In just two weeks, new UK-based Agloco, A Global Company, has made it to just over the 2,300 Web site rank position in Alexa. For comparison, it took Wiki two years to make that mark. Stranger still is the type of business it is in.
Agloco offers a “money making opportunity” that many claim is a must see. So strange unknown name and all, I decided to find out more as recommendations for Agloco started appearing about in various forums and ads. Incidentally, after 13 years on the Net, it takes a lot to get my attention.
When I first visited the site, I wondered about the Agloco partners and the CEO’s state of mind. At first glance, Agloco appeared to offer a failed business model from the 1990s, called “paid to surf.” With today’s serious spyware and internet privacy issues as well as the historically low pay for “paid to surf,” why would one consider jumping on this make no money bandwagon?
Yet, as its popularity attests to, people are signing up in masses to join the program, while the actual toolbar needed to make money with the Aclogo program has not yet been released. The reason? Those who refer more people will make more money. Moreover, Agloco has just announced in its blog that it will reward people who are spreading the word and getting referrals in this Beta stage. Yet, there is more that sets this company apart.
I looked closer and found out why Agloco’s model is different. If true and it holds up, it will be the next best thing to sliced bread, or Google Adsense, in the make money online world.
Agloco’s members will also be paid cash for up to 5 hours a month for Web surfing while using their spyware free, surf-monitoring toolbar (aka viewbar). This is interesting in itself as you can shut the toolbar off at this or any other point. In the past, these paid to surf bars were hard to uninstall and the companies encouraged you to use them round-the-clock.
Interesting is that Agloco is upfront about the money made by advertising revenue. The company claims that these profits will be given back to the Web surfing members with board members keeping 10%, or their number of company shares. Shares are earned two way, one for each hour of viewing time and ½ a share for each hour any referral surfs the Net using their toolbar. There is a calculator at Agloco’s site that enables one to figure out how much money can be made. If it works as stated, it is an impressive amount considering the amount of effort required.
Obviously, Agloco is saving a fortune by the word-of-mouth advertising it is receiving. Optimistically, it will be a win-win situation for those involved, especially early in the game. Even if Aclogo’s money making venture is not your cup of tea, the company philosophy is worth taking a closer look at. Agloco could affect the internet marketing and online advertising industry, perhaps to the consumers’ benefit.