In Affiliate Profiles More Is Not Always Better

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On Monday morning I tweeted: Affiliates, when setting up affiliate network acct do NOT put “None” into incentive program description. It marks you as incentive affiliate — Geno Prussakov (@ePrussakov) May 21, 2012 I have been getting questions about that tweet. So, let me elaborate on it, as I believe it to be important. Here’s Read More …

Over 26 Percent of LinkShare Premium Advertisers in Auto Mode

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I have conducted an experiment, and applied to 107 advertiser/merchant affiliate programs which are listed in LinkShare‘s “Premium Advertisers” section: The results were quite interesting: 18 merchants auto-approved me into their affiliate programs right away (i.e. without even seeing my website), 10 automatically declined my application (again, without even reviewing my website), and the rest Read More …

3 Signs You Do Not Want That Affiliate

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Nearly every day I get applications from affiliates that are either hoping to get approved by an inattentive affiliate program manager, or aren’t really thinking much about how their application looks to the manager. If you want your affiliate application declined, here’s a 3-step guide for you (satisfying any 1 of the 3 “requirements” will Read More …

Should You Block Affiliates from Certain Countries?

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Reporting from the Affiliate Summit West 2010. The question of restricting affiliates from joining your affiliate program based on their geographical location sprung up during the Q&A session after my yesterday’s presentation, and I’ve also heard participants of the “Affiliate Program Compliance” panel touch upon it today. The main difference between my reply and their Read More …

Automatic Decline of Affiliate Applications — Bad Practice

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Yesterday I have mentioned how some advertisers/merchants choose to automatically decline affiliates that fit (or don’t) certain criteria. Today I have done some testing, and would like to illustrate what I mean. I started a brand new affiliate account with Commission Junction, placing my affiliate website into the “Marketing” category, and listing “Web site / Read More …

5 Things to Do to Get Affiliate Application Declined

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Here is a profile screenshot for an affiliate who has applied into one of the affiliate programs I know: This application got declined on the following 5 reasons. These are the things that are very frequently happening with affiliate applications, and I think it is important to devote my today’s post to it. If you Read More …