Don't you just hate it when people purposefully do not use your referral link?

@maclanis (2146)
Belgium
January 23, 2011 9:51am CST
Imagine this situation: You write something about a new online earning opportunity in your blog or something, or you write an article about it, and after giving a lot of explanation you add your referral link in the end. Someone sees the link but they don't click it, they just copy the link without the referral part and use it. That way they intentionally do not sign up as your referral. Now, it's everybody's right to not want to sign up as someone's referral, but I don't really get why not? It's not like the ones who post a referral link are stealing your money when you sign up, and after all, they did help you find this website. When I discover a new earning site, but I didn't get it through a referral link, I will try to find someone who is already a member and who would like to have a referral. I would like to stress that I have nothing against those that are not willing to be someone's referral, I'm just wondering: why not help eachother? :) So how about you, do you not want to be a referral or do you not mind at all signing up under someone else?
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@khalida (1130)
• India
23 Jan 11
well i don't mind at all being a referral to someone who is already a member of some site. i think some of them are realy very cunning and jealous? only such people would not opt for a referral link. i guess you are better off not to have known someone like this at all.
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@maclanis (2146)
• Belgium
23 Jan 11
You are right. It's better to not have a referral than to have a bad one. :)
@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
I know what you mean, it happened to me too not just once, oh well... I don't mind to be someone else's referral. If i see something interesting that I have found, it doesn't matter to me who the referrer is, i sign up using the referral link. Yeah i agree with what you said... Why not help each other?
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@maclanis (2146)
• Belgium
23 Jan 11
Yes, let's all help eachother, and make earning a win-win situation for everyone!
@NYRican (82)
• United States
23 Jan 11
I've signed up under others in the past who gave me information about sites they're using, I figure why not? It's the least I can do since they gave me the information about the site. Same thing happened to me, people are happy to read your information but not one referral. I don't let it bother me anymore, I figure that's okay karma will pay them a visit soon.
@maclanis (2146)
• Belgium
23 Jan 11
I don't really let it bother me either. I don't blame them, after all it is their decision, but at the same time I'm thinking, why wouldn't they do it? There aren't any disadvantages or anything!
@sajeevking (5077)
• Mumbai, India
23 Jan 11
When i was new i use to sign up without anyone's referral link i used to do what you have mentioned like just copy that website name leaving the referral part then when i came to know how we can earn from referrals i tried some downline builder site now when i see a new site i just visit those and try to find the promoter who is offering highest credits (which would help me to get referral of my own) and if its a new site and no one is offering much i try to do referral exchange with someone here in mylot(and got few referrals from here too) win win situation for both that's what i do
@maclanis (2146)
• Belgium
23 Jan 11
Referral exchange definitely is a win-win situation, so that's great. :)
@CatGods (4589)
• United States
23 Jan 11
Yes I have heard and read about this allot. I have read that this is why people cloak their links. But I'm thinking to myself how can a person write about a site and not give the site name, yet still have a cloaked link? I mean it would be hard to explain what the site is and how it works without giving the site name. And if you writing about a site, giving it's name, then why have a cloaked link? Also just wondering how do you know that people are chopping off the referral part of your link and signing up with the straight url. You said that you have taken the time to write about a site and at the end you put the ref link but people are using it. How do you know for sure that this is happening. What methods are you using to track this type of action. As for me and the referral issue, I don't really try for refs. I just put the info out there and if people sign up, fantastic. If not, yeah well. I think it's called the honor system. If I find a site that I am interested in on some ones profile, then yes I will sign up under them. If I find the site on my own, I'll just sign up. I do not try to find some one who is using that site so that I can sign up under them. But all know the referral game, they are hard to find. This is why I don't put any time into the referral game.
• United States
23 Jan 11
I see it often and while I am appreciative when members do sign up under me, and do all I can to help while they sign up. When thing that does get me though is that they have a hundred questions and naturally I enjoy helping. Then they sign up with someone else and then come back and ask me a hundred and one questions. Often times I am still willing to help, as many can attest to that, but truly how fair is that
@maclanis (2146)
• Belgium
23 Jan 11
I enjoy helping my referrals too, after all by joining they are helping me a lot as well. That is really unfair... I'm sorry to hear that people have done that to you. If they are willing to sign up under someone else, then that person should answer their questions!