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Is this a form of Cookie Stuffing?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by smashedpumpkins, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. smashedpumpkins

    smashedpumpkins Regular Member

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    I've never cookie stuffed and nor do I really know how. I was however thinking about loading my affiliates page in a hidden iframe. Since I'm not actually changing the users cookies is there anything wrong with this?

    For example, I have a site filled with information on some products. Even if they don't click my ad I'd like to get the commission anyways since they took the information from me.

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  2. hotwicked

    hotwicked Regular Member

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    That is simple cookie stuffing and pretty much the easiest way to get caught. Yes, it is against most TOS (for one not to use frames at all).
     
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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You can't discuss CS here anymore, but yes, that's one way.
     
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    kenblack Regular Member

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    Yes, it is cookie stuffing. Other techniques include loading the affiliate page as a 1 x 1 image. I hate websites that do this, and found myself stuck during CPA signups that said I was referred by somebody, when I was not. Of course you cannot 'undo' this, and they only tell you after you submit the application.
     
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    radi2k Junior Member

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    of course you can :) checkout the source of the page and/or delete all your cookies before you submit any applications. simple and straight forward.
     
  6. smashedpumpkins

    smashedpumpkins Regular Member

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    Hmm dang alright. My plan isn't to head into cookie stuffing. It's too black hat for me. I thought cookie stuffing was your website actually creating the cookies? Any who I know it's not allowed to be discussed, but I was looking for a basic answer. Thanks