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    ABW Ambassador Vrindavan's Avatar
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    DirectResponse Program :

    They now enable webmaster to redirect Expired Offers traffic back to Affiliate's Home Page.

    This is a good move as there is no lost "money producing" traffic.

    I have yet to see other Networks can add this feature.

    Error pages or Redirect to the Affiliate Network home page means lost traffic and lost income.

    People looking for the expired offers are not webmasters, they are most likely consumers.
    Thus, re-direct to the Affiliate network home page is odd and meaningless to them.

    If the visitor re-direct back to the affiliate home page. He/She is exposed to all other active consumer offers to choose from.

    Besides,

    cj and dgm2.com offer report that display all expired/inactive offers that are still getting traffic to.

    The report is very helpful to remind, locate and remove expired offers from the sites.

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    Ya gotta love Linkshare setting a "mouse trap" script on the inactive links. Keeps the shoppers from going anywhere as it disables the browsers "back button".

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    Yes, it is true that DirectResponse redirect all expired offers to affiliate's own home page.

    However, there is worrying move by DR which I have emailed them about repeatedly, but have failed to get a response.

    Basically, much of non-US traffic is redirected to the following link: http://directresponse.com/sorry_no_deal.html

    Sometimes it is redirected automatically to a site with MP3 downloads and 'adult' dating.

    Considering that even on a US-specific site will have a sizeable proportion of non-US traffic (after all there are 189 countries in the world other than the US), I don't think it is fair that our traffic is being redirected to non-paying dodgy sites.

    I have emailed DirectResponse several times about this and suggesting they redirect the traffic to our home page, but they have failed to respond.

    I would suggest other concerned affiliates raise this matter with them.

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    Yes, they should at least re-direct to

    1. Affiliate Home Page

    2. A Page list all active international DR offers that we can earn a commission.

    3. http://myfreebies.com/


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    Shareasale also re-sirect to affiliate Home Page

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    Oh i think they should not re-direct offers
    if the offers are not Pay per click.

    No re-direct for the following:
    pay per leads or
    pay per sale.

    People from non-US countries have the right to visit and see a US site. Even they cannot buy from them or participate in their offers.

    If you type in the advertiser's URL directly,
    they will not block you from visiting them by IP address.

    But you are being blocked by enter via a referral url.

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    As a non-US webmaster,
    i am not able to inspect the advertiser's landing page before posting their offers on my US traffic site, unless i have a hint to what is the advertiser's site ?

    i also do not trust the ip blocking,
    it may do a mistake to block valid traffic as well, is this 100% perfect ?

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    I'm glad somebody agrees with me! Vrindavan's suggestions are sensible.

    I would urge all concerned webmasters to email DirectResponse, because I feel like they must think I'm mad for complaining about these redirects.

    Wrote them several emails, but links still go to non-paying sites.

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