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How to tell if your link is hijacked?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by ziiggy, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. ziiggy

    ziiggy Registered Member

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    Hi, recently I have noticed that the conversion rate on my website has dropped significantly. I believe my link may have been hijacked. Can anyone tell me how to find out if it is hijacked. Thanks
     
  2. ziiggy

    ziiggy Registered Member

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    any1
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  3. ziiggy

    ziiggy Registered Member

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    anyone? :|
     
  4. xoreax

    xoreax Newbie

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    Hijacked? .....sorry but, what?
     
  5. Nookie Monster

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    Cookie stuffing maybe ?
     
  6. JuicyBlack

    JuicyBlack Regular Member

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    If you think your link might have been hijacked with some malware which might be installed in your surfers computers then cloak your links and problem solved.
     
  7. ziiggy

    ziiggy Registered Member

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    Cloaking is not allowed by the affilliate network
     
  8. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    what do you mean? did you mean your link hijacked on search engine results page?
     
  9. ziiggy

    ziiggy Registered Member

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    No, I mean that I have been getting more than 3 times the traffic I did to my website in the past but I am not getting any conversions. This didnt slowly happen, it happend all of a sudden so I think my affilliate link may have been hijacked, but I dont know how to check if it is. Can anyone help me on how I can check if it is hijacked?
     
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    How its made ? sorry
     
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    change offers because the offer you are running is keeping you at that steady signup rate most likely
     
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    Yeah change up the offer and see what happens, they like to take advantage of you after you get comfortable...
     
  13. blackhawk12

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    what is cloaking? Can anyone explain?
     
  14. flipstyle

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    interesting that you brought this up. Both my friend and I's compaign page links got hijacked as well. Good thing my friend caught it in time.

    If you are duplicating someone else's webpage then creating your own links within it, you run the risk of the original code being modified so that all your campaign links can redirect to whoever the controlling person wants them directed to. In our case, our links to our affiliate product offers were being secretly being redirected to another person's affiliate network's referal link for the same exact product. How they're able to do this? I have no clue whatsoever.

    Sneaky. We were wondering why we were pulling tons of traffic but no conversions on a previously very high converting product. The only way we were able to catch it was by utilizing ccleaner (to get rid of any cached content) then going to our page and clicking on our links and looking in the bottom bar and being able to see the true referal link for a split second. We noticed our leads were being redirected to another affiliate network for the same exact product.

    I would like to kill the individuals who did it, but just a little headsup...if you're noticing suspicious activities on your campaign stats, there's a good chance your links have been hijacked...
     
  15. bytes2000

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    Mmm I think they could be using a cookie stuffer or something like that, If you are using images from another site, maybe one of those images is really a script with the link of the other affiliate(huh?)
    It could be like the method of inserting cookie stuff code as forum signature images. This is my theory.
     
  16. bananapoison

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    it's all a numbers game that doesn't always play fair. Conversions aren't always directly related to the amount of traffic you receive. What matters is the quality of traffic.