Jane_Doe - 4:32 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
Perhaps it was cookie washing, I have no clue, but anything from CJ died despite having millions of impressions a month and tens of thousands of clicks.
I was using an indie affiliate program for a product for many years. They switched to CJ and sales just plummeted. Click through stayed the same, but sales totally tanked. Recently I took the CJ links off in favor of Amazon products and sales returned to normal (as a percent of click throughs).
My experience pretty much matches incrediBill. I try to stick to Adsense or in house affiliate programs, or at least Linkshare if I am using a network program.
This is a good point. We have wasted countless months testing various affiliate programs only to find they don't pay out, and those that do often retract payments weeks or months later.
I have had similar experiences.