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Banned from CJ - Workaround?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by hr888, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. hr888

    hr888 Newbie

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    I was banned by CJ the other day for what they say is: "Forcing clicks/dropping affiliate cookies".

    What i was doing is getting traffic similiar to the brand I was promoting and instead of doing a review of the brand and say competitors, I instead redirected all the visitors to the affiliate program, which they say is forcing clicks.

    It was very successful while it lasted and would like to continue. Does anyone know of a work around to hide what i did so that i don't get caught by CJ
     
  2. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well, can you explain in more details what you did ? I think I can help you with that, just need a bigger picture.
     
  3. hr888

    hr888 Newbie

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    Sure...Thanks Mrblackjack...I have a domain which gets traffic in the same category as the brand i'm promoting. For example (hypothetical), i own shoes.com and when someone types it in and lands on my domain, i forward them onto zappos.com automatically. Saying, "Forwarding you to Zappos.com for the best deal on shoes". If they buy from Zappos, i collect my commission for being the referrer of the sale. The problem they say is that i was forcing the clicks (true as i was forwarding) and dropping affiliate cookies (I guess also true as i force forwarded them onto zappos). It worked well for me, was getting some sales and would like to continue what I was doing but without CJ catching me.
     
  4. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    its pretty easy to get into CJ
    just create a new account and fake the referrer while sending traffic to the advertiser
    that way it will look legit
    to know how to fake referrer just look around there are couple of methods already shared
     
  5. peetrike

    peetrike Power Member

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    You should have used 2 domains - domain A gets the traffic and domain B is the correct website which redirects traffic from domain A to show correct referer.

    Cheers
     
  6. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ok, got the whole picture now, well, you need to fake the referrer. CPAredirector is the perfect plugin for you if you run under Wordpress, if not, I can help you in understanding how CPAredirector works, so you can program something identical to your needs.

    PM me, I think I have cparedirector somewhere in my computer, I'll sent it to you.
     
  7. hr888

    hr888 Newbie

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    You mentioned CPA redirector could do the trick, however, instead wouldn't i be able to achieve my goal by doing the following (continuing on my example from shoes.com and zappos.com).

    I create a shoe review site reviewing all the different shoe websites on the internet called: shoereviews.com and the top shoe site I recommend being zappos.com. Then I cloak the affiliate links so, to go to zappos.com it goes to shoereviews.com/zappos.php which redirects with my affiliate code to zappos.com

    Then, I 302 all traffic from shoes.com to shoereviews.com/zappos.php and cj (and zappos) wouldn't know I'm forcing traffic to their site and if they were to look up the referrer, they would see shoereviews.com/zappos.php and see that I'm an affiliate under shoereviews.com and would have no idea about shoes.com and all the traffic that is being forced to them.

    Thanks and hope that made sense

    HR88
     
  8. Push Advertising

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    Yeah this is a good solution.