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Is this blackhat?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by iClick2Cash, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. iClick2Cash

    iClick2Cash Registered Member

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    I was thinking of trying to do email submits using incentive traffic by faking referrer to a legit site and I was wondering if this would be blackhat or illegal? If it's blackhat what would be a good explanation for where is traffic coming from to the landing page? Cheers.
     
  2. kikiriki

    kikiriki Power Member

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    This is BH or else why do you need to fake the referrer lol.
    Incentive traffic is not converting for the advertisers so thats why
    you should limit you self to a maximum 50 leads per offer per network i think.
    You can say that the traffic comes from PPC and Media buys, but button line
    is that the traffic will never convert for at the back end so you will probably
    not get paid if you over do it, and there are some cases where people reported
    that they got banned from the CPA network because of this.
    Do not over do it, cover your tracks and if possible send some legit traffic as well
    and rotate the offer, then you should be safe and you probably get paid every time.
    I hope this helps you a little.
     
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  3. cyanide

    cyanide Junior Member

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    Yes, it is blackhat. Just use a network that's alright with incentives like Pofecker's StrongerAds.
    Code:
    http://strongerads.com/
     
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    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yep it is. if you are using out of the norm stuff that's considered BH. pretty much kikiriki says it all.
     
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  5. iClick2Cash

    iClick2Cash Registered Member

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    Thanks for the answers I just thought it might be illegal but blackhat is okay I guess? And of course I will try my best to mix in some legit leads.
     
  6. Cloaks

    Cloaks Regular Member

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    Blackhat usually means ethically incorrect. Illegal means it's against the law. Blackhat methods are usually not considered illegal, but can be. What you're doing is NOT illegal, there's no law against it, however you MIGHT be breaking your CPA Network's TOS, but that's not illegal - that just means they can ban you. Hope that clears it up.
     
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