Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 188.8.131.52
I have done a bit of research and found a few, but it would be nice to hear some opinions on a few good affiliate programs. It would save me a fair bit of time instead of trialing each one.
Thanks in advance.
There are quite a few different hotel affiliate programs, and what works great for one person might not work so good for another. Best thing to do is to sign up for the ones you've researched, and see which converts best.
BTW our forum here is a bit different from other forums in that specific program and URL drops are discouraged as it leads to spam drops, "me too's", and flame posts from competitors, so we try not to get specific about which program is "best". Again, testing for your specific site will show you which is best.
Another thing to keep in mind is the user experience. Some programs just supply bare-bones search forms, others provide dry lists of bullet points about hotels, and still others entice the user with detailed, nicely illustrated Web pages or even mini-sites about individual properties. Unless you plan to create elaborate hotel descriptions on your own, you might want to look for an affiliate program that does that for you.
eljefe3 - Thanks for the warm welcome :) I'm still researching and looking at different programs. Also cheers for the heads up regarding this forum. I have asked around in other forums but didn't get a reply. I was actually hoping for a few recommended affiliate programs but I appreciate the advice.
signor_john - Thanks for the tips! I have been focusing my search on hotel affiliate programs that have a strong presence in Australia. I will try to see which one offers more hotels in Sydney.
RibaRiva - Thanks as well for your advice. I'm trying to find one that offers both good value and good commission. I guess it's just that I don't want to waste time implementing and testing one affiliate program only to find out that I wasted my time. It's also good to mention that a lot of these affiliate programs have certain requirements before joining.
There is one other site that I was really interested in , but frankly they donít seem to have an affiliate program. I know that they have a huge inventory of hotels and apartments in Australia because I have personally used their site a few times to book for accommodation. How can that be though, they are probably the most well known here in OZ? Am I missing something or they just donít offer one at all? I have written to them but did not get a response. I did find out that they gave a white label to NineMSN before, so they must have the system ready.
Anyway, Iíll post later on to tell how I went with the company that doesn't appear to have a program. Also it is much appreciated if anyone knows other affiliate programs that target the Australian market. Thanks again!
[edited by: eljefe3 at 8:45 am (utc) on Feb. 13, 2009]
[edit reason] no URL or program drops please per TOS [/edit]