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    Expired CJ link going to an Amazon affiliate page instead of an error page
    I found an old CJ link for MagicJack on my site. It 's now going to an Amazon affiliate page instead of an error page.

    Link ending with -10648977

    amazon affiliate ID: magicjack20480-20

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    Gong from bad to worse!! Makes me wonder if an employee is just writing the rules and make some pocket money out of this. Happened before!

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    I was also wondering if an employee did it. However, I didn't know an employee got caught in the past making some pocket money. Wouldn't mind reading that thread.

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    A number of years ago it was found out by CJ management that employees were also affiliates of CJ programs. There was a corporate rule issued that you could no longer do that so several employees left and became full time affiliates. Before I was an affiliate manager and working for an SEO agency we created several sites for Capital One credit cards for two CJ employees. That was the highest grossing merchant at that time. Those two left and got greedy by making all of the sites the same template barely differing on content. Google sandboxed them and they died in organic traffic.

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    This was late 2005, early 2006. CJ used to encourage it's employees to become affiliates to "better understand the business". However, under heat by many large affiliates CJ changed their policy.

    There were three account managers that quit in order to remain affiliates.

    So, while there "were" employees that were affiliates, they weren't arbitrarily writing the rules for pocket change - they were flat out competing with affiliates.

    There was also two class-action lawsuits in 2007 that involved CJ's use of adware...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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