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    Misconception About Affiliate Programs
    Misconception about affiliate programs

    Now a days am researching on affiliate marketing program through out my research I figured out that people have few misconceptions for this program. I sorted them as a myth.

    Myth #1 - If you have affiliates, you will lose money on sales that you would have gotten anyway.
    Myth #2 - Your AdWords costs will go up, because you will be competing against your own affiliates.
    Myth #3 - Customers become affiliates just to get a discount on your software
    Myth #4 - Your reputation will be damaged by affiliates using unprofessional tactics.
    Myth #5 - Simply having an affiliate program will generate more sales.
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    In certain circumstances.. some of those myths could actually be true.

    Myth #1 - Can't say how many times I've gone to make an online purchase at a retailer I use regularly, only to at the last minute google for a coupon. Then which ever random couponer I choose gets the credit for that sale. It could be argued that they help close the sale - but then again... I was going to buy with or without the coupon so... ...?

    Myth #2 - If competing with the same keywords, its possible. But hey guess it couldn't hurt to have your own site on the top three paid results - either directly or through an affiliate.

    Myth #3 - I've seen this done plenty of times - some have rules against it, some encourage it.

    Myth #4 - Definitely possible for someone to try to hold you libable for an affiliates actions. ( www.seomoz.org/blog/dsw-sues-zapposcom-for-trademark-infringement-over-affiliates-review-sites)
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    Affiliate Manager maria jarel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeeksSteven View Post
    In certain circumstances.. some of those myths could actually be true.

    Myth #1 - Can't say how many times I've gone to make an online purchase at a retailer I use regularly, only to at the last minute google for a coupon. Then which ever random couponer I choose gets the credit for that sale. It could be argued that they help close the sale - but then again... I was going to buy with or without the coupon so... ...?

    Myth #2 - If competing with the same keywords, its possible. But hey guess it couldn't hurt to have your own site on the top three paid results - either directly or through an affiliate.

    Myth #3 - I've seen this done plenty of times - some have rules against it, some encourage it.

    Myth #4 - Definitely possible for someone to try to hold you libable for an affiliates actions. (www.seomoz.org/blog/dsw-sues-zapposcom-for-trademark-infringement-over-affiliates-review-sites)
    I'm agreed with your points as well.
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