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  1. #1
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    Why i cannot become SAS Affiliate
    Yesterday, my application was denied and SAS said my site is underconstruction. The truth is its not underconstruction, i designed an Affiliate Page initially to direct people with my efforts such as Social Media, Affiliate Directories, Blog commenting. Now SAS says these words:

    Quality Site Design - It does have a simple and easy outline, chosed it to reduce bounce rates
    Top-Level-Domain - I registered free on Weebly, so this means i cannot start my Free Affiliate Website?
    Website Language - Its in English already
    Prospective ability of your site to drive traffic to our Merchants - As i mentioned above i will promote and already begin promoting my affiliate Page. I am already AffiliateBot's Affiliate
    Any illegal, porn, hate, etc... on your site, or on sites that you link to
    Other misc. factors - There is no violation on my site at all
    Your site also must be up and operational (viewable) in order for us to approve you - Its all viewable for anyone, i got clicks from Affiliatebot's links,

    why SAS is hasitating to accept me? i just dont fulfill quality domain but my domain name is not hard to recognize

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    How about current traffic of your website per month? Alexa rank or page rank? I was once turned town by SAS because my traffic fails down their criteria. LOL

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    Alexa page rank only measures how many Alexa members have viewed your site, it is relatively meaningless.
    I registered free on Weebly
    is more likely the problem. You need to own your own domain to have full control of your site's content. Free/generic domains are specifically disallowed in the SAS TOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2busy View Post
    Alexa page rank only measures how many Alexa members have viewed your site, it is relatively meaningless.

    is more likely the problem. You need to own your own domain to have full control of your site's content. Free/generic domains are specifically disallowed in the SAS TOS.
    But as i said, i will register a domain as soon as i started generating from SAS. They said in TOS that they encourage not mandatory... why cant anyone from SAS reply to my thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDD COM View Post
    why cant anyone from SAS reply to my thread?
    SAS is probably not going to answer your question here due to privacy issues. If you want an answer from them, why not email them directly?
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    I would email their support. its A+ and you'll get a response right away. My site initially got denied, I asked why, and it was an oversight. The accepted me right away.

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    If you are joining Shareasale to promote a specific program, you can also email that affiliate manager to assist you. There are times when an affiliate may not be a good fit for the network, but have specific reasons and plans to promote a specific merchant (non-english site that works with travel for example) and Shareasale can approve that affiliate and link them ONLY to that one program.

    I would contact shareasale and your affiliate manager both to see what the reasons are and fix them.
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    Don't discount Alexa as it is used in concert with other metrics. If you have an Alexa number of 10M and a PR0 we won't bother looking further.

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    Thank you all for your support, i will contact back to SAS for my explaination also i will ask specific merchant to send email to SAS. I hope Merchant do me this favor!

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    Did I read it correctly that the site is currently only one page? I would think a one page site on a free sub-domain would be an automatic out.

    Please look at it from an advertiser's perspective for a minute. As already mentioned, without a top-level domain a third party has control of some of the content displayed on your site. The advertiser can't rightly assume that none of the content displayed will be objectionable. A single page also does very little to show how advertisers might be listed/promoted. Lastly, your site has so little history advertisers can't look at your inbound links, see how you're generating traffic and make sure that your social networking efforts would be a good fit for them.

    I understand it's hard to take the plunge and register a domain, set up hosting and build a solid website before you have any hope of revenue, but this is a business with some minimal cost of entry. The shop up the road is unlikely to do a paid spot in a new local newspaper that has yet to publish their first issue. It's the same online. You need to establish your pressence before you start selling ad spots.
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    Yeah you really should just go ahead and register a domain name. You're expecting a lot of busy folks at network or merchant end to drop what they're doing and stick their necks out and take their time to do you a special favor when all it would take to resolve the situation at your end is to invest the Ten Dollars.

    Think about it. $10 for a one-year registration. That works out to less than 3 cents a day. If you don't take yourself seriously enough to invest 3 cents a day in building a business, how can you expect anybody else to take you seriously, let alone jump through hoops for you? Ya know?

    Hosting is another necessity too, as Eathan said. But at least with that, there are some "free" options. There's no way having to shell out a couple of bucks for the TLD first though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    Don't discount Alexa as it is used in concert with other metrics. If you have an Alexa number of 10M and a PR0 we won't bother looking further.
    Pardon my newbie question. What do you mean by "PRO"? The term was too generic for a search to work and I didn't see this in the Newbie acronym dictionary.

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    Not PRO, PR0. Google Page Rank ZERO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattie View Post
    Pardon my newbie question. What do you mean by "PRO"? The term was too generic for a search to work and I didn't see this in the Newbie acronym dictionary.
    That means the site has a Google Page Rank of 0 (zero) - absolutely no juice with Google and thus is unlikely to show up in the first few million SERPS (search Engine result pages). To find out more about what page rank actually is, and how to improve it, search "page rank".
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCSupSvc View Post
    Not PRO, PR0. Google Page Rank ZERO.
    Thank you so much John.
    I've been lurking trying to learn as much as I can, but I thought maybe I should start asking a few questions too.

    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateHound View Post
    That means the site has a Google Page Rank of 0 (zero) - absolutely no juice with Google and thus is unlikely to show up in the first few million SERPS (search Engine result pages). To find out more about what page rank actually is, and how to improve it, search "page rank".
    Searching now. I've actually had some good luck with search engine results(page 1 for a few of my niche items), but I need to learn more about PR.

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