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Black/Grayhat tool/method

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by JacksonFinancial, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. JacksonFinancial

    JacksonFinancial Newbie

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    I'm sure it's not a new idea, but I really can't think of anyone mentioning it aside from another couple affiliates I know personally, so I thought I'd share.


    A lot of forums like this have threads for it, and a lot of you are probably at least aware of the practice of buying traffic. Mostly people just end up buying it for Alexa campaigns, but the point I wanted to make here is it's use for blackhat (or at least situations that look blackhat) affiliate campaigns. In particular I mean to use it to water down conversion rates. I've had some issues in the past where my campaigns were converting way too well and I've had AM's start grilling me about my methods and procedures and getting things looked at way too closely. Typically this is unjustified, but a lot of us have experience, I'm sure, with putting up ads that don't represent the product (what product images ever actually work, and who does that anyway?), but either way it comes down to getting offers closed to us if not chargebacks and other problems. So on certain campaigns I started buying some cheap Alexa traffic to dilute my conversion rates to a satisfactory level and it really took off the heat.

    Pretty simple but can really save you depending on what you're doing. Just make sure to get traffic from some one that offers speed control and whatever targeting you need (like US/UK campaigns, etc.) so that you can actually make it look organic and suit your purposes.


    Keep it in mind.
     
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  2. SpeakToTman

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  3. Apprentice

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    Jackson, can you advise which website you use to buy traffic to cover your track ??
     
  4. akacash

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    lol i had to do a version of this before kind of. i was converting free profiles for an adult dating site very well with some ai tools and i was about to get cut off until i literally started sending traffic from another source that wasn't even close to as good. i would still convert the other traffic but it was so much worse that it leveled out my other method and between the two i had a nice balance going for a while. you can do this with just about any kind of offer really, i've found it really hepful in the past.
     
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    vrodriguez305 Junior Member

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    Thanks, good tips.
     
  6. JacksonFinancial

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    I've used a few different services here and there. Here at BhW I think I'll be trying out deploytraffic shortly, for some upcoming campaigns.


    Something else that I meant to mention though, is that I use prosper202, and through that I've used a url rotator to grab one package and hit a number of my offers with traffic at the same time in a convenient fashion (giving the traffic seller the p202 url and then switching things as I need on my end to get full use of the thousands of views I purchase, and gives me some control of speeds and what not as well).