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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    ** Repost to bring this to SAS attention **

    I found a search type site today. rodar.com

    You input your search term and it coughs up sites.

    The kicker is, certain words in the the description of the sites are clickable and it appears that the owner of the serach site is putting their affilate links in OUR site descriptions, etc.

    I used free coupon codes as a search term, knowing that Connies site ranks pretty high in google and this appears to be google based search.

    Sure enough there she was, and words in her site description are highlighted, but I don't think this is her linkshare ID.

    Linkshare ID in the link is: 5L2zZ0Lq3Zs

    They are doing this with just about all affiliate programs from what I can see. I have seen the following BeFree siteid: 38309172

    I haven't came across a ShareASale ID yet, but thought I would post here so you can check it out from your end.

    You can check it out here:
    rodar.com/web.php?search=free+coupon+codes
    ~Michelle
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    ShareASale President/CEO and ABW Veteran Brian - ShareASale's Avatar
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    I did the above... but didn't see any highlighted words, or affiliate links, etc....

    am i missing something?
    Thanks,

    Brian Littleton
    President/CEO - ShareASale.com, Inc.

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    when he said highlighted Brian I think what he meant was just the blue color you get with a link as against the normal black text.

    I did see it myself, and there definitely were lots of links added to other peoples site descriptions that had a link that this scumbag would profit from.
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

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    ShareASale President/CEO and ABW Veteran Brian - ShareASale's Avatar
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    ahhh. i see. it is in the description on his site, not after you actually clicked through.

    someone has found another ________________________thisisagreyline.
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    Brian Littleton
    President/CEO - ShareASale.com, Inc.

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    ShareASale President/CEO and ABW Veteran Brian - ShareASale's Avatar
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    best person i would think to contact on this one would be the Google Monster. as he is playing with the google search results... perhaps without permission.
    Thanks,

    Brian Littleton
    President/CEO - ShareASale.com, Inc.

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    Hi Brian,

    If you go take a peek in the CJ forum, you will see a big thread about this.

    It appears this individual has about 70 domains he is playing simliar games with.

    Interesting read.
    ~Michelle
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    ShareASale President/CEO and ABW Veteran Brian - ShareASale's Avatar
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    I don't think his activity will continue for long... thanks to your efforts at notifying the appropriate folks. I have looked through our databases, don't see anything that looks similar, and if I see an application certainly I won't let something like this in to SAS.
    Thanks,

    Brian Littleton
    President/CEO - ShareASale.com, Inc.

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    Thanks Brian!
    ~Michelle
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