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Hostgator aff?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Paper-Boy, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    anyone promoting them?

    i heard they either don't pay, ban you easily, or they tend to shave a lot.

    just wondering what are your experiences with them?

    thanks.
     
  2. alantan

    alantan Newbie

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    they never pay...I encounter 2 cases
     
  3. firstrate

    firstrate Junior Member

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    Hah yeah I've been waiting for absolutely ages for my payment. Think it's supposed to be Net45 or something crazy, but even then... don't get your hopes up!
     
  4. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    If you refer through Commission Junction, HostGator waits 60 - 90 days to give you credit for the sale. If the customer cancels within the first 60 days, then you do not get credit or commission. Also, they shave like crazy. I ran a test and had 7 people I know make a purchase and send me the receipt. Out of the 7 sales (4 were prepaid), I received credit for only 1.

    I have all but given up on promoting hosting. If you look at the payouts they offer and what they charge for a 1 year contract, you will find out why they do not pay. HostGator can not pay $100 on every $119.40 sale (1 year prepay of baby) and stay in business.
     
  5. MonoPuff

    MonoPuff Junior Member

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    I figure it's because people who buy web hosting are in it for the long haul. When that subscription renews they get 100% .. Makes perfect sense..

    I can't speak to the payouts though, no experience with them.
     
  6. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I haven't tried to promote them, but have a friend here that tested their shaving practices like blackhataffiliate did...same shaving took place.

    I wouldn't waste my time OP
     
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  7. BalingDazzer

    BalingDazzer Regular Member

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    I've referred 2 people to them and have been paid both times.
     
  8. jokara25

    jokara25 Registered Member

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    I also promoting them and they pay me regularly. No problems with them.