New Avatars

With the last update, all members who do not yet use their own profile photo were assigned a standalone avatar. The avatar appears among other things in the comments, on the new eBesucher nickpage or on the feedback page.

You do not like your avatar and you wonder who chose your avatar? The avatar was randomly assigned to you and every user can of course change their profile picture at any time in the members area, see: username > profile.

What is The Purpose of an Avatar?

In the virtual world, an avatar serves as a visual feedback that makes it easier to identify a user. On eBesucher, the avatar replaces the plain-colored round icon, which displayed the first letter of the username. The avatar makes it easier to assign content to a user and to distinguish between identities in long discussions on the comments or feedback sites.

 

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Moving The eBesucher Message Board And New Nickpage

The implementation of the GDPR regulations has ultimately made us think about our message board. We thus decided to integrate the eBesucher message board on the eBesucher main website and deactivate the forum software. All threads and posts of the board have been transferred to eBesucher.com.

 

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On the one hand, we regret this step, but this necessary measure is at the same time also a good opportunity to yet again take the next step forward. Since the onset of the age of social networks, the message board has become less important to our users. Furthermore, it has developed over the years and became another support and information platform that has also become vulnerable to spam and manual maintenance.

Our staff will be available for community discussions on TwitterFacebook or the eBesucher blog. Furthermore, you can also reach our support team by email.eBesucher nickpage

 

New Nickpage

Once you are logged into the members area, you can access your new Nickpage on eBesucher, see: Username Nickpage. The nickpage allows you to post your own text or to give hints regarding to your Website or campaigns. Furthermore, the nickpage displays your profile picture (avatar), which you can modify at any time in the members area, see: Username > Profile.

 

 

 

 

Surfbar Update & HTTPS Support

Yesterday we released a major update of the website, the following changes go into effect, as of now.

After Mozilla applied further changes to the browser structure of the latest Firefox browser (version 61), using the browser in this version was limited for most of our users. Our developers have fixed the problem, the surfbar is now running in the latest version of the Firefox browser. We appreciate the patience of those who were unable to run the surfbar during the last week!

We also have some good news for advertisers. From now on, advertisers will be free to choose the website protocol of their ad campaign. This innovation concerns in particular websites that can only be reached via a https: // -protocol. These websites can now be registered and advertised both via the surfbar as well as via click campaigns and mail advertisement. If you want to advertise a previously registered campaign via the https:// -protocol, feel free to modify the URL in the portal for advertisers, see:  Visitors > Manage Campaigns > Edit campaign.

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eBesucher statistics are back online

Short info: We are currently experiencing some difficulties with the statistics, as some users or advertisers do not have access on past statistics.

We are working on this issues and we are confident that all statistics will be available again soon. We will inform you as soon as things are back to normal.

Update: the statistics are up an running again, thank you for your patience!

New Dashboard for Members and Advertisers

We are happy to announce a major update of the eBesucher dashboard.

The update brings several advantages to users of the surfbar, the click campaigns as well as the mail exchange:

  • Direct access to the interest areas and click campaigns
  • Info about the number of unread advertising emails
  • Real time statistics of the earnings in Euro
  • List of all the likes in the surfbar and click campaigns

 

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Outlook: Within the next few weeks, we will be completing the separataion of the portal for advertisers from the members area and thus offer both users and advertisers an even better usability.

Portal for Advertisers & Members Area

The dashboard for the members area is for all those who are using the Traffic Exchange and surfbar, who are interested in Paid to Click ads,  in reading paid advertising emails and in earning money online. You can access the members area as usually through the main page by clicking on members area.

The Portal for Advertisers is designed for all those who buy visitors and who are running advertising campaigns in the surfbar, the click campaigns or through advertising emails. Advertisers can reach the portal for advertisers through Buy Advertising > Manage Advertising.

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Of course, all users and advertisers have access to both the members area and the portal for advertisers. A separate registration is not required!

Any further questions? Feel free to contact our support, we will be glad to assist you!

Your eBesucher team!

Click Campaigns BETA – New Advertising Feature

We are proud and happy to finally announce a long-awaited feature. Besides the surfbar and the advertising mails, we offer you a new advertising method: the click campaigns. In the following, we will explain you the purpose of click campaigns and illustrate how advertisers as well as users are profiting from this new feature.

Click Campaigns

eBesucher Click CampaignsWhen adding a new advertising campaign, the advertiser can choose to advertise in custom interest areas and define whether the campaign should be promoted through the surfbar or as a click campaign. When visiting a click campaign, the visitor has to manually click the advertised URL, which is promoted through a banner ad. Just like in the surfbar, the advertiser can define the minimum time of visit, as well as the target group of the campaign.

Uploading a banner ad is optional and not mandatory, it can be uploaded by editing the campaign. In case you choose to not add a banner ad, the system will create an automated screenshot of your website, which will serve as a banner ad.

Costs & Volume

The costs for a visit through a click campaign are calculated through a bidding system. The advertiser determines a bid, which competes with other advertisers for a visitor.

The minimum bid for a visitor of your campaign is 20 BTP. The costs are determined by country. A list of the average costs by country can be found here: current pricing by country.

Creating a Click Campaign

Click campaigns can be created through the portal for advertisers, see Visitors > Manage campaigns > Add new Page.

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Advantages For Advertisers

The click campaigns offer the advertisers a new advertising feature on eBesucher. Just like advertising in the surfbar or by email, click campaigns can be promoted in distinct interest areas. This allows you to only advertise your sites to visitors which are interested in the respective areas. For example: If you decide to promote a free eBook seminar, the following interest areas would fit:

Further info: Most of the original Visitor Filters for the surfbar are also available for click campaigns. Click campaigns are labeled with a symbol. The following overview displays two advertising campaigns, one is being promoted in the surfbar surfbar, the other as a Klickclick campaign.

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Advantages For Users

Besides the surfbar and the mail exchange, the click campaigns are yet another feature that allows users to earn more bonus points. The number of earned points is displayed in the members area, see Visitors > Statistics > Click Campaigns (remuneration in BTP). The earned bonus points are eligible for a payout. You can request a payout in the members area, see: Points > Payout.

Important: Since click campaigns can be promoted through distinct interest areas, we will only display you sites that are in accordance with your personalized interests. You can modify the interest areas of your choice in the members area at any time, see: User DataPersonal Interests. In order to access the click campaigns, please visit the interest areas through the eBesucher Website.

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BETA

The click campaigns are currently in BETA status, which means that despite thorough testing, we can not guarantee that it is entirely free of bugs yet. Please contact our support team, in case you are encountering difficulties.

We appreciate your feedback!

Christmas Greetings 2017

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Dear eBesucher member!

Christmas is heading our way again and 2017 is drawing to a close. We want to take this opportunity to review the past year and take a look at the upcoming twelve months.

Review

At this point, we would like to thank you for your loyalty and participation. We have noted that most of our users have widely approved the new features of 2017, like the Social Login or the Portal for Advertisers. From suggestions to criticism, our team has received a lot of positive and useful feedback throughout the year. In this regard, we also want to emphasize that we understand your critique regarding the Surfbar Update. However, due to the changes that have been implemented to newer browser structures, these innovations have been indispensable and have also triggered a rise in surfbar earnings towards the end of the year.

In any case, your hints and tips have encouraged us to offer you more features and earning opportunities.

New Advertising Method – BETA Testing

After an extended time of development, we are on the verge of releasing a major update for you in the beginning of 2018. This update has already been released for BETA testing – thanks again to the numerous volunteers at this point! Next to the surfbar and the mail advertising, the update will present a unique and new advertising feature. This means that you as a user can earn points even faster and that advertisers can choose between more different methods of online advertising. Once the BETA testing is terminated, the new advertising feature will be released.

We wish you a merry christmas, happy holidays and a happy new year!

Your eBesucher team

Surfbar Update in Google Chrome

Due to a change in the browser structure, the use of the Surfbar in Chrome 60, as well as other chromium-based browsers, could not be ensured.

The surfbar has been updated for these major browsers and the following innovations go into effect:

  • From now on, the surfbar will be used through the surfbar helper.
  • The surfbar helper opens itself, when the surfbar is started through the dashboard (surf now) or through the discover -button on an interest area (Animals & Pets, Cars & Motorcycles).

 

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Note
: No changes haven been applied to Mozilla Firefox or other versions of Google Chrome.

Our developers will now focus on the development of the new surfbar add-on. Once, the new add-on has been released, we will inform you by newsletter and in our blog.

 

Surfbar Update

After having launched a site update, the surfbar has been restored for the Google Chrome browser. The offline testing was successful but we are currently encountring some minor difficulties on the live system.

Please note that the surfbar can temporarily be started through one of the interest areas.

Example: go to Animals & Pets and click on Discover to start the surfbar.

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We are working on finishing the update and will report back once everything has been implemented.

 

Google Chrome Incident

Google Chrome users, who have updated their browser to version 60.0, are experiencing difficulties when trying to add new advertising campaigns or using the surfbar.

Our developers are currently working on a solution.

Until everything is back to normal, we recommend using one of the following free browsers:




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