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    do these "free stuff" websites generate sales for advertisers?
    We are new to SAS with our lead program that pays for people who are looking for a therapist and who fill out a form asking for a free first visit on our site.

    We have gotten a stream of affiliates who are all basically "free stuff" aggregators.

    Is this normal, and do advertisers find these profitable affiliates to work with?
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    From my experience, people who come to a site looking for something free are looking for "free" not to spend.

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    Free sites also use whatever you download free to download parasites to computers tied in with the free download so they can steal sales from other affiliates.

    I would venture that is the one and only goal of most free sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
    Free sites also use whatever you download free to download parasites to computers tied in with the free download so they can steal sales from other affiliates.

    I would venture that is the one and only goal of most free sites.
    That is a dangerous generalization.
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    To a very big extent the warning about "free" site is absolutely true; it's happened to me. In the past I've gotten hit, and just this week I accidentally clicked on a couple of links to sites and picked up some nasty trojans - spyware/keystroke loggers that could take over the computer. I also stay totally clear of lyrics sites, and I've got a computer now a paperweight that serves as good reason.

    I've got free graphics on line with a LOT of traffic, and even related affiliate stuff makes no money. If they're looking for free, they want free.

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