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Old 02-28-2000, 08:12 PM   #1
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Cool clicktrade $500 limit? they think money grows on trees.

I just noticed clicktrade raised the limit of their affiliate program to $500 they figure all of us who are on the CPC are going to be forced to pay $500 instead of $100 like it was before. Are they crazy to even raise the limit so high they're going to lose a lot of customers cause no small/middle size website is going to want to participate. $500 is more than the cost of hosting a website for a year!
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Old 02-28-2000, 09:59 PM   #2
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Personally as an affiliate, I think it's a great move, since so many programs run out of money. It will also eliminate programs that are trying to get everybody to link to them. Then when they run out of money, they don't deposit again.

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Old 02-29-2000, 07:40 AM   #3
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well, the guy that owns clickxchange must be smiling. clicktrade is his best promotional rep for free. every action clicktrade takes (ending cpc and raising the minimum to $500) only benefits clickxchange.

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Old 02-29-2000, 07:58 AM   #4
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Every move ClickTrade is making is to purposely knock out the little guy. The service was overrun with sites trying to pay 1 cent to get affiliates to put their AllAdvantage banners up (same thing is now happening at Clickxchange but even worse). ClickTrade got tired of dealing with a lot of people complaining about all these problems while they weren't making much profit off of 1-cent click-throughs.

It's obvious that what they're doing is raising the barrier to entry so they don't have to deal with these problems, and also so they get more respect from advertisers who do have the bigger bucks. It looks like they're patterning themselves after Commission Junction, which has a much better system frankly because not just any advertiser is willing to pony up $1000 to get started.

No offense to anyone--I can't afford the higher prices, either, that's why my sites are at Clickxchange. But dealing with ClickTrade was (& Clickxchange is) a major hassle because of all the junk sites paying 1 penny in an attempt to make a two-penny profit on a site that's paying them 3-cents per click-through. I'm no fan of ClickTrade, but after a while I start to understand their reasons.

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Old 02-29-2000, 09:43 AM   #5
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Won't it be a lot easier to ban second-generation programs? (i.e., AllAdvantage clicks, join-other-programs click, etc').

It would do Clickxchange a lot of good, and could have saved some trouble for ClickTrade.

Personally I wouldn't dream of using ClickTrade as I use Commission-Junction, because I trust CJ's system. ClickTrade's system, however, rarely works. So without the clicks and the smaller-advertisers, what's left?
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