Please help, my affiliate partner cheat me

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  1. spider4567

    spider4567 Power Member

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    Hi all, i have a site of mine where the affiliate partner contacted me to put their banners on my site.
    They provide me an Ad analysis data for me to track how many users or bots clicks on the banners. I think is quite unfair because they might "do something" with the ad analysis data.

    So i use some ad clicker plugin for my site to track clicks too. But the plugin causes their ad analysis data some error tracking resulting in unable to track true clicks.

    Today, i notice that the clicks that im tracking changed from 300 to 227 clicks. I really confident that they are cheating on me since last month. What i can do?
     
  2. cursedbrain

    cursedbrain Regular Member

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    This practice is called "shaving". Unfortunately a lot of affiliate programs do this, and there's not much you can do about it. If you think that your affiliate stats aren't the same with your real traffic stats then you should just stop promoting them and find an alternative.
     
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  3. senzu

    senzu Regular Member

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    Isn't it funny when you've "made no sales" for 3 weeks and then on the last day of the month, you suddenly make 10 sales all in one day? No change in traffic, nothing...funny huh? Sad truth is, it happens. No one will admit to it, but it happens and there isn't much you can do unless you switch to selling your own products.
     
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    aidenhera Elite Member

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    no experience in affilates, but im sure there are networks that dont scam. i was being scamed in cpa.ppa continously, then I found out better network (ogads at the time) that doesnt cut payment
     
  5. ak009

    ak009 Junior Member

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    if you want to do it right do it yourself. Start promoting your own products :)
     
  6. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    Well said ,change affiliate that easy.

    Tell the new afflicate of problams and your tracking method so they not to f*** with you.
     
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  7. edie

    edie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Look for another affiliate program to promote