Andrew Wee has a interesting post about Spybot targeting and destroying AzoogleAds Cookies. Also it shows them removing Doubleclick cookies.
What does this mean to affiliate marketers ? Well… its bad. Depending on the persons settings for the spyware program you may not get credit for any sales going to Azoogleads or Doubleclick offers.
I emailed Andrew and asked him if he checked to see if it detected other affiliate companies and also if he tried other software like Adaware. He said he tried Adaware but it did not detect any of the affiliate cookies that spybot did. I talked about this with Kris Jones from pepperjamsearch and he was pretty suprised by the news also. We agreed that spybot better have a good reason to single out a company like Azoogleads. I tried to catch Joe or Alex (co founders of Azoogleads) for a comment on this but neither were on IM all day.
Also over on Abestweb forums there is post about Flycell ripping off a user for money. Now you see these kind of posts all the time but the interesting part is a person claiming to be a Flycell representative is telling the users that its actually Commission Junction ripping them off and not Flycell since they have paid all debts.
Pretty interesting stuff!