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    Attn: AMs, OPMs, Merchants
    This is what happens when I'm in a bad mood and run across spammers.

    For those (insert appropriate subject title) who don't value spammers as a part of your overall strategy, you may want to check your affiliates for redtagdeals.com.

    Funny thing is when I put their domain into Google in a couple of varying searches, ABW actually came up where someone, coincidentally with the same name of "Mark" associated with the spam I've seen elsewhere, posted a spam message. And it's still live.

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=72440

    So, there you go, at least I'm not making it up. However the link on ABW has an id attached, the spam I've seen doesn't. But when someone makes their first post on a web dev forum, talking about 'online tax preparation services", linking directly to a page on that site (/tax_preparation_online-coupons -- with no ID's, redirects or anything) then I'm not that stupid to realize it's spam.

    (I listed 24 CJ merchants before I decided against listing each and every one on the site. Over a dozen LS merchants, and a couple of Performics merchants). So I'll not do that since it would take a while.

    Linkshare Merchants

    Aff ID: URdNOyPEaPI

    Commission Junction Merchants

    Aff ID/PID: 1167113

    Performics Mechants

    PubID: 21000000000048637

    Other
    Amazon (I assume tag2?) - qid=1170461185&tag2=youritconsultipa

    No Clue
    Nutrisystem - entk.net/a/5734/b/2744/c/3800/d/1/e/12567/q/47246

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    When you see spam posts on ABW, report them using the little red triangle and they will be removed. The links in the post you referenced above have now been removed.
    Deborah Carney
    TeamLoxly.com BookGoodies.com ABCsPlus.com

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    Roll Tide mobilebadboy's Avatar
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    I typically do, I was just on another mission and grabbed the link.

    And it's red and white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobilebadboy
    And it's red and white.
    (I fixed the typo before you replied, lol....)
    Deborah Carney
    TeamLoxly.com BookGoodies.com ABCsPlus.com

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Fact the facts folks.... the 2nd and 3rd tier coupon and deal sites exactly parallel the class and ethics of the same level of search engines and PPCSE's. Spam is the name of that game as they reach out to grab potential shoppers by the short hairs for cookie insertion.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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