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June 9th, 2006, 11:14 AM #1The CJ Boot
This might be kind of irrelevant, considering I wouldn't recommend CJ to anyone looking into aff marketing anymore because of LMI, but here's I think the first official gripe I've ever had about them.
I do some web consulting here in Rochester, on top of the other things I work on, and I've had two pretty substantial clients decide to monetize their sites with relevant CJ links.
Both signed up, and began planning the way in which they will promote. Bear in mind, these are established businesses, with great traffic. They also are a little slow because of their size. Not quite as nimble as an affiliate working out of their house.
Maybe you can see where this is going.
They both took 4 to 5 months to get things rolling. And neither had a sale, although they had clicks, in the month or so after they posted links.
So, per posted CJ rules, their accounts were dropped.
My question is this... How much of CJ's valuable resources were my clients taking up in their database? Wouldn't it be better to hose people who've never had a click through, as opposed to those that just haven't sold?
Of course, I pushed both of my clients to SAS. Advised them that they will be respected far more there.
Maybe they'll like the 75 million monthly impressions that CJ just threw out.
June 9th, 2006, 11:46 AM #2Originally Posted by Noth
June 9th, 2006, 12:35 PM #3
This brings up another issue.
Businesses that hire consultants to implement and manage CJ linkage into their site will be forced to either drop out OR hire the consultants AGAIN to make a switch to JS links.
At least some good news for developers.
June 9th, 2006, 01:26 PM #4
June 9th, 2006, 01:51 PM #5Originally Posted by Noth
I think CJ wants the $10 from people.
Luckily I always make at least one sale during a 6 month period (to date) but CJ's adhesion contract angered me when it first became public so I "left" CJ for a while. I returned to CJ when one of my "lucrative" merchants left Yahoo Small Business and signed with CJ.
I've stayed with CJ but I would never pay $10 for the privilege of being able to display their advertisements on my site nor will I pay $200 to use their datafeeds.
I am looking at the development of LMI with a skeptical eye
June 9th, 2006, 01:59 PM #6
actually, the $10 is a penalty, not an in-payment to stay in. they dock accounts that have a little money in them at the six-months-of-no-sales point.
so it keeps you in the loop for a little while.
June 9th, 2006, 02:03 PM #7
Its funny about the $10...last year I found that $20 in sales yields a 1 bar rating, around $500 made a 3 bar and somewhere around $1200 made a 5 bar.
June 9th, 2006, 02:08 PM #8
Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
- Join Date
- November 14th, 2005
- Chapel Hill, NC
Tis true..............................They confiscated my first earnings as an affiliate. I am sure that we have both prospered from that little lesson.
We prospered without each other. ..........Quickie divorce.
Last edited by Witzer; June 9th, 2006 at 02:37 PM.You must climb this mountain. There is no elevator. ---- Don't stick your finger in the liquid nitrogen.
June 9th, 2006, 02:25 PM #9Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
CJ makes money by imposing penalties. I am against that penalty.
June 9th, 2006, 02:40 PM #10
- Join Date
- March 24th, 2005
heh you'd almost think they have a quota of accounts they have to deactivate and that they get docked pay for reactivating accounts. I was deactivated for buying advertising on third party sites without applying to their "special program" thing and they wont re-activate me, but yet they suggested that i just open an account with a different email and continue on :-/
June 9th, 2006, 05:05 PM #11Originally Posted by pstation
June 10th, 2006, 06:51 AM #12
June 10th, 2006, 04:18 PM #13
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
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