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Old 12-06-2009, 12:38 AM
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Default Legal? - is that what people are doing?

Ok. Been loading up loads of different tests. Without luck until now. Frustrating that ads are not approved during weekends, and only during US work hours.

Anyway - after thinking about how best to use PPV, it seems quite easy to target large online shops (fx amazon.com). Bid exactly on their shopping basket - just before people press "buy" - and pop-up their own page.

To my understanding it's last cookie counts, and a pop-up on the order page will overwrite existing cookies - and you will get credit for the sale.

Is this strategy legit?
What does affiliate networks feel about it?
How does PPV networks feel about it?
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by thomasma1 View Post
Ok. Been loading up loads of different tests. Without luck until now. Frustrating that ads are not approved during weekends, and only during US work hours.

Anyway - after thinking about how best to use PPV, it seems quite easy to target large online shops (fx amazon.com). Bid exactly on their shopping basket - just before people press "buy" - and pop-up their own page.

To my understanding it's last cookie counts, and a pop-up on the order page will overwrite existing cookies - and you will get credit for the sale.

Is this strategy legit?
What does affiliate networks feel about it?
How does PPV networks feel about it?
You can do it and it will probably work (called cookie stuffing). But I wouldn't suggest trying to build your business around it. Networks usually find out eventually and can reverse commission as they see fit.

I compare it to the boss who makes his employee do all the work, then they take the final product and get all the credit as if they did it. Legal, sure. Ethical, not so much.

Dangerous waters...
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:31 PM
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Fairly close to "the dark side" i suppose.
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Definitely don't try cookie stuffing on Amazon, they will find you in no time. You may have better luck with smaller shops, but this isn't a method I use myself.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:23 PM
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That is pretty much what cpv traffic is doing. It's hijacking leads and sales. Yes it's legal but it's also a grey area. But isn't all online advertising a grey area?
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