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    Affiliate Manager Matt McWilliams's Avatar
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    Terminated an Affiliate for the First Time Today
    I had to terminate an affiliate for Spyware for the first time today

    It was tough and he was 100% honest with me as to how he was marketing...adware, adware, and adware.

    Being principled sucks sometimes
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    That should be a happy smiley not a crying one

    When people do that kind of thing, it comes back to you. Merchants usually have bigger pockets than affiliates.

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    A SaS affiliate?
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    Did you shoot Brian a note? If you caught a nasty, let us know
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    That should be a happy smiley not a crying one
    Trust that's what I was going to say Nice work Matt.

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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    Sounds like you want the just broke up with my girlfriend speech!

    Fine! Has something to do with busses - and another one comes along

    or

    sometimes you gotta' cut off the gangerine thumb to save the arm (ok, i just made that one up)

    Congrats.

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    Affiliate Manager Matt McWilliams's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbowcreek
    A SaS affiliate?
    No no. This was an in-house one.

    Carolyn, if I do catch one on SAS, you know I will let ya know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay
    Sounds like you want the just broke up with my girlfriend speech!

    sometimes you gotta' cut off the gangerine thumb to save the arm (ok, i just made that one up)

    Congrats.
    HAHA! I do need a shoulder to cry on. The first time is the hardest time I suppose...

    Part of Paul (my new assitant)'s job is nothing but weeding out the bad apples.

    And it's "gangrene"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMcWilliams
    I had to terminate an affiliate for Spyware for the first time today

    It was tough and he was 100% honest with me as to how he was marketing...adware, adware, and adware.

    Being principled sucks sometimes
    Did you use a gun or a knife?

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    WTG
    You know Matt odds are you will pick up 5 better affiliates now
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    Whoopie!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by MattMcWilliams
    Part of Paul (my new assitant)'s job is nothing but weeding out the bad apples.

    Thanks Matt Why do I get all the ''Great'' jobs. hehe

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    Affiliate Manager Matt McWilliams's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
    Did you use a gun or a knife?
    Ninja stars actually.
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    You done good Matty my boy!! If they are bad apples, regardless of the volume of business they might bring in the short term, in the long term it is just not worth it. Congratulations to you and your assistant for a job well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay
    Sounds like you want the just broke up with my girlfriend speech!
    And how does that speech go???
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    Thanks Alan It's what I do best

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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Yay Matt!

    Now dontcha feel better about your decision after all these accolades?
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    jeez his head is big enough.
    hehe, then again keep it up I'd like a bigger office cause pretty soon his head wont fit out the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    Yay Matt!

    Now dontcha feel better about your decision after all these accolades?
    I do! If BillyKay is right and it's like breaking up with a girlfriend, then ABW is like when my friends told me she was not good enough for me
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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMcWilliams
    I do! If BillyKay is right and it's like breaking up with a girlfriend, then ABW is like when my friends told me she was not good enough for me
    I think that's what Billy was trying to tell you Matt. :-)

    Put in basic terms:

    Sure, she's gorgeous and has a killer bod but ... is it worth paying the price a few days later? LOL

    And no, I am NOT implying that ALL gorgeous women are infested. That analogy just gets the point across best.
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    geez Rexanne...you took that much farther than I expected
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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMcWilliams
    geez Rexanne...you took that much farther than I expected
    LOL - someone's gotta have clarity.
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    Nice move Matt. I never feel bad when cleaning out such affiliates. It truly is best for all-well, except that affiliate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    Sure, she's gorgeous and has a killer bod but ... is it worth paying the price a few days later?
    let's see - killer bod, gorgeous . . . . . .hmmmmm. ummmmm errrrr well I . . . . let's see uh well umm maybe - no maybe not - whew (sweating) mind going into logic overload


    Geez Rex, why do you always pose such deep thought provoking questions!!
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    Here's my question...how did you catch him? What should the rest of us be looking for?
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    Affiliate Manager Matt McWilliams's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINDsprinter
    Here's my question...how did you catch him? What should the rest of us be looking for?
    I noticed he was sending over 2,000 hits a day with only 30-40 conversions.

    His conversion rate was 1.8% which is terrible in our business.

    Our typical conversion rate is around 28-47% depending on the lead type and affiliate, so it was pretty easy to catch actually.
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