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Affiliate disclosure policy - What the hell is wrong?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by entri3, May 23, 2012.

  1. entri3

    entri3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I can see some networks asking affiliates to put a banner at the top right of the website where it states, that the owner will earn a commision for promoting the products.

    Damn!!! Won't that drop down the conversions to nothing?
    Day by day things are getting difficult...

    Your thoughts on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, it will cut conversions, and that's not the real desire of the networks, of course. They're only doing it because they have to (consent decrees with the government, etc.) - just another hurdle to clear <sigh>.
     
  3. entri3

    entri3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I guess life's becoming difficult everyday. Already the conversions suck! Now this comes to add fuel to the fire.

     
  4. dukec0re

    dukec0re Newbie

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    Just saw affiliate sites having this, things is changing constantly...
     
  5. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd tell them I'll comply with that request on February 31st and to pucker up and kiss my traffic goodbye.
     
  6. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    Come on bro. Nobody ever bothers to do affiliate disclosure.
     
  7. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    what networks are requiring the badge/banner
     
  8. businessdad

    businessdad Newbie

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    I've seen many websites doing well even after having displayed such disclosure. People like transparency, link cloaking does more damage than affiliate disclosure, unless visitors are not attentive.
     
  9. Remington

    Remington Regular Member

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    Meh.
    I already hammer on the idea that the reader should CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW enough that they'd have to be utterly brainless to miss it.

    If any of my networks require this banner, I'll be far more pissed about the work of adding it to my sites. Chances are great that I would miss several just because I have some sites that I don't even remember until the registrar sends an auto-renewal notice.