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    Getting a second chance
    Hopefully this has not been posted here before, but here goes. I'm sure all of us have gotten that email from a merchant saying that they have rejected our site. Most of them give you a good honest answer as to why your site was rejected. But there are some that just tell you that you've been rejected, with no explaination or a generalized one that may or may not fit your site. Now, I don't know about you, but I'm the kind of person who wants to know why. This way I'll know what might need to be changed, if making the change is worth it, and if the change will help me better get other merchants and customers. When I get a generalized or simple 'you were rejected' email, I write them back and ask what their specific reason for the rejection was. This usually gets me good results, so far more than 60 of my rejections were reversed because I inquired as to the reason for the rejection. Just a short reply email is all you need, don't be rude, or snippy, just ask politely why you were rejected. Here is an example of what I write in a reply to a rejection.

    Dear 'Person's Name' or To Whom it May Concern(if there is no name)
    I am writing to you to inquire as to the reason for your rejection of my site's application for an affiliate account. Your email did not state any specific reasons and it would be of great help to me to know your reasons. This is so I can possibly change things about my site that caused the rejection and try to make it better suited for you or my visitors. This may also help me to make my site better overall, and help me to find some things I may have done wrong without knowing it.
    Thank You for your time.
    Your Name

    It's just that simple, a few words asking for a reason or reasons. You don't have to write one quite as long as mine, you can just ask for their reason for rejection, and nothing more. Like I said, this reply has gotten over 60 rejections reversed for me. I'm not sure why it's worked so well for me so far, maybe they see that I'm commited to trying to do a good job and they feel I deserve a second chance. I've not had any that told me I needed to change anything on my site, or anything about my site. Well, I hope this helps some people at least. Again, I'm sorry if this or something like this has been posted before. If it has, let me know and I'll conk myself on the head as punishment. Thank you for letting me say my piece.

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    There have been similar threads. However, your's contains a nice copy-n-paste note that can be used (almost) as is. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachy
    There have been similar threads. However, your's contains a nice copy-n-paste note that can be used (almost) as is. Thanks.
    Ouch, got some friends to help out too.

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    The networks don't allow for customization of the rejection email, and it is certainly in your best interest to ask why. As I was rejecting a LOT of applications yesterday at CJ I was wishing I had a way to even just send a one line addendum to their standard rejection note. Sometimes I can take the time to send a note prior to rejecting, but sometimes it isn't that easy to do.
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    It is important to write to them if you feel you really are a good fit for their program, but you may also want to think about how long they take to respond, see if they are on a different network run by a different management company or AM or OPM. You can always push a different program as well =0).


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