Do we get paid to make searches on Mylot now?

@stephcjh (32327)
United States
February 25, 2010 6:03pm CST
I have been away for a little while and now see there is a search box here. Do we get paid to make searches at Mylot now? I made a search but do not see any earnings for it is why I ask. Thanks everyone.
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26 responses
@mysdianait (65127)
• Italy
26 Feb 10
We receive random rewards. www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq24.aspx
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Oh okay. I did not see that update or alert. Thanks for replying to me. I see now that it is randomly distributed.
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@Jargoness (1191)
• Israel
26 Feb 10
I never get any result when I search through MyLot.. does anyone know why? :(
@mysdianait (65127)
• Italy
26 Feb 10
Jargoness I was pointing that out too earlier. I think it's due to our location. I don't get results for te 'web' searches either but I do if I search in 'discussions'. Happy to help Steph and thank you for the BR
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• Philippines
26 Feb 10
I get rewarded yesterday twice and I use the search bar before i make a new discussion and it say I been rewarded but when I search the same topic a warning comes out that their is a suspicious activity so IU think searching should only be done when necessary searching only the keyword once and not searching the same keyword multiple times is not allow such as when you return back then search again is not allow in the system.
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@rsa101 (17104)
• Quezon City, Philippines
26 Feb 10
I have not heard anything like that in here. I fairly am a regular visitor of this site and so far this is the first time I heard that they are offering to pay us using the search box in here. I have used it for several times but I do not know if they are paying me that. If they are they would have informed everybody about it but so far I have not received any official statements regarding that.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Please visit www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq24.aspx It explains about doing searches here at Mylot.
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@rsa101 (17104)
• Quezon City, Philippines
26 Feb 10
Oh I see from what I have read Mylot would still evaluate if you are using search box naturally or just abusing the system. Well I guess it is up to mylot who they will reward or not. It is not mandatory for them to pay each and every searcher that uses it. That is how I understand it.
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@winterose (39916)
• Canada
26 Feb 10
thanks for bringing it up, I haven't been on mylot in ages either and I knew nothing about it.
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• United States
19 Dec 10
Yes, I agree with you, I have not been back in a while, so that is very good to know!
@AmbiePam (50953)
• United States
28 Feb 10
One mylotter commented that she had gotten extra money for the searches, but some other people have said they have been searching a lot, and have not received the notification that they were rewarded monetarily for their searching with the mylot toolbar. Apparently, they actually let you know, they don't just add it to your regular earnings without telling you. Or so I've heard...
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@carolbee (16233)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I have also been away from myLot for awhile so I have no idea if we are paid for searches. Am anxious to follow this discussion to see the answer. Would be a great way to make some extra income on myLot. Have a great weekend, carolbee
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
26 Feb 10
Hi stephcjh I didn´t realize that we could actually get paid for doing searches here. Thanks for bringing up the subject, otherwise I probably wouldn´t have found out about this as I haven´t been here too often lately. Even if we just get ocasional payment for searching I think it´s still a good thing. Saves me from leaving the page if I need to do searches.
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
26 Feb 10
It is my understanding that we do from other comments but to get the best response to that question is to actually e-mail mylot administration that way all your answers will be given to you successfully....
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@comfort55 (1574)
• India
26 Feb 10
Hi steph, I was also away for quite sometime and didn't notice the earnings through search engine... I'll open the link you mentioned, to study about the same. Happy mylotting!!!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 10
Hi stephjh, this is another incentive mylot introduces for the the benefit of members here. When you have done few searchers, mylot will reward you appropriately. I have so far been rewarded three times.
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@rosegardens (3042)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I get rewarded about every other day for doing searches. I use the search engine a lot because I'm always looking stuff up and looking at websites I belong to. A pop up box will come up in one of your searches that will congratulate you and let you know what your reward is. Happy Mylotting!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Welcome back, I had been away myself up until about a month ago, right before the changes did occur. Supposedly there is supposed to be random rewards for using the search engine here at mylot. I have used it several times, but I haven't seen anything from it either.
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@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Feb 10
i guess i had been rewarded twice since the start of this reward system at the search. i will not tell you the amount, just try it for yourself.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I've been wondering where you've been hiding!!! WELCOME BACK!!! I knew I had read the answer was yes, but it hasn't happened to me just yet!!!
@GardenGerty (109011)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I do not know if we get paid like for each search, but periodically you get an alert and a bonus for using the search engine. I think that if you game the system and do not use the engine in a "natural" or normal manner you will get in trouble. It is mostly a convenience for us so that we do not have to log out when we need to search stuff on the internet. It also seems to be working better as an engine to search the discussions. I like it.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I'm sure someone has told you already but, Yes we do get paid randomly I would say for searches. It isn't every search. Like I searched 10 times before I received an award. My reward was $0.06 it was a very nice surprise and I think it awarded instantly and it does show on my earnings earned as well. So have fun search away but don't abuse it. That is the warning we got anyhow..
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
26 Feb 10
Yup, that's right. I've been awarded 3 time so far and that's just awesome. Just use the search naturally like you would want to for the tabs shown and it's actually quite fun too. Just that the search results are not that varied yet. I think it will expand with time..
@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Feb 10
Here in the UK and maybe the rest of the World outside of North America the web search box doesn't work. So we will have to stick the tried and tested alternatives. The discussion search works though and of course we all do check to make sure that we're not posting an identical or similar discussion don't we? LOL. Shakes head as he remembers the times that he didn't!
• United States
26 Feb 10
p1kef1sh, I've seen many comments from members outside of our continent who have searched effectively and have received rewards. Can you tell me what you're seeing when you attempt to search? I need more to go on than "doesn't work" so we can recreate the problem and then get it fixed. Thanks!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Feb 10
Screenshot - Screenshot of what I see when I try to use the web search box.
Alice - I attach a screenshot of what I see when I try to search in the web box. Hope that it helps.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Feb 10
It hasn't come out very well. It says: No results were found for the specified search criteria. Try another search or or try one of the related topics below. But there aren't any!
@KrauseHome (36062)
• United States
9 Jul 11
As you well know now, we do get paid for some of the searching we do on here if it chooses to pay us. I try to use this search engine from time to time to see if I get lucky but many times, it seems few and far between.
@kcbomba (616)
• United States
6 Nov 10
Well, if u were opportuned to be here in the early days; just before the member base surge higher - u'll see that there has been a drift in the earning process, unlike like then: you just need few posts to get reasonable bucks, but is different today. As for the searches, myself have no idea it they actually paying for that - got no formal notice on it. Thank you.