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AGLOCO launches — will pay you to surf the Web

By Matt Marshall 11.20.06 12:01 AM

(See our update on this story here.)

AGLOCO is a controversial new Stanford-based start-up that wants to pay you to surf the Web, in return for access to your online surfing information. It launches later today (Monday).

It was discovered two weeks ago by Gigaom, which blasted it as a pyramid scheme. It is, Gigaom reported, a reincarnation of the bubble-era AllAdvantage, which PC World at the time said was one the worst sites on the Internet. AllAdvantage folded in 2001, when Web advertising dried up. (Here’s a good description of AllAdvantage.)

Gigaom’s report was based on leaked materials. AGLOCO says Gigaom misunderstood some of its intentions. Its founders sat down with VentureBeat, and explained how its model is different from AllAdvantage.

In short, AGLOCO, which stands for “A Global Community” (the company uses caps to refer to itself, despite its lowercase logo) is really a big AllAdvantage sheep in wolf’s clothing.

First, the similarities between the two: The AGLOCO team includes some of the same leaders of AllAdvantage. The model is pretty much the same, too: As with AllAdvantage, the user of AGLOCO signs up with the site, and volunteers detailed personal information, including name, email address, age, city, state, country and postal code. AGLOCO promises it won’t be transferred to a third party. The user agrees to surrender information about their traffic patterns to the site. Like AllAdvantage, AGLOCO offers a Viewbar, a browser-based bar at the bottom of your screen. The Viewbar (see below) displays targeted advertisements based on on content you’re viewing and your traffic patterns. Moreover, the user gets shares in the company for surfing the Web, and for referring others — and benefits go up the more that referee uses the Internet. The referral network goes five degrees (you refer a, a refers b, b refers c, c refers d, d refers e). This applies for any users, not just early adopters, and so the company argues this is not a “pyramid scheme.”

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This targeting aspect is where AGLOCO’s latest incarnation could prove more powerful than last time (which, we note, was significant; people forget that AllAdvantage ranked among the top twenty Web sites, according to Nielsen/Netratings; it had ten million members). Better targeting technology exists today, and affiliate models are more established. Take a hypothetical example: You’re about to buy a book at Barnes & Nobles. AGLOCO will flash a note that you can get a better price at Amazon.com. That’s because AGLOCO has signed an affiliate relationship with Amazon, giving AGLOC an 8.5 percent discount on purchases. Since you’re a member, AGLOCO will pass on say, at 4.25 percentage points of that discount to you.

You win in another way, too: The other 4.25 percentage points AGLOCO keeps for itself accrues to its bottom line. Since you own AGLOCO stock, you benefit. AGLOCO wants to give its members 100 percent ownership. It is not raising any venture capital like last time (AllAdvantage raised nearly $200 million from various VCs including Alloy Ventures, Partech International, Rustic Canyon, Softbank, Technology Partners and WaldenVC). It will take ten percent of the company’s revenue for a management fee. This is worth it, says Jim Jorgensen, one of AGLOCO’s founding team. He says a group of aggressive Stanford business school graduates are negotiating deals with Amazon and other partners on your behalf.

This AGLOCO team is intriguing. Eight Stanford MBAs have joined, which is unprecedented. Many Stanford MBAs join companies before they graduate, but not a grouping this big, and especially not at a time when VCs and other companies are poaching MBAs more than they have in the past. They’re bringing fresh, eager blood to their wise but chastened forefathers who launched AllAdvantage. Jorgensen was co-founder and chief executive of AllAdvantage and is one of 15 in AGLOCO’s founding team (a formal chief executive hasn’t been appointed yet, and the group is acting like a commune, refusing to appoint a leader, or even hand out “co-founder” titles). AGLOCO has named Ray Everett-Church its chief privacy officer, the same guy who was CPO at AllAdvantage (AllAdvantage was the first company to have a CPO).

pidwell.bmpBut the guys who first conceived of AGLOCO are Carl Anderson, an AllAdvantage co-founder and now a hedge-fund manager, and Dave Pidwell (pictured left), a venture partner at Alloy Partners and an early investor of AllAdvantage. Both have given seed funding to AGLOCO. Anderson posted a notice at the Stanford business school’s career center, saying he was looking for someone to start a company. MBA student Akshay Mavani responded, and helped recruit the others. Other seed investors include 4Info chief executive, Zaw Thet and several others.

Anderson and Pidwell also recruited Jorgensen, a tall slender gregarious character who is always quick with a good story. Have him tell you the one about the pre-IPO April 2000 extravaganza bash at his 5,000 square foot home on the Stanford campus. The fundraiser’s guests included President Bill Clinton, John Doerr, Frank Quattrone, all of whom joined Jorgensen at his private table. Even Clinton’s daughter Chelsea was there, with counter-snipers in the trees for security. Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal attended. (AllAdvantage was bigger than PayPal at the time. Bank of America reported that AllAdvantage cut more checks at the time than any other company, outside of the federal government. So Musk sat at a side table.) Eric Schmidt was there. Two members of the Grateful Dead played. A few days later, in mid-April, the stock market began its free-fall, and AllAdvantage never recovered. But Jorgensen says the event underscored how the company had gained legitimacy in Washington. (Update: To clarify, the event was a Democratic fundraiser, and was not paid for by AllAdvantage.) The uproar around the company had forced AllAdvantage to seek to explain itself on Capitol Hill, and senators ended up liking it. Senator John Kerry supported AllAdvantage’s privacy model, Jorgensen says.

Even so, AGLOCO will be different in key ways, Jorgensen says. Even though AllAdvantage was at the “forefront of privacy,” Jorgensen explains, “we had no idea what we were doing.” This time, AGLOCO is more conservative, making no promises on cash payment levels. In fact, Jorgensen says it was the VCs who had encouraged large cash payments by AllAdvantage (at 50 cents/hr), which had driven the company into the red. AllAdvantage paid out $100 million to its members; a few members were earning $10,000 to $15,000 a month.

For now, AGLOCO simply says it will give members a share of profits. While AllAdvantage hired 250 engineers, AGLOCO is streamlined. It is built on open source software, with developers in China — and AGLOCO will be launching with a Chinese version of the site too. The funky management structure may become a problem, in VentureBeat’s view, because there’s no single leader taking overall responsibility.

If it’s anything like its predecessor, though, AGLOCO will be a company to watch. At launch, AllAdvantage had aimed to sign up 30,000 members within four months. But it hit that number in two days. AllAdvantage’s IPO was going to value the company at $1.2 to $1.4 billion, but it never got there. This time, AGLOCO is already working to list on the London AIM stock exchange.

Is it evil? You decide. We’re betting many people will hold their nose, and take the cash ;)

Below is screen shot of how Viewbar rests at bottom of your page:

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[…] OGLOCO is a reincarnation of AllAdvantage, despite what the founders are saying. Like the previous company, OGLOCO asks users to disclose personal information and install a toolbar that rests at the bottom of the browser screen. The key difference is that OGLOCO is also reimbursing a portion of affiliate fees, and they have a multi-level payout scheme where users can get part of the fees generated by referred members, plus new members that those people referred, down to five levels (this is why it is being called a pyramid scheme). It looks like OGLOCO is also offering stock in the company to users. Matt Marshall has a long post that he wrote after interviewing some of the fifteen founders. They argue that the model will work this time because advertising targeting technologies are better, and the affiliate model will add additional revenue. […]

[…] After reading about their blowout party they had in 2000, my confidence has already gone way down in this company already. They may be again setting up the internet for another quick disaster. Meaning, here we go again! I could tell you all stories from 2000 also, and 1999, and 2001. Does it really matter? I hope the owners quit living in the past in a hurry. Those were different days for Rex Dixon; and what happened back then really has no bearing on what is going on today Technically Speaking. […]

As has already been pointed out:

To get the facts straight - The party being referred to was a democratic fund raiser. AllAdvantage did not pay for the event. The president came for free, the grateful dead played for free, the food was hamburgers and hotdogs but it was indeed a lot of fun!

I’ve updated the story to clarify that AllAdvantage did not itself pay for the fundraiser event.

another great way for internet users to make money. let’s hope it does not collapsed under its own ego.

[…] See our story here. VentureBeat Community […]

[…] AGLOCO is a reincarnation of AllAdvantage, although the founders are trying to spin a different story. Like the previous company, AGLOCO asks users to disclose personal information and install a toolbar that rests at the bottom of the browser screen. The key difference is that AGLOCO is also reimbursing a portion of affiliate fees earned from ecommerce sites when users make purchases, and they have a multi-level payout scheme where users can get part of the fees generated by referred members, plus new members that those people referred, down to five levels (this is why it is being called a pyramid scheme). It looks like AGLOCO is also offering stock in the company to users. Matt Marshall has a long post that he wrote after interviewing some of the fifteen founders. They argue that the model will work this time because advertising targeting technologies are better, and the affiliate model will add additional revenue. […]

Granted, tracking my Net surfing habits isn’t terribly nice - but since it’s optional and AGLOCO is something I can either join or not of my own free will, I don’t regard it as evil.

After all, what’s the difference between them and behaviour advertising techniques employed by Google, Yahoo and MSN which target advertisements based on the record of pages you visited? Two groups actually lodged a complaint with FTC about the lack of protection that consumers have from attempts to track their Internet data. At least AGLOCO is being honest about what it does - and it offers to pay you in return, which is more than can be said about Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.

[…] AGLOCO はまさにAllAdvantageの再現だ。しかしファウンダーは違ったモデルを作り上げている。前の会社と同様、AGLOCO はメンバーに個人情報を開示させ、ブラウザーの下部にツールバーをインストールさせる。[前回との]主要な違いは、AGLOCO の場合、ユーザーがeコマースを利用して何かを購入した場合のアフィリエイト収入の一部を分配する点だ。メンバーは自分のアフィリエイト収入に加えて、自 分が紹介してシステムに加入させた子メンバーからのアフィリエイト収入、さらに孫メンバーからのアフィリエイト収入の一部も得ることができる。この親子メ ンバーの構成は5層にまで及ぶ。(それでこういう方式をpyramid scheme=ネズミ講という)。AGLOCO はこれに加えてユーザーに自社株も提供するらしい。 Matt Marshall はファウンダーのいく人かにインタビューした後、長い記事を投稿している。ファウンダーはこの仕組みは今回はうまくいく、なぜなら広告のターゲットテクノ ロジーは前回よりずっと改良されているし、アフィリエイトの仕組みもさらに多額の収入を生むようになっているからだと主張している。 […]

damnit, I have wanted to do that pyramid scheme for quite a while but every lawyer I have talked to has called me crazy.

[…] Matt Marshall had the first post on this story.   Liz Gannes had a unofficial story earlier.  […]

How sleazy with AGLOCO get? Will they just show relevant ads at the bottom of the screen? Or will they eventually serve pop-ups and send tons of SPAM? The reason AllAdvantage saw success was because they were very aggressive with rewarding users - too aggressive and lost money. People loved it. This time around, the rewards will be much smaller and people will be much less inclined to use it. The only way to offer aggresive rewards is to fully monetize the user - email, pop-ups, etc. Unless these guys get really sleazy, they won’t be able to offer enough cash back to make using their product worth while. If they get sleazy, users will hate the product. Double-edged sword. By the way, isn’t this Spyware?

Oh no!! Don’t make another dot com burst by creating such sites.

[…] Matt Marshall a publié un long billet après avoir interviewé certains des 15 fondateurs. Ils déclarent que leur idée marchera cette fois-ci car la technologie de ciblage publicitaire fonctionne désormais de façon beaucoup plus pertinente et que leur modèle d’affiliation générera des revenus en plus. […]

[…] We wrote about the service here. It is controversial because it promises to pay you to surf the Web. […]

[…] AGLOCO is a reincarnation of AllAdvantage, although the founders are trying to spin a different story. Like the previous company, AGLOCO asks users to disclose personal information and install a toolbar that rests at the bottom of the browser screen. The key difference is that AGLOCO is also reimbursing a portion of affiliate fees earned from ecommerce sites when users make purchases, and they have a multi-level payout scheme where users can get part of the fees generated by referred members, plus new members that those people referred, down to five levels (this is why it is being called a pyramid scheme). It looks like AGLOCO is also offering stock in the company to users. Matt Marshall has a long post that he wrote after interviewing some of the fifteen founders. They argue that the model will work this time because advertising targeting technologies are better, and the affiliate model will add additional revenue. […]

[…] We wrote about the service here. It is controversial because it promises to pay you to surf the Web. […]

I don’t understand why everybody is so angry with Agloco or its predecessor All-Advantage. I joined All Advantage back in the day and it lived up to it’s end of the deal, they paid me, just as promised until the company went under. And, all this about “Agloco is going to cause the bubble to burst,” come on people. Do you really believe All Advantage caused the first bubble or causeed it to pop? Truth is there are much larger things at work in our markets than Agloco or AllAdvantage.
So Agloco wants to put some small ads on your browser. Thousands of websites use more invasive tracking cookies to follow your surfing habits and cater your ads to location, without you knowing. Agloco is offering to pay us for the ads and has an outstanding privacy policy (http://agloco.com/web/guest/privacy) . Not only that they are offering shares of the company that could payoff big someday.
This thing could work… When google first talked of going public there were people bashing it. Saying there was no way they can actually continue to make money. So they went public for $85/share, now there’re above $500. Why? Advertising profit. Now imagine if Google shared their profits with you for using it. This is the idea behind Agloco. I just signed up.

What caused the first bubble to burst was rampant VC greed and stupidity. We saw case after case of vapourware being promoted to the public in what amounted to barely legal pump and dump schemes that eventually fell under their own weight. At the time I worked for an ISP and I was boggled by the “Win the IPO Lottery” mentality of the majority of the new ventures that were coming out. Nobody seemed to have a plan for the long haul - providing a good product or service was way down the priority line, well below hype and buzz.

I don’t know enough about this company to make a judgment about it - someone I trust recommended it, and I am doing my best to check it out before I sign up, that’s why I found this site (and it was helpful, thank you). But I just had to say that it’s ridiculous to suggest any one company was responsible for the bubble bursting - it was an aggregate effect.

No user got harmed with AllAdvantage (or they did?)… many people got their checks monthly :)

What on earth are you lot going on about? [with the exception of George Chernikov]

Almost every hour of your waking day you are exposed to some form of advertising/marketing, delivered by television, radio, billboards, direct mail, cell phone, newspapers, magazines, cinema, the bus, the taxi, the subway, waiting in queues etc. etc the SOLE purpose of which is to persuade you to part with your cash and purchase something!

In case you hadn’t noticed, we live in a material world.

So you sign up… you give some personal details [big deal]… you tell some friends …
they tell some friends… you get paid something… they get paid something.

If it works, it works. If it fails it fails. So what. It’s unlikely that anyone will become a millionaire if it works. If it fails, it’s unlikely that anyone will die. It’s also highly unlikely that if it does fail, it’s going to bring the internet into disreprute or cause it to crash.

As for calling it evil, well whoever posted that comment has a very strange perception of the concept of evil.

If for whatever reason you don’t like it then don’t sign up …duh! If you fancy giving it a try, then.. now let me see??… oh yeah. I’ve figured it… SIGN UP!! What IS the problem?

[…] http://www.agloco.com/r/BBBB1861“ I decided to join because js recommends it. What is there to lose ?The site does require your name and address, but no request was made for telephone or social security numbers.The viewbar is currently in beta testing and should be available soon.Join now and get your friends and associates signed up to earn doing what we already do, surf the internet. NO money required, almost No time required to earn, sounds good, huh ?The link in the above letter is mine.Blog (agloco)News Article..VenturaBeat As you may already know, celebration of Thanksgiving Day , in the US of A, is upon us. My sincere hope is that all of us, no matter where we may be in this world, have an over abundance of “things” to be thankful for. bruiser Technorati Tags : agloco, 9planetsreview, internet, surfing, onlineincome Powered By Qumana […]

[…] a good alternative Hi ppl, There�s a new company which has launched called AGLOCO. It�s a new program which allows us, or internet users basically to make money through referring friends and surfing online. And I think it’s the right and easiest way to earn money - without beating the system, lying to visitors etc. Why do I say this is a REAL money making program? Because it really is a REAL good and legitimate company. If you still don’t believe me, please visit some of the reviews done by popular USA bloggers on the AGLOCO program: 1)Techcrunch � Blog Archive � Web 1.0 Undead Rise: AGLOCO 2)VentureBeat � AGLOCO launches — will pay you to surf the Web 3)VentureBeat � AGLOCO goes live — but when calculating your riches, check fine print It is the newest thing on the Internet � an economic network � like a social network only about money instead of just friends. I’ve joined for three reasons: - I might make a lot of money if this works (and I have nothing to lose if it doesn�t.) - I use the Internet just as I always have � and still make money. - I like the idea of getting my share of all the billions of wealth being created on the Internet � even if I am not going to be a millionaire because of this. Join now � and invite all your friends to join: - The reason I think I might make a lot of money is that I’m inviting people to join and AGLOCO� rewards people who help build the network. - I used the AGLOCO� member calculator � I can get over 5,000 shares a month if I sign up 10 good people who recruit more new members. DO IT NOW � this is the key � in order to maximize what I get (and what you might get) � please sign up now and get all your friends before someone else you know signs up and gets them first. Here is a referral link to sign up � it has my ID code in it: AGLOCO™ | Own the Internet Please sign-up with the link provided above, let’s all help each other. Regards, Nabil […]

[…] Still Not Convinced? Well I only have these to say…. If the system works, which I and lots of other people (minus the sceptical ones), you have everything to gain, but if it doesn’t, you have nothing to loose. You can read more about AGLOCO here. […]

Ahhh, the good old days! I made over $25,000 with AllAdvantage. Looking forward to doing the same, or better, with AGLOCO! :)

[…] VentureBeat This post talks with some of the founders and describes some of the features of the Viewbar. […]

I never heard of the company the first time. (Gee, where was I?) However, I am looking forward to it getting underway because I will be glad to get my share of the one hundred million or whatever they give out this time.

I don’t know why anyone is complaining about this company. (I do, however, agree that spending on any corporate or political fundraiser party is a complete waste of money and all companies should cease doing so immediately.)

Back to the point, the company seems to have a viable business model and I am all for it. I am just sorry I missed it the first time around.

Please see my full review:

AGLOCO: Make Money Online

[…] This gives Stevens access to some of the ideas, as the story suggests (though the WSJ doesn’t mention the exact arrangement Stevens has with USC). It’s the latest sign that ideas are getting picked off earlier and earlier. We mentioned how eight Stanford MBA students formed around AGLOCO after a venture capitalist posted a note at Stanford looking for a student to help execute an idea. That’s an unprecedented number to join a company, especially at a time when AGLOCO competed with other start-ups to lure students. Already, five start-ups have been launched by this year’s crop of Stanford’s second-year MBAs. This year’s frenzy over Stanford’s MBA students exceeds even the bubble year of 1999, says AGLOCO’s Jim Jorgensen, who was hiring at the time. “That’s when it was nuts, but VCs weren’t all over these kids the way they are now,” he told VentureBeat. One Stanford student advertised on Craiglist to say she was looking for a CTO, and a VC who had no idea of who she was contacted her to inquire about her company, Jorgensen said. […]

We are in with Agloco and we made money with AllAdvantage back in the day. The viral effect can capapult this company in no time and you have nothing to loose. The timing is right for internet advertising and so lets rock this thing… Read more about
AGLOCO


AGLOCO

i want to have own business

i want to have my own business

I am wondering how i can remove an advertiser if i choose to. If an associate logs onoto my PC and hits a couple of Victoria Secrets sites. I may not want them on my screen how would I block them?

When is the veiw bar comming out??

I asked them about that too, and they haven’t said yet.

It’s right time for something like this ! Online advertising has become such a “hit and miss”. Ya, Google has had 4 fantastic years with ppc. But look at the amount of click frauds these days!
It hurts so much when you pay $100 all you get is
raw clicks and zero sales.
Definitely online advertising has to go a new
direction. I hope Agloco will be making a difference.
By the way, the infamous 2000 dotCom Bust at
Nasdaq had hardly anything to do with AllAdvantage as it wasn’t even listed at that
time. So what caused those dotCom pains ? I’m
not a qualified guy to say much. You can ask
those stock market professionals out there,
1,000’s of them are qualified to justify more
facts into those frenzy days. BTW, I was badly
hurt by that Tech Bubble too !
I wish Agloco a great future !

It is all about spy marketing and data mining.
All ISP Internet service providers already collect data, but question goes how accurate to analyze and use this data in order to make good use of it: use can be for humanitarian or commercial purposes.
did anyone knew how much can you get if you surf 20 hours a day and so do 20 other friends ?

Hi Matt,
If you have the answer please share this :

Can a single ip address be used by a multiple
number of people to join Agloco ? You see, in a
regular household there are always several family
members sharing a common ip address, using
the same and/or different computers. And also
many people like to work on wireless laptops
at public places (cafe’s, hotel lounges, restaurants, airport, schools and colleges, etc).
schee

did anyone take the time to read their termination policy? They can terminate your account at any time they want to and they will use your promoting stretegy as spam and what not that violates their terms of policy. We will only know when they come up with a payment plan in which they haven’t yet mention or just cut everybody short of their 1 month aniversary to prevent a payment. Or maybe they will pay people after every 3 months to see if you are worthy enough to be a part of their squad. The internet is not yet fully regulated so I guess they can get away with it if they do a breach of contract. I thank you for reading and if anyone needs more inside scoup informations, feel free to come to my website, flowerhornusa.com and find me.

Dear Schee. To answer your question, you have to read the terms and condition of their termination policy. They can easily say that you sign up for your husband and 10 children and are trying to find a loop hole to get the most out of this opportunity with agloco just like how many have tried to find a way to maximum their money making potential with alladvantage.com….so just be careful out there.

We have quite a bit of optimism and negative opinions here. The truth is whether or not this internet company will work, depends very much on how the management runs it. So give them time and see if it works well. If at any point any one of you has got some opinions, please voice out on my blog.

For latest news and updates about AGLOCO you can come to read at Agloco Updates

AGLOCO™ — Who’s really “loco”?

Have you all heard about AGLOCO™ ? Critics called it a reincarnation of the bubble-era AllAdvantage.

I have somehow registered as ‘one of the early ones’ without really making a deep analysis… only this evening I managed to do just that! What intrigues my imagination is the number of referrals & extended referrals I have chalked up so far (incidentally I was ranked in the top 0.74% of all members — not bad at all!). Hopefully the many people who have joined in will reap the benefits along the line, soon.

For those who wish to have a go at it I suggest Googling thru the internet. For a start read the online news from VentureBeat — titled “AGLOCO launches — will pay you to surf the Web”. Yes, they actually promised to reward users/ referrals with either shares or cash! AGLOCO is already working to list on the London AIM stock exchange (?), so they claimed. Sounds like the ‘dotcom era’ song being played up again? (as with AllAdvantage). You might say I’m “loco” to believe this. Actually I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt (Eight Stanford MBAs have joined them — surely that’s something to take note).

It’s free anyway — nothing to lose but everything to gain (if that happens then then the non-believers are the real “locos”!).

So, read on from the storyline at: http://venturebeat.com/2006/11/20/agloco-luanches-wants-to-pay-you-to-surf-the-internet/. The rest I leave it to you all to digest and perhaps act on it asap!

All the best fellow Malaysians, wherever you are — perhaps our friends in the States can shed more light. TQ.

p/s:
Posted: 07 December 2006 at 8:43pm | Global Malaysians Forum : Business and Professional Networking at: http://www.globalmalaysians.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1129&PN=1&TPN=1

The more people that sign up, the more money everyone will make!

http://tinyurl.com/ybd2wt

There’s nothing to lose, go here www.agloco.com/r/BBBH1907 to join.

This is going to be huge - just like the members of AllAdvantage, those who got in early got paid a lot of money.

How would an extra $300 or even $200 a month help your family? How about ano extra $1500 or more!

Well there’s absolutely nothing to lose, AGLOCO might just be that answer to your prayers.

http://www.agloco.com/r/BBBD9812

Go check it out, sign up and use the member calculator to see your potential earnings.

You’ll be plesantly surprised… Go Now!

http://www.agloco.com/r/BBBH1907

Agloco is just one of the many websites.
To find more hop to http://shubhamz.awardspace.com
like agloco use other websites to earn enough to support a lavish lifestyle without actually working.

Hey AGLOCOers,

So I’ve created a website that will show daily statistics from the ground up for creating your own AGLOCO network. Today is the first day of operation so I’d love some new members to start joining and seeing my project come to life. I’m going to add charts and daily blogs so people can follow along and even mimick my site. The site is:


http://www.aglocotest.com

Thanks
Paul

A great risk vs. reward ratio with this one.

It’s free, you don’t actually risk anything, other that the couple of minutes it takes to register, and could earn quite decent profits.

Can’t think of any reasons not to join, quite frankly.

Update!

Hey everyone.. I’m on day 3 now of my website and showing steady growth. See what is possible for your AGLOCO network if you get in early before the software is released!

http://www.aglocotest.com

Thanks
Paul

I’m just wondering if they can access my financial info because of downloading this toolbar. I’ve had that happen to me just by visiting a website and my credit card was charged with porno. I signed up with some click for pay sites and it slowed my computer down and every time I’d run a scan, it would remove tons of spyware. That’s my only concern. Anyone else?

People keep talking about getting shares instead of cash. What I tell them is that the shares will become a form of payment in the future. Whether it is share buybacks or dividends, AGLOCO will have to eventually pay people or the entire system will fail. When people question you about stock vs money, tell them that the shares are a great way to keep the accounting for millions of members in scores of countries.

Just signed up for this opportunity. I figure I have nothing to lose since I am not paying anything. So if this thing fold, fine with me, but if this thing explodes to be one of the biggest, I want to be a part of it. Anyways, I see different criticisms and praise/excitement but it is still up to me to decide and I decided to join!!

www.agloco.com/r/BBBK7098

[…] According to here and here the “10% fee” is 10% of the revenue generated by Agloco. I’m guessing the “10% fee” is more like up to 10% fee because if you go by my previous example and just break even for the month (or less) you need to pay the maintenance first. VentureBeat also says that Agloco did not take any VC money and is surviving on seed money. Well lets hope Agloco can make some real money quick and get to “positive cash flow”. […]

Wow!

Seems this thing is blowing up. We have a website set up and are driving people in steadily.

What intrigues me the most is that they will be paying in Stock.

www.kryp2knight.com

I have no source of income and I need to work from home cause I no money for comuting.

[…] AGLOCO is a reincarnation of AllAdvantage, although the founders are trying to spin a different story. Like the previous company, AGLOCO asks users to disclose personal information and install a toolbar that rests at the bottom of the browser screen. The key difference is that AGLOCO is also reimbursing a portion of affiliate fees earned from ecommerce sites when users make purchases, and they have a multi-level payout scheme where users can get part of the fees generated by referred members, plus new members that those people referred, down to five levels (this is why it is being called a pyramid scheme). It looks like AGLOCO is also offering stock in the company to users. Matt Marshall has a long post that he wrote after interviewing some of the fifteen founders. They argue that the model will work this time because advertising targeting technologies are better, and the affiliate model will add additional revenue. […]

wow a lot of people interesting in this.Here is something you could interest
http://aglocoadvancedmember.blogspot.com/

I’ve made up an entire website based on AGLOCO. Please take a look around.

http://agloconews.bravehost.com

Naysayers galore the cynicism is thick here. I would hate to be in a room with you guys if you actually had money invested in Agloco.

AGLOCO™ | Own the InternetAGLOCO™, the first Internet based economic network, enables you as a Member to Get your share of the Internet. Some time free is expensive!
www.agloco.com/r/BBBB3505

Hey!

IF you haven’t joined agloco yet visit:
Profittoday.ws
I will show you how to get so many referrals you will quite your job before the toolbar even comes out.
If you have already joined agloco Sorry!
If you want to join my downline then I will show you how to get many signups but if your not in my downline then I won’t be helping you.

Visit the website for more info!

[…] ALGOCO Spam - I didn’t cover this “paid to surf” scheme when it launched, but today it’s back on my radar thanks to a few spam mails in my inbox from affiliates trying to get people to click the referral link and sign up. ALGOCO’s hands are clean, because it’s the affiliates who are doing the mailings. Anyone else getting these? […]

“AGLOCO”
Internet is very interesting place

[…] ALGOCO Spam - I didn’t cover this “paid to surf” scheme when it launched, but today it’s back on my radar thanks to a few spam mails in my inbox from affiliates trying to get people to click the referral link and sign up. ALGOCO’s hands are clean, because it’s the affiliates who are doing the mailings. Anyone else getting these? […]

The BuildAGLOCO system is designed to build your team in AGLOCO. If you haven’t heard of AGLOCO yet then let me introduce the concept to you.
http://www.buildagloco.com/r/webarsenal

If you’re a stock market investor, then read my article on How to Invest in AGLOCO.

Don’t worry about downloading the view bar. Worry about getting a prime piece of this possible web 2.0 takeover.

We will also post all of the earnings and shares we make through Agloco and are focusing on health and healthcare topics and websites. Interested in signing up an Agloco health website? Check us out and we’ll link to you!

http://www.aglocohealth.com/

[…] Venture Beat, TechCrunch, GigaOm […]

Yes, Agloco is great… hope it will succeed. ;)

Have a nice day by www.slo-agloco.com

I don’t understand how they can give all these shares away without registering under the Investment Company Act. They are clearly giving shares away to unaccredited investors. Is it because they are GIVING shares away instead of selling them that excludes them. What am I missing? Please inform me!!

Any Way I will give it a try!
http://aglocosurfing.blogspot.com/

I personally think it is an idea that if implemented correctly, may be the next big thing. I’ve had difficulties explaining to laymen about Agloco hence I came up with simple but effective phrases and diagrams.
To be honest, if anyone wants to know why this will be big, go get a copy of the book, The Google Story. There, you’ll find tons of similarities between Agloco and Google during the start-up period as well as their mindset. I wish for good health and forever happiness to you and your love ones!

When you sign up for the AGLOCO™ program through this site: http://www.agloco.lnkin.com , your referral link will be included in our “signup link rotator”.

You will gain referrals when new visitors come to this site and sign up as members, thus your downline will grow.

You can, of course, advertise and promote your referral link yourself as well. This will further speed up the growth of your downline.

To do that, after sign up, send a e-mail to: aglocoexpert@yahoo.com with your refferal id and name.

[…] I first heard about AGLOCO about a month ago but didn’t really look into it further. However, yesterday I did a little research and decided it was worth at least joining and trying out. From my understanding, AGLOCO will make money through advertisers, but instead of keeping all the profits for themselves they will share it with their users based on how much they surf the internet. At the moment they are in a sort of prelaunch phase, so they aren’t paying out yet, just building up their community in preparation for the launch of their viewbar. From the reviews I’ve read I can tell you this company is legitimate and judging by how fast they have grown even before they have launched their viewbar they will likely have a very large network in a very short amount of time (They have a goal to reach 10 Million members by July 1). What interests me the most as an internet marketer is their referral program. Not only can you earn money from your own surfing, but you can also earn money from the surfing that your referrals do and even on down to the surfing your referrals referrals do, to a total of five levels deep. In this sense that makes AGLOCO a network marketing company. I am not usually a big fan of network marketing because it seems most of these companies sell their products for a lot more than they are actually worth, but AGLOCO is not even selling a product, you make money simply by referring people to the network. AGLOCO is actually giving away money, not taking it as most network marketing companies. As an AGLOCO member myself, I obviously would like you to join also through my referral link, but I am willing to offer some bonuses as an incentive to join my network. Since, I just signed up yesterday I am not really sure what to offer as bonuses, but here is what I can think of so far… […]

Claria has a threesome with Hotbar and Alexa and gives birth to AGLOCO. Where is Elliot Spitzer when we need him?

Wait….Quixtar got a piece of that ass too.

Well I joined a few days back and started referring. I must say that their referral tracking system is defective. I personally met some of my friends, opened my Agloco Affiliate URL and they joined infront of me and they confirmed their joining by clicking the link sent in the mail. Then they logged in, changed the password. Some of them already referred 5 members and done the above procedure. But in my Member area even half of the Number of people I referred is recorded. I wrote Agloco, they say their referral tracking system is perfect, which in my opinion based on my personal experience is a lie. Their Referral tracking system is 100% defective. This is with regard to Referral tracking. Coming to Agloco’s claim that they will pay, well we have to wait and see whether they will really pay or just end up as another scam.

[…] Gigaom’s report was based on leaked materials. AGLOCO says Gigaom misunderstood some of its intentions. Its founders sat down with VentureBeat, and explained how its model is different from AllAdvantage. Read More […]

[…] Nice article about agloco with screenshots of the toolbar. http://venturebeat.com/2006/11/20/agloco-luanches-wants-to-pay-you-to-surf-the-internet/ […]

Where and how can I download your “viewbar”?
And how does it work and am I gonna get paid?

Madeleine,

The viewbar is slated for release in March. Once it’s released and you’re using it they’ll have you provide the proper information so that they can pay you. Right now that information is not necessary, so they’re not asking for it.

I have a lot of AGLOCO information here on my blog: http://homebusinesstoday.blogspot.com/search/label/AGLOCO

Shine on,
Aaron

PS: Krisha, are you sure you used the exact full referral URL? Personally, I’ve had no problems at all with referrals not being tracked. Perhaps you could have your friends cancel their accounts and try signing up under you again?

I´m hopeful..

I remember AllAdvantage very well and it made me quite a bit of money.

So I decided to set up my blog on which I display a few moneymaking programs and the cash it /referral leads I have.

Its’s updated daily

http://1dollar.dreamhosters.com

Darn! Should’ve signed up for this already. Too late now. I’d rather just get a free wii

http://free-wii-nintendo.blogspot.com

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I have a load of banners and e-mails on my site which you are free to use to build your network, they must work okay. It took me 2 months to get 100 members, I put the tools on the site and got 400+ sign ups within the next month, currently averaging 20-30 a day!
Feel free to sign up via my site if you want to do likewise!

need now

This blog is so lively.

Nice blog, venturebeat.

We are a group of people that are sick of all the marketing hype of all the promises of a big downline. We have changed all that because we all work as a team and advertise as a Team.

Please say me the real truth . How can I earn from internet.I am from India and from poor family tooo.I hope u will be helping me.

Agloco is a very unique concept, I have to give them that much. I am currently in the testing phase during this pre-launch period and have over 630 referral in my network.

I have personally referred 20 and those 20 turned into over 600 so far.

I teach a few very simple steps that show people how to do this themselves.

Go to www.whyagloco.blogspot.com to check it out.

I was able to use these simple methods to make over $1 Million in a few years…but of course those programs required upfront cost. Agloco doesn’t…its FREE…so we’ll see soon how much the members will get rewarded.

I am hopeful :)
www.whyagloco.blogspot.com

wow this is a great site,I hope I can create one the same.good luck everyone.

www.aglocoworldwide.com

The Bubble burst was due to excessive money by vc’s pumped into improbable dot com start ups. The capability in the technology did not exist and neither were the appropriate marketing strategies at that period applied by mainstream or media defined dot coms. Pets.com promoted via ads during the superbowl (go figure ???)

However the definition is applied based on statistics derived from IPO’s and funding via VC’s, and therefore fallible.

Internet Marketeers like Cory Rudl, John Reese, Jim Edwards, etc were and still are making millions of dollars by applying techniques via for users of the Internet at that period (the one page sales letters).

Seniority.co.uk at the time was an advanced web 1.0 ran by a one man show Micheal Cheney, now turned internet marketeer and generated over $15,000 a month via this site and beat a $20,000,000 dollar funded VC company. Seniority.co.uk is the equivalent of eons.com which raised $10,000,000 in VC money this month. Seniority.co.uk provided articles generated via users and a forum, but we all know how SMO (social Market optimisation) has evolved now and the escalation of high speed internet has improved the technology that can be applied.

One must appreciate the facts about the evolution of the Internet before making a judgement call. Google without a doubt has provided one of the most valuable services to the internet community out of the mess that was created back in the days. If you choose to argue that Google is not one of the players that shaped the Internet today and put Bread on the table for a lot of people I would like to have that argument with someone (I hope you bring evidence).

Alladvantage was clearly all business and applied raw business tactics that fed of the mindset that pyramid schemes create and the people they attract. however what you must also consider if you understand the methodology of network marketing and pyramid schemes (I disagree with Gigom here) is the nature in the way they operate. Pyramid schemes generally require you to invest money and time either by spending on attending seminars, buying material, etc and the fatal element is to recruit people within your circle who will become your competitors ???? i.e. if they lack the funds they will operate in the same area if you are in the same town as you. Agloco is asking you to operate exactly the way you already are, browse, surf, gather information via the inter-net, social network, spend, buy etc and at the same time generate a revenue without spending a penny. They are hiring Stamford young blood to shape the future of the business and there is no time better then now to execute this strategy then now.

Web 2.0 and social Marketing is here and now and evolving at such a rapid pace that it makes your head spin. The technology is extremely relevant as to how the information spreads and the method applied. I seriously doubt the developers are foolish enough to think they can give the spin to the likes of Jeff Bezos of Amazon, not now, not today; he has and always has been too clued up.

Please be aware that VC’s are still repeating what they did during that era and investing in useless sites just because they strap web 2.0 a few functions like ‘tags’, ‘bookmarks’ and a few mashups like google map; and seriously believe that that they can compete with the likes of Myspace and youtube…please!

However agloco is 100% marketing at its best. The data that will be produced will be phenomenal and will shoot the numbers out of the roof. It will only take some spin and PR to make the people at the top extremely well-off, and possibly anyone else who goes along on the ride.

a friend who is one of the smartest investors alive made £110,000 in one day because of Google
stocks. Others guys lost the same amount from the burst. If you understand the market trends , then believe that this will be sure winner due to the nature of web 2.0. They have got some of the most smartest men in business in the world today working on this project and enough dumb ass like me to viral market this project out of orbit. Please do not take my word for anything. I give you one tip and the best one you will hear in any of these comments….’Ask Seth Godin’, really! take what he has to say and whatever he proposes and advices think it over seriously. The man is paid by the likes of Google to teach them marketing and coined the term ‘permission marketing’. A genius.

Agloco looks to be a good get paid to surf program and with it being handled by the Alladvantage owners it should turn out good. I can’t wait for the viewbar to be released. I have my fingers crossed.

Internet is very interesting place, everyone got a chance…

have u ever wondered how algoco is goin to pay you.all they have said is they will pay us.but they have not mentioned how…i think it is bogus

Great idea, but the website is quite slow and for that reason it’s not easy to recruit others - Anyway good luck and hopefully my luck as well ;-)

good luck

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sharing your profits with your users. I run Winzy.com which is a site where we give prizes. We fund prizes with the revenue we make from ads. The site is free and we have a lot of happy users.

Nice site and great info. Pakeha, it is a Great Idea. However, If you can’t get someone to do something that is FREE. I’m sorry to say but you must be a very weak person. I don’t understand some of your comments on being bogus or might not work. People Said the same thing about Google and it’s still here today. Youtube Never Made a profit but they sold for 1.6 B. Your risk involved if promoting Aloco. ZERO. Doesn’t Cost? Why not TRY? No Self Confidence? You already online? Why Not Get Paid For It? Even if its 10 to 15 bucks a month. It’s Still Pure Profit. You may not get rich from it but Atleast You’ll get something than nothing.

If you are from Turkey or if you would like to have information concerning AGLOCO in Turkish, you can use the link below.

http://aglocoturkey-aglocoturkiye.blogspot.com

Regards

[…] => AGLOCO launched at November 2006 […]

[…] Press interviews – some of the founders have been interviewed by major bloggers (VentureBeat, John Chow, GigaOM, and Red Herring). AGLOCO’s management is out front and visible. […]

I think that Agloco is a great idea , just waiting for the viewbar
www.aglocoidea.blogspot.com

[…] Press interviews – some of the founders have been interviewed by major bloggers (VentureBeat, John Chow, GigaOM, and Red Herring). AGLOCO’s management is out front and visible. […]

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