Has anyone joined in bubblews.com? Is bubblews a scam, because it's been four days I redeem first revenue, but until now has not been paid off, whereas they said it only took 24 hours?
I'm on a writing group where lots of writers love it. They have a lot of issues where the site is offline. I'd just be patient, but notify them that you didn't receive your payment.
Yes I joined bubblews 3 months before I completed my first redemption in a month and request for payment but still not received. I read many views bubblews is scam. Initially first year they were paying but since last year not paying the money. I contact with 5to7 persons and all are worry about their payment.
Yep, Bubblews is a kind of scam. That's obvious now. I finally found out what Bubblews is about. You're not paid for your intellectual 'quality' posts, but for feeding a big marketing machine through spyware cookies. You can checkout my Hub about it and decide for yourself if you want sell all your 'secrets' for just a little bit money.
I did some research and the site is well liked by most who use them. Some reviews do specify that they are rather new (created in 2012), that they won't pay if you spam, use other's material, artificially inflate your views and so on. I joined less than 1 hour ago, posted one article and have made over $1.30 since then. So my humble opinion is that is a site bound to grow and do very well. They did say that they were doing several updates and that there were going to be some delays but so far from everything I have read they appear to be legit and I will probably establish a good relationship with them.
I am of no help but I wanted to say thank you because I had never heard of it. I just signed up.
Try Expertspages or Full of Knowledge as of today the author pay rate on FoK is $11.46 per 1000 views.
Oops, that was the ExpertsPages pay rate. The FoK rate is $21.28 per 1000 views, as of today.
never heard of either of them either! Got to go take a look!
It may be $21 as of today, but apparently it is changeable at the drop of a hat and last month they paid only $5.40 - pretty low.
I don't see anything as to how and why it changes, though.
I'm not sure wilderness, but it may have to do with the ad CTR.
I do know there has been a large influx of new writers and articles the past few weeks. I'm on the writing side and don't understand the fluctuations on Hubpages either.
Gcrhoads64, Thanks for your info, I'll give it a try.
I haven't enough money built up to cash out, but I have made 5.70 in less then a month writing 8 nonsense posts. They only require 400 characters minimum and you can put anything up, as long as it resembles English.
I've been curious about Bubblews because people on different forums are saying they make money there, but I don't really get it. Surely those short posts can't be getting much traffic from search engines, so it seems like all the views come from other Bubblews people. It's hard to imagine this is a self-sustaining system in the long term.
I've been thinking about it as a place to share my photography and make a little cash, but I'm not sure I have faith in it yet. I guess I need to learn more.
In the rules they are against mostly picture articles or articles under 400 words. The posts are encouraged to be long and informative, just like here by what I'm reading.
The page I was just reading said they wouldn't pay you for articles less than 400 words.
"We have the right to remove (and not pay out) any account that partakes in the conduct listed below:
6. Posting LESS THAN 400 characters per post."
I'm not sure if that's what you were saying or not. I'm new to that page just trying to figure it out myself. Still trying to figure out how they even get views.
"Posting LESS THAN 400 characters per post."
A character is a letter, period, etc. If they mean words, I'm SOL, lol.
400 characters comes out to about 100-150 words; each letter is a character. It's not hard to write that many words. And you can write about whatever you want. Views come from people on the site, from what I can tell. I write that much on a status update on Facebook. I was just checking out the site, I don't know that much about it yet, but it looks pretty straight-forward.
Every article. I always send more than 400 characters, but until now they did not pay me.
I have done some research on this with Bubblews reviews plus comparisons plus a few scam checkers that I have. It seems that Bubblews is a scam.
I have trouble seeing how this works. It says I have earned a dollar within a minute posting one random thing and getting 4 views. I an skeptical.
That makes more sense. I tend to remain skeptical until first pay out. Then I get much happier
I saw someone on WebAnswers saying that they had not been paid as promised.
Personally I know nothing about it. I just took a look at it and can't really tell what the purpose of it is. Looks like lots of random comments? I don't see how any of that stuff would come up on SERPs to get you any views. Is it just for socializing?
With WebAnswers, you earn money with your Google Adsense account. I've earned it and it came through fine.
It is hard to see how it could be monetized as most of the content is fairly weak.
I don't believe the site is intended to draw search traffic. It seems to rely on the fact that the community will like, comment, and read each others articles for a penny a pop.
Thing is, if they are nonsense posts and of poor quality, they will be slapped by Google eventually. And, unless you use another pseudonym, it's also your reputation at stake. I don't believe that there is any easy money on the internet. There's always a catch or a scam.
I've had very good luck there. All 5 of my cashouts have come the next day with no problems.
How/where do you enter your Google Adsense code?
You don't. It isn't an adsense-sharing system.
I've heard they use Tribal Fusion ads and perhaps that works on the number of views you get, although I hear likes and dislikes one gets on one's article too counts. Sounds like a system open to much abuse and I don't see how advertisers are going to benefit in the long-term from a system that (I assume) would be generating mostly internal views from the site community.
Thanks for the info nybride, it's very encouraging. I'm wondering, one of the rules there is that you can't have friends like your posts; how do you avoid it on the site when you're looking at each others' posts? Seems like chances are you might like a post of someone you're connected to on there. Do you just never like a post of someone you're connected to?
I suspect they do a "compliance check" before paying out and reject some accounts. That would explain why some people get an payment approved and others don't?
Yes, that's what they do; or at least there's lots of reviews about them on the internet that say that's what they do. On the site it states they have a company of some sort that work as moderator to sift out those violating TOS: And if TOS is violated, then you don't get paid. Not sure how it works. Looks like they look out for major scams, traffic exchanges, spammers, etc.
I joined Bubblews after I saw this post, and I have to say, after a couple days there I have a hard time taking it seriously; looks like lots of junk and also copied content, and a lot of people trying to game and get you to connect with them. I mean, I still want to write serious stuff, I can't imagine spending too much time on that site. There are some, very few, good writers there, though. I think I'll give it my time once in awhile. I still prefer quality. I'd rather spend more time on the serious stuff.
do not waste your time in there because they will not pay
I hated the place all junk articles and crap would not waste my time
Bubblews lack quality in a lot of ways. Some things I see posted are just unbelievable. For a very detailed and quality insight about bubblews which we've never seen before you might want to read this post bossbugs.com/21-The-Secrets-Of-Bubblews-and-Its-Ungrateful-Members-A-Bubblews-Story-1.html
Written by a guy who goes by the screen name super human from the BossBugs Empire. Ii certainly found it enlightening although none of us can be certain about the information given.
Never heard of this site but I must say, most of the comments thus far don't sound very encouraging. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
I also just learned that you can't post more than 10 times a day... bummer!
Did you also know that until you reach the $25 you get $.01 per view? there is no telling how long it will take to get 2500 views!
Did you also know that until you reach that $25 that you only get $.01 per view? There is no telling how long it will take until you get 2500 views!
Ignore this second one -somehow it got posted twice. It was too late to delete when I noticed it.
It took me about 2 or 3 weeks to reach pay out the first time, then about a week or less after that. And sometimes now I only post a few times a day and still reach payout within a week. There's some residual income, plus as you make connections you reach pay out quicker because more people are reading your posts.
Earnings come from views, comments, and likes. You don't need 2500 views to reach payout.
Today I want to submit a article in hubpages while posting asking the phone no. but not received a code on my phone then I click on call me link they called me but the voice is not cleared so not understand the code. Now unable to post my article and understand What can I do?
Yes, bubblews is a complete scam:
http://www.nirapnel.com/2013/10/bubblew … -scam.html
Stop jumping on the bandwagon of Bubblews is a scam, and see for yourself.
Bubblews is more real than you or I. I have been paid and happily so, and it is Bubblews that I should be thankful for. Bubblews encourages hundreds of new writers everyday to sign up and make a life out of nothing. The only people who are scammers are those who try to sign up with the intention of frauding the system. Bubblews is only trying to seek them out by swiftly implementing measures such as deleting your account. They are a growing company, but they are not a scam. Abide by every rule on the Internet and you will be fine.
Don't annoy Bubblews by starting a Hubpages thread like this.
Alea Din (Dr Lin)
If you abide by the rules of Bubblews and the internet, you will be fine.
Alea Din works for Bubblews. Go to his profile, click "My Activity", and check him out. He goes round every bubblews scam hub/forum saying the same thing. No hubs of his own, just a paid mouthpiece for the scammers.
I am on Bubblews too. I haven't redeemed yet, but I am almost to the redemption level. So far, it seems legit. I have heard that it could take 8 days to get your payment.
Nov. 7th will be 30 days since I hit the "redeem" button at Bubblews and I still haven't received diddly....E-mails from their so called support have been few and far between.
...and before any Bubblews shills tell me "You must not have followed the rules, or you would've been paid"... bullsh*t. I followed their rules to the letter. I wrote in English. Everything was more than 400 characters. I didn't post duplicate content. I didn't write about porn, drugs, or alcohol and I didn't engage in "click fraud" to increase my view numbers.
If I don't hear anything from Bubblews by the 7th, I am going to unleash Hell.
Does that mean you're going to send a lot of emails?
I'm not sure what it means yet, but it's going to be entertaining.
Go all Jackie Chan on them then write a hub about it.
I was thinking more Bart Simpson.
"WHERE IS MY REDEMPTION?
WHERE IS MY REDEMPTION?
WHERE IS MY REDEMPTION?
WHERE IS MY REDEMPTION?"
I heard that when ppl do that they basically delete your account.
Yeah, I've heard that too...but at least I'll go down with both middle fingers in the air.
There are scam sites about Bubblews which may help you, I would research them and you can try writing a few of them until you get results. Maybe even write to Google, Yahoo, etc.
I know this because I looked for reviews on Bubblews, Squidoo and HP. I found scams on the first two but HP was on BBB.
Are you implying that Squidoo is a scam? Just because BBB says something is legit is about as meaningful as the tobacco companies saying smoking is not that bad.
There have been multiple scams that the BBB have perpetrated where they took money for an A rating. (Just Google BBB Ratings Paid For)
Squidoo has its issues, but they are not a scam. I still, even with their recent struggles make more than a decent sum monthly there.
I have had 3 redemptions from Bubblews since May, all 3 took 3 days to post to PayPal as an echeck, then 5 business days from then to clear, always clearing the last hour of the deadline, these were modest 30 dollar or less redemptions.
I know someone who still hasn't been paid have a Bubble go viral on Facebook, ran the bank up to near $500 I believe. They were only paid $100 of that, and not one dime more. So I believe they can't be totally trusted, I never write anything for them until after that redemption clears just in case I am ever denied.
I know people who make as much as $400 a month there, but they must be spending 8 hours a day, they think they are making good money, but when broken down to and hourly rate, they are making so much less than minimum wage, I just don't understand the point.
A quick $25 a month is pretty easy, and comes in handy at the end of the month sometime. But oh what an ugly site it is, and I don't see how they can keep their Adsense account forever, just so much spam.
I found more than one complaint on Bubblews and Squidoo about pay and other problems. Now I know there can be satisfied people which tip the scales in the favor for these two but I did not find one complaint on HP.
That was after I researched all three and read several reviews. For me, that tipped the scales in HP's favor. I do not plan on trying either of the other two.
I have seen articles complaining about HubPages, they scared me off for years, but I knew I needed to diversify beyond even my own sites, I am liking HP more and more.
I have been a member of Squidoo since October 2009, and have been paid each and every time without fail, even on multiple accounts at one point, never an issue with them.
I suspect complaints are from TOS violators for the most part, and people bitter because Squidoo has for the most part cleaned up the spam problem that was rampant for well over a year. That's not to say some individual claims might not be valid.
I don't think Bubblews has any long term viability at all, and I also think it wise if people use it to be very careful about linking to any Google Authorship, Seems like it could end up being a bad neighborhood in the near future if not already.
Nice discussing this with you.
@FatFreddysCat You can try to collect your redemption mailing to Support@bubblews.com quoting "Backpending redemption help + <username>". I am running a crusade against Bubblews, because they simply pissed me off after deleting my account and try pulling the cart for other (ex) Bubblers.
Thanx for the tip, Buildreps... I sent an e-mail using the template you provided and actually got a response this morning. Imagine my surprise.
However they still seem to have a problem with sending me an actual check (as per my request, since I don't have a PayPal account)...they are asking me if I'd consider getting a PayPal account to expedite the process....to which I ask, yet again: If they don't want to send out real checks, then why do they offer that option to begin with?...
I haven't decided how to proceed yet, maybe after I've had more coffee.
I can tell you from personal experience, I get my payments rather quickly and every time through PayPal.
I read from someone else that if you cash out any other way then Paypal that you will have trouble receiving your payment. You need to get a Paypal account. I agree, why do they offer the other options.
I just typed 'is bubblews a scam' into Google dot com, and this forum thread came up at the top of page one.
I've read through it from start to finish--very interesting how the discussion evolves.
My experience of Bubblews: it's a scam!
I agree since I have done a deep search into this but have not worked at Bubblews. There are those who have worked there who disagree.
@The Examiner-1 I agree with you it's not easy to do research on Bubblews, but the main thing is that their statistics are very bad. I found out an average Bubbler is only 0.5% effective. This was a weird discovery. It now all makes sense to me now, about the backgrounds of Bubblews and what their goal is, although I have no hard evidence. I think it's an investment operated business.
I'm sure they do, which is all well and good, but I don't understand why they seem so hot to pay me via PayPal rather than the method I requested. There's gotta be a reason why they're reluctant to send me a "real" check.
It seems to me Bubblews is overloaded. Paypal saves time I guess.
Well, they don't seem to be leaving me any other choice so... PayPal it is, I guess. @#$%. I don't have time to go set up a damn account with them right now.
I'd set it up as soon as possible if I were you. I gather that Bubblews can only pay through Paypal if the Paypal account is verified, and it took almost a week for me to verify mine.
It might work differently in other countries, but to verify, Paypal transferred €0.45 to my bank account with a code. The transfer took three days. I had go to the bank to get a bank statement (I don't do online banking) in order to get the code. I then had to enter the code to my Paypal account in order to verify.
I already had a credit card associated with my Paypal account, but this somehow didn't qualify to verify it.
Yeah, they're not exactly leaving me much choice are they? Haha.
With that in mind, I just signed up for a Paypal account (I verified it over the phone) and sent Bubblews the info...the call is now officially in their court. We shall see where it goes from here. (whistles "Jeopardy" theme...)
Bubblews is not a scam. They do pay, I have been paid successfully, about 8 times now! The average wait time that you will get an email from them is 72 hours. If you have a paypal, it will be another 3 -4 days before it is in paypal and ready to use.I have written about my successful redemptions as well. There are some people who do have issues with getting paid - I have noticed that 80 percent of those people do not live in the USA. I think it might be an issue with switching the money over to different currencies. Some people also don't follow the rules and hence why they do not get paid. If interested, you can check out my Bubblews profile missbumblebee84. I hope you get paid soon!
You might find this interesting. http://thomasswan.hubpages.com/hub/Bubb … t-The-Scam
I dunno about anybody else but I am getting REAAAAAALLLLLY tired of hearing that ...esp. from random people who have posted nothing else on this site.
yeeaah, FatFreddysCat, wise words! Missbee84 is an assimilated Bubbler., just writing nonsense.
I was thinking the same.
Hearing about the 'rules' has actually started to make me feel quite aggressive. Somebody else also stupidly mentioned the 'rules' in an answer to a question I recently asked on HubPages regarding Bubblews.
Well I wasn't going to say anything because I'm tired of arguing with people, but when someone has been on the site for 1 hour before talking about the merits of bubblews, I don't think it's wrong to be suspicious. Seen too many of them types round these parts'....
Funds Are on the Way! Sent to me Dec 2, 2013
Hello Linda Smith,
You have just been sent a payment by eCheck. You will receive the money in about 3-5 business days (estimated: 12/5/2013-12/9/2013). We recommend that you wait until the money arrives before shipping items. We'll email you when this eCheck payment has been deposited into your account.eCheck details
Amount: $25.35 USD
Sent to me 12-06-2013
You've got Cash!
Hello Linda Smith,
Your eCheck payment of $25.35 USD from email@example.com has been processed.
If you don't see the amount reflected in your PayPal balance, please go to your Account History. If the status shows "unclaimed," click Accept to claim the payment.
Amount: $25.35 USD
Well I'll be darned...they just emailed me and sez my funds will be sent out tomorrow morning....wonder of wonders.
Does this mean I can celebrate and say "WOOHOO! I won!"....nah, I'll hold off until the payment actually shows up.
...I wonder what caused this sudden shift in their customer service? Someone must've put the fear of God into em.
Well done, so far.
I haven't heard anything so far.
That is what I was going to say. Not to get excited yet, until it is in your hand. Even when you hear that is in your bank I have heard of problems with them where it disappears again.
Glory be... got a notification of a pending payment from PayPal this morning. It's a Festivus miracle. God bless us, every one.
...so I guess I can now officially say "BITE ME!" to all the shills who kept parroting the "well, you must've broken a rule, that's why you're not getting paid" party line during this whole experience. Haha
You DID break an (unwritten) rule - "Get a paypal account". Forget that the written rule is that it is unnecessary - the real rule is "Get an account".
I read stories of Bubblers that received a cheque. Perhaps you know more 'unwritten' rules, wilderness?
Yeah - don't pay much attention to bubblews. The ROI over time is far too low.
That rule should be in writing when you sign up and you should be notified about it immediately.
Why? HP has done just that - you must have a paypal account to use HPads - but there are a couple of hubbers nearly every week asking how to be paid without one.
Actually, it was all a little tongue in cheek - from the response I should have kept my mouth shut.
No, I do not have HP ads. I read the FAQ/Learning Center on how to open it.
OMG. I'm a total failure - the sarcasm and humor has gone completely unnoticed!
Back to the drawing board.
If that's really an unwritten "rule" then why do they offer "send me a check" or "send me a gift card" options in the first place??
Maybe they get a kickback from PayPal for every new person they get to sign-up?
Wooooooo.... mind blown.
They recently hired several more people and expanded their operation to remove the spammers and scammers. I'm glad to hear you got paid. Not everyone who does not receive a payout is a scammer, and many people just have issues like unverified paypal, choosing anything besides paypal as a payout, redeeming during a server crash (like me right there) and so on.
People are definitely quick to insist everyone who isn't paid broke the rules. It isn't true. A lot of people who stuck it out and actually communicated with them are getting their money. It took a month for my missing redemption,
It's now 24 hours since I emailed Bubblews, and I still haven't received a reply.
I was honestly surprised that I heard something from them today, since it's Saturday. Don't give up hope just yet.
...and if they do cough up whatever they owe ya, take your $$ and run like hell. That's what I'm doing.
That's what worries me--that you did hear something from them today, in spite of it being Saturday, and I've heard nothing at all.
On the other hand, my account still exists complete with post.
When I had a missing redemption back in August it took them 2 weeks to finally tell me anything, and that was "We're working on it, give us time to do our job." A few weeks later Arvind emails me asking if I had a redemption issue. He authorized payment when I told him the date, time, and amount. I received it instant payment through paypal because that was a server crash date.
Because most people feel this intuitively it is too good to be true, which gets overrun by their own greed and try to earn big money with posting nonsense. After a while they encounter problems with payments and start to ask this question - it's a logical chain of events.
Please guys, check out my polls, it has been attacked last days by assimilated Bubblers. My statistics tilted with 20% last 2 days.
Hey FatFreddsCat, why do you feel that way? I joined but have yet to do anything with it. Is it that big of a hassle?
You must not have read through this whole thread. Haha.
In a nutshell: It took more than 60 days (and at least that many e-mails) to get those hosers to acknowledge that they owed me twenty eight bucks, and then for whatever reason they refused to send it to me in the form of a check, which was my request, so I had to open a PayPal account (which I really didn't want to be bothered with)... so after much hassle, hair pulling and gnashing of teeth, it seems that they are finally going to kick down the $$ I'm owed. However, I refuse to relax until my PayPal shows that the $$ is actually in my account free and clear...
So basically...I'm tired of jumping through their stupid hoops.
Indeed ha ha, FatFreddysCat. I finally know how Bubblews exactly works. I feel pity for the naive happy commentators that just joined Bubblews We are busy processing the fraud scheme. Coming up in a few days
I have found Bubblews to be quite delightful. Having no problems with payment or the site redeeming every 3 days.
Good to hear, Grey Temples. Happy Bubbling Only your single opinion is subjective and become it even more subjective when I see "Joined 42 hours ago from United States of America" and starts to comment directly on this thread about Bubblews. Do I have to say more?
Yes, do. America is a free country and actually I have been here before, left, and have come back only to see HP has not changed. So, why does my freedom of speech offend you my friend?
You didn't offend me at all, perhaps I had to put more smileys I only know this smiley, by the way. How to enter more smileys? (oeps, getting of topic)
Just click on 'formatting' and scan to the bottom. There are about 1 1/2 rows.
No I didn't, but thanks to you I now do
Back to topic now Oh, I love these smileys!
It's sad when smileys are overdone . Some people just seem to look askance at them when overused. Even people that are normally happy or silly still don't like them overused .
So even the cool people of HP should make an effort to use smiles with restraint , especially when they're trying to be comical
I will say that it is a selective scam. The site pays 30% of members and keeps the money made by the rest. That is the conclusion I have come to after seeing a poll on Bubblews.
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