On the beginning of each MegaJackpot, we add $500 to the total of prizes so that there's always a prize.

Each time a user buys tickets, a percentage of that amount will go into the pot adding to the prizes amount.

Total amount of prizes will be distributed for all 5 winners being the 1st place winner the one who wins the most and the 5th place winner the one that wins the least.

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Very simple.
First you choose what kind of jackpot you want to play.
We have two groups of Jackpots:

  • Rental balance: The winners get money added to their rental balance.
  • Referrals: The winners earn referrals paid for one month.


On each of these two groups, you have a regular jackpot (higher prizes but higher ticket value) and a mini jackpot (smaller prizes and smaller ticket value).

Afterwards, you need to unlock the board (it's locked by default). Just click on "Unlock" at the top of the board.

Then, if you have enough funds in your main or jackpot balance, just pick a number (or a set of numbers) from the board.
You can only pick numbers in green squares. As soon as you purchase them, they'll turn orange and this way you'll know which ones are yours.
The numbers in the gray squares are tickets purchased by other players.

If you don't have enough funds in your main balance, you can always fund your jackpot balance with AlertPay.

When the last ticket is bought for each jackpot, the 5 winning numbers are automatically and randomly chosen and the users who bought those tickets will get their prizes credited.

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As soon as the last ticket is bought, the draw is automatically made.
5 winning numbers for that specific jackpot are randomly chosen and the respective users credited.

You'll be able to see the last 5 jackpot draws for each type on the bottom of the jackpot page.

If you're one of the winners, you'll see your username highlighted in the winners list and you'll get an entry in your history log (beside the prize, obviously).

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There are a few steps that must be made before an advertisement is actually displayed:

  • Submit the advertisement for review. If accepted, the process continues. Otherwise you'll have to add a new one or edit the current one.
  • Distribute the clicks you bought to that advertisement
  • Click the gray "Play" icon to begin the display.

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First, don't forget that the clicks will only be available in your account 24 hours after we get the purchase's confirmation.

You can go to your advertisement's settings page where you should be able to see how many hours (approximately) remain until the clicks are credited.

If you don't see that time and you still don't have the clicks credited, most likely your purchase wasn't confirmed. In this case, please check the purchase's FAQ for more information.

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You can only be credited by the same advertisement once each 24 hours.
Imagine your click reset time (shown at your own local time) as your midnight.

This means that after that time, another period of 24 hours will count so that you can be credited by viewing the advertisements.

This reset time is set randomly for each user upon registration and cannot be modified under any circumstances.

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We have a rule that helps all users with referrals to be active, including yourself.
As you like to see your referrals active, so your referrer does.

According to point 3.7 of our Terms of Service, the clicks you win from referrals are directly related to the clicks you make.
If you click at least 4 advertisements being a Standard / Pioneer member or you click at least 9 advertisements being a Golden member, you'll receive all clicks made from your referrals.
If you click below that, the maximum you will receive is only the amount of clicks you've made multiplied by the number of referrals you have.
The referral clicks will be calculated based on the clicks you made on the previous day.
These calculations are based on the server time which can be seen in the "View Advertisements" page.

This basically means that you need to click by the server's time everyday and not by your own time (unless you live in the same time zone).

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We only allow advertisements to be credited using the same IP address in 24 hours.

Dynamic IP address are delivered randomly based on a geographical location.
This means that the IP you have today may have been someone else's IP yesterday or a few hours ago.

Some other probable causes may be:

  • Some ISPs (Internet Service Providers) give the same IP address to more than one user usually by using a proxy.
  • You're using a shared network environment (such as a school, an office, a cybercafe or even a building's network) where all computers share the same internet IP address.
  • You have an unsecured wireless network and someone near you may be using your internet access without your consent.


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An advertiser chooses between two kinds of exposure: Standard or extended.

A standard exposure lasts for 30 seconds and an extended exposure lasts for 60 seconds.

This time is calculated from when the progress bar starts until it ends and the click gets credited to the user's account.

An extended view advertisement is worth more than a standard view one.
You can find values per click in our help page.

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Some advertisements are displayed worldwide while some are filtered demographically.

A demographic filter is a tool for an advertiser to choose which countries are allowed to view the exposed advertisement. This is a facultative tool.

So, you'll see all worldwide advertisements (unfiltered) and the advertisements for your country (demographically filtered).

We guarantee a minimum of 4 advertisements to standard members and a minimum of 9 advertisements for Golden members.
Golden members with a golden pack can reach a minimum of 15 advertisements.


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First, shut down the panic alert.
Done? Ok, let's continue...

Whether you've cashed out to AlertPay or PayPal, these causes are similar between both:

  • Accept the payment: Sometime users have to accept payments before they actually get them credited to their accounts.
    Just follow the instructions on the email you received from your payment processor or the instructions in your account's movements.

  • Verify the email address: Even though you have to confirm your email address when cashing out, there are times that an "whatever" button would work better than a "yes" one. If you have cashed out to the wrong email address, we have two options. First, if that email address is really yours, you can add it to your payment processor's main account and you'll receive the associated payment. The second option is for you to contact us using a support ticket so that we can try to cancel the transfer but it's not always possible.

  • Contact us: If none of the above works, please contact us. Problems may occur during the transfer and we'll try our best to make it right.


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Yes, you can cashout to an unverified PayPal or AlertPay account.

Remember that for purchases, PayPal accounts need to be verified

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The minimum amount paid is $2.00 on the first cashout.

This amount will increase by $1.00 for each cashout until it reaches a fixed minimum amount of $10.00.

After that, the minimum amount will always be $10.00

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Users have a limit on PayPal purchases. This limit is variable and is composed by value and quantity of purchases in a 24 hours period.

If you don't see a PayPal button anymore (pay attention that click packs and jackpot tickets don't have a PayPal option), you'll be able to see it again in a maximum of 24 hours after your last purchase.

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Don't worry.
Please read the following causes and you'll likely to find one that suits your situation:

USING ALERTPAY

  • Probably you've paid using an AlertPay email address different from the one you have configured here at NeoBux. In this case, all you need to do is send a support ticket with the purchase's reference number (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) and we'll process it as soon as we take a look at your ticket.
    Please pay attention that if the purchase was made using an AlertPay email address from another NeoBux user, it will be this user that will be credited and no transfer to your account will be made.


USING PAYPAL
  • Probably you've paid using an unverified PayPal account. We only accept payments made from verified PayPal accounts. In this case, a refund is automatically issued and PayPal takes care of crediting you back. Depending on the method of payment you've used, they can either credit you instantly or it can take a few days.


GENERAL
  • If you've bought advertisement clicks, be aware that they'll only be credited to your account 24 hours after the purchase has been processed. You can track the approximate remaining time in your account's advertisement settings page.


These are the most common cases.
Sometimes it may happen that we don't receive payment confirmations from the payment processors or they can delay their delivery.
Either way, you can always contact us using a support and we'll take a look into it.

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No, you cannot.
Everything you can change in your account is in your account settings page.

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neobux: How do I logout?

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To logout, just click the red square on the top-right of the page (after your username).
When you hover your mouse cursor over it you'll see a "Click here to logout" message.

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Direct purchase are all purchases and transfers you make from your main balance.

It's called "direct" because it saves you the hassle from cashing out and purchasing.

The direct purchase may be jackpot tickets, transfers to the other balances, etc.

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No, you cannot.

All balances (except for the main balance) have their own purpose.
The rental balance is used to pay the costs of managing referrals (renting, extending, recycling, AutoPay, etc) and cannot be used for any other purchase nor it can be cashed out.

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No. All balances (except for the main balance) have its own purpose.
The jackpot balance is only used to buy jackpot tickets and cannot be used for any other purchase nor it can be cashed out.

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The jackpot balance is a special balance used only for all jackpots.
While you can buy jackpot tickets from your main balance, sometimes it's not enough.
In this case, you credit your jackpot balance using AlertPay and then use it to buy tickets for all jackpots.
The main balance will only be used again when the jackpot balance has insufficient funds.

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First of all, you can only have direct referrals after you meet these conditions:

  • Been a member for at least 30 days
  • Have made at least 100 clicks


After these conditions are met, the direct referral you can have will be based first on the following limit:
  • Standard: 30
  • Pioneer: 60
  • Golden: 200
  • Golden+Pioneer: 250
  • Golden/Emerald: 300
  • Golden/Sapphire: 300
  • Golden/Platinum: 400
  • Golden/Diamond: 400
  • Golden/Ultimate: 800


Depending on how many days you've been registered, all those days, minus the first 30, will count towards a limit increase.
This means that the older member you are, the more referrals you may have.
The amount will be based on your current membership/pack and the days you're registered (minus 30). This amount will vary and is explained below:
  • Standard/Pioneer = Days-30 divided by 4
  • Golden (without a pack) = Days-30 divided by 2
  • Golden (with a pack) = Days-30


For example, if you have been registered for 330 days (which minus 30 gives 300 days):
  • Standard= 30 + (300/4) = 105
  • Golden = 200 + (300/2) = 350
  • Golden (Ultimate) = 800 + 300 = 1100


If a user registers with your username he/she won't be your referral if you haven't met the 30 days/100 clicks condition or have reached the limit of allowed direct referrals.
You can always remove all direct referrals you don't want to make room for new ones.

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To get your referral link, follow these steps:

  • Go to your account by clicking your username.
  • Click on "Banners" on the left menu.
  • Right click the link you need and copy it.


You can also switch between the available banners by clicking the green arrows to the left and right of the banner.

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This may happen for various reasons.

The typical reason is when you don't follow the rules defined in point 3.7 of our terms of service.
Sometimes you click daily but you forget that it has to be daily at the server's time (as defined).
Being so, you won't get credited by your referral's clicks tomorrow if you don't click today.
You can always check in your chart of clicks made at server's time to see if you did or didn't clicked the day before.

Other reasons may be invalid clicks.
Whenever a referral (or you) makes one invalid click (using autoclickers, not having scripts enabled, etc), that click won't be credited back to you.

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may disappear from your account based on their type (direct or rented) and based on some other factors.

If a direct referral disappears, it can only mean that the referral's account was permanently suspended. As it would be redundant to have an inactive referral, he/she is removed from your account.

If a rented referral disappears, it can only mean that the rental expired.
Rented referrals have a due date that must be met so that they continue to be yours.
Even using AutoPay, you need to be aware that if their due date falls behind the 20 days (or less in certain Golden Packs), AutoPay won't be triggered for those referrals thus not adding another day.
In any case, you need to extended their rental before it ends.

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To recycle a single referral, the easiest method is to click the green icon (the two arrows) at the end of the referral's row in the referral listing.
Click it and then just confirm that you really want to.
Using this method, you can pay with your rental balance or get the amount deducted from your main balance if your rental balance hasn't enough funds.

To recycle a group of referrals, just tick every checkbox at the end of each referral's row.
Then, scroll to the end of the listing and you'll see an option asking you what you want to do with the referrals you selected.
You may want to do many things to or with them but we only give you the options listed there.
Just select that you want to recycle them and confirm.
This method only works with your rental balance.

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Recycling is a term we use to exchange a rented referral.

There are times when certain referrals don't live up to your expectations.
In this case, you can recycle them for only $0.08 each (less in certain Golden Packs).

We also provide automatic (and free) replacements for referrals who don't click for 14 days straight (less in certain Golden Packs).

Keep in mind that 14 days without clicking makes a referral costly (since you've paid him for a month) and recycling him/her is more profitable.

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First, go to your account summary by clicking on your username.

If you don't have available funds in your renting balance, click the "Renting Balance" link in your stats and you'll find options on how to add funds to it.
If you need to know how much you'll need, just follow the next step.

On the top of your click charts, you'll see a "Referrals" button.
Click on it.

You'll be presented with the available packs to rent.
Just hover your mouse cursor over the available packs to know its value.
The packs shown in gray are available but there's not enough money in your rental balance to rent them.

Pick a green pack and confirm. The referrals will then be added to your account.

Note: Golden members need to specify two hours in their personal settings for rental.

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You always rent referrals for one month.

You can always extend them for periods in 30 days blocks or daily using AutoPay

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Why is it hard to rent?

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Golden members have much more demand in renting referrals compared to standard members because almost all of them can afford to rent.
As the demand rises, the distributed referrals for a particular time are easily sold out.

Golden members can rent referrals by setting two times of the day for renting depending on their most convenient time.
You can find that option in your personal settings.
After you change the time, you can only change it again after 7 days.

Remember to be quick because many other members will be there at the same time as yourself trying to rent.

If you're having trouble renting, you can always use the rental queue that, while being a bit more expensive, will guarantee you the referrals.


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When 10 or less days are left until the rented referral's next payment date, that date will display in red.

This is just a visual warning to remind you that their rental is due in a few days.

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Whenever a direct referral has his/her account suspended, the username will be displayed in red.

The system automatically and periodically cleans out direct referrals whose accounts have been permanently suspended.

Some will remain there for a longer period as their account may only be temporarily suspended and they may return. This way you won't lose them.

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To recycle or extend multiple referrals, you first need to select them.
To do so, just tick the checkbox at the very end of each referral's row.

You can select all referrals in the page at once by ticking the checkbox on the top right of the listings header.
If you have the color filter activated, you can click the dots at the left of the global checkbox to select / deselect all referrals for that color group.

Once you select the referrals you want, just scroll down to the listing's footer and you'll see an option where you can select to recycle or extend all selected referrals.

If you extend them for 60 or 90 days, you'll get a discount as displayed.

Then, all you need to do is click on "Click here to pay" and the action will be processed.

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After you've logged in, click on your username on the top right to go to your account.
Now, on the left menu, click on "Rented" under "Referrals". This will take you to your rented referral's list.

All you have to do now is click on "Enable" or "Disable" right of the status of AutoPay (shown on the top of the listing) to toggle its status.

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A sitemap is often considered redundant in the process of building a website, and that is indeed the fact if you made a sitemap for the sake of having one. By highlighting the importance of having a well constructed sitemap, you will be able to tailor your own sitemap to suit your own needs.

1) Navigation purposes

A sitemap literally acts as a map of your site. If your visitors browses your site and gets lost between the thousands of pages on your site, they can always refer to your sitemap to see where they are, and navigate through your pages with the utmost ease.

2) Conveying your site's theme

When your visitors load up your sitemap, they will get the gist of your site within a very short amount of time. There is no need to get the "big picture" of your site by reading through each page, and by doing that you will be saving your visitors' time.

3) Site optimization purposes

When you create a sitemap, you are actually creating a single page which contains links to every single page on your site. Imagine what happens when search engine robots hit this page -- they will follow the links on the sitemap and naturally every single page of your site gets indexed by search engines! It is also for this purpose that a link to the sitemap has to be placed prominently on the front page of your website.

4) Organization and relevance

A sitemap enables you to have a complete bird's eye view of your site structure, and whenever you need to add new content or new sections, you will be able to take the existing hierarchy into consideration just by glancing at the sitemap. As a result, you will have a perfectly organized site with everything sorted according to their relevance.

From the above reasons, it is most important to implement a sitemap for website projects with a considerable size. Through this way, you will be able to keep your website easily accesible and neatly organized for everyone.

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No matter how brilliant your website design is, if it is hard to reach the content of your site then your site is as useful as an empty shell. Here are some tips to improve the usability of your website to ensure it serves its functions optimally.

The first method is to make sure the typography of your content is suitable. If you have large blocks of text, make sure to use CSS to space out the lines accordingly. The longer a single line of text is, the greater the line-height of each line should be. Also, make sure the font size of your text is big enough to read easily. Some sites have 10-pixel-tall text in Verdana font; while that may look neat and tidy, you have to really strain your eyes to read the actual text.

Make it easy for visitors to find content that they want on your site. If you have thousands of articles on your site and a certain visitor wants to find one single article from that pile, you have to provide a feasible means to enable visitors to do that without hassle. Be it an SQL-driven database search engine or just a glossary or index of articles that you have, providing such a feature will make sure your visitors can use your site with ease.

Ensure that your site loads fast if you do not want to lose visitors. Most internet users will leave a website if it doesn't load completely within 15 seconds, so make sure the crème de la crème of your website is delivered to the visitors as soon as possible to retain their attention.

Last of all, test each and every link on your site before it goes online. There is nothing more effective in tarnishing your professional image than broken links, so be very careful about that.

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Normally, if you want to have professional designers custom build your site, you must be prepared to dish out at least a few hundred dollars. All this can change if you know where to find the best deals, the best designs for the lowest price. Here's a rough guide:

First, you must understand that it is a rip off to get companies to design websites for you. Have you ever seen those advertisements in newspaper classified ad sections that offer a 5-page website at $500? These companies are established companies with physical locations, therefore they have to increase the amount they charge to pay off some overheads: office rent, designer's wages, advertising costs and so on.

Therefore, it would be wise to find freelance designers who work from home. These people are often working from home so they do not have a high operation cost like that of a company. On the other hand, they will be able to design images with quality similar to those of designers from big companies, so it's a "no-brainer" choice.

However, choose freelancers with care. The best way to do this would be to go to elance.com. There, you can post the abstract of your project and get thousands of freelancers to bid on your project, so you will surely get the best deal. On top of that, you will be able to choose the designers based on their experience, past transactions and ratings, so your value for money is secured.

Another route you can take is to design your website yourself. Think about it, if you only need 5 simple pages to present some simple information, why waste hundreds of dollars for it? Just spend a little time to sit down and do it yourself. You'll be able to design your own sites even if you do not know a single line of HTML code with the help of WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) programs such as Microsoft Frontpage, Macromedia Dreamweaver and so on.

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Good Design Practices

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Your website is where your business resides -- it's like the headquarter of an offline company. Hence, it is important to practise good design principles to make sure your site reaches out to the maximum number of visitors and sells to as many people as possible.

Make sure you have clear directions on the navigation of your website. The navigation menu should be uncluttered and concise so that visitors know how to navigate around your website without confusion.

Reduce the number of images on your website. They make your site load very slowly and more often than not they are very unnecessary. If you think any image is essential on your site, make sure you optimize them using image editing programs so that they have a minimum file size.

Keep your text paragraphs at a reasonable length. If a paragraph is too long, you should split it into seperate paragraphs so that the text blocks will not be too big. This is important because a block of text that is too large will deter visitors from reading your content.

Make sure your website complies to web standards at www.w3.org and make sure they are cross-browser compatible. If your website looks great in Internet Explorer but breaks horribly in Firefox and Opera, you will lose out on a lot of prospective visitors.

Avoid using scripting languages on your site unless it is absolutely necessary. Use scripting languages to handle or manipulate data, not to create visual effects on your website. Heavy scripts will slow down the loading time of your site and even crash some browsers. Also, scripts are not supported across all browsers, so some visitors might miss important information because of that.

Use CSS to style your page content because they save alot of work by styling all elements on your website in one go.

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