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How can I stop this guy sending me so much junk traffic

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by treelancer, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. treelancer

    treelancer Junior Member

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    I own a clickbank product and I only just noticed that some idiot is sending me 250,000 hops per day and melting my server into oblivion, he has also raked up $2000 in amzon S3 fees because I didnt notice in time. My server is non functioning and this guy is ruining my business.

    How can I block this twat from doing it (I already emailed clickbank abuse) but they are so slow, I need to stop it now there must be a way?
     
  2. treelancer

    treelancer Junior Member

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    Its an affiliate, you have no control over who promotes your product with clickbank and they dont allow you to ban them or contact them? I cant just can the domain as its my product.
     
  3. treelancer

    treelancer Junior Member

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    What are you talking about? The traffic they are sending me is junk... They sold 6 copies with 3 million hits, noone would want this crap traffic thats why I want to ban them
     
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    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    That guy is probably cookie stuffing... that is why you have all this massive traffic.
     
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  5. Mr Ex

    Mr Ex Regular Member

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    I don't think you can do anything else, besides contacting cb. You don't get to choose your affiliates nor you have control over traffic. They sure can ban him from the offer though. With that much volume and 6 sales, i think he is sending you ptc (pay to click) or pop under junk traffic, which is against cb TOS anyway. Make sure you follow up with cb and make them ban that idiot altogether. Bandwidth ain't free.

    Check the referrer. If it's coming from a specific website, you can block it.
     
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  6. businessbira

    businessbira Power Member

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    What's your CB product about? It may be traffic from Facebook.

    Anyway, I'm not sure about this though, you can try to add a redirect for his hopurl in your htaccess file, so all the traffic that comes from that hopurl get redirected somewhere else.

    Just a rough idea, hope it helps.

    Check this out
    Code:
    http://www.webweaver.nu/html-tips/web-redirection.shtml
    google it or wait for a better heads up.
     
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  7. treelancer

    treelancer Junior Member

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    Nah its not cookie stuffing because people are actually coming to the site and using my bandwidth, if hes cookie stuffing it just drops a cookie on there computer in the hope they buy the product and he gets the commision.
     
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    wkrappen91 Power Member

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    Not quite right.
    Most people cookiestuff by iframing the page in an 1x1pixel iframe.
    So when a user loads page A, page B gets loaded in the Iframe too, and the cookie is droped.
    So he just might be cookiestuffing
     
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    roamer Power Member

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    I too agree, it looks like iFrame CS, that would perfectly explain the low conversion.
     
  10. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    Block his referrer meta tage via .htaccess and ban him as an affiliate to your product in clickbank.

    In addition, contact him.
     
  11. eb0la

    eb0la Newbie

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    Also if that guy is using a URL redirector randomly (that's what I would do); you can detect with Javascript if the visitors have hit a specific URL before showing the video.

    Do both.