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    Non-Parasite LinkShare Merchants?
    Is there a list of Non Parasite Linkshare Merchants somewhere.

    I have no problem researching it myself, but I thought if there was
    a list already done, it would save some time.

    Thanks

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    Even those who are strickly non-BHO friendly show up on multiple BHO merchant lists as the BHO operators multiply. 100% of those merchants who do any PPCSE marketing all show up on the worse offender BHO popups too. Times are a changing as the DirectRevenue class action suit now goes to trial and the FTC, FBI, Spitzer and other Attorney Generals follow the money right to the big buck Adwhore operations and their smoke screen network enablers. The panic within the real Merchant's boardrooms is starting to set in as potential perp walks, from employing or monitizing cyber-criminals, becomes the buzz. The big advertisers brands are appearing on too many BHO infestion law suits. Go read Revenews and Ben's site for the tip of the icebergs.
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    Non-Parasite LinkShare Merchants?


    Is this a serious question? There might be one or two, I suppose...

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    Lightbulb scum can target any merchant at any time
    MERCHANTS NEED A CONTRACT WITH afp TO SCAN THEIR SITES ON A REGULAR BASIS

    imo

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    I consider myself a parasite free merchant and would be interested in a program that scans for them. I have been guarding the door by screening all applications but there is no way to know if my active affiliates are parasites. I check those that are making sales versus three different sites and a search here.

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    Thanks everyone. I didn't realize the situation was so bleak.

    I'm trying to find non - CJ merchants whenever possible. Most of the few Linkshare merchants I now promote do indeed track sales. Now that Linkshare has worked most of the quinks out with payment processing I thought I would start adding to my merchant base. But, I hate the thought of losing Even more to the parasites.

    I guess I'll start searching SAS and indy's -- SAS just doesn't have the merchant Quantity yet that covers the areas I want to promote.

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    Chuck,

    Having the Call Toll Free No: 1-800-696-8665 at the top of each page including the check out page is as bad as associating with parasites. If you were to add tracking codes for the 800 number as some merchants have, it would go a long ways toward getting affiliates to promote you more.

    Gene
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    Isn't Sierra Trading Post parasite free? I don't know what types of merchants you are looking for, but I think there are a few.
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