1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Do I need to blank referrer?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bourder, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. bourder

    bourder Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    41
    If I was going to make one of those "Sara's Acai Berry Weight Loss" landing pages which make people think that you lost all this weight from certain products would I need to blank the referrer or do a double meta refresh. I just want to make sure that I won't get banned from my affiliate company. I am not too sure on how to do either one of them or if it is even necessary and if I could just put the links to my affiliate link. If anyone has any further information I would appreciate it very much! Thanks!:)
     
  2. blazed

    blazed Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    119
    as long as you are not tricking your visitors into completing the action i think you should be fine
     
  3. lokiceo

    lokiceo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    WI
    I'm almost positive your affiliate network won't mind. Though checking with your AM never hurts.
     
  4. bourder

    bourder Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    41
    Well wouldn't it be considering "tricking" because I am not Sara nor have I used the weight loss products to achieve the results stated on the landing page. Or is it fine to pose as someone else?
     
  5. bourder

    bourder Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    41
  6. blazed

    blazed Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    119
    I'd say in this case "tricking" consists of making someone complete the action in a misleading way like: enter your email and get 1000 bucks free. Making a fake review does not constitute fraud so I think you will be fine.
     
  7. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    1,196
    Concealing/obscuring the truth and using fake reviews has been a part of advertising since before the Internet. Run it passed your AM if you're really concerned, but I don't think you have much to worry about.
     
  8. bourder

    bourder Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    41
    Talked to my AM and its perfectly fine, thanks guys!