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  1. #1
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    Cool Hotelscombined Affiliate Termination
    Unfortunately we were contacted by Google about the traffic you sent to
    their ads through our Affiliate Program.

    Specifically, Google advised that your traffic was wholly fraudulent, and
    they refused to pay us for any of it. Any money they already paid us for
    your traffic will be removed from our unpaid balance, which means we are
    tens of thousands of dollars in debt now.

    As per our Affiliate Agreement
    , please consider this to be your Affiliate Account Termination Notice effective immediately. Your remaining unpaid balance will be forfeit.

    At the same time, we demand you return all the money we already paid you,
    minus the $XXXXX that you legitimately earned from clicks to our hotel
    suppliers. Those clicks were accurately calculated by our commission system
    based on the revenue they generated from hotel bookings, so those earnings
    are yours to keep.

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    Even had the nerve to ask paid money back since 2007

  2. #2
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    Cool
    My advice : Stay off affiliateship - Perhaps it's another name for apprenticeship/ nooby and etc.. When merchants have to pay real money - You will be forfeited. Another word for free work for noobs who wants to learn.

    Let's go back to Forex or Stock trading. We'll do better as Forex and Stock Traders.
    All the money online is there

    Moderator Note: removed unrelated off topic links
    Last edited by 2busy; November 20th, 2010 at 11:23 AM. Reason: removed unrelated off topic links

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    I don't get what this guy is talking about - Except that he was terminated by hotelscombined.com for fraudulent clicks. I'm guessing that google adsence also banned him. I get that everybody wants their money back.

    But what is "affiliateship"? And what does forex trading have to do with this?

    Most importantly, I'm an affiliate of hotelscombined.com. Since I'm definately not involved in anything fraudulent, should I be concerned about this merchant????

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    Smells like Forex Spam to me.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by zire View Post
    Smells like Forex Spam to me.
    Thanks for your comments. All that above are mechanical spams and pc robotics about how much money could be made at the Internet.

    Know that this all how could someone spend their life at school , college, university to come about jobs being in the tech trends.

    How could millions of unemployed to be sneered upon on technical laws being drawn up.

    Like some girl on the street wept, asking me why it was so damned difficult to find money. How could she, the daughter of a government officer, end up selling three boxes of cookies for orphans at $30 with a $3 commission?

    Her sister went to college to learn secretarial skills! Communications! She herself worked abroad, for the embassy. They may not have been rich, but they came from rural stock which rose from the ranks of farmers and labourers, to small-time government servants.

    They had arrived in their small town society, so to speak.
    And moreover is this the internet for another poor girl of a government officer to end up on the internet doing the same thing and be safe from porno wolves and vice queens ?

    Why would the public pays for internet companies and millions of hopes of getting rich ?

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    But what is "affiliateship"?
    A quick search shows that "affiliateship" is some kind of subaffiliate network that charges people a fee to access the ads and then pays them per click. It is not a direct relationship with the merchant's program mentioned (hotelscombined.com). Looks like something to run away from. I would guess that affiliateship makes more from getting people to sign up than they do from their affiliate relationships. It is more of the "Get Paid To Click" scams, not affiliating.

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    Again they did it
    Hello ...,

    As part of our continued commitment to our suppliers and Affiliate Partners, HotelsCombined conducts regular traffic audits on all Affiliate accounts. Our suppliers provide us with booking conversion data which we use to determine the conversion rate for each Affiliate Partner's traffic. We do this to ensure that quality traffic is delivered to our suppliers and maximum Lead Value is maintained for all Affiliate Partners.

    Unfortunately, during our last review we identified an issue with the traffic originating from your account. Specifically we analysed 2320 leads generated by your account and found that none of these leads resulted in hotel bookings for our suppliers.

    We cannot charge our supply partners for such leads. As your account generated no revenue, and as per our Affiliate Agreement, please consider this to be your Affiliate Account Termination Notice effective immediately. Your remaining unpaid balance will be forfeit.

    We welcome you to join our Affiliate Program again, should you feel you can improve the quality of your leads. In such case, we ask you to carefully review the terms of our Affiliate Agreement to ensure adequate compliance. You should also review your traffic sources and the way that you direct your visitors to our site.

    If you require any assistance with the process of improving your traffic quality, or you simply wish to discuss this Termination Notice, please contact us via reply email. We will be only too happy to help guide you through the process of improving your traffic quality and returning to our Affiliate Program.

    Best Regards,

    Hotels Combined Affiliate Team


    Hotels Combined Pty Ltd
    3/173-179 Broadway,
    Ultimo, Sydney, NSW, 2007, Australia
    Phone: +61 2 8011 4192
    Fax: +61 2 8088 7136
    Last edited by 2busy; May 31st, 2011 at 10:15 AM. Reason: Removed Link

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    Same to me
    "Unfortunately, during our last review we identified an issue with the traffic originating from your account. Specifically we analysed 2320 leads generated by your account and found that none of these leads resulted in hotel bookings for our suppliers.

    We cannot charge our supply partners for such leads. As your account generated no revenue, and as per our Affiliate Agreement, please consider this to be your Affiliate Account Termination Notice effective immediately. Your remaining unpaid balance will be forfeit."
    Same SCAMMMMM
    NEVER PAY OFF
    Last edited by 2busy; May 31st, 2011 at 10:17 AM. Reason: Removed Link

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    Thumbs down try again
    Quote Originally Posted by killcombineddotcom View Post
    "Unfortunately, during our last review we identified an issue with the traffic originating from your account. Specifically we analysed 2320 leads generated by your account and found that none of these leads resulted in hotel bookings for our suppliers.

    We cannot charge our supply partners for such leads. As your account generated no revenue, and as per our Affiliate Agreement, please consider this to be your Affiliate Account Termination Notice effective immediately. Your remaining unpaid balance will be forfeit."
    Same SCAMMMMM
    NEVER PAY OFF

    i don't know what their normal conversion rate is like, but 2000+ leads with no conversions sounds like your traffic is completely worthless. try sending those clicks to adsense and if your account gets banned you probably didn't deserve to be paid for that traffic in the first place.
    -hog

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    Hotelscombined advertises per click. Not per buy. So you send traffic and they care whether someone buys. That is the deal. That's why I went for it. Otherwise I could have gone with booking.com. Simple as that. Whatever this Hog guys says, that's stupid.

    I have 800 visitors a day and I was so happy when I saw I had made a 100 dollars. For the first time, my own little travel website. Hard work had gone into that. I chose Hotelscombined

    Then, just 2 weeks before the payment, the email:

    "
    Our system has identified an issue with the traffic your account has been referring to HotelsCombined and we need to review this in greater detail.

    Specifically, it seems your visitors mostly fail to convert to bookings for our hotel suppliers. While we conduct our full-scale investigation, your account has been placed in a "suspended" status. During this time, you won't be able to log into the Affiliate Control Panel, and our Accounts Department will not be able to process any of your payments.

    If our investigations reveal that your traffic was invalid, as per our Affiliate Agreement, we will be forced to close your account, and all your remaining unpaid earnings will be forfeited. If we find that a portion of your user traffic was affected, we will deduct any pro-rata invalid earnings from your account and reopen it for you.

    If our investigations reveal that your traffic was, in fact, valid, we will reinstate your account without penalty. Any commissions generated while your account was suspended will still be tracked/credited to your account. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, this is a necessary step we have to take to ensure the high standard of our Affiliate Program is maintained and all our partners are not disadvantaged in any way.

    Please reply to this email if you would like to discuss this issue further."


    DO NOT GO WITH HOTELS COMBINED AFFILIATE PROGRAMME> IT"S A SCAM!

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