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Fake News Sites Marketers CLICKBOOTH ordered to pay $2 m

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mikie46, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. mikie46

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    That's odd that it was their affiliates doing the deceiving advertising and not them as a company. That's like saying if I didn't like a company, I went to their affiliate program, promoted it in a deceiving manner and then reported them countless times for that. Then they would be fined for what their affiliates did? I didn't read the entire article, but that's what I take from what I just read. Interesting and a bit unfair from my understand of this.
     
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    Funny how they are singling out Clickbooth when every review site out there for every affiliate product could be held responsible for the same tactics. Eg, all those affiliate pushing product like Acai Berry, African Mango by Markethealth which we all know dont work.
     
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    It seems like FTC is cracking down big time.
     
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    Recurring billing is a great way to get the FTC up on your @ss.

    I cannot believe US banks even allow it anymore honestly. You can NEVER seemingly tell the customer enough they will be charged etc. There's been a ton of suits about that in particular
     
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    I find this very interesting too, and I was thinking the same.
    However, I am under the impression that:

    So in another words, the network is responsible to monitor and guide affiliates to the right direction - otherwise they held all responsibilities?
     
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    Haven't they been cracking down on this for a year or two now? I'm suprised ClickBooth was letting this slide, because I'm sure they should have seen it.