Brand Bidders past few weeks

I have send screens to Asad a while ago, but advertisers still doing it. So here’s the list again…

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Yeah, they should really make them stop. Maybe you can write to CEO on Linkedin that the team is too occupied to handle this illegal behavior, just send screenshots to him :slight_smile:

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  1. https://brave.com/?ref=phu883
  2. https://laptop-updates.brave.com/download/DOW191
  1. https://brave.com/?ref=hoa289
  1. https://try.bravesoftware.com/gky370/clkg/rel/a-3-lightbox.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0uya_9vi5wIVxgeRCh3AVQB0EAAYASAAEgICT_D_BwE
  2. https://brave.com/?ref=sun839
  1. https://brave.com/?ref=phu883
  2. https://laptop-updates.brave.com/download/DOW191
  1. https://try.bravesoftware.com/pxg655/clkg/rel/a-3-lightbox.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2e-y6dzi5wIVy2kqCh2uUg8kEAAYASAAEgLrxfD_BwE
2.   https://brave.com/?ref=lam593
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cc @asad @chriscat on this

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I would guess those are just few people doing this all this time, they buy crappy domain, open new account on family or friends at Uphold and continue Adword abuse…

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bump. @Asad @steeven @chriscat ; they are still active. Their rewards are probably huge now.

bump. mods mentioned; they are still active. Their rewards are probably huge now.

Can anyone enlighten me and tell me why is this a problem?
Is it just envy or do you have a parallel agenda?

Advertisers pay for those ads. I also looked at their ad titles, ad description, and ad links. There is nothing misleading or illegal in there. Google Adwords approved those ads.

I believe that the whole purpose of the Brave Affiliate Program is to get the browser out of the shadow and promote it to as many people as possible so it gets quickly adopted.

The promotion done by the early adopters of Brave should be appreciated, not condemned.
I believe these users that are questioning the promotion of Brave browser actually have a parallel agenda. Brave it’s getting bigger, more popular, and it’s starting to scare the big guys.

The Brave Affiliate Program has bigger issues with those who are promoting Brave Browser on their websites by falsely claiming that you’ll receive between $5 and $10 if you download and install the browser. (like airdrops.io and others)

Also, if it’s illegal to promote your referral link through paid ads because there is no content created by the creator… what about those who promote their referral link through mail, Telegram, Messenger, Discord groups, and other messaging systems or forums? There is no content created in these cases as well.

I believe that Becoming a Creator on Brave it’s about receiving BAT tips for your created content.
The referral link should be seen as something that’s separated.

It’s so much nonsense in this thread. I’m an early adopter and investor in BAT token and I believe this kind of thinking is going to hurt both the BAT token and the Brave Browser adoption.

Edit: I have researched the issue but I wasn’t able to find any Brave Affiliate Program clear rules that state what’s legal/illegal. Paid ads means real people adopting the Browser, not mass downloads by bots.

Edit2: It seems that Softonic is also paying to promote Brave on Google:
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simply because Brave updated their ToS in January to say this cannot be done anymore. While the majority of people have listened to this and cancelled the activity that is contrary to the ToS, there are still advertisers who are continuing as is. Wich makes it unfair.

I did not write the ToS, Brave did. And my opinion about the ToS doesn’t matter as the ToS is a given fact.

https://basicattentiontoken.org/publisher-terms-of-service/ sections 19 relates to the updated advertising rules

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Thanks for reporting @obrndk - we are working actively to suspend this behavior.

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  1. https://prnt.sc/rnnpp4
    https://brave.com/?ref=bds598
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    https://brave.com/?ref=ltu635
    https://try.bravesoftware.com/xmp587/clkg/rel/a-3-lightbox.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuoq3gLO66AIVBG6GCh1ohQe1EAAYAiAAEgL99vD_BwE

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    https://brave.com/?ref=hjx544

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    https://brave.com/?ref=son385
    https://laptop-updates.brave.com/download/KNH535