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    Could you define 'incentivized' for me?

    I've been reading through old posts, but it's not answering my questions about 'incentivized'. Most of those posts are talking about paying people to complete offers.

    I'm looking for information about all the new 'Paid-To-Click' sites popping up. They pay their members to click on a link or banner, and go to another full page.

    The members get paid to click on the link, but not on the second page. If there is a clickable banner or link on the second page, it's up to them if they want to click it or not.

    Is this considered 'incentivized'? And for the places that pay for incentive traffic, would they want to know where the publisher was advertising (ie, on the Paid-To-Click program) or the pages they were using to advertise (ie my website pages)?

    And for CPM places that don't accept incentivized traffic, would this be incentived?

    Amanda - thinking about opening a paid-to-click site.

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    To answer your question, "incentivized" is not a word in the English language.
    It is a coloquiallism, derived to depict the act of providing an incentive.
    The correct form of the word (a verb) is INCENT.

    This is similar to the abuse of our language by people who say, "orientate".
    There is no such word. As the attendee of an ORIENTATION you can become ORIENTED (not orientated).
    Last edited by ParkinT; Oct 12, 2007 at 08:12. Reason: After re-reading my post, I realized that I answered the question but did not provide the information you requested.
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    That's why I put it in quotes (you know - these things ' ').

    Since it is the word most people refer to rewards as, I decided to use the common form of it, not the proper word.

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    If you use the proper word then more people will know what you are talking about.

    Colloquialisms are only really understood in the small area where the term has been adopted as part of their local language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Colloquialisms are only really understood in the small area where the term has been adopted as part of their local language.
    Which would make the term perfectly acceptable in a webmaster forum as it is a commonly used one in our profession.

    If we're done with the grammar lessons...

    You'd really have to ask each provider if they consider your scenario incentivized or not, some might, some might not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tke71709 View Post
    Which would make the term perfectly acceptable in a webmaster forum as it is a commonly used one in our profession.
    Only for those who speak American rather than English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Only for those who speak American rather than English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Only for those who speak American rather than English.
    Actually I speak Canadian.

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    Here are a few examples....


    1. Offering sharing of income from clicks.
    2. Offering rewards for clicking on ads.
    3. Asking visitors to click your ads.
    4. Saying % of ad earnings will go to charity.

    You get the idea...


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