Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dang! Is NuffNang So Kiasu Until They Need To Play Dirty?

DANG! DANG! DANG! A few days ago, Nuffnang stripped off my Glitterati for no apparent reason? Of course I'm darn pissed off about it. WHY? I couldn't remember if I had breached any of Nuffnang's terms and conditions. Hence I click on the Nuffnang's Glitterati page to see if I indeed made any violation and tempered with Glitterati's T&C! There are 5 main T&C that bloggers need to adhere in order to gain the so-called exclusive Glitterati status! I read through them a few times and I'm pretty sure that I did not cross any of the "lines" drawn by Nuffnang!



Heck! Did a technical glitch caused this to happened? Ok, I assumed there's some whinny problem with Nuffnang's crawling bots. I waited for a day...2 days...3 days! Damm it! That's it. I thought they say Nuffnang is very responsive, and yet this happened. Immediately I submitted a "high priority" ticket to Nuffnang's technical team demanding for an explanation. I waited for 1 day and finally I got my answer from Nuffnang in my e-mail! Upon opening the e-mail...I was dumb-struck to receive the ridiculous answer from Nuffnang!

Nuffnang is so KIASU!



Very damm KIASU!

Yeah! I was denied the Glitterati status just because I had a competing ads from Adgitize (which is non-SEA)! But I thought Nuffnang said it is ok to have ads as long it is not from South East Asia! Of course Adgitize is not from South East Asia and absolutely no where near SEA! So why would Nuffnang banned me since I didn't break their Terms and conditions? Isn't what Nuffnang did is clear a sign of "Kiasu". Is it because Nuffnang couldn't compete with other Ad networks fairly and hence they abused their publishers (which is me in this case) by stripping off the Glitterati status in order to gain an edge over other competing ads?



Again, the reason Nuffnang took away my Glitterati status was because I had adgitize on my blog which they claimed ther was a competitor ad running although it is not an Ad company from SEA! Isn't this a measure of incompetence by Nuffnang? I mean is this an obvious sign that Nuffnang couldn't compete in international arena fair and square? I thought Nuffnang should foster healthy competition with other Ad Company so to serve us better. After all we are their "partners". Is Nuffnang trying to manipulate us indirectly and monopolising us by doing so? My foot! Nuffnang is trying to play dirty is it?

So what's next? We will be stripped of the Glitterati status for having Google Ads? Very not likely but it could happen. Who knows right? I earn only a few ringgit per month with Nuffnang compared to Adsense. Meaning I put Nuffnang up in my blog just for the sake of supporting our home soil's company. I'm really crest-fallen with Nuffnang right now. Anyway I have just sent another ticket to Nuffnang asking for their explanation. Let's see what their answer will be this time around. Until then let's wait and see. Period.

40 comments:

cibol said...

I had adigitize before in my previous blog - (before I got ditched from my hosting) they didn't stripped me down though but one thing I must say, they have this pretty slow reactions towards matters.

I filed a complaint a few months back, I wanted to change some details in my accounts. I waited for a week nothing being done. Until I finally blogged about it then they fast fast rectify the problem.

customer service are suppose to be the priority right? But it seems like there's a double standard. I'm sure if the NN top 5 bloggers got problems they will fast fast respond or maybe just run to their house to assist them. but then, we are just small fries.

Chester Chin said...

wow sorry to hear about your predicament

kruel74 said...

Happened to me, man and I take out NN in one blog, stay with Adgitize (even add in Advertlets), and let my other blog stay with NN. Still looking to see whether it is worth it. They did respond to my ticket fast though

JL said...

Yes the same thing also happened, except I didn't know why. Patutlah, got adgitize also cannot. Haha. This call "save cost" because NN cannot afford to pay more now, got economic problem mah, lol.

Tekkaus said...

Cibol-->Yupe! Double standards are the norm. What to do they are celebrity bloggers. Ha :D

Tekkaus said...

Chester Chin-->Thanks man! What to do? Did you suffer the same fate? :D

Tekkaus said...

Kruel74-->Well! I'm really dissapointed man! Yeah! Perhaps later I will take nuffnang too. :(

Tekkaus said...

JL-->I don't agree with Nuffnang at all! They shouldn't take such measure and hence they should compete fairly!

Faisal Admar said...

i'm not an advertiser fan but its unfair for Nuffnang to do this to you.

do not support them anymore then!

i hope the new advertiser will help you and make you feel better.

GYC~~ said...

The last pic is funny. Did u take tat pic? Cuz i saw the exact same thing on da road last time.

Tekkaus said...

Faisal Admar-->Yeah! Unfair right? Haih! What to do? I'm seriously contemplating that. But after all this is business right? :D Anyway thanks for dropping by bro.

Tekkaus said...

GYC-->Nah! I didn't take it on purpose. Ha ;D

Loke said...

i'm aware of that too. i just feel i need to find other ads or income via blog. can't really rely on nuffnang.

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Tekkaus said...

LOke-->Yupe! I have to agree with you. Ha =D

Monica said...

Argh... it happened to me also!! so u've removed the adgitize?

Anonymous said...

wow... i never heard of adigitize before... and it's not from SEA region right? i also not sure why nuffnang did that.. so what you plan to do? remove adigitize?

chill ya! =)

Tekkaus said...

Monica-->It happened to you too? Yeah! I've removed adgitize...for now.

Tekkaus said...

Kenwooi-->You've never heard of it before? Perhaps you can try and see if you could make use of it. :D

Tian Chad @ 永遇乐 said...

Looking forward for their reply on next ticket ;p

Tekkaus said...

Tian Chad-->yeah! I'm waiting too. Ha :D

HappySurfer said...

I've had similiar problem of them downgrading my Glitterati status several times and they responded to my queries pretty fast and reinstated the status. I don't have Adgitize, of course. On the whole, their responses (to this problem and others) have been fast, cordial and satisfactory.

But to be fair, Adsense also has a ruling about placing competitor ads in the same blog. Blogger can face suspension too and it's like almost impossible to get a response from them. So, Nuffnang is not bad lah. They still respond though need some nudging at times.

Tekkaus, in your case, if they find that Adgitize is not a SEA outfit, your blog will be back to Glitterati in no time. Don't worry lah. They are a fair and professional bunch.

Like Kenwooi said, chill ya?

Tekkaus said...

HappySurfer-->Haha :D Actually the problem has been solved. It surely looks like you are one nuffnang staunch supporters huh!

Taiko said...

Amende kiasu tu>???

foongpc said...

My advice? Just dump Nuffnang and concentrate on your Adsense and Adgitize. I've dumped Nuffnang long ago and I think I'm dumping Advertlets too.

As for AdSense no more comment as they are being unreasonable too. If you want to keep your Adsense ads, make sure you don't blog about your income from Adsense and make sure you don't ask anyone to click on your Adsense ads, and most importantly, don't accidentally click on the Adsense ads yourself. Or you'll be banned for life. That's how strict they are!

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Tekkaus said...

Taiko-->Kiasu tu takut mati kot! Ha :D

Tekkaus said...

Foongpc-->Dump Nuffnang and concentrate on Adsense and Adgitize? And you are dumping Advertlets too? But I wanna support Malaysia wor! :D

Yeah! It seems like Adsense are pretty strict too. We always have bidvertiser right?

Ok, gonna guess right now. :D

levian said...

i can't believe they actually did that! this is so unfair. what makes them more superior over the other advertisers? which is also the exact reason i removed all the advertisement. then i started not care about them n focus on my blogging instead. its not worth working for them when our effort is not appreciated.

Sysop said...

Why don't you try Quezzo Qwik. Search for it via google. It's gives a good solution I think.

Tekkaus said...

Levian-->Nope! Actually it has something to do with their terms and regulation. Wow! Levian...you removed all the ads? I salute you man! Or...girl! :D

Anyway I like your blog.

Tekkaus said...

Sysop-->I will try to it. Ha :D Thanks for dropping by bro.

HappySurfer said...

I wouldn't say 'staunch supporter' but they have been nice and responsive in all the dealings I had with them so I should give them due credit, right? But then again, it works both ways.

Glad yr issue has been rectified.

Tekkaus said...

Yupe! My issue has been rectified all right. :D

NovaS said...

That is not fair... and sounds really ridiculous... hope you'll resolve this and prolly choose the best ads, then..

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Tekkaus said...

NovaS-->Thanks for the concern. The issue has been addressed and will be dealt on accordingly. :D

BlogTactic said...

Any proof that Adgitize is from SEA?

BT

Tekkaus said...

BlogTactic-->Nope! But they already called me to clarify the issue. Will blog about it asap! :D

чLιиg said...

Happen to me b4 too..LOL..
sien..wan earn more also cant..T.T

Tekkaus said...

yLing-->Yeah! Wanna earn extra also kenot right? Sien hoh! LOL :D

Hemsem Ahmike said...

I wrote it too. Ma de, my Adigitze earning pretty good now stop!

Tekkaus said...

Hemsem Ahmike-->Really? Too bad! Haih! ;(

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