Advertlets.com – Beware of this online advertising company

Advertlets.com – Beware of this online advertising company

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Firstly, I am very disappointed with Advertlets.com and the owner, Josh Lim. Therefore, I have this article to express my feeling. Hmm… I really don’t want to post this. But he leaves me no choice. What can I do? No reply when email him. No reply from Advertlets Support. Express the thought like other lo. Check out my previous post – More Advertlets complaints from others . The others also don’t like Advertlets ma. ๐Ÿ˜›

The best way and the only way to get Advertlets’ attention is by positing an article at your blog. Why? Josh Lim himself doesn’t have the time to reply to all the tickets at Advertlets Support and emails. However, he got time to leave comment at this very new blog where nobody knows about it. I did not do any marketing yet so the traffic is very low. (See Make Money traffic statistic in picture). I posted – Advertlets – The slowest payment advertisement company in town on 6pm. And I get reply from Advertlets Support on 8:34pm. Wow, that is really fast. ๐Ÿ˜› However, when you do the normal way – submit ticket at Advertlets Support. Here is what you will get. A reply after nearly a month. (See the ticket ELI-814706 in picture). Then, I tried my luck by posting a comment on Advertlets.com blog. Yeah. I got email. In the email reply, I should able to get my cheque on middle of April. (See Advertlets Support Email reply in picture). However, I did not get anything from Advertlets until now. Do you get your Advertlets cheque lately? Or ever?

Whenever I ask for my Advertlets cheque. The first reply will be -"We noticed a significant amount of click fraud at your blog ". Does it sound familiar to you? Do you get the same response when you ask for your Advertlets cheque?

Actually, the battle already started since on my post – King of complain is backed!!! . Josh Lim himself leaves comment at there too. See the 3rd comment. I was doing benchmarking on both Nuffnang and Advertlets back then. Josh Lim said, "Good luck with your benchmark, we will always endeavour to improve our service ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know personally (at this e-mail) if any of your requests ever go unanswered, and I will look into it. Cheers. ". I also got ‘special treatment’ by Josh Lim himself back in 2007. He rejected my first and second cash out. His reason == click fraud lo. What else? (See the whole email conversation between me and Josh Lim in picture). This is interesting, do read it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Come on, I just want to see the click fraud that he claimed. He asked me to go to court pula. Aiyo… And he requested me to remove all his replies on post – King of complain is backed!!! on his email. (See his email reply in picture). What? Cannot show other? Let me show you what I have…

Josh said that my blog – Jayce Ooi’s Paradise had significant amount of click fraud until the end of August 2007. Therefore, he denied my 2 RM100 cheque. (See my Advertlets dashboard in picture). And the third RM100 still in processing since 18 Dec 2007 cash out. Jayce Ooi’s Paradise has around 100 to 150 daily visits during 10 Jun to 27 Oct 2007. (See the traffic stat in picture). Nuffnang and Google AdSense did not deny my earning during that time. What’s wrong with Advertlets? I earned US$35 for AdSense and RM50 for Nuffnang during that period. (See AdSense earning and Nuffnang earning in picture). Due to the limitation of Advertlets system, I can only retrieve earning data from 20 Nov to 21 Dec 2007. (See Advertlets earning in picture). Do you see significant amount of click fraud in my AdSense, Nuffnang and Advertlets earning report? No, right? How can Josh lim see it? I wonder… ๐Ÿ˜•

Jayce Ooi’s Paradise does not have Advertlets Ad since 21 Dec 2007 due to unprofessionally Josh Lim himself. I don’t trust Advertlets since then. And Josh Lim still let me down even now. ๐Ÿ™ Jayce Ooi’s Paradise has around 400 to 700 daily visit now. (See JayceOoi.com current traffic stat in picture). I am thankful to all my readers. And I am getting around US$40 for AdSense and RM80 for Nuffnang monthly right now. I am very happy with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Did you notice Advertlets tagline is "advertiser + bloggers = money + happy"? However, I did not feel any happy at all since I joined Advertlets. I just know that the money is in Josh Lim’s pocket, not mine. ๐Ÿ™

Thanks for reading my long sharing about Advertlets. Actually, there are a lot more to write. But I am too lazy already. I gave Josh Lim 3 chances. But he picked his way. Oh well, I guess my Advertlets earning is gone. Give Advertlets free advertising at my blog for nothing. And help him write 3 reviews some more. How about your Advertlets earning? Still coming?

My advice to those still have Advertlets Ad on your blog. Think… Think… Think… Should you still put Advertlets Ad after reading my sharing? Don’t trust me? Fine, just search at Google for Advertlets bad news.

Finally, please help me spread this sharing to all your friends. Write post at your blog and link it back here. So that all of us will be not be cheated by Advertlets.com. Thanks for your help!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Continued on Advertlets.com – The lies continueโ€ฆ

  • He… He… Let’s see how fast is Josh Lim’s reply on this post. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • H.K

    gambateh..support u!

  • Thanks H.K. Help me spread it lo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • H.K

    gambateh..support you.

  • actually, i already lost my believe in Adverlets after what happened last time. there even didn’t care about their domain! the most important thing in their type of bussiness. anyway, i support you..

    for me nuffnang is the best for now. although i never get paid yet but i think nuffnang is more serious in their bussiness. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Ha… Ha… I still remember that on my post – Advertlets is gone???. Most of the bloggers run away from Advertlets when Nuffnang start Glitterati. A good timing for Nuffnang. ๐Ÿ™‚

    By the way, no worry about Nuffnang. I already received 3 cheques from Nuffnang.

  • I don’t know what went wrong with Advertlets, they used to be pretty good in terms of service but now they are just so bad that everyone is feeling frustrated. However, it doesn’t seem that way to celebrity bloggers, perhaps Advertlets favour the celebrity bloggers more ? At least with Nuffnang we do get and fair equal treatment, okay maybe the celebrity bloggers do get some priority but at least Nuffnang do not just side the celebrity bloggers. Advertlets just has to improve all else they could be facing a mass boycott by bloggers.

  • aiyo.. i have not done yet testing advertlets.. but ur post (and others) seem convincing enough.. anybody can recommend me any pay-per-view (CPM) ads?

  • Jayce, please refer to the mail from Advertlets Support. I really wish you had checked with us first. Took me 5 hours and 10 minutes to reply. Okay enough for a Saturday? ๐Ÿ™‚

    On a more serious note though: Jayce, I think you know why some of it is delayed, and we have been quite clear about why when you wrote to us previously. You know you can always contact me if you have any questions, and I don’t think this is the right way to have your issue resolved.

    The Rest: Hope that the latest post on Advertlets will help clarify some of the payment issues that you have. As you might be aware, our advertisement model is significantly different from the competition (due to ads being served daily instead of placement based) – so we have quite a few more cashouts to deal with. Esp. after the Titan program, we have a lot more bloggers cashing out faster, so our system has to continually grow to meet that demand and expectations.

    There are two sides of the coin: Serving rotated CPC and CPM ads daily allows us to serve more bloggers, but also, is open to abuse by a few inconsideate ones. Rest assured though, that honest publishers should face no issue with their cashouts, and that our system has been upgraded to make the distinction between valid and invalid earnings even better.

    We will endeavour to improve further! PS: One of our old support guys has returned to Advertlets recently, so you should see a marked improvement soon, as well as more support staff, and when they’re can’t cover it all…me too personally replying on some support requests. You can contact me personally if you feel there has been anything overlooked: josh.lim@advertlets.com. Cheers!

    • Josh Lim is the top sucker

      Josh Lim,
      can you just keep your mouth shut?! Stop pretending to have overlooked a payment, stop pretending to be sorry and stop playing your old shtick again.. yucks… it is disgusting.

      You and your company is a total SCAM… yet you are still hoping that your skills of pretending can last… Stop dreaming. Business people (opps.. i mean cheat) like you can never last.

  • Haha. I can see why you’re upset. I would be if I were you. =)

  • again again and again… i guess their services become worst from worse instead of improving… ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Check out all of this post about advertlets.Whenever i want to register to any “money” program, i will make sure that company is not a scammer..so i didnt even have acc on advertlets..
    Btw, feel sory for you too.Hope they will pay you soon.

  • http://xbrain.biz/2008/01/12/who-is-adam-king-is-it-josh-lim/
    http://xbrain.biz/2008/01/06/advertlets-today-the-making-of-the-movie/
    http://xbrain.biz/2008/01/05/is-advertlets-is-shutting-down-their-business/
    http://xbrain.biz/2007/12/18/why-nuffnang-is-better-than-advertlets/

    Lets collect all the proof and we go to seek the court order under the misleading and trying to cheat ๐Ÿ™‚ We collect all the proof and people to claim those money. We even can sue him for bankruptcy.

    He can be sue under the law of misleading and misuse the personal data to register the http://www.advertlets.com.sg for :

    Owner/Main Contact:

    Name: SAVENERGY PTE LTD(SGNIC-ORGSA238626)
    Registered Address(line1): 3 Clementi Loop #05-02
    Registered Address(line2):
    Registered Address(line3):
    Registered Country: Singapore
    Registered Postalcode: 129815

    Mailing Address(line1): 3 Clementi Loop #05-02
    Mailing Address(line2):
    Mailing Address(line3):
    Mailing Country: Singapore
    Mailing Postalcode: 129815

    Name: SAVENERGY PTE LTD(SGNIC-ORGSA238626) :

    This is not Advertlets rite???
    So this joker still owed me RM1,000 and he dare to ask me to delete all the posts. If you have RM15, go and order a SSM record and you can see who is the culprit behind this business.

    I don’t know why there are friends who is so stupid to put the ads on. Josh now proving that he don’t even want to pay for his best buddy, pardon me mr Joker.

    Let send him to the grave yard. We should unite and I will be the first person to file a police report ๐Ÿ™‚

    • CC

      CC says:
      September 8, 2011 at 11:52 am

      Im not a blogger, neither do I do their adverts.. BUT they engaged on me for my services.. and, I demanded for 50% of the total amount to be paid before commencement of work, and the remaining 50% to be cleared within 15 days from the completion date.

      So, 50% was deposited into my account for me to start the work and that is all the payment I received from Advertlets until now.

      It has been more than 2 months and yet I have not received anything from Advertlets. My constant calling and emailing almost every week has been ignored.

      Nobody answers the phone office. Nobody reply the emails. Josh Lim only once in a while reply me.. (thatโ€™s after my constant calling but he never picks up)

      So, 3 weeks ago, I tweeted about this issue, saying that Advertlets owes me money and does not pay and Josh Lim, founder of Advertlets called me immediately upon seeing the tweet (WOW I AM SURPRISED HE CALLED!) and hereโ€™s a summary from that call :

      1. Josh Lim threatened me to delete the tweet else he will not pay me a cent! Yes, you all read me right, he threatened me.

      2. Josh Lim said the reason for the delay is because he has no money to pay me. (FYI, I went to SSM to find out about his company profile, Advertlets are NOT POOR). And the remaining amount that he owes me is only RM750.

      3. Josh Lim said he has no money, his staffs also has not even receive their pay!

      4. Josh Lim said again, IF I still insisted to not apologize publicly in Twitter saying โ€œProblems resolvedโ€, he will delay my payment for another 2 weeks.

      5. I refused to do so because I do not see what mistake that I committed, so he continue on saying โ€œSince you insisted that you are right, I will delay again and make it 3 weeks waitโ€.

      Those were the phone conversation made 3 weeks ago.

      So, I make an agreement with him. I delete the tweet, you email me a Black & White document saying a date that you will be paying and I trust that you will make the payment by the date you promised. So, I deleted and he mailed me saying by 3rd September.

      Obviously, as usual, he DID NOT fulfill his promises again. Its already 8th September.

      So, am I scammed ? I believe I am.

  • thank you for this post, I will remove the ads from my site, luckily I haven’t got much from there ๐Ÿ˜€

  • LOL. There’s always click fraud detected for Adverlets? I don’t get that from Nuffnang. Never started with Adverlets, I’m Nuffnang Gliteratti from the beginning.

    I bet there’s no click fraud in KinkyBlueFairy and Smashpop.

  • advertlets is sick got few cents for thousand pageviews. I dont trust advertlets anymore since i lost a lot of traffics due to advertlets.com is expired.

  • I feel for ya, not being able to get your $moola$

    But I don’t think such companies setup their business to ‘cheat’ ppl … give it some time to sort out their business model & issues at hand. Even Adsense when starting out wasn’t all good

    I’m a Advertlets, Adsense, Nuffnang user

    So far no problems

    Online advertising is set to increase yearly. Asian market are still ‘new’. Stick with them, build authority and you’ll be duely rewarded being the ‘pioneer’

    Hope your problem will be resolved

    Good luck

  • Advertlets Suck!!! I totally dislike their submit ticket system!!! Useless!! They denied my RM200 due to the same problem..WTF I wrote for a couple review for them somemore… I was too silly at that time! Think twice before you register this suck company!!!

  • Jayce, thanks for taking the time to talk to me just now. Hope that you’re now clearer on our position and our actions so far. Thanks for your cooperation, awaiting your response to proceed. You will be receiving your earnings soon.

    And the rest: If you have anything that you feel you need to discuss, you can give me a call at 0123995674 or josh.lim@advertlets.com. Advertlets is committed to protecting its advertisers and making sure that bloggers are compensated fairly. Understand that we cannot pay for fraudulent earnings, but your cooperation is essential to helping us to clarify and evaluate the legitimacy of your earnings.

    We understand that some may have been victims of sabotage or irregular traffic activity (not your fault, of course), so your communication is essential for us to determine an appropriate course of action and release your payout. Thanks.

  • You Need No further discussion with that Joker..
    He will not pay you as we had a discussion on phone for about 5 or 6 times and the last conversation on January.

    Until now, he still keep quiet on that issue.
    Out of 100 publishers, 90 of them involved in the fraud click? Is that true?

    About the sabotage thing, I can’t really comment on it but I knew that Joker is talking about me. He think by leaving the phone number here can solve the problem?

    Beware guys, he is a sweet talker himself. Don’t fall under his trap.
    Uncle SHA, do you ever get the second or third cheque from them?
    I’m sure you did not get anything after the first cheque rite?

    Funny comment :
    Advertlets is committed to protecting its advertisers and making sure that bloggers are compensated fairly. Understand that we cannot pay for fraudulent earnings, but your cooperation is essential to helping us to clarify and evaluate the legitimacy of your earnings.

    Bullshit joker !! What is the prove of you return back the advertiser’s fund? Or the invoice is just a far far dream away, being swept by the water by the sea.

    Stop supporting them as they are convicted to crime as they are so deniable and as day goes by, they will earn those easy money. Guys, this is not a money game, this is advertising industry.

    Go and tell all the media buyer and media specialists company like Carat, Zenith, Publicis (Pam) I hope that you read this Pam. He is a total liar !!
    Don’t trust this company or your media agency will be suffering alongside with their stink name.

    To the joker himself, I challenge you to bring me to court to prove that click fraud and soon we will know the truth.

  • To xBrain:

    So far, I’ve had all my three cheques, waiting for the fourth one which I cashed out in March, due in June. More than RM$1K earned with Advertlets, and so far I’m satisfied to be approved in their Titan Program. I’m still observing if it would bring in more $moola$.

    Hahaha, no they’re not paying me, nor am I a spokesperson. An independent publisher since 2006

    Well I don’t know your conversation with Josh, but pickup it again. A breakdown in communication, only result in duit terbang bro. Maybe agree to deduct money that was earned from click fraud, which may be caused by sabotaged

    Jayce: Thanks for letting me using your comments section, Paiseh …

  • Thanx,Great information

  • Uncle, I had enough conversation with Josh..

    The last conversation he did agree to pay whatever amount that he “can afford” to pay after deducting the so called fraud click. He accused me of using the proxy.

    Until now, the check is not arrive yet the mail from that joker himself.

    I had enough and now Jayce fall into the sweet talk of mr joker of the advertising arena

  • xBrain, I did not fell into his sweet talk. And it was not sweet talk either. See my comment on other post…

  • Local advertisers are disappointing.

    Just ignore them all together.

  • Jys

    well, i guess action is better than words. no point explaining and explaining to us but we ppl still didn’t get our cheque!!

    i cash out end of march and they said i need to wait 2 months before the cheque can reached me. so let’s just wait and see…

  • Ya… Ya… Let’s wait and see. My Advertlets cheque due on 20th of May. 6 days to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ss

    Haha that “so-called-CEO” again. Everything also like to bring to the court. Like he owned the court haha. Just forget bout it.

  • 5 days to go for my first Advertlets cheque. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Good luck in your quest for your checks. Here is my last account screen capture before my last message to advertlets “You can keep the RM 537.33. I’ve enough Dealing with advertlets”

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/2494293050_6678500916_o.jpg

    RM 537.33 is nothing compare to the time i’ve spent reading excuses, answering stupid question & writing emails to them. I’ve Enough With Advertlets…

  • What is going on? ๐Ÿ˜•

  • Wow, what the shake? Jayce, have u receive ur cheque? if the answer is “no”, meant the cheque is expired liao?

  • Received already. Check out my post – Thanks Advertlets for its first cheque to JayceOoi.com

  • i still waiting for my first cheque JOSH !

  • Call Josh lo. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Looks like the only way get your payment is through complaint on your own blog, poor customer service

  • Ha… Ha… But this method work lo. I received the cheque already by using this method. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • I have a blog and don’t care about earnin much so I’ve decided to try this company but now I change my opinion right now. my blog is not for earning money but if I can earn some I’ll try for a better site with that money. anyway I am lookin for a trustable add program which really pays for impressions not for clicks. is there any trustable programs which pays for page impressions, I need yor advice and want to thank to you for your warning.

  • Try Nuffnang lo. It is better than Advertlets as it actually pay. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thanx jay I’ll try nuffnang but some rewiews on the net tell that nuffnang only pays for malaysian impressions, my impressions are %70 from USA+ Canada+ EU+ UK

    will nuffnang also pay for this impressions from EU, USA, UK, and Canada ?

  • Nuffnang only pay well if your traffic is from Malaysia or Singapore. Better stick to other US advertising company since your traffic is from US region most.

  • you try and email them and they take years to reply, with the reason is their support ticketing system got problem or they simply tell you that… oh i didnt receive that email woh….
    damn it!
    and you keep on blog about josh lim, he will call you!
    Haha, and say, OH< your cheque is already sent to the post office, you will receive it in one or two weeks…
    and then you have to wait for a years to receive the cheque with less amount….
    they simply deduct your earning since they dont have a method to trace click fraud! STUPID!

  • Hai… Why Advertlets become like this…?

  • adverlets is scam

    halo..im so pissed off with advertlets..damn.they never paid me since april 2008! the status said SENT,but i havent receive any.then i checked out couple of months later,still UNPAID.FYI now i have more than RM1000 in my account.but,ive just removed advertlets ads on my site after months of waiting (6 months).the real problem is they keep on beating around the bush.support system sucks too.no matter how much you contact them.lastly they just ignored you! damn.

    i know,they gave lame excuse of click fraud.you know what? ive received thousand bucks from Google Adsense without having single problem related to click fraud.we all know Google has a very reputable plus advanced technologies to detect click fraud.

    im willing to DESIGN graphics related to this matter,FREELY! email me at advertletscam@gmail.com for details.

    let ALL MALAYSIAN BLOGGERS know advertlets is SUCK!! and lets show what we bloggers can do!!

    adverlets suck!

  • Josh Lim seems don’t entertain bloggers who filed complaint nowadays. My friend did not get any cheque from Advertlets after cash out too. 6 months passed. ๐Ÿ™

  • adverlets is scam

    rite.ive read his rude reply to one blogger as well.i think we should stop this lah.he went too far..enough is enough la josh,we dont want excuse anymore..i think it is time to have a kind of LOGO/GRAPHIC published on our website saying advertlets sucks..we should help other bloggers not to publish advertlets ads anymore.

  • count me in… i’ll put it here http://Panduan-Belajar-Adsense.com . Will educate the new blogger not to use any advertlets services. Lets do the math, if RM 100 not paid x 1000 blogger = RM 100k total SCAMMED!

    as a google adsense publisher, i honor the advertising company. But Advertlets is one of the PARASITE in the industry. We need a CURE. i.e. BANNED ADVERTLETS and EDUCATE other blogger, especially NEWBIEs.

    “DOWN WITH ADVERTLETS!” this might be a good slogan for the campaign!… Cheers.

  • CC

    **I accidentally posted this somewhere under another person’s comment! Sorry”

    Here’s my experience with Josh Lim and Advertlets.

    Im not a blogger, neither do I do their adverts.. BUT they engaged on me for my services.. and, I demanded for 50% of the total amount to be paid before commencement of work, and the remaining 50% to be cleared within 15 days from the completion date.

    So, 50% was deposited into my account for me to start the work and that is all the payment I received from Advertlets until now.

    It has been more than 2 months and yet I have not received anything from Advertlets. My constant calling and emailing almost every week has been ignored.

    Nobody answers the phone office. Nobody reply the emails. Josh Lim only once in a while reply me.. (thatโ€™s after my constant calling but he never picks up)

    So, 3 weeks ago, I tweeted about this issue, saying that Advertlets owes me money and does not pay and Josh Lim, founder of Advertlets called me immediately upon seeing the tweet (WOW I AM SURPRISED HE CALLED!) and hereโ€™s a summary from that call :

    1. Josh Lim threatened me to delete the tweet else he will not pay me a cent! Yes, you all read me right, he threatened me.

    2. Josh Lim said the reason for the delay is because he has no money to pay me. (FYI, I went to SSM to find out about his company profile, Advertlets are NOT POOR). And the remaining amount that he owes me is only RM750.

    3. Josh Lim said he has no money, his staffs also has not even receive their pay!

    4. Josh Lim said again, IF I still insisted to not apologize publicly in Twitter saying โ€œProblems resolvedโ€, he will delay my payment for another 2 weeks.

    5. I refused to do so because I do not see what mistake that I committed, so he continue on saying โ€œSince you insisted that you are right, I will delay again and make it 3 weeks waitโ€.

    Those were the phone conversation made 3 weeks ago.

    So, I make an agreement with him. I delete the tweet, you email me a Black & White document saying a date that you will be paying and I trust that you will make the payment by the date you promised. So, I deleted and he mailed me saying by 3rd September.

    Obviously, as usual, he DID NOT fulfill his promises again. Its already 8th September.

    So, am I scammed ? I believe I am.