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    Chick with Brains Tracy's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
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    Anybody else notice a big drop in sales?
    My main reason for sticking it out with LinkShare is just one merchant. I usually make at least one sale a day with this merchant, but haven't seen a single sale post since May 3rd. I can't figure it out. What could be causing such a drastic change? Almost halfway through May, and the numbers stink!

    Month   Impressions   Clicks       C/I         Orders     Items     O/C
    Jan         14,145       1,881    13.30%        39         250      2.07%
    Feb          8,858       1,353    15.27%        39         205      2.88%
    Mar          9,953       1,911    19.20%        37         275      1.94%
    Apr          4,834       1,223    25.30%        23         168      1.88%
    May          2,068         324    15.67%         2           2       .62%
    I know I took a big hit in drop in traffic the first of February with the Google update, but sales were holding steady for a while anyway.

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    Moderator BurgerBoy's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
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    What Are Sales??????

    It's been so long I have forgotten what sales are.

    Will you explain it to me again please.

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    ABW Ambassador AddHandler's Avatar
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    January 19th, 2005
    "My main reason for sticking it out with LinkShare is just one merchant."I was in the same boat as you.. I decided that one merchant wasn't worth it..

    Yes a HUGE drop in SALES.. over last month.. barely scrapping by this month..
    some sales though.. but a HUGE DROP over the last several months...
    COULD BE SUMMER / SPRING outside activities getting people away from their PCs --- BUT -- I think this is a MYTH.. people STILL have to work in the summer.. they still sit in front of the company PCs all day just as they do in winter.. Most of my sales appear to be during working hours any way... so why SUMMER / WINTER seems to make a difference I don't know..??

    BUT yes big drop in sales..!

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    ABW Ambassador Greg Rice's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    Same here, it's a fraction of what it was last month. Can't help but think something is wrong with their reporting.

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    January 17th, 2005
    The only problem I see with the 'SUMMER/SPRING more people outside' reasoning is
    that traffic to our websites should also be much less then. If the traffic is still
    holding steady, then I cannot believe in that reasoning. I could understand if traffic
    is half of normal levels, then sales would be half of normal levels.

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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    St Clair Shores MI.
    The only way any network can assure referral sales get reported is to require all clicks be physical clicks. S/W generated clicks from all sources should be banned from affiliate value-add marketing. Way too much cookie stuffing and cookie washing is taking place by the desperate gorilla marketers which is perfectly OK with the unethical commission driven AM firms who have a death hold on Linlshare,CJ and Performics..
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    notary sojac Herb ԿԬ's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    Central/Western NY State
    ask again when I can actually see my stats?

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    January 17th, 2005
    I don't notice a drop in sales. May has been a normal month as far as sales reporting is concerned. The annoying thing however, is that since yesterday I keep on getting this message that my account could not be verified despite the fact that I was verified in March.

    Last edited by marcelle; May 14th, 2005 at 11:58 AM.

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    Chick with Brains Tracy's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
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    Count your blessings that you've only started getting the message since yesterday. I've been getting it for two weeks, but of course, they say it will be fixed on Monday.

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