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Sites without affiliate link.

How do such sites earn?



6:25 am on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There are many sites which do not show any affiliate links on their pages....So where from the income comes?


10:51 am on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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10:55 am on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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So where from the income comes?

>> No every site is monetized.
>> They could be waiting for the time when they can effectively generate a certain income out of the stie.
>> . . . (and number of other reasons)


11:06 am on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi thanks...

So, monetizing is through only google ads, MSN ads and yahoo search marketing? Any way other than these three?


11:39 am on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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And when I submit my site to directories, some of the directories say that sites with affiliate links will not be accepted/listed.


2:14 pm on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Some sites are sponsored by company's.


4:40 pm on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Banner ads, own product sales, lead generation (ie selling harvested email addresses or other info).

Of course some do it just for the joy. The first 4 years of our site we dished out thousands of dollars to keep it running and had no monetary return. Of course that's changed now.



2:33 am on Oct 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Some affiliate programs have what are called "white label" opportunities. Instead of using an affiliate link, you register a domain to use for your site. This may be what you're referring to?

Another possibility is to use a script that cloaks your affiliate code. Instead of some unwieldly url, it will just appear as a regular domain name. I don't know if they are frowned upon by the search engines (or if it even makes any difference at all), but I have heard of some affiliates using scripts like these.

[edited by: CatLady at 2:40 am (utc) on Oct. 2, 2007]


2:36 am on Oct 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Sometimes the purpose of a site is to drive traffic to another site belonging to the same owner. The income is earned on the other site.