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Opinions on HostGator affiliate program?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by ipwned, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    Hey guys!

    I was wondering what you think of HostGators affiliate program and if you've had any type of problem with it or what your experiences have been? I want to start using but I've heard they dont always pay on time and stuff like that?


    Thanks!
     
  2. redbossman

    redbossman Newbie

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    I've had an account with them before, I've also had accounts with siteserving, bluehost and a few others. Most of them all alright, I did quite like the siteserving one... cause they have a really nice interface, and some amazing stats... that one stood out for me... the bluehost one and hostgator ones where quite simular... both seem to lack data... like alot of my referrals came from S. Africa... and on hostgator kept showing up as Columbia... I have no idea... the bluehost one -- they where a bit strange but more or less fair. That's my exp so far.
     
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  3. CenTex Hosting

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    blue host and hostgator were owned and set up by the same person.

    If you are going to have a lot of traffic coming form outside of the US then I would stay away from hostgator as chances are you will not get paid on them
     
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    -ReX- Power Member

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    Complete scam, I had 30 odd commissions (from 6 months ago) and never got payment for any of them.
     
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  5. synfig

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    They dont pay for the non us customers. I had two clients purchasing using my link while working on their site. I realized that none of them were registered by hostgator. The clients were from UK. Affiliate commision shaving is quite common thesse days, blame inflation and other stuff for that.
     
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  6. WSOTesters

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    Yea hostgator seems to find ways to not pay your for your commissions.
     
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  7. redclover

    redclover BANNED BANNED

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    Hostgator is clever about not paying your commission.
    But I have still done pretty well with them :)

    RedClover
     
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  8. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. Wow, so I won't be using HostGators affiliate program much. I'll try this Siteserving one. It looks pretty good! Thanks.
     
  9. Mysterio

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    if you are interested in a web hosting affiliate please message me on aim or skype name hurpies
     
  10. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    Just messaged you, Mysterio
     
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    They're fine imo.
     
  12. Sha15

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    They will pay you, but they got strange rules..
    You really have to wait 2-3 months to get paid per sale..
     
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    seopencil Supreme Member

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    don;t singup on direct program

    use cj
     
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  14. denharsh

    denharsh Newbie

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    I like them because they are one of the best and standard hosting... Easy to promote..

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    Conversion is bad..
    Their affiliate policy sucks: Most of time din get paid for inactive accounts..
     
  15. ryannull

    ryannull Senior Member

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    They don't like to pay for your leads. You send them a lot of leads, and they disqualify them. It's a waste of traffic and time.
     
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    I never had problem with hostgator they paid in time if the sale is not noted call the support tell your client details ask client to send email to affiliate@hostgator.com and they will credit the lead for you

    i suggest go for CJ instead of direct hostgator as it pays only $50 for first 5 leads but CJ pays $100
     
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    I use them through CJ. When you get a lead, HostGator extends it to the next shut off date. Right before the extended shut off date, they disqualify it. Atleast, that's what they've done to me.
     
  18. JaredOnTop

    JaredOnTop Junior Member

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    Never had a problem at all. More than 30 commissions. Mostly from a very white hat blog I own and from offline clients.
     
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    theincometeam Newbie

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    I was doing around 100 referrals a month, and according to HG, they all backed out, so I was only paid for about 5 a month.

    No real record keeping to verify their info.
     
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  20. jayson123

    jayson123 Newbie

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    I get about 7 to 10 sales a month. Pretty nice payout for little work. You have to be on TOP of if as a few do fall through the cracks.
    I had to fight them when two of my students signed up right before my eyes and someone else got the commission!! I was like WTF!!!???

    That aside the payouts are good fo people joining for $1 or even $0.1 LOL

    p.s. it is Even WORSE with commission Junction reselling Hostgator ... too many missing sales

    I still give it a 7 out of 10 cuz pay is good

    Good Luck