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Best poker affiliate?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by DutchBeardMan, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. DutchBeardMan

    DutchBeardMan Registered Member

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    Hello BHW,

    I'm setting up a poker-related site and I'm searching for a good poker affiliate. I found Full Tilt. You get $75 for a sign-up. I was like :eek: but ofcourse too good to be true... They had to pay a total of $25 of rakes, and assuming the rakes aren't higher than 5%, they need to play with a total of (25*20=)$500.

    So do you guys know a good poker affiliate? Perhaps someone has experience with a poker affiliate?

    Thnx
     
  2. sixsevenx

    sixsevenx Newbie

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    Hello Dutch,

    I started promoting online poker in 2003. Full Tilt is a great poker room to promote, you would be surprised by how fast your players become a qualified referral :) and yes, you really get paid $75 per referral. I chose the CPA plan also when I first started but I would recommend choosing the Percentage revenue plan.
     
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  3. armoni

    armoni Junior Member

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    good luck and thanks on the advise

    any other suggestions for this part of the industry
     
  4. johnniew

    johnniew Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if you want a good conversion rates you should go with the market leaders and if you don't know the market leaders are pokerstars and fulltilt.
     
  5. Dropdown

    Dropdown Regular Member

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    I never understood that Percentage Revenue Plan. Is it the amount of profit they get when cashing out, or is it the amount of money they lose while playing?
     
  6. manmuffin

    manmuffin Junior Member

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    It's based on what they win/lose daily. Unless you get quality players, CPA is the better choice.
     
  7. armoni

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    at what piont do you decide
    if just starting off it appears the smart choice is CPA but will you have access to the revenue amounts to know if you should switch to rrevenue model and are you able to change midstream?

    any ohter suggestions on who to go with?
     
  8. mikes2012

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    Yep, another vouch for Full Tilt affiliate program. Great people to work with.
     
  9. Santini

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    Full Tilt are def one of the best. The revenue share is based on the rake that your players participate in, i.e. the amount the poker room take from each pot that your player contributes to.
    CPA works well as you know what you are getting. If you are running a big training poker site then rev share may be better in the long run.

    Try looking at poker affiliate solutions, they usually have the best deals for each room.

    Always remeber one thing: if you send lots of traffic you can really negotiate up your CPA/rev share.

    I once had a $200 CPA for casino sign ups!!
     
  10. sixsevenx

    sixsevenx Newbie

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    It's up to you whether you want CPA or Percentage.

    I will always choose Percentage but here are a couple reasons you may want to start with cpa:

    1) You need money fast
    2) The poker room your promoting is new.
    3) The poker room you promote has a hard time with player retention.
    4) The poker room offers rakeback.

    Now here are a couple reasons why I would recommend the % plan instead:

    1) Percentage based is more long term, If a player I referred back in 2003 plays today (and they still do) I am still getting paid for them.

    2) If you refer a player that brings in $10,000 to the poker room, are you going to be happy with your one time $75 CPA payment? How about if they happen to win a jackpot tournament?

    3) Even if you refer someone who only brings in $20 per month, after four months you would be at $80 for that player instead of your one time $75 payment with CPA. Within a year you would be at $240 for just the one player.

    If you want to promote poker, you should treat it like any other business. You want to bring in quality players for the poker room and by doing so you'll be rewarded.
     
  11. Bremenhawtster

    Bremenhawtster Junior Member

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    Hmm thats really interesting never really thought about it like that.
     
  12. manmuffin

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    If you have control of the types of players you're signing up, and can ensure they play well enough to make money consistently go Rev Share. Otherwise go CPA.

    The problem is that players who lose their entire bankroll and quit can quickly eliminate any earnings you gain when you go rev share since losses count against your earnings. There are also more fees with rev share.
     
  13. armoni

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    I appreciate all the insite fellows
    please add more if anyone has anything else useful experiences to share
     
  14. AdamMeds

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    I'll confirm what I've seen posted above - unless you have a very good idea of what kind of traffic you will be sending to poker rooms, base it on what you are looking for - safe money now (CPA), or more potential money in the long run (Rev Share). You can always test this by having one program CPA and another Rev Share and compare to see player liftime, amoutn played per month, etc., but keep in mind that it may take some time until you can accurately assess your player base.
     
  15. EddyD

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    Isn't the poker niche now so insanely saturated with referral sites that there is little point?
     
  16. Bross

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    If you are dutch you can promote many great poker rooms in the iPoker network.
    Payout is much higher than fulltile; especially on a CPA basis.

    Revenue share is of course much better long term.
     
  17. Santini

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    Yes this is why sites I refer to as "training" sites do far better on rev share as they are teaching their players to play better, they probably have a forum and build a community. If you are just relying on SERPS then CPA probably work s better for you.

    Name me a profitable niche that you don't consider saturated: weight loss, dating, IM. There is always room to make money in a busy market.
     
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    Check poker rooms like Pokerstars, Full tilt poker, Bwin.They all have affiliate program but they need to spend some money.But if you own good site and inspire people its not hard.A friend of mine which is like 16 years old already lost about $2000 on pokerstars lol.
     
  19. TramsMedia

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    I didn't read all the answers up ^^ but what i can tell you is that going with % on the bigger rooms like Tilt, Stars and Party is where its at. Everywhere else do CPA because player retention is shit and their CPA is usually easier to obtain then the Big Three named above.