Has there been any round table discussions between Ticketmaster and affiliates about the program change where we are not going to get paid commissions for targeted traffic that results in ticket sales in the first 24 hours tickets go on-sale to the general public on ticketmaster.com?
Can't ticketmaster.com issue codes to fan clubs, promoters and radio stations that could be input online by the customer so that ticket sales generated by their efforts can be tracked and attributed to them giving credit only where credit is due? It seems rather primitive to not pay affiliates commissions for sales that ticketmaster.com can track down to the referral URL and link ID and attribute to us.
Ranking in the top 3 positions in the search engines for events is hard work. It takes a lot of time to create web pages with unique compelling content targeted to drive traffic to ticketmaster.com for specific events. To not pay us for driving targeted traffic that generates sales in the first 24 hours is unconscionable especially when the commissions ticketmaster.com pays us are miniscule.
Please help me understand why ticketmaster.com has made this business decision to not pay us for ticket sales in the first 24 hours that our efforts help produce. Are we not valued partners?