FAQ Overview

Publisher » Service

What is Shink? What does it do?

Shink is a URL shortener that rewards the publishers of the shortened links by offering 80% of the advertising revenue.

A Publisher will earn money through Shink by placing the shortened links on their website / blog / Facebook / Twitter etc. Each time when any of their visitors clicks on an Shink link they will first view  advertisement for 5 seconds before being able to click a Get Link button and continue to their intended destination. We share this revenue with the Publisher of the link.

Advertisers pay Shink for visitors to their website or affiliate URL. They can target a country, set a campaign budget and they are purchasing the visitors sent by our Publishers.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 12:29


Does it cost anything to join? Any investment?

If you wish to join Shink to earn money, you do not need to make any investment or pay anyone money. We pay you!

If you want to advertise your website on Shink, then yes obviously this costs money and payment is necessary.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 12:40


How do I make money?

To make money using Shink, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Login to your Shink account.

  2. Enter a website URL in the white box (e.g. http://www.google.com) and click 'Shrink!'.

  3. Copy-and-paste the Shink link you are given on to your website, in to a forum post or blog post, Facebook status, twitter post etc.

  4. Every time someone clicks on that link, you will earn money.

  5. Basically when posting messages on the Internet, replace any normal link with Shink links.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 12:41


How much can I earn?

This all depends on how many people click on your links.

Earning potential is limitless, and grows even further with our referral program which pays 10% of all of your referral's earnings for LIFE!

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 12:42


How many websites can I shrink? Is there a limit?

There is no hard limit.

We only ask that you use as many links as you need. Accounts with 10,000 links or more and very little earnings will be flagged and investigated.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 12:43


How many links can a particular visitor click in 1 day?

There is no limit in regards to redirecting the user, this will always work.

However, we pay for up to 3 advert views per IP in 24 hours.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 12:44


How much do you pay for XX country?

We do not pay a fixed amount on Shink- we pay 80% of the advertising revenue generated.

This allows us to pay you more in the long term and also ensure we remain a profitable company, so that we will still be going for a long time ahead.

So we cannot state exactly how much we pay for visitors from a country but we can show you the average payout rate for yesterday, this is available here:

https://panel.shink.me/rates

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 13:18


What is proxy traffic? Will I get paid for it?

Proxy traffic are users who are connected to the Internet via proxy server, this happens a lot in universities / company offices / Internet cafes etc. Unfortunately due to their nature, it makes more difficult for us to determine unique users.

While we do not officially pay for proxy traffic, we will pay if we can show them an advertisement and we only can show them an advertisement if it has been specifically requested by the advertiser.

It is generally the lowest paid traffic.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 12:47


Why are you not counting all of my visitors?

First please ensure you waited up to 2 hours for our stats to update.

There are a number of reasons as to why our numbers do not match.

For us to be able to pay you for your traffic, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Must have JavaScript enabled.

  2. Must have Flash enabled.

  3. Must have Cookies enabled.

  4. Must view the advert for at least 5 seconds.

  5. Must not be using a proxy server (unless we have advertisers wanting this traffic).

  6. Must not have viewed more than 5 links already that day.

  7. Must be an advertiser willing to pay for traffic from their country.

The last point is the most important, if we do not have an advertiser to match with your visitor - we cannot show an advert.

We try and keep unpaid defaults to an absolute minimum but depending on the country of your visitors, this a possibility.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 13:18


Why am I seeing a Captcha on Shink?

This is necessary to detect bots and other fraudulent traffic. It protects our advertisers and allows them to bid more for your traffic - ensuring you are paid the absolute most money for each visitor you send via Shink.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 13:23


Publisher » Account

I didn't receive my confirmation email. What should I do?

Please check any spam or Junk folders in your email account or you can also contact us to request a manual activation.

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-27 10:46


How do I recover my password / username?

Author: Support
Last update: 2018-11-21 13:27


How do I join Shink to make money?

To register in Shink please click the 'Join Now' button on our homepage:

https://panel.shink.me/auth/signup

Fill out the necessary information fields on the signup form and select 'Link Shrinker' from the account type dropdown.

It does not cost anything to join Shink as a publisher.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 16:33


I don't recognize new activity in my Shink account

When you make any update to your Shink account, such as changing your email address, password or payment details, we will notify you via email.

If you don't recognize these changes in your Shink account, please  contact us immediately.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 18:04


Why do I see a 'Last Login' message in my home page?

For your security, we have added the 'Last Login' feature.

You can find it on the top of your Publisher panel when you log in to your Shink account. By clicking on 'Last Login' you will be able to see a list of the latest IP addresses that have accessed your account.

This allows you to see your login history and detect any suspicious IP activity, in which case you must contact us immediately.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 18:05


How do I delete / remove my account?

Please contact us and request your account to be removed.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 18:05


Publisher » Payments

How will you pay me?

We payout via PayPal.

http://www.paypal.com - Minimum withdrawal $5.

Payments are made automatically on the 1st of the month, providing you have reached the minimum withdrawal amount.

To ensure your payment is correct and on time, please login to Shink and go to:

https://panel.shink.me/profile

and enter your withdrawal details.

For PayPal, please enter your PayPal email address e.g. user@email.com

 

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-26 12:23


What is the withdrawal section for?

The withdrawal section of your account allows you to enter either a PayPal email address.

We will use this information to pay you on the payment day each month.

Please see:

http://www.paypal.com

and create an account at one of these websites. You can use either website, it is your choice.

When you have done this, you can login to your Shink account and update your withdrawal information on:

https://panel.shink.me/profile

For PayPal, please enter your PayPal email address e.g. user@email.com

 

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-26 12:13


How often can I be paid? Do you offer daily payments?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-26 12:27


It's payment day, where's my money?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 16:53


What happens if I don't earn enough to be paid?

If you do not happen to earn the minimum amount to be paid this month, do not worry. Your earnings will be carried over until the next month or until you have made the minimum amount. It doesn't matter if it's next month or next year.

For PayPal - Minimum withdrawal $5.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-26 12:27


Can you payout to my country?

We pay our publishers in every country in the world, no restrictions.

The problem is that some countries are not supported by PayPal. If this is your case, you will probably see the payment day that your payment status shows:

REFUSED (3148)

This means that PayPal accounts in your country cannot accept payments, only send.

For more information please check out the list of countries supported by PayPal:

https://www.paypal.com/worldwide/

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-26 12:30


Publisher » Linking

What is a Random domain?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:00


Will my shortened links ever expire?

Currently shortened links have no expiry date. This may change in the future but plenty of notice will be given.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-26 12:30


Is it possible to recover deleted links?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:02


Will I be credited for multiple link views?

Yes, you will.

It does depend on how many advertisers we currently have on the system at that time and also other factors relating to fraud prevention.

We aim for the visitor to be credited at least once in a 24 hour period.

The most views you can be credited off one visitor in 24 hours is 3.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-26 12:37


Why do my links not work in India?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:11


What is a custom domain? And how does it work?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:15


Publisher » Rules

Can I click on my own links?

You may click on your own Shink links 1 time to test them.

You may not create links solely to 'test'.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-26 12:38


Can I ask people to click on my links to earn money?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:19


Can Shink links be opened in a popup?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:20


Can I post a referral link on a PTC website?

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:22


Can I place Shink links on my adult website/forum?

You may not place Shink links on any website that contains or link to adult material, not limited to porn or adult advertising.

This is deemed as anything that is not suitable to someone under the age of 18 and is at our discretion.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-27 10:40


Can I shrink websites that contain adult material?

You may not shrink website URLs that contain or link to adult material.

This is deemed as anything that is not suitable to someone under the age of 18 and is at our discretion.

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-27 10:42


Publisher » Abuse

How do I report abuse?

Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-27 10:33


The Skip Ad button is removed by the advertising

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:28


Shink is opening on my computer!

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Author: mina
Last update: 2018-11-21 17:30