Now we all know that plenty of Affiliate Networks have been shaving leads, amongst “other things”… but anyone that has been promoting products through LinkShare may want to find an alternative RIGHT AWAY!
These people are giving away YOUR hard earned commissions and making excuses for what Haiko caught them doing… this is a DISGRACE!
I thought there were a few SHADY companies out there, but this is just sickening.
Whether you’re in the LinkShare Network or not, YOU NEED to read through this thread and learn what LinkShare.com has been doing to steal away commissions from hard-working Affiliate Marketers.
Thanks to Haiko at ABestWeb.com for bringing this issue to light!!!
Please repost this link (http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=112872) and make sure you forward it to everyone! This issue should NOT die. If this company gets away with it so easily, who else will follow?
Twitter the link, Blog about it, post it in other forums. Do something and help spread the word about this NONSENSE! The lies need to stop.
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Most of my readers know that I’m a Wealthy Affiliate member, but I’ve been talking about it and suggesting it for about a year now because of what it’s helped me to accomplish.
Now if you’re a more advanced member, then I wouldn’t really suggest it as it’s based towards newbies UP to a “beginning-advanced” level of users… although, you’ll see some very advanced affiliates on the forums! I would suggest something along the line of PPC Coach for more advanced users.
Wealthy Affiliate is the best Affiliate Training course you can buy to get way ahead of the others who purchase all of those crappy ebooks… the Accreditation courses look to take that knowledge even further, while testing you on your knowledge.
Motive Interactive has recently updated their system and they’re spreading the word very well. It seems like everyone knows about MI these weeks!
While I haven’t had much time to really dig in as deep as I have with other Network systems, I’m finding it to be the EASIEST system to use, by far. Not to mention the fastest with all of the AJAX functionality going on!
With a few clicks of a button I can quickly check stats, find new offers, contact my AM (Luke), sort through offers, and pretty much anything else I need to do.
The backend is much different than most other Networks, because most other Networks use the same system. Motive Interactive seems to be using their own, custom system that’s running off php and AJAX. It’s very slick, but most importantly — it’s VERY fast!
The only downfall seems to be that there’s not as many offers as some Networks, but the offers they do have seem to make up for that.
We’re always working on improvements that will help us show the most relevant ads to our searchers, and we’re excited to tell you that we’ll soon introduce two changes designed to enhance how we calculate Quality Score and rank ads. The first change helps better evaluate the precise quality of your ad – regardless of its position on the page. The second change improves how we promote ads to positions above the search results. Let’s take a look at both of these changes in more detail.
More precise Quality Score calculation Clickthrough rate (CTR) is the most significant component of Quality Score because it directly indicates which ads are most relevant to our searchers. As you probably have observed, ads in high positions typically earn better CTR than those in low positions, because ads in high positions are more visible to searchers. To calculate the most accurate Quality Scores, it’s important that the influence of ad position on CTR be taken into account and removed from the Quality Score.
In the coming days, we’ll update the portion of the Quality Score algorithm that accounts for ad position. This will result in more accurate Quality Scores, ensure that ads compete fairly for position based on their quality and bid, and enable Google to show the most relevant ads to searchers by rewarding high-quality advertisers with better ad positions.
Higher quality ads above the search results
We’re also improving the way we determine which ads show in the yellow region above the search results. These positions are particularly valuable to advertisers because they are prominently positioned on the page. Given their prominence, it’s especially important that these ads be high quality; we therefore place extra emphasis on quality when determining which ads to show in this location.
To appear above the search results, ads must meet a certain quality threshold. In the past, if the ad with the highest Ad Rank did not meet the quality threshold, we may not have shown any ads above the search results. With this update, we’ll allow an ad that meets the quality threshold to appear above the search results even if it has to jump over other ads to do so. For instance, suppose the ad in position 1 on the right side of the page doesn’t have a high enough Quality Score to appear above the search results, but the ad in position 2 does. It’s now possible for the number 2 ad to jump over the number 1 ad and appear above the search results. This change ensures that quality plays an even more important role in determining the ads that show in those prominent positions.
Keep in mind that these enhancements may cause changes to your ad position, spend, and performance. We’re launching these updates soon so that you’ll have enough time to review your accounts and prepare for your holiday season advertising. While we don’t believe that any immediate changes are needed on your part, we encourage you, as always, to watch your key metrics and to make adjustments as appropriate.