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What do you think of our new affiliate website

chris25
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What do you think of our new affiliate website

Hi Guys, first I'd like to introduce myself and say hello to the community, I'm Chris and have recently helped launch a travel affiliate site for the ski and mountain specialiste Mountvacation.com. So far the response has been good but I would like to have some advice on how I could boost its presence in order also to attract more affiliates faster. And also, I am open to any suggestions about the affiliate/b2b page. See the page there and please give me your feed back. It would be most appreciated http://bit.ly/XxhzHW and http://bit.ly/Vt7yqL
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maryt
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Hi chris25,

Good job on the site.

What I think is you need to add more photos about the vacation rentals. The site looked clean and nice but it's too business-type in a sense that when you look at the site the first time (and without reading the contents yet), you never think it's a site for vacation rentals affiliates.

Great job at achieving a B2B site look but you also need to add more photos about what your product/service is about.

Also, testimonials would be great. A short list of places/vacation homes in the landing or homepage also helps.

I hope that makes sense :)

Mary
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chris25
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Hi marytordecilla,
and thanks for the advice. I think that pictures are also very effective. So I will definitely consider your advice there. The other thing I will ask your advice on. I was thinking that when one clicks on on e of the tabs from the menu, instead of scrolling down to the section (and if we add more sections then that would mean an interminable page), we would just create a new page, as you said with an attractive picture. This way the page is not clustered with too many info. I don't know, what do you think??
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aletta
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I think having all the content on one page is fine, so long as it is clearly separated into obvious sections. At the moment there is a LOT of text on the page, a LOT of headlines, and a lot of it seems repetitive. The things I might expect (or like) to see on an affiliate sign up page include...

* Who is the company? What do they sell? Can you give examples? (a slideshow of current properties, for instance) Who do they sell it to? How long has it been around/what sort of reputation does it have?

* What is your offer to affiliates? How much can they earn? Can you give an example of what they could earn? (Eg, if someone rents this property at $X, you earn $Y). How long does your cookie last? Do you re-cookie in any circumstances? Does the affiliate earn commission on just the initial sale, or are there subsequent upsells that they also earn a commission on?

* What sort of websites/people would your affiliate program be suitable for? What sort of websites does it compliment well?

* How is your affiliate program managed? Is it through a network like Commission Junction, or do you run your own internal affiliate program? What are the credentials of your management system? (How does the affiliate know that referrals will be tracked accurately and that they'll be paid on time?)

* What support is available to affiliates? Banners, swipe emails (ones people can just copy/paste.) Can affiliates direct traffic to any page on the site? Do you have an affiliate manager they can contact?

In general, this is essentially a sales page so you should try to keep it positive, and don't bog it down with terms and conditions. Earning thresholds, for instance, could safely go INSIDE the affiliates area. It's a technicality that doesn't help to sell.
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chris25
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Thanks Alletta, you have been very helpful with some sound advice. Will definitely look at applying some changes and will notify you when the changes are made. See what you think. In the mean time if you have some other suggestions, I'm all ears...
Have a great week end. And thanks so much for your feed back, to you as well as to marytordecilla.
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maryt
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Hi chris25,

I agree with Aletta. You need to only put the most important content on the page. One page is enough, you just need to organize the contents well. :)

Have a great weekend!

Mary
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i am still strugling to get my website off the ground, and this website of Chris seems to me to be pure gold!
Very interesing to read the comments on your post, i think i will also have to follow some Affilorama course in order to get my site up and going.
Reading through these posts lets me realise i still have a long way to go before i, too can share important info on this forum!

Mike Snyman
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maryt
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henryjamesmichael wrote:i am still strugling to get my website off the ground, and this website of Chris seems to me to be pure gold!
Very interesing to read the comments on your post, i think i will also have to follow some Affilorama course in order to get my site up and going.
Reading through these posts lets me realise i still have a long way to go before i, too can share important info on this forum!

Mike Snyman


Hi Mike,

Following a step-by-step course on building your site is a great idea. You can also make your own checklist of the things to do so you can get things done faster.

Do not be afraid to ask members here for suggestions. You can always participate in our forum section in case you need some feedback or opinion.

Mary
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i am still strugling to get my website off the ground, and this website of Chris seems to me to be pure gold!
Very interesing to read the comments on your post, i think i will also have to follow some Affilorama course in order to get my site up and going.
Reading through these posts lets me realise i still have a long way to go before i, too can share important info on this forum!


Hi Mike,

We have free video lessons that take you from an introductions to affiliate marketing to building your site up to SEO and PPC. You can follow these lessons for now so you can get started. They can give you a good background on how affiliate marketing works and how to get started.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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chris25
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This place is a good place to get help and ideas to better one's experience and knowledge in the affiliate niche. We can only thank those who take the time to answer questions.
@henryjamesmichael. Thanks. We still working on it though following some interesting feed back by members of this forum..
A good day to all...
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