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booking.com affiliate program help...

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by shadowmk, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. shadowmk

    shadowmk Registered Member

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    Hello BHW,

    Anyone know how can i get accepted with booking.com? I still have no web site, but i thought first i can get account, then i can get all codes i need to implement the XML, then to build the site. But they rejected me. I got this mail from them:

    Hello and thank you for your recent registration to join Booking.com's affiliate program.
    We've now had time to review your website and unfortunately we have some concerns that some of the elements we think are important for a mutually successful partnership are either missing or still need to be developed.
    We'd like to see a richer website in terms of unique content that contains both pictures and text in a well structured format. More qualified web traffic would also be very beneficial.
    We're delighted that you'd like to work with us, so we encourage you to contact us again in the future when your website meets more of the features we've outlined above.
    Kind regards,



    Can somebody help me, what do i need to get accepted, maybe some of you have expirience with them.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Fondil

    Fondil Newbie

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    I think, they answered your question in their reply.
    Just build better website with lot of unique content, which has benefits for visitors.
     
  3. shadowmk

    shadowmk Registered Member

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    But i want to make hotel booking website based on XML api provided by them, how can i build without the api? What should i make? Hotel reviews? Articles? Or what..

    Please help
     
  4. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    have you got a domain and hosting ?
     
  5. shadowmk

    shadowmk Registered Member

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    Yes i got,
     
  6. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Selling hotel rooms is one of the most competitive and mature markets on the net

    You will have a very tough job getting bookings - the players are smart and have cash to promote!

    How do I know easy have had a hotel booking site online since 2000!

    My advice would be go for an easier niche marketplace.
     
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  7. shadowmk

    shadowmk Registered Member

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    I have some ideas, and i want to try, if anyone has expirience with booking.com affiliate please help me,
     
  8. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    right well use your domain....go to the downloads section and pick a nice theme probably theme forest,elegant or woo, theres loads in there

    Put up a site with a front page and 5-20 nice travel pictures...just get them off flickr.....put up a privacy policy...you can get a standard form off google or there is a wp plug in.

    Put a contact us section with an email again a plug in is available. That should take you 2-5 hours depending, and until you have that you have no chance of being accepted.

    Remember once you are accepted you will be able to use your affiliate i.d on other sites so in the future it will be easier for you.

    If booking.com wont take you..Try hotelscombined they are easier to get in to..also do white label and do a ppc programme
     
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  9. shadowmk

    shadowmk Registered Member

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    Thanks Duffers,