| 4:56 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
You don't really have a right to make them stop linking to you, but you do have a right to cancel thier affiliate status as long as you have a decent TOS.
By the way, how are they linking to you and what affiliate company or software are you using? You could always somehow edit your script to redirect thier visitors somewhere else instead of to your site. I believe you can also use .htaccess and mod rewrite to stop him from sending people with his site.
| 7:08 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
The affiliate system is just an extension of our store. Instead of writing [mystore.com...] they write [mystore.com...]
This is why they knock my own urls out of google sometimes as they are almost identical and obviously have the same content. I dont really understand why google crawls the affiliate links and indexes them.
Anyway, the affiliate agreement stated that either side could cancel at any time. Whats really bugging me is the incessant phone calls claiming we owe them a stack of money. I can show that they have made 6 sales until the date I gave notice that I was breaking the deal. I dont see how they can argue with this. I have now turned off their affiliate link, but their links still do go to my site, they just dont show as being generated by them any more. So no doubt, because the links still go to my site, they will soon claim I owe them even more money. I dont know of a way to stop the links from working at all.
I'm really suprised that I dont have a right to stop them linking to my site so agressively to be honest. I would have thought I could do something about it.
| 7:10 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|I believe you can also use .htaccess and mod rewrite to stop him from sending people with his site. |
I'd be interested to hear more about this. This could solve at least part of the problem.
| 8:02 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Having looked it up, I get the impression that htaccess is for unix only. Is there a windows equivalent?
| 9:25 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
htaccess works for apache on all plattforms imho.
| 2:24 am on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Do a search on google for IIS ReWrite or ISAPI ReWrite
| 10:56 am on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I've sorted the problem using this bit of code:
if Request.servervariables("HTTP_REFERER") ="http://www.spam.com" then
Very pleased to have ended that. Although, I'm sure it wont stop them calling. I'm thinking of redirecting to something other than their own site, like a page saying 'sorry but this site is linking to us without our permission'.
| 12:20 pm on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Or perhaps redirecting them to google's spam report - bwahahahahaha!