Spotting a bad paid to read program owner sometimes isn’t as obvious as you may think, here’s help.
First off I must say, this article, as several of my others, are written from over 9 years experience dealing and running PTR websites. Sorry if anyone is offended. This may seem a bit harsh, but the truth is better than losing money and time.
Unlike the signs of how to spot a bad paid to read, it’s a bit harder to spot a bad paid to read owner. Spotting a bad to read owner takes some time, and research and it can often be done without ever joining the PTR program.
This may be very harsh to several paid to read program owners, and that is not the point of this article. It’s to inform the members of signs of a bad program owner.
The first place to look at is the upgrade page. The page should be linked to the front page, unless the webmaster has something to hide. If it’s not linked and you need to find the location of it, by default on cash crusader sites it’s located at www.SITENAME/pages/gold.php Now at the bottom of the site just before the form you fill in, you will see the paid to read program owners Paypal email address. It’s important to make note of any paid to read owners Paypal email address. This way if the program owner doesn’t end up paying you, you are able to do a Paypal request for funds. You’d be surprised how much information those two things will bring up. If the owner has paid anyone you will see listings of proof people bragged about it in the get paid forum. You will also see other sites that they may own or other advertising they have placed. If you don’t see any listings of paying people, or any advertising, this is a bad sign. It means that the paid to read program owner hasn’t paid anyone, or placed any kind of advertising. This information though is ruled out if it’s a paid to read program with a new paid to read webmaster. If they have no references there will be nothing to look up.
Another important factor is, whois. Whois information is the owner of the domain, which can be looked up here: http://geektools.com/whois.php If the paid to read program owner has nothing to hide, their whois information will be listed. If they have something to hide it will be kept private. This isn’t the only reason though, there are some paid to read owners who have been around a while and had problems, so they hid their whois information. It’s the combination of these factors added up that give you the information of a bad paid to read program owner.
Any paid to read webmaster that belongs to a ‘network’ such as ‘CRB-PTR Network’, or ‘GAC Network’ is a bad paid to read program owner. The reason I say this is, chances are they own more than four programs and each program they own will be covered in spam, to make up for the loss of having too many paid to read programs. Any ‘network’ site will have loads of popups, popunders, and ads ran for the sole purpose of earning the webmaster money. You will rarely see emails from paying upgraded members because those type of sites do not bring in paying upgrades. Also ‘network’ means they could be linked to other webmasters whom their members may not be aware of. I realize many people belong to these sites, some by no choice, because ‘GAC Network’ keeps buying up every site on the net, and while this article was pending publication, he bought two more sites. Note this article was previously published several years ago and is being republished.
Paid to read webmasters who buy more than four sites aren’t going to be around long. The most any one paid program owner can handle is four MAYBE five. The paid to read program owner will often times ask average members for help. This can cause huge problems as the owner has no real idea about the person they asked to help them on the site. So keep in mind, more than four is a bad sign! I helped a webmaster run six sites, he ran out owing me over $250, and everyone else.
Any paid to read webmaster offering “free upgrades” on two or more of their websites is a bad paid to read program owner. Free upgrades bring in cheaters and offer the webmaster no income. I have had this debate countless times with webmasters offering the free upgrades. I have even assisted in running two sites that offered such things, so I know what I’m talking about. I’m also a member of several of these type of sites, and they all are sites I would never consider upgrading on nor recommend anyone to upgrade.
If there is no advertising specials, and no advertising of the site on other sites, that’s a sign of a bad paid to read program owner.
A bad sign of paid to read webmaster, or program owner is if they are sending more points than cash emails. This makes it nearly impossible for members to cash out.
Another bad sign of paid to read webmaster, or program owner is lack of responding to support emails, payout requests, and redemptions. All these things are important for any paid to read webmaster to do. If they don’t respond to these requests the site will go under.
If the banners are out of date I’d be concerned that the paid to read webmaster is bad. It’s false advertising. There are the cases though where the webmaster may have just bought the site and is in the process of changing things. So don’t be too quick to judge in those cases.
If the webmaster has sold off sites in the past, I’d start to think it’s they are a bad paid to read webmaster. There are only so many reasons why a webmaster would sell off a site.
If the paid to read program owner isn’t sending out very many emails a day this is a bad sign. No one can reach payout then. No member should be forced to get other members under them who are not going to achieve payout either. I believe PTR is a program we are to work together in, not take advantage of others.
If there aren’t any paid to clicks in the paid to click section, this is a bad sign of a paid to read program.
If the site never seems to get any more new members I’d be concerned that the program was owned by a bad program owner.
If the paid to read webmaster admin messages are more about gossip than they are about the program, its specials, members, ETC. Then that’s a bad paid to read program owner and it also means that webmaster will end up gossiping about their members too.
The final sign of a bad paid to read webmaster or program owner is lack of payouts and/or a high payout level. The high payout level can be seen on the front page. Lack of payouts can most often be seen at the gptboycott site. Gptboycott is not a site you have to leave your real mailing address on when you file a complaint. Gptboycott is ran by a young man in the UK who has no real influence other than word of mouth over nonpaying paid to read programs in the USA. And sadly according to several Paid to Read webmasters I have spoken with, Gptboycott is considered a joke to them. They are not threatened by anything said there or filed there. Sorry, but that’s what they shared with me.
I’m sorry if any of you got involved in a bad paid to read one way or another. You aren’t alone. Remember your value and worth, one email a day programs aren’t worth anyone’s time. Forcing others to join under you so you can reach payout is a pyramid scam. PTR isn’t a get rich program, but it will pay your bills if you find the right programs.