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    Question about search engine listings and who gets the commission?
    I've been spending some time examing the sites ranking top ten for some fairly competitive keywords this week, and am wondering who gets the commission if a sale is made with this scenario:

    >>Someone likes your page and clicks on the merchant's link at your site, picks up the cookie, and if they buy the sale is yours - unless the merchant grabs them with a "live chat help window" like more and more are doing.

    >>But this customer browses a little further to check out other some other sites before making their decision.

    >>They click on a site at one of the search engines - and never even see that site because they're redirected to the merchant site - no pre-sell, just whisked off to the merchant's site - which they LIKED when they got there from your page.

    >>So they were pre-sold by you and your merchant, so now on their return visit they buy.

    Who gets the commission? You, who did a job of pre-selling, or the SearchWhore whose page they never even saw whose cloaked site was the last they arrived through?

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    Unfortunately, the cloaked site. There was another thread started about a similar scenario down in the CJ forum:

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=59538

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    I don't know if it is because I'm checking more or there is more out there but it seems to me lately there are a ton of redirects to merchants and even framed merchants sites out there and some of those redirects are being done by at least one abw'er!!!

    Makes me so MAAADDDD!!!! I'm might have to join the ranks and start doing metarefreshes!!!!!
    Suz~~GearGirl~~

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    It's even worse when the merchants are the ones who own the sites doing it.

    Reminds me of somone I knew who was raised in a large family where when all the kids went to work they had to keep their cash on their persons. If they left their money in their purses or pants pockets their mother would get into them and steal their money.

    They called her "Light-Fingered Lucy."

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    danay - your not to late to get a name.

    Haiko extended the thread until midnight tonight for every one.

    Go back to the other thread and get your name.

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