How To Get More Surveys on Google Opinion Rewards

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If you’re already a user of the very popular Google Opinion Rewards app, you may like what the app offers, however, you may be unhappy with how many opportunities you receive.  I hear you on that one.

I have been a user of this app for more than five+ years now and make about $5~ a month using it.  Granted, I don’t receive a lot of surveys, but I have found ways to receive more to get to increase my earnings.  It won’t make you a lot more, but you may be able to increase your earnings in just a pinch.

In today’s post, I want to talk about the few ways you can get more surveys on the Google Opinion Rewards app.  Your results will vary because the app is always changing, but I can promise you that these tips are 100% worth trying at least.

As always, I’m 100% honest, so you won’t find me promoting any scams nor will you find me misleading you.  With that out of the way, let’s begin.

How To Get More Surveys on Google Opinion Rewards

Enable Location Services

Almost all of your surveys on Google Opinion Rewards will be based on your phone’s history.  And, what I mean by this is that the app will often ask you questions that relate to your previous visits.

So, for example, I have visited some hotels before, and about 24 hours later, Google asked me about my visit.  The same was said about some retailer visits I made, where the app asked me if I had the receipt so that I could scan it.

To make sure your location services are enabled, you will want to go to your Settings > Lock screen & security > Privacy > Location.  In doing so, make sure your “Use Location” is on as well as your “Google Location Accuracy.”

If it’s set to off, this can affect your survey invites.  In fact, you may find yourself getting no surveys at all.

Enable Notifications

I know app notifications can be annoying, but the app will alert you whenever a survey is available to you.  The problem here is that the survey invite is only valid for 24 to 48 hours.  If you miss out on the invite, you lose the survey opportunity.

If you do download the app, just make sure that you have notifications on so that you can be alerted the minute it’s available.  Since most of these surveys only take one minute at most, it won’t take you long to get your credit.

I always make it a habit to take the survey right when I see the notification.  Other than that, I may forget about it.

Be Honest!

This is huge, and Google will often try to catch you in a lie.  And, if you do, you can consider yourself suspended from the platform.  This simply means you won’t see surveys as you should.

If you have ever taken a survey before, Google will often ask you where you have been, usually giving you five choices.  Most of the time, one of those locations mentioned will be a place you have been before.  Just be sure to read through the list and click on the one you have visited in the past week or so.  If in doubt, don’t click and just say none.   You will still get a small reward in doing so.

Generally, as long as you’re honest about where you have visited and when you did so, Google will assume you are honest and will continue to send you invites.

Move Around

As mentioned, almost all of your surveys will be based on your location.  So, if you’re finding yourself staying at home and/or not taking your phone with you while you’re out and about, your survey invites may be limited.

I have found that visiting hotels overnight, various retailers, as well as restaurants, have triggered my survey invites considerably.  In some cases, I can tell Google is trying to figure things out when they consistently send out invites revolved around something.

For example, in the past, they consistently asked for receipt uploads from retailers, and I found that whenever I visited a retailer, they would ask if I had the receipt.  Even if I didn’t buy anything, Google would still reward me.  So, if you can figure out a pattern, you may be able to trigger surveys in this regard, again, if you’re out and about.

In the end here, if you’re not moving around, you won’t get surveys.  The only time I have received surveys that didn’t involve moving around was via a Google search and YouTube videos I had watched.  In this case, they had asked me about a recent experience and what I thought about it.  This was rare, however.

Be Quick

According to the product manager for the app, he said that answering honestly and responding quickly to the notifications can definitely get you more surveys and credits to spend.

He also noted that opening the app daily will not have an effect as to how many surveys you receive; however, if you get a new phone, it does note that you should open it at least once.

I’ll stress it again; this is why it’s important to have your notifications on to ensure you know about the new surveys that come in.

Watch YouTube Linked to Your Account

I already mentioned, but make sure you watch YouTube while logged into the account that’s linked to your Google Opinion Rewards account.  This is very important, as it can increase your YouTube survey questions.

Aside from the shopping questions, the app will often ask about your video viewing habits, at least from what I have seen.

Typically, these surveys relate to a video you just watched or it may ask you about a thumbnail, etc.  Again, like shopping, be sure to be logged in while watching YouTube to increase your chances.  As long as you’re logged in, you should see more surveys come in.

Keep the App Updated

The app is always being updated, and if you don’t keep up with updating it, you may find yourself missing out on surveys.

To avoid this hassle, consider turning auto updating on.  This can be done by clicking on Settings > General > Auto-update apps > Enable.

As long as it’s enabled, your apps will always update and you should see surveys as you should.

Final Thoughts

Generally, as long as you’re moving around, often visiting popular retailers, and you watch YouTube linked to your account, there’s not much else you can do.  Since it’s going to greatly depend on your demographics, you may get a lot more surveys than someone else or vice versa.  It’s a gamble.  There’s a rumor that female shoppers in their 20s-40s get the most surveys, but I can’t confirm this.

These tips are meant to at least help increase your chances.  Just remember to be honest in your answers as lying can get you suspended or even banned from the platform.  You don’t want to have this happen.

In the end, you won’t make much.  I make about $5~ a month, maybe a pinch more, and I find myself quite active moving around, but your results could be much different.  Don’t expect to get rich.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if I’m missing any tips or you want to add to what I have already written, you’re more than welcome to add to the conversation in the comments below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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