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anyone with cupid know why my money got deducted?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by sneakbo, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. sneakbo

    sneakbo Registered Member

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    basically i had a good £32 in my account , i check it everyday and wham! it was on £1 , the cheeky t#!£s havnt even bothered sending me an email to tell me why ?? seems like one big con site to me! anyone actually been paid with them + how did you promote the site? i checked the ToS throughout and everything i did was by the book so why did they take all the money ??
     
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    sneakbo Registered Member

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    and leaving me with a £1 when none of the offers were a £1 is fishy to me
     
  3. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Any update on your earnings? I am considering promoting for them.
     
  4. sneakbo

    sneakbo Registered Member

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    they completely cleared my account , i guess it was to do with dodgy leads ( black hat methods )
     
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    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That sucks. I am definitely pushing black hat methods.... I will look for another. Thanks.
     
  6. Lucy1984

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    Don't they have some big lawsuit against them in the UK? I think some dudes sued them saying they lure you in to purchasing by having fake accounts. Like they would make the free account, then some hot chick would PM them but they couldn't reply unless they purchased. I read on the BBC they were getting sued for it.
     
  7. theSEOgirl

    theSEOgirl Newbie

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    I have only ever promoted Cupid through their white label dating, I have always been paid on time and they have never deducted my money. However, I'm not sure what methods you were using to get your sign-ups, but I never have had a problem with them. That's interesting about the lawsuit, I have not seen it on the news, but I know that there are people who have paid which get very frustrated as they like to mix fake girls in with their other 'genuine' messages...so not sure it's the best place to get adult dating, but as long as it pays, I have no issue with it.
     
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    Black Hat or not, it was still unprofessional of them not to notify you.
     
  9. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There are different levels of "blackhat" traffic. If they (cupid) were getting paid converted leads from the traffic sent, then yes, the OP should have been paid or contacted at the least. Now, if someone is sending complete sh*t leads that they know will never convert, I can see no payment happening. I like using blackhat methods, but only the ones where the company I am working for and myself are profiting from.
     
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    theSEOgirl Newbie

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    Yes I would agree, using black hat methods are fine and I only agree with them if it is a win - win situation for the promoter and the company.