Anyone doing anything with Excel Affs?

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    KasinoKing

    KasinoKing Player turned affiliate.

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    I've just been looking into these guys, and though the T&Cs may well be fair and the operator honest, the actual casinos don't look that great...
    The casino websites are poor in design (bad layouts and don't display or work properly).
    And the Welcome Bonus is pretty awful with a WR of Bx50 and Phantom!

    So I'm just wondering if anyone else here is promoting them and what your results are like?

    KK
     
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    CaseyM

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    I really haven't been promoting them much so bear in mind this is a really small sample size but

    8% clicks to sign ups
    7% sign ups to deposit

    and this was pushing their free spin offers/no deposit bonuses
     
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    I have just started with them. I think their promotions are not very good and their websites are just fine. But I believe they are trusted and at least the affiliate managers respond right away, which you don't see that often anymore, especially for Microgaming brands.
     
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    For what it's worth if you don't have confidence in a brand because of their site design/welcome bonuses, then it's going to show to your punters. That goes for any Brand - not just singling out Excel ;)
     
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    Hi KK, thanks for your post :) good to hear from you!

    I think you spoke to Priyo earlier today.. As mentioned by her, Conquer Casino website is already undergoing a major overhaul which includes completely new, fresh design, 3 times faster website, multilingual website (geo-targeted website in local language) etc. In addition, she has passed on your suggestion about implementing the functionality to sort the games on alphabetical order, based on category, etc. I think this is a great suggestion and I will get them implemented too.

    I noticed you said site doesn't 'work properly'. If possible, please can you email us or pm me a screenshot/URL as we have tested all sites but couldn't see issues with rendering of sites. We would be grateful :)

    In regards to casino promotions, we are always open to providing exclusive promotions for your website/traffic. Normally WRs are kept high as default by casino managers to not attract bonus hunters but we are open to suggestions :)

    Hi Ralph, thank you for your kind feedback :) we strive hard to provide the best service to all our partners and you kind feedback keeps us motivated to work even harder for all our partners.
     
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    santoshjain87

    santoshjain87 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    PS: Is anyone attending BAC? Would love to meet up and have a coffee/ beer as we are here today and tomorrow :)
     
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    There's going to be a LOT of drunk AM's at BAC :D
     
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    LOL.. I think so :)
     
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    Below is the screenshot I sent to Priyo.
    As you can see, the text on the top right is only half showing at the top of the page. (Google Chrome)
    Hopefully your re-design will sort that out.

    Also, when I hovered my pointer over "All Games" a drop-down list of games A-Z pops up: this appears to have a scroll bar on the right, but as soon as I point at it, the whole box disappears.
    On testing it again just now though, I found I can scroll using my mouse wheel or arrow keys - so that's not as bad as I thought.

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    Far more serious IMHO is the terrible welcome bonus. On sites like mine where casinos are listed in order of best to worst SUBs, you would be right down at the bottom of the lists. I'm sure you don't want to be there! It also means your casinos will not convert well, if at all, so there is very little point me promoting them.
    These days you need to be offering something close to Bonus x30 - x40 max and CASHABLE to compete with the top casinos.

    Cheers,
    KK
     
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    Are all your casinos white labels with progress play? the casinos have example - https://www.progressplay.net/hippozino.aspx as the URL to the casino domain which is a rather strange setup for most players, i assume you are sharing 1 license maybe for all sites?
    Don't get me wrong i am always on the look out for good MG casinos but whats the deal on this?
     
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    Reiterating I'm not singling you out here Santosh, I just like to get all my ducks in a row. I get a good idea to what I'm signed up to - no confusion later ;)

    Spotted this on Vegas Paradise:
    • You can win up to 10% back, or up to €/$/£200!
    • Make any deposit, or multiple smaller deposits that total $30 on your PC or mobile device, and use the code INSURE when prompted to get up to $200 or 10% back!
    • A minimum deposit of $/£/€ 50 is required.
    This promo is really ambiguous. Firstly, is this a draw? (you can win). Also it states a total of $30 BUT then states a minimum of $50 deposit is required :confused:
     
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    Hi KK, Just back from BAC, so apologies for late response. Thanks for the screenshot, I have sent it to the merchant as a priority and it will be sorted asap. In regards to offers, as mentioned earlier we are open to discussions for a unique promotions/offers for your traffic. Best to discuss exclusive promotions for you on a call or skype privately :) Offers are decided by the merchants themselves but I am sure all the merchants will be open to a test ;)

    CasinoNewbie - Thanks for joining the discussion. We have merchants from a variety of platforms on our affiliate network - Dragonfish, Probability, Progress Play, Gtech and soon adding Nektan. Yes, all Progress Play merchants are intermediaries of a single license. Some prefer to host the games directly on their e-gaming client URL, others serve the games on their own URL.

    Bet4You - Well spotted, that is an error. It should be 30 at both places. We will get this rectified. It says 'win' as users are rewarded with the cashback if they qualify. Perhaps, it can be worded in a better way to avoid confusion. I will pass on the feedback to the merchant and get this re-written for clarity.

    Thank you all and have a nice rest of the weekend! :)
     

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