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    What is the meaning of affiliate cookie stuffing?

    Hi dear friends,

    Could you please explain this, affiliate cookie stuffing?

    about its purpose

    the benefits

    and how to add this in pages like squidoo, and blogs...

    thanks in advance
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    When a visitor comes to your web pages and clicks on an affiliate ad, a "cookie" is stored in that visitors web browser cache. If the visitor goes back to the merchants web site the next day and buys something, that cookie is read and you are credited for the sale.

    Cookie "stuffing" is any trick which puts the cookie into the visitors web browser cache without the visitor clicking on an affiliate link.

    There are quite a few ways to do this, but I think that it's best for me to help you stay out of trouble by not telling you. Cookie stuffing can get you banned from affiliate programs and may get you sued or even charged in criminal court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    When a visitor comes to your web pages and clicks on an affiliate ad, a "cookie" is stored in that visitors web browser cache. If the visitor goes back to the merchants web site the next day and buys something, that cookie is read and you are credited for the sale.

    Cookie "stuffing" is any trick which puts the cookie into the visitors web browser cache without the visitor clicking on an affiliate link.

    There are quite a few ways to do this, but I think that it's best for me to help you stay out of trouble by not telling you. Cookie stuffing can get you banned from affiliate programs and may get you sued or even charged in criminal court.
    yeah you are right buddy, I too heard that it may even considered as a criminal offense, but still I could not find a proper answer why it is considering so?

    and one more doubt is how long will be the cookie remains active..till the user clears it ? or upto one or two weeks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendricius View Post
    yeah you are right buddy, I too heard that it may even considered as a criminal offense, but still I could not find a proper answer why it is considering so?
    It allows people to get paid for clicks they didn't earn. That may be illegal.

    Quote Originally Posted by hendricius View Post
    and one more doubt is how long will be the cookie remains active..till the user clears it ? or upto one or two weeks?
    That is defined by the cookie's creator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    It allows people to get paid for clicks they didn't earn. That may be illegal.



    That is defined by the cookie's creator.
    But all these stuff needs the user to sign up in that program to get paid Right? Or is there any other option there to get paid with cookie stuff??

    and could you please tell some of the programs like vox or wp who allows users to post this stuff with blogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendricius View Post
    But all these stuff needs the user to sign up in that program to get paid Right? Or is there any other option there to get paid with cookie stuff??

    and could you please tell some of the programs like vox or wp who allows users to post this stuff with blogs.
    Yes the cookie stuffer will only make money from the actual sales, not just cookies in users computers.

    The easiest way to do cookie stuffing is with an iframe. It's like having a small page load within another page. For more read up on Blackhat SEO - Esrun Cookie stuffing and Cookie Stuffing, Iframe | Blackhat Cookie Stuffing

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    Yes the cookie stuffer will only make money from the actual sales, not just cookies in users computers.

    The easiest way to do cookie stuffing is with an iframe. It's like having a small page load within another page. For more read up on Blackhat SEO - Esrun � Cookie stuffing and Cookie Stuffing, Iframe | Blackhat Cookie Stuffing
    Hi friend thanks for the info. I just tried doing this by placing a cookie image stuff in a hub(hubpages). The image was displayed and it was working well.But when i was checking today the post has been flagged. I think hubs are not supporting these kind of activities..
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    Also, to do that you have to know how to do it properly first. Else your affiliate/CPA account will be terminated straight away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousBiz View Post
    Also, to do that you have to know how to do it properly first. Else your affiliate/CPA account will be terminated straight away.
    yeah..you are very correct..I heard that many people got banned from affiliate programs just because of this cookie stuffing.. any way am gonna give a try this with the help of images..let us wait and see...
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