Google Opinion Rewards Review 2022 - HuginX

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Google Opinion Rewards Review

Google Surveys is Google’s in-house market research tool that helps market researchers create online surveys to share with voluntary users who fill out surveys to earn credits. The survey-takers answers are aggregated and shared with the market researcher. All data collected are anonymous unless explicitly stated at the beginning of the survey.

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How to get started with Google Surveys

You might have seen Google Opinion Rewards featured in the Play Store or App Store. Google’s survey community was launched as a mobile app for iOS and Android, and it allows you to answer surveys for various companies and earn credits. The survey app is open for everyone to join as long as you’re above the minimum age (18) and reside in one of the countries where the app is available. 

If you are a mobile user, search for the app in the Android/iOS app store and see if the app is available to download. You’ll need to log in with your existing Google profile as with other Google products. Once you answer the initial demographic questions and go through the survey tutorial, you’ll receive a notification for your first paid survey. After answering the survey, you will see a confirmation page confirming the amount of credit applied to your Google payment profile. You can redeem your credit by tapping the “Play Store” button on the mobile app’s home screen or by shopping directly from the Google Play store.

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This is what a typical reward history looks like. As you can see the rewards amounts are quite low but keep in mind that answering these surveys often only takes less than a minute. As opposed to other survey sites which will give you $0.50 for answering a 20-minutes survey.

 

Reward options taking Google Surveys

There’s a difference in the reward scheme between the App Store and Google Play:

Google Surveys through the Play Store

If you’re using an Android phone, you’ll get Play Store credit for answering occasional surveys using the app from Google Surveys. Surveys take between 5 and 20 seconds, and rewards average between 10 and 30 cents, with occasional higher ($0.50 to $1) rewards as well. Once you’ve accumulated $2 worth of credit, you can transfer it to your Play Store Wallet and use the funds just like if you had received a Play Store gift card to purchase apps, e-books, movies, songs etc.

Google Surveys through the App Store

If you’re using iOS, you’ll get rewarded through PayPal. Like Android users, you will receive between $0.10 and $1.00 per completed survey. The amount can vary and depends on the number of questions in the survey and the time it takes to answer the survey. Answering questions in a certain way is not required to receive a payment and is discouraged. The more honestly you answer questions, the more valuable your opinion is; therefore, you may receive more surveys.

Each time $2.00 of payments is accrued in your Google Opinion Rewards account, Google Opinion Rewards will send a payment to your Google Opinion Rewards email address via PayPal. If your Google Opinion Rewards email address is the same one you use with PayPal, you’ll automatically receive these payments in your PayPal account.

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Sending out surveys is part of Google’s Marketing Platform and can be used in connection with other products such as Google Ads and Google Analytics.

Survey Experience

Answering questions through Google Surveys is very different from answering surveys through a regular survey site. One of the key differences is that Google asks very few questions. Because they have so much data stored on users, they can infer passively collected data instead of asking a long list of detailed questions. That’s why they often ask less than 10 questions, and you’ll be done in just a few seconds or minutes. That’s why users are often pleased with the survey experience on Google Opinion Rewards.

Anything else I should be aware of?

Only through Mobile App: Google Opinion Rewards is only available through dedicated mobile apps (Android/iOS). So if you prefer taking surveys on a laptop or desktop you’ll need to look for another survey site.

For App Store users: Suppose you’re not using the same email address for Google Opinion Rewards and PayPal. In that case, you must accept at minimum one payment from Google Opinion Rewards within 30 days to receive that payment and all future payments automatically. If you do not accept that initial payment from Google Opinion Rewards within 30 days, your payment will expire.

For Play Store users:  You may see a decrease in your Google Play balance caused by a bulk expiration of Google Play credits older than one year, in line with the promotional Play credit expiration policy. 

How can I tell when my credits will expire? The home screen shows when your oldest credits are expiring next, directly under your total Play credit balance. Remember, each credit expires one (1) year after it was earned. Make sure you are logged in using the same login credentials in Google Play as the login you used with your Opinion Rewards App and Google payment profile to transfer the credits successfully.

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Google Opinion Rewards Review Summary
Taking surveys through Google Opinion Rewards is effortless compared to many other survey sites. Surveys are short and snappy, and you don't get as quickly bored as with longer, more complex questionnaires. Because the surveys are so quick, the incentives are also low (incentive value is linked to survey length). It's a great way to earn enough credits to get a premium app or an e-book for free once in a while.
Survey Experience
9.5
Survey Matching
9.5
Incentive Level
7
Redeeming Rewards
7
PROS
  • Consistent survey quality
  • Good survey experience
  • Rewards are in line with survey length and efforts
  • Surveys on topics that you are familiar with
  • Low redemption level
CONS
  • Not a big earning possibility (usually less than $10 per month)
  • Limited reward options
  • Expiration of unused credit after 1 year

Features: Google Opinion Rewards

What can I earn?
Paid Gigs

Incentive Level
Redemption Threshold
Other Incentives
Cash Incentives
Who should consider joining?
Consumers
How do I get started?
Currently Recruiting?
App Support
Contact Methods
What company is behind this?
Company

Founded

1998

Country

United States

City (HQ)

Mountain View

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