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    Ashford/World Of Watches is history
    Received this afternoon

    Ashford.com will no longer be running an affiliate program effective
    November 30th 2006. Please remove all Ashford.com links as you will not
    be compensated for any sales after November 30th 2006.

    Thanks,
    Commission Junction
    Glad I have nothing up for them, a days notice isn't sweet. If it's effective Nov. 30th, then Nov. 29th is the last day - which makes it less than 24 hours notice.

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    ABW Ambassador purplebear's Avatar
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    I haven't even received it yet. lol Guess maybe I'll get it later sometime. lol

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    Sad.
    I worked with them at their beginning. I made money, tons of money. They had one of the best looking websites with luxury products. I sold a few Rolex, the real ones...
    Then their affiliate programs went down the hill, tracking problems... I quit a long, long time ago. They were quite a pioneer.

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    Got to wonder if WoW is soon to follow then. Not that they convert sales any more or anything.

    And the diamond.com domain name got sold about 1/2 year ago. No idea WTH is going on with that.

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    Here's a recent thread about Ashford

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=80902

    No loss.

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    ABW Ambassador purplebear's Avatar
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    Somehow I missed that post about Ashford. That's really hard to believe they're actually doing that. Guess unfortunately it's not so hard to believe According to CJ they're still active for me and my links still work. lol Guess I better go check the watches site now, too.

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    The "other" left wing davidh's Avatar
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    There's plenty of fish in the sea.

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    That is sad. I met their manager at CJU, he is a great guy.

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    Newbie at tooting my own horn M_Diddy's Avatar
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    Ashford jumped the shark when the went from be ass to CJ.

    They were converting amazing prior to the switch and I too was making tons of cake from them....

    I have seen the results tank over the last little bit with traffic escalating....definately some ghetto business going on, and it isnt a cj thing, nuff said.

    One thing that I did notice is that the luxury goods on both ashford and world of wackches...are MIA.....

    The Cartiers.....gone.
    The Rollies...gone.
    The Baumes...gone.
    The Omegas...gone..

    Now its more like the luxury of walmart brands....

    The least you can do is offer me a smoke after a f**k like that.

    Di Dd Y

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    hehe i like this diddy guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh
    Got to wonder if WoW is soon to follow then. Not that they convert sales any more or anything.

    And the diamond.com domain name got sold about 1/2 year ago. No idea WTH is going on with that.
    World of Watches gone too-

    Deactivated Advertisers
    WorldofWatches.com View Links 8-Dec-2006 Advertiser Expired
    Ashford.com View Links 7-Dec-2006 Advertiser Expired

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    **old thread bumpage**

    I see World Of Watches over on Linkshare now.

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    Well let's send them 10,000 visitors and see if we get anything out of it.
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    Ashford is back at CJ again.

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    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
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    drop the program every few months...

    stiff the affiliates...

    start up program again

    repeat as necessary

    gotta love the business model

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