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    How many reminders are appropriate enough?
    I recently launched a new Affiliate program at Shareasale. (I am yet to announce the program in this forum.) I already have 24 Affiliates join the network in 3-4 weeks time. However, almost 80% of them did not download the creatives initially. I sent them a reminder and saw the percent drop to almost 60%. I sent another reminder and a couple more Affiliates obliged and added the links. How many reminders do you think are apt enough? Please advise.

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    pph Expert! Gordon's Avatar
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    It could be a lot of them will never download your creatives, they might have sites that are run purely with your datafeed, assuming you have one, or they might prefer to build their own links.
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

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    imho
    90% will never test their link.
    No big deal.
    10% of 200 = 20 and there are only 10 sites listed on the 1st page of the SERPs

    Quality not quantity is what you need......

    Signing up with any network doesn't make it happen. Recruiting makes it happen and that takes time.

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    I think if you send enough reminders, they will get annoyed. If I were an affiliate promoting, say, 20 merchants, each of them emailing me all the time... It probably just polutes their email boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon
    It could be a lot of them will never download your creatives, they might have sites that are run purely with your datafeed, assuming you have one, or they might prefer to build their own links.
    Yes, I have a datafeed currently available. I never knew that Affiliates could just use the datafeed and not have to bother about downloading the creatives. Thank you for pointing this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Ward
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    90% will never test their link.
    No big deal.
    10% of 200 = 20 and there are only 10 sites listed on the 1st page of the SERPs

    Quality not quantity is what you need......

    Signing up with any network doesn't make it happen. Recruiting makes it happen and that takes time.
    Adam,
    I am not totally relying upon Affiliates finding my program and signing up. However, I am not finding any luck with recruiting Affiliates outside the network. I send some intro emails to the websites that I think would have the potential to send visitors to my site but I hardly hear back from them. What are the measures that you took in recruiting Affiliates? I wish, like Affiliates, even the Merchants get the access to the list of Affiliates on the SAS network. That would help.

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    Personally I don't mind the first reminder. Then there's the merchant who I never posted a link for in a year who wrote a very well formatted letter (talk to AMWSO) asking me to either post a link or let my account lapse and sign up again later. It was such a pleasant letter I got the link posted ASAP. Oh, I do think there was a perk offered for doing so .

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    Is your site down? I tried to take a look but couldn't get it to load.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmy
    Is your site down? I tried to take a look but couldn't get it to load.
    Yes, we are down. I apologize for the inconvinience. Comcast has some grid failures in our area and all our servers are down. Please check back in a few hours. Our technician is currently trying them to get to it asap. Thank you for stopping by. I wish I could contact you on PM, but I don't have the rights to do that yet. If you would be kind enough to provide me with your email address, I will drop you a note when we are up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmy
    Is your site down? I tried to take a look but couldn't get it to load.
    Zimmy,
    Thought I will drop you this note - our site is up. Please make some time t visit the site and check out our products. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,
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    Thanks - I will do that!!



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    The Eternal Optimist zimmy's Avatar
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    I noticed you toll free number at the top of your pages - do you track affiliate orders from your toll free phone number?



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    Zimmy,
    I think that is possible, but I would have to get back to you on that.

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    Zimmy,
    I apologize for the late reply. We have started tracking affiliate sales by phone starting this week. I would also be making the new program announcement for KidStuffInABox on ABW today. Kindly, take some time to go through our program features, and if interested also sign up. BTW, we had our first affiliate sale this weekend. I am thrilled beyond expression.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Oasis
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    That is great news - thanks for the update!



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