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How to avoid fake Maxbounty offers?

Discussion in 'Newbie Helpdesk' started by Andre Loureiro, May 9, 2019.

  1. Andre Loureiro

    Andre Loureiro Affiliate affiliate

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    Hello there guys,

    it's been sometime since I last experimented with marketing CPA offers

    now I am doing it again

    My concern here: I chose a maxbounty sweepstake offer (US geotargeted). Comission details read--> email submit:$1.80 per lead

    Before spending on traffic I asked a friend from Phoenix, Arizona to sign up for it to see if it really worked.

    He told me he submitted his email and then was asked a lot of questions on his health and credit conditions. Then again got redirected to other surveys and some credit card offers. Also got a confirmation email which he promptly confirmed and was again redirected to more questions and offers until he finally gave up.

    In the end, the offer got his email and I got no comission. Why was it?
    Is maxbounty for real?

    I see so many testimonials of people making money there. is it really possible?is it a matter of luck regarding findind an offer with real payout?

    all the best
     
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  3. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    Was the offer accounted for (attributed to your account) by a cookie requirement?
     
  4. Andre Loureiro

    Andre Loureiro Affiliate affiliate

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    Hmm I dont know for sure.... That's a good question

    I just gave the link and he proceeded to test from his desktop .. windows 10 , chrome used
     
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  5. Andre Loureiro

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    It gave me an idea... Maybe it would be better to direct people to a landing page that somehow rnsure that cookie's are working fine
     
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  6. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    not good for seo
    HTML:
    <head>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="..{path}/_nameMe.js"></script>
    </head>
    url?model=name is the url to put this on
    change 'model' to anything appropriate
    = to your value
    Bascially the code to use for tracking.

    campid=23456
    {campaign ID}={your campaign id} or something of that nature
    this script works like this:
    a person loads this page and a cookie is set and they are redirected to the REAL url if the cookie is retrieved. set and fetch ... playing 'catch' idea
    Code:
    function getQueryString() {
      var args = new Object();
      var query = location.search.substring(1);
      var pairs = query.split("&");
      var counter = 0;
      for(var i = 0; i < pairs.length; i++) {
        var pos = pairs[i].indexOf('=');
        if (pos == -1) continue;
        var argname = pairs[i].substring(0,pos);
        var value = pairs[i].substring(pos+1);
        if (!args[argname]) {
          args[argname] = unescape(value);
        }
        else {
          args[argname] += ("&" + argname + "=" + unescape(value));
        }
      }
     
      return args; // Return the Object
    }
    
    var oQS = getQueryString();
    var mof= oQS['model'];
          var futdate = new Date()        //Get the current time and date
          var expdate = futdate.getTime()  //Get the milliseconds since Jan 1, 1970
          expdate += 3600*24*13*1000  //expires in 1 hour(milliseconds)
          futdate.setTime(expdate)
          var newCookie="model=yes; path=/;domain=.your.com;"    //Set the new cookie values up
          newCookie += " expires=" + futdate.toGMTString()
          window.document.cookie=newCookie
    if(document.cookie.indexOf("model=") == -1) {
        alert("Cookies are required to (message).");}
    else {
        parent.location.href = "https://your_URL_code_here"; }
    This will trap a lot of (unsophisticated) bot traffic also.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
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  7. Andre Loureiro

    Andre Loureiro Affiliate affiliate

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    Awesome man

    That's what I needed !

    Thanks a lot!
     
  8. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    remember -- no good for SEO (now) that script made bank years ago. Make sure that you test it on modern browsers << warning stopped using it 3 years ago
    the script should still work?
     
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    tyoussef

    tyoussef Moderator moderator Certified Vendor Service Manager affiliate

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    I think that has to do with the advertiser @Graybeard or the cpa network.
    but i don't think the cpa network will scam you.
     
  10. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    This is the problem were there are many fingers in the pot.
    $curl -ILv "the offer's URL" with your link you will see
    $ curl -ILv " h ttps://google.com"
    < HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    < Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 17:50:34 GMT
    Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 17:50:34 GMT
    < Expires: -1
    Expires: -1
    < Cache-Control: private, max-age=0
    Cache-Control: private, max-age=0
    < Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
    < P3P: CP="This is not a P3P policy! See g.co/p3phelp for more info."
    P3P: CP="This is not a P3P policy! See g.co/p3phelp for more info."
    < Server: gws
    Server: gws
    < X-XSS-Protection: 0
    X-XSS-Protection: 0
    < X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
    X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
    < Set-Cookie: 1P_JAR=2019-05-10-17; expires=Sun, 09-Jun-2019 17:50:34 GMT; path=/; domain=.google.com
    Set-Cookie: 1P_JAR=2019-05-10-17; expires=Sun, 09-Jun-2019 17:50:34 GMT; path=/; domain=.google.com
    < Set-Cookie: NID=183=HHKCML1aRU6TSy6IzQ9ePHfAOO6rw25LMciBI3sW7UHaP43mWBe8eaE3iYVthdX8HTD3FLszPchdTqdZuWALgm2tWklYF7oTv3fkXJBt7iH80ot4DoA8oZYL0BlsQ7LBUM50f6lJDJXLttMN6GmRbdyjjHDqI-r13TuhIoMVt3o; expires=Sat, 09-Nov-2019 17:50:34 GMT; path=/; domain=.google.com; HttpOnly
    Set-Cookie: NID=183=HHKCML1aRU6TSy6IzQ9ePHfAOO6rw25LMciBI3sW7UHaP43mWBe8eaE3iYVthdX8HTD3FLszPchdTqdZuWALgm2tWklYF7oTv3fkXJBt7iH80ot4DoA8oZYL0BlsQ7LBUM50f6lJDJXLttMN6GmRbdyjjHDqI-r13TuhIoMVt3o; expires=Sat, 09-Nov-2019 17:50:34 GMT; path=/; domain=.google.com; HttpOnly

    < Transfer-Encoding: chunked
    Transfer-Encoding: chunked
    < Alt-Svc: quic=":443"; ma=2592000; v="46,44,43,39"
    Alt-Svc: quic=":443"; ma=2592000; v="46,44,43,39"
    < Accept-Ranges: none
    Accept-Ranges: none
    < Vary: Accept-Encoding
    Vary: Accept-Encoding
     
  11. AjitWayne

    AjitWayne Affiliate affiliate

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    Well, everything bounced high over my head. I didn't understand a single thing. Does that matter a lot??
     
  12. Daceyank

    Daceyank Affiliate affiliate

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    You probably got shaved in order that network will get some payouts lately for that but do not pay you. So please keep that in mind, when I tested that I was just fine with getting money for test leads, but that was your bad luck and my good luck. Try not to promote those at all.
     
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    CPAHub

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    I don't think he got shaved on purpose.
    What probably happened is that the offer wasn't active anymore, which means you'll be get redirected to another offer (most of the times).

    A lot of affiliate networks do not always track offer statuses, which means that inactive offers still show as active.

    An affiliate network only earns money if you do too, they won't shave you for a few bucks.
     
  14. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    1. The was no cookie set if required
    2. The affiliate code in the URL ?query was not captured
    3. The SOI/DOI CPA was not posted back to the affiliate network
    4. The offer was still listed after it had expired or had been withdrawn.
    98% it will be one of the above ...
    Verify that the offer (SOI or DOI) is still valid Monday with Maxbounty.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
  15. ganie

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    Dude, i am running sweepstakes(CC Submit and SOI) with maxbounty and got my first payout (4 figure) 2 days back. The sort of testing you done, sending link to a friend, isn't gauging the quality at all. It's called fooling around. I have heard few stories, people sending links to their friends in their targeted GEO for the offer and getting conversions and then when it is found out, their account banned. Steer carefully and try out with actual traffic mate!
    Good Luck.
     
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