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Affiliate experiments

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I’ve signed up with AffiliateWindow (and, yes, that is an affiliate link!) as an experiment, pretty much to see how the process works and to test out their various tools. 

I don’t expect my own sites to generate any income whatsoever. I’ve made a few hundred pounds in the past with my old poker podcast site, but that was the result of doing a regular podcast (now pretty much defunct) with quite a lot of listeners, whom we occasionally encouraged by various active means to sign up via our affiliate link (although it wasn’t a profit-led enterprise by any means…)

The reason for doing this here is that I wanted to check out the interface and the various options. So far, it’s pretty much plain sailing. I’ve gone from application through approval to successfully putting the first ads across the pages of the main site, which I’ve done by placing it in the same code as an existing include file. The form took two minutes to fill in, the approval arrived inside an hour. 

(I’m guessing that the application standards aren’t too strict, as I’m sure they have ways of monitoring affiliates using practices of which they disapprove, so they can weed out any abusers later.)

I’ll be posting here about my experiences with the interface and the various services on offer.