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March 1st, 2006, 02:56 PM #1Affiliate Utility Afilliate program
We offer a 10% payout for all sales generated by our Affiliates.
"The END" of your most tedious time-wasting chore is HERE!
What is our Affiliate Utility?
Current Version: 3.x
30 day trial is available - All Access - 5 store/merchant license
Affiliate Utility Software currently works with LinkShare, Commission Junction and BeFree. The software will log into Commission Junction and BeFree automatically. However, LinkShare must have the security data entered in manually. After the program is logged in, it will automatically gather all the HTML codes for Banner Ads, Store Fronts, Text/Email Links, etc., offered by each affiliated merchant over 2,000 times faster than it can be done manually.
Affiliate Utility will store the found data, and, according to the time schedule you set, will check each site for link changes to determine if any banners are inactive or active, so the affiliate will know which codes need to be changed on their websites.
The stored data will allow queries based on many options, such as link banner size, merchant, title of ad, etc. and will display the HTML code. The data can be exported into a Text file format.
As new merchants are approved for the affiliate, you, the application will gather all information necessary.
March 2nd, 2006, 10:53 AM #2Hi Everyone
Well, a lot have people have been reading this post, but no comments...share your thoughts with me and let me know what you think
March 2nd, 2006, 11:26 AM #3
Hello Thomas Gross,
I think the reason you may not be getting faster feedback is because your post isn't providing the readers with much information. Some of the readers here don't have time to research information you should provide marketers for fast informative decision making purposes.
Another reason: The fact that the website URL's on the affiliateutility.com page lead to auforu.com and after a visitor clicks on the link the browser address shows the affiliateutility.com address versus auforu.com raises eyebrows as to the need for this purpose. (my opinion)
I'm not trying to diss your program by no means. I am just pointing out factors that I noticed that may help you get far better feedback results here.
Good luck with your program .... it looks like a useful affiliate tool.
March 2nd, 2006, 11:42 AM #4
[quote]Another reason: The fact that the website URL's on the affiliateutility.com page lead to auforu.com and after a visitor clicks on the link the browser address shows the affiliateutility.com address versus auforu.com raises eyebrows as to the need for this purpose. (my opinion)[\quote]
Our servers are set up over multiple hosts/providers and servers for their specific role.
Also for outages, we should always be up.
Its just my network multitasking.
March 2nd, 2006, 11:57 AM #5
That's a perfect explanation .... and the fact that the system is 100% fully backed up by a secondary server is a major bonus to your business partners! (I'd be making that a strong recruitment benefit).
If you have your merchant account with SAS on auto funds ... mention that too! Many affiliates will pass up a merchant that risks having their program temporarily offline because their account went empty and have no funds remaining to pay affiliate commissions.
It's little things that should be clarified to marketers because you are forming a business partner relationship with them. If you had employed some of the comments above within your first announcement you'd have a more appealing and informative message to relay to potential partners.
I would talk to Brian and setup a special advertising announcement board under SAS.
March 2nd, 2006, 12:08 PM #6HelpOriginally Posted by DesignerWiz
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March 2nd, 2006, 12:26 PM #7
March 2nd, 2006, 05:33 PM #8
Sorry, but the whole thing seems a bit confusing to me.
Is this a tool for merchants or for affiliates?
On your site it says "The best way to manage affiliates from your Desktop.", which to me, implies it's a tool for merchants to manage their affiliate partners.
But in your first post above, you say:
"After the program is logged in, it will automatically gather all the HTML codes for Banner Ads, Store Fronts, Text/Email Links, etc., offered by each affiliated merchant over 2,000 times faster than it can be done manually."
Why would a merchant be interested in this?
I would also suggest that you need to improve your copy - both in quality and substance.
Sentences like "As new merchants are approved for the affiliate, you, the application will gather all information necessary." make no sense to me.
I would advise you to make it clearer _exactly_ who this tool is targetted for, and what the benefits are. Clarify exactly what you mean by "affiliates", "affiliated merchant" etc.
P.S. 2000 times faster is NOT the same as 2000% faster :-)
March 2nd, 2006, 05:40 PM #9Thank You
This is a tool for affiliates.
I do agree, we will have a face lift within a few days.
March 2nd, 2006, 07:14 PM #10
Are you selling a product or are you recruiting affiliates? If this product is for affiliates, no one would join your program except to acquire your product. After that there would be no propects to market to as any affiliate interested in buying your product would buy it through their own affiliate links.
A big cloud of confusion!
March 2nd, 2006, 07:31 PM #11
I agree with you RWorld, it is 100% totally confusing.
I think that the affiliate recruitment aspect is geared towards affiliate info/webmaster info type sites, bloggers and for merchants to recommend to their affiliates. Thomas also stated to me (offline) that SAS affiliates are allowed to purchase through their own link (even as first buy).
March 2nd, 2006, 09:26 PM #12Originally Posted by thecool
We are also recruiting affiliates for our current product.
Will we be making our site more informative shortly.
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