Our web site, DrumLib's Health Research Review, (http://www.drumlib.com
) joined the affiliate program offered by Peakhealth (http://www.peakhealth.net/affiliates.cfm
) through the Linkshare affiliate network. According to the agreement, Peakhealth would pay us when we accumulated $100 in affiliate commissions. This did not happen. Our emails concerning this matter went unanswered, so eventually we removed them from our site. By this time, Peakhealth owed us $214.05 in affiliate commissions. I have a screen shot of the Linkshare accounting that documents this fact:
Linkshare has not lifted a finger to help us collect this money -- they say that they just do the tracking and accounting, so we should take Peakhealth to small claims court or something. Interestingly, Linkshare continues to recruit affiliates (or should I say victims) for Peakhealth's affiliate program.
Since this money was LONG overdue, we sent Peakhealth yet another email notifying them that, if they did not pay us the money they owed us, we would have no choice but to resort to formal collection activities. Although Peakhealth did not bother to reply to this email, they did immediately drop us from their affiliate program. I have a screen shot that documents this fact:
The facts speak for themselves, and there is no excuse for a business treating its affiliates like this. The bottom line is Peakhealth owes me $214.05. I appreciate any help in collecting this debt, since Peakhealth clearly has no intention of paying it.