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Can you trust affiliates?

Do they track links fairly

     

garrybetting

6:26 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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?

onlineleben

8:22 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

nomis5

6:17 pm on Jun 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

eljefe3

7:31 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

piatkow

9:21 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

garrybetting

10:06 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.
 

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