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Outbrain Receives Negative Reviews for Promoting Fake News and Scam Ads

Outbrain Receives Negative Reviews for Promoting Fake News and Scam Ads

35 reviews between Feb 20, 2019 and Aug 24, 2023.

Outbrain receives negative customer reviews for promoting fake news, scam ads, and illegal products. Users complain about the high amount of clickbait headlines and misleading advertisements. Some customers report not being paid by Outbrain, while others express frustration with their billing practices and lack of customer service. Overall, Outbrain is criticized for its unethical advertising practices and calls for it to be banned.

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35 reviews between Feb 20, 2019 and Aug 24, 2023.

Feb 20, 2019 - Aug 24, 2023

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  • Dishonest, does not pay webmasters

    Don't pay publishersI used their service from September 2022 to December 2022 and stopped using them because they did not pay me.When I was contacted by them, I asked if it was possible to register as an individual without a company and they guaranteed me that yes, there was no problem.So I put their code for several months, and as after more than 3 months I had not yet been paid, I removed the codes.They then contacted me and said that I had to put the codes back, that they guaranteed that they would pay me, that I just had to send them some documents.But after sending them the documents, I had to contact them several times to know where it was at and they told me that the documents were good, so I asked when they were going to make the payment and they finally answered me last month that I would be paid on April 6, 2023 for the 1st month, September 2022!I don't know if I can provide the names of the people I've been in contact with, but this is clearly theft and I have no assurance of ever getting paid.Such a reaction makes me think that they are bankrupt and can't pay anymore, so they rip off webmasters like me who don't have the possibility to create a business.The advertisers pay them and they don't have to pay anything to the webmasters who did the work.I am currently looking into how I can sue them.I have kept all the emails from the conversation, I guess I am not the only victim.Update: They said they were going to pay me on April 6th but as of April 11th they still haven't paid me.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Unreliable Payment
    Apr 11, 2023
  • Verbreitert Falschmeldungen

    Verbreitert Falschmeldungen. Aufdringliche Spam und scham Werbung.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Inappropriate Content
    Mar 13, 2023
  • Great exposure and support

    Great exposure, Much cheaper than social and excellent support.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Positive Experience
    Mar 12, 2023
  • Sinnfreie Inhalte

    Sinnfreie Inhalte, endloses Durchgeblickt für genau gar nichts – solche inhaltslosen Energieverbrenner, die nicht mehr als die Dummheit der Menschheit fördern, sollten definitiv verboten werden. Einmal auf der Seite von Outbrain gelandet, wünscht man sich sofort europaweiten Stromausfall.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Inappropriate Content
    Jan 24, 2023
  • Scam adverts

    Scam adverts, why is this allowed to happen. Even on the sky news app. Appalling!

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Scam Ads
    Dec 30, 2022
  • Seriös ist was anderes

    Dieses Unternehmen sollte mal aufgelöst werden so viel bullshit wie diese Werbungen labern

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Inappropriate Content
    Dec 04, 2022
  • They scam

    I went to do a campaign for $50 to test it out. They ran up my $50 in like 10 minutes. And after I closed my account, they still charged me. They also don’t accept PayPal. It’s a scam.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Unreliable Payment
    Dec 02, 2022
  • Fake clicks

    Fake clicks, double charged and no customer service. I have been sending them emails for over a month and they will not respond they only send me automatic message replies.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Poor Customer Service
    Jan 05, 2022
  • Outbrain Will NEVER Let You Read a Complete Story

    Whenever I am reading a story on outbrain.com, its hotspots have such bad gotoness, that when you press "next" on its endless continuations, the website jumps off the story and into an adjacent advertisement

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Difficult to Cancel Subscription
    Oct 08, 2021
  • So far so Good

    So far so GoodCampaigns got approved in 1-2 days Impressions and CPC good The dashboard is quite comprehensive Great support team

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Positive Experience
    Feb 10, 2021
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