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    2015 Will Be Better
    Happy New Year To All

    The year 2014 was a little strange for me. It was another year of learning.....different lessons learned each year.

    Site traffic doubled this year across the board. Income did not double, but was better than 2013

    I had an enjoyable/educational time at SAS Think Tank. I am registered for ASW in Jan

    I will never...ever...again try to work with CJ.
    Received payments from both SAS and Linkshare.

    Lost 2 good performing merchants. Have added 2 merchants as replacements.

    Another merchant hired new OPM , moved to a new network.....Sales totally dried up.
    1.21% conversion with old network.....3000 clicks with new network and no sales. I found a replacement merchant today.

    I am starting the year off by tweaking all sites and pruning my merchant list. Also being more careful with regards of who to with. I am like Santa Claus...keeping a list of who is naughty...

    Have feeling that my lessons learned will lead to the best year yet...2015
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    Good summary, Witzer.

    I especially like this part:
    I am starting the year off by tweaking all sites and pruning my merchant list. Also being more careful with regards of who to with. I am like Santa Claus...keeping a list of who is naughty...
    I am severely pruning my merchant list.
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    Super Dawg Member Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound's Avatar
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    Good advice, Witzer.

    Glad to see that you'll be at ASW15, looking forward to seeing you after so long. Will Mrs. Witzer be joining you?
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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    I especially like this part:

    I am severely pruning my merchant list.
    Yep.

    Have my naughty and nice list well underway.

    Should be offset by the large list of merchants to be added in Q1.

    2015 WILL be a better year...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Glad to know that you guys are all have your naughty and nice list to work on 2015.

    I haven't had enough time to go through all my merchants yet. Only have a few on my naughty list and I'm sure there will be more to add on that list.

    ABW is the place I will go first to make my naughty and nice list. Thanks to all the ABWers who have given heads up on merchants bad practices and given thumbs up on ethical merchants along the way. Hopefully together we will make the affiliate industry a better place for the coming 2015.

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