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accentpillows.net - Who's getting the $$$?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by biks, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. biks

    biks Power Member

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    In my niche research, I came up on:

    http://www.accentpillows.net/

    It says it's "powered" by shopping.com. It has all sorts of links to accent pillows on Oriental Trading, ebay, Amazon marketplace, etc. It's a nicely targeted keyword site and it ranks. They look like they're all affiliate links back to all those places, or is this site merely a satellite site of shopping.com?

    Can I become an affiliate of shopping.com and create a site like this? Or is shopping.com making all the money from the sales from this site?
     
  2. foxler

    foxler Regular Member

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    Just by going to shopping com and clicking on the bottom partner thing led to here.
    Code:
    https://partners.shopping.com/APIProgram.html
    Would suggest to take a look, also wonder what the payouts are if you compare going through shopping.com than to amazon for the price comparison thing.
     
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  4. biks

    biks Power Member

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    Thanks.... I guess the rate card is for people who want to sell their shit via shoppping.com. I'm pushing niche specific products with Amazon links and adsense, so I could certainly add more options to send people away from my sites. I like the idea of not relying on adsense an making the product thing work.
     
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    boussena Junior Member

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    yes i remember an e-book (in the download area) talking about method using this shopping.com and adwords
    it look good but need big $$$$$ for the startup.
     
  6. biks

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    Big money for what? Programming the API or coughing up dough for adwords campaigns?

    Just for shit 'n giggles I signed up for an affiliate account. No idea how to program their API.
     
  7. foxler

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    Haven't looked into it and frankly don't really know how it works... but from what I understand they offer the service that compares multiple store and then I'm assuming when a person clicks, say the amazon link, it takes them through shopping.com's amazon affiliate account and then for the portion of the money they receive from amazon is given to you. This correct?

    What I was thinking/wondering, was since your essentially taken through 2 middle men (shopping.com & amazon), each taking a % of the money before it gets to you. What would happen if you found a way to replace the links for the stores where you have your own affiliate id's directly with them and just process the url so it then becomes yours. This make any sense or am I mistaken how this works.
     
  8. biks

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    That's what I was thinking too. The big advantage with them is they're searching through all those sites and giving you one return. I've already got an Amazon affiliate account...can you get affiliate accounts on all the others?

    If so, screw the shopping API, I'll just take the time to dispay whatever product I need on my websites.