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What do you say when your mngr asks for links?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Bastian, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Bastian

    Bastian Registered Member

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    What do you tell your cpa manager when they ask for links to where you traffic is coming from?

    I dunno if its a big deal or if it really matters (if it doesn't then why would they ask?) but I don't want any problems when getting traffic from youtube, or ewhoring for example.

    Thanks.
     
  2. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    I was asked this and I just ignored the email. Besides I don't feel comfortable giving someone info on how I promote and offer whether its a white hat or black hat method.
     
  3. blanko

    blanko Power Member

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    Tell them it's none of there business and that you don't want them to steal your traffic source.
     
  4. Bastian

    Bastian Registered Member

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    are you being serious? hahah

    I just find it funny that youll say this to them, and they're the ones who have the power to pay/not pay you.

    So I guess as long as I hide the referrer Im good. Or do cpa networks allow domain forwarding?
     
  5. MaxSteve

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    Bastian, if you are BHing in a way that generates very low quality leads and the end merchant is bitching to the network, they're going to want to know how you are generating the traffic so they can answer to the end merchant and so they'll know how to deal with your account.

    You can be open with them and have a reasonable discussion without giving away all of your secrets. I work for a network and when I ask publishers this type of question, I specifically tell them not to give me too many details to reassure them that I'm not trying to steal their methods.

    Telling the AM to fuck-off and mind their business is likely to get you booted without pay from the network if they're on the fence about your quality/compliance.

    Hiding the referrer is cool with most CPA networks. The quality of the leads you generate is significantly more important to the network than where the traffic is coming from.
     
  6. blanko

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    What I meant, is if the merchants are happy, then the affiliate network shouldn't be worried about where your traffic is coming from. It's well known that some affiliate networks will take your source, and profit themselves.
     
  7. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    To tell you the truth I would rather be banned then give up my traffic techniques. But in all honesty I was asked this question and I did not respond, they asked me to pause the campaign and I did not respond and in the end I get paid every month (going on 5 straight months now)
     
  8. ximscreamingx

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    Just tell them you are cloaking your links and buying banner space on targeted websites.