Helping AGD without money.

Discussion in 'Affiliate and Program Issues' started by WCD Admin, Jan 28, 2009.

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    WCD Admin

    WCD Admin Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I don't know about you - but especially in the last year or so AGD has been very helpful in our selection of programs to promote. When I see a manager participate here, it means a lot to me. It's a sign that the manager really cares and is looking for ethical affiliates to market their property.

    In addition to steering me to good programs, AGD has saved me lots of valuable time and has become my own personal T&C analyzer. Do you have the time to read every T&C at every program you sign up to just to have them close 3 months down the road?

    How many of you get letters on a daily basis from Affiliate managers trying to get placement on your website? How many of you are too busy to deal with 80% of them?

    I have started doing something that I think will really help AGD. Here is my plan:

    When I don't have time for a program which emailed me, I let them know I am willing to work with them if they get vetted at AGD first. Sample letter:
    Now, I just want a Guard Dog icon, gonna rip one off the site here Andy, so I can include AGD logo on my email correspondence. What better way can we show our support and help get programs over here for Andy?

    This actually seems MUCH better than seals on websites, which in my opinion although they may help for branding to a small degree, don't do much for getting participation at a site.

    Emails with these types of statements to programs actively trying to engage us must be the best type of promoting we could do for AGD. And it doesn't require a link from your site or nothing.... so why not throw some bones to the dogs?

    Now Andy, if you don't like this speak up. (I'm a true supporter here, I don't work for AGD) ....
     
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    Guard Dog

    Guard Dog Guard Dog Staff Member

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    I, of course, have no problem with that. Showing your support is awesome and I really appreciate that.

    Let me know what type of icon you would like and I can certainly have it created. The logo in the upper left is simple enough and I have a png file as well as a psd file of that logo.

    shoot me an email and let me know. Also - on your prior post, can you obfuscate my email address so that spammers do not pick up on it? ;) I would certainly appreciate that as well - and since there have been huge problems with other forums editing posts, I do not wish to be 'that guy'.

    Thanks again!
     
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    WCD Admin

    WCD Admin Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Done - sorry about that. Maybe my ignorance is why I get so much spam! :)
     
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    Engineer

    Engineer Super Moderator

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    That's a really good idea, WCD. :emoticon-0148-yes:
     
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    casinobonusguy

    casinobonusguy Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I got a better idea -sign off the other forums and just tell everyone they can find us over here LOL.
     
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    slickrick

    slickrick Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I noticed from time to time, Rakesh from Lionslots sends affiliate newsletters and asks his affiliates to signup to AGD and GPWA because thats where he can be found. I think thats a great idea.

    I do like the idea of being able to know where my affiliates managers are, and like to see what they are conversing about or doing, gives me a greater appreciation for the type of work ethic they have.

    I think you should lean on your affiliate managers, and ask them to do the same.
    Tell them to get more active on the Affiliate Guard Dog, post announcements about their affiliate program here, their newsletters and new games. And in their next affiliate newsletter, tell their affiliates they can be found on Affiliate Guard Dog! Make sure they signup and get in here.!
     
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    LionSlots

    LionSlots Affiliate Program Representative

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    Thank you :)
    I like to play my part, and I can always be found at AGD or GPWA! AGD more so ;D
     
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    Daera

    Daera Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    What an excellent idea! I like it a lot.
     
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    mojo

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    This is an excellent idea. I've seen for myself that AGD won't let money or even friendships to interfere with certification.

    Keeping programs affiliate friendly here helps me more than I can say. I will be doing this in the future as well.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Thank you guys so much for all of this :) Every little bit of help is such a huge benefit to AGD and the members. We work very hard to make sure everything is transparent, truthful, and not biased by money.

    With your help, we can certainly take this to the next level!
     
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    WagerX

    WagerX Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Great idea.

    I like that idea. It would give programs an incentive to adopt to a pro-affiliate partnership AND help AGD gain recognition.

    I'll do that too.
     
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    Janet

    Janet Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    That is an excellent idea!

    Will you sticky this thread to use as a reference, please?
     
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    majah23

    majah23 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    For me, it's not all about the money but also what we've got from this forum like learning new things and sharing useful thoughts and idea.
     
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    Consultant

    Consultant Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Although I am only a starting affiliate I like the idea and will send the programs I will partner the same request.
     
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    Peter-Jan

    Peter-Jan Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    As 'consultant' was my old account I can now confirm I am doing this and it works, see for example my post here:

    New 'wanna-be' Affiliate - Who/What Should I Join? - Page 2 - Gambling Portal Webmasters Association

    And the reaction of Shaun O'Neill here:

    New 'wanna-be' Affiliate - Who/What Should I Join? - Page 2 - Gambling Portal Webmasters Association

    If we all do that AGD will be the market leader very soon (if it isn't already, don't know).
     
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    Bonus Paradise

    Bonus Paradise Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I have a little affiliate section on my forum
    I would love to have a few lines posted to recommend AGD.
    Maybe you have a little write up, please pm me,
    or maybe you would like to post yourself. Just let me know.

    That might be not much what I can help now, but I think all helps , every little thing will count and it adds up.


    Regards
    Marina
     
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    TGP

    TGP Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I agree, it's a great idea, just let me know when can i use it :)
     
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    Artur

    Artur Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    casinoonfire

    casinoonfire AGD Member Ltd

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    AGD help us every month, maybe if guard dog add a donate button from paypal ... (for me i can donate for that service) :)
     
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    falseadoom

    falseadoom Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Excellent idea
     

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