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    Who first? My site or the merchants?
    Hi folks, zootman here. Well I'm still at it. Finally showing a consistent upward trend in my visitorship and click through rate. I had a sale!! Anyway, thanks for all the info. I am finding that the more I put into it, the more I get back. I am starting to build a mailing list and in my emails I am trying to feature some good info and not simply promotions. I do, however like to include a link to a promotion at the end. My question is this, In your opinions, is it better to link straight to a merchants product/ sale and keep the click train as short as possible or do you think I should be advertising the product/ sale and then route the visitor to my site first. I see the benefits of both. If they come to my site then they get familiar with it, learn it and hopefully like it but I risk losing them if they have to click too much where as if I send then directly to the merchant they streamline the looking/buying process but never get to see what/who I am. Whaddya think?

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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Need to check with each merchant (read their TOS) about email/newsletter marketing. Usually safer to bring them to your product page first...
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    Thanks. I didn't think about that.

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    I would link directly to the merchant page (if allowed) as you will get better conversion. They already know your site as they are on your opt-in list but also include other info that points them to your site in case they don't want that promo.

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    I invite recipients to a choice of my sites (I have variations of one product) and encourage them to share the links with colleagues if they are suitably impressed.
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    Well, i think all of it is good advice. I'll be looking a TOS before doing too much.

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