LinkGrand.com – Caution!

 

PERSONAL
EARNINGS

Type Pay Rate
Standard Ad $0.003
Premium Ad $0.006
Paid Email $0.002
Keyword Ads $0.002
Quick Link $0.001
10 second ads $0.001

REFERRAL
EARNINGS

30% from clicks

10% from sales

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*No referral earnings from
Paid emails and Quick Links.

REFERRAL
LIMIT

No limit (1 Level)

MINIMUM
CASHOUT

$5

PAYMENTS
VIA


– for payments over $200 (optional)

PAYMENT
TERMS

24 hours

There have been reports of payment delays.

ACCEPTED
COUNTRIES

Wherever Paypal is accepted

: December 20, 2014
The site seems to be spiraling down. Now there are reports of payment delays along with support tickets not being answered. We cannot recommend any site in such a state until the owner devotes more time to the site and catches up with the payments and support tickets.

Here are some links for reference.


: November 25, 2014
We are downgrading LinkGrand from the Established to Legit for a number of reasons.

  1. Their support desk which was very prompt and efficient in the past has become pretty much non-existent. I sent a ticket on August 1, 2014 and didn’t get a reply for 2 weeks. Replied to the same ticket on August 25th, and then again on October 12th. Till today (November 25th) I haven’t received a response. So that is 4 months (and still counting) and still no reply to my support ticket.
  2. Their terms say that payments will be processed within 24 hours but I have read many reports where people have been waiting for as long as 2-3 weeks to receive their payment.
  3. The haven’t announced the BillBoard Winners List since March, 2014.
  4. Finally, their site is stuck in the pre 2011 era. They just haven’t evolved with times. While other sites have kept up with the changing scenario, they are stuck with just Paid-to-Click ads and no other earning streams. One reason why the site hasn’t gained popularity despite being over 7 years old since members don’t have much to earn from the site.

For the reasons stated above, we are downgrading the site from Established to Legit. If the situation worsens, we will re-evaluate and probably downgrade it again.



LinkGrand
is a is a profit sharing internet advertising company that will pay you to visit advertiser’s websites. It has been online since February, 2007.

You may like to read our exclusive interview with Garrett Rowland here.


Below are the Pros and Cons of the site.

 

  • An Established Site – The site has been online for over 7 years which is a great achievement for any PTC site.
  • Fast PaymentsYou receive your payments within 24 hours after you request it. Although it isn’t instant, its the next best thing.
  • No Referral Limit – There is no limit to the number of people you can refer to the site which is great for those who are good at promoting.
  • Applauses – LinkGrand has received a lot of praises and applause. You can read a few of them below.
    IM Report Card
    MyLot
  • Permanent Fixed Cashout – The cashout mark is fixed at $5 and does not increase after each cashout.
  • Monthly BillBoard Jackpot – Members can earn tokens by clicking on Billboard advertisements located above the paid links. You will earn 1 token for each billboard site you click on each day. These reset at midnight and you can click again the next day to earn more tokens. Each month there will be 5 Jackpot winners. At that end of the month, the member earning the most Billboard tokens in that month will win half of the jackpot. The other 4 winners will be selected at random based on the number of tokens and will split the remaining half of the jackpot. The more tokens you have, the better your chance to win !
     
    I have so far won the BillBoard Jackpot once for the month of June, 2011. The chances of winning it are really very bleak considering the site has 150,000+ members. But, luck was on my side. So I’d suggest to keep trying as it doesn’t cost you a cent to click on those banners!

 

  • Paying ? – Site is no longer paying within 24 hours (as stated in their Terms). Not sure if they are really paying or not.

    Old Payment Proofs :
  • Less ads – This is not a Con but many people complain about getting less ads. The ads are mostly Geo-targeted and also mainly targeted to upgraded members. So if you are used to “bux” sites that offer you guaranteed ads daily, you will be disappointed. But, as mentioned earlier that this program depends on real advertisers. They only pay money out when there’s money coming in. This might mean lower earnings, this has kept them stable.
  • No Forum – The site has no forum like most PTCs do. Forums are excellent for interaction between members and the staff. Members can post suggestions, payments proof and report bugs. Also small complaints can be solved which reduces the workload of the staff of replying to Support tickets. However, they do have a good support system and you can contact them here if you have any queries.
  • Payment Delays – Their terms say that payments will be processed within 24 hours but there are many reports where people have been waiting for as long as 2-3 weeks to receive their payment.
  • Delay in announcing BillBoard Jackpot winners – The haven’t announced the BillBoard Winners List since March, 2014.
  • Poor Support System – Their support desk which was very prompt and efficient in the past has become pretty much non-existent. I sent a ticket on August 1, 2014 and didn’t get a reply for 2 weeks. Replied to the same ticket on August 25th, and then again on October 12th. Till today (November 25th) I haven’t received a response. So that is 4 months and still no reply to my support ticket.

  • More information about the site
  • Important
    Links
  • Changelog
    [Since January, 2013]
  • Our exclusive interview with Garrett Rowland (the admin of LinkGrand) – http://www.ptcscrutiny.com/linkgrandinterview/
  • Links are added throughout the day. If you don’t see any now, there may be some later. Links rely on advertisers. If there are no advertisers, there will be no links to click. To encourage more advertisers to join, please use your referral links on your website and/or on traffic exchanges.
  • All accounts are deleted after 6 months of inactivity. Any accrued credits, cash, or referrals in such account will be forfeited.
  • Referral Earnings: You will receive 30% of the earnings your referrals’ clicks. If the ad is worth $0.003 then you will earn $0.0009. If the ad is worth $0.006, then you will earn $0.0018
  • You also earn 10% commissions if your referral upgrades his/her account to Premium. Premium members get a lot more ads as advertisers have the option to target their ads to Upgraded members only. Whether its worth upgrading or not is for you to decide depending on your activity and your ability to build a downline.
  • If you refer advertisers to the site, you receive a 10% commission of their purchase with no limit.
  • The Friend Code is an alternative to your referral URL link. The friend code is something you can create and give to all of your friends in place of your referral ID. For instance, you could create the friend code 555, under your account settings, if it isn’t already taken. Then this becomes your permanent friend code and you give this to other people. When they sign-up, they enter this on the registration form and they will be placed under you. It’s simply a way to tell people about LinkGrand by word-of-mouth and still get credit for them signing up, without the need of using a long referral URL.
  • December 20, 2014 : Status change : Downgraded from Legit to Caution!
    The site seems to be spiraling down. Now there are reports of payment delays along with support tickets not being answered. We cannot recommend any site in such a state until the owner devotes more time to the site and catches up with the payments and support tickets.

    Here are some links for reference.
    https://www.facebook.com/LinkGrand/posts/715702575191244
    https://www.facebook.com/PTCInvestigation/posts/769592086423621

  • November 25, 2014 : Status change : Downgraded from Established to Legit for a number of reasons.
    ● Their support desk which was very prompt and efficient in the past has become pretty much non-existent. I sent a ticket on August 1, 2014 and didn’t get a reply for 2 weeks. Replied to the same ticket on August 25th, and then again on October 12th. Till today (November 25th) I haven’t received a response. So that is 4 months (and still counting) and still no reply to my support ticket.
    ● Their terms say that payments will be processed within 24 hours but I have read many reports where people have been waiting for as long as 2-3 weeks to receive their payment.
    ● The haven’t announced the BillBoard Winners List since March. Despite me reminding them several times, all my messages were ignored.
    ● Finally, their site is stuck in the pre 2011 era. They just haven’t evolved with times. While other sites have kept up with the changing scenario, they are stuck with just Paid-to-Click ads and no other earning streams. One reason why the site hasn’t gained popularity despite being over 7 years old since members don’t have much to earn from the site.

    For the reasons stated above, we are downgrading the site from Established to Legit. If the situation worsens, we will re-evaluate and probably downgrade it again.

  • November 14, 2014 : Keyword advertising introduced. For as low as $7 per week, you can link any of your advertising websites to a keyword which will be displayed to targeted members of LinkGrand. You will receive a minimum of at least 500 real and unique visitors to your website every week for each keyword purchase you make. Your keyword and website link will be displayed on the LinkGrand homepage for maximum exposure. You can check out the keyword advertising service at : http://www.linkgrand.com/keyword.php
  • May 4, 2014 : Geo-Targeting feature available for $0.001 ads for just $1 per 1750 hits.
  • September 12, 2013 : $0.001 ads with a 10 seconds timer introduced. You can check the advertising prices here. They have also opened a new blog.
  • September 12, 2013 : New Advertising feature introduced – QUICK LINK ADVERTISING.
    You receive full-page visits to your website without any ad-frame, However, there is no timer and members can only view your site once per day.
    You can check the rates here.
  • September 7, 2013 : Advertising prices reduced back to the old rates.
  • April 16, 2013 : Paid emails introduced. You have to activate it in your account if you wish to receive paid emails from LinkGrand. You are paid $0.002 for each link you click within the email.

Conclusion : LinkGrand was once upon a time an excellent site but of late they are only resting on their past laurels. Hopefully, the site gets back on its feet soon because they are just sliding at the moment.

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