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1:35 pm on May 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi.

I am currently looking into joining an affliate network in the UK to launch my program. I have been looking at Affliate Window and Webgains, just wondered if anyone had used these companies before and had any advice to offer or if there any others I should consider?
Also what timescale does it take to build a successful program and what results can be acheived?

6:17 am on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There are a number around. Look at:
-Affiliate Window
-Affiliate Future
-Affilinet
-Buy.at
-Commission Junction
-DGM
-OMGUK
-Tradedoubler
-Webgains

As a publisher I have had most success with Tradedoubler and Commission Junction, but it does rather depend what topic area you are interested in.

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Hi Norton,

Can you tell us what kind of topics you have been succesful with?
No need for detailed specifics...

Perhaps the OP means she is a merchant?

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MFKaHB,
Yes, I assumed the OP is a merchant.

I run sites on sustainable construction, gardening and travel. Inevitably travel converts well but is the most difficult because of greatest competition. Gardening is completely seasonal as you would expect. If I were to generalise, I find that the best converting programmes are those with a strong brand name anyway. People are comfortable spending money on a product they already know. Similarly there are some things better suited to mail order than others, although bulkiness is not necessarily a bar -if a large object has to be delivered anyway, then buying online may be just fine.

The one programme that has always converted well for me is a certain well known online bookseller, which has a particularly strong brand and perfectly complements the website content.

In terms of type of links, the best converting is a text link used in association with banner, or a simple search box; one thing I will not do is add flashing banners on my sites (merchants plase note!).

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Wow, this is a very good piece of information you gave to this forum Norton! Thank you very much!
10:43 am on May 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Commission junction would be my personal choice. The are spot on with tracking and service if you have any issues with your product

XJ

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thanks all - is Commission Junction a strong choice for the UK market?
12:15 pm on May 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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is Commission Junction a strong choice for the UK market?

I would say it really depends. I used to do very well with CJ for my UK travel sites, but no more. One advertiser (my best) moved to trade doubler and now I make very little with CJ. Trade doubler, for me anyway seems to have a lot of good advertisers.

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Yes, commisssion junction is good for the UK market.. but, don't limit yourself. Think independent affiliate programs and such. CJ does have a wide variety of offers, but they aren't the last stop.

Like I said above, I do recommend them, but keep your options open.

XJ

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9:29 pm on May 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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thanks all - is Commission Junction a strong choice for the UK market?

They would not be near the top of most UK affiliates favourites list.
 

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