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Weird affiliate terms... How to deal with it?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by redsecond, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. redsecond

    redsecond Registered Member

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    Hi there people at BHW,

    I've been around for a long time and I really need your input right now.

    So here's the story: I've been promoting this product for about 2,5 years and have moderate success with it. I spent the good part of the years backlinking and optimizing the site for the product.

    Now, suddenly, they stop collaborating with aff. networks and open a stand alone affiliate program. I was excited at first but when I apply, this are their terms:

    Which is... crazy. I mean, how can you promote something without mentioning it's name? Discussion with the company didn't come to a win-win solution either.

    I'd like to know if any of you have any idea how to proceed with this? or maybe have the same experience?

    Thank you so much for the suggestions in advance.
     
  2. loamigad

    loamigad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you made sales with them, just hit them up on email/phone.
    Ask them what's what. My gut feeling is that it wouldn't take long for you to get caught even if you utilized redirect blanking/cleaning etc.
    IF they are infact looking for the rule violations.
     
  3. Jonny13131

    Jonny13131 Regular Member

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    Considering you have been moderately successful in the last 2.5 years ask them if you can continue promoting the product the way you are considering that you are having success promoting it. You might also want to point out that you are actually making them money promoting it your way so if they enforce these terms they will lose money. Is there a reason why they have these weird terms?
     
  4. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    there is no where else to promote the product? look at odigger.com
     
  5. redsecond

    redsecond Registered Member

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    Discussing with the merchant is pointless. They wouldn't listen to reason. I've tried.

    I'm guessing the option is:

    1. promote competitor products, using the same page optimized for them before.

    2. create a new website for their liking.
     
  6. _richard_

    _richard_ Newbie

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    why not try both?