Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel Review (Passive Income or Scam?)

Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel Rating

Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel is a safe panel to join. You will usually not earn a lot, but you also do not have to do anything once you have joined as you will earn passively.

The Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel supposedly offers you a free and passive way to earn some extra money online.

Passive income always sounds appealing, but there are also many scams, so you need to make sure you join the legit options.

So is the Nielsen Panel legit and really a way to make a little extra passive income, or is it a scam?

I have tested hundreds of ways to earn online and in this Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel review, you will get all the details about what this panel really offers, what data it collects, and if it is safe and worth using so you can easily find out if it is for you or not.

What is Nielsen Computer & Mobile panel?

The Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel is run by Nielsen Research, which is one of the biggest companies in media and consumer research. It is a reputable company, and you can safely assume that any service that Nielsen is behind is legit and not a scam.

Nielsen does many kinds of research and has several survey panels, but in this review, we will look at the Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel. This panel is also in some countries called Nielsen Digital Voice panel.

It is a very simple and easy-to-use panel, as you do not have to do much once you are a member. But let's go more into what the panel offers and how it works, so you can get an idea if it is for you or not.

I have created a video where I explain everything. But you can also read all the details below the video:

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Feature 1 – Collecting data about Internet usage:

What the Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel is doing is gathering research and data about how people are using the internet. They are using this research to improve products and services that are available online.

It is quite different from other research and survey panels, as you only have to answer a short survey to register and after this, you do not have to answer more surveys.

You will just have to install an app or software on your device, and this will then gather data anonymously and send it to Nielsen, where it is combined with data from other panel members.

Together this will build a picture of how the internet, products, and services are used, and this will be used to improve them in the future. So you are actually giving your opinion just by using the internet as you always do, and this way, you can help shape the online products and services of the future.

So you will, in a way, give feedback and earn passively just by having the app installed.

Personally, I think it is pretty cool to be able to help with research like this and at the same time get rewards for it. And it does not take any extra time, as there are no surveys or tasks to do once you have signed up.

I do however also understand if you are worried about what data might be collected, and what it will be used for – I know I was definitely checking this when I first heard about Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel. So later in this review, I will go more into this if you want to know about this.

Feature 2 – Participate on more devices:

You can install the app/software and participate on both mobile devices and on your computer.

That is why the panel sometimes is just called Nielsen Mobile Panel or Nielsen Computer Panel, even though it really is the same panel. You can just choose which device you want to use.

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You can participate on both computer and mobile.

If you want to participate on more devices, this is also possible. You can register and install the app/software on several devices, and Nielsen guarantees that it is not affecting the performance of your devices.

If you register more devices, it will increase your rewards and chances of winning big prizes, but more about the rewards later.

The exact devices you can use will, however, depend on your country. In some countries they are occasionally, for example, only looking for computer users.  But in general, you can install it on more devices and get more benefits out of this.

Overall the Nielsen panel is very simple to use. You just sign up, fill out a small survey, install the app/software, and then you will automatically participate in the research by giving data about your internet usage.

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Is the Nielsen Panel safe to use, and what does it collect?

One thing I was wondering when I first heard about Nielsen Panel and that you just need to install an app/software to participate, was what data was being collected and if it is safe to use.

This is very important to know before installing anything like that on your devices.

So I looked more into this. First of all, it is definitely a good sign that it is Nielsen that is running the panel.

It is a very reputable panel and one of the oldest and biggest customer research companies. So that alone shows that it is a company that can be trusted and that it is safe. But it is, of course, still necessary to know what data is being collected.

You will be anonymous, as your name will be kept separate from the data collected.

So the data will not be used to identify you or your specific use.

The data is combined with the data of thousands of other members as well as with data from other research tools. Together this will present a picture of internet usage that Nielsen can use for preparing reports and performing research about internet behavior.

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The panel is safe to join, and you will be anonymous.

As you can see in the image above, Nielsen will never collect the content of the websites you are visiting, it will never collect any user IDs, passwords, and other private information, and you will remain anonymous.

What it will collect is data about the URL/website address you are visiting, how long you are on the websites, and your general online behavior.

Personally, I am very skeptical about allowing companies to get access to my data unless I am sure it is a legit company. And when it comes to Nielsen, it is definitely a legit and trusted company, so if you want to participate, you should not be worried about this, in my opinion.

But now you know how it works and what data they collect so you can see if you feel comfortable with this and decide for yourself.

However, if you have any more questions about this, you should contact their support before joining so you feel safe before signing up (later I will explain how to contact their support).

How do you get paid?

How will you then get paid to sign up and have the Nielsen app installed?

The exact rewards depend on the country you live in and the devices you use. But in most countries, you earn points, when you have the app installed on your phone, and these points can then be exchanged for gift cards or products.

But there are also countries where you earn PayPal cash or other cash payments.

In some countries, it is said that if you have the app installed for a year, you will earn around $60. But some of the highest earnings I have heard are from NZ where Nielsen guarantees you will earn a minimum of $130 for being a member for 6 months.

And in Germany, they say you will earn around €150 per year.

So the rewards really vary from country to country. So if you decide to join, you just need to make sure what rewards you will get in your country and if they fit you.

But in all countries, once you have signed up, it will be passive money, and you can participate on more devices. In some countries, you will also earn these points or cash when using your computer.

For both computer and mobile devices, you will also automatically enter into the monthly prize draw depending on the country. The prizes you can win are big and some of the highest I have seen for a research panel.

The exact amount of the rewards again depends on your country, but examples are the US, where Nielsen monthly has prizes for $10,000. In the UK, there are monthly, quarterly, and yearly rewards with a total of prizes for £30,000 yearly divided between 150 winners.

The rewards are different in each country, but as you can see, you can get the chance to win some really big money without having to make any effort for it. So even though you are of course not guaranteed to win, it can, in my opinion, be worth it, as you also do not have to spend any time getting these chances.

Who can join?

There are not as such any requirements to join Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel, as they need people with many different backgrounds to participate to get viable data. You do, however, have to be 18 years old to join, and of course, need to own a computer or mobile device (phone or tablet).

Nielsen has specific panels for different countries. It has panels in quite a few countries, but they are not always recruiting.

At the moment, I know they are regularly recruiting in the US, UK, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and Germany.

This does, however, regularly change. I will try to keep this updated when I hear they recruit in other countries, which sometimes happens from day to day, but by clicking the join button at the end of this review, you will be able to see links to the specific countries, so you get to the right panel.

This is also the best place to check the countries they are currently recruiting in, as that will quickly be updated with new invite links when there are new ones.

If you do not live in one of the countries mentioned above, you can instead check out the best survey panels in your country here.

What if you want to leave the panel?

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If you at any time do not want to participate in the panel, it is easy to stop.

You can just cancel your panel membership and uninstall the app/software, and it is easy to do, which is also great to know in advance.

The panel is, however, doing ongoing research, so if you want to, you can also stay a member for years, and in some countries, you get more benefits the longer you are a member.

Can you get support?

If you should ever need any help, it is of course, important to know, if Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel gives support. You can easily find the contact form on their websites and send them questions.

Again, it is a reputable company, so you do not have to worry about whether they will answer or not, as it is, unfortunately, the case on some survey panels.

I have myself not needed to contact support yet, so I cannot say exactly how long it will take them to get back to you. And it will also vary from country to country, but in general, you should expect to get an answer within 1-3 business days – if not, please let me know, so I can update this review and tell the support is not responsive enough:-)

Final verdict

Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel is definitely a legit panel and can be a passive way to earn a bit of extra rewards.

But this does not necessarily mean it is the right panel for you.

So let's finish this review by summing up the pros and cons, so you can get a better overview before deciding to join or not.



  • You participate in important research to shape the future internet
  • You get rewards or big winning chances for doing nothing
  • It is very easy to join
  • The panel is safe and run by a very reputable company


  • There are not many earning opportunities
  • In some countries, you cannot earn cash

The panel is definitely a legit panel, and I think it is great that the data they collect is used to shape the products and services of the internet, which is something we will all benefit from.

I usually do not like panels that only offer entries into sweepstakes, and where you are not sure to get rewards unless you win. But in the case of Nielsen, it is a bit different, as you do not have to do anything.

You just passively get chances to win big prizes, while providing important feedback. And in some countries or by using your mobile device, you will also earn guaranteed rewards.

So overall, I think Nielsen is a great panel. It will obviously not give you a lot of earning chances, so if you are looking to earn more, it is a great idea to also join the high paying survey sites in your country, where you can find daily earning opportunities.

But as an extra chance to get some rewards and high prizes without any effort, Nielsen can be a great option.

How to join Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel?

It is very easy to join Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel. Just click the button below, choose your country, and you will then be taken to the registration form for your country.

To join, you then have to answer a short survey, and you can then register the devices you want to use and download the software/app. After this, you do not have to do anything else.

If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.

54 thoughts on “Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel Review (Passive Income or Scam?)”

  1. Hello Mikaeel, I am not sure if this current. I am from NZ and have been a member of the Nielsen Digital Panel for a few years. On the last 2 occasions I applied for rewards they were never received. I have phoned and e-mailed them many times but they will not respond.
    Ironically they are still putting points into my account (over 5000 points now!) but if they won’t give rewards or acknowledge my communications then it all seems a bit pointless. I feel very frustrated and disappointed with Nielsen.

    • Sorry to hear that but thanks for sharing your experiences. That sounds very frustrating. How good their support is can vary a lot from country to country, but unfortunately I do not have a contact there I can ask, so there is nothing I can do to help. Really hope they will get back to you very soon so you can get your earnings. Let me know how it goes.

  2. Mikael, do you know if the app (on a PC) behaves like a VPN, and if so, could it stop you from qualifying for surveys on survey sites?

      • I had a reply from Nielsen about whether the extension behaves like a VPN and interfere with survey qualification.

        They said “We have many Computer Panelists globally that have the extension enabled. This panelist is not unique in that they complete surveys for other companies and also participate in PC Measurement. We have never received this question before so I assume that the extension would not impact a 3rd party survey company. Most surveys have a quota and rules that exclude people from participating in the survey. This couple be age, gender, participation in other market research, financial requirements, etc. I would assume they are limited by one or more of the exclusion rules.”

        “Lastly, Nielsen extension shouldn’t impact the other extensions. It adds event listeners to observe or analyse data, it doesn’t modify anything for the browser prompt it does insert an iframe into DOM, even this shouldn’t impact other extensions. The issue mentioned could be a logic or functionality in the third party extension than in Nielsen”.

        So it looks like Nielsen is NOT an issue for people who participate in surveys, which is good to know!

  3. Nielsen app on my android phone totally bogged down my internet access. Finally had to uninstall it. No issues on my laptop, so at least there’s that. I’ve been with Nielsen for decades.


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