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What are the affiliate scams and tricks?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by djc225, May 8, 2012.

  1. djc225

    djc225 Junior Member

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    I'm about to set up an affiliate program as a merchant and I'll be looking for affiliates. I'm completely new to affiliate marketing, have never been an affiliate marketer. I only have done seo and ppc in the past. People keep telling me to watch out for scams in lead gen/ affiliate marketing, what are some things that I should watch out for?
     
  2. VinBed

    VinBed Regular Member

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    People will send you fake leads, fraudulent credit card orders, etc. You have to pay close attention to how your affiliates are promoting your products and offers.
     
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    lancer81 Newbie

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    The affiliate platform should be secure both for sellers and promoter, in order to save every one. Fake cases should be identified by closing watching at every corner
     
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    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    Proxies - they love it.
     
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    m0nster Senior Member

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    are you selling a product or buying leads?
     
  6. djc225

    djc225 Junior Member

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    I have both types of sites, however most will be selling products. How do you fight fake credit cards and leads?
     
  7. VinBed

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    You ban the affiliates that either use fake or fraudulent credit cards as well as leads with fake information, and you don't pay them. Keep them on Net30 for at least the first few payments before moving them to weeklies to avoid an issue.
     
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    curious73 Junior Member

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    Great advice.