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One last step before I go live...FAKE or BLANK the referrer?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by loveiswar12, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. loveiswar12

    loveiswar12 Junior Member

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    I'll make this fast...

    I have a BH site with a content locker on it. There are 3 email submit offers, and they're all iframed. I plan to add more offers soon so I can rotate offers and networks to keep my conversion rates down.

    My Q is....should I fake or blank the referrer?

    If I fake the referrer, then doesn't that mean I'll have to create a separate WH site promoting each offer? I sure as hell don't want to create a new WH site/post/blog for every single offer I need to fake. If I had 50 offers in my rotation list, I'll have to create 50 WH sites....that's hell. Is there an easier way to fake it?

    On the other hand, if I blank the referrer, it'll look suspicious and wake up the banhammer.

    If it helps...the offers I'm working with are all incentive, but I still have to hide my referrer because of the iframes. I'm promoting mainly through email. I've searched but found nothing helpful. I need to get this answered and done because this is the last step before I go live. I've been working on this project for the past two weeks, and I'm desperate to see results.

    BHW don't fail me now. :rolleyes:


    Any advice will be helpful, and will be appreciated. Tell me which method and why, and feel free to drop in your own experiences. Thanks.
     
  2. weBay

    weBay Senior Member

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    hey,

    the most important thing is how much whitehat traffic are you mixing in? if you just send loads of blanked blackhat traffic on its own then youll be banned in couple of days. it happened to me.
     
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  3. Autumn

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    FAKE the referrer using CPA redirector 2. Make a generic full page ad template and whip up a quick FPA for each offer (using the same template to save time) to show as your referrer. It doesn't have to be any good - it just has to look real. A few sentences, a screenshot of the offer or a big banner and a big "click here" are enough. If anyone asks, you tell them that you funnel all your traffic through this full page ad. You can buy a separate .info to use to host your full page ads and referrer faking scripts.

    You are right to think that blanking the referrer is a big red flag - I would definitely advise against it.
     
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  4. weBay

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    why not just create one complete copy of the site without iframes and fake using that????

    or am i missing something?
     
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  5. loveiswar12

    loveiswar12 Junior Member

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    Thanks, it looks like I have no other choice but to make the WH pages. I'll do just what you said- make a generic ad page with a short description. The offers I'm working with don't have any banners. So as for a screenshot would it be okay if I just put a picture of the reward (such as a picture of an Xbox 360 for offer "FREE XBOX 360")?

    What's an FPA? I did a search but couldn't find anything on G.

    It just sounds a bit off...to make an ad for an ad. But if it works, I'll do it.

    Not a bad idea actually...I like that thinking.

    I'd guess the only thing I'd be worried about is if my site gets stolen by an AM...has that happened to anyone?

    To answer your other question, I'll be mixing in some WH traffic so I get backend conversions. I'd say about 10-20% of the conversions will be WH and will be backend conversions. The rest will all be BH first-page conversions or non-conversions. As I get some cash flow from this, I plan to buy some PPC traffic to keep it looking legit.
     
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    meannn Supreme Member

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    C) Both of them.
     
  7. Autumn

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    It's standard practice to link to a landing page when you're advertising in PPC situations where you can't direct link to an offer. You can put whatever you want on your landing page, you just want something to satisfy the affiliate manager when he looks at your referring urls and checks out your landing page, so he thinks, "ok, this guy's preselling his traffic through a decent looking landing page, he must be legit." Your xbox pic idea is fine.

    FPA = full page ad
     
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    Adscendmedia has few decent incentive email submits(1$+).Check them out.