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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    Question As An Affiliate I Hate...
    ...please continue!!

    Please post one thing that you hate as affiliate when you look at an affiliate program or a website with an affiliate program. Only one thing (preferably fitting into one line) per post please... I'll start in post #2

    To contribute an element of fun into the thread, I am willing to do the following: the affiliate that posts more meaningful one-line things merchants should stay away from will get $20.00 GB's from me personally.

    Thanks in advance for participating.

    Geno

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    Leaks.

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    Unreliable reporting.
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    Not responding to affiliate emails and support questions.
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    A merchant website with "become an affiliate" in big letters at the top of the page. Do they want me to sell things for them or to encourage others to become affiliates and get the commission off the price?

    Oh ... and automatic rejections for anyone who is outside of America.


    Sue.

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    Parasites!!!
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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    Commission that dropped (last time you checked the program's bio it was at 15%, now - it's at 12.5%).

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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    Email address for affiliates to send mail to BOUNCES
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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    Email address that affiliates are supposed to send emails to gets SPAM BLOCKED
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    Big 1-800 number on top; yet no indication of phone tracking in the program description.

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    Embarrassing commission rates (1-2%)
    on that same note, clear volume incentives. If I sell x don't tell me it's up to the magical affiliate fairy. I need concrete #'s not speculation and "maybe".

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    Creatives with no width, height, and alt tags.

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    Company is working with Linkshare (for example) and on their affiliate program sign up page there is only one link to sign up for their program and that takes you to a page to join Linkshare. Annoying when you are already with Linkshare!
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    When merchants make design changes that affect all 1000 of your links

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    All the &nsbp; crap in merchants links that use Linkshare!
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    Creatives with huge abnormal file sizes.

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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    Merchants who's coupons expired in 2004 and are still showing as an available link option

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    Platform, site or link changes in Sept - Dec
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    Been away, now I'm back. Not as much, but I'm back & starting from scratch. Where I was, was fantastic. Where I am now, less so. Things have changed, become harder. So have I. Game ON!!!
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    When you sign up for a program only to discover they have a total of less than 5 links to choose from that all lead to the homepage and no way to generate your own!
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    ...when links no longer work and I'm not informed.
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    Receiving an invitation to join a program, and as soon as you apply you are disapproved automatically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Michelle
    Receiving an invitation to join a program, and as soon as you apply you are disapproved automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Michelle
    Receiving an invitation to join a program, and as soon as you apply you are disapproved automatically.
    That's actually happened to you?? hahaha That's silly on the part of whomever sent you the invite to join.
    [B]Jon Lyons[/B]
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