(1) C is for COOKIE
To change your settings in Internet Explorer: Tools –> Internet Options –> Privacy tab. Your display should read “Accept all cookies.”
Also, check your Advanced tab and make sure that “Override automatic cookie handling” is NOT checked.
(2) You are using Netscape, Firefox, or the AOL browser
For my day to day internet usage, I must admit that I love Firefox. But when I work on a GPT site I recommend using Internet Explorer. AOL browsers can cause your account to look like it is being accessed via a proxy and that is a big no-no. Netscape has similar results. Firefox seems to be okay for most people but if you’re new to this type of site, stick with IE.
(3) Firewalls - what & why?
From wikipedia: “A firewall’s basic task is to control traffic between computer networks with different zones of trust. Typical examples are the Internet which is a zone with no trust and an internal network which is (and should be) a zone with high trust. The ultimate goal is to provide controlled interfaces between zones of differing trust levels through the enforcement of a security policy and connectivity model based on the least privilege principle and separation of duties.”
At many college and work campuses firewalls are used to protect the networks. You might find yourself either unable to complete or unable to receive credit if you’re behind a firewall. For this reason, it’s easiest to use only ONE computer to complete your offers - preferably a home connection that you know is safe.
(4) Repeating offers or doing offers in the same family
Often times people don’t get credit for freebies (or paid trials) and can’t figure out why. The problem ends up being that they have already done the offer on another site. Advertisers are paying money for new leads, not repeat customers. If they see someone that has done an offer previously on another site, they won’t pay for your lead again.
(5) You are using the same email address repeatedly
This goes back to the previous statement. New leads are what we’re getting paid for, repeat customers aren’t that enticing to advertisers.
(6) User names
Most offers, regardless of which site they are featured on, are run through the same advertisers and will not allow the same user to complete an offer multiple times.