In the couple of weeks prior to April 8, 2020 we had seen a significant increase in downloads. This turned out to be a rather unfortunate consequence of some of the affiliates employing deceptive tactics to drive their traffic to our website. We have then decided to stop working with rogue affiliates. Here’s an update on how we’re dealing with this and other issues.
Outbyte had been working with affiliate networks who, in turn, contracted affiliates to drive traffic to publishers. The entire system was not transparent and we did not know who drives the traffic or the types of banners and web pages they used.
While it is usually a single bad apple among many good affiliates, we decided that our customers came first. As of April, 8 we had stopped working with all affiliate networks which were not 100% transparent about the affiliates that drive their traffic.