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Old 11-15-2003, 10:56 PM   #1
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Question YourRXbiz.com??

Has any one tried yourrxbiz.com? They say they pay 50% of the Profit, and send payment weekly.
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Old 11-16-2003, 03:13 AM   #2
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Wouldn't touch it with a 10foot pole.

Have you ever wondered why all the RX affiliate programs give you your own website? Send everything in your name??

So you take the very, very high legal risks.

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Old 11-17-2003, 01:33 AM   #3
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YourRxBiz was previously known as MyRxBiz and I think may still operate under that company name.

Please be warned that their change in name was due to crippling DOS server attacks after being painted as "spammers".

I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot more about the company by looking up MyRxBiz on the Internet and visiting their official forums at ABestWeb.

Although to answer your question of trying them - I myself have not, although I have been in contact with their recruitment staff several times and know of some webmasters who are happy with their experiences with MyRxBiz, despite the odd glitch.
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Old 11-17-2003, 11:01 AM   #4
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So you take the very, very high legal risks.
I have read about RX affiliates getting orders to show up in court. Enough to scare me into not working with prescription drug sites.
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Old 11-17-2003, 08:53 PM   #5
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Just hypothetically...

Would being physically located in a non-US country provide sufficient legal protection?

This would, of course, be for a
legit, non-spamming affiliate just using a regular Web site and SE and PPC promotion.

Does anybody have any references to articles or legal info about this?

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Old 11-18-2003, 09:24 AM   #6
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Would being physically located in a non-US country provide sufficient legal protection?
I think it makes it tougher but a non U.S. resident wouldn't be untouchable I don't think. But I am not a lawyer either though so I am not sure.

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legit, non-spamming affiliate just using a regular Web site and SE and PPC promotion.
Legitimate or not, if a 13 year old boy finds your affiliate site and then buys ****** from your "Affiliate" site using his mothers credit card you will probably hear about it.

I just did a search on Google for "online prescription lawsuits" and seen that alot of affiliates for those types of sites are actually using the "lawsuit" search term to drive traffic to their affiliate sites...that is crazy!

Not the kind of traffic I would want...
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Old 11-18-2003, 02:48 PM   #7
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There's three areas I won't touch when it comes to affiliate programs/selling on the Internet: Prescription Drugs, Gambling, and Adult sites. The first two for legal concerns and the third just because it's not the type of business I want to run. I know it is hard for some to not use these three areas as they are considered to be (and likely are) the most profitable businesses online. However, there is plenty of money to be made in promoting the not so shady side of the Internet. In fact, there might even be more money since those three areas have so many players now.
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Old 11-18-2003, 03:03 PM   #8
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On a related note, I recently received the following email regarding some "health supplement" terms I had in an old account. Overture is not accepting pharmacy-related turns until next year after they do a full investigation of the area.

Overture must have a pretty strong reason for turning away all of the revenue that the pharmacy industry is currently generating.

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Dear Overture Advertiser,

As you may know, the online pharmacy market has become increasingly complex, with numerous companies offering products and information directly to consumers. As a result, Overture is taking steps to better ensure that our pharmacy listings meet the highest standards of integrity and accountability. Doing so allows us to maintain our commitment to providing consumers, advertisers and distribution partners with the best online experience possible. Therefore, beginning November 14th, 2003, Overture will temporarily stop displaying select pharmacy-industry listings on all partner sites in our network.

To help our valued advertisers get their listings back online as quickly as possible, we are currently evaluating a third party program to help identify pharmacy advertisers that are appropriate for Overture's marketplace, as well as other potential solutions. We anticipate that we will have a solution in place no later than the first quarter of 2004. We will notify you again regarding next steps as soon as more information is available.

Please note that your affected listings will no longer be visible in the DirecTraffic Center®, however they will remain in Overture’s systems so that they may be brought back online once your site has been approved to list within our pharmacy marketplace. In addition, no new listings for pharmacy terms will be accepted during this time.

We understand that this temporary disruption may impact your business. Please be assured that we are working quickly to put the necessary program in place that will help ensure the integrity of our pharmacy listings.

We value your business and appreciate your understanding as we implement this new policy.

Sincerely,

Your Partners at Overture

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Old 11-19-2003, 02:41 PM   #9
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They handed out some cool trinkets at Ad-Tech in NY recently though... so thats a bonus.
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Old 11-19-2003, 06:50 PM   #10
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It's a shame because if done properly, legally, ethically, and in a compliant and kid safe manner, it can produce great benifits for patients.

Speaking in general terms and not about this specific program:


1. Let's please remember that this product/store can kill a customer. Quite a bit different than selling books or clicks.

2. Like many of you, the entire group scares the heck out of me and it's a shame to employ such a broad stroke. I don't and would never run their adverts and I have rejected several deals and in one case even refunded all the money for one of those "enlarge" things and they never asked before and just paid.

3. I can only imagine the numerous people in the "chain" of events who would be sued for millions by the family of the little kid.

4. IMHO, I don't care where a given party to a law suit lives. This company happens to be in Aruba according to whois. Weather you sell the product, do the PPC thing, or provide a gateway to this stuff it's going to be hell to pay, regarless of your location or the sites. Even without case law or other legal actions, do you really want to be the first geek on the block who killed one of your guests.

Clean up the industry and I'm all for it.

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Old 12-16-2003, 03:52 AM   #11
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Anyone know who these belong to? I had an email addressed to me by first/lastname.

It is a pharmacy type program and I have certainly not ever used anything along those lines. If I need pharmacy items, I will go to my local one, where I can also get advice.
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Old 12-16-2003, 04:13 AM   #12
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Jan,

You can find out more about them here: http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/sh...threadid=22795

Also, as far as I am aware the service is only available to US based customers - so you don't get much choice to use them anyway.
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Thanks Aussie cow, I will merge the threads. Okay so that was real targetted spam huh, considering I am in Aus?
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:43 AM   #14
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For those of you who participate in programs like this, where do you draw the line ethically, or do you feel that there's no line to be drawn? Are there programs that you wouldn't participate in? How do you make a distinction between programs that you wouldn't participate in vs. those you would? Is it purely a financial decision or does ethics enter into the decision-making process?

I know I'm being a pest. I'm not trying to make anyone feel bad but I really would like to understand how other webmasters set boundaries for themselves.

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Old 12-16-2003, 09:58 AM   #15
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Ethics come into it moreso with me. I think I made my thoughts clear on casino ads in my very early geekvillage days, programs that have downloads, sure they may pay well, but they annoy the heck out of me, stuff up peoples computers, install all sorts of "who knows what" on their machines.

Any program that looks identical to what I receive as spam daily at my hotmail account I would avoid. Basically anything that irks me, I wouldn't inflict on my site viewers. So money isn't top priority with me I have never had it so I don't miss it
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