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All I need is the name of the engines you find in your click logs. Let's see how 7search stacks up against the other 2nd tiers, with regards to ptr traffic?
With regards to cws, Most All ptr sites have it banned,rofl, EVEN PTR Won't allow cws, lol, not sure you do yourselves any great service boasting of good traffic' from them, but that's your biz, I'm Mainly concerned about your Primary Source of traffic, which I'd like to see some posts on.
7search, for the past 3 Years, has Allways been highly reccomended as a Feed for the bottom feeders in their forum, aka getpaidforum, so I would think you've done very well off of their Paid Click Traffic from ptr sites?
Now of course, this is perfectly Fine, if you Inform Your Advertisers Where that traffic is Coming from?
For reference purposes, this is how you find out whether or not a site is related to coolwebsearch: you click a link and you track where the redirections go. If it goes through the CWS ip, which is currently 22.214.171.124, or the domain coolwebsearch.com then it's CWS, otherwise, it is not.
There are dozens of hijacker outlets out there, and they all seem to be called "CoolWebSearch" - it's a catchy name I guess. If ever the name Yahoo and Google gets tied to some spyware or hijackware, this will be clearer to those that post false reports and those that read them. Just think how CoolGoogleWare or CoolYahooWare would appeal to people. It's the same situation - when it happens the issue will be clearer.
Additional info from the coolwebsearch.com website:
You will be shocked to find out that 95% of all so called "CWS hijacks" have NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with Coolwebsearch. These people have never worked with us, and never will. We have never condoned the use of "hijacks" or "exploits". Unfortunately, due to carefully orchestrated framing and smear campaigns of unethical competitors, who even to this day are distributing spyware and calling them "CWS hijacks", our good name has been severely damaged.
The 7Search Fraud Prevention department attempted to verify, to the best of its ability, that this information is correct. If any of the sub-affiliates of 7Search's direct affiliates are found to be Paid-To-Read or Automated - they are immediately blocked from the 7Search network and the advertisers are credited back for all low quality traffic. 7Search does not tolerate Paid-To-Read (PTR) traffic. We are exceptional at detecting and blocking it. Many of our larger affiliates (some of them other 2nd tier search engines) do send incentivized traffic, and when 7Search detects it, we ask them to block it from reaching 7Search listings.
Regarding questions about Enchance or GoClick. 7Search does show some results from Enchance on its own results pages, but these results are not propagated through our affiliate network. 7Search does not currently carry any results directly from GoClick.
So if they are capable of such why are they not directly with you? Why do you these elite SEO's go through another company? Why do they not work directly with google and overture? Indeed would any self respecting SEO do work with Coolwebsearch?
"While it is possible that some could be using an unethical method of generating traffic through CoolWebs or Umax, as soon as 7Search determines that some unethical tactic is being used to generate traffic (spyware, hijackware, etc), they are blocked from the 7Search network and 7Search partners are notified so that they can be removed them from their (coolwebsearch, umax) whole network as well."
Do a search for coolwebsearch on 7search, and see what comes up. Your advertisers saying remove this spyware. Its not just possible that they are using some methods, it is highly likely. Indeed im sure everyone here has been hijacked by them at one point. I know I was when I created this post, how else would I know you are working with them? Think I go there by choice?
Also call me suspicious, but I do not simple believe a word of what Coolwebsearch say on their website. They are known browser hijackers. Period. Or did my browser just decide it loved the page so much that it wanted to keep going there?
They can deny it and say they are victims but I doubt anyone will believe them. I know Ill learn russian so I can join their forums and ask them their side of the story.
"The 7Search Fraud Prevention department attempted to verify, to the best of its ability, that this information is correct. If any of the sub-affiliates of 7Search's direct affiliates are found to be Paid-To-Read or Automated - they are immediately blocked from the 7Search network and the advertisers are credited back for all low quality traffic. 7Search does not tolerate Paid-To-Read (PTR) traffic. We are exceptional at detecting and blocking it. Many of our larger affiliates (some of them other 2nd tier search engines) do send incentivized traffic, and when 7Search detects it, we ask them to block it from reaching 7Search listings. "
This has nothing to do with PTR, please stay on subject we are talking about browser hijacking.
Ill give 7search credit for producing good ROI but spyware is spyware. Its not exactly ethical now is it? Would the 7search team enjoy having their home pages fixed to a location? I dont think the victims of coolwebsearch do. But they are inoccent, they say so on their page right?
Maybe I am 100% wrong but I need some more convincing.