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Dooyoo Vs. Ciao
Member Name: chuck b
Date: 19/08/01, updated on 19/08/01 (27 review reads)
Advantages: ciao is a great site, a great community
Disadvantages: ciao is sometimes confusing
Dooyoo.co.uk and uk.ciao.com are the two main opinion sites in the UK and they are in competition with eachother. Ciao is very much like Dooyoo but I do prefer Dooyoo.
This is Dooyoo's biggest threat; many Dooyooers are also joined to this one. It pays you 50p for joining, 10p for every opinion you write and 2p every time someone reads one of your opinions. You also receive 30% of referred friend's earnings. This can add up to a lot, but although you get a bonus for joining you get paid less for every member read, on Dooyoo you get 5p per member read. If you write the best opinion they pay out £15 a month to each of the best ones, so if you write well you can get bonuses. They update your account once a day so you have to wait before you can see your new balance, which can get annoying.
The layout is pretty simple but it can be quite complicated. On the fron you have what you can write about but it is laid out differently to dooyoo, it isn't in a list so it can be quite hard to find what you're writing about. The good thing is that it is spread out quite a lot but there is also a lot of information crammed in at the same time.
Once you start writing it does get easier but it takes a little while at the start for people to read your opinions. But after you've written there for a while you do get more reads. The writing part is easy and then at the end there aren't so many questions to answer as Dooyoo, which makes it easier but this can mean that there isn't enough information.
They don't show you how much you have got on screen though, if you want to know you have to go into your account whereas on Dooyoo your amount of miles is shown near the top right hand corner of the screen.
They pay out very slowly. Once your up to your £10 or whatever sum of money you want, you request payment. They then do all of the requests at one time each month. Where as on Dooyoo they do everything
as soon as it is asked for. Then depending on when you requested payment you get your money transferred into your bank account.
Registering is easy and then after that you can start writing. Dooyoo awards miles for your writing. 1000 miles= £1. They give you 100 miles for every op you write and then 50 miles every time someone reads it. This is a good payment system but can occasionally get confusing. The good thing is your balance is shown on the screen whilst you are on dooyoo, which is handy sometimes.
The layout is simple and easy to understand. Down the left hand side of the page is a list of what there is to write about. Then where your miles are shown you can easily access your account. Writing is easy and at the end they ask you questions, which can sometimes help you improve your opinion. Then when it is posted, new ones are sometimes shown on the front.
People start reading your opinions straight away and if you write well then people will trust you, therefore you will receive more reads. Your amount of miles is changed automatically so you don’t have to wait a day to see what your new balance is.
When you request a voucher or payment they do this straight away so a couple of days later you have a nice cheque come through the post if that is what you wanted.
These are two great sites but I think that Dooyoo is the better out of the two. Ciao is a great site and has a geat comminity but Dooyoo is better.