Pay to search, does it pay???

@redkathy (3375)
United States
August 14, 2008 9:28am CST
I came across a couple of sites that claim they pay you to search. I didn't really understand how that could work. I am always interested in ways to make a little extra cash, and do like to search. Since I've received some good advice from my friends here I pose my questions to you all. Do you do pay to search? How does it work? Should I try it?
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3 responses
• United States
14 Aug 08
I used to use several sites, but they paid diddly squat and they made alot of money. I only use petmails now, payout is 3 dollars, and homepages friends payout is 20 dollars. I find if I do 25 or so searches a day, I can make payout pretty quickly.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
14 Aug 08
So you think homepages friends is worth it, thanks for the tip. Do they give credit for referrals too?
• United States
15 Aug 08
yes they give credits for referrals. i will let you know how great they are if they pay within their tos.
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• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Are you talking about scour.com? They are paying each one who uses scour.com in searching. They will give you 1 point for every search, 2 points for vote and 3 points for comments. They will give you $25 if you would reach 6500 points (where 500 points is the maximum allowable points each day) through paypal or VISA Cash Gift.I dont know if it is true or scam. On their blog http://blog.scour.com/ , it is being said there that they have releases their first payment to Peter Yu. I was a victim of this. Last 3rd week of july, I registered their site. I do all the searches, voting and comments. I reached 8748 as of last week. http://scour.com/profile/points/ I sent them emails what to do next. It was last week when I sent them emails and until now, they dont make any reply. I am asking them how can I get my earning, and why do they dont includes me of the top scorer even though I got 8748 and that time I must be on top 6. I tried to make coment on their blogs but always on moderation and being not posted. I hate that site from now on. They give me false hope. Not only me who was victimed by this site. Smytt was also read his comment here: http://blog.scour.com/2008/07/29/week-3-answering-more-of-your-questions/#comments I hate scour.com
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Thank you for the heads up! I will be sure to stay away from them. That's why I asked here first! Haven't gotten bad advice yet from mylot
@magna86 (1787)
• India
14 Aug 08
ya thats really true.. some sites do pay for searching the internet.. one of the best sites in buisness is the myhpf... you can find the link in my profile... happysearching and happylotting
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
14 Aug 08
thank you for the info. I will check your profile! And Welcome to myLot!