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I think I might have just F'd up... help!

Discussion in 'CPA' started by BigHustlah, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. BigHustlah

    BigHustlah Power Member

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    99% of the time, I'm using an autoresponder. Today I wasn't, and I was doing a quick batch of manual replies to ads I am putting on CL. Normally I don't even read them, I just paste the reply and blitz right through em.

    One caught my eye, as it called out the affiliate network that I am promoting. It said "Thank you, and Thank <affiliate network>."

    Great. The person that sent that worked at a law firm too.

    That network happens to be one of my most favorite ones, and I also happen to have a pretty big balance in my account with them that hasn't yet been paid.

    So what I did, was went and change the redirect settings on the url I sent them to, to a similar offer at a different network, one I actually don't like at all. I did this because I sent out so many emails with that url I didn't want to waste the traffic/earnings.

    Is that the right thing to do? I am almost wondering if I should just kill the link entirely so that it goes nowhere...yeah I'm losing out on earnings but if anyone wants to come back and bitch about it, it wouldn't go to ANY affiliate network.

    What should I do?
     
  2. madinaz

    madinaz BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Almost always takes more than 1 complaint if the am doesn't catch you red handed. (Getting sent to your link) Heads up the am will visit the reported link and the craigs ad, send email and visit whatever link you sent in email too if you've been reported. Don't kill the link (or they will know some truth may be in the reporters email) just find a different similar offer on another network or direct without aff link...Also google your url and make sure non of your other redirects on that domain show up. Happens a lot in fact this is the #1 way craigs traffic gets caught but ams are busy so if its not there link they will think it was a mistake or a competitor trying to play dirty.
     
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  3. BigHustlah

    BigHustlah Power Member

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    I doubt it, when the sener had a law firm in their email sig.

    Option #3 would be for me to kill the url all together, drop it from my hosting, etc and just start fresh with a new URL and redirected link setup. Would take me all of 1 hr or so.
     
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