

However, if, like me, you use a PC based program like Outlook Express, Incredimail or Thunderbird, to read your email, reporting spam is somewhat tougher. This is where spamcop comes in. Spamcop is one of those spam policing organisations, probably the biggest. If you sign-up free at spamcop, you can report spam emails directly to them, explaining why you think the email is spam. These reports actually have more effect than a simple spam folder.

Don't feel bad about reporting individual emails - the definition of spam is a collective one: the more people there are who think an email is spam, the more it's true. So join spamcop for free today.

New Jackpot Prizes At Hit Bandit

The new weekly jackpot of 1000 credits has been awarded for the first time today. Every Monday there will be a prize drawn amongst the bandit winners of the previous week for 1000 credits. This is in addition to the well-known jackpot of 10000 credits monthly. From July on, two extra prizes are available in the monthly draw: 2nd prize 5000 credits and 3rd prize 2500 credits.

All the more reason to play the bandit on Hit Bandit: win by getting 3 bandits in a row and you will be automatically entered for both draws.