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May 28th, 2011, 12:51 AM #1WTF is up with Affiliate Networks
I just started back into affiliate marketing...boy things have changed.....All networks suck!!!!
I created a niche site and do a search in Performics for advertisers that match my niche....It shows 180 merchants....Why do i have to manually accept each one, then have to create a new search to get my results back.
WHat is up with Linkshare? I..The coupon Feed is written in Greek.
Performics (google) - boy these guys are missing the boat....still. just like performics
Cj.com - I still like the setup, I just don't trust the tracking
Why cant networks do this, instead of creating a platform around merchants, create a platform for affiliates.
For an example:
Hi <%Name%>, Welcome Back,
We have 36 new coupon (or whatever affiliate you are) affiliates, click here to apply to each one....(1 click)
Here is your dynamic Feed for all your current coupon merchants...Click here to create a new XMl Feed or To edit your datafeed click here
Im rambling but now i remember why I got out of affiliate marketing...Jason Bishop
Columbia SC Web Design
May 28th, 2011, 07:03 AM #2......We have 36 new coupon (or whatever affiliate you are) affiliates, click here to apply to each one....(1 click)
June 3rd, 2011, 09:42 PM #3
Welcome back, Jason!
Have you tried some of the other networks, like ShareASale, AvantLink and buy.at?
June 5th, 2011, 11:24 PM #4
I understand your frustration. I am diving in after about 2 1/2 years off and it appears that the more things change, the more things stay the same.
I can say that I have seen improvements with a couple of the affiliate networks that I used to deal with, but I am going to have focus squarely on some super unique products/service to make this re-entry worth my while.
June 5th, 2011, 11:38 PM #5
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- May 24th, 2011
Your frustration is valid, though there are some trade-offs when you mass-join or when merchants accept affiliates who do not specifically seek out their program.
Perhaps networks could have a scheme where merchants could opt-in to such a mass-join facility, if the affiliate meets certain criteria. Still, the affiliate would need to agree to each merchant's policies (they do vary).
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