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    I found www.shop-online-for.com looking for Beverages and More products through Google. The thing is they have no actual pages with products to click. They simply redirect straight to the product page after setting the cookie. This seems a little unethical to me and Bevmo told me they've warned this user. They're affiliated with many other merchants so I thought I'd post this here as a warning.

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    Nice catch Snib. You've captured a rogue affiliate from down under. Looking under the covers of this SE spammer you find:
    Possum Internet Marketing. PO Box L65 Mount Lewis NSW 2200 Australia Offices in the UK and USA.
    Administrative Contact:
    Silva, Tom tsilva190@yahoo.com
    P.O.Box L65
    Mount Lewis, NSW 2200
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    Amazing Tom's group has a ton of no content merchant redirect domains like www.PERFUME-WORLD.NET probably employing doorway pages recognizing then tricking Google's bot into giving indexing keyword stuffed pages a high SERP value. Mr Tricks for clicks.

    Some of his sites actuall have a little text content BUT zero value add for the bilked merchants!!
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...hopweb.com.au/

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...nline-for.com/

    Just follow some of the "similar pages" links and you'll see some affiliates have the attitude of shoving a broom stick up the merchants Butts with their cookie setting games. He also has some porn related popup hellholes and probably employs spamming routines for his merchant pool while flipping the bird to USA laws....
    www.the-online-shop.com is a typical example of his re-direct expertise and even Adsense swallows this crap.

    Mike & Charlie ...

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    Some affiliate in Dark Blue was doing that for us...It's a totally slimy way to send traffic...part of the reason we pulled our program, they started sending the traffic to Trimlife me thinks...Nothing against Dark Blue mind you.

    Evan Weber, Director of Marketing
    DentalPlans.com, Inc.
    Earn $50 per sale with one of the best converting offers online! [/b]
    954-923-1487 ext. 105
    evan@dentalplanscorp.com

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    Evan these kind of lazy, greed driven affiliates, are nothing more then commission thieves who give a rats ass about their merchants or their visitors. It's all tricks for clicks to set cookies and SE spam.

    Mike & Charlie ...

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    We will all have to suffer through more threads like this during 2004 as affiliate marketing seems to lack detourents for these practices.

    Mike & Charlie ...

    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! BBQ some Gator and remember to flush WhenU..

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    It must be that the slime breeding ground is very efficient. More and more sleazebags appear every day.

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    Looks like he corrected the problem. Score one for Bevmo in making him change his slimy ways.

    If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying?
    If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?

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