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why do i need to blank my referer?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by leipeic, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. leipeic

    leipeic Registered Member

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    im making good squeeze pages, email marketing, i heard i must blank all my referers, cause marketing managers can steal my site/content/idea/traffic anything...

    is it serious? im running a 100% WH business here.
     
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    Belexandor Junior Member

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    If you're doing blackhat you would blank your referrers for obvious reasons.

    With WH, it's simply a matter of trust between you and the network. What's to stop them (if they can see exactly where your traffic is coming from) from simply cutting you out of the loop. If you had hundreds or thousands of guinea pigs wiling to test and track and then deliver all their data up to you concerning which offers converted with which traffic, wouldn't you take advantage of that?
     
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    premiumsource Senior Member

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    If it is email marketing and you are direct linking then it is fine. But let's say that you are doing email marketing but redirecting users to your landing page, in that case your affiliate manager would see your landing page and sometimes you don't want to share things like that.

    Blanking referrer isn't only for blackhat. For instance, let's say your are using adwords and direct linking, well in that case they would know exactly on what keywords you are bidding and which keywords are converting so they can within minutes become your competition since they already know what are high ROI keywords.
     
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    stinky_boy Junior Member

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    If wh no reason to blank, if bh several reasons to blank referrer.
     
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    silver Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just like the others said, always blank the refferer, wether you are doing BH or WH. The reasons are above.
     
  6. mrsmirf

    mrsmirf Junior Member

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    Yes, there is also good reason to possibly aviod blanking it. If your 100% WH traffic is converting and you are at a big CPA/ad network you most like should aviod it unless you have a reasons to do otherwise. I simply say this because it can raise the attention to the review teams when they see sales but can't see a proper trackthrough record of how it happened. So if you want to avoid being on the radar then aviod blanking referer.
     
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    What about the network stealing your ideas or w/e? Not really wise, blank at all costs, if your traffic converts and/or you are doing WH tell them to STFU :D
     
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    topihitam Newbie

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    now i'm confused, you have a very good reason for to blank AND also not to blank. so, which one?
     
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    topihitam Newbie

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    now i'm confused, you have a very good reason for always to blank AND also always not to blank. so, which one?
     
  10. leipeic

    leipeic Registered Member

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    taripres> you made my day lol :D

    wh=whitehat
    bh=blackhat

    read the forums, use google