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CPA and CL traffic

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Alex Brooks, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    When I use CL, I get people to e-mail me, then reply to their emails with the offer link, how can a CPA company find out your doing this? As the refer would be from their email client? Either blank (If they use a application) or like mail.yahoo.com

    I'm sure 90% of CPA companies allow e-mail marketing, so surely they can't tell the differnce in the refer?

    I've read a few posts where people are saying blank the refer if using CL traffic, just can't get my head around it.
     
  2. bluerickshaw

    bluerickshaw Junior Member

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    i think blanking only matters if you are putting the cpa links in the ads themselves. If you are marketing via email then im not sure if the email client shows a referrer or not. If in doubt maybe blank it anyway or best of all fake it.
     
  3. megaforcetkd

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    I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for the reply blue!

    If anyone else has anything to contribute it would be greatly appreciated
     
  4. Alex Brooks

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    I've done some e-mail marketing to get traffic to my site, all the refers are blank / mail.yahoo.com / mail URLS.
     
  5. megaforcetkd

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    So AM's shouldn't care assuming you send them something decent once in a while?
     
  6. Alex Brooks

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    It would be decent traffic, most companies are fine with you sending emails to get leads, as long as it's converting, there shouldn't be a problem.
     
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  7. megaforcetkd

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    Cheers, so targetted email marketing should work wonders. Thanks :).

    PS: Scraping emails from categories in CL + sending out emails = ok?
     
  8. Alex Brooks

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    It might be classed as spam, most CPA companies won't allow you to send spam, because usually you need a opt-in/double opt-in.
     
  9. megaforcetkd

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    If we stay under and don't blast too many at a time, will the networks find out?
     
  10. Alex Brooks

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    Doubt it, but you may be reported by the people receiving the e-mails.
     
  11. megaforcetkd

    megaforcetkd Registered Member

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    Ahh alright thanks.

    Sorry for the million questions - just trying to learn and get started :D

    EDIT: And I find it strange how it says I was registered Nov 2006... Lol
     
  12. twoj04

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    You could send them to a domain first, which redirects to the offer.
     
  13. Alex Brooks

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    Or you could save yourself $1.99 and use tinyurl and not have a website dedicated to referring traffic? Or using unneeded scripts :/ It's just a waste of time in my eyes, maybe if it's blackhat traffic, or if the CPA company doesn't allow you to use CL traffic or whatever traffic source you are using, then it might be worth setting this up.
     
  14. nimbus49

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    Yes, definitely use a re-direct. Stay away from neverblue, as they put out a very terse warning a couple months ago to not use CL. Some of the other AM's do not care.
     
  15. fusilli_jerry89

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    the referrer will show as hotmail or yahoo or whatever. I did the same thing but my conversion rate was too high. The only problem is if this is the case, then you have to buy junk traffic and blank the referrer. It's best to blank all traffic. If you don't, then all your conversions will be referred by hotmail, yahoo, etc.
     
  16. Alex Brooks

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    Is their anything wrong with that. :L
     
  17. dadhere

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    Blanking the referrer is good to do, I do it with a small script and place it in an index.html file on my site and refer the CPA that way.

    here's the script:

    <META http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://www.afflink.com">

    Obviously the CPA aff link goes where the "http://www.afflink.com" goes, save it as an index.html into a folder on your domain named whatever you like.

    example (not a real link)

    http://www.anyoldsillydomainnamehere.com/foldername/

    then when the person clicks the link they are referred to your CPA offer!

    Show me the love if you like it... :D
     
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  18. ezcoin

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    The only problem you may run into is if the company who is running the offer on the CPA network spots your ads on CL. I had this happen to me twice now and my AM warned me to take the ads down. The networks that caught me were Market Leverage and Hydra. Some of my other networks don't have a problem with it. Truthfully, I think it was converting so well they wanted to copy what I was doing for themselves and cut me out. I know this kind of shit goes on a lot. I'm still doing it on other networks that I can get away with it.
     
  19. OldSalt

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    Also, it has been said that some AMs will randomly survey leads... in that case, some of them will remember finding the CL ad, emailing and being sent a nice email with a link in it... if they do and the AM wants to screw you... they can.