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    Vizi Direct is non-responsive?

    Count me among the other complainers on this forum that has been scammed by Vizi Direct (Icon Ad Server). They recruited me to join their network, but then could not figure out how to add a second site to my account or how to keep from sending me porn ads and those junky "You are a winner!" ads. After I served up 15,000 impressions for them, they suddenly stopped filling ads with no notice. I asked to get paid for what I had run already if they were no longer filling the network ads. No response from any of their e-mail addresses.

    I have now heard from three other webmasters who have suffered the same scam and never got a cent. Beware Vizi Direct - this is not a reputable company!

    I am not new at this: have continually used ValueClick, ASDAQ, Adbrite, and Google Adsense with no issues. Vizi Direct is not in that league, apparently.

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    interesting i nearly signed up with a 12million pageviews/month site

    thanks

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    I stayed away from them after seeing the net-60.

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    Icon? They were a part of Yield Manager, and it wasnt a great experience either, thats why I stay away from them.

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    Thanks! I was just considering to join them.

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    Geez, there's a surprise.
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    First, we plan to change to net 30 and net 15 starting next year. Vizi is a three year old company with wonderful reputation -- we've had two complaints on this board in the last three years! That's it...

    We do not serve porn ads, we do not allow porn advertisers or any other advertisers in our network. Anyone who makes this claim, obviously is not a member of the network.

    The only complaints we have had in this forum are from the same people who have signed up specifically to complain because they were banned for serving our ads in adware. We do not tolerate fraudulent sites. Vizi has banned over 200 "sites" that have signed up specifically to commit fraud, and we work with other networks to keep these people off the network.
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    can you make up your mind or are you smoking something? In the thread next to this one you said $400, here you say $500. Dont try to fly to space if you cant do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_F_S View Post
    can you make up your mind or are you smoking something? In the thread next to this one you said $400, here you say $500. Dont try to fly to space if you cant do it.
    They're beginning to sound more and more like a disreputable company . Hopefully, Sitepoint will pull their ad off the forum so more publishers don't end up signing on with them and then never get paid.

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    If you guys pay attention to their whois info, they are using a shared webhosting to host their site

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    OMG, shared webhosting to host a corporate website! Who cares?

    We will be announcing Net 15 in January 2008, partially thanks to the people on this board. Appreciate the feedback, there is obviously somethings we need to work on, including the min amount payable (getting rid of this immediately!)

    Vizi Direct is part of VIZI inc, a very well known company in the industry. If you have questions, feel free to speak to us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil_Red View Post
    They're beginning to sound more and more like a disreputable company . Hopefully, Sitepoint will pull their ad off the forum so more publishers don't end up signing on with them and then never get paid.
    You didnt read the original post. we said we are trying to keep any site that doesn't do over $500.00 off the network, and have a $400.00 min.

    Because of the great feedback, we will not be doing min checks anymore. However, if a publisher does not do a certain amount per month, we will no longetr work with them.

    Appreciate the quality feedback (and the ignorant ones too!)
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    Well good luck then, hope we will not see threads complaining about vizi anymore.

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    Well, obviously with our growth we need to get some things in order. Was very upset to hear that DMX questions were not being answered. As a fyi, because of the complaints here and other, the person in charge of Publisher Ops was let go last week.

    If you have suggestions (1-800 number) for publishers please tell me. I realize that some email is blocked
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