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Theiving affiliate network and their SEO weirdness

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spaceinvader, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. spaceinvader

    spaceinvader Regular Member

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    I promote a product for a fairly 'reputable' companys in house affiliate network, I was making decent money until they decided to make a site and get it to #1 in google to save paying my commission.

    Anyway, i know that happens all the time and i can live with it, but the site that they made has 0 backlinks, 0 pr and its quite new. The content of this sites landing page is duplicate content from their main site, linking directly to the same product i promote.

    Ive a good mind to try and sandbox them (especially since they aint paid my latest cheque) but i guess i have to work on my site a bit more.

    Any clues on why this site is beating my unique content, with 700 back links on a mature domain name? ...It goes against everything i know about SEO. :rolleyes:
     
  2. *SPAM*

    *SPAM* Registered Member

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    I have seen this many times, and still don't understand how they do it. Anyone care to share?
     
  3. spaceinvader

    spaceinvader Regular Member

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    its a fucking mystery to me anyway, i have watched their domain rise up the ranks in google over the last 6 weeks. Ive just been google danced down to #5 (my lowest position for a very long time) ...and they have gone to #1, so as well as my affiliate commission going to hell my adsense will take a twatting too... pissed off doesnt even cover how i feel now... google seems to hate blogs lately whilst landing pages seem to be in favour - i dont get the logic? how does a 100% pure advert and duplicate content benefit the google users better than a unique blog? smells like bullshit to me. :confused:
    so much for going white hat, guess im back to blackhatting CPA, pays better anyway...
    sorry for sounding bitter :rolleyes:
     
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  4. cashnone

    cashnone BANNED BANNED

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    does the url have the keywords in the domain? How old is the site?
     
  5. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    You can try a nasty letter threatening them with copyright and trade secret infringements. Their lawyers might tell them to avoid trouble by throwing a few bucks your way.