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May 15, 2015, 06:31:20 AM
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Aren't implementing captchas enough for this? Which ones would you recommend? I've been using Solve Media and ReCaptcha. And what other anti-bot measures are there (apart from captchas) that a faucet owner could choose to implement?

Is not enough, SolveMedia in security mode revenue or secure level 1 could be easy read with OCR.
I think recaptcha is the best one
But with phantomjs or imacro is it simply to simulate a human.
You also need a mouse detection, measurement of time and other few think to detect a bot.

The best way against bots is a email registration, but this is really annoying

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May 15, 2015, 07:36:21 AM
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I am running a faucet and I have to say:
all other ad systems apart from adsense, generate almost nothing
you have to have really big faucet to start receiving earnings from other things than adsense
I earn enough form adsense to keep the faucet going, but there is not much profit there. (some days 100% profit, but then 2 days in a row with 50% loss)
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May 15, 2015, 08:07:31 AM
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Aren't implementing captchas enough for this? Which ones would you recommend? I've been using Solve Media and ReCaptcha. And what other anti-bot measures are there (apart from captchas) that a faucet owner could choose to implement?

Is not enough, SolveMedia in security mode revenue or secure level 1 could be easy read with OCR.
I think recaptcha is the best one
But with phantomjs or imacro is it simply to simulate a human.
You also need a mouse detection, measurement of time and other few think to detect a bot.

The best way against bots is a email registration, but this is really annoying

Hmm... Didn't realize that. Perhaps that might explain why my faucets keep getting drained so quickly. Sad

I'll probably be shifting to ReCaptcha and testing to see if it's any better. I've noticed that ReCaptcha sometimes doesn't check to see if a captcha was successfully filled in (i.e. you just press a button and the system analyzes your behavior/setup and determines whether or not you're a bot based on just that analysis alone). Email registration would be very annoying, and I'm not sure if many popular faucet scripts out there support that either (at least not out of the box I think).

Anyway, thanks for the help. Smiley

I am running a faucet and I have to say:
all other ad systems apart from adsense, generate almost nothing
you have to have really big faucet to start receiving earnings from other things than adsense
I earn enough form adsense to keep the faucet going, but there is not much profit there. (some days 100% profit, but then 2 days in a row with 50% loss)

Doesn't AdSense require sites displaying their ads to be rich in content? I would have thought most faucet sites would fail this requirement. Huh

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To create an adsense account you need a site rich in content. Then, however, you can add the adsense to the sites not so rich in context - it is said so in rules.
I have other pages than faucet, that have a lot of text and generaly a bit of "quality" users. Then, a faucet which generates much more traffic, but low quality
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May 15, 2015, 09:08:41 AM
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To create an adsense account you need a site rich in context. Then, however, you can add the adsense to the sites not so rich in context - it is said so in rules.
I have other pages than faucet, that have a lot of text and generaly a bit of "quality" users. Then, a faucet which generates much more traffic, but low quality

Ah, OK thanks for the explanation. I always assumed the requirement was universal. Never thought that as long as at least one of your sites have good content, you can place the ad even on pages/sites which lack high-quality content. I see that Freebitco.in also has AdSense ads and they're the largest faucet in the world so I guess that pretty much validates it then. Smiley

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May 15, 2015, 04:06:15 PM
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I've been running Faucets for years, and I would not have been doing that unless they made profit !

Most of what has been said above is pretty accurate regarding how the faucet makes money.

  • Advertising
  • Captcha's
  • Re using your traffic
  • Donations

I don't use captcha's to generate income, or donations, but I do make money from advertising, and re selling my traffic.

My outgoings for the two fauctets I currently have is around 2.5BTC per mth but I aim to make what ever I spend x2,

Just out of curiosity but why don't you use captchas to generate income? Is it because you specifically choose not to or because their reward is too low for it to be worthwhile? I know Solve Media gives you a small reward for each successfully solved captcha and I haven't heard any complaints about their captchas being easily beaten by bots.

Donations, I can pretty much understand though.

When I started Bitcoingenie.info I used solvemedia on that one and to be honest for what they pay, and there min amount to payout which I think is currently $200 and the fact I'm in the UK just didn't make it worth while, plus the fact it is pretty easy to defeat with a bot, I mean there captcha is either "very nice" crocodile tears" or "pajama bottoms" they don't revolve the captcha enough, plus I don't like the way they have started the out of screen thing when you click the reveal.

Its all about keeping your users happy, I'm fortunate enough to have an adsense account, in fact I logged into adsense yesterday and apparently it was my 9th year anniversary of using adsense lol

And yeah donations are just a dumb ass way of trying to make money from a faucet.... if people need the dust to start with they are hardly likely to chuck a BTC at you are they lol Wink



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May 15, 2015, 04:41:18 PM
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I've been running Faucets for years, and I would not have been doing that unless they made profit !

Most of what has been said above is pretty accurate regarding how the faucet makes money.

  • Advertising
  • Captcha's
  • Re using your traffic
  • Donations

I don't use captcha's to generate income, or donations, but I do make money from advertising, and re selling my traffic.

My outgoings for the two fauctets I currently have is around 2.5BTC per mth but I aim to make what ever I spend x2,

Just out of curiosity but why don't you use captchas to generate income? Is it because you specifically choose not to or because their reward is too low for it to be worthwhile? I know Solve Media gives you a small reward for each successfully solved captcha and I haven't heard any complaints about their captchas being easily beaten by bots.

Donations, I can pretty much understand though.

When I started Bitcoingenie.info I used solvemedia on that one and to be honest for what they pay, and there min amount to payout which I think is currently $200 and the fact I'm in the UK just didn't make it worth while, plus the fact it is pretty easy to defeat with a bot, I mean there captcha is either "very nice" crocodile tears" or "pajama bottoms" they don't revolve the captcha enough, plus I don't like the way they have started the out of screen thing when you click the reveal.

Its all about keeping your users happy, I'm fortunate enough to have an adsense account, in fact I logged into adsense yesterday and apparently it was my 9th year anniversary of using adsense lol

And yeah donations are just a dumb ass way of trying to make money from a faucet.... if people need the dust to start with they are hardly likely to chuck a BTC at you are they lol Wink



Thanks for the answer.

I didn't realize Solve Media had so many issues. Would you say ReCaptcha is the best captcha then? (especially in regards to resistance to bots)

And donations were probably more of a factor back when there were fewer faucets and most of them weren't solely motivated by profit. I believe Gavin's original faucet subsisted solely through donations for most of it's existence.

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May 15, 2015, 06:31:56 PM
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I'm a faucet owner too (I think is one of the best) : http://bitcoinspace.net/freebitcoins
We pay 600, 1500, 2000, 3000, 5000, 10000 satoshis every hour.
We have : Google Adsense, Bitmedia.io, Adbit.co, Bitclix.com as advertising networks.
The main revenue is generated by Adsense (over 80%)
We have 35-40 k unique vistors per day.

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I'm a faucet owner too (I think is one of the best) : http://bitcoinspace.net/freebitcoins
We pay 600, 1500, 2000, 3000, 5000, 10000 satoshis every hour.
We have : Google Adsense, Bitmedia.io, Adbit.co, Bitclix.com as advertising networks.
The main revenue is generated by Adsense (over 80%)
We have 35-40 k unique vistors per day.


I think many of your faucet users will give up before reaching the minimum payout...

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I'm a faucet owner too (I think is one of the best) : http://bitcoinspace.net/freebitcoins
We pay 600, 1500, 2000, 3000, 5000, 10000 satoshis every hour.
We have : Google Adsense, Bitmedia.io, Adbit.co, Bitclix.com as advertising networks.
The main revenue is generated by Adsense (over 80%)
We have 35-40 k unique vistors per day.


I think many of your faucet users will give up before reaching the minimum payout...

You are wrong:) they don't give up, they continue to play and recommend our page to others, because we are trusted and we have high rewards.
Now (because we have just 45 days from lauch) we have the minimum set to 100100 satoshis.
We will reduce it to 50000 satoshis or even more in the future (after we get a fair formula between payments and revenue and after we receive the payments from Adsense)
Also other adjustments can be made.

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I'm a faucet owner too (I think is one of the best) : http://bitcoinspace.net/freebitcoins
We pay 600, 1500, 2000, 3000, 5000, 10000 satoshis every hour.
We have : Google Adsense, Bitmedia.io, Adbit.co, Bitclix.com as advertising networks.
The main revenue is generated by Adsense (over 80%)
We have 35-40 k unique vistors per day.


I think many of your faucet users will give up before reaching the minimum payout...

You are wrong:) they don't give up, they continue to play and recommend our page to others, because we are trusted and we have high rewards.
Now (because we have just 45 days from lauch) we have the minimum set to 100100 satoshis.
We will reduce it to 50000 satoshis or even more in the future (after we get a fair formula between payments and revenue and after we receive the payments from Adsense)
Also other adjustments can be made.


Hey, did it take long to get approved by bitmedia?
I am waiting over 10 days now. Are the earnings from them good?
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Hey, did it take long to get approved by bitmedia?
I am waiting over 10 days now. Are the earnings from them good?

Bitmedia is in the 2-nd place for revenue (after Adwords)
10 days ?  woow I think you should contact them.
From what I remember the activation is our case was in 2-3 hours

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I'm a faucet owner too (I think is one of the best) : http://bitcoinspace.net/freebitcoins
We pay 600, 1500, 2000, 3000, 5000, 10000 satoshis every hour.
We have : Google Adsense, Bitmedia.io, Adbit.co, Bitclix.com as advertising networks.
The main revenue is generated by Adsense (over 80%)
We have 35-40 k unique vistors per day.


I think many of your faucet users will give up before reaching the minimum payout...

You are wrong:) they don't give up, they continue to play and recommend our page to others, because we are trusted and we have high rewards.
Now (because we have just 45 days from lauch) we have the minimum set to 100100 satoshis.
We will reduce it to 50000 satoshis or even more in the future (after we get a fair formula between payments and revenue and after we receive the payments from Adsense)
Also other adjustments can be made.


I wish you succes...and I promote your faucet...but it's not as webmaster my preferest and i think it is the same for many little webmasters.

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I wish you succes...and I promote your faucet...but it's not as webmaster my preferest and i think it is the same for many little webmasters.

Can you explain a bit ?

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Hey, did it take long to get approved by bitmedia?
I am waiting over 10 days now. Are the earnings from them good?

Bitmedia is in the 2-nd place for revenue (after Adwords)
10 days ?  woow I think you should contact them.
From what I remember the activation is our case was in 2-3 hours

So I have already mailed them and another day passed...
I did not know they provide such good earnings....
I hope they will answer soon
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You're not alone, my site was never approved by bitmedia either, they may have some rules about which site to accept.

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I wish you succes...and I promote your faucet...but it's not as webmaster my preferest and i think it is the same for many little webmasters.

Can you explain a bit ?

of course:
My ad space is not unlimited.
If I promote your link it is more a service for my members and visitor than a purpose to earn more.
But I see that faucets users keep up or give up if the payout is to high.

it is same for me:
I test many faucets and if the payout is to high,I will never reach the payout before the faucet close (lol)
I and my referrals prefer earning less but faster because they see too much scam,and honnest webmaster are put in the same basket...

if you are realy the best and your payout is not too high,then I will promote your faucet more...




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of course:
My ad space is not unlimited.
If I promote your link it is more a service for my members and visitor than a purpose to earn more.
But I see that faucets users keep up or give up if the payout is to high.

it is same for me:
I test many faucets and if the payout is to high,I will never reach the payout before the faucet close (lol)
I and my referrals prefer earning less but faster because they see too much scam,and honnest webmaster are put in the same basket...

if you are realy the best and your payout is not too high,then I will promote your faucet more...


Our cashout limit is set to 100100  satoshi right now.
Some people say that this is a high number, but ... let's compare it with https://freebitco.in/ for example: they pay once a week. On http://bitcoinspace/freebitcoins you can reach the actual cashout amount in aprox 1 week also.
We will reduce this limit (I think to 50% ) once we receive the revenue from advertising.
You can start promote it and benefit later.
We dont open a faucet for 1 month (we invested too much money in this project (server, security, script, payments to users etc)
We want to offer one of the best platform in this business.

PS : there are users who already have many referrals (I have a user with 3,972 referrals - you can check this by yourself by entering this addres in the "REFS" page on our website : 1BDSf6T17iCRFkSwXbWUFWqsr29j24KqGu)  Check his address and see how many payments he received from BitcoinSpace.

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of course:
My ad space is not unlimited.
If I promote your link it is more a service for my members and visitor than a purpose to earn more.
But I see that faucets users keep up or give up if the payout is to high.

it is same for me:
I test many faucets and if the payout is to high,I will never reach the payout before the faucet close (lol)
I and my referrals prefer earning less but faster because they see too much scam,and honnest webmaster are put in the same basket...

if you are realy the best and your payout is not too high,then I will promote your faucet more...


Our cashout limit is set to 100100  satoshi right now.
Some people say that this is a high number, but ... let's compare it with https://freebitco.in/ for example: they pay once a week. On http://bitcoinspace/freebitcoins you can reach the actual cashout amount in aprox 1 week also.
We will reduce this limit (I think to 50% ) once we receive the revenue from advertising.
You can start promote it and benefit later.
We dont open a faucet for 1 month (we invested too much money in this project (server, security, script, payments to users etc)
We want to offer one of the best platform in this business.

PS : there are users who already have many referrals (I have a user with 3,972 referrals - you can check this by yourself by entering this addres in the "REFS" page on our website : 1BDSf6T17iCRFkSwXbWUFWqsr29j24KqGu)  Check his address and see how many payments he received from BitcoinSpace.


Ok I will try it...

I have just seen i have referrer commission 150 sat...

Your balance:
Current: 4,950 satoshis | Referral: 150 satoshis | All time: 4,950 satoshis
Cash out amount: 100,100 satoshis -

I let you know...

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