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Old 10-13-2008, 02:03 AM
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I am about to sign as an affiliate with maxbounty - they also offer contextual ad networks ( I think)

My question - do many of the groups offer both ends of the deal ?
that is can you sign up as an affiliate and as an advertiser

I could have got my wires crossed in reading the Maxbounty offer but it appears to offer both - and then I want to know if this is a common thing

Regards Lennie G

My thanks to the many of you who have responded to help my fogged brain on a number of issues at this stage of learning ppv

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Old 10-13-2008, 03:17 AM
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Hi Lennie,

I'm as confused as a nun on a honeymoon!

"I am about to sign as an affiliate with maxbounty - they also offer contextual ad networks ( I think)"

I'm not sure what you mean by that. I think the terminology/lingo/slang is where we part ways. When you say "contextual ad networks" - are you referring to offers that allow contextual (PPV) traffic?

"My question - do many of the groups offer both ends of the deal ?
that is can you sign up as an affiliate and as an advertiser"

Again, I think we're parting ways when it comes to terminology. When you say "groups", are you referring to the "affiliate networks"? (MaxBounty, Copeac, CX, Azoogle, etc?)

If so, then yes, all affiliate networks are for both advertisers and affiliates (also known as publishers?)

However, I've never signed up as an advertiser for an affiliate network. Some "might" have rules about that. But, a lot of the networks (Except for maybe CJ, ClickBank, PayDotCom) can be pretty picky about who they let in as an advertiser (merchant). Obviously, you can't have an affiliate offer as an offer on a network.

Now, is it a common thing? I'd have to say no. I don't really hear of people being both affiliates and merchants of an affiliate network. Chances are if you're an internet marketer (not affiliate), and you're the one selling products, etc - you aren't really going to be bothering with promoting someone else.

Does this answer your questions?
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McMoney is right...to expand on this...a network has 1. advertisers and
2. affiliates aka "publishers, meaning us. We affiliates are called "publishers" too b/c many times we "publish" websites that offer value added content and monetize our site with the affiliate offers. In our case, we are using contextual advertising in that we are doing pop ups/unders, direct linking or landing site.

Now, these affiliate offers that we affiliates/aka publishers are running from the networks are brought to the networks (ie MaxBounty, Copeac, CPA, Clickbooth, etc) by "advertisers."

The "advertiser" - let's say for example, "Lenny's Acai Berry Fast Weight Loss Tea" brings their offer to the network for additional distribution by us, the affiliates/publishers.

Now, here's how Lenny's Acai Berry Fast Weight Loss Tea probably became an advertiser. Lenny decides after watching Oprah or whatever that he sees an opportunity in the market for this product. He probably goes to Salt Lake City or somewhere where the contract pharma people operate and outsources through one of them and gets a formula for this tea, has them produce it and outsources the distribution, warehousing, etc. He has site built and starts promoting and testing the offer, testing landing pages, ads, conversion rates, etc. to see if he has a winner. When he makes it work on his own and data and stats to back it up, he takes it to the network and they run it and pass it on to their affiliates/publishers, meaning us.

Hope this helps. I know how confusing all this can be
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