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Aw Dammit! (+ Bonus Dumbass Question)

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by sinewave, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Dammit! I just got my ass banned from an affiliate program for TOS violation. I had just joined it a couple of days ago and thought things were starting off quite well.

    Yeah, yeah ... I know this is a Black Hat crowd here, but I didn't even do it on purpose. I'm somewhat pissed since my ppc campaign took off like crazy yesterday with 50% conversions and they terminated my account today.

    Turns out I got busted for using proprietary search terms. Ok, fair enough ... I should have read the TOS more carefully.

    Ok now, here's the dumbass question: How does a merchant know what search terms I'm using? If they're big enough, do they just get to call Google and ask?

    Again, I would have steered clear of the violation had I even remembered the TOS line item about it. I'm so pissed off that I wasn't more careful.

    Thanks in advance,
    Sine
     
  2. Ruck

    Ruck Guest

    Dude was this the Amazon thing? Sorry to hear that man...
     
  3. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    No, not Amazon. Had it been Amazon, I would have posted it to my other thread. I had just begun this campaign on Monday; and sometime today I decided I must be a genius because of the conversion rate (just before I got my ass canned). Hmph!

    But please, don't let the actual facts discourage you from offering me as much sympathy and condolence as you can muster! Carry on!

    [whimper]
    Sine
     
  4. clopper

    clopper Regular Member

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    They might just search those words to make sure they are the only ones using them.
     
  5. Ruck

    Ruck Guest

    LOL...there will be no condolence here except a big fat "that sucks" :)

    I have gotten shut down on some offers for TOS breach but jesus man they canned you?
     
  6. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, they canned me. ... sniffle ...

    I just carried out an act of contrition in the form of a groveling email.They'll probably just tell me to fuck off.
     
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    ruck, im sure your glad he cant make money, arnt you?
     
  8. mattm136

    mattm136 Newbie

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    Was this cpa empire. They had a reminder in the log in area about an affiliate spamming myspace.

    Not trying to be in your business, but would like to know who to avoid when spamming.

    Matt