I am a real dummy in web monetizing schemes.
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- "charges a fee of about 25 cents to 50 cents for each form that is filled out using a Type-In ad [captcha]... the company splits its fees 50-50 with the websites where the ads are placed"
There is a dozen of other similar captchas promoted as advertising platforms.
Honestly, I cannot imagine that someone (in its proper senses) pasy that much money for just one captcha passed.
And how to understand these claims?
Has any of webmasters (sysadmins) got those 0.25 USD per each captcha (deployed on his/her website) passing?
Is it scam?
What do I miss?
Sorry, I cleaned and, as I hope, cleared my original question: Had anybody received those 50% from 50c per each captcha passing deployed on his website?
This approach looks weird to me since those captchas aren't even minimally protected against automatic OCR passing by a bot. They are also completely transparent to laundry and redirection attacks, i.e. their re-transferring by bots to (again automatically, through offered APIs) human solver sweatshops cracking them at 1 USD per 1000 solutions.
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"An Online Ad That’s Tough to Ignore"
WallStreet Journal Blog
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010