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?
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.
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.