So I've been with CJ since 2005. I signed up with hundreds of affiliates, and placed their smartzone code on thousands of pages. From 2005-2010 I was providing them with 3,000,000 page impressions a year, 8000-10000 a day all from organic search engine traffic. .
At first checks were coming in rather steadily (always a low amount) Back then you only needed $25 to get a check. Then about 2 years ago the checks stopped. I somehow only accumulated $38.70 from 8,000,000 page impressions and 8000+ clicks since my last check.
To put how lame CJ is into perspective, from 2005-2010, I have made $50,000 some odd dollars from their competition that run on the exact same pages. I've made less than $300 from cj.com in those same years.
I let all of this ride because it would be a lot of work to remove all of their code from literally 3000 web pages. I let it ride because it cost me nothing to use... so I thought.
This is where the scam comes in. I logged in yesterday... and I noticed they charged me a fee of $10. I asked a question of their support and they that's because I had not had a sale in 6 months (Hard to believe, 1.3 million impressions in those 6 months) That's funny because in December my wife bought a "Letter from Santa" for the kiddo for Christmas. Where did that sale go? Googling CJ.com scam, I see that I am not alone.
I never even mentioned the sale yet, before I had a chance, they canceled my account (!!!) and said they were sending me a check for my remaining balance. GEE THANKS!!
So I am advising that people avoid CJ.com or to be very wary of their practices. I am only upset with myself for sharing my real estate and having their ads competing with links from removed that could have been making me real money.
Last edited by chrishirst; 02-01-2011 at 04:02 PM..