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Hey sponsors, I'll show you mine only after you show me yours.

Sign up to learn more? I'm outta' here!

6:56 pm on Jun 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've been an affiliate marketer (Oops, make that performance marketer), going on close to ten years now. In that time I've investigated countless programs to see if they might be good for me to promote.

I've been looking into a few this morning that caught my eye and found that, as ever, 90% of the programs I start out to check up on I back out of the sites within 30 seconds. Yep, thirty seconds on site and they've lost me. I read three or four pages of hype about the "best offers,'" "best payment schedule," "most linking options," "absolutely top commissions." Then, when I go to find exactly what the offers are, what the payment schedule is, what linking options are offered and, ta da, how much the program pays, I'm faced with "Sign up to learn more."

Huh? You want me to give you all of my info before I see yours?

I'm assuming here that affiliate managers who use this tactic are being paid per sign-up and that they don't really care about performance or other metrics, so these would probably turn out to be poorly supported programs anyway. But I do wish they didn't waste my thirty seconds.

1:56 am on June 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Agreed. I'll either pass on this one real quick or use a throwaway email address and URL if I really thought it was a good program and these people just didn't know what they were doing.
9:34 pm on June 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I definitly agree. With all the smaller affiliate programs out there that have the same product/program for sale, and all claim they have the "Absolute Highest Payout" it can be frustrating tracking down who REALLY pays the best.

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