I have been doing affiliate marketing since about 2005, not full time or anything but just for some extra income, but I've studied enough on it to get myself familiar on what is expected of affiliate networks, and publishers, etc. I must say, it seems affiliate networks are not what they used to be. Ive caught two networks with horrific tracking / reporting, and caught them on one offer they said converted "first page submit", and it turns out the advertiser told the network the wrong description for the offer, and it didn't convert on first page, the user had to do all this other stuff (for a measly $.60 for the publisher) The network by the way is Go Offers . Net , so I tried another offer that was a dating one, that said first page submit. Finally, after not 1 conversion for a week, I had a friend test the offer for me, as far as signing up with real information and even confirming their email which was not even required according to the conversion requirements for the offer. (Had it went through I would have informed my affiliate manager to take that lead off since it was a test lead), but Still no conversion. I sent another email to the affiliate manager who is now ignoring my emails. What the heck happened to affiliate networks that used to not scrub offers and track leads legitimately. I know networks have always done this on SOME offers, but it seems like every offer I try to promote anymore is just not paying. Also CPA Way I noticed started getting shady with their tracking, and when the leads you send actually convert. My traffic is mostly whitehat, maybe some grayhat, but nothing blackhat crazy, and some of these offers even allow incentives, and they still don't track properly! CPA Way, for their email submits, I don't know why they are called email-submits since 99% of them don't convert on an email submit, they require the user to follow a "path"... which is going WAY beyond the second page, and scrolling through the offers, etc... just for a measly $1.40 conversion... I don't know how real full time affiliates are even making money off of some of these offers I've seen lately, requiring the user to do all this stuff, and the payout is like $.90 or something ridiculous. I just want thoughts on this since it seems like alot of affiliate networks out there are becoming really unreliable.