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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    XITES® is the successor of the exit console. Using XITES® you can add a banner to every webpage a surfer will see after it has visited your site. In addition you can redirect your exit traffic to a URL of your choice after it has visited a specifiable number of websites. XITES® allows you to make more money from your exit traffic than is possible with an exit console without opening any pop-up browser windows.


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    Advertise on other people's sites for free!

    Using XITES® you can insert your or your sponsor's banner code into the HTML code of other websites without the owners cooperation. Simply specify the location of your banner and the URL to link it to on our simple registration form and we will provide you with one simple line of code that you can add to the HTML code of your links.

    After you add the XITES® code to your links the surfer will see your banner on top of every page he visits after passing through your website for the rest of his browsing session.

    This feature is particularly useful for large link sites who send high amounts of traffic to many different sites as this feature enables you to tax those sites for the traffic you send them by adding a banner to the top of their pages.


    http://xites.com/index.html

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    Wow, can we get someone to write a kill script for these clowns?

    Should be easy to build allies who don't care for them - they are so blatant about targeting competitor's web sites.

    Fred

    In an effort to watch your cholesterol, you eat Spam Lite.

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    It seems that arrogance is a prequisite for running these types of businesses. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] OTOH, at least they clearly spell it out for us so we don't have to do a lot of investigation. Ah, the day all these jokers crash and burn and their own words can be used against them.

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    Oh, this is funny!

    Ok, a person goes to site A who uses this and site A has a banner on each subsequent page.


    But, site B also uses it so site B has a banner under site A.

    Site C, you guessed it, adds their banner under site B and down the line until all the viewer sees is banners! But, if they click on one, what do they get to see? A page of banners! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    Why is it that every scumbag traffic con game in the online world is associated with advertisers. The root of all evils in the affiliate industry is the networks ingrained acceptance of advertising being their main justification to their merchant base. Sales are an accidental by-product of serving up billions of Ads. Anyone care to guess the ethics, or lack therefo, among merchants willing to jump on this one??

    I'll repeat here what I have said for 2 years straight. You could fire 50% of all the folks in the online advertising industry and not effect online sales by 2%. Start with the Pure play advertising merchant's affiliate managers and work up to the staff of Doubleclick -valueClick 24/7 and all those scheming affiliates who want to pose as merchants.

    WebMaster Mike

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    This is exactly why advertising on the Internet is so pathetic today.

    First there were promises about how wonderful advertising on the Internet would be, promises that couldn't be kept because they weren't realistic. Enter the dot com bust.

    Then we have the pop ups and pop unders. What a great idea that was! The "if they won't click on our banners, we'll make them click to close the ad" attitude was a new low for the industry. This agressive type of advertising lowers the Internet ad industry to a level lower than used car dealers who "fix" a car just so it will be able to make it off the lot.

    Now we have the rogue programs that switch affiliate IDs, track the various sites visited and phone home, etc. Again, a new low. No wonder it takes so many clicks to get a sale these days. People don't trust ads anymore, and the tactics to get people to click are not helping.

    Now people don't even know where the ads they're seeing are coming from! I see an awful lot of potential for abuse here, and the bottom feeders behind these schemes should be put out of business.

    It's unethical, and it's wrong, and it will make it more difficult to do business on the Internet in the future.

    Andy

    AFFILIATE MARKETING STANDARD: The site upon which the initial action to buy occurs is the site the commission is paid to. Period.

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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    The affiliate industry again has to welcome the programmers who brought us theftware from Kazaa -TopText -Morpheus and other tricks for clicks S/W from the dope smokers in Amsterdam...

    Registrant & main front for this Cyber Terrorist:
    OrionTech
    po box 2187
    Amsterdam, na 1102 AK
    NL
    3120984327


    Domain Name: XITES.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Burns, David domains@orionent.com
    po box 2187
    Amsterdam, na 1102 AK
    NL
    3120984327


    Technical Contact:
    Burns, David domains@orionent.com
    po box 2187
    Amsterdam, na 1102 AK
    NL
    3120984327


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    Have you seen how this works? The originating site sets its outgoing links to point not to the URLs it is linking to, but to xq1.net, a proxy-like server that grabs the target page, changes all the links in it to also point to xq1.net, and sends the results with extra banners added back to the user. Of course there will also be plenty of pages which are buggered up by this simplistic text-replacement processing.

    This is clearly illegal under normal copyright law: they are making and distributing a derivative work without consent. If you find hits from xq1.net you might want to sue them. Alternatively you could set up your web server to respond to requests from xq1.net with an error page explaining what has happened.

    Or use a bit of JavaScript on the page itself to check the location.hostname for xq1.net and redirect the user to the real page if this happens. Use location['href']= '...' to do this rather than location.href, as Xites detects and rewrites use of 'location.href' (with disastrously buggy results for many scripts).

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