Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cheaters never seem to give up and go home.

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Any traffic generating program gets its share of cheaters, and Hit Bandit is unfortunately no exception.

A simple discrepancy in stats a few days ago led to the implementation of an extra check, which has since exposed a number of cheaters who have now been banned. These cheaters are responsible for about 2%-3% of site views for the past few days. To sort of make this up to you, the ad in the next newsletter is worth 30 credits instead of the normal 10.

Although many of the cheaters are from China, I do not intend to ban members from China like many TE's do. China is a large country with a lot of people! And we have many honest and hard-working members from China. Furthermore, there are plenty of would-be cheaters from other countries, most notably USA and France!

We will continue to enhance and implement new anti-cheat measures to ensure you get the best quality traffic!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Payza Options Improved

I am pleased to report that Payza have finally got their act together, and are now able to accept bank transfers from many different banks. This means that payout via Payza will get a lot easier.

Until now, payout via Payza at Hit Bandit has been seriously hampered since the funding has only been possible when members purchase via Payza, and since Payza was not that popular for payment, there have been long stretches when payout by Payza was not possible. Now that funding has been made independent of that cashflow, Payza will more often be available for payout at Hit Bandit.

According to info from Payza, the transaction fees have been waived for these sorts of payments - you will only pay costs when you withdraw the cash from Payza. So that is an added benefit.

With these improvements, Payza is becoming a seriously viable alternative to PayPal.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Viewing Statistics

Yesterday, February 1, there were 27416 sites viewed at Hit Bandit - this is fairly typical for a Friday. Mondays and Thursdays get the most surfing due to the 20% extra surfing bonus - without the bonus these were always the weakest surf days and that is why the extra bonus is available on those two days.

Upgraded members are getting maximum around 250* hits per day to their sites, free members around 120* hits per day - if they have enough credits assigned. The difference is due to the priority that upgraded members get when showing sites. For example, if someone surfs 150 sites on one day they will see all of the upgraded members' sites, but only about half of the free members' sites.

Furthermore, free members who don't login for several days will get a lower priority on their sites (if they still have credits assigned) until they log back in. So for best results, upgrade, and if you can't afford an upgrade, login at least twice a week!

*Figures apply to non geo-targetted sites, geo-targetted sites will get less hits.