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    Affiliate Manager Government Auctions AM's Avatar
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    Affiliate wants to see other affiliates sites?
    Hi!

    I have an affiliate who requested to see the sites of some of my better affiliates, in order to be able to understand what he needs to do in order to build his own page up with relevant content.

    What is the etiquette regarding that? I don't want to expose any affiliates!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Etiquette?

    NEVER reveal your affiliates to anyone.

    YOU should be able to guide him on how to market your product(s) not from what works for your affiliates but from your experiences from selling the product on your website...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Affiliate Manager Government Auctions AM's Avatar
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    I figured that much. I have never been approached by an affiliate to see examples of pages before. I felt it was weird in the first place.

    Thanks so much!

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    Are you kidding me..? What nerve... that they would even ask.

    If I knew a merchant showed my site to another affiliate as an example of what to do right, I would be furious. Individual site performance is confidential information that should never be shared, even if it's just a general list of performers.

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    No way !!!

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    Right, you shouldn't expose your other affiliates to a newbie (although he should be able to find them with a little effort on his own... some are probably well-known sites). I think it would be acceptable to say what general strategies are working (content marketing, comparison shopping, coupons, product reviews, etc), but definitely would not share specific sites.

    As an affiliate, I naively asked the same question starting out -- and thankfully the affiliate manager politely declined to mention any specific domains, but did offer some general tips.
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    Definitely agreed!

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    Never in a million years -

    They need to build their own business and they need to do their own homework to get there. Disclosing info like this can get you on your good affiliate's crap list in a hurry.
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