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Caught my 1st network ban today

Discussion in 'CPA' started by BigHustlah, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. BigHustlah

    BigHustlah Power Member

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    And you know what? I'm not too broken up over it! I guess there's a 1st time for everything.

    No, I'm not going to name them (dunno if they troll the forum), but I can tell you this...they are a small network that most of you aren't signed up with.

    I sent them less than 1/10th of my traffic...so the earnings that I lost with the ban don't really hurt me too bad.

    The reason for the ban? Cl traffic. Which is hilarious, since all of my traffic is from CL. They said that I "irreparably damaged their relationship" with an advertiser. That's funny, I have sent that advertiser assloads of traffic through different networks and never got a complaint. Am I going to change what I do? Absolutely not.

    Anyways, I just wanted to share that. I probably would be singing a different tune if I lost one of my bigger accounts with more earnings in it.
     
  2. dotthei

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    Heh, I got banned from C - P-A Lead a few days ago. They can blow me.
     
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    Haha bans are part of the business man its a good thing that was a low key network of yours though I've seen people run greyhat campaigns (ie. 80% PPC traffic and 20% CL) who have gotten banned and as result lost tons of commissions and the money they spent on legit PPC.
     
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    Sorry to hear it man. Glad that you didn't put all of your eggs in one basket. Any idea how they caught you? Or were you telling your AM that you were doing CL?
     
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    Congratulations!!! It happens to a lot of us if you are not following the TOS and doing blackhat stuff. Glad to hear that you're not all broken up about it. Now just move on and take the necessary steps not to get caught next time.
     
  6. BigHustlah

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    Yeah I know it was to be expected at one point or another, but I send traffic to them for like 3 months with no complaints...whatever, fuck 'em.

    The cherry on top is that they literally send me $$$ via paypal the DAY BEFORE they banned me. LOL jackasses!
     
  7. BigHustlah

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    If I had to guess, someone went to cancel the rebill/free trial I was promoting and said something about CL.

    This would be the 5th time I've been caught using CL, but every other time I just get dropped from the campaign, not flat out banned from the network.
     
  8. icepay

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    so you post live aff links in cl? i thought many cpa networks ban aff with cl traffic
     
  9. character

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    what did you do wrong?
     
  10. nytrolic

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    Why dont you send them to a page with a re-direct?.

    Check if the referer is craigslist, and then redirect to your offer, otherwise show a whitehat site?

    Sorry to hear tho, happenes to the best of us!
     
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    Bans are one story. But as long as you don't live in the USA, it's already hard to get in many aff. programs :D
     
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    cookz4u Newbie

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    I think he's using DMR being that he thinks one of his leads mentioned craigslist.
     
  13. noah37

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    Never a warning but they may ask questions. You seem to have other networks so that's great. It is funny they paid you first then ban you!
     
  14. BigHustlah

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    One network I'm with, I have such a good relationship with, that I pretty much just get perpetual warnings.

    This network I got banned from, is strict as hell, no warnings, just a ban.
     
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    So what's their name?
     
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    You can get back in by setting up a legit company (better if incorporated) and re-sign up as the company. You can establish as many companies as you want. All big money makers in this game cover their ass this way.
     
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  17. BigHustlah

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    Yep, I'm looking to do the same thing. Not so much as a necessity, more as an insurance policy. If account A gets the hammer, I can immediately drop those links and keep the $$$ pumping with account B.
     
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    That might not be the best strategy. If a network sees volume switch from affiliate XXXX (your original account) to affiliate YYYY (your second account) shortly after affiliate XXXX is removed, they'll be able to figure out it's you.
     
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  19. BigHustlah

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    Touche. I wouldn't be so brash as to simply redirect the traffic...would start small with the new acct, and build up, etc.

    Ultimately I think the way to go would be to split traffic into both accts from day one, and if I lose one, gradually increase the traffic in the existing acct.
     
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    I would (if i had more than one account - which i dont :> ) give varying amounts of traffic to both and vary the ppc that you throw in also.

    If you are pushing big volumes 50/50 - the epc and backend quality scores etc are going to be red flags. Even though your accounts may be under different names, the statistical evidence will show similar promotion methods.