Not sure if this is against the forum rules or not....
But I'm curious about the "naked link technology" from linkconnector (the affiliate program guys).
It honestly sounds too good to be true, and I'm wondering if I sign up for it, will Google ding my site?
Also, I'm starting my affiliate program and decided to go with Linkconnector on the recommendation of a colleague who came from a major company whose presence on the web is huge. He was their affiliate marketing manager, and now he has his own company.
I can't afford CJ at this point in time, due to their outrageously expensive buy-in at $3k "set up fee" or 2 year contract which breaks down to something like $7k in fees paid out to them.
I was a big affiliate back in the day, now I find myself on the other side of the coin: I'm a merchant now.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on any and all of the above.