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Please help me understand these traffic restrictions:

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by chockomonkey, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    I was checking out a new iPad offer on MB, and it had this to say:

    "This offer cannot be advertised through social media, "poll" sites or through iFraming. Cannot use trademarked names in splash page domains."

    Could you guys give me some explanation as to what i can and cannot do with this offer?

    Social Media = facebook, youtube, twitter, etc.. correct? Is this the correct situation where one would need to blank or fake the referrer? (which would be going against my affiliates's Terms right?)

    iFraming... what is this used for, and why wouldn't it be allowed?

    Thanks in advance for answering my noob-ass questions :)
     
  2. dietbird

    dietbird Junior Member

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    You're right about the first one - if you want to promote the offer via shitbook and gayspace, you'll have to fake the referrer, which is against most networks' TOS.

    iFraming is when you take an offer and make a custom frame for it, e.g., making it more presentable/relevant. If you have, for example, a site about cars, and an offer about diapers that pays well, you can iFrame the offer and make it a car offer. Hope you got my point.
     
  3. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    Hey thanks for the quick and helpful reply!!

    Your explanation about iFraming does make sense... and that would explain why they won't allow that type of thing for the offer =P

    I've never tried to blank or fake a referrer before... there must be a degree of risk involved as it is against TOS, but i hear so much talk about people doing it that it makes me wonder... is this something you guys feel a noob could pull off? Normally i'd do my own testing but i dont' really feel like potentially pissing off my affiliate as i have a couple legit offers that i'm still promoting.

    if i chose to stay legit though, what other options are available for promotion? The only things i've really heard around here are social, seo, and emailing...

    thanks for the additional pointers <3

    edit: are these all the potential traffic types that exist? What's contextual? Banner?
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