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  1. #1
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    Who the heck is [removed]?
    Hey guys, I'm relatively new to the forum but I constantly come here for guidance. The feedback in this forum is quite valuable and a must have for any serious affiliate marketer.

    I have a question about this really bizarre site that I came across. It's setup like an coupon or incentive based website with several merchants, but none of the links contain affiliate code. How the heck does a site like that generate any revenue without affiliate code? What's going on here? Check it out at [removed].
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    It's not an affiliate site so I hope nobody mind our comments.

    I've a hard time to understand what's behind. Either he's dumb or quite clever. All the links are direct (or seem direct).
    We can find all the classic merchants with an affiliate program and I don't see redirects or hidden code all the links are straight to the merchant.
    The bottom line is how can do you make money doing that. Maybe it's just a bait thinking the SEs will rank better a site without affiliate links before to switch back the links.
    I don't like to see my information line on Exploxer blinking like that, so there's someting not kosher somewhere in the code.
    The site is brand new, one month old but he was able to get a spike of traffic the first few days online.
    IMHO, it's an experimental project for somebody.

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    The only one I checked - PrintPal - was a valid BeFree link

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    I just ran my mouse over several links and saw the Linkshare url at the bottom of my browser.
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    Lisa - I just ran my mouse over several links and saw the Linkshare url at the bottom of my browser.
    It shows we are far to see the same website even with the same browser. I don't see any affiliate links. I had a look in the code and I don't any there either.

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    A Real *and* Darn Cool Member! lstolze's Avatar
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    If it helps, I went to the Beauty section and then clicked on MenScience. If you run your mouse over the list of links for Menscience, you will see the linksynergy urls at the bottom of your browser....well, you should, anyway. I didn't check beyond those though.
    ~Lisa - Brilliant Mastermind, or Nut? You decide!

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    I can't go the the beauty section:
    I've "Error performing query: Table 'coup16.Coupons' doesn't exist"

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    Since this is an affiliate site, I'm removing the name and all links.
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