Autosurf, Paid Autosurf Program, Surfing Program
December 22, 2006 4:12am CST
Informations from Wikipedia.com : An autosurf is a type of online advertising program. Autosurfs are traffic exchanges that automatically rotate advertised websites in one's Internet browser. They are capable of bringing a large amount of traffic to the advertised websites. Members earn credits for each site that they view, which can then be spent to advertise members' sites by adding them to the autosurf rotation. Sites may additionally be added by external advertisers who pay the autosurf operators. Autosurfs differ from manual traffic exchanges in that the site rotation is automatic; an ad viewer need not respond or even view the sites. Many autosurfs also pay their viewers a percentage or hourly commission to view the advertised sites. A large number of autosurfs are investment autosurfs: members pay a fee and are promised a certain return on their fee. The "investment" is claimed to be (usually disguised as) a membership or upgraded membership fee and the "return", a per-site commission. There is a strong possibility that most investment autosurfs are Ponzi schemes, and thus breaking the law and/or deceiving their users. Concept Autosurfing is in some ways similar to the concept of advertising on television. Advertising companies pay large amounts of money to TV stations to run commercials, and in return TV viewers may watch programs for free, in exchange for commercial breaks during programs. In comparison, autosurfers are paid to view pure advertising (that is, advertisers' websites) for a certain amount of time (usually less than 30 seconds). Interested viewers can pause the surf timer or open any site in a new window, giving themselves more time to peruse an ad. If the viewer is not interested and does nothing, the surf timer will simply restart after the specified period of time and a new site will be loaded into the browser. One flaw in the concept from an effective advertising standpoint is that the viewer need not actually watch the rotation. Most sites contain code to re-maximize the web browser window every time the page rotates, preventing the viewer from using their computer effectively, but an autosurfer can walk away from the computer, or disable the relevant script actions in the browser. The surf rotation requires no feedbacks of any kind; in contrast to manual surfs, paid to read email or paid to click site.
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