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Friends filling out offers

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Chilipepper, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Newbie

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    Would the method described be against the "average" affiliate TOS?

    If I had a group of friends all honestly fill out a bunch of different offers through different networks and split the money 50/50? Not using this as a main source of income of course, just to get the ball rolling?

    Surveys would be filled from different locations and using legit information.
     
  2. ardvark

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    This could probably work for a limited period on each different affiliate network, but if the same ip addresses keep appearing on different offers, i think it may raise a red flag to the network.
     
  3. Inception_AC

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    You risk being banned.I wouldn't do it
     
  4. abhi007

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    mate there are tonnes of methods here what made you think of such stuff
     
  5. stumblebum

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    FFS mate what sort of method is that? Use a bit of creativity at least.

    Your be looking at losing your accounts all for chum change. if your happy to be making a few meesily dollars a day and lose your account, then by all means go for it.

    Personally I'd aim a little higher to get the ball rolling.
     
  6. KraftyKyle

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    If the only way you can make money with internet marketing is to get your friends to fill out offers, you probably shouldn't be doing internet marketing...
     
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  7. marusia

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    It isn't against "average" affiliate programs, it's against ALL affiliate programs. Without going into too much detail, if the AM doesn't see it first, the advertiser will. Depending on the payment cycle, you won't even make first payout before you're shut down.
     
  8. Chilipepper

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    You guys took the question all wrong. There is nothing differant then a stranger 100 miles away filling out a survey or my neighbour 3 doors down. I'm not talking about proxies, resubmitting or anything fraudulent.
     
  9. EisaG

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    I agree as well, there is no difference then spamming 1k emails to fill out an offer, vs someone you personally know to have them fill it out..

    Now this may be "incentive" traffic, but nobody will actually know since this type of thing is being done in person.

    Now if its much easier for you to have someone fill out an offer couple blocks down the street from you rather then buying or spamming couple thousands of emails lists, then go for it. You may can get away making a couple $1,000+

    But eventually if the advertiser doesn't get paid period, most likely they will catch on to you and ban you..
     
  10. marusia

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    I did not take the question wrong. I'm saying that your quality score will be total garbage and no advertiser is going to just keep accepting that. Unless your friends plan on filling out the entire offer and actually make the advertiser money, it's not a good idea.
     
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    She has a very good point that you should definitely consider. It isn't necessarily against the TOS if someone you know fills out an offer IF they could potentially go on and actually make the advertiser money. However, having a bunch of friends just filling out offers who have no intention of becoming a paying customer (assuming you mean they are filling out free offers or submits in the first place), is NO different than you using different ips and information and filling in the offers yourself. So, its not a good idea.
     
  12. am666666

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    OP said that he would do it temporarily, to get the ball rolling. Maybe just to feel that dash of motivation after seeing some $ amount credited beside his name.....

    Does it still sound so bad?
     
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  13. cricket1

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    It's simple, it won't convert for the advertiser and will get you banned in no time...
    Conclusion: Don't do it!
     
  14. zero-day

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    You'll be cutting the advertisers short, causing them to lose money, in turn making the cpa company lose money / an advertiser, and all-round bad.

    Do it you'll get banned in no time.
     
  15. davis9461

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    Many people do succeed at this method and as well, many fail miserably with banned accounts and such. I suggest steering clear of this unless you really understand what your doing... advertising networks sometime have very extensive tracking software's and can see more than you imagine. You are pushing boundaries and TOS...tread lightly and best of luck.
     
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    If the network receive incentive offers (including cash incentive)?
     
  17. johnland

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    Time to move my ass from the front of the computer and go make out some new friends!
     
  18. PhillipsPierce

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    Your earning are not going to last if you're getting friends to fill out offers.
     
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  20. Jeppe

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    Oh look, it's this thread again.