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    Are they still considered parasites?
    I got an email from them saying that currently the only download they offer now is a toolbar for their members. It does not drop any cookies or contain any affiliate links – it is simply a search tool.

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks

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    Is an affiliate with a webpage that has a link to MyPoints a parasite?
    Hello! I have an affiliate that applied to our program, with this url: The webpage looks like a parked domain, but the first link and ad is:
    MyPoints™ - Earn Rewards
    Earn Rewards for Shopping Online. Join MyPoints™ Free Today.
    MyPoints.com

    Do you think that this particular affiliate is masking his affiliation with MyPoints?
    Last edited by Trust; August 14th, 2008 at 03:18 PM.

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    Affiliate Manager PaulS's Avatar
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    If it is a parked domain, the site owner may not have control over what ads show up on the parked site.

    Is this the only URL they have provided? If so, you may want to contact them to see what their plans are for the site, reinforce the newly established anti-Parasite policy, etc.

    You can keep them pending while you clarify what their plans are and how the plan to promote your company.

    Plus, it opens up a line of communication that may be worthwhile long term.

    Hope that helps...

    Paul

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    With all respect. Could we please address the original question?
    Thanks

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Last I saw they were operating correctly.
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
    The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli

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    Thanks Haiko. That coming from you sure does mean a lot to me.
    Thanks

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    MyPoints is still a parasite imo. Their parent company is currently under federal investigation and MyPoints is named for using bad business practices.

    The web hosting arm of the parent company is netzero, I dare you to try and find a phone number to talk to someone on that site, impossible UNLESS YOU PAY BY THE MINUTE.

    gtfo...

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