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$2 Million Refunded From “Google Money Tree” Scam

September 20, 2012

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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 93,086 refund checks totaling nearly $2.3 million to consumers who allegedly were charged hidden fees tied to a bogus work-at-home product. By deceptively using the name and logo of the Internet search company Google Inc. and falsely promising that consumers could earn $100,000 in six months, the FTC charged, […]

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Q&A with LinkConnector on Event and Cookie Attribution

August 29, 2012

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How does a merchant decide to apportion the credit for a sale? Should the commission be paid to the last affiliate who touched the customer, or to the first affiliate who initiated the sales process? Or a mixture of the two? What if there are several affiliates involved? Allocating the credit for a transaction is […]

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Summer Conference Recap: Accountability and Compliance Take Center Stage

August 23, 2012

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It has been a busy summer for online marketing professionals. LeadsCon East and Affiliate Summit East were scheduled three weeks apart, making scheduling and planning for these important events somewhat more complicated than in years past. Despite the close proximity of the two shows, each continues to offer a different kind of value. LeadsCon attracts […]

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Walking the Line Between Commerce and Regulatory Compliance

August 2, 2012

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It is simply not possible in the current environment for an advertiser or marketer to anticipate all of the potential scenarios that might garner the attention of a regulator. Today’s advertising landscape is pro-consumer and pro-enforcement. Federal and state regulatory enforcement actions alleging unfair or deceptive trade practices are escalating at an unprecedented level and […]

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Affiliates Still Losing Commissions To Cookie-Stuffing

June 28, 2012

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The invaluable Wesley Brandi brings us his latest cookie-stuffing scammer or as he puts it, “Today’s featured fraudster” CouponsUniversity is allegedly defrauding multiple merchants while using javascript to try and conceal what is happening: What CouponsUniversity is doing a little different in their scheme, is that they pick up on the error event raised by […]

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A New Way to Achieve Internal Control of Your Revenue

July 30, 2007

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Efficient Revenue Compliance in Today’s Regulatory Environment Achieving accurate, timely and efficient revenue reporting has become a formidable task in today’s environment of fast-changing business requirements and stringent regulatory oversight. Ever-changing business models in many industries have generated complex accounting rules and processes for determining revenue. As a result, immaculate revenue reporting is now a […]

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Best Practices in Revenue Reporting

July 30, 2007

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY RevenueRecognition.com in association with International Data Corporation (IDC) recently surveyed 578 business leaders about the need for improvements in their finance processes, with a focus on revenue recognition and related reporting processes. The survey was conducted in July 2007 by email and all responses were on an anonymous basis. More than 80% of […]

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Trends in Governance, Risk and Compliance

July 30, 2007

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Business complexity, along with increased regulatory and market scrutiny, is driving organizations to adopt a structured approach to governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The goal is to effectively define, manage and monitor the external and internal business environments. GRC maturity is pointing toward this more structured approach: Past – Organizations struggled to manage enterprise risk […]

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Benefits of XBRL for Finance Executives

July 30, 2007

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Many finance executives these days are wondering, “What is XBRL and what’s in it for me?” Though most have heard of XBRL, very few know what this new technology standard can do for them or how their companies can benefit from it. First introduced in the late 1990s, XBRL has loomed on the horizon for […]

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