Ok! Dumb Ass Question.. Please Answer =)

by rachelle123 4 replies
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What the hell is cookie stuffing? I keep reading about it, although how does it work and why is everyone against it?? (no i don't want to do it, just would like to understand the conversation when it is brought up in threads...lol)

Thanks,
Kim
#main internet marketing discussion forum #answer #dumb #question
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Cookie stuffing or cookie dropping is a Blackhat technique used to generate fraudulent affiliate sales. It involves placing an affiliate tracking cookie on a website visitor's computer without their knowledge, which will then generate revenue for the person doing the cookie stuffing. Income is generated when the affected user visits the target affiliate site and either creates an account or makes a purchase, depending on the terms of the affiliate agreement. This not only generates fraudulent affiliate sales, but also has the potential to overwrite legitimate affiliates' cookies, essentially stealing their legitimately earned commissions.

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    Have a Great Day!
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author rachelle123
    Thanks guys,

    appreciate the explaination!

    Kim
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