Help Needed: Demographic Data Needed for Geeks are Sexy (Reward Included!)

Hey Everyone, The IDGTechNetwork, the company that handles some of our advertisements here on geeks are sexy, have asked us to compile some demographic data on our audience. In the past, we’ve asked you to fill out a survey to help us, but this year, we’ll handle things a little differently. We’re asking you to join a tech panel to simplify the whole procedure. By doing this, you’ll be entered to win tons of cool prizes (Paypal, Amazon, and retail gift cards), and we’ll get the data we need to get some relevant ads on the site. Since running this place costs a small fortune, this will definitely help us pay the bills at the end of each month.

First, when a panelist joins he has to fill out a profile, which will put him in a certain category of people (Gamer, IT Pro, etc.). This will give me a strong understanding about exactly what kind of people visits G.A.S.

Then, OCCASIONALLY (you decide about the frequency), you will be invited to take some surveys. There is NO FORCING and NO SPAMMING. It’s all completely opt in. For these surveys, you will get paid. We’re not talking about sweepstakes here. A simple, short survey might give you $1, but for something more specialized, say blade servers, you might get something around $20. You can then cash that money out and get gift certificates / paypal gift cards / etc.

If you already joined, thank you! And if you didn’t, I’ve just been informed that all accounts will now get a $5 bonus at sign up and be entered to win a free iPad. Yes, it also includes those of you who already joined in the past by the way!

Click here to join the Geeks are Sexy / IDGTechPanel

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30 Responses to Help Needed: Demographic Data Needed for Geeks are Sexy (Reward Included!)

  1. so instead of answering a few questions on a survey we sign up with a test panel, get spammed out of our minds; all in order to POSSIBLY win prizes…

  2. so instead of answering a few questions on a survey we sign up with a test panel, get spammed out of our minds; all in order to POSSIBLY win prizes…

  3. A small fortune? Really?

    I just love how most website owners complain like hell about the money they spend when in reality a hosting plan is extremely cheap today. You people whine as if it's a miracle that your site is still alive. All these ads and donations don't amount to the measly sum of $5, which would be enough to pay for hosting for a month? You're barely scraping by, huh?

    Why don't you just admit that you're trying to make money out of it? Honesty is much appreciated.

    • Running this place costs me the price of a mid-range SUV.

      And yes, hosting is usually cheap… but NOT when you get over 1 million unique visits per month.

      Plus, writers on Geeks are Sexy are paid…

      Add all that up, and you'll understand why we need demographic data.

  4. A small fortune? Really?
    I just love how most website owners complain like hell about the money they spend when in reality a hosting plan is extremely cheap today. You people whine as if it’s a miracle that your site is still alive. All these ads and donations don’t amount to the measly sum of $5, which would be enough to pay for hosting for a month? You’re barely scraping by, huh?

    Why don’t you just admit that you’re trying to make money out of it? Honesty is much appreciated.

    • Running this place costs me the price of a mid-range SUV.

      And yes, hosting is usually cheap… but NOT when you get over 1 million unique visits per month.

      Plus, writers on Geeks are Sexy are paid…

      Add all that up, and you’ll understand why we need demographic data.

  5. I joined a couple of hours ago and yet it says my balance is $0.50…
    Are you sure there is a $5 bonus or is it just for US participants?

  6. Uh. “HE has to fill out a profile”? “put HIM in a category”?

    Pretty sexist. I expected better :/ I won’t bother signing up then.

  7. Uh. "HE has to fill out a profile"? "put HIM in a category"?

    Pretty sexist. I expected better :/ I won't bother signing up then.

  8. Bah, Firefox's Web of Trust addon has decided that the site isn't trustworthy. I might sign up later, but considering it looks to be mostly American, I might give it a miss.

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