| 10:30 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
How do you mean affiliate directory - do you mean affiliate programme such as Affiliate Window etc?
| 11:17 am on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Sorry I should have said Affiliate Network, yep ones just like Affiliate Window.
I looked at them, but when a new affiliate joins they have to pay a £5 admin fee which i think would put alot of new affiliates off joining a new program.
do you know of any other good ones?
| 1:48 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Do they - blimey - that must have changed!
Look at Webgains - they seem very keen, also Tradedoubler I know are good from personal experience (actually all 3 mentioned above I have experience with).
Ones to steer clear of I believe are Ocean and DGM.
Affiliate Future are another reputable one.
| 2:00 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
thanks haggul, what can I expect after joining one of these networks, some of their startup fees are kinda high £500-£5000!
and then the monthly fees, plus a commision cut, it seems like such a risk before even getting one sale.
but then just about every website has an affiliate program these days and I hear they can generate alot of sales.
| 2:19 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
what about Commission Junction? are they targeted to the UK?
| 2:30 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
What can you expect - not a huge amount in my opinion - they guide you through implementation of tracking, and setting up some creatives/feeds and then you pretty much only hear from them if there is an issue.
It seems feeds perform better than banners etc so make sure you can provide up to date product info to the network - automated if possible.
Depending on your scale look at one of the smaller networks otherwise as you say up front fees are harsh - although if you can swallow that then at least you only pay for sales.
Do a search for affiliate forums or a4u and there will be a whole new world of info opened up to you!
| 4:36 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
ShareASale look quite good - does anyone have any experience with them, either as a merchant or an affiliate marketer?
(UK based people, ideally)
| 9:04 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Here are a few that we advertised in at one point:
You might take a look at a few of them.