Annoying Redirecting Affiliate Sites
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I was listening to the radio today as I usually do because it helps me get my stuff done. I am getting so annoyed with these affiliate redirecting websites. It is bad enough to have the product advertised by 1 company, but with lots of affiliates running around trying to sell it makes it 100 times WORSE! And now offline advertising seems to be picking up, which means this is only going to get worse, you will start hearing these advertisements on the radio and seeing them on TV eventually. I want to educate all of you before you fall for their crap.
For those of you that don’t know, affiliate marketers known as “affiliates” are paid a commission for each product they sell. Most of these products are crap, in my opinion I would say 98% of it is all worthless.
These redirecting sites usually involve numbers tacked onto a random word because of the lack of .com domains.
The sites that I have been hearing CONSTANTLY in my area are freedom222.com and 11stamps.com. There are more but these are the most frequent and annoying commercials.
11stamps.com is the most obvious because as soon as you type it into your browser it will switch over to stamps.com, but stamps.com will recognize that you typed in 11stamps.com first so it will know which affiliate sent you to the site, so if you buy something the affiliate will make their money.
Freedom222.com works very similar except they suck at hiding their redirect. When you type Freedom222.com in your browser it will redirect to “leadingincome.com/package/tabid/887/Default.aspx?Site=freedom222.com”.
Now as you can see they are an affiliate for leadingincome.com and at the end of the url string is “Site=freedom222.com” which tells leadingincome.com where you came from.
The Reason they bug me so much is because I know exactly what they are doing, and it is like having a bunch of Mary Kay sales women running around door to door every week selling the same products. These affiliates are all pushing the same crap but they try to make the products seem different by using redirecting sites and similar techniques.
Stay away from these redirecting sites now that you know how they work!