hello, does everyone think that affiliates (especially smaller specific companies) fairly show results? Is there any governing rules or ways to check? Do you always get the payment for refering a customer everytime?
8:22 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)
Can you trust affiliates?
better ask if you can trust merchants.
Do you always get the payment for refering a customer everytime?
yes, but check out the merchant before you refer traffic to them.
6:17 pm on Jun 12, 2008 (gmt 0)
Some general affiliates I trust, well two to be exact. Some I don't trust, well that's the two others I have used in my career.
As far as single company affilate schemes, two I trust implicitly, one other I trust but the staff are so lazy that I gave up with them.
7:31 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)
Any good affiliate program is in it for the longhaul. Why screw affiliates and give yourself a bad name and lose all of your affiliates? it makes no business sense, but I am sure there probably are some out there that can't think long term.
9:21 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)
Problems that I have found seem to be down to poor software rather than anything else.
I have never had any problems with amazon apart from the fact that most people these days just type in the url for themselves.
10:06 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the answers. I had a ringtone affiliate but I didn't think they gave me credit for the links as the link from my site went to a further 2 or 3 sites and they seemed to discount my initial link. They also had a very short time on the link that expired and left me with no payment even though people were paying for ringtones direct to their mobiles. I agree that the big companies work but there are so many little companies who seem to missuse the fairplay rules and make reasons to discount your initial link.