Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Day 11 - Referral program

I want to ask for some help from you (the user of 1rstlink.com.)
I will make a referral program so we can grow the user number ( we have 220 till now ).
You can find your referral link on "Edit my Profile" page (http://1rstlink.com/edit_user.php).
I know there is no money involved in this referral program but this is in our common interest becouse if more users join our network all our blogs will have more votes.
Also i will keep tracking all referrals and add them under you. In this way when the time comes i will find a way to reward you in some way.
Posible rewarding scenarios:
1. After 1000 users we will add a subscription to this site and will splitt the profits with the users who referred others
2. After 1000 users will not accept new members and will charge people who want to promote there articles. In this case referrals will have 10% and users who vote will have 50% of the money.
3. will keep the site free but after 1000 users users will only recive 90% of there tasks in favcredits (if they make 10 tasks will only recive 9 credits). The other 10% will go to the user who referred them.

Please tell me what you think and if you want to join.

Best Regards,
Radu.

14 comments:

Chris said...

INSERT INTO fav_xchanges SET user_id='326', fav_id='567', fav_url='http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=http://someonesgottowatchit.blogspot.com/&title=Someone's Got To Watch It!', type='4', time='1210862164'
You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 's Got To Watch It!', type='4', time='1210862164'' at line 1

You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 's Got To Watch It!', type='4', time='1210862164'' at line 1


Looks like you better do some DB protection from SQL injection.

skynex66 said...

chris: yes i saw that myself while doing tasks. I'll corect that till tomorow. I have to run now.

Anonymous said...

I think need to remember that 100 votes to a page say on reddit or digg, doesn't make any difference if its spread out over a few days.

Anonymous said...

We have alot of people clicking the link but not voting. I'm not sure why they aren't voting.

skynex66 said...

Yes about 20% of people aren't actualy voting. This is probably becouse the links are not categorysed and people who only want to use one social network and not the others have to click the link for the next tasks to apear. But i think i have solved this problem by rss feeds specific for each social network.

skynex66 said...

I know that 100 votes spread over more days don't count so much but that's becouse we just started and don't have a lot of users. You can see the stats. That's why i have made this referral program so we can add more users to our network.

Chris said...

This got me on the front page of reddit all day yesterday. I don't care if a few people accidentally click. If you have something that is any good this will still get you enough of a boost to fight the down voting bots and get some good traffic.

skynex66 said...

chris: glad to hear that it starting to work.

Anonymous said...

I noticed today the amount of link referrals I am getting is way low compared to usual.

Also I noticed that you have the link to the referral program saying that it impacts the amounts of times our links our shown. I find that extremely unfair especially for someone that is active with voting for whatever is coming in.

I have a pretty powerful stumbleupon account and I don't mind helping out other bloggers. But to be punished because I am not going to run around promoting a site is really unfair.

If I am not going to gain anything out of the system because I won't promote a referral link than I don't know if I want to participate. Going with this setup is going to turn off a lot of people.

-Kevin

skynex66 said...

You have a point there but:
1. this is a new site with few users and in order for this to work better we need to expand.
2. the limits i'm placing are above the site capacity to give votes at this time so this limit migh only aply somethime in the future when will have more users than the limit actualy is.
3. So you can use the system without referring anyone and still will get benefit from it, but i need to give award in some way the users who are helping me. I also made an 100$ contest( but i think that's only simbolic).

Anonymous said...

I agree that we need more people to make this site grow but I disagree that referring people is tied to what you can get out of this site.

According to the stats I am one of the more active people on here. So I am voting for a lot of people and helping them out using my accounts. But because I don't refer people I can't reap the rewards as much. That is pure and utter bullshit. while it might not be active now that can lead to people getting a real bad taste in their mouths. Active people should be rewarded as much as people that refer users.

Also you may want to remove the link to blog catalog in the sign up page. They aren't too happy about that.

skynex66 said...

"I noticed today the amount of link referrals I am getting is way low compared to usual."
I don't understand exactly what you want to say by this. the users you referred are decresing? I don't know if this is posible only if there is a problem with the database. Please explain a litle more.

Also I don't realy have a strategy defined for this project( I don't know where it's heading). So if you want to help me with this it would be nice. You can find me on Yahoo Messanger as: skynex66

skynex66 said...

Blog Catalog is the site who gived me the ideea to build this project. They do this thing but in a harder way.

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