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2:38 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Due to Amazon dropping its affiliate program in CT and other states
I am ready to try LinkShare
Any horror stories about it?
thanks
2:57 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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as an aff, you should be aware of the toolbars and other type of traffic that LS welcomes, that can affect your success (i'm assuming you'll actually be referring new visitors).
5:55 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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
6:13 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Following on topic:
Just set a test with a deep-link as I only link to very specific items and not to a store as the whole store.

I had a very clean result, direct to the product, without any mktg or other gimmicks
7:09 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.
12:49 pm on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, but how do I find if they work with "parasites"?
Further how could I figure those that are the "non-users"
1:30 pm on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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if they're at LS, they probably love toolbars and loyaltyware.
5:36 pm on Sept 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Link sharing sometimes could be penalized by google. This is a method of one kinds balckhat.
So be careful about link sharing or buying links from another. Its called FFA.
 

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