Once upon a time (1999), there was a Dot Com company based on the premise that it’s members would “Get Paid to Surf the Web.” That company was AllAdvantage, and it mercifully left us in 2001.
AGLOCO is a new iteration of AllAdvantage where users will be able to “Own the Internet.”
The former AllAdvantage Chairman and CEO, James Jorgensen, is on board with AGLOCO (A GLObal COmmunity), and Raymond Everett-Church is back as Chief Privacy Officer.
Most exciting of all – the concept is built around the AGLOCO Viewbar (if you could hear my voice, you’d note the Northeast sarcasm), currently in limited beta testing.
According to AGLOCO, their Viewbar is “a small software platform that allows users to capture the value they create on the Internet”, while they get paid to search under the watchful eye of AGLOCO corporate.
As reported in TechCrunch, the way AGLOCO is paying out users is by giving back a portion of affiliate fees earned from E-commerce sites when users make purchases.
I have no idea how this piece of software behaves, as it’s still in beta. I’d urge affiliate managers to educate themselves about it before accepting AGLOCO into their affiliate programs.
And despite some people referring to AGLOCO as an affiliate program, it is not.
It is a multi-level payout scheme wherein AGLOCO users can get portions of the fees generated by referred members, as well as new members that those people referred. This goes five levels deep, making it MLM or network marketing.
On an entertaining note, AllAdvantage was ranked #5 on The 25 Worst Web Sites list published by PC World in September 2006.