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    Newbie Mike Hardaker's Avatar
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    How to tell if someone or a program is Stealing Affiliate Links?
    yikes, I believe something is fishy right now on my website..

    2014 Stats
    113,665 Impressions
    2.08% CTR
    $11,793 in Sales

    2015 Stats
    45,000 Impressions
    1.88% CTR
    $7,206 in Sales

    My site is growing leaps and bounds yet the impressions are much lower this year? Same with sales, CTR etc etc..
    Even weirder last winter started off very bad, this winter has been very good. Where did my sales and impressions go?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Newbie Mike Hardaker's Avatar
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    i guess god is to blame here aka Google..

    26k in organics Dec of 2014
    11k in organics Dec of 2015

    Did another update roll out? Anyone that knows me knows that I am running a 100% ethical and honest business. Sort of hard when I put in twice as much work this year to see these results. Thankfully I have a good advertiser..

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    Newbie Mike Hardaker's Avatar
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    And today I wake up to a $2,500 reversal sale - $400 commission out the door. Makes me really wonder about this way of making money moving forward. Seems like we are being over saturated?

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    We are at the mercy of the networks and merchants and can only accept the realities of affiliate marketing and move forward. You can change networks and merchants and do your best to follow G edicts, but it all comes down to it being the only world we have. The system will never really change for the better as far as affiliates are concerned. Stay in and we're stuck with it; out and you can forget it and move on. Those ARE the only real choices.
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