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    Question Award for the most irritating affiliate program

    If you should nominate an affiliate program for this award. Which one you would nominate?

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    Europartners. When they left the Romanian market, they left with my affiliate money.

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    Define irritating, cause it may be different for different people. And because an irritating program doesn't deserve the mention and hence the popularity, I will not mention the name, but will categorize them.

    A big brand, slow with payments, slow with responses, always making up excuses for their problems, never double checks their facts and employees quote each other, without individually checking the case. Buys their way into everything and everywhere, have a performance quota and awful terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xecutable View Post
    Define irritating, cause it may be different for different people. And because an irritating program doesn't deserve the mention and hence the popularity, I will not mention the name, but will categorize them.

    A big brand, slow with payments, slow with responses, always making up excuses for their problems, never double checks their facts and employees quote each other, without individually checking the case. Buys their way into everything and everywhere, have a performance quota and awful terms.
    Yep, definition is a good one. Let's divide it into two categories:

    1. the most untrustable program: the one you're referring to, because their behaviour is a sign of untrustability. To me.
    2. the one that is irritating most: they send mails almost every week, wanting to discuss again a fabulous deal, discussions with them are always difficult because they really didn't prepare themselves and don't know what they're talking about, etc.

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    Aff Europe - They closed down the Affiliate Program but kept their casinos open and continued to earn money on 10 years worth of players I had sent them.

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    I was just thinking this morning about the irritations of dealing with AM newbies and lightweights even at the good programs.
    They can break relationship so easily.

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    I won't name anyone, but receiving repeated email requests to join an affiliate program is very annoying.
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    Good thread! I've always wanted to know what affiliates find irritating about our practices as affiliate programs. We constantly feel the need to insist when we don't receive an answer. It might not be reaching them? Did I not word it correctly? Do I get another chance to say it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbet View Post
    I won't name anyone, but receiving repeated email requests to join an affiliate program is very annoying.
    Or receiving casino affiliate contacting a financial website and saying that I should tell all my visitors to go and spend all their cash in casinos
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaWebpartners View Post
    Good thread! I've always wanted to know what affiliates find irritating about our practices as affiliate programs. We constantly feel the need to insist when we don't receive an answer. It might not be reaching them? Did I not word it correctly? Do I get another chance to say it?
    It depends. A reminder is OK, I might have missed your mail as I'm getting a lot of mails daily and I don't respond all of them. What is irritating, is a reminder within 24 hours or a reminder after a crap mail (asking for sportbet trafic at a casino sites, asking for portuguese traffic on a spanish site, etc). It also depends on the affiliate program. I hate those spam mails of 3gadz or mails of affiliate programs that have rogue brands (for example Rev. Jet).

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    When a manager finishes the sentence with "Please contact me if you are interested", if you don't an email back, what does that tell you? But after I week I get a "Hey, I have't heard from you, maybe you didn't get the mail." and then again the letter finishes with "If you are interested, contact me".

    Again, you let it pass and after another week a 3rd letter comes. Can you see how making sure you get an answer and that little sentence at the end contradict themselves. An I see a lot of managers word their letters like this.
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    I won't name drop but have had a few experiences with the following:
    Untrustworthy programs: Stat manipulation, slow or no payment, T & C changes without notifications

    Irritating programs: Email solicitations, constant GPWA PM spams, affiliate managers not offering any value other than the typical carrot stick with "high percentage deal"

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    The Irony. If GPWA don t take measures against the affiliate programs that don t pay or close affiliate accounts, all GPWA members are against admins.

    If a thread called Award for the most irritating affiliate program is live now, most of the GPWA members are now: I won't name drop, I won't name anyone or A big brand, slow with payments, slow with responses, always making up excuses for their problems...etc.

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    I also donīt want to put same names in here but I made only 1-2 bad experiences with affiliate programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alin04 View Post
    The Irony. If GPWA don t take measures against the affiliate programs that don t pay or close affiliate accounts, all GPWA members are against admins.

    If a thread called Award for the most irritating affiliate program is live now, most of the GPWA members are now: I won't name drop, I won't name anyone or A big brand, slow with payments, slow with responses, always making up excuses for their problems...etc.
    You got a point there. I didn't nominate yet, but now I do:

    - Bigger platforms that have newbies with KPI's but without any knowledge about the market and time to take a look at the sites of the people they are working with. What happens than? They're talking about sportbetting, while it's a casino site and they want to be on top of a no deposit page while they don't even have a no deposit bonus. Example: Ladbrokes.
    - Affiliate programs that work with people that are involved in business damaging activities. Examples: RevJet, 888, Buffalo and AffPower.
    - Affiliate programs that close accounts without mentioning this and don't know what means lifetime: AffiliateLounge/Betsson.

    And also programs that have brands that are not threating well their players. For this, same thing as your example about not taking action and against the admins. Some affiliates do not care to send their traffic to casino's where players will be scammed, but when they're receiving their buck a little too late, they're the first one complaining.

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