I have just finished a quick Twitter analysis of 100 tweets with the word “affiliate” in them, and discovered that the two most popular topics “affiliate”-related people tweet about are: (i) tools, eBooks and technology that can make you a fortune overnight, and (ii) the “best affiliate program(s) on earth”. The former category includes tweets on becoming a super affiliates in the blink of an eye, “secret affiliate weapons”, generating “massive affiliate profit”, “taking ownership of your future”, buying multimillion homes from affiliate income, etc. The latter one is full of spammy recruitment attempts to find affiliates to promote products/services. I was able to find some absolutely sound tweets as well, but, unfortunately, they were quite scarce.
Here’s the actual percentage distribution that I’ve arrived at:
- 67% – make-a-fortune-overnight tweets
- 26% – spammy affiliate recruitment tweets
- 7% – decent/worthy/helpful tweets about affiliate marketing
Surprising? Not in the least. Disappointing? Certainly. The snowball of affiliate marketing industry misrepresentation just keeps on rolling and growing.