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Up by 38k and then FUCKED by Dating Gold

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by samlexton, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. samlexton

    samlexton Newbie

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    I've never worked so hard in my life in two weeks in making sure that a traffic is well targeted and converts because seriously, i need money now more than ever.

    So here's the story
    I managed to drive traffic from youtube by contacting different account users who are non affiliates or have no clue what it means because this guys have vids that gets over 12,000 views per day.

    I kindly ask them to include an annotation on their vid that's pointing to my affiliate link, very few of them agree and VOILA! free traffic

    Now, i thought i hit goldmine because my dating gold stats have been averaging 3-4k per day up until 38K

    This morning, i try to log-in and guess what, i just got banned

    Can anyone tell me, what the fuck have i done wrong?
     
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  2. wawawiwa

    wawawiwa Regular Member

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    it's definitely most likely because you did not protect your aff link.
    The network probably found out youtube as a source and blocked you.

    I use CPA redirector and it's pretty good,
    check out here to see what I mean:

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/37204-fake-referrer-cpa.html
     
  3. tyler8541

    tyler8541 Regular Member

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    Dude, tough lesson! I guess we all learn from others mistakes though. Have you talked to anyone?
     
  4. aphid

    aphid Newbie

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    Bloody hell! That sucks a bubonic baboons ass...I feel for you Sam i really do...but we've all been there and had to learn the lesson. At least it sounds like you know what you're doing and so its time to get back on that horse. Chin up, dude.

    Jeebus!

    Aphid
     
  5. timothywcrane

    timothywcrane Power Member

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    Do any of these programs accept any traffic source? WTF, is there anyplace on line that is a legit traffic source? I am just setting up my first major campaign, and this kind of post seems to crop up quite often, always to those who actually send traffic. Are they pssd about conversions? Is YOUTB a shtty src of trffc? All those sign ups say NOT. Sorry to hear that man. You know it works, just have to find someone that will let you work it. Have you though of using custom Iframe from CU? (hate the reg templates).
     
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  6. justone

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    Contact your AM and find a solution ?
    Lately I heard several bad news about datinggold, people should start considering them as a risky affiliate I think.
     
  7. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    Sorry to hear that man, my advice is to suck it up, take it a lesson, carry on internet marketing but don't make the same mistake.
     
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  8. samlexton

    samlexton Newbie

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    The thing is:
    Dating gold ifame generator works almost too well for conversions than any other adult affiliate program i've tested, so i focused most of the traffic on that page.
     
  9. Hyperion

    Hyperion Regular Member

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    dude, for real 38k in two weeks, and you made no effort to cover your tracks?
     
  10. turnhardtoeasy

    turnhardtoeasy Junior Member

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    its just bad luck and bad planning...
    .You should have had read some threads over here ....
     
  11. incognito876

    incognito876 Regular Member

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    Wow- sorry man, that sucks.

    However if you had an annotation pointing to your aff link- not quite sure how they got you- doen't the user have to type whatever is written in the annotation into the browser?
     
  12. AgentZero

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    What do you expect when you are screwing their affiliate program for legits users.
     
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  13. zenerchi

    zenerchi Regular Member

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    fuck man i feel for you. thats sucks. i could only imagine how that feels. but honestly wtf is wrong with you. your making all that money and putting it all on one account. you didnt fake the refferal. had you split that over 10 accounts you still have more than enough and also know not to promote no more.

    best thing you can do is call them threatening legally. then get a lawyer to call in after. might as well. just tell the lawyer if he can get your 38k back youll give him 10 k or someting.
     
  14. uzzi69

    uzzi69 Regular Member

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    $38k or 38k uv?
     
  15. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    if was only UV do you think he was made such thread :D?
     
  16. jimbobo2779

    jimbobo2779 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    wouldnt be the first thread of its type :)
     
  17. topper99

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    What are the acceptable traffic sources for DG?
     
  18. trapmuzik

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    bullshit.. he cant be talking about $38k.. you mean to tell me you were making $3-4k per day from them? this means you were averaging like 85 paid signups a day? and then you come on here and tell us how are doing it...lol.. no way
     
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    You should try to contact your affiliate manager. And get at least your earned money . You may need a lawyer to get your $38000.
     
  20. 19w08

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    This aint cash, I assume hes talking about uniques. If its still the cash, i aint buying this with that method.