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How not to attract affiliates

 12:59 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Recently started affiliate program (If you've seen it, you know it, but let's not name it since it's against a few WW TOS) has this on their description.

Please note that search marketing is NOT allowed. Affiliates will NOT be paid for sales generated through search engine marketing.

How do they think affiliates get people to their websites? I think they meant to say PPC, but search engine marketing does include SEO or anything where people come from a search engine, which is how most people get their traffic.



 1:08 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

If this is the political one, I've got a fair number of red flags on the legality of what they're trying to do.

The agreement is a bit clueless.


 1:14 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Perhaps written by a lawyer who doesn't have a clue about what he/she is writing about. Good for a laugh, if nothing else.


 2:52 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

I once had an Affiliate who said you couldn't use the name of the product in the title or file name of the page.


 4:11 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yeah, that was good for belly laugh.

Perhaps they prefer all those low-risk email marketing affiliates?


 1:05 am on Jul 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Affiliates will NOT be paid for sales generated through search engine marketing.

I'd assume they mean that you can't use an affiliate link in a PPC ad (Adsense, Overture, etc) as it dilutes their own advertising and makes them pay more for it.


 4:46 am on Jul 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

What if you have a political site and just happen to get a ton of traffic to it and also get some donations from the site? Is this search engine marketing jsut because it is in the search engines. Wouldn't it be hard to tell where the traffic/donations came from on cj's end besides just having a referrer domain?


 7:34 am on Jul 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

If I was the affiliate program manager, I would have added the following to their agreement - "Affiliates would be paid once in 5 years"

That should keep those pesky affiliates away.


 12:48 pm on Jul 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Someone has posted who it is, so just so there's not two conversations going on...

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