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CJ reversed my commissions

10:12 pm on Apr 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I have a single topic niche site....and have been a CJ affiliate for almost 8 years.

A few days ago, this advertiser reversed my commissions.

I think the reason they did this was because I created a website 1 week ago (and they somehow found out about it) with the advertiser's brand name in the URL.

Nothing spammy, just trying to promote their coupons and discounts.

I just called CJ and am trying to get them to give me back my commissions and re-instate me into the program, based upon nothing but the goodwill that I have created (I made CJ a ton of money back in the day) over the years.

Have any of you guys gone through something like this?

I looked at the advertiser's TOS and have not seen anything about "penalties for violating the rules".

Have you guys heard of anyone suing the advertiser or CJ to get the commissions returned?

Two of my family members are prominent attorneys in LA (one who is sitting right next to me as I write this post) and he advised I go online and ask around to see if anyone can give me advice.

9:13 pm on Apr 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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did you break their rules? not sure, but sounds like you did, and you're hoping their TOS lacking details of the "penalties for violating the rules" will save you?

if so, know that your family lawyers were trying to distance themselves from taking your "case", imo. tells you where you stand...
12:34 am on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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my case was different, it's with a hotel site. they cancelled my account because my leads were not converting. now, it's my problem if the leads won't push with their bookings. they should have hired me to be their marketing support to follow the leads.

[edited by: eljefe3 at 6:39 am (utc) on May 16, 2012]

7:00 am on May 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Baseballguy, I'm sure it's because you broke the T & C's of the website by using their name in the URL. Now that it's been almost a month, what did CJ and the program tell you as I'm sure you asked, correct?

rblagahit- was this hotel program paying you for leads? That's unusual as most programs only pay out for actual bookings. Send your traffic to another program and get paid for actual bookings.