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    Super Dawg Member Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound's Avatar
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    Thumbs down No SEO Allowed
    After reviewing the TOS of a new CJ merchant that sent ME a solicitation email, I responded thusly:

    Hello XXXX,

    I find your program of interest, and I could promote it on two of my sites, my xxxx site and also on a xxxx blog I recently began.

    However, when looking at your CJ merchant detail, I see under restrictions, this item: "No SEO". I find this type of restriction quite objectionable and totally inappropriate in the world of affiliate marketing. We survive by optimizing our sites for the products we offer, and if we are restricted from doing so, there is no reason to promote any product.

    I fail to see how you will attract affiliates who are aware of this restriction, and urge you to reconsider its inclusion in your program terms.

    Also, the term "post-view" is included as a restriction. In my dozen or so years in affiliate marketing, I've never seen this term before. What does it mean?

    Sincerely,

    Moi
    That was sent almost a week ago and I have yet to receive a reply.
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    Restrictions:
    • No post-view
    • No iFrame
    • No pop under/pop up,Site Under,Layer
    • No pornography
    • No crawling website
    • No discrimination against persons
    • No abusive, extremist, radical political content
    • No SEM (brand bidding)
    • No torrent traffic
    • No SEO
    • No paid mail
    Here is a list of "restrictions" I got from a CJ merchant recruiting letter a half hour ago. Do these people understand what SEO is? Is this an excuse to cut you off if you outrank them for organic terms they want? Who in their right mind would agree to these terms?

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    what do you think they meant by "no seo" ?

    (I know what the letters stand for)
    The internet is a fad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebtheredwood View Post
    Here is a list of "restrictions" I got from a CJ merchant recruiting letter a half hour ago. Do these people understand what SEO is? Is this an excuse to cut you off if you outrank them for organic terms they want? Who in their right mind would agree to these terms?
    That's the merchant - I got this second solicitation email a little while ago also.

    Quote Originally Posted by gibson View Post
    what do you think they meant by "no seo" ?

    (I know what the letters stand for)
    No optimizing your site (content, keywords, tags, etc.) to promote products they offer. Just put their links up and hope people will find them. Somehow. Someday. Maybe.
    Since June 10, 2012 a vegan aarf but still writing the Hound Dawg Sports Blog
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    got the offer also and questioned some of it.

    and I was considering adding them to two of my sites until I saw that.

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    heard back from asking re SEO: yup -- "not kidding."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ΤΏΤ¬ View Post
    heard back from asking re SEO: yup -- "not kidding."
    You got a response? I've been waiting six days - Nothing!
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    Seafood merchant, by any chance..?

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    notary sojac Herb ΤΏΤ¬'s Avatar
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    Cool
    HelloFresh. 40% commission for a limited time if we can perform magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ΤΏΤ¬ View Post
    HelloFresh. 40% commission for a limited time if we can perform magic.

    What we offer our Affiliates:
    40% commission on the first sale for every new customer you bring in!
    That's scary, lol...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Super Dawg Member Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound's Avatar
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    Anybody know what "post-view" is?
    Since June 10, 2012 a vegan aarf but still writing the Hound Dawg Sports Blog
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    Found this:

    View-Through Conversion/ Post-view Conversion
    The definition of a view-through conversion is a user who is exposed to an ad unit, does not click-through, but does come back and make a purchase or provide some desired action within the number of days set in the conversion window.

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    notary sojac Herb ΤΏΤ¬'s Avatar
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    and from their CJ page:

    Program Terms: New Introductory Commission Rate

    1. Action: HellloFresh US sale

    Action Visitors who come from publisher's page on our website and within the next 30 days leading to a sale, unless the cookie is not overwritten by another one of our other partners click cookies. A publisher you will receive your commission only if the sale comes through the network and publisher of the "last cookie wins" logic.
    Referral Period 30 day(s)
    Number of Occurrences Unlimited
    Commission 40.00%


    are they talking cookie-stuffing?

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