Are you a Nicequest member who participates in our community with Nicestats? If yes, then this article is for you. Because sometimes Nicestats can appear as inactive so we want to clear up why this can happen and what to do in these situations.
What is Nicestats?
First, let’s back up a bit and remember what Nicestats is used for. With Nicestats our members earn additional Korus for sharing their browsing habits: which websites they visit and what they search for.
Of course, this data is never connected to any personal information to protect the privacy of our participating members. It is only used to create general statistics about online behavior which helps decision-makers in organizations and companies to get a fuller understanding of consumer needs.
Previously, the Nicequest community provided for example insights for companies interested in what young mothers in Brazil are looking for on the internet. What is most important to a mother in the different stages of pregnancy and in the first years of having a child?
With the answer to these types of questions, organizations and brands can improve their websites and services. In this case, so that parents, who already have enough on their plate, can quickly find the information or product they need.
To guarantee an accurate reflection of people’s experiences and habits online, it is important that our participating members have Nicestats active on their devices without long interruptions.
So, why does Nicestats appear inactive?
When you first add Nicestats to your devices there is a period where it appears as inactive because the activation is still pending. This is normal and you don’t have to do anything. If you have added it correctly, Nicestats should appear as active and should be sending data after 24 hours. After that the reasons for appearing as inactive can be the following:
1. Nicestats was not set up correctly or has been deconfigured.
In this case, review if you have followed all the instructions for the setup. There are different steps required for installing Nicestats on the web browsers of computers and for adding it to mobile devices in iOS or Android. You will see the specific instructions for your device and operating system in the setup process.
Some Android devices might need additional adjustments in the settings of your device. On some smartphones, you need to activate “Background activity” or “Autorstart”. If this applies to you, you will see it in the instructions.
2. You have not used the internet with this device in a while
If your device hasn’t sent any data for more than a week, it will appear as inactive and you risk not earning any Korus for this period of time. We will send you an email informing you that Nicestats is inactive.
But don’t worry, this issue is easily fixed. Just pick up your device and browse the internet with it or use your apps.
Remember to participate in Nicestats with the devices you use regularly to go online. Only then will we get an accurate image of your internet habits and generate an insightful reflection of how people use the web today.
Whenever you want to check if your devices are sending data, log in to your account and go to the Nicestats section in your profile.
If you have more questions about Nicestats, check the articles in our Help Center. There you will find information on the whole setup process, troubleshooting for Nicestats, and articles on data protection and how to participate in Nicestats.
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