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Does a redirect count as a click with Affiliates?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by michro01, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. michro01

    michro01 Junior Member

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    If I send somebody to mysite.com/redirect and it redirects them to "affiliatelink.com/myid", does that get stored as a click? It would make sense if it did, but I remember years ago seeing people in hot water for not actually having the user "click through" and basically forcing it on them.
     
  2. genie1

    genie1 Junior Member

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    i find it to be hit and miss with one program I'm signed up with. I have about 200 campaigns running at the moment with them, and about 10% of them never register clicks at all, only leads. I suspect i'm missing a tracking pixel or something, or that the advertiser isn't registering them correctly. I've never had any heat come back from it to this day *knocks on wood*, but I do agree, it looks suspect, but I guess the ten or twenty casino affils which this is happening on dont seem to care :)
     
  3. turbotec

    turbotec Junior Member

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    most places WILL register that as a click
     
  4. havokb8

    havokb8 Guest

    yes by all accounts it should count
     
  5. waltermitty

    waltermitty Newbie

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    Yes it seems to depend on the program. I run all aff links through my own tracker to see this and also quickly establish any rip off merchants.