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what does 'primarily affilate' mean

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5:14 pm on May 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It seems that a common theme amongst paid directories is that they don't accept sites that are 'primarily affiliate links'. Fair enough.

However, how do directory owners treat sites that are primarily information/comparison sites that are monetized by affilate stuff? i.e., pages of content, but the content is intended to convert via affiliate stuff. Say a page that has 'product a features' beside 'product b features', with a buy now affiliate link at the bottom of the page.

Does those get discarded automatically? If so, other than a general 'quality' comment, any specific thoughts on what can make a difference in getting an affiliate site listed in paid directories?

6:54 pm on May 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think it's an attitudinal thing. If you think of it as an "affiliate site", it probably is an affiliate site, and it probably shows.

If you think of it as a personal site with some affiliate links, that'll show through also.

In practice, there aren't many borderline sites.

6:03 am on May 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Most times, editors will try to find an answer to the question: "If you remove everything that is affiliate content or serves to push people towards affiliate content - what does remain?". And as hutrcheson pointed out, the answer to that question relies on the specific site, and on the person reviewing it.
6:14 am on May 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Most directory owners are intimately familiar with affiliate sites an attitudes vary, but the key lies in the word "primarily"

some, delete all such applications on sight,

If it is a really informative site with affiliate links, most directories will be okay with that.

If its an informative site, and you've requested a featured listing, you'll probably get listed every time

However, a script generated site, identically in most material ways to the 100 that where submitted yesterday , would probably be deleted, straight away.


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