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CL methods and CPA question

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by GoldenTiger, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger Junior Member

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    So there's plenty of methods going around on how to promote CPA offers using CL...

    Whether its pretending to be a girl in the dating section and promoting dating offers, posting job offers and asking applicants to fill out a CPA offer to "confirm they are not a spammer and can follow instructions", or the whole "free credit report" methods... This has all been discussed in details in forums, and promoted in a couple dozen of "Black Hat Techniques" ebooks on DP.

    The question I have is about the safety of using such methods with the networks. Obviously, the affiliate managers know how to read forums and ebooks.

    So we need to apply the regular "security" measures... hiding the referrers, promoting several different offers across different networks, etc.


    Now by having reviewed the terms of most networks, there doesnt seem to be anything explicitly prohibiting this type of promotional methods.

    Now let's take the "dating" offers for example...

    Its not SPAM... since the guy contacted you first by replying to the ad.
    Its not really "incentives", as you are not giving the guy anything of value, whether its cash, points, whatever.
    What about "misleading advertising"? Is it? Then what about all those crappy ads for adult dating sites that you see everywhere... The fake messenger popups and chatboxes that say "SexyHottie456487 wants to chat with you now!" Isnt that somehow "misleading"?

    My question is... has anyone been banned or got an angry email from the affiliate manager saying to stop doing such promotions.

    Any thoughts or experiences about such methods?

    And in all cases... the leads are not "fake". The guy signs up with his real email and info, posts a profile, gets the site's newsletter, and if he doesnt find the girl he met on CL's profile, he might just look at other members, and maybe buy a membership of some kind.
     
  2. skeem52

    skeem52 Newbie

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