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How not to approach affiliates

Discussion in 'Affiliate Issues' started by Casinomeister, Mar 5, 2009.

    Mar 5, 2009
  1. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Here's an example of an email from thegamingtraffic.com who didn't take the five minutes it would have taken to figure out who he was emailing. I received three of these at the same time via three separate casinomeister.com email address:

    For one thing "Hello there" is a suck ass salutation. It's spammy, and it sounds plain stupid. This is an improper way to make an introduction.

    The content is aggressive and pushy. Don't tell me to do anything ASAP. That is military jargon for "drop whatever you are doing and DO THIS NOW!!"

    Why should I consider doing business with anyone who doesn't bother to bone up on what Casinomeister is...and what it is not.

    This is linked on every page on the main site:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/order.php

    Obviously Evan missed that. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Mar 5, 2009
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Make that 4 spam mails that I've received.

    Perhaps I should begin a new rogue pit category - spammy affiliate managers.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2009
  5. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Homemaker
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    Here's another one that came in today. He's using a gmail account to contact me :rolleyes:

    Hi?

    How professional...NOT

    Media buyers who use yahoo, hotmail, gmail or any other free email services ought to be avoided. Ususally, I just trash them or refer them to this:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/bestworst2007.php#affiliate2
     
  6. Mar 5, 2009
  7. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming

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    Welcome to the club Bryan..

    I been getting these (and others like them) for so long I have trouble remembering what my inbox looked like without all the spammy bull shit offers from these creeps and others like them.

    someone around here has compiled a db of 'webmaster' address and they are obviously renting it out to the creeps.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2009
  9. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    I agree. This is how it should be done

    :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Obviously, someone slept through Management 101 - making cold contacts.

    Would you ever contact a possible employer with a letter like this? Hell, no.

    On the other hand, I get professionally written ones on a regular basis.

    a) they address me personally
    b) they are familiar with the site
    c) they ask what my criteria is to be listed
    d) they ask to meet somewhere

    Hence, they get their foot in the door and in many cases end up on the site.

    And what, they invested a couple of hours researching the targeted website. It's a no brainer.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2009
  13. bingolady

    bingolady Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    Online Marketer
    Location:
    UK
    These kind of emails usually end in my trash, but I agree with you Bryan, the "ASAP" wording irritates me too...
    I don't remember the last time when I got an email worth to read from aff managers...

    I would like to see a unique approach in these emails not just the usual sales pitches...
     
  14. Mar 6, 2009
  15. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

    Occupation:
    webmistress
    Location:
    The Boonies
    Yeah, I got all of the above.

    Decent ones are far and between, but they do happen.

    You are spoton with the criteria for a decent approach you give, except nno one wants to come to the US to meet, lol! But they do offer conference meetings.

    Others I may look at are ones that give someone I know as referrer.

    Most importantly I need to see they know my site.
     
  16. Mar 8, 2009
  17. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming!

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Block S25, South Stand, Ashton Gate, BS3

    That would be a good idea. But as well as The Gaming Traffic who incidentally like mailbombing me, could you please consider EuroPartners. Who have now moved onto phoning me. Yes you heard right, they PHONE ME :eek2:

    They obviously got my office number from a whois record, but not to worry, I told them I couldn't consider listing them unless they were accredited with you here.:D

    Have they arranged to meet up with you in Amsterdam yet? ;)
     
  18. Mar 8, 2009
  19. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

    Occupation:
    webmistress
    Location:
    The Boonies
    Euro Partners are just too pushy for me. I don't like being pushed, I usually either push back or leave, depending on the situation. In this case, I just don't respond.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2009
  21. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    The CEO from "The Gaming Traffic" caught my recent webcast where they are busted out:
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    First he apologized and then stated:
    :thumbsup:

    So hopefully we have turned a negative into a positive.
     
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  22. Mar 9, 2009
  23. GI Joe

    GI Joe Webmeister webmeister

    Occupation:
    manager
    Location:
    LA
    I wonder - where did they get our email adresses from.

    It looks like they have sent out a zillion emails...

    Just wonder:eek2:
     
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  24. Mar 10, 2009
  25. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming

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    LOL... Europartners gave up on me some time ago... thank god.

    Here just a little while ago I was getting phoned by a couple of Rome Casino Reps that were trying high pressure sales tactics on me...
    At first it was amusing... However, after 6 calls I got tired of being polite... I don't get calls from them anymore... :rolleyes:
     
  26. Mar 10, 2009
  27. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming

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    Whois records or they buy or rent email lists from existing casino affiliate programs.

    BTW - nice site you have there.
     
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