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Any good HOTEL AFFILIATION ?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by dadecotti, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. dadecotti

    dadecotti Power Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to know if it's good to work with Hotel's Affiliations, particularly I am interested in Hotels located in LONDON.

    Thank you
     
  2. freelapse

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    CJ has some stuff for some hotel/travel comparison stuff like Expedia. Not sure if that's what you want.
     
  3. MKelly

    MKelly Regular Member

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    Venere.com Travelocity.com
    Hotels.com Priceline.com
    Booking.com Expedia.com
    gtahotels.com Hotelbook.com
    Ratestogo.com Hotelclub.com
    Intercontinental.com OctopusTravel.com
    Scoosh.com BookDirect.com
    EasyClickTravel.com EasyToBook.com
    ebookers.com FastBooking.com
    Hilton.com Hotels4u.com
    HotelsChart.com LateRooms.com
    NeedItNow.com ReserveTravel.com
    RoamFree.com TotalTourist.com
     
  4. dadecotti

    dadecotti Power Member

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    Thank you for the list, anyone have experience with any of these?
    Who is the most reliable and payout in time?
     
  5. MKelly

    MKelly Regular Member

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    I forgot to say... If you have a new site, don't expect to rank quickly for any hotel related terms, especially hotels in London, New York, Paris, Sydney... Or any big city.

    It's a very competitive niche, if you're in it for the long haul it can be lucrative, but your content has to be very high quality and expect complaints from your big competitors (who have huge SEO teams) if you use any black hat SEO, expect to not profit anything within at least the next nine months.

    Also.. never use hotelscombined.com, they are a total rip off, I started out using them and only after over a year did I discover how much I was being ripped off, go direct with the hotel company.

    I don't know if you already have a successful travel site that you're adding the affiliate program to, but if you have not... my advice is make a site that is strictly AWESOME first, get over 100 uniques a day from Google for a couple of months, keep writing content, make a great, useful site THEN add the affiliate program.
     
  6. MKelly

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    They are all fairly reliable, but for hotels in London LateRooms.com might be your best bet, they pay on time and pay great.

    Bear in mind that you will find yourself competing with TripAdvisor, LateRooms and most of these guys in the SERPS, and also me!
     
  7. dadecotti

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    Thank you for your advice :)
     
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    Excuse me which is the average commission given to the affiliates?
    Which %?
     
  9. MKelly

    MKelly Regular Member

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    5% of the total booking value is the norm for starting out.