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Chitika doing Fraud...

Discussion in 'Chitika' started by DieChitikaDie™, Feb 1, 2006.

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    I got suspended from Chitika around 30-40 days ago, and received the standard email from them, As I know my traffic is legitimate and Adsense has already paid me for that, (Even chitika did paid me once earlier for the very same type of traffic after auditing out 60% of it) , I thought since my case is 100% geneuine and they will check it manually, So I lodged support ticket with them asking the EXACT reason for suspension two times but it seems they just dont want to listen and suck all my earned money, Now here are my questions:

    1). Can Nine referals made by me called FRAUD? what about that money?

    2). If they have a legitimate reason to boot me out, why are they not answering emails.

    3). Is Chitika Fraud detection technology better then Adsense, since Google doesn't seem to find any problems with my traffic ? (I can provide my logs and challenge anybody to prove them FRAUD.)

    4). I was able to login to my account after getting the Suspension Notice for two days,but after lodging my help ticket it was blocked too:mad: WHY ?

    Now. here is what I also found found while searching for "Chitika+Fraud" on Google
    SEMrush
    http://chitikasucks.wordpress.com/2006/01/02/chitika-sucks-again
    PHP:
    I have $2000+ with them, Leave aside the money earned from refrals.
    Since, I am a Non-US publishers what can I Do ?

    I hope Publisher Community do something to stop this, I am clueleas what can be done but something needs to be done, Coz this company is still into buisness.
     
    DieChitikaDie™, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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  2. Arnie

    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    They will give your and the referrals from others (inclusive mine)to their friends.;)
     
    Arnie, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  3. DieChitikaDie™

    DieChitikaDie™ Peon

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    So 'Arnie' it seems you are also a CHITIKA VICTIM :-(
     
    DieChitikaDie™, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but I haven't lost much money, - its about the principles.
    I'm glad that I'm no longer with them and never again
     
    Arnie, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  5. DieChitikaDie™

    DieChitikaDie™ Peon

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    But 'Arnie' what can be done, to STOP them, I mean they are still doing business with big names.
     
    DieChitikaDie™, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    Spread the word about their business ethnics and the rest will follow.
     
    Arnie, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  7. mihaidamianov

    mihaidamianov Well-Known Member

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    Hm, this doesn't sound good, I applied with them just the other day..
     
    mihaidamianov, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    sunchy Active Member

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    Do you have any Good Idea?
    I am victim too. :mad:
     
    sunchy, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  9. DieChitikaDie™

    DieChitikaDie™ Peon

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    'sunchy' the answer is below in mihaidamianov's quote, we can atleast STOP this from happening to more NEW PUBLISHERS, I suggest we all make our sigs. point at this thread from all the forums (including this) we are active on, (Sorry I can't yet make a link in my sig. becuase of this forum limitation of 10 Post's b4 sig)

     
    DieChitikaDie™, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    DieChitikaDie™ Peon

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    Copy pasted from this forum only.
     
    DieChitikaDie™, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    handyman2 Peon

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    I've been paid three times by them. No problems.
     
    handyman2, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  12. gordonfreeman

    gordonfreeman Peon

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    if you're mad at them.. nuke them, it'll get it of your mind :) just use a mark 9 naquadah-enhanced warhead and you won't hear from them ever again:)

    p.s.: you could also use a crowbar
     
    gordonfreeman, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    Lunatic Peon

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    Funny. I just got paid by Chitika today.

    I'd suggest you simply go there and kick them in the nuts.
     
    Lunatic, Feb 1, 2006 IP
  14. oziii

    oziii Peon

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    Sorry to hear of your negative experiences with Chitika.

    I've not had any problems with them. They've always paid me each month and their returns are good. Perhaps this is because I'm a larger publisher but I do have contact with many other publishers who have nothing but positive things to say about their experience with Chitika. It sucks that there are so many diverse experiences people are having and I'm sorry others don't have the same good experience that I do.

    As I think about it though - there are some people who have negative experience of most ad networks. I get emails every week or two from people who have been banned from AdSense without any explanation apart from (inappropriate clicks) - my advice to them is that there isn't much they can do about it and instead of wasting a lot of energy complaining to get on with developing quality sites and find other income streams that do work well for them. I think you'll find that very few (if any) ad networks will tell you the exact reason you've been banned because if they started doing this then people who do engage in trying to scam the system would be better armed to do it better. AdSense rarely give reasons.

    I don't know why they ban some sites but from what I've found with those that do it's often by participating in traffic generating programs, especially 'paid to surf' programs of different varieties. Not saying this is the only reason or that anyone here has been doing that but I keep coming across people who use them that have been banned. Also they now have a 10,000k page view per month minimum which unfortunately excludes some publishers.

    I think it's good to share both positive and negative experiences of things like this but maybe it's time for people who have had negative experiences to move on. I know that sounds harsh but as someone who has crusaded against things online before I know how much of a distraction it can be to my more productive web activities.

    Just my two cents worth.
     
    oziii, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    izahan Peon

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    I'm a tiny publisher and I got paid twice.
     
    izahan, Feb 1, 2006 IP
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    Jafar Calley Peon

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    I've been paid by chitika too. Paypal is a pain to deal with but at least I'm paid. :D
     
    Jafar Calley, Feb 2, 2006 IP
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    Friend Peon

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    Congrats.:D
     
    Friend, Feb 3, 2006 IP
  18. DieChitikaDie™

    DieChitikaDie™ Peon

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    As, I had already written in my first post I had also been paid by them first time (after deducting a huge amount from it), Getting paid does not mean they are fair to all.

    I got your point, but here are my FACTS on this :
    1). Adsense dont give any reasons but they dont kick out users just because they want to suck your money, Adsense paid me $1600+ for the very same traffic (Which is 100% Pure & targetted - No Paid To Surf, No Link Exchange, No Paid Advt. of any kind)

    2). Chitika paid me $1100+ in previous month (after deducting a huge chunk of it) , I dont consider this to be a small amount, My site is not as popular as yours but I do get 7000-12000 unique hits per day.

    3). If they are right why are they not REPLYING to the questions, and WHY MY A/C WAS BLOCKED AFTER LODGING THE SUPPORT TICKET AND NOT BEFORE.

    4). What about the referals I made, Can anybody make FRAUDULANT REFRALS?

    The thing here is if the MONEY I made is 100% LEGIT, Why I am not given a chance to prove it, Even a Criminal gets a chance to put his point? Let chitika prove my earnings NON-LEGIT and I will pay twice of it to them?

    I am really frustated with their behaviour, They are paying is good but I don't AGREE with their buisness ETHICS.
     
    DieChitikaDie™, Feb 3, 2006 IP
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    wentworth Guest

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    hello ozii!

    nice blog!


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    dcd: move on. apply for YPN.:rolleyes:

    Also Fastclick is a great Ad Network! click my signature!!:D
    Fastclick pays about 25 days after end of the month!!
     
    wentworth, Feb 4, 2006 IP
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    Friend Peon

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: DieCheatikaDie
    When you earn huge with chitika... they ban us... chitika only for $$
     
    Friend, Feb 4, 2006 IP