Google is building a new panel to learn more about how everyday people use the internet and mobile devices.
The panel â€” called Screenwise â€” is similar to those used by many market research companies. This panel is designed to help us understand web and mobile usage better â€” such as what times of day people browse, how long they stay on websites and use apps, and what types of sites and apps are popular (or not).
As a Screenwise Trends panelist, you`ll add a browser extension and/or mobile meter that will share with Google the sites you visit, the apps you use, and how you use them. What we learn from you, and others like you, will help us improve Google products and services and make a better online and mobile experience for everyone.
What`s in it for you?
A better online experience . . . . and rewards too!
Our panel management partner, uSamp, will give you your first reward of up to $8 seven days after you sign up, download the Screenwise browser extension, and install the mobile meter. Youâ€™ll get an additional gift of up to $2 every week for staying with it. It`s our way of saying "Thank you."
Gift selections include gift cards from retailers such as Barnes and Noble, Sephora, Zappos, and Expedia.
To be eligible to join, you must be 13 or older, have a Google Account (or sign up for one), and be ready to use the Google Chrome browser (on your personal computer), and have a qualifying smartphone.
If youâ€™re not sure if you are eligible, don`t worry: We`ll start by asking you a series of questions to make sure you qualify. If needed, we`ll help you sign up for a Google account and download the Google ChromeTMÂ browser.
Youâ€™ll need to review the terms and policies for panelists. (You`ll also see policies from uSamp, the group that is running the panel for us.)