The legend of an affiliate program that didn’t work
I encountered the idea to own a gambling establishment in March. I looked at the
various offers, carefully investigated, looked for bad recommendations and
finally made a choice Hepi8
Readymade gambling establishments, connected to home windows gambling establishment looked to be the best
option. It was the right kind of gambling establishment,great video games, fast download and install
and it would certainly not cripple the payment, also in weak Southern African Rand,
transforming to US Buck.
I made the payment with baited breath after choosing the appropriate
name and skin, looking ahead to some monetary return,
although being reasonable enough not to anticipate to become rich over night.
Little did I recognize what scary and aggravation was waiting in advance…
My first e-mail received thanked me for signing up with them. Up until now so great.
I inspected that the various lists functioned, and asked some friends
to download and install the video game, in purchase to see if the real time statistics functioned.
These friends had never ever listened to of Home windows gambling establishment, Never ever gambled
on line, so no cookie could prevent them downloading and install via my
gambling establishment, to be designated to another person.
Or two I thought. Besides, every e-mail informed me not to hesitate
asking if they could be of assistance.
The statistics didn’t change. I sent an e-mail to Anna and asked
about this as guaranteed that my number would certainly work if individuals played
genuine money. I was informed to uninstall any variation of Home windows gambling establishment
I had, reboot, revitalize, download and install and inspect again.
The statistics didn’t change as they should.
On the 9th of August,I sent by mail my helpful individual that ready my
gambling establishment, and informed him that I wanted to run a competitors, to
flavor up the local rate of passion in the new website. He informed me to talk to Anna.
She was very nice when she replied one week later on and also recommended
that she would certainly maintain a listing of anybody that registered via my website,
so that the attract could benefit real gamers.
I was mailing, writing, marketing the website in reality and on the
Internet, using all guides I obtained via the purchase and buying
The statistics didn’t change as they should.
I sent by mail Readymade and Home windows gambling establishments on the 17th of August and articulated
my concern about the websites. I received an e-mail back, saying all is well
and not to worry.
The statistics didn’t change.
I sent by mail again on the 19th of August, apologizing to being a insect. The statistics
weren’t reflecting any change. Again I was guaranteed everything was was evaluated.
Home windows huge gambling establishment would certainly not harm me.
The competitors began on the 22 nd of August and I sent by mail Anna to ask
her opinion. She suched as the idea.
Writing more articles, marketing the website via e-mail and the Internet,
I decided to try and trust somewhat. I asked an extremely fantastic
internet developer ( he victories worldwide honors for his work),
to set up a mirror website for me in purchase to see what traffic
we owned to Home windows gambling establishment every day, as I didn’t
want to difficulty Anna everyday.
The statistics on my web page didn’t change, although it revealed hundreds
of individuals clicking the website, answering the competitors question.
We could map them to the point of clicking download.
The Home windows gambling establishment statistics didn’t change.
I decided to delay until the 15th of September before inspecting the statistics
again. Besides, two times before I was guaranteed everything was fine.
The statistics had not changed at all. I talked to my internet grasp that mirrored
the traffic up to the point of customers clicking to download and install the Home windows
gambling establishment video game. He said it was IMPOSSIBLE. I sent by mail Anna.
I have waited until after the 15 th of September before I inspected your
documents for any individuals downloading and install the gambling establishment software via my affiliate web page.
As you know we operating a competitors and with my internet master’s ability
I can actually monitor exactly how many individuals , that’s UNIQUE
links or individuals I sent out to the door of where they download and install the
software from your web page.
Initially I questioned the checking of correct clicks.
Currently I am very worried.
I am mosting likely to quote you numbers and after that I would certainly such as you to go the
the web page where I inspect my documents at your gambling establishment and see that something
very major is incorrect.
*297 unique connect to the download and install web page up to this day.
and unique could be greater than 1 individual on the same IP
*according to our manuscript that documents every click to the download and install –
we sent out you 1389 that got on the website.
You truthfully want to inform me just 9 of those individuals , which 8 are friends
of mine downloaded and install the video games not one bachelor played also for 10 bucks?
I find that difficult to think.
I would certainly value if you can return to me on this at your earliest
benefit, or call me
I also know for sure of at the very least ONE individual that played at the live online texas hold’em
room genuine money ( that’s Party poker)
Thanking you in advance.
I sent by mail Readymade gambling establishments too.
I need your help here please
Please read the letter listed below and see how you can help me. I am besides
connected to home windows gambling establishment because I bought a ready made gambling establishment from you.
The numbers simply doesn’t accumulate ;/
I would certainly disregard the click however statistics. The click through
statistics is a basic issue for the new affiliates of
Home windows that advertise through a lengthy unique link except
Ready Made Gambling establishment proprietors. The gamers that visit a
Ready Made Gambling establishment internet website don’t need to
click through, they can download and install and play straight from
the internet website.
Since your affiliates are using the wise download and install
links on your internet website and bypassing the main Home windows
website the “variety of click through s” are unimportant
and would certainly normally show ‘0’. Click throughs also don’t
reflect clicks for your internet website.
I breathed a sigh of alleviation. Points WOULD be alright.
The statistics didn’t change.
I sent by mail Readymade again.. ( Home windows gambling establishment didn’t react to my e-mail)
I am still not happy about this. I do not obtain responds from home windows gambling establishment,
I know Anna is very busy. Are you informing me that if someone searched the
internet, have a cookie on their computer system, and didn’t erase it, and after that after
that click on home windows gambling establishment link VIA my website, that it will not
show and therefore I will not be provided the affiliate benefit?
I didn’t obtain a respond about this..
And.. the statistics didn’t reflect the traffic sent out to Home windows
gambling establishment via my gambling establishment.
Anna reacted on the 22 nd of September. She apologized for taking as long.
I was informed that my internet grasp had slipped up. Suddenly the
cookie wasn’t reflected in the mirror website. This should not have
mattered because most traffic came through the initial website. He sent by mail,
I sent by mail. They reacted. Constantly : Not our mistake.
I didn’t think this. I asked him to inspect and he did.
The problem wasn’t in his coding.
In all situations the redirect (TrackDownload.dll?) on THEIR web server
doesn’t consist of ANY affiliate ID.
My manuscript passes the URL redirect through to the customers browser UNALTERED.
This is industry standard http 1.0 procedure!
This will not also affect a cookie or referer centered monitoring system as
the customers browser does all the talking.
I will change it back to the “official” link however I do not see
this refixing the problem. Also before the manuscript was implemented
it wasn’t checking downloads.
The home windows statistics didn’t change.
I was feeling stress. I had helped 20 hrs , for almost a month.
Was all this in vain?
Over and over I requested telephone information. I really felt that a seminar
call could resolve the problem. I was informed that Anna doesn’t take or
do telepohne phone telephone calls by the support of Home windows gambling establishment on 22 September..
Readymade gambling establishments also wouldnt provide a phone number, although I
requested one, and provided my own number. I WAS PREPARED to spend for the call!
On the 22 nd of September.. one month and fourteen days after
I articulated concern about this problem ( and please take right into factor to consider that the mirror website didn’t
EXIST currently) my problem was sent to technological support.
The statistics had changed slightly.
Again Readymade gambling establishments and Anna criticized the mirror website.
I consented to have the initial website packed again. We inspected it.
My internet grasp sent out me a display fired showing that whilst it LOOKS as if the cookie undergoes,
it actually is blank. They didn’t appear to understand the makings of this.
I sent by mail it to Note and Anna.. and again I was guaranteed that the statistics would certainly be correct.
And after that, I asked my sweetheart to visit via the website DESIGNED
by Readymade gambling establishments,for me, and INSTALL the program.
And.. he registered as a REAL gamer…
I sent by mail Anna his information, requesting PROOF, that this register was
designated to me as STILL THE STATS didn’t change!
She could not.
This is what I obtained.26th September:
“It is not suggested to ask anybody to bet real money until you
are 100% certain that the statistics work. If a cookie was set formerly on
your player’s computer system you might not be referred.”
They finally comprehended what I was ON about! All my work, aggravation
because I could not deal with Home windows gambling establishment OR Readymade, other than
via e-mail or icq if you fortunate. down the drain. The competitors was operating.
No one revealed as joining for a genuine account through my affiliate.
Not also my sweetheart.
On the 28th of September RTG returned and recognized that
this account wasn’t designated to me.
Readymade gambling establishment currently saidit was a home windows problem. I recognized with stun
and scary that I wasn’t mosting likely to win this. And.. I could not also
telephone anybody about it.
I decided to use my mirror website and use another gambling establishment to try and
restore some of my losses. I sent by mail some of the OPT in addresses
I had via a PHP web server which my internet grasp set for me and sent by mail out an
welcome to appearance at the new website.
At perpetuities did I maintain a shut inspect that not ONE e-mail was
sent by mail greater than once. The welcome was brief, 10 lines, with a
place to subscribe and unsubscribe inning accordance with email Spam rules.
I commented about an unusual trespasser on my computer system. The address was
triton.ws2900.net. I had a Trojan on my computer inning accordance with my firewall software.
I went for a total REINSTALL of home windows. It obstructed this address ever since.