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Has someone ever reported you to an advertiser?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by captainEO, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. captainEO

    captainEO Junior Member

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    Have you ever been reported to an advertiser by someone who's seen your ads?

    I'm thinking of buying A LOT of pop-under ads, but I'm worried that some of the people who'll see them might report me to the advertiser. It's just that pop-under ads seem a bit spammy.

    Am I being paranoid? Has anyone ever identified your user ID from an affiliate link (in the address bar) and then reported you to the advertiser?
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've been reported and got canned by the advertiser and they kept my commissions... well the commissions as they were not mine until they were paid.

    That happens in this industry sometimes.

    It is part of the cost of doing business, you just move forward.
     
  3. captainEO

    captainEO Junior Member

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    Wow, that sucks. So somebody found your user ID in the address bar? Is that how it happened?
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I think that the ads were reported and the advertiser just followed up to see who was doing the spamming.
     
  5. captainEO

    captainEO Junior Member

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    Ah, I see. So you used pop-under/up ads?
     
  6. Mind Media

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    I think competitors would do it.
     
  7. VolatileQQ

    VolatileQQ Junior Member

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    Competitors do this more often than you think. People spy on ads on a daily basis to rip landing pages to test conversion rates and if they think they can get an upper hand by getting your ads investigated.
     
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  8. captainEO

    captainEO Junior Member

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    Now I now... thanks!
     
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    This does happen but not as often.

    @OP, just make sure you have a great relationship with your AM and be sure to follow the offer's terms. Some offers prohibit you from using pop traffic.
     
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  10. ChanzGrande

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    Been reported to advertisers in the past, had them stumble on stuff themselves, etc... If you are doing anything that is remotely questionable, then it's reasonable to assume some day someone might ask questions about it.

    If it is a blatant violation of offer or network policies it may result in banning or commission/earnings losses. I've lost thousands of dollars before but as B2B said, this goes with the territory. While it sucks in the moment it can be a great learning opportunity to either be much more efficient at what you were trying to do, or to find a completely new way of generating large quantities of revenue.

    I generally assume if I'm being under-handed in some way about offer promotions or whatever - there's a very high chance of non-payment. So you live and learn. Diversify accounts. Cover tracks better. Adapt new models.

    Not sure how I understand your precise situation to be an issue. Unless your offer expressly states it can't be promoted in this manner - what is the issue? Pop-Unders are quite acceptable for lots of different types of offers. Even people use them on their own sites in plenty of niches for their own related products.
     
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