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Adf.ly has turned into scam?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by newbie191, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. #1
    I have been making 6-7 $ each months with adfly since last three to four months but this month the earnings are really down. At first I thought it was due to google dance(most of my traffic comes from google) but then I checked my traffic stats and traffic seems to be normal or rather better than previous months. Then I checked my adfly account again I have found something interesting. It seems adfly is counting all the clicks but giving me credit for only 2 % of it.
    In my adfly control panel under "Top 20 Countries" I see about 5000 clicks and around 5-6 $ "Earned" from many different countries. BUT my "Month Earned: " under "January 2012 Report" shows only a few cents which is around two percent of the earnings i see under "Top 20 Countries".
    Should I go for adfly alternatives or there is anything else I can do? Clearly adfly is not paying me for all of my traffic. :(
    SEMrush
     
    newbie191, Jan 6, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. uleesgold

    uleesgold Member

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    This is just an opinion, but why is it worth caring since they don't pay much anyways?

    THEY have to make their money somehow, and they're taking advantage of people who use it by splitting their own affiliate commissions, when you'd make a lot more yourself if you put together your own link shortener (or something which functioned similarly to a link shortener.)

    Linkbee turned into a scam, that's for sure.

    Link shorteners as a way to make money.. not very effective, almost a joke IMO.
     
    uleesgold, Jan 6, 2012 IP
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    ahmustika Peon

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    just join with adf.ly I got first payment in December 2011 $ 9.57 and then payment in January 2012 $ 15.58. almost two times until now I really satisfied with adf.ly. I think our problem now is a lot of people use google chrome, they activated tool "Block adverstising". so they can read our website without ad. one of my blog andik4saham.blogspot have around 12000 visitor/month. in adfly around 1800 visitor/month from many blog. another problem is their skip before 5 second.
    I have many blog one is adfly tutorial andik4adfly.blogspot. anybody can see my payment proof, genius method, essensial adfly, wher to post and so on. for February payment my target is around $ 16. until now I got $ 3.3 for 7 days
     
    ahmustika, Jan 7, 2012 IP
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    newbie191 Notable Member

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    I contacted their support team but the reply I got failed to address my problem. I have removed their code from my site and will no longer promote their links.
     
    newbie191, Jan 7, 2012 IP
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    golfpro1 Peon

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    It's unfortunate that there doesn't seem to be a competitor for Adfly
     
    golfpro1, Jan 8, 2012 IP
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    artariuzLV Peon

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    I got my payment this month, but as i can see, they are paying less, but still decent
     
    artariuzLV, Jan 8, 2012 IP
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    Juxtapo Greenhorn

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    There are lots of good alternatives like adfocus but adfly is the most reliable IMO. They are definitely not a scam. I love them because they started my IM career :)
     
    Juxtapo, Jan 8, 2012 IP
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    bonsly Peon

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    Adf.ly is fine but you shouldn't stick with them forever. Especially with the super low pay per click.
     
    bonsly, Jan 8, 2012 IP
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    artariuzLV Peon

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    Yeah, get your start capital with them and move to more serious business ;) Like i did, get some start finances from adf, and then started real business in zeekrewards. In nowdays with zeekrewards you can make so much and easy money..Feel free to contact me if you need more info ;)
     
    artariuzLV, Jan 8, 2012 IP
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    RalphMckevin Peon

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    It seems so , atleast GA never lies , so it must be adf.ly
     
    RalphMckevin, Mar 7, 2012 IP
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    TrustSEO Peon

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    I never had any problem with Adf.ly
     
    TrustSEO, Mar 7, 2012 IP
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    #12
    try adfoc.us instead pays more even though there having some site problems right now there still good..
     
    cencal559, Mar 7, 2012 IP
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    haifakurniawati Peon

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    #13
    may, this is just a scam
     
    haifakurniawati, Mar 15, 2012 IP
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    bizacquire Active Member

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    you sure?
    Because adf.ly is best offer for me
     
    bizacquire, Mar 15, 2012 IP
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    There not a scam, but there are making a lot of money of you and everyone of there users every time someone clicks on your links, and even sometimes your clicks don't every pay out to you. I would not bother my time with them, because all there users are doing is marketing them and you get a some %, which is nothing really. There are so many more ways to make money out there if you are willing to spend all this time.
     
    daniel27lt, Mar 16, 2012 IP
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    mikkola.antti Peon

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    Adf.ly is not scam. It paid me 11.48 USD. :)
     
    mikkola.antti, Mar 17, 2012 IP
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    MrCarter Greenhorn

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    I don't think this thread is fair to Adf.ly. Sounds like they pay.
     
    MrCarter, Mar 17, 2012 IP
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    If you guys could read my entire posts you will understand that I didn't say that adf.ly doesn't pay. I said that adf.ly seems to count less impressions and doesn't pay for all the traffic sent to them and in my case didn't pay even 10 % of the traffic I was sending. So there is a big difference between NOT paying and paying LESS and fraudulently shaving commissions from publishers.
    Actually I should have posted this here earlier. Adf.ly support accepted that there was a bug in their system that's why they were not calculating all my revenue.
    This is I got from them.

    I replied

    Reply from adf.ly

    After this email I asked them again.
    Then another reply.

    Th bottom line is that YES there was a problem in their system but they failed to admit it in the first email but corrected it latter. Its your job to look at your stats and if you see a sudden drop you have to report it. Offcource they will not correct it themselves without reporting and you WILL lose any due revenue.
     
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    newbie191, Mar 17, 2012 IP
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    i also started with them and they look ok for now...
     
    psychicmystery, Mar 18, 2012 IP
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    a17ddt Peon

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    I recently used adf.ly to try to generate traffic to my squeeze page, and of 15000 visits i only got 2 optins.

    Truly useless traffic, unless you just want to add views to your site
     
    a17ddt, Mar 18, 2012 IP