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Affiliate sales with web crawling?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by RakeItIn, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. RakeItIn

    RakeItIn Regular Member

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    I saw today I had a visit to my site that was referred by a site I had never heard of. I clicked the link and it sent me to an affiliate link.
    I realized this could be a viable way to get affiliate sales as the web master might click an amazon affiliate link then buy something a few weeks later from amazon. Has anyone ever used a spider to get affiliate sales? I might use it but I am not sure how I would get a web crawler bot that makes it look like my affiliate link referred the visit.

    Sorry about poor grammar or spelling, I wrote this very quickly and proof read it
     
  2. ekapek

    ekapek Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    But how many people looks at refferers? Many bots offer sniffing referer. I can recommend scrapy crawler but it needs some knwoledge to run
     
  3. astronaut23

    astronaut23 Junior Member

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    Please don't be one of those guys. They mess up the Google Analytics stats for all my sites :(
     
  4. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    This referral spam is not an effective monetization strategy in my opinion. As has been mentioned - very few people even regularly review the logs and would see the link - and even fewer people would click it. But it's easy enough to try, so it could be worth your time to develop a testing scenario and find out for yourself if any money can be made this way.