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LOL @ HydraNetwork

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by sttiger, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. sttiger

    sttiger Regular Member

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    So I was promoting an E-mail submit offer and I made around $43 / day and $16 / half day.

    Just got an e-mail from Hydra Representative:
    Lmfao! :p
     
  2. toyo

    toyo BANNED BANNED

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    you sucker. Thank goD they are smart enough to remove parasites like you. I'm running the offers, with no probs, and all my leads are genuine.

    Leechers like you are killing the email submits. Thank god hydra is brave and smart!!
     
  3. r00t

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    how were you promoting it? BH?
     
  4. Atomic21

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    Hmm. I've heard that hydra does this stuff a lot. I think I will stay away from them.
     
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  5. sttiger

    sttiger Regular Member

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    toyo, would you please think for a sec that it's BHW?.

    Yes r00t, somewhat it was a little BH method.
     
  6. da buck

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    I personally really like Hydra. There was probably some really shady advertising to get booted from an advertiser.
     
  7. dirtysecret

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    I'l give you the benefit of the doubt. There are indeed some leeches out there. However, I recently got booted from the Eversave offer on Hydra and my traffic was NOT BH. In fact, I had their banner on a "save money on stuff" type site - which is EXACTLY what eversave is all about.

    Eversave tried to tell Hydra the same thing - that my leads did not have a good conversion rate. There's simply no fucking way. I couldn't have created more targeted traffic if I tried. I think they just did it to beat me out of the multiple $100s in commission they owed me.
     
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  8. sttiger

    sttiger Regular Member

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    Seems like Hydra is really suspicious in this case, any other network for e-mail/zip submits?

    How about XY7?
     
  9. dirtysecret

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    I wouldn't put it all on Hydra.
    Remember, they're just a middle man. They make their money when we do. If I don't make money, then neither do they.

    I blame Eversave.

    I've done tens of thousands through Hydra in other offers (mostly EDU) and never had any problems. I'm just saying that this CAN and DOES happen. One of many reasons why you need to diversify your portfolio of offers and networks.
     
  10. blackhat50

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    Please, no one else get this wrong idea,

    DIRTYC is 100% right

    This is how ALL affiliate networks run. I've been with many networks since 2004 I've noticed more BH methods work longer than my WH methods. the networks are out to make money simply put.
     
  11. toyo

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    No.1 rule in every business you do, regardless whether its BH or WH- DIVERSIFY YOUR PORTFOLIO!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  12. gindama

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    Hmm, maybe your leads were not converting for the advertiser so the advertiser requested you be taken off their offer (like the email says). If this is indeed the case I don't think any blame should be placed on Hydra as they're just trying to keep their advertisers happy.

    It's not a big deal, you didn't get canned from the network or anything.
     
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    Hydra is really proactive on shit... The best advice I can give you... Keep Hydra for your whitehat/greyhat shit. They have a shitload of great offers and convert well. You just can't go sending them a bunch of garbage and expect to get away with it for long... Just not really gonna happen IMO.

    Cyp
     
  14. internetNinja

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    Will you guys please tell me your conversion rate on Hydra? I am trying to get an idea because I just installed some offers of theirs on some of my sites and I am wondering what to expect.
    Thanks
     
  15. genie1

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    Bah i get this all the time from networks, especially copeac. I consider it a nice way for them to say "Hey, at least we didn't BAN you....now be smarter and dont get caught next time!!"
     
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    I love Hydra. It's my favorite network. Their offers tend to convert well, provided I've got a decent promotion going.

    To the OP, they're protecting their interests. To expect them to do otherwise is delusional. They're a business; you're a business.
     
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    Hydra is one of the best networks out there. Theres no need to use BH techniques, just play whitehat.
     
  18. toyo

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    Hydra is really tough on Blackhat stuff... One of my friends got booted a few days ago coz of some blackhat stuff.. If you want to do BH, I suggest you stay 10 feet away from Hydra. It's not smart messing with them. Go to Neverblue or something.
     
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    I think Neverblue is brOOtal, the networks I wouldnt do a lot of BH stuff with are hydra, copeac and neverblue.
     
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    I thought neverblue was hard, but my friend's neverblue account is still fine despite he is using fake VCCs and stuff.

    If ur using Hydra to do BH stuff, you're just wasting your time. But if you're using Neverblue, you can still get away.