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  1. #1
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    Does this sound familiar to anyone else?
    I have been an affiliate of Partnerweekly programs for over 2 years and been paid quite well for my efforts.

    In fact, I have always been paid on time. Even when I was making over 1 grand per week. As you can imagine, I loved doing business with these folks. They communicate well and are always very friendly. But there came a time when I feel I began to make too much. They cut me off of my best payer and my commissions began to decrease by 50% or more every month.

    It is to the point now that I am lucky to make a measly $100 a month.
    Enough of my whining. CJ, Clixgalore, Sharesale, and the others are still paying me well. So I am not going hungry.

    Back to my initial question. Has anyone else had the same experience or noticed the more they pay per lead, the less you make.

    Peace,
    Swingtrader

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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    It's called CPA syndication where every worker bee doing well gets their clickstream data mined for success tactics. Then the CPA operators copy the techniques on their own side sites or farm out the offers for commission cuts to other CPA operators to play both sides of the fence.
    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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    My click thrus counts are still similar to before but the payout is horrible. Would this CPA Syndication affect my rate of pay?

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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    I'm not a CPA expert but I imagine your successful CPC and CPL programs get ranked and then farmed out to CPA syndication dropping you from the primary payout to the 3 rung on the offerings. It would take a Philidelipha lawyer to digest what a CPA network could get away with milking the work from their affiliates. Just remember all CPA networks are fronts for a few affiliates seeking Super affiliate status off the traffic of others. Greed has a huge factor in the daily operations.
    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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    If you are correct and I am being screwed out of commissions I am earning, I may fly to Vegas for a little face to face with the PW people. Well, maybe not...I probably spend all my time in the Casino plaing blackjack.

    Since they may have tagged my referral links, do you think using another, new member affiliate's links may sidestep their targeting tactics?

    By the way, thank you for your insite!

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    Swingtrader...
    Swingtrader-

    I can assure you that nothing of this sort is happening on our side of the fence. We happily pay commissions to many publishers in excess of the $1,000 per week you were making in your prime days with us.

    I'd like to find out why you've experienced this pay rate decrease. The only reasons we have for cutting someone off are low lead quality or high fraud rate.

    If you'd like to give me a call to discuss, I'd appreciate the opportunity to work through this with you. That way your next trip to Vegas will be on us, and it will be to celebrate!

    Our number is (800) 620-7060. Please dial "0" and ask for me. Thanks!

    Best Wishes,
    Joe Lilly
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    PartnerWeekly, LLC

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    We have increased our performance on PW considerably in the last two months and other than the normal drops in advertisers (who drop out) PW has had no problems in paying out (if you can figure out what they pay out anyway).

    As with ANY affiliate program you have to keep track of the advertisers and we have made this our top priority even with CJ. Last week one of PW's advertisers, Debt XL, had a broken form and that means all the traffic we sent to it was wasted. However, since we monitor all links and advertisers daily we caught this one quickly, and notified PW (you can actually call your CSR and have them answer).

    I have a lot of associates and friends that I keep in contact with, mostly on CJ, but have gotten many of the to sign up with PW. Between all of us we keep things straight.

    To date, we have never been dropped by any advertiser on PW, unless they were completely removed from the PW lineup.

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    CPA Network Rep Joe Lilly's Avatar
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    Make Goods
    We typically issue make goods following outages of that nature. MeeMaw your ASR should have passed your information along to me to approve, but I don't have record of anything coming across my desk. Can you please call her or email her the details? Thanks a lot.

    -Joe

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    Joe, it was determined to be just a few hours so I gather a make good was not necessary.

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