Msg#: 4347184 posted 5:55 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks, could you provide me with a somehow more defined user/clicker experience. Do you mean that among other stuffs they force feed their browser bar to anyone clicking any link in expecting purchasing a product that I recommend? I cannot tell as I did not yet set anything with LS
Msg#: 4347184 posted 7:09 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think RF is referring to affiliate parasites [webmasterworld.com]. They are toolbars and other software that rewrite affiliate codes in browser cookies to insert their own ID, thus stealing your affiliate income.
Many years ago one of the big affiliate companies held a contest to award cash to the affiliate who earned the most. The first prize winner was disqualified because, as I recall, they were parasites. The second place winner was also disqualified and as I recall, so was third place winnner. At around this point they decided to call off the contest. I believe the thread discussing this was in the Supporters Forum, around 2005 or maybe earlier.