I noticed a Tweet a couple days ago that touted: “Deal Ends Today! Affiliate Summit – Save 10% on all orders using this Affiliate Summit Coupon Code: Save 10% on …”
But there was a problem with the Tweet – there was no deal ending and no coupon code from Affiliate Summit.
I remembered the name of the site as one that was an affiliate of Affiliate Summit, but they had been removed from the affiliate program, along with all other coupon code affiliates, two years ago.
I clicked through to check it out.
Boom! A pop-up promising the latest Affiliate Summit coupons to anybody opting in to a list.
After I closed out the pop-up, there was a keyword stuff page with a coupon code that has never been issued by Affiliate Summit.
I contacted the affiliate over two days ago and asked them to remove the page about Affiliate Summit and to cease promoting fake codes for the conference.
They have neither responded nor acted on the simple request.
I wonder how many other brands they’re squatting on in the SERPs?