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Can I register hosting of hostgator under my own affiliate link?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Kvamme, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Kvamme

    Kvamme Junior Member

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    I was free hosting till now.Now I though I'd go for a paid hosting.I prefers to choose hostgator.I just want to know is it OK to register as an affiliate under hostgator and then choosing my hosting package for my websites under my hostgator affiliate link?
     
  2. johnner

    johnner Newbie

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    Hi Kvamme,

    no this is against the terms of service for the hostgator affiliate program and they are very good at catching this sort of thing.

    Your best bet is to signup through another affiliate site that offers a rebate. Obviously its against the rules to mention that I run a rebate site of course, so hopefully mentioning it in a round about way is acceptable.... if you search for 'Hostgator coupons' on google, mine would be the one ending with a .net extension in the top 5 results.

    also dont forget to use a coupon code when signing up.
     
  3. fearos

    fearos Junior Member

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    I signed up under my affiliate link and I have no problems!
     
  4. still_crystal

    still_crystal Junior Member

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    LOL you are just trying to get him signed up under you, IMO.. OP if you wanna test their service, use this coupon code "freetrial" . You will only have to pay 1 cent for the first month and paid something like $7 afterwards.
     
  5. Kvamme

    Kvamme Junior Member

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    Will you get any commission if I use your coupon code?
    I think you do.
     
  6. clutch5

    clutch5 Registered Member

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    lol.... funny guy
     
  7. johnner

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    Hi Kvamme,

    you might want to learn a bit more about the program.

    1) Currently hostgator coupon codes are NOT tied to any affiliate or promotion, this will be changing though sometime in the next month or so, use the coupon or not is up to you if you want to save money

    2) HG terms of service for affiliates:
    http://www.hostgator.com/tos/affiliate-tos.php
    see item #4
    I dont really care if you sign up with me or not, just trying to help you save some money. Since the rebate I offer would be the same as what hostgator would pay you plus you dont have the worry that they will find out you signed up under your own account (and of all the affiliate networks i promote, they are the best at finding duplicates).

    and freetrial is NOT the best coupon use GOONMONTH or GATOR for $25 off your order or GREEN for 20% off and NO these are NOT tied to my account (but they also are not commonly found either you will find them if you search hard in other places)

    good luck anyways, they are a good host, so you cant go wrong there. Just dont be surprised when you see up to half your referrals denied for one reason or another.
     
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    Lucky you then :)
     
  9. Kvamme

    Kvamme Junior Member

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    Did you signed up for hostgator affiliate account through the hostgator site or through commission junction?
     
  10. fearos

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    Your software looks great might have to get it myself.
     
  11. bloggeroftheweb

    bloggeroftheweb Junior Member

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    why not?
     
  12. Kvamme

    Kvamme Junior Member

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    So should I join hostgator affiliate network through commision junction or through hostgator website directly?
     
  13. johnner

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    Just a word of caution about the CJ affiliate program, whenI first started i had done it through CJ, however there was an issue that the inhouse affiliate program that hostgator has would override any CJ cookie so basically if a user clicks on some other affiliates link, then clicks through from yours, even though you are the last click through, the award would not go to you because there was an inhouse cookie on the users system

    Now this was a few years ago so I have no idea if this has changed, but it possible it still happens.
     
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    conclusion : that is not allowed~
     
  15. boo yan zhang

    boo yan zhang Newbie

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    No you cant do that. Hostgator will flag you and deactivate your account if they catch you. Instead, you can search for discount coupon code for discount.

    For example, use "PAYFOR1CENTONLY" coupon code so you only need to pay 1 CENT for first month hosting!
    Else, use "LESSER25PERCENT" coupon code to get 25% DISCOUNT! I would recommend you use this discount package if you plan to sign up for long term. It saves up to $116.55 for 3 years plan!! Save more than you will earn from commission. Cool?

    Hope it helps :)
     
  16. moneyandhotgayguys

    moneyandhotgayguys Registered Member

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    just get a family member to register with their isp and address and give them a percentage, or don't tell them lol
     
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    This thread IS 3 YEARS OLD. Don't you guys have eyes?
     
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