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No Cookie Stuffing Allowed!

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by Linda Buquet, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet Affiliate affiliate

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    Cookie Stuffing is one of my pet peaves. Can't believe I've not talked about it much here in the forum. Here's todays 5 Star blog to get some discussion rolling!

    <strong>No Cookie Stuffing Allowed!</strong>
    <a target="_new" href="http://static.flickr.com/48/111552519_aa3fa8f8f0_m.jpg"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/48/111552519_aa3fa8f8f0_m.jpg" alt="cookie monster" align="left" hspace="10" width="200" /></a>
    Cookie stuffing is NOT an acceptable practice and is prohibited by most affiliate programs. The affiliate that generates the END USER ACTION of a REAL CLICK is the affiliate that should get the commission. Rob Wood over at the Jamdo Blog confronts Brandon Hopkins of PayperClickIQ about the not-so-fine art of cookie stuffing. Brandon blogged about the benefits of cookie stuffing saying "many of the worlds best affiliate marketers know this dirty little secret." Rob does a great job of explaining why it's wrong.

    <strong><a target="_new" href="http://jamdo.com/irresponsible-blogging-from-payperclickiq-cookie-stuffing/">Irresponsible Blogging from PayPerClickIQ: Cookie Stuffing</a></strong> "One big problem I had with Brandon?s blog was that he implies that cookie stuffing is some big ?super affiliate secret? and that all the big affiliates do it. Rubbish!

    As somebody who has done fraud work for an affiliate network, I can tell you that the big affiliates HATE cookie stuffers and the biggest affiliates were usually the ones who would alert the network to cookie stuffers so that the network would terminate their membership."

    I've encourage and initiated anti-cookie stuffing TOS for many of the programs I represent and as always believe the rightful affiliate is the only one that should get paid for sales.

    INQUIRING 5 STAR MINDS WANT TO KNOW...

    What do you think about cookie stuffing?
    Have you ever caught other affiliates stuffing cookies and stealing your commission?
    Did you out them?
     
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