Hostgator Affiliate Account Canceled! But...

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by mystery, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Ok, my blackhat hostgator affiliate account has been canceled today, due to cookie stuffing. Lost around $350.

    I still have my main account though (the one for whitehat activities), but I do recall using a bit of cookie stuffing there as well when I first started out.

    Question is: is hostgator notorious for going through all of the accounts and manually verify everything, or did some lameass report me? I'm afraid it is just a matter of time before they find out about a few blackhat commissions in the main account as well.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    forgot Senior Member

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    They will ban u at the time of the payment......
     
  3. esmudnco

    esmudnco Regular Member

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    Yeah buddy..... they do some checking thoroughly ...
     
  4. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Ok, that should be good news :twitch:

    Although I know a few people who cookie stuff them all the time and get their payments... and no, they aren't hiding the referrals either...
     
  5. TrickaC14

    TrickaC14 Registered Member

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    what method did you use for stuffing?
     
  6. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    forums using the img tag controlled by .htaccess
     
  7. bhnoobz

    bhnoobz BANNED BANNED

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    no wonder you got banned. you need some hot sauce to blank that referer URL with the img tag.
     
  8. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Tried to, but whatever seems to work with other BHaters doesn't wanna work with my server... maybe I'm doing it wrong.
     
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    Essential Clix Executive VIP

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    Let's not go into CS here, this isn't the section for it. Let's stick to answering his main question: is hostgator notorious for going through all of the accounts and manually verify everything, or did some lameass report me?
     
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