Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    ABW Ambassador
    Join Date
    November 1st, 2005
    Posts
    2,064
    Interesting about Google & Linkshare
    As I was looking at some nice jewelry online I thought about how difficult is it becoming for affiliates to battle the heavy weights to make sales these days with the way they have manipulated the search results.

    Google and Rakutan (Linkshare), 2 of the top few affiliate networks show their true colors when you search for big ticket items like high end jewelry. They obviously use their affiliate programs as a front, similar to gangsters peddling stuff in the decades past...

    when I searched for the term "Eighty-Eight Cut Diamond Engagement Ring " I got about 4 google adds, then 2 Rakutan links to their own shop it seems. A couple of others filled up the page which was also bottomed out with a barrage of more google ads at the bottom. Funny you don't see this by Google on pages about nature or something...

    Even if you get to no 1 in organic you will be half way down the page and then you have to battle with Linkshare themselves which would probably meaning a certain drop of a few more spots...
    Hosting Discounts from Professional Rates Hosts - Deals and Coupons on Domain Names from GoDadday, Namecheap, Domain.com and more top registers.

  2. #2
    OPM/Moderator Hectic GHC's Avatar
    Join Date
    July 13th, 2006
    Location
    Roswell, GA
    Posts
    2,643
    Interesting about Google & Linkshare - that's called an oxymoron.
    Greg Hoffman
    Affiliate Marketing Advocate of the Year 2016; Best OPM/Agency - 2014; Best OPM/Agency, Five Years in a Row - ABestWeb.
    Visit Greg Hoffman Consulting

  3. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. off topic but interesting: Google
    By Roland in forum Midnight Cafe'
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 19th, 2004, 07:25 AM
  2. Interesting new Google Feature.
    By CodeJockey in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: December 19th, 2003, 03:52 AM
  3. Interesting: Is google broke?
    By Steveinid in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: June 14th, 2003, 03:21 PM
  4. Interesting Google result
    By perfectG in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: November 24th, 2002, 10:39 AM
  5. An interesting comment from linkshare....
    By Thomas A. Rice in forum Rakuten LinkShare - LS
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 5th, 2002, 08:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •