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HookUP.com Official Statement

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by HookUPcom2, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. HookUPcom2

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    HookUP.com Official Statement:

    A few weeks ago, we began getting hacked by someone sending thousands to tens of thousands of fake profiles a day into our system. The profiles were coming directly into our main page and did not have an affiliate tracking code. This was strictly done as a malicious act. What began happening was it began clogging up our mail servers with bounces and reducing our deliverability and confirmation emails and hurting our Welcome Letter success rate. We worked to ban these profiles and stop the attack as fast as we could, but it didn't happen soon enough... Our deliverability rates suffered by about 20-30% as far as we could tell. Others have claimed higher, but we could not find the math to back worse claims up.

    Since then we added in a number of safe guards and 3rd party tools such as BriteVerify, to assure that the emails for all of our members were real prior to submission. And we implemented two, 3rd party email delivery servers that are White Listed. Now if the first email goes out and it isn't confirmed, we send from the next 3rd party. If that one isn't confirmed, we continue to send for the next few days from our own internal servers.

    This is business... It was a hard frustrating two weeks for us and we were working as hard as we could to solve all of the problems as fast as we could. Unfortunately, it wasn't fast enough to get a whole slew of people here turning against us. Such is life on the message boards. I'm glad I'm not a politician!

    We are in business as you guys are and we take all of this very seriously. Unfortunately, there will sometimes be problems.
    This one was one that caused more trouble than we hoped for, and I'm sure the hacker who caused this will be proud.

    Sorry for the trouble.

    We will continue to work hard to improve our program. We do have one of the best names in the dating space! We hope as the dust settles, you will consider trying us out again.

    But honestly, if you don't want to promote us and want to promote other sites, please do that. We paid our affiliates! We are nice guys working hard and things happen. Things became worse than we hoped... We suffered and some of our affiliates suffered because of it. We apologize.

    Let's not keep this going down a negative rat hole. It doesn't help anyone but the hackers ego.

    There is nothing that we want to do than for our affiliates to make a ton of money with us! That is a very exciting part of business and one that I thrive on! I'm sorry things didn't work out like I hoped... Maybe give us a few weeks and try us out again, or simply pass us by and let others try to promote us. I'm confident that we will be successful. But not with out some bumps in the road.

    I wish you all the best of luck! I love marketing and I love what you guys do!

    Please just leave the negativity away from this post.
    We made mistakes, but it wasn't intentional.

    (If this continues to go negative, I ask that this thread be closed... we aren't bad guys here.)


    Respectfully,

    Jason
     
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    Oh... And we no longer are going to pay Per Free Join for Female Profiles... Sorry that was a previous mistake.

    *** And we don't want anymore chat traffic. Sorry, that has continued to be trouble for us. If you are a chatter, please stop sending traffic. While there are a few good chatters out there, we can't waste our time trying to figure that out any longer. Over an over it has continued to hurt us. ***

    Jason
     
  3. Bobby12345

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    Hey Jason,

    Aint that a bitch!

    No worries I just blasted and alredy converted some ;)

    Still doing well for me!

    Cheers
     
  4. facebook-girl

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    Hi Jason,

    Do you have something new in PPF program for members from other countries or you still just pay only for USA / UK members? Germany,France,Italy,Spain,Switzerland...are the richer countries than Wales,Scotland or Northern Ireland
     
  5. HookUPcom2

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    not yet... by the end of next week we're going to make it so that a sale in any other country is paid $35-50. That should be really good for affiliates.
     
  6. niche1

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    Hope everything goes smoothly for you, now.

    Sorry to hear about the hacking and that is just NOT cool.

    Hang in there and I wish you the best!
     
  7. kickapooh

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    Anyone have more success with Hookup.com now? Got real bad there for a while and alot of us saw the same thing with DatingGold. Since Hookup.com is basically a branch off of DatingGold, we just figured something shady was going on.

    I'm not trying to be negative here but I am a realist. I made decent money at first with you guys, then my conversions went to shit and stayed there. My other program I run stays consistent with the exact same traffic and has made me thousands per week.

    I'd be willing to try you guys again but I don't want to waste my time and traffic if the conversions are still terrible. I'd be interested in hearing from the other members here that joined to see how they are doing now with your program.