Posts Tagged ‘fraud’

To All Affiliates: Stop The Spam

Okay, take a look-


This is what I saw when I logged into my Facebook news stream twenty minutes ago. An advertiser/affiliate spamming Facebook users with a trojan horse script.

I realize that the majority of affiliates do not participate in malicious behavior when promoting offers. On the other hand, there is a bad bunch of affiliates out there, with way to much time on their hands, making lame attempts at trying to spam consumers throughout the web, trying to convert their product.

This behavior really is hurting the industry as a whole, from advertisers, to networks, to affiliates, it effects everyone.

So, the next time you email your overseas programmer to create a script that spams blogs, Facebook, Twitter, whatever…, STOP.

Instead, take a walk outside, enjoy the beautiful June weather and only promote offers through the channels advertisers allow.


06 2009