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Banned from companies Affiliate Program

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Supernoob, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Supernoob

    Supernoob Regular Member

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    Hey Guys,

    On one of my websites I decided to promote some software for PC, I joined an affiliate program of a software company who I've used in the past and create a webpage for it and I use a picture of there product I promptly get this e-mail a day later. (Note before I promote any software I check if they have trademarks and this one didn't! - Also there name wasnt in the domain name, my website has 100's of pages and tutorials/guides.)

    I'm pretty surprised how does this guy expect me to forward customers to his website if I can't mention its name, I asked him this question and he replies to my e-mail saying:

    How bizarre, and I check back on there website now and they no longer have an affiliate sign up form?...

    Has anyone else experienced this? Pretty miffed as now Ive lost a few sales. Oh well no more sales that company will get they don't seem to appreciate my work then another company can. :beerglass
     
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  2. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    Pretty strange ! I would think that they would love to have the exposure and traffic. Most companies expect their ads to reflect a trade name at the very least.
     
  3. jetti789

    jetti789 Junior Member

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    It sounds like they are completely clueless about affiliate programs.
    Consider yourself lucky that you found out before you
    started to seriously promote them.
     
  4. Supernoob

    Supernoob Regular Member

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    Yeah I was about to create about 15 pages of tutorials of there software, I had only made one as I was away at some conferences so lucky I didn't.
     
  5. NanoDetonator

    NanoDetonator Newbie

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    Interesting,

    I had the same experience a few years back, I promoted company using keywords related to business, as everyone does, but because a few of these keywords were also part of their companies name, I ended up competing with company and was at top of Google at time in primary search term which pissed them off as I was getting a ton of sales while their direct efforts shrunk. Talk about greed, they terminated me, but given I was on top of search, I got even, I went to their competition and and under cut them as I offered rebate of full affiliate commissions earned, blew them away, so here is the lesson, don't promote any affiliate program if you are competing with company direct.

    Success to all,