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DatingFactory experience's?

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by MadRebel, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. MadRebel

    MadRebel Registered Member

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    Finally decided to take the leap and do a White Label Adult Dating program with Dating Factory. Got my domain names, joined, built my site (looks pretty good imho) and went live day before yesterday.
    1. VERY dissatisfied !!! About every 20 seconds a popup appears nagging people to upgrade their account. I timed it and it is a maximum of 20 seconds that one of these appear. I, like 99% of the internet population hate pop-ups like this showing up all the time and I feel that?s enough to drive current and future member?s away immediately.

    2. They say that the sites is pre-populated with (literally) a hundred thousand international profiles. Not true ! Maybe, at the most, a hundred of which I estimate is 70% men.

    3. There is a means for people to sign in with their FB, Google, Yahoo and IM accounts, but no Twitter. But yet they say that it's possible to do so. No way.

    4. There's no way for the site owner (me) to browser through my own site without having to become a member to see the basic information on a profile unless I do a monetary upgrade. Huh? I mean...I'm the owner of the site and I got to pay to see all the profile's, how they look, etc, etc? I can of course get into my admin section in my account on DatingFactory itself, but I still can't see the actual profile's, etc.

    I've sent a mail to the admin of DatingFactory asking for clarification(s) on the above two day's ago, and have yet to receive a reply. When I call them I can't get in for some reason. I'm really beginning to have my doubts about them. So much so, that I don't have any plans to monetize until this is resolved. I mean, a person goes to my site and see's all this and they're going to leave immediately. First impression's last forever.

    When I checked on the internet, all the reviews gave them a 10/10, but I'm beginning to think that's not true at all.

    So, has anyone else had any similar experience's with them or is this just me?

    And can someone recommend a White Label program that's better than this?

    Anyway, that's all I got to say. I just wanted to give everyone a heads-up on DatingFactory is all. Hope this is the right forum to place this btw. If not, then my apology's. :)
     
  2. dennisyu

    dennisyu Power Member

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    I'm about to do the same thing.

    Code:
    thedatingstudio.com
    ^^ Is the best i feel, although i don't have a live site with them. I'm playing with whitelabeldating.com at the moment.

    The parent company Alcuda owns Cupid network and thedatingstudio i believe. So it converts. And i don't know if you've noticed but the UpForIt network of sites are just white labels from Cupid.

    What i also found great about them is that they allow you to promote other offers with the header and footer banners. Whitelabeldating does not allow that. #4 you mentioned is a good point.
     
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  3. MadRebel

    MadRebel Registered Member

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    Thnx for your reply m8 and thnx for the heads-up on:
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    thedatingstudio.com
    I'm giving them until the end of the day to reply to me, if not then I'm taking it down and moving elsewhere.

    One of the reasons that I chose them in the first place is their ability to use Payoneer which, I've found, a lot don't offer that and for me Payoneer is the way to fly. Anonymous Debit card and all.

    Anywayz...thnx again for your response. :)
     
  4. dennisyu

    dennisyu Power Member

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    The only drawback i can say about the dating studio, is they aren't mobilized yet. I asked and they said they are working on it.

    Currently, whitelabeldating is mobilized, which is the only reason i'm using them at the moment.
     
  5. Push Advertising

    Push Advertising Newbie

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    The problem with those kinds of opportunities is that everybody's doing it, everybody's competing with everybody with the same tools. It's basically a clone right?
     
  6. lazyLT

    lazyLT Newbie

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    I'm making kind a good money with DF. Of course they are't perfect but it's kind a easy to make money by using their network. ;)
     
  7. arranrice

    arranrice Newbie

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    If they are not mobalized, I wouldnt use them. I've noticed recentley im getting more and more mobile visitors.
     
  8. smartspring101

    smartspring101 Newbie

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    My problem with the site is the lack of current users once you actually sign up. Especially for the adult niches. It's almost impossible to establish contact with anyone. You can earn some money from this, but it all honesty....from my experience....it's not a great deal. Think about it....they boast of having 30000+ partners.....that is 30000 partners all chasing the same market.
     
  9. Rochard

    Rochard Newbie

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    My name is Richard Buss, and I am the I am the Senior Account Manager for North America. Let me try to address your issues and help out....

    Everyone hates popups!

    Dating Factory has done a lot of a/b testing on this very issue, and we've discovered the more often a free member sees these ads the more often they will sign up. While they are annoying, they help with conversions.

    Every niche should have a minimum of 100k members, and I doubt we have any niches with less than this. Most likely your search was restricted in some way to prevent you from seeing everyone.

    And yes, all dating sites have more men then women.


    This is correct. Members can sign in with FB, Google, Yahoo, and MSN accounts, but not Twitter. This is still in development.

    The problem here is people have signed up for Dating Factory as an affiliate, quickly created a site, and then asked to be upgraded to a gold member. They aren't really an affliate, but instead just trying to get a free membership. After you've had some sales we'll gladly make you a gold member if you ask - Your affiliate manager can do this for you. Shouldn't be much of an issue.

    I'm not sure who the "admin of Dating Factory" is or who you sent email to. Please feel free to contact me directly. My email address is richard at datingfactory.com. I am here in California and my number is 916-270-2122, although email is usually the best to reach me (I am on the phone all day long!).

    In fact, your affiliate manager should have contacted you directly after you signed up.
     
  10. test123test

    test123test Junior Member

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    Datingfactorys slogan is "we build your brand not ours" . That is a lie. As soon as you send traffic they upsell your members to there own brand. They give you commission on this however the extra 5-10% on your checks isnt worth redirecting all your members to another portal.
     
  11. Kaleesi

    Kaleesi Registered Member

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    And that's how they make the big money and we only earn a small chunk of it...
     
  12. Rochard

    Rochard Newbie

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    This is not true at all. Our statistical data tells us that if a free member doesn't become a paying member after five days, chances are they will never become paying member. After five days we try to upsell them to another site in our system. However, this is your customer and thus your commission; You are paid the same amount just as if it was your site. These sales also show up in your stats as well.

    This is nothing more than a further attempt to convert the customer, putting more money into your pocket.
     
  13. skituljko

    skituljko Newbie

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    good info, thanks for headsup
     
  14. mrnettle

    mrnettle Newbie

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    I have worked I would say pretty hard to get 2000+ members in and this has led to ..... drum roll ...

    £27!

    I emailed them for ideas as to why I was getting shitty signups - even my own Affiliate Manager and she replies with bog standard (look at our marketing PDFs) yes they are OK for beginners you know start a Facebook page and Twitter blah blah Zzzzzzzzz

    My issue I could clearly see was I was getting signs ups from SUPER Poor countries.

    I asked what countries convert and guess what - didn't get an Answer! I am pissed off with the lack of Affiliate Marketing Support they offer considering what they must be making per month from Affs.

    You need UK/USA/CAN/GER - all the countries who love spending online and have disposable income to waste £30 a month to find some minger online (LOL)

    1 HUGE tip for you if you're looking to get into this - go Micro Niche - I went/am still full on in General Dating and its tough!

    I am highly skilled in SEO and even with an AGED domain and long tail KW its not happening after 6 months - then again I knew this wasnt going to be a £10k monthly Passive over night earner!

    I'm not a stupid marketer but you need to research your keywords hard like the longer the better - 5 words or longer

    "I want to date online with a man who has massive big D***" - that's a joke Google it haahaha

    Most women are shallow in online dating trust me I know Ive tested loads of shit in this Market!

    This way you'll make some money and carry on pushing for the next 1-2 years without giving up!

    Good luck!

    {oh if you have tons to spend on PPC this will work just be prepared to pay Top Dollar for clicks in the markets I mentioned earlier}
     
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