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    I started an Expedia campaign using adwords. and in the first 2 days i got some sales. And in 3 days i made over 5,000 dollars in sales. I was thinking in the back of my head. yes yes yes. Cant wait to see my commision on that. But then i saw it. Of that 5,000 dollars i only made 6 dollars in commisioin. does any one see anything wrong with this other then me?

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    hi fustrated...

    most of the major travel programs pay .5-3% commiss with most stuff being .05% commiss.. you are going to see a lot of $2 checks...

    I have stopped active promotion of my travel sites I am letting them find their own way...

    they are consistant prducers... of $5 commission checks.

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    that's my2cents, 'cuz I'm a legend in my own mind....

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    i gave up on them.

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    I don't know what the problem was. How were you promoting them? What kinds of keywords, bids, and ad text?

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    its not worth promting them. But if u must i used very specific words. like american travel stuff like that very specific.

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    You might check out hotels.com. They used pay more than expedia and others.

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    The program/s I use pay about $225 on 5K worth of hotel sales. Air tickets a flat $5, though
    PPC only makes a profit seasonally (for me at least)

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    I gave up on Expediate ages ago and converted over to TravelNow. Have been having surprisingly good luck with them - perhaps mainly because I only promote hotels anymore. Promoting air fares seems like a waste with the puny commissions that are offered.

    Additionally, TravelNow tracks phone orders - at least for Private Label sites - something that Expedia does not do.

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    Just for the record- we do track phone sales for all affiliates. These can be up to 30% of some affiliates sales, so it's an important part of the business.

    Hotels are where the money is in travel. Vacation rentals areoften an untapped source of revenue for affiliates as well.

    Since Expedia is a sister company, I am relatively familar with their products- tey ar ea great source of everythign under one roof and have the reputation for paying quickly and fairly which I have always appreciated from an affilaite company as well.

    IAN (Travelnow/Hotels) is a completely different program- and we'd love to have you!
    Jessica Hutson
    Senior Manager of Strategic Development

    (IAN) Interactive Affiliate Network Representing:
    www.hotels.com
    www.travelnow.com
    www.vacationspot.com

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    By the way, Expedia discussion(s) belong with Befree or the CJ forum...not Linkshare

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    IAN has an excellent program for hotels.

    I learned real quick not to try selling airfare a few years ago, although some people report having success at that.

    For places where IAN does not have hotel rooms to offer, Adsense works (let someone else try to offer rooms).

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