What are Shortlinks, how do they work?

Shortlinks are a type of advertisement where you look for buttons, or links that get you to a specific landing page. They are riddled with popups and other ads, and can seem confusing and annoying! They often contain adult matter, so don’t do them in public!

However, they can give you some decent payoffs for the time it takes, especially on FireFaucet! And keep in mind that ads are what pays your bitcoin from faucets!

Here’s a video Showing you how to do a few of the more annoying ones on FireFaucet:

It will give you an idea of how it works. (I will keep the written guide below in case you don’t want to watch the video, or have trouble loading it).

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Here are a few examples showing you how they work:

Most of them are like this, you look for a captcha box with a button close to it. Solve the captcha to unlock the button.

You know you’re in the right place if you see a countdown and a please wait button. This button will say Get Link when it’s ready.

In the case of clicksfly, there may be 2 extra steps after “Get Link” to be done!

DutchyCorp can be a little more tricky:

AS you can see, they have hidden a “CLICK” below a picture, accompanied with a timer. So look for the timer, it can be placed below other pictures or videos as well!

Here you need to scroll down, click the screen to unlock the page, and sometimes you may even need to hit back in the tab (if it takes you to a different page with an ad). Then find Click 1 and Click 2 hidden between pictures and banners to unlock the continue button.

You usally need to scroll a little more down to find the somewhat hidden “Click here to continue” button/link!

Finally you get to a somewhat familiar scenario with a timer and “Get Link” – and it’s done!

This type got me at first, if you have tunnel-vision and scroll down, you may miss the timer at the top right of the header! It turns into a button to finish the shortlink.

This is the essence of most of them, always look for captchas with the closest button, or a timer! Sometimes they try to throw you off with fake buttons, so beware of that.

Unfortunately, some of them will try to download malware onto your computer. But Cryptotab Browser and Chrome will block most of them, and windows defender takes care of the rest! Thus I don’t recommend you do shortlinks on a mobile phone. Even though the security there could be good enough, I don’t want to take that risk myself at least.

Shortlinks can be confusing and annoying at first, but you get used to it, and they are used to monetize many faucets!

Hopefully this was helpful, but if you have any further questions, please leave a comment! 🙂

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