Frequently Asked Questions

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First Steps (2)

What should I do immediately after I sign up?

  1. Please activate your account by clicking the link which was sent to your email address;
  2. Please enable your social media accounts to be able to share from them (Settings -> Social accounts)
  3. Please choose your favorite categories to customize your dashboard (this way you only see the topics you are interested in!)

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What is a project?

A project is your article you would like people to share on Twitter and Facebook. To add a project, please provide:

  • The URL of your page;
  • Its title (will be included in a Tweet when anyone shares it on Twitter)
  • Its description (will be included in a snippet when anyone shares it on Facebook)
  • The category of your project (to target most relevant users and shares)
  • The budget of your project
  • Which social media networks you want users to share it on

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Projects and Credits (6)

What is the project budget?

Project budget is the total you are going to spend on each project sharing. You will spend points based on your sharers’ audience size, each social media update can cost you from 1 to 4 credits. So please estimate your project budget accordingly

Twitter
100-999 = 1
1000-4999 = 2
5000-9999 = 3
10000-49999 = 4
50000+ = 5

Facebook
250-499 = 2
500-999 = 3
1000-2499 = 4
2500+ = 5

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How do credits work?

  • Your follower counts determine how many credits you earn as you share content within the VCB dashboard.
  • As you earn credits by sharing, you build up a “bank”
  • When you submit your own project to VCB, you’ll need to allocate some or all of your credits to this project (you call it “budget” although I think “pool” is more reflective of what it is)
  • VCB members share your content, which earns them content from the pool you’ve allocated to your project. Remember that their follower count allows them to earn higher amounts of credits as they share, but this is okay; you’re willing to give up 5 credits for a tweet from someone with 100,000 followers, while a share from someone with 500 followers only costs you 1 credit.
  • If your content goes so viral that you run out of credits in the pool for that project, the project is paused until you allocate more using credits you’ve earned yourself from sharing other members’ posts.

Here’s how much you spend when people share your content:

Twitter Followers

100-999 = 1 credit
1000-4999 = 2 credits
5000-9999 = 3 credits
10000-49999 = 4 credits
50000+ = 5 credits

Facebook Friends (or Likes for Business Pages)

250-499 = 2 credits
500-999 = 3 credits
1000-2499 = 4 credits
2500+ = 5 credits

StumbleUpon = 4 credits

Pinterest = 4 credits

[Note: You can use the same chart to figure out how much you are going to earn when sharing other users’ projects, based on your following.

Mind that you need at least 100 followers on Twitter and at least 250 friends on Facebook in order to share VCB projects.

Your StumbleUpon and Pinterest accounts should be well-established either, please read more about this here]

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What is “My Categories”?

You can select your favorite categories in Settings -> Edit profiles to better target your dashboard. Each time you click “My Dashboard” it defaults to your favorite categories (you can click through to “All Categories” from there)

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How do I earn more credits for my own projects?

Once you join, we give you 10 credits for free. To earn more, simply share other people’s projects! You get credits each time you share! You gain points based on your audience size.

Twitter
100-999 = 1
1000-4999 = 2
5000-9999 = 3
10000-49999 = 4
50000+ = 5

Facebook
250-499 = 2
500-999 = 3
1000-2499 = 4
2500+ = 5

You can also spread a word about us and earn up to 100 credits here

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How do I generate more shares for my projects?

1. When adding a project, select three most relevant categories (not just one)

2. Set the highest project budget that you can afford

Get more shares on Viral Content Buzz

(to earn credits, simply share projects from your dashboard as well as use “Earn more” section of the site)

3. When the shares start slowing down, that may mean your project is moved down from the front page: You can move it back up by adding 30 credits to it.

You can also spread a word about us and earn up to 100 credits here

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If I use this platform, will my article go viral?

VCB does NOT guarantee that your projects would go viral. In fact no one can ever guarantee that.

“Virality” happens naturally and may have various factors (none of which still guarantees anything):

  • Content quality and (visual) appeal
  • Content originality
  • Content timeliness
  • Content exposure to social media influencers who can seed some essential visibility

VCB can only help with the latter…

While many of our users see great results, this all comes down to how good their content is and how many people will spread and re-share the message after it’s seeded by VCB members.

Please read more here

Also, please check these quality guidelines we stick to:

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Quality Requirements (4)

Can any content be promoted through this platform?

Our platform is called “Viral Content Buzz” which implies that we are looking to help push high-quality content that has a good potential to go viral. Yes, that’s quite a vague definition but we will make sure to add more guidelines with time. So far, all the submissions are manually moderated. We won’t allow self-promotional or affiliate product reviews or made-for-ads ezinearticles-type content. All the rest is subject to our review.

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Why am I disabled from sharing on Pinterest and StumbleUpon?

Sometimes we have to disable certain accounts from sharing if we find that:

  • Pinterest and StumbleUpon accounts are too new (there are few followers and no interactions)
  • Pinterest shares go to irrelevant boards
  • Pinterest and StumbleUpon are used exclusively for VCB sharing

We aim at promoting authentic sharing and real value here, so we have to ask you to treat VCB shares seriously!

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Quality Requirements to VCB Social Media Accounts

While we do automatically evaluate your social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) based on how many connections you have built there, it’s not all about numbers…

Please be aware of these quality requirements:

  • All social media accounts connected to VCB are required to maintain a natural social media presence: Share content from other places except for VCB, interact with friends, etc. We don’t allow to maintain social media accounts just for the sake of sharing VCB projects
  • We may disable your social media accounts from VCB sharing if we notice there are no interactions with VCB projects you share.
  • We may disable your social media account if we notice you share too aggressively.

Please read more here

Please be advised that if your shares are determined to be breaking our quality requirements, we may disable them and refund the users the spent credits.

VCB is all about natural sharing and building meaningful connections. Please only share content you really like and want to spread.

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I don’t have a good personal Facebook account… Can I only share on Business Pages I manage?

No… Let us explain why…

VCB is more interested about users sharing on their personal accounts in the first place because business page updates are much less visible than personal updates on Facebook, so personal updates would drive more visibility to our users’ content.

We do support pages (to offer our users more variety) but due to Facebook giving page updates a hard time, we encourage more personal sharing.

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TOS (1)

What’s your refund policy?

We offer 30-day money-back guarantee. Just contact us within 30 days after you paid and you’ll get a refund!

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