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How many of you get most of your traffic from affiliates?

     
7:50 pm on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm just curious how many of you get MOST of your traffic from affiliates?

[edited by: lorax at 1:28 pm (utc) on Mar. 27, 2006]
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3:21 am on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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for me it is less than 10%

internet retailer did a survey that concluded it was below 10% for the respondants (most of which are probably larger e-tailers)

i have no doubt, though, that there are lots of folks who get much higher %'s from affiliates

anybody care to chime in?

5:14 am on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would say about 10-15% of our sales are affiliate sales, if that. We dont actively push the program mind you..

I really wouldnt want most of my traffic coming from 1 stream though.. i really try hard to keep it balanced (SEO, PPC, affiliates, email, articles (real ones), links (real ones) etc etc..

7:24 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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sharbel,

Keeping the flow of traffic balanced is a good idea. But I feel if you used affiliates only to get traffic, that is pretty reliable as opposed o relying on the search engines and PPC. Articles are reliable also once you get enough out there.

Anyone care to tell if they get a high percentage of traffic from affiliates?

3:03 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not much success with affiliates. Mostly junk sites (very junky) with not much traffic. If we had to manage them on our own (we use an affiliate service) the program would probably get discontinued. The occassional fraud issue makes it even less worthwhile. There was one fraud account, in indonesia if I remember correctly, I tracked which was buying small inexpensive items to get the commission which was barely anything. They did this because they thought it would go unnoticed. When the chargebacks started arriving they sicked me on them and I really enjoyed tracking them down using every shred on information. Too bad I can't really flame them and cause weird internet problems for them while on the clock.
6:30 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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ispy,

The issue you just described is the exact reason why I would have a closed affiliate program where people have to apply to my affiliate program and I have to approve them first. I would make sure that the affiliate met my requirements.

I would also approach affiliates that I know are making sales and ask them to promote my site.

3:55 am on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Depends upon your site and affiliates link popularity.
2:36 am on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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successfirstt, you should ask Amazon
4:47 am on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"successfirst, you should ask Amazon"

:-)