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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    Thumbs down Now Computer Geeks really messed up!
    Anyone else with Computer Geeks links getting a log-into site security alert? I have a ton of links to this non converting computer discounter and every page on my site brings up a Log-in screen...

    www.geeks.com appears to have the same problem basically rendering all the affiliate sites useless with the 401 error.

    You are not authorized to view this page
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.
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    Please try the following:

    Contact the Web site administrator if you believe you should be able to view this directory or page.
    Click the Refresh button to try again with different credentials.
    HTTP Error 401.1 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.
    Internet Information Services (IIS)

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    Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 401.
    Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled Authentication, Access Control, and About Custom Error Messages.
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    "An Englishman In New York" TJ's Avatar
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    Looks like someone changed the authentication on thier IIS server, I see the exact same thing on my site for every image
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    Seems to be okay now. I just checked a few links and images and everything is working properly. I just added these guys to my site. How well do they convert? Haven't had a sale yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    Seems to be okay now
    Not here or at reporting.net
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    I'm only using their datafeed. Everything seems okay with it. All the links are working and the site looks fine from my point of view. I haven't logged into Reporting.net for this program though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    I'm only using their datafeed. Everything seems okay with it. All the links are working and the site looks fine from my point of view. I haven't logged into Reporting.net for this program though.
    No for me, here is one image from the df....
    Can you see it snib?
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    Hmmm.... if I use the gaurdster anonymous surfing I CAN see the image above..... nice of Geeks to single out SOME customers!
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    Even clicking to this thread now brings up the 401 server lo9gin screen. Every single affiliate site with BF links to Computer Geeks is hosed for any traffic since 6AM.
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    I can see the picture fine, I wonder what's happening.

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    looks like it's fixed now, I can see the image here
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    At 6AM every page on my site which Geeks links was totally inaccessable to shoppers. I checked about 10 other affiliate sites (via Google) and www.geeks.com all were 401 blocked. Not once in the entire history of the Geeks have they posted on any affiliate board. I doubt this snafu will be an exception to their non-communitive rule. Imagine the recourse options when 5000 affiliate sites and the PPCSE players get hosed for traffic for a undetermined amount of hours.
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    So it doesn't sound like this program is worth promoting. Nobody has admitted to earning anything with ComputerGeeks. Maybe we should try to get their AM to respond to this thread. Anybody have their email address?

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    Tiger has always and continues to convert better for me than geeks, but they do have some different stuff.
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    Every Geeks affiliate check your server traffic logs for today. I noticed a traffic page view jump after 10AM when the Geeks discovered their entire site was off limits to all but the system administrator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecomcity
    when the Geeks discovered their entire site was off limits to all but the system administrator.
    and Snib! Perhaps Snib is an insider LOL
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    More bad news for Geeks affiliates. Today all your pages with Geeks banners won't display or time out with broken image errors....

    The page cannot be displayed
    There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.

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    Please try the following:

    Open the www.geeks.com home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
    Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

    Click Search to look for information on the Internet.
    You can also see a list of related sites.

    Even their BeFree interface is screwed. Reporting WILL BE affected during this outage.
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    comes the revolution . . .
    I see that there will be a new computer merchant on SAS fairly soon . . . suppose we can give them some business?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecomcity
    Today all your pages with Geeks banners won't display or time out with broken image errors....
    or datafeed images tsk tsk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    I see that there will be a new computer merchant on SAS fairly soon . . . suppose we can give them some business?
    Any word yet who this new computer merchant on SAS will be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadarCat
    Any word yet who this new computer merchant on SAS will be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Rodriguez
    Coming soon to SAS ...


    Hi, Andy!!

    Are you going to be the Affiliate Manager?

    I hope that their programmers know how to program for other operating systems besides Windows. For example, Unix, Linux, Solaris, Mac, BSD, and Warp.

    I hope that their programmers know how to program for other browsers besides Internet Explorer. For example, Opera, Netscape, Mozilla, FireFox and Enigma.

    I hope that they have or can develop customer loyalty like NewEgg.

    I know that I am hoping for a lot but the Windows monopoly has to be broken.

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