You can promote anything you want providing it does not contain adult material (pornography or male organ enhancement sites for example). We also do not allow rotators on the cooperative as it leads to abuse with members adding unchecked links and can cause problems for the other members.
You can promote anything that has a link. Clickbank, JVZoo and others are fine providing they adhere to the coop environment. If you are unsure of this then just add the site and we'll let you know if it passes our approval process.
Examples of sites we do not accept are those with Exit Popups, Framebreakers, Popup and redirect advertising, Rotators and Malicious content.
An Exit Popup is basically a site that pops up with an alert that may say "Are you sure you want to leave?" or "Your changes may not be saved". These kinds of popups affect the flow of the cooperative in a surfing environment and in 2016 there really is no reason to use them other than to interrupt the viewers surf session. Do not confuse the exit popup with the in-page exit modal which does not affect the surfing process and is perfectly acceptable on our Cooperative.
If the popup prevents any interaction with the site other than to click Leave or Stay then that is considered to be an Exit popup whereas an Exit modal will popup and still allow you to navigate and click other links on the site as well as the surfing Captcha image.
A Framebreaker is a page that breaks out of its current constraints (in this case the top and bottom bar of the cooperative page). When this happens it not only affects the surfing session it also removes your ability to promote The Downliner within that page. In addition it prevents our members banners and text ads from appearing.
You have to ask yourself "How would I feel if I was surfing for a purpose then suddenly my session is interrupted by a site that breaks my surf window, leaving me unable to click a captcha to proceed?". Do you really think breaking a viewers experience is going to compel them to sign up to whatever it is you are offering?
A Popup-redirect is fairly self-explanatory. Basically it defines a site that redirects you (against your will andin some cases without even needing to interact with the page) to another site and in most cases the redirect is to something that tells you 'your computer may be infected' or some other paid advertising. This type of redirect can also be considered malicious and under no circumstances do we allow these sites on The Downliner Cooperative. For future reference if you ever see one of these sites outside The Downliner then just ignore it. Your computer is not infected and this is just an attempt to steal money from you in order to fix something that isn't broken!
Rotators are a constant annoyance all over the internet and when used incorrectly these can actually harm your promotion efforts because you wind up filling them with junk (possibly outdated programs) and wasting your credits promoting them. The Downliner gives free members 3 Campaign slots and paid members 10 which should be more than enough to promote anything. We limit the number to allow 'fair use' so that every active member on The Downliner is shown to our viewers. We explicity do not approve Trck.me links because despite the TrckMe site being competent at tracking it also allows the ability to add multiple links to one single Trck.Me link meaning a tracker becomes a rotator. This, unfortunately is why we decline any tracking links that allow rotators.
We are trying to provide a safe, profitable working environment with the Cooperative and this is just not possible when there are links on the system we cannot approve/decline.