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Affiliate Program who use Adsense
Affiliate Program who use Adsense

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Msg#: 3390206 posted 5:09 am on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have been using one Affiliate for a while now and noticed recently that they have started using Adsense.

I know that there is nothing wrong with that from an Adsense point of view.

I don't agree that affiliate should use Adsense, I am sending traffic to them and if someone clicks on an Adsense Ad I get nothing, is that fair?

I didn't sign up to their affiliate system so that I can send them traffic, for very little in return, or if they click on adsense, nothing in return.

I checked a couple of other, they are doing the same, this seems to be the trend.

What do you think?



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Msg#: 3390206 posted 5:22 am on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Guessing by 'affiliate' you mean affiliate merchsnt.

For the performing affiliates I talk to , definitely a major turn off.

Some of these merchants may convert fine for affiliates, but given a choice, I avoid testing leaky merchants, as they are sending a % of my traffic off to convert elsewhere.

I know as an affiliate, I am a middleman, but strangely I seem to do better as part of the chains with the fewest middleman links....


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Msg#: 3390206 posted 5:31 am on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

They are a very large online travel agency, they offer and affiliate program which I joined.

I definitely feel like they have gone down the wrong path by adding Adense, and will most likely loose me as an affiliate.


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Msg#: 3390206 posted 5:48 am on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

By them adding adsense, that tells me that their program doesn't convert very well, even for them, once the affiliate has sent their valuable traffic over. I'd look to switch my sites over to another program ASAP, unless the merchant had some sort of adsense profit sharing which I'm sure they probably don't.


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Msg#: 3390206 posted 2:40 am on Jul 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Agreed. I never promote sites running adsense or banners that I'm not going to get a share of the profits for.

If the merchant is going to give me a share of profits that my traffic generates for them than fine. Otherwise, it's just leaks that don't benefit my efforts.

Same goes for exit popup windows. Some merchants will give you your cut for the profits popups generate. If the don't, then be sure you can opt out of popups for your visitors.


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Msg#: 3390206 posted 2:32 am on Jul 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

I agree with eljefe3 if a merchant is putting adsense on their pages then it probably shows that the products they offer are not selling well and they need
additional income, which means you should not promote them

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