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    Thumbs up Have They Lost Their Minds?
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    Whether you lost your minds or not, I don't know.

    Whether you're spamming or not, that's another story. If you want to promote your affiliate program, we have advertising options. This would be great for a New Program Announcement.

    I'm going to leave this thread until I know you've read it.
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    Michael, he has had one thread removed already for soliciting.
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    They posted their spam; they're done with it. Why would he (or she) come back and read the thread?
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    Though I like Davids perspective, we would like to make note that we are totally new to this site and ShareaSale, and this is exactly what they suggested for us to do...


    We're genuinely trying to find new affiliates and were not sure the best way, are we in the wrong forum??

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    Michael pointed you to the advertising forum.

    http://abestweb.com/advertising
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    You can become a productive participant in ABW, which adds to your credibility and you can also do a Paid Program Announcement (the advertising link) to present the scope of your affiliate program to affiliates (both members and lurkers). Together, those actions may help you get off to a good start.
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    Thanks everyone for your input and prompt reply. We will further look into those resources, and what exactly is this forum for? and how can we become an active member?

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    You can become an active member by participating in discussions. ABW is a place where affiliates and merchants/AMs/OPMs discuss issues and events that have an effect on our work. We socialize too and there are dozens of forums to read through to get a better feel for how things work.

    If you were participating around the forums, you would know how we view self promotional posts outside the paid announcement forum.

    If SAS suggested you post here, I would guess they suggested that you post in their monthly sticky forum at http://www.abestweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136154 which is the SAS Affiliate Promotions forum where such information is shared.

    Good luck with your program.

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    Again, thank you everyone; anymore helpful hints??

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    http://www.abestweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101926

    Read this thread, it would be best for you not to post anymore until you have read and digested what has already been posted for you to read. Follow the threads, read and learn.

    Merchants need to be aware of the forum do's and don'ts. You can participate without promoting so people can get to know you.
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    curious;
    since we all agree this is spam and he doesn't want to pay for advertising. Why is this thread still here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly View Post
    Michael, he has had one thread removed already for soliciting.
    And yet another one after this one that did get deleted. His intent is pretty clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard - AMWSO View Post
    curious;
    since we all agree this is spam and he doesn't want to pay for advertising. Why is this thread still here?
    Sometimes it is good to attempt to educate someone and sometimes it is good to leave threads like this for others to learn from too (about what *not* to do).
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    That was never communicated
    We had never said we did not want to pay for advertisement, we are actually looking into it, we were just confused of what this destination was for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh View Post
    His intent is pretty clear.
    It's the same as the intent of most AMs, OPMs and Network Reps here. The intent isn't the problem. The method is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard - AMWSO View Post
    curious;
    since we all agree this is spam and he doesn't want to pay for advertising. Why is this thread still here?
    The promotional content has been removed now. The thread stays as a warning and example of what not to do.
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    We had never said we did not want to pay for advertisement, we are actually looking into it, we were just confused of what this destination was for.
    You should probably review the forum rules before you further embarass yourself. Do you spraypaint ads for your company on buildings in your city? Spamming a forum is no different.
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