Recently started affiliate program (If you've seen it, you know it, but let's not name it since it's against a few WW TOS) has this on their description.
Please note that search marketing is NOT allowed. Affiliates will NOT be paid for sales generated through search engine marketing.
How do they think affiliates get people to their websites? I think they meant to say PPC, but search engine marketing does include SEO or anything where people come from a search engine, which is how most people get their traffic.
What if you have a political site and just happen to get a ton of traffic to it and also get some donations from the site? Is this search engine marketing jsut because it is in the search engines. Wouldn't it be hard to tell where the traffic/donations came from on cj's end besides just having a referrer domain?