Parasite Alert: LinksAdor / GimmeBargains Adware

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Both affiliates and merchants should be aware of this contextual adware application which is already acting as an affiliate in multiple affiliate programs. Here’s a screenshot of their information from Commission Junction (taken off their today’s application into an affiliate program): Why should you be concerned? Well, they are not exactly a “Virtual Mall” as Read More …

Parasite Alert: DirectCPV / LoudMo Contextual Adware

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Yesterday an important information has been posted by Kellie Stevens of Affiliate Fair Play in the 5StarAffiliatePrograms’ forum. Her alert is about a fairly newly created contextual adware that operates according to a model similar to Zango, Clicksor, or MediaTraffic. As an advertiser, you may buy traffic on DirectCPV.com which will be driven to you Read More …

Programs on Multiple Networks: Parasites Hurt All

Posted on10 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management, General Discussion, Online Marketing, Thoughts for Affiliates

Earlier this morning I published an article on Econsultancy.com where I talked about the problem of parasitism in affiliate marketing, and channel cannibalization, and how it should not be viewed as a problem for affiliate marketers only, but be tackled on a much wider scale. As I was adding more affected merchants to the comments Read More …