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I'm dying to see what happens with my first audit...and if they pay the extra 10% they promised.
Have you checked other forums about publishers being dropped and charged by Chitika with fraudulent activity. Though I own an active and growing website, I'm not really involved with all this webmaster stuff so I'm confused about what is going on. How can so many people be committing "fraud?"
As far as I am concerned let them go out of business. They had a great looking product but I did not care for the way they ran their program, not enough transparency and too much bad press. I won't do business with cheats or people that seem sneaky.
I heard a lot of folks have been banned the last 2 days. I thought Chitika were just filtering out dodgy clicks?
It's easier for me to believe that Chitika is growing rapidly since companies like eBay and Amazon continue to associate with it than to believe "Chitika Is Fraud!" because "Banned without reason. I think bcos of big amount" as two forum posts somewhere state.
Could it be that everyone droped them after last months payment issues?
I do not use them, but I have been considering them and was hoping to get some feedback.
Nice, but I'm sure thousands of publishers would rather they gave priority to processing payments, than a cosmetic stat upgrade.
I think the reason there isn't a lot of chatter in this thread is because people have pulled so much of their Chitika inventory off of their sites, they don't have enough riding on them anymore to be concerned.
Out of disrespect, I am only showing Chitika ads to poorly targeted traffic. It's not like the CTR can get any lower or anything... they can kiss my ass for the crap they've pulled since I signed up with them.
I don't care if it is BETA - common professional courtesy still applies.
Chitika added a date feature to the stats. You can now view by week, current month, last month, or custom. Neat!
I for one am very glad for this new feature. Besides, it gives me more hope that they're still working and viable because there have been a lot of naysayers.
Chitika should have gotten the auditing thingy worked out before accepting associates. And they should communicate much better each of us. I'll be livid if I take a 30-70% cut in revenue as many publishers have. The wild cuts left a bad taste in the mouths of many resulting in lots of bad PR, etc.
I haven't been audited yet so I'm reserving judgement especially after the Dec. audits. If there are no drastic cuts I will stay with them. I do hope they succeed because their ads work well on my site. Besides, I like the ads. They are interesting and innovative.