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Old 09-30-2001, 07:25 AM   #1
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Default How to make money with this site...

How can I make money with this site SearchTheWWW.net Its the site called "All search Engines & Directories on one site". I have English & Slovenian version.
I know I could use PPC search engine (I use SearchGalore), but im from Slovenia and all "good" companies banned my country
I use SearchGalore & Clickxchange. But i would prefer other companies. I can`t join any pop up, pop under, SI programs,...
Can someone give me some advice.

Thanks!

Peter

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Old 10-02-2001, 07:48 PM   #2
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Try with some personals in your inner pages. I suggest Szivnet Dating: since they are based in Hungary they will surely take you.
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Old 10-02-2001, 08:01 PM   #3
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I don't want to be funny, but you may find it easier to get sponsors if you go 100% English (if you want to keep Slovenian maybe put it on another domain)

How many searches do you have per day? If you have a lot and can parse an XML feed, there is a lot of CPC search engines looking for private deals out there (hint)

Another idea if you keep the searches on your site, and accept submissions is to market into the submittters

Sorry, probably not as helpful as you'd like, it's not an easy question IMHO - but hopefully this is of some help.
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Old 10-02-2001, 09:12 PM   #4
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I don't think that Peter's having trouble finding sponsors because of the bi-linguism of his site.
The problem is that Slovenia is an ex-Yugoslavian Republic, and after American companies had so many troubles (i.e. fraud) with Yougoslavian, Bosnian, and Croatian users and affiliates, they just banned all of the ex YU-Republics, ignoring that Slovenia is an absolutely well-advanced a modern country. In fact it is not a case that between all the ex YU-Republics, Slovenia will be the first (and only-) one to join the European Union in year 2002.
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Old 10-04-2001, 06:01 PM   #5
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Dan, I know that this is not place for this, but I have to react to your post. I simply can't understand how you can say this about webmasters from Croatia without any proof. So please next time don't accuse the whole country like this beacuse it ain't fair!
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Old 10-05-2001, 01:57 AM   #6
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Olympian,
I'm sure there are many honest Croatian webmasters. However, Croatia also has a high fraud rate. This holds true with credit cards as well as affiliate programs. There's no getting around it, and many companies feel they have to take proactive measures to reduce their risks. Unfortunate for the honest webmasters, but there you have it.
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Old 10-05-2001, 09:46 AM   #7
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Olympian - Dan's point was that because of the high fraud rate in those countries, many affiliate programs have banned people from those countries joining which may be one of the reasons why Peter is having trouble getting sponsors. It is a plain and simple fact that many programs have banned the entire country.
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Old 10-05-2001, 11:25 AM   #8
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Strider, so what if some programs banned the whole country. It proves nothing!
It's easy to say this in general, that people from my country are cheaters.
But I never saw any evidence, only some programs aren't accepting webmasters
from Croatia and this area. I am member of many affiliate programs for about
2 years, and no one complained about me. The same thing is with my friends from
Croatia.
But, the other story is that I wasn't payed from so many programs from U.S.A.,
and they owe me a lot,
but I would NEVER say that all affiliate programs from U.S.A. aren't paying
and that all of them are cheaters!
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Old 10-05-2001, 12:03 PM   #9
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The fact of the matter is you are getting all worked up over something that you are completely misunderstanding. That many programs ban people from Croatia is a fact and their reasoning was due to a much higher than average fraud rate from those countries.

No one on this forum is responsible for those programs banning these countries, yet you went after Dan as if it was his fault that so many affiliate programs banned people from your country. He was simply stating a fact, that many programs banned those countries and the person who started this thread might have trouble finding sponsors for that reason. No one has said anything about whether or not that is right or wrong.

I for one, feel that it is a companies perogative to decide what countries that want to work with. If certain countries have extremely high fraud rates, it is their decision on whether or not they want to work with them. It may not be fair to everyone but neither is it fair that companies lose millions every year from fraud. Fraud is the #1 reason for affiliate programs failing. Affiliate program managers need to do anything they can to fight it.

This topic has been discussed in detail plenty of times in the past and I am not going to keep going on and on about it. My point was you went after Dan for simply stating a fact and trying to help another member. You want to complain about companies banning certain countries, complain to the company, not someone trying to help.
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Old 10-05-2001, 12:58 PM   #10
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Once again you are talking about something without any good reason.
Tell me one example, who, when, why banned someone from Croatia ???
What company was cheated by someone from Croatia ? I never heard about something like that, and I know much more people from Croatia than you do.
But the opposite, USA companies cheating webmasters from Croatia, that happened many times! And I can prove that!

It looks to me that most of the companys that don't accept us, they do it since they started to work beacuse of prejudice, and when you saw they don't accept us, first thing that you tought 'it's beacuse people from croatia and ex- yugoslavia are cheating".

I know many webmasters from Croatia, who never did nothing wrong, and
had no problems with any program! The only problem was that they, like me,
weren't paid for what they worked hardly for !!!
I'm telling you what I know, but you told me nothing concrete, just same thing about much higher than average fraud from my country...

CJ, Websponsors, Fineclicks, Directleads, Cyberbounty, Linkshare, OnRespone are just a few of the companies that are accepting webmasters from my country, so if they can, I see no reason why others don't accept us!

I don't want argue with you anymore, this is my last post here.
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Old 10-07-2001, 08:23 AM   #11
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oh please.........

anyone who thinks it's a good think to join the EU is out of their mind
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CJ, Websponsors, Fineclicks, Directleads, Cyberbounty, Linkshare, OnRespone are just a few of the companies that are accepting webmasters from my country, so if they can, I see no reason why others don't accept us!

I don't want argue with you anymore, this is my last post here.
At least some American companies will accept foreign webmasters. Virtually no European ad networks will accept American publishers.
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At least some American companies will accept foreign webmasters. Virtually no European ad networks will accept American publishers.
Do I sense a continental flame war starting? Cool it guys!
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Agreed with LAH
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Old 10-07-2001, 02:12 PM   #15
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Do I sense a continental flame war starting? Cool it guys!
No flame war at all. I just find it ironic when people get upset because an American company won't do business with them but they don't stop to realize the flipside is worse. If you're an American publisher with international traffic, you can't get advertising appropriate to your demographic.

At least, international webmasters can sign on with many American ad networks.
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