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Noob Q about CPA networks in general...

Discussion in 'CPA' started by loveiswar12, May 28, 2011.

  1. loveiswar12

    loveiswar12 Junior Member

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    I know this is extremely noob, but I couldn't find an answer...

    When you apply for a network, do you mention that you use "blackhat" methods?

    In other words, are these CPA companies made for affiliates to use "blackhat" methods for advertising?

    For example, let's say one company had an offer for a free iPhone. You build a page with a free iPhone email submit using their offer, even though you're never gonna really give anyone a free phone. Isn't that a scam? Is this what the CPA networks expect you to do? Will you get terminated for doing this?
     
  2. lightning.god.zeus

    lightning.god.zeus Junior Member

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    No, never mention blackhat methods! You'll be promptly rejected. No they don't run scams. They run promotions and contests to win that stuff. Yes if they find out that you're using blackhat methods you'll get the boot.
     
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  3. loveiswar12

    loveiswar12 Junior Member

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    So you lie to them about how you get your traffic and such?
     
  4. TNphoneman

    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    No, you omit. Tell them that your traffic comes from search engines and social networking.
     
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    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    No you don't, but there are some networks that do allow blackhat traffic.
     
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    Bremenhawtster Junior Member

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    Nope lol unless they tell you that they allow BH traffic otherwise you'll never get in.
     
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    suga051982 Regular Member

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    Most networks do not accept black hat traffic. If you are caught, you may get banned. that is the risk you take. Now, some networks dont care. If all you have is BH traffic, then you need to look for the networks that accept that type of traffic.
     
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  8. Pureself

    Pureself Newbie

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    Dont mention black hat at all. Even if a network accepts BH traffic its always better to deliver normal traffic. Play it safe man. If you decide to use BH methods, dont make a scene of it haha
     
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  9. GarrettWinthrop

    GarrettWinthrop Registered Member

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    Are there any networks that allow partial iframing of offers?
     
  10. loveiswar12

    loveiswar12 Junior Member

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    Got it. So when applying and they ask about where I get my traffic, I can just say organic traffic or social networking, yeah?

    Can they check where the traffic comes from and bust me?
     
  11. GarrettWinthrop

    GarrettWinthrop Registered Member

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    Use a program called CPA-R (CPA Redirector). How it works is that you create a whitehat website (like a blog for example), then you take the CPA-R code and put it in your whitehat page. They you drive traffic to your whitehat page, which will redirect immediatley (and without the visitor even realizing it) to the CPA offer. The way it works is using a 'magic number' system. The code that gets put in the whitehat site says that if the site is called normally (like if someone types it in directly it spits out your whitehat page/blog. But if it's called with it's secret number variable, which will be your url appended with something like ?mn=123 then it redirects directly to whatever site you specify (your CPA offer). When the AM checks the logs all he sees are that the referrer site is your whitehat site, and not the true source of the blackhat traffic.

    Did you get all that? lol. Good luck, but definitely faking the referrer is the way to go.
     
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  12. loveiswar12

    loveiswar12 Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the tips guys, I appreciate it.


    Haha, I got most of it, but I'm gonna do some reading to understand it better. Thanks.


    Should I use fake information (other than payment info.) when I sign up for a network?
     
  13. bigmane

    bigmane Registered Member

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    If you make over $600 (I think that's how much) then good luck filing taxes (depends where you live too).

    I personally would never give fake info for something that I plan on using to monetize from like a legit network.

    Maybe Youtube or an email account, otherwise, give your actual information.
     
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    Fake information can get you rejected because most of the decent networks ask for the proofs of the same info..and if you are once caught with the fake info..consider the door closed for ever for that network and even if you get accepted now and caught later ..forget the money made in those accounts.