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    Why Should I Promote This Merchant?
    I was searching for a new merchant to replace one who can't seem to keep their products online.

    The first potential merchant that I found presented products that I was looking for and showed good numbers. I checked the merchants site......and this is what I found...

    Big orange banner promoting "Thanksgiving Specials" (This is May).....Upper left corner was a big bold 800 number.......Right side was a 250 X 250 banner promoting their affiliate program....

    Can you give me 10 good reasons to choose this merchant.
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    Not a one...
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    Negative...!

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    Because they are clueless and an affiliate like you could get them back on track? Naw forget it!!

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    Rhetorical question, right?
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    The first potential merchant that I found presented products that I was looking for and showed good numbers.
    Curious about that comment. I understand the concern about leaks but if the merchant is making money isn't that a good thing? Perhaps affiliates are successful because they deep link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    Curious about that comment. I understand the concern about leaks but if the merchant is making money isn't that a good thing? Perhaps affiliates are successful because they deep link?
    I looked again at their numbers and am not sure of what I saw, or thought that I saw the first time, but on rechecking the numbers are mostly "0's" across the board. The program has been active for about 8 months.

    No I am not joining the program, but the leaks were interesting........
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    Forget the leaks, the fact that they have a "Thanksgiving Specials" banner on the home page is disturbing.

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    Aw...give 'em a break. As of now - they are a bit closer to planning ahead than being behind.


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    Amazing that people have enough money to run an affiliate program, but not enough time to look at their own website and see the T-Day ad up? Are they really that lazy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebtheredwood View Post
    Amazing that people have enough money to run an affiliate program, but not enough time to look at their own website and see the T-Day ad up? Are they really that lazy?
    That is the whole point that I was trying to make in my bumbling way....

    How do they justify the expense? Their affiliate program is not paying for itself unless there is something behind the scenes that I am not aware of.

    There are many affiliate programs that are just drifting like garbage on the high seas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonedleprechon View Post
    Not really..
    Not really - What?
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