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    A Linkshare newbie question
    Does linkshare have reports about merchants?
    I mean network earnings and EPC?

    How can decide which merchant to join when there are few of them for a category.

    Does linkshare provide any tools like that for affiliates?

    Thnaks.

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    Does linkshare have reports about merchants?
    No, but likewise they don't have reports about affiliates either so no one will reject you for being a low earner to protect their EPC.

    I mean network earnings and EPC?
    See above.

    How can decide which merchant to join when there are few of them for a category.
    I'd read over the forums here to see which LS merchants have good feedback and which have good support.

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    Thank you Chris.
    That was very helpfull.

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    felix8,
    We provide you with merchant performance data for those merchants that accept you into their programs, once you start generating activity with them.

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    I think he's looking for network-wide performance data for merchants (like CJ offers), not just his own performance data with merchants.

    I've found that some merchants will share some of their network-wide performance data, but you're at their mercy to give you accurate numbers. Also, instead of network-wide performance, I find it better to ask what type of performance affiliates similar to me see. For instance, "What is your average conversion ratio and order size for coupon sites?"
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    If a merchant has the products you want to offer, good customer service and provides affiliate support and tools, I don't think a generalized performance indicator would be a good measure to decide whether to work with them or not, even if Linkshare had one, fortunately they don't. We have high average order, decent conversions but it all changes widely from affiliate to affiliate.

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    Thanks everybody for your answers.
    Basically i don't choose my merchants based on their EPC or network earnings.

    I do choose them by the site and how well he can convert. Most of a time i can spot a good converting site (and not because of how it looks).

    EPC and network earnings help me to determine how much should i bid if im doing a ppc campaign and where should i bid.
    It just some helpful tools for me on the ppc part.

    With merchant im using without ppc i don't even look at these reports.

    I'm doing very well with CJ and SAS. Thought i should expend to linkshare.
    The thing is that its very hard to work with. You cant look for merchant based on a word or look for a product.
    How do you guys looking for niche merchants on linkshare?

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