Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 21st, 2005
    Posts
    3
    New Program needs assistance preventing parasites
    We are preparing to open a new affiliate program, with reasonably high payouts ($100 first level and $50 second level on $297 initial sale) plus lifetime residuals commissions on a needed continuity program (12% first level and 6% second level) with what we hope will be an opportunity for strong affiliates to earn several thousands of dollars, and want to get off to a good start with any affiliates we might recruit, so we are asking for a quick education about how to recognize and defeat any parasites.

    So the question is, where do we go to learn, what tools are available for us to use to identify said non-productive thieves, and what actions can we take, including legal actions?

    We know our success will be in your hands, and we will work to learn as fast as we can. Any advice and guidance will be appreciated, and PM's will be answered.

  2. #2
    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    St Clair Shores MI.
    Posts
    17,328
    Simple-Take a PC and install Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster, and Microsoft Anti-Spyware at no expense. Surf the web acting like normal shopper for both your competitive SE search terms and try the typical freebee enticements and flashing banners that trick young and old into theftware infestation. Have a company grunt do this for several days and then run the detect removal tools to spot the forced cookie/click bad actors operating through all the networks.

    Every website on Spywareblasters "restricted" site list (all same owner sites too) should be barred from any affiliate program. This takes care of identifying the S/W affiliate bad actors. Then you'll find the cookie stuffers, drooling over a 100.00 action payout, using the poormans version of the BHO. Blind cookie setting redirects or hidden popups & unders on their pages are a merchant's nightmare.

    Best put up a plain easy to understand Terms of Service TOS for your affiliates to accept. YOU PAY ZIP ON ANY AND ALL FORCED CLICK affiliate tricks and reward your legit affiliates for OUTING the tricksters for banishment.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 21st, 2005
    Posts
    3
    That sounds reasonable. The reward idea sounds exceptionally good.

  4. #4
    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    St Clair Shores MI.
    Posts
    17,328
    Smile
    Quote Originally Posted by calvinmicklefinger
    That sounds reasonable. The reward idea sounds exceptionally good.
    It sure cuts downb on your Bad actor workload as the legit affiliates do like to OUT proven bad actors for a cut of forfeited commissions. Adds a risk factor into those who'd automatically whack you for non-actionable commissions.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

  5. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Assistance with rebuilding program
    By jewelryimpress in forum ShareASale - SAS
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: June 4th, 2008, 05:29 PM
  2. Keeping parasites out of our program
    By stevenm in forum Merchants opposed to ParasiteWare
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: July 18th, 2005, 08:59 AM
  3. Preventing Hijackings
    By erninator in forum Virtual Family and Off-Topic
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 24th, 2004, 02:19 PM
  4. Preventing Our IP From Being Recorded
    By joeytomatoes in forum Rakuten LinkShare - LS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 24th, 2004, 05:41 PM
  5. Pacsun is cleaning up their program - no more parasites
    By stardutchess in forum Commission Junction - CJ
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: February 2nd, 2004, 05:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •