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    Thoughts ... RE: Gadget Universe & Crucial
    Both have been working for me for a while but recently (the last two weeks) I've seen that while I use their direct sales URL from their data feed without any changes I go directly to their home/search page rather than the specific pages. Needless to say - my sales for these two companies has hit zero. Thoughts???

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    Micheck,

    Did you update the feed recently, or are you using the same information that has been in place for some time?

    My guess is that if you updated something, that something went wrong and if you haven't updated that some of the top products are no longer available.

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    I just followed up on one of my poor performance advertisers

    ....30% out of items generating clicks were out of stock. ALL Ads on hold with stock volatility like that ..30% OOS in 20 days what kinda business are they running????

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    Maybe you could swap in Hammacher? They seem to be converting pretty well right tnow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superstar
    Maybe you could swap in Hammacher? They seem to be converting pretty well right tnow.
    Hammacher is in bed with ebates.
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    Is Gadbet Universe back? Last I heard back in May of this year, they were no longer with CJ.
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    Crucial all contaminated with parasites. But don't worry about that, they're firing most of their non / low producing affs tomorrow anyhow.

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    Crucial fired me today. Hammacher converts.

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    GU product ads from CJ were getting redirected to their home page instead of the product page. I have not checked lately. My phone conversation with their rep has me rethinking through some things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    Crucial fired me today. Hammacher converts.
    They're in bed with ebates, though. But then again, so are 99% of the merchants I promote ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker Jones
    GU product ads from CJ were getting redirected to their home page instead of the product page. I have not checked lately. My phone conversation with their rep has me rethinking through some things.
    Are they active on CJ again?

    After talking to their rep, is this a good spin or a bad one?
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    OK Dumb question: Who/what is "crucial?"
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    Trust - expire them first - they may have emailed you - but they haven't acted yet - check your relationship history.

    "You can't fire me, I quit."
    Hermey in "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1964)

    Crucial is so messed up - they went down the parasite path a long time ago - now they're cutting off the links out there that feed the parasites. And they think we're not selling things. It's funny to see. The next step comes when they realize their sales are decreasing (starving parasites) and they'll deduce they need more parasites.

    One bad conclusion after another.

    Good news though, some where along the line the AM will get fired for underperforming.

    And affiliates will remember the choices they made to burn us all.

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    Crucial Technology - memory / RAM people.

    Thread title is "Gadget Universe & Crucial" - I figured they meant Crucial technology - a CJ merchant. That's who Trust and I are talking about. Generally, gadgets need memory, so I think that's who Michek meant.

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    Could also try Brookstone.

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    or Firststreet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuts
    Crucial Technology - memory / RAM people.

    Thread title is "Gadget Universe & Crucial" - I figured they meant Crucial technology - a CJ merchant. That's who Trust and I are talking about. Generally, gadgets need memory, so I think that's who Michek meant.
    Thanks Donuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuts
    Crucial all contaminated with parasites. But don't worry about that, they're firing most of their non / low producing affs tomorrow anyhow.
    sure did; probably did me a big favor.

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    Donut, do you know who are the parasites that Crucial is working with now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuts
    Crucial all contaminated with parasites. But don't worry about that, they're firing most of their non / low producing affs tomorrow anyhow.
    Got the notice today. Up theirs!

    Of course, they wouldn't have had nearly so many "low producing" affiliates if it wasn't for their bonehead decision to prohibit people from using PPC traffic to promote pages--on our sites, no less--that featured their stuff!
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    At one time Crucial converted well for me, especially considering I did not promote them heavily. They did not approve my application this time around. Maybe I am better off without them. Crucial use to have a real active AM who frequented ABW. Can't remember their name as of this posting, but they were a real big hit with everyone here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker Jones
    At one time Crucial converted well for me, especially considering I did not promote them heavily. They did not approve my application this time around. Maybe I am better off without them. Crucial use to have a real active AM who frequented ABW. Can't remember their name as of this posting, but they were a real big hit with everyone here.
    Seems like they'd better find this former ABW smoozer and arm him with some serious butt kissing ammo. Good time for Egghead to come on the scene and wipe out the endless supply of computer products non-converting losers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisg
    Donut, do you know who are the parasites that Crucial is working with now?
    Yes, I do. The answer is, most of them. Many by choice and many by incompetence and lack of inspection.

    Here's a few examples of the ones they've chosen overtly:
    http://www.igive.com/html/body_merchantlisttour.cfm
    http://www.ebates.com/all_stores.jsp#C

    And keep in mind that most parasites don't list their "merchants" for all to see (cuz not all dress themselves as loyalty programs). There's a lot more in their program and their AM knows it.

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    Did you know that there is actually an affiliate manager out there with nothing to do during the holiday sales peak?

    He/she works for Crucial.

    They gave me the boot today.

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    Thanks Donut.

    Man, this is disgusting. Are there no more honest memory merchants available? We have Kingston that push their affiliates' referrals to their resellers so that they can save on commission and now we have one that works with virtually all parasites available.

    I used to be getting decent conversion with them but recently nothing. I didn't bother because my focus was elsewhere. All the while I was thinking it is the quality of the traffic that the search engines are referring to my sites and google recent decision of dropping alot of my pages.

    Have to start looking for alternatives.

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