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Why do affiliates fuck each others campaign like this

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by samlexton, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. samlexton

    samlexton Newbie

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    Had a good campaign going for me on youtube with YourClick and affibank putting a good $800/per day in my account since the release of batman Arkham Asyllum and upcoming release of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and assassin' creed 2 promoting a demo download.


    An affiliate posted a vid response to most of my youtube game section vids in my account,
    So naturally, i ignored/rejected his vid response because i do not want competition and ever since then, he's been posting all sorts of comment on my youtube vids, things like "it's a fake", "Don't listen to him people, i got scammed" now leading to a 1 in 200 conversion in what used to be about 1 in 80 conversion

    I remove his comments manually but, to be honest it's getting taxing because he must be using some kind of bot to fuck my campaign.

    If you are in BHW and are reading this, u know yourself and all i want to say is that "what goes around comes around"
     
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  2. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    counter it with commenting your videos and thumb upping them or hire someone do it :)
     
  3. thestrangefruit

    thestrangefruit Regular Member

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    Turn your comments off...
     
  4. Rhianni32

    Rhianni32 Junior Member

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    Because its worth $800/day?
     
  5. ezcashplus

    ezcashplus BANNED BANNED

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    Two things and I really hope this helps.

    1. Turn your comments off. As stated above.
    2. Create another account and post another video about the same thing, put a twist on it and video respond to your own video. Make it something good. You know what I mean? With your other account you can also post a comment on your promoting account.

    Hell if you pm your user name or whatever I will post a good comment on your video also, just cause I feel like giving today.
     
  6. lurnme

    lurnme Regular Member

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    Just keep cleaning it up he will get bored eventually.
     
  7. No Limits

    No Limits Junior Member

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    Turn your comments off. PM some of the people who offered to help and they will upvote it for you. That should do the trick. Also, watch the other guy's account, if he's a bot he will get the ban hammer soon enough, if he's a person, he'll have to watch out for his karma.
     
  8. 197666

    197666 Registered Member

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    I'd agree with the others saying turn the comments off. If you can do $800 a day then why not hire some to favorite and rate the vid with a few hundred accounts too?
     
  9. waz11

    waz11 Junior Member

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    Yea as mentioned the easiest thing would be to turn your comments off so he can't do anything. Simple solution.
     
  10. gamingneeds

    gamingneeds Regular Member

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    Damn, $800 per day from a youtube video? PM me, we need to talk.
     
  11. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    To answer your question "Why do affiliates fuck each others campaign like this?"

    Greed.
     
  12. CClark56

    CClark56 Regular Member

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    Can't you screen the comments before having them being posted publicly?
     
  13. bert6911

    bert6911 Registered Member

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    If he's not making money from what he is doing, which I HIGHLY doubt he is,eventually his drive to screw you over is gonna wear off...

    Then its back to business as usual...
     
  14. Serpico

    Serpico Junior Member

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    Well you did scam him mate. So occasionally this will happen. They buy your product and it gives them links to torrent sites and they realise then that they can get it for free. Try making a site with a popup gateway or something if you want happier buyers.
     
  15. callmelucid

    callmelucid Regular Member

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    $800 a day.. you should be able to afford this:

    hire two outsourcers for $700 total ($350+350) and get iprental.

    have them go on and rape youtube with positive comments and have them thumbs down your competitor. also have them 5 star your video. i think comments are good and should be used. if there is one guy saying bad stuff but what looks like everyone else disagreeing i think it is more powerful than no comments at all.

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    what you can also do is make a video response where you say something like "i tried this out and this worked great... blah blah blah" and have it be a video response to your video. this looks WAY more legit than some anonymous guy on youtube saying "ZOMG SCAM ALERT!"
     
  16. stoned

    stoned Registered Member

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    haha , dude is pissed off lol he wants that piece if your cake, but to do shit like that is freaking wierd, dude should concentrate his efforts someplace else
     
  17. Danny Relic

    Danny Relic Regular Member Premium Member

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    Getting vigilantes off your stuff is hard to do, but I think there are some great suggestions here.

    I agree with Lurnme, though. I used to run a forum that would get all sorts of porn spam on it, but I kept cleaning it up, and after about 3 weeks or so it never came back.
     
  18. yousefgreat

    yousefgreat Regular Member

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    samlexton, the same exact thing happened to me. I kept getting fake comments from fakers claiming viruses and fake stuff. I was converting at 1:100 and that dropped down do 1:400 (even lower at times)!!

    I tried turning the comments off, however my conversions was stuck at 1:300!!
    I believe comments have a very strong inspiration to people who actually will buy/convert!! So do NOT turn your comments off, hire ppl to thumps up and rate your videos. and remove/report tht scumbag's $h1tty posts.

    Just thought I would give my 2 cents as I was in your shoes dude :)