RegNow Network vs. Trymedia Network

Discussion in 'Indie Business' started by dypaul, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. dypaul

    Original Member

    Jan 11, 2005
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    The RegNow affiliate network program claims they have over 3,000 affiliates to choose from. The Trymedia affiliate network program also claims they have over 3,000 affiliates to choose from. So which one is better? Can anyone here share their success (or failure) stories about how effective these networks may be? Thanks.

    Also, I noticed a crucial difference between the two programs when reading their respective terms & conditions. In RegNow's case, you have the control and can choose who will be your affiliate and at what commission rate. In Trymedia's case, however, they have complete freedom to sell your game to any affiliate on their network at the predetermined rate of 60%. In essence, you would be giving them the right of non-exclusive agent/distributor role. I think that is terrible, especially if your game proves popular, for the following reason:

    Out of that 60%, Trymedia pockets 20% for ecommerce. Now suppose your game proves very popular and you have affiliates lining up to sign up your game at 25-30% commission. Trymedia has 40% to work with, and can turn around and offer those same affiliates 35%, pocketing 5% for itself. That means you'd be competing against yourself!! Don't give control of your game to Trymedia, especially when your game is popular. Or draft a separate, customized contract with them, the way Popcap does.
  2. James C. Smith

    Moderator Original Member

    Aug 21, 2004
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    I have put my games into the RegNow Network, the Trymedia Network, and Softwrap. None of them seemed to do much sales at all. In my experience, the smallest “portalsâ€￾ seem to do better than the biggest affiliate programs of payment processors/DRM providers.

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