Goodbuzz is the leading online platform that offers scalable play marketing solutions to brands. Goodbuzz’s Play format has more than 200 native game mechanics packaged in to help savvy advertisers accelerate word of mouth online and offline.
More concretely, Goodbuzz help you create yourself a plugin that you could embed on your website or other people website to get increase your traffic, generate new leads or build your mailing list.
Goodbuzz is easy to use, safe for brand, affordable, and delivers better marketing results faster.
You create you account at Goodbuzz, and click on the button “Start a promotion” or “New promotion”. Then a form will appear that will help you create yourself a plugin or widget that you’ll embed on your website.
You have to select and customize one or several the 7 interactive play formats that will be integrated into your plugin or widget. You’ll also have to choose the prize you want to use to entice people to interact with your campaign. The prize must be attractive, appealing; otherwise there will be no incentive for people to participate and share your campaign.
There are 7 gamification themes in Goodbuzz covering more than 200 granular events for user engagement:
We advise advertisers to use about 3 different themes. 5 should be a maximum.
Number of entries or number of participants is the total number of people with unique email address who entered a promotion, either on the advertiser’s website or from the advertisers affiliates websites.
Each Goodbuzz plan or package has a threshold or limit of number of participants who could enter. Before you’ll start a new promotion, you’ll be prompted to select your desired plan.');?>
When the limit of the plan you have selected for your promotion is reached, your promotion will be immediately stopped. A message is sent to inform you that your promotion has reached the maximum number of participants and therefore has been stopped. The promotion could be resumed by adding credit to the campaign.
Goodbuzz is easy to use, safe for brand, affordable, and delivers better marketing results faster. When traditional methods have failed you, give GoodBuzz a try!
- Advertiser s could join to create a play marketing campaign.');?>
- Publisher could join to distribute advertisers’ promotion on their websites and earn more money than by traditional advertising.');?>
- Agencies or affiliates could join to receive 50% all revenue from the promotions they have created for their clients or from advertisers they have referred to Goodbuzz.');?>
- Visitors and participants could join Goodbuzz to take part in the giveaways contests and play marketing campaigns created on Goodbuzz.');?>
People living near train lines find ways to adjust to the noise … They barricade their windows, use ears plugs when they need peace of mind.
Now, consumers treat advertising just like the noise of those trains. They use ad-blockers, mail filters to tune out the marketing noise, and actively ignore all the flashing advertising – That’s called "advertising blindness".
It means a text ad or a banner will be displayed five to 50-thousand times before a single person will click on it. It takes longer time to reach consumers, and even when they're reached, there's no promise they will respond.
Solving that problem is the big idea behind GoodBuzz. Goodbuzz is a new way to achieve better marketing results faster using games.
An advertiser is someone who creates a promotion on Goodbuzz.
A participants is a person who enters your promotion either on your website or through affiliate websites. At the end of the campaign, participants have a chance to be picked up as winners of the promotion Prize.
Goodbuzz builds for you a downloadable address book with the name and email addresses of the participants.
Once a promotion is published it's not allowed to change or cancel it.
Why is there a red dot in front of my promotion?
The red dot is displayed when a promotion is not yet activated (which means the promotion code is not yet embed on any website or the promotion tracking has not yet started) OR when the promotion has expired (which means the promotion has ended and winners has been selected, or the promotion has reached the limit of number of allowed participants).
What does the green dot in from of my promotion means?
The green dot means the promotion is currently running, which means the code has been embed at least on one website and the participants could enter the promotion contest.
A promotion could be entered only on the websites where the plugin or widget is displayed. You can’t however choose or know in advance the particular individuals who will enter the promotion.
Yes. However, you'll not be included into participants list, and you won't be selected as winner at the end of the promotion.
If you find duplicate entries, you could remove those entries. If the promotion is already over, and winners have been selected, you still could check the ID of the winners and reject any false Prize claim.
There are many possible reasons why a promotion won't receive a lot of support. The lack of support may depend on what you are promoting, how your message is worded, the illustrations you’ve chosen, etc.
While creating your promotion, pay careful attention to your headline or title; also format neatly your content and use images and/or videos. In short Be attractive.
Special offers, discounts, deals, coupons, good causes, original, fun, entertaining, educational or exotics things work very well. etc. Avoid corporate verbiage. Engage directly people with simple words.
Ask people to share your promotion. Ask for it in your promotion page, and ask for it by email or tweet.
By the way, you can ask your friends and contacts to help promote your content.
Additionally, you can display your promotion on relevant affiliates and partners websites. Click “Add credit” under your promotion to upgrade your account to receive additional visibility.
Porn, drugs, hate and violent content, illegal activities, scam or any activity that will harm other people life and property are forbidden. This prohibited products list is not exhaustive and you must ensure that you are legally able to publish, distribute or sell each item included in your promotions.');?>
We feature on the front page and at some specifics place on the website promotions for which the advertisers have paid an extra Visibility fee. If you want extra visibility for your promotions, go to "Your promotions" page under "Advertisers" menu, and click the link "Add credit", or select appropriate options during your promotion creation.
Publishers have 24 hours to accept or deny your ad, and as soon as he/she approves it, your ad will go live.
There may be a few reasons for this: If it says "Pending" next to the ad in your account, this means that the publisher has not yet approved the ad.
An invoice is sent to you from PayPal after your purchase. But, you also can login and go to your Account by clicking your account name on the top right of the site and then click Transaction History. You can view all your transactions history there.
The estimated impressions numbers are self-declared by the publishers. It’s an indication that helps you decide where to purchase ad space. Your account will be only charged based on actual impressions numbers or numbers of people who have entered your promotions campaigns.
When you purchase an ad space, the publisher has 24 hours to approve the ad. Once the ad is approved and is live, it will appear in your dashboard.
Yes. To do this, you just login and click on Add credit, and you can purchase additional service from the next page that will be displayed. You can upgrade your Goodbuzz plan or buy more visibility services.
Promotions cancellation is not allowed after they have been launched. You could of course remove the plugin from your website, but the promotion will proceed till the end date and winners will be selected. You’ll not be refunded for any purchase done at Goodbuzz.
To enter a promotion, Check the “Enter” tab on the plugin or widget , and follow the instructions.');?>
Support only products, services, and companies you feel good about and you really like, which means things you\'ll promote or share even if you were not expecting to receive a tip or prize. And, Share only things your friends and followers would appreciate, find useful, entertaining, educational, fascinating, etc.
You are not limited. However we monitor closely everything to make sure there is no spam or fraud.
Your account will be closed, and your earnings blocked if you are caught spamming, using bots or using fraudulent methods.
Be aware, if your Facebook wall, twitter or Linkedin profile is filled with irrelevant content, your friends, followers and connections will hate you, hide your posts, or unfollow you. Therefore your efforts won't yield much result and you'll be disappointed.
Be reasonable and responsible and choose carefully what you promote.
Yes. An Advertiser could block a participant or remove him from the winner list. In this case you won't share in the prize offered, and you won't be able to promote in the future this Advertisers campaigns. We (GoodBuzz admins) could block you too if you are trying to ruin the fun we are having all here. Do you want to ruin the fun?
A prize is a product or service, virtual or physical, that advertisers give away to entice people to enter and support their campaigns.
There are 3 basic ways for winners’ selection:
Some advertisers award bonus Prize to participants or winners when they are really satisfied with the campaign results. The best participants will receive those bonus Prizes.
A lead is unit of measure we use to compare the value each participant in a promotion contest is providing to the Advertiser. Two-values system is used: Points and leads
- Points are of 2 kinds:
1. Earned Points by doing actions required by advertisers
2. Bonus Points by doing extra action no required to enter a contest like sharing
- Leads are:
1. The number of visits (from shared links) generated by the actions done by the participant
2. The number of new participants into contest from the actions done by the participant
The combination of Points and leads will increased the possibility of winning the prize in the case of contest.
A good definition of our audience will help you know what kind prize to attach to your promotion. Women with a newborn would love to receive a huge discount on pampers diapers, or will fiercely compete to win “1 year Free supply of pampers diapers delivered to their door”. Startup founders will fiercely compete to win a $1000 Facebook ads credits or Google Adwords credits.
Chose your price regarding the intrinsic motivation of your target audience, and keep in mind to select a prize that could be somehow related to your brand.
Here are few more ideas of prizes you can think of.
A caution here. It’ll be inefficient to use your own startup product for a giveaway when no one knows about you, or your brand is not strong enough to entice a lot of people.
A notification is sent to winners at the end of each campaign. Some campaigns are for Instant win, it means winner are automatically selected after they have reached a number of points defined by the promotion.
If you have been notified as winner but the advertiser is not responding to your Prize claim, send us a complain message at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your winner code and the name of the promotion.
Please keep in mind, the advertisers is solely responsible of providing the Prize to you. Goodbuzz will try to help you out, but we don’t guarantee that out effort will be always successful.
We use several technics and sources to track a promotion performance. We display some vanity metrics like number of impressions, but the main things we track are:
1. Number of sharing: how many people liked your promotion and shared it
2. Number of new followers: on facebook, linkedin, twitter, email, etc.
3. Number of games played
4. Number photos or files uploaded
5. Watched video or played song
6. Visit to website, online or offline store
The main information recorded about the promotion is displayed on the statistics pages.
Here is a complete list of all the tools and tactics we use to fight people who want to hijack and fraud the game.
Oops! Mawuna, the Chief fraud fighter said it's not a good idea to display the list here, because it could help the bad and ugly guys.
In fact, we deploy a stealth range of tactics to catch, block, and close the account of people who engage in fraud.
Advertisers would review all participants’ entries and disqualify participants with invalid entries, double sign up, and poor reputation.
It's not worth engaging in fraudulent activities, because you chance to win is lowered every time.
A publisher is anyone who has a website, a blog, or portal that could be used to promote advertisers campaigns.
A publisher has to submit his or her website to be accepted. Only high quality websites are accepted.
Currently we accept only website which has more than 5000 unique visitors a month, but are also clean and reputable.
How long it takes to be approved?
We review submitted websites on first come, first served basis. Average approval time is 72 hours.
Each publisher is free to set price for his or her ad spaces. Advertisers would review their websites, and if they are interested, they’d make purchase accordingly.
There are 3 ways to sell ad space on your website:
When you increase the price of an ad zone, the new price only applies to new advertisers unless you tell us to contact the current advertisers to request for them to pay the higher price as well.
Publishers earning are calculated and credited to their account only at the end of each promotion. You can view in real time your ad space performance on Publisher dashboard.
Advertisers have the possibility to identify and selected publishers they are interested in during their promotion creation and buy ad space from them.
Once the purchase is done, a message is sent to the publisher to approve the sales. If the sale is approved, the publisher could access the promotion code that he or she will insert into the ad space the advertiser has purchased.
The promotion will start running on the publisher website, and Goodbuzz will start tracking the performance of the campaign against the sales.
At the end of the campaign, the publisher is paid according to the performance delivered to the advertisers.
I just approved a promotion that was sold, but the promotion is not appearing on my site.
If the promotion is appearing, you have to go to Publisher dashboard and copy and paste the promotion code into the specific ad zone on your website.
After your website is accepted by Goodbuzz, you will need to setup ad zones and install them on your website so that our system can start tracking impressions.
Our quality control service actively monitors all publishers’ websites and activities. We also receive feedback from advertisers and participants.
You could have been banned for one or several of the reasons below:
Why is my payment blocked?
In case of complain from advertisers regarding your website and their promotion, you payment will be blocked, and Goodbuzz Quality control team will review the claims. In case of evidence of misbehavior, your account will be locked and the advertiser will be refunded.
Advertising agencies could apply to get an agency code. Once approved, the ad agencies will receive 50% of all revenue Goodbuzz will get from the promotions they will create under their account / OR from the promotions Advertisers they have referred created on Goodbuzz. We provide the Agencies with a link they could share with their contacts and friends to bring more advertisers)
Do you offer an affiliate program for referring others to Goodbuzz?
Yes. Register and apply to get an affiliate code or Agency code.');?>
Go to you account, and click Cash out on Publisher or Agency dashboard.
Go to you account, then click on your account name at the top of the page, and select “Your credits”. Fill in the form displayed the amount you want to deposit into your account. Payment are made through PayPal or any listed payment gate.
We perform cashouts every 2-3 business days, so the time it takes for you to see the funds in your Paypal account can be anywhere from 2 - 5 business days, depending on how close your request is to our next scheduled cashout.
No, as long as there's money in your account.
If you really want to delete your account, Send us an email at email@example.com or go to your account then click on "Delete account" link to proceed.