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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    New Freecause toolbar - AirMiles Canada
    Watchout Canada!

    Yahoo! Canada, Air Miles® and FreeCause Target Two-Thirds of Canadian Households With Agreement That Rewards Consumers' Online Searches
    Industry leaders form partnership; set agenda for online traffic and core search-engine expansion
    - Yahoo! Canada aggressively pursues search engine market share growth through partnership with Canada's premiere loyalty program
    - AIR MILES Collectors to earn free reward miles for online searches, in addition to reward miles earned while shopping online
    - Software solution innovator FreeCause Inc. targets expansion in Canadian marketplace
    Source - http://www.marketwire.com/press-rele...am-942774.html

    As a point of information I know the bar has had some bugs in it and some merchants aren't live on it because of this NON compliance. I haven't tested it myself.
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    BTW, Freecause powers the OneCause Toolbar - see http://www.linksteal.com for more information.
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
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    Wonder why all the search partnerships I've seen with parasites so far has been with Yahoo. WeCare, SchoolPop, all mention Yahoo search in their press releases. Maybe I need to start blocking slurpbot..

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    Good lord, eh?

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    Searched for my merchants and notified them of the new toolbar.
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    It's not only for Adwhore friendly merchants..... They're recruiting scumbag affiliates too http://affiliates.freecause.com/
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2busy
    Wonder why all the search partnerships I've seen with parasites so far has been with Yahoo. WeCare, SchoolPop, all mention Yahoo search in their press releases. Maybe I need to start blocking slurpbot..
    Yahoo PPC's conversion ratio had been tanking (causing me to quit bidding)...maybe it's because they're sending this crud "traffic" to the advertisers?

    I'd be surprised if they're sending free listing data through the toolbars, unless it's buried under loads of PPC results, or it causes the person to end up on Yahoo itself (so Yahoo can show its own ads then).
    There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway

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    We're one of the larger Canadian affiliates and we're researching what exactly the toolbar does and doesn't do right now before we take action. I could use some help actually. Since I just signed up and can't send PM's could Haiko de Poel, Jr. please contact me?

    Also, it's Air Miles that's doing the bad deed here, Air Canada is unrelated. The program related to Air Canada is aeroplan which also has an incentive system for buying online but no toolbar.

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Email sent.

    Admin note: Thread title edited from Air Canada to AirMiles - Canada
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