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Blocking referrer, here we go again...

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Fingus, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Fingus

    Fingus Registered Member

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    Since a few months ago i lost about 3200 euros in CJ comissions (see screenshot) for not covering my ass properly at first (i fixed later but then the mistake was already made, they also sent me a "love letter" telling me that my account was closed), by doing certain BH method i paid for, and that took me a lot of time setting everything up.
    Now this time i want to do it correctly in the CPA arena:
    Do you recommend blocking all the aff links with a double meta-refresh, regardless if the traffic comes from BH or WH sources, and regardless the type of offer? (Bizz opp, health, credit, etc)
    Won´t the AM´s be suspicious about that?

    CJ Screenshot:
    http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=16cRXh22mTMcZ8K6fq87RI1csBIbE0
     
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  2. mattstrike

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    I'd block everything, so that you can have a consistent story for your AM. That story could be a number of things (or a mixture of a few), one of the common ones is that you are protecting yourself from your competition jacking your promotions.

    Make sure that any double meta that you are using verifies that the referrer is blank.
     
  3. stunna

    stunna Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah always block everything regardless of whether or not you are doing whitehat or blackhat.

    Consistency= staying under the radar.
     
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    Well, hope you bounce back and get your money next time.
     
  5. disinfect

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    Redirect to a new domain then a double meta to the offer. I always send all my traffic via another domain just in case.
     
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    Yes, be sure to blank your referer always...no matter if you used a whitehat or blackhat method to get that traffic....your AM has to known a shit about your traffic sources, he has just to make sure to show you the best converting offers....

    be sure to mix your bh traffic with some wh traffic...be creative here
     
  7. Fingus

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    Thanks guys for your input, will take the good advice of all of you, i really appreciate it! :)
     
  8. spud--1

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    I use a double meta to block mine and i was checking the stats in one of my accounts the other day and it sems that a % are still leaked through I had 7000 blank referers and then around 500 showed the source so be careful or fake the referer
     
  9. mattstrike

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    That is why it is really important that the DMR does a detect on the referrer, and does not pass the traffic along if the referrer is detected.
     
  10. paperchaser

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    Gotta agree with everything thats been said so far. The DMR has to check the referrer.
     
  11. michro01

    michro01 Junior Member

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    I see no reason not to block out the referrer, and if they ask to see your site, send them the white hat site. More over, I definitely do not think the type of offer it is matters at all. They might think, "if you can show 3 sites, why cant you show the rest?"