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Affilaite marketing soon doomed??

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by sean339, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. sean339

    sean339 Newbie

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    Newest releases of web browsers make NOT accepting cookies the default, or make it much easier for people to turn it off. Many Internet purchasers don't know they are accepting cookies and if they now start seeing the 'Do Not Track' option, we could be screwed - I think.

    Here is the article from wired magazine

    Add-On Gives Power and Nuance to ?Do Not Track?


    (I can't post URl yet)

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. nutserious

    nutserious Power Member

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    well ... it would really suck for the newbies who are about to start!!!
     
  3. hanggolf

    hanggolf Registered Member

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    The simplest solution to this is properly incentivizing customers to buy through your link, which you absolutely should be doing on higher ticket purchases. So you're basically going to have an added bonus that can only be claimed if they follow along and make it possible for you to manually track your sales.

    As in: Click the link below, make your purchase, then send a copy of your receipt to abc@xyz.com in order to get your free box of jelly doughnuts, the perfect companion to "Eat Whatever You Want And Lose 100 Pounds Overnight"
     
  4. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    won't do shit....

    "It?s still up to a website whether it chooses to obey that flag, but there?s currently support in Congress to force U.S. businesses to do so. Without such legislation, the FTC could only act against companies that promise to obey the flag, but don?t actually do so."
     
  5. sean339

    sean339 Newbie

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    "Microsoft went even further, including a tool that lets you import lists of tracking sites you want to block entirely so that you don?t have to rely, as Do Not Track does, on the goodwill of a website to comply with your wishes."

    Though at least that still needs active user engagement. But -

    "Abine?s tool, which builds on the company?s suite of privacy tools, adds a third element to its antitracking tools by building on the online ad industry?s preferred method of letting users opt out of tracking, which is cookies. Currently web users can opt out of multiple ad networks by using the Network Advertising Initiative page, but those cookies aren?t permanent and if you clear your cookies, the opt-out disappears. Abine?s tool makes them permanent and keeps the antitracking cookies, even if you clear other cookies."
     
  6. mhatter

    mhatter Regular Member

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    The average person doesn't know what a web browser cookie is.

    Cookies will not be going away. Too many important websites require them.
     
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  7. Santini

    Santini Junior Member

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    Absolutely agree, you are seeing this all the time now with the big "Guru" launches. Everyone promoting the offer/product has the best bonus for buying through them.

    It also makes it more important to optimise for real buying keywords, like product names, reviews and pricing; when there is a good chance the visitor will buy on that session.
     
  8. Fwiffo

    Fwiffo Power Member

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    http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/1/3057265/internet-explorer-10-windows-8-do-not-track-default
    apparently IE 10 going to have DNT as default setting....
     
  9. Icemantaz

    Icemantaz Registered Member

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    i hope all this doesnt catch on too well as im just trying to get started lol.
    This and the new EU directives on cookie collection dont help.
     
  10. antigravityboy

    antigravityboy Newbie

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    I am sure that if cookies were someday all blocked, the big companies like CJ, Amazon, Adsense and so on would find another solution. After all if we all stopped sending them traffic they would not be making money either.
     
  11. clickhat

    clickhat Registered Member

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    Of course it's not doomed. In fact there already are other ways, it's not only about cookies.
     
  12. greyhats

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    Yeah, soon we'll got cake and use cookie no more :cool:
     
  13. zengetsu

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    Ya I don't know if you realized this or not but cookies are definitely used for other things other than just affiliate marketing! Also it's not like people can't get rid of them already if they really wanted to. There is actually some Anti-Viruses that mark cookies as "threats" for whatever reason. Also affiliate marketing does not solely revolve around cookies...