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What Are the Chances I Will be Banned by my CPA Network for This?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by agag2, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hi
    I'm sending visitors directly to a CPA offer from twitter (using @reply tweets) Will my CPA network ban me for this? Is it considered spamming (that "earns" a ban?) no one complained to my CPA network (yet) but what if someone does? Will I just get banned or atleast get a warning first?

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  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Depends on the network and the offer. Did you speak to your AM first to see if the offers you are promoting are cool with Twitter traffic?
     
  3. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    More than likely... If the advertiser allows Twitter traffic, that won't be an issue.

    But most of the time, they don't so be careful with that :)

    Bk...
     
  4. johnny123

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    With peerfly, they allow traffic from user's twitter posts, but not from these spamming replies. I think you should ask your manager about that before going further.
     
  5. BufferOver

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    On almost all of their offers i see that they don't allow Twitter traffic. That means i guess even legit tweets on the profile.
     
  6. caneman

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    If you look at it closely it says you "may" get your account suspended...
     
  7. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    I'm using Maxbounty and I think this offer allows "social traffic" but I'm worried about @reply mentions

    Would it make a difference if I first sent them to a squeeze page? How much?

    Thanx
     
  8. Corleone187

    Corleone187 Newbie

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    anything can happen. Even if they say you won't be banned it doesn't mean you won't be banned...always keep that in mind
     
  9. $ThisIsTheLife$

    $ThisIsTheLife$ BANNED BANNED

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    Be smart and dont look spammy when you market on social wesites
     
  10. Autumn

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    Fake the referrer using Brad's CPA redirector. You can and will get banned by any network if they get enough spam complaints, and carpet bombing @replies is definitely spam.

    Peerfly will most definitely ban for any kind of Twitter traffic if they catch you. It's not just referrers that are the problem - many Twitter users utilize custom Twitter reading apps that come with a Twitter-specific user agent.
     
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  11. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    ^^^ thanks

    The question is - even if I fake the refferer will that help me if they get complaints?
     
  12. Autumn

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    Probably not, but it gives you some plausible deniability. You can say "I've been promoting this full page ad using a combo of media buys, SE traffic, blog traffic blah blah blah" and they can't really say you're completely lying.

    One thing you can do (especially if you're using your own redirects rather than direct linking) is to take down your redirects 48 hours after each blast. That gives you a chance to get the last "straggler" clicks from Twitter, and then you point your redirects to somewhere other than your referrer faking script.

    However: Twitter is pretty lax and the spam team there don't really complain, they just ban your accounts. I have burned through thousands and thousands of Twitter accounts without one complaint (touch wood). They're not like Facebook, who will come after you with guns blazing. It's actually to your advantage to get suspended in some respects - because then the offending Twitter page with your CPA links is taken down. Of course, Google cache is still an issue.

    The main problem with Twitter is really your CPA company not wanting to take / pay for the traffic and banning you, so that's where the main value of the referrer faker comes in.
     
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  13. axj85

    axj85 Registered Member

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    Before you do anything it's always better to just ask then be sorry after and see your money not paid.
     
  14. dumdum4gumgum

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    I asked this question to my am awhile back. His response was, "We dont Like twitter traffic but it is a incredible traffic source. We Wont Say you Should but not going to tell you not to. If the Traffic is good should be np." Thats pretty much what he said. Most am's are very cool people ive learned to be truthful with Most am about what im doing even run ideas by them. You can judge How a am can be. My method Always get to know your am on a personal Bases!! Talk to them daily Shoot the Sh!t , It does help to have someone on your side in the inside !
     
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    This is basically just like email or instant message spam where you're sending people messages they don't want. When you do that, you're going to generate spam complaints to the network and they'll know what you're up to. No kind of referrer blanking can take care of that.

    Best option with this is to find programs that allow it. Of course they'll all SAY they don't allow it, but some will totally embrace it. What you don't want to do is risk any of your accounts so it might be tough to find the right one.

    So, better off with a lower paying offer you know is safe to spam than spamming one that might get you canned.