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Companies that don't care where the affiliate traffic is coming from?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by samiejg, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Are there a lot of companies (with affiliate programs) that don't care where the traffic is coming from? Like if it was direct traffic from facebook/yahoo answers? Rather than through a website?

    I'm just trying to get a grasp on everything.. so I know I could make reviews on a website and then link to that, but it just bugs me thinking that it would be easier to convert into a sale if there wasn't a middle man. From what I understand, it doesn't look like commission junction likes that. Is that what everyone does? Links to reviews?

    I guess it's the safest way. I just am worried about getting banned through affiliate programs.
     
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  3. prospect7

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    I was asking about cleaning up blackhat traffic a while back.. I didn't get many helpful responses. I had to figure shit out on my own. Basically this is what you do:

    1) ask you AM up front if it's ok if you send traffic to offer _____ directly from ________, make sure to let them know it's "grey" traffic and your using scripts to generate it (if you are). make sure to record the conversation or save the email so you have proof if they try to not pay you.

    2) imo the best option: take that grey traffic and funnel it into a double opt in list. this is essentially 'cleaning' your traffic and will make it look much more presentable and legitimate to your affiliate network and also to the company buying your leads if they decide to audit you.

    3) just send the traffic through a very professional looking landing page. this isn't ideal but should help clean your traffic a bit.

    I use #2 as it's the best solution I've found so far.

    Cheers
     
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  4. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Thanks for the great information guys. I'll definitely have to try that out.

    It makes me wonder, would it even be possible for them to find out? Like say you had some black/grey methods, but it was all going to a script on your site that redirects. How would they ever know?
     
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    It depends how you're getting these leads...

    If you're doing deceptive marketing practices and tricking people into signing up for something there's a good chance they might complain once they've signed up, then the company paying for those leads complains to the affiliate network and doesn't pay them for your leads and you get banned with no pay.

    If you're just doing generic comment spam or something there's less chance of someone complaining when they sign up. Still the company may choose to audit your leads if they aren't paying out on the back end. If they do something like survey the customer they might find out your method of driving traffic and once again you're screwed.

    It's best to try and clean your traffic as much as possible, this will keep your affiliate network happy and also the company paying for the leads.

    Also it's a good idea to just do this temporarily until you can afford sending proper traffic. Remember you're trying to build longterm business relationships so it's best to do it the right way IMO.
     
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    http://directlinemedical.com/affiliates/ Affiliate Program doesn't mind where traffic comes from. Affiliate program information is at the bottom of there page.
     
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    you can also pm me for an affiliate site that accepts traffic from any source