Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Outsourced Program Manager Angel Djambazov's Avatar
    Join Date
    November 8th, 2005
    Posts
    1,019
    Software Profit giving Affiliate Marketing a bad name
    Found this interesting blog by Mark Naples about Software Profit and their affiliate program which touts the following message:

    “Software Profit affiliate program deals with security and privacy software which sells on any type of traffic. Users are scared to death by internet threats and parasites and buy antiparasite, antispy and utility software in panic."

    Check out the blog here:
    http://blogs.mediapost.com/spin/naples/?p=143
    Angel Djambazov
    Managing Edtior ReveNews
    OPM for Keen Shoes and Graphicly.com

  2. #2
    Outsourced Program Manager Angel Djambazov's Avatar
    Join Date
    November 8th, 2005
    Posts
    1,019
    FYI the product they are pushing is WinFixer
    Angel Djambazov
    Managing Edtior ReveNews
    OPM for Keen Shoes and Graphicly.com

  3. #3
    Defender of Truth, Justice and the Affiliate Way
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    The Swamp
    Posts
    7,503
    Their behavior marketing network: ads2desk (dot) com. They claim 20 million base. Let's follow the consumer through the purchase cycle. Took a whole 3 seconds to make that connection. They also go under the name of Innovative Marketing, Inc so beware if you see that name.

    I also found several affiliate sites connected to them. Lots of Performics links on these sites, but some others that I KNOW won't find these guys acceptable as affiliates. Contacting the appropriate folks on that one.

    I think the scariest thing however is that they seem to also have some type of Internet payment processing site. Although the main menu navigation isn't even hyperlinked. Who knows that is going on with that one. Could be some kind of front for collecting credit card/banking info since the front page is just places to put in your credit card numbers or checking account info to search for transactions with them or their 'affiliates.' The page isn't even on a SSL page. But then many of their 'computer protection' software purchase pages aren't hosted on SSL pages either.

  4. #4
    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    St Clair Shores MI.
    Posts
    17,328
    Thumbs down
    The affiliate sewer dwellers and their privacy info and pilfered CC peddling partners devise these schemes. This is a well connected cybercriminal ring operating for years.


    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/win...com?safesearch

    WinAntivirus.com and billingnow.com are the one and the same. And there's so much more. They also connected with:

    zendmedia.com
    billinginfo.com
    popupguard.com
    buysmarter.com
    gito.com
    mp3bundle.com
    gotoo.com
    ownbox.com
    freeavgtrial.com
    spyaxe
    symantic.com (common misspelling)

    [DOMAIN whois information on SYMANTIC.COM ]
    [Query Origin: Main Whois Query ]
    Domain Name: SYMANTIC.COM
    Registrar: ENOM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois.enom.com
    Referral URL: http: //www.enom.com
    Name Server[with whois ip]: PENDULUM.MAXIM.NET 216.65.0.162
    Name Server[with whois ip]: NS.NNW.NET 216.65.41.159
    Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
    Updated Date: 22-oct-2003
    Creation Date: 20-nov-2000
    Expiration Date: 20-nov-2004
    [whois.enom.com]

    Registration Service Provided By:
    Contact: polto@ukr.net
    Visit:

    Domain name: symantic.com

    Administrative Contact:

    Mahmoud Nadim (polto@ukr.net)
    +880.28612238
    Fax:
    P.O. Box No. 206
    Dhaka, 21014
    BD

    Billing Contact:

    Mahmoud Nadim (polto@ukr.net)
    +880.28612238
    Fax:
    P.O. Box No. 206
    Dhaka, 21014
    BD

    The domain itself redirects to http: //www.gotoo.com/treasure/Sym.html. However, it looks like the real product belongs to http: //www.winantivirus.com/.

    whois -h whois.geektools.com winantivirus.com ...
    GeekTools Whois Proxy v5.0.3 Ready.
    Results:
    Registrant:
    WinAntiVirus
    P.O. Box 3
    Kiev, NA 04114
    UA

    Domain name: WINANTIVIRUS.COM
    Administrative Contact:
    Hostmaster, WinAntiVirus hostmaster@winantivirus.com
    P.O. Box 3
    Kiev, NA 04114
    UA
    +380 44 496 04 59 Fax: +380 44 496 04 59

    Common culpret duping consumers is the site freedownloadscenter.com who hooks you up with hidden WhenU and bargainbuddy BHO's

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/fre...com?safesearch

    These homos call it market penetration
    Ads2Desk not only collects and analyzes visitor history and audience behavior from banner ads, emails, website or customer database as a whole but delivers customized content (email, images, web pages or banner ads) based on the analytic results based on audience behavior it real time!.

    Agencies looking at new online strategies are increasingly embracing behavioral marketing. Behavioral marketing encompasses a refined approach to Internet advertising, one that treats the Internet consumer as an individual, not as part of a mass demographic. Ads2Desk integrates the most powerful advertisement network. Comprised of important advertisers with the purpose of displaying their advertisements to web users around the world, based on individualistic internet-browsing behavior.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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

  5. #5
    Analytics Dude Kevin's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    5,904
    I've become a big fan of SiteAdvisor for reasons just such as this...
    Kevin Webster
    twitter: levelanalytics

    Kayak Fishing
    Web Analytics and Affiliate Marketing

  6. #6
    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    St Clair Shores MI.
    Posts
    17,328
    Things are only getting worse by allowing S/W download affiliates to run wild throughout the networks.

    The Deadly Duo: Spam and Viruses, February 2006
    e-mail spammers and the Adware./Spyware perps are going overboard now...
    http://www.clickz.com/stats/sectors/...le.php/3592386
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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

  7. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: July 25th, 2012, 12:00 PM
  2. Bad Media attention for affiliate marketing
    By rmander1 in forum Midnight Cafe'
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 23rd, 2011, 11:47 AM
  3. How to do affiliate marketing of software
    By sukhdeepak in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 18th, 2008, 05:15 AM
  4. Affiliate Marketing - Old Guy Giving It A GO...
    By arky-yeehaw in forum Virtual Family and Off-Topic
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: June 20th, 2007, 07:55 AM
  5. Hi, I'm Tony from Software Profit
    By softwareprofit in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 18th, 2005, 01:24 AM

Posting Permissions

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