Affiliate Marketing

Discussion in 'Indie Business' started by dypaul, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. dypaul

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    Hi all,

    One of the biggest questions that you must ask when choosing an e-commerce provider is whether your affiliates, those who sell your games on their websites, have confidence in your e-commerce's affiliate tracking system. I'm sitting here having to answer that question myself and I would really appreciate it if you guys can comment on the reception that you have gotten about your e-commerce's affiliate tracking system, specifically ones other than Regnow (Plimus, Regsoft, BMT Micro, etc.). I know that Regnow has the best, or the perception thereof, but they are too expensive and I want to consider a different option if a good one is available. Thanks.
     
  2. lakibuk

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    I think most affiliate sites use RegNow.
    But this does not mean you have to choose RegNow as your reg-service. I would even not recommend them. Select a good reg-service (Plimus or BMT) for sales from your site. Then sign up to RegNow for the affiliate sales.
     
  3. Diodor Bitan

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    Then make sure there is no way that people who download the affiliated version can buy using the other services. This is possible, but since I only use Regnow I didn't have to look into this.
     
  4. lakibuk

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    You can look at my order page. There's a RegNow detection link that checks for affiliate sales before going to my normal Shareit order page. http://www.blueskied.com/order.htm
     
  5. dypaul

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    lakibuk...

    That's very interesting. If you don't mind, can you tell me an affiliate who sells your game so that I can see if in action from their point of view. Also, how does your system actually work? If a customer downloads your game from an affiliate site, that affiliate ID goes to Regnow, but the sales information is in Share-it. Also, did you have a hard time convincing your affiliates about the system? Thanks.
     

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