30 November 2010, 10:39 am
Suggestion for banner replacement
Hi to all ex affiliates of bwin
Intentially I have wrote ex because I doubt there is an existing affiliate which would continue to work with bwin under these circumstances.
What do affiliates think of implementing and/or replacing bwin banners with banners promoting them with negative pr and informing all customers of their bad and coward/greedy behaviour?
This is just a suggestion, I would like to know what affiliates think.
30 November 2010, 11:28 am
Well, I see your thoughts here but you should focus on promoting operators who will actually pay you for your efforts.
BWin should be banished and forgotten.
30 November 2010, 1:40 pm
Have to agree with Christoff here, telling your visitors how reliable the bwin-alternatives like bet365, sportingbet, victor chandler and so on are is probably the better way.
These guys really brought me to the edge of playing it nasty, though - but the high road is probably the better way to go. On my sites, in the future they will more than likely be one of the "also-ran"`s...
30 November 2010, 3:24 pm
OK, but let add some spice to this story... let's say that all other business partners you promote, change T&C - would you continue and just work with those remaining which are fair? Let's be serious.
I would say that you're choosing the easy way and that easy way may easily change tommorrow when all other sportsbooks choose to retroactively change T&C.
This highway we're talking about is just that - easy way (?).
30 November 2010, 4:43 pm
It would probably be better to spend that real estate on another program you liked better or converts better. Also, you have a responsibility to your players to send them to a place you would play at. Providing negative feedback is still promoting their brand. I'd just move on and not promote them.
I had a program a long time ago that stole my players. I started promoting a better program and made money from the very first day I replaced their banners.
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30 November 2010, 4:57 pm
Good point Adrian! True what you say has lots of merit. Sometimes however there is good reason to keep a negative review up.
Lets say for example you built links to that page and did many of them. Simply removing that program (url) would create a broken link. And all that finance you spent would be wasted.
I like the idea of giving a bad press (factual) and revert the traffic to another site and start to build on that page.
So for example lets say you wanted to stop promoting Bwin and your page was called "bwin poker review" in the url and you had dozens of other sites pointing to it.
Why not post a warning or "bad press based on facts" and then add some forum of way for them to be diverted to a new programs page.
Like casino city does pop ups! Something along the lines its not safe her but try one of these casinos.. (example) or just add a bold line directing traffic to another URL.
This way you cover 2 birds with one stone! Like you said its the affiiliates job to recommend brands we play at our trust. But its also our responsibility to list the ones that are unsafe like Bwin right now.
Yes your still promoting them - but you do not lose all your players from years of work - ie the 90 day rule. Many affiliates would stand to lose thousands of dollars. Plus you get to help other affiliates and players make a decision. Play at their own risk and provide an alternative!
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