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ALERT! ALERT! Brave users! You DO NOT have to view ads to earn BAT!

I was reading through their FAQ, looking for why (new user) I didn’t receive my first round of BAT, when I came across this:

>Users are rewarded for viewing ad notifications as they appear in Brave. Users are not rewarded for clicking on ads.”

And

>In the initial Brave Ads release, users receive BAT for viewing the ad notifications. In future releases, users will be able to earn additional rewards for engagement events within the ad tabs. Brave does not reward users for clicking on the notifications. Brave’s position is that users should only click on ads that they have a genuine interest in engaging with.

From https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026361072-Brave-Ads-FAQ

under the “How long do I have to view the ad before my “attention” accounts as a “view”?” and “What exactly am I getting paid for? Just seeing the ad notification or actually clicking the ad?” tabs, respectively.

Am I the only one who didn’t know this and has been clicking on ads for no reason?



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  1. Yes, actually the point is that you only view the ads that you are genuinely interested in.

    If you look at your ad history, you see that each offered ad is marked with either “Clicked”, “Viewed” or “Dismissed” but they all count towards your BAT awards.

  2. I’ve never seen an ad and earned 1 BAT in 3 days. I haven’t changed my usual browser usage either. Even if I wasn’t get BAT this would legit be my new go to browser

  3. Ummm… I don’t even get adds but I get bat. My network add filter seems to work, and I turned their notifications off. It says I get BAT but nothing ever bothers me.

  4. This is actually a negative for BAT.

    This is supposed to be a platform to incentivize users to see *relevant advertisements based on their browsing habits*.

    Advertisers *pay to have their ads assigned to relevant people*, but the platform **makes it so that no one has to view their advertisements in order to earn BAT**.

    This is a bad thing for a platform that is supposed to be rewarding advertisers for using it.

    Yes, you as the user don’t want to view ads – But earning BAT for *not* interacting with the advertisement (Which is supposed to be tailored to you through their platform) goes against the purpose of selling the advertisers on the platform, which makes them far less likely to use it.

  5. Ha I dunno how but I knew this already, so I guess it was explained in the setup at some point. But yeah, I always knew you simply had to allow the notifications to pop up.

    My problem is that for no apparent reason both my browser and my Android version haven’t been showing me hardly any adverts in the last 2 months (March and thus far in April).

    Both are set to the maximum, on the same devices, all the same settings, so I dunno. They just kinda, stopped.

  6. I agreed to add push notifications and their silent, just close them after they show up, and getting rewards, most of the times I don’t even notice they showed up

  7. Misleading title, obviously the ad will be shown, but you don’t have to click on it. Same with YouTube, they show you the app and even if you don’t click there will be money made for the youtuber

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