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    MySpace - looking for clarification
    Do networks like CJ and the rest of them allow clicks from MySpace accounts? I can't seem to get a straight answer. Some networks say no, but privately allow it, others have no policy.

    I don't want to lose my earnings. Anyone know who allows what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClickChick
    Do networks like CJ and the rest of them allow clicks from MySpace accounts? I can't seem to get a straight answer. Some networks say no, but privately allow it, others have no policy.

    I don't want to lose my earnings. Anyone know who allows what?
    Our SAS account has several affiliates who use MySpace to market our products. All have received payment with no issues to my knowledge. I don't think our CJ account has any active MySpacer's so you may want to email the network.

    Good luck selling.

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    I've never seen anything from CJ prohibiting it. But, sometimes they change their TOS without notice, so best to just read the terms for yourself to be sure.
    Except for Linkshare, most networks have terms which are pretty easy to understand (as far as legal documents go) and SAS even has a "plain-English" version, as I recall.
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    Even if the networks allow it, MySpace doesn't. So be careful...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINDsprinter
    Even if the networks allow it, MySpace doesn't. So be careful...
    Not true..
    I get 5-10 myspace aff. applications everyday.

    They are not really addressing it yet

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    Even if they aren't addressing it yet, just be aware...relying on a revenue stream that is against the TOS is never a great idea.
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    I get CJ MySpace affiliate applications daily. As a merchant we do not allow them, but it doesn't stop apps.

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    I wouldn't put ads on MySpace -- there are too many already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maim133
    I get CJ MySpace affiliate applications daily. As a merchant we do not allow them, but it doesn't stop apps.
    what industry are you in?

    I doubt that myspace aff will create any sales, etc but might send you a click or two.

    Have not seen any creative bloggers on myspace yet as I am sure that it will generate something

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    I am in the consumer electronics, jewelry, apparel, home and garden, ect.. industries. We do not approve them based on brand equity issues.

    We are always looking to increase EPC, so I don't see the myspace random traffic as being worth the trade off for brand equity, especially for the low conversion it is likely to bring. Overall it is just a policy I walked into though.

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    Even if MySpace hasn't cracked down yet, it is against thier T&C...I got email from MaxBounty today that they are now working in conjuction with myspace to detect those affiliates and they run the risk of losing their affiliate accounts and earnings if they put aff links on myspace.
    Pretty sure it was MaxBounty...would have to check emails, but the point is myspace is fixing to clean it up it looks like.

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    I just received Allan Gardyne's newsletter this morning and it had this to say
    about MySpace:
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    If you're marketing on MySpace, or intend to, please make sure
    to read the MySpace rules. If you haven't, you'll probably be
    surprised.

    Until this week, I hadn't read the rules because marketing on
    MySpace had always been one of those things I was going to try
    "one day".

    Here's the crunch. MySpace says "commercial endeavors" are not
    allowed. Affiliate links are not allowed.

    Here's what the rules, updated on October 25, say:

    "Non-commercial Use by Members. The MySpace Services are for the
    personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection
    with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically
    endorsed or approved by MySpace.com. Illegal and/or unauthorized
    use of the MySpace Services, including collecting usernames
    and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means
    for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized
    framing of or linking to the MySpace Website is prohibited.
    Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of
    solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice
    and may result in termination of Membership privileges.
    Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or
    unauthorized use of the MySpace Services."

    You can read the rest of the rules here...

    http://www.myspace.com/Modules/Commo...onditions.aspx

    So if you're going to do anything on MySpace, you'll need to be
    VERY subtle. Otherwise, you risk losing your MySpace account.

    However, it's not only the MySpace rules you have to watch out
    for - it's affiliate network rules, too.

    At least one affiliate network has recently changed its rules.

    Steven Sauve of MaxBounty told affiliates this week that
    MaxBounty has changed its affiliate terms "to prohibit
    advertising of any type" through MySpace accounts.

    MySpace was in talks with MaxBounty before this decision, so
    don't be surprised if MySpace is putting pressure on other
    affiliate networks, too.

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