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Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by mikecarquote, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. mikecarquote

    mikecarquote Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but was hoping some knowledgable person would have a solution. I built a small site incorporating two banners from a linkshare advertiser. When my Kapersky anit-virus is running on my Vista laptop, the banner images, being pulled from the seller's site, don't show up on the web site. The links are there, just no images. When I "pause" my anti-virus the images show up just fine. This happens with both IE and Firefox. I tried on my wife's XP system running Mcafee, and the banners show up just fine with both IE and Firefox.

    Has anyone seen this before? Is there an effective way to deal with this?


    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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    mikecarquote Newbie

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    Well, Kapersky has an "Anti-Banner" module that was preventing the images from coming through. Not the best thing for PPC, if banner images don't show. I think I'll consider just downloading the images and keep them local. Not sure how that will affect tracking at linkshare.
     
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    Have you tried putting the banners into iframes? I'm not sure how the software detects banner advertising, but if it functions similarly to a search engine bot, it won't be able to read content inside of an iframe. I haven't tried this approach myself, as I haven't experienced your problem, but it might be worth a shot.

    Even if it works, I recommend hosting the banners on your own site and routing the traffic through a tracking domain (or use a double meta-refresh) so that you're not giving away your traffic sources to the advertiser. Another option, if the iframe thing works, is to use multiple iframes to hide the true source of your traffic (if you don't want to use a tracking domain or a DMR). This method is discussed here:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/36779-iframe-referrer-question.html