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Why do Affiliate Programs Turn Down Affiliates?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by captainEO, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. captainEO

    captainEO Junior Member

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    So at ShareASale, I applied to a program whose products I thought I could sell pretty well. My site is pretty good and other programs have accepted me, so I was sure that they'd accept me. But NO. They didn't. I get that my site covers a slightly different topic, but this program's products/services are so broad that I know they'd appeal to some of my visitors.

    Where's the logic in denying my application? I really don't like deceiving people, but these guys are forcing me to.

    What I don't understand is this: WHY TURN DOWN POTENTIAL AFFILIATES, WHEN YOU STAND TO MAKE MORE MONEY WITH EACH NEW ONE YOU HAVE?
     
  2. Vampirion

    Vampirion Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The logic in denying applications is either:
    -The network wants to be exclusive, thus getting a few super affiliates and good advertisers(Advertisers who only want to work with a few HQ affiliates)
    -The network does not want anyone and their dogs to join the site. It makes it easier for people to fraud. Once they get caught they could easily make a second account do the same trick and cash out before they get caught.

    Advertisers look at networks and check out the quality of the affiliates, so having to apply for a network is kinda logic.

    Just my 2 cents,
    also this is what I think, I have not checked any sources. So might be completely off!
     
  3. abhi007

    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Fraud has become a concerned issue these days...networks that were easy to get into are hard to get into...so they do their due diligence.
     
  4. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    have you tried contacting them about this?
     
  5. mqsss

    mqsss Regular Member

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    Because of fraud mostly. I recently joined a niche specific affiliate network that requires manual reviews and phone contact before they make an approval. Their terms are: Disclosure written with color that stands out on every page + colored text at the top of the page: "I get paid for these reviews...". Whole thing looks just bad and spammy and I bet I'll get at least 10% less conversions because of them.

    That's because fake reviews and affiliate marketing without the right disclosure are against the law in USA and this particular company had to pay over 300 million dollars of penalty few years ago because their affiliates didn't give a shit about federal trade commission.

    Many websites got penalized by Google because noob affiliates spammed the shit out of affiliate links. How can a company build on their reputation if affiliates are spamming links through GSA and Scrapebox? Business as usual.

    And lastly, some affiliate networks work with big guys only. If you accept 1000 noobs who will contact you every second day with questions about their $2 commissions, that's time consuming and isn't worth it. Getting few marketers that already dominate the niche is a gold mine.
     
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  6. captainEO

    captainEO Junior Member

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    That makes sense. Though, not everyone can be a super affiliate from the getgo... that's the part that sucks.

    I see... I can get that. But it just sucks how strict some of these things are nowadays.

    Not yet, but I'm definitely going to now.

    Wow, that's super strict. But I can definitely see where they're coming from. I guess I just have to convince them that I can sell well and in fair ways too.