Posting on the Betway thread and talking to my mate last week who's been around this industry as an affiliate manager for a long time has got me not only reminiscing but also thinking about how this whole industry evolves and how people cope. When I said on the other thread about going from hero to zero in a matter of days it triggered my mind somehow. I remember when I had a site that ranked very well in the UK for heavy keywords the competition for those phrases is pretty different now to what it was. What happened to those sites and affiliates that were running them? I know many affiliates have been lucky and sold their assets and got out, some coming back with other projects and some enjoying laying on the beach, but some I remember got hit by google changes etc and their sites tanked before they had the chance to impliment an exit strategy, if that's what they actually wanted to do. I'm not picking on these sites at all or calling the owners, I hope they managed to get involved in other profitable projects but 2 sites that I always remember that were flying high then shot down was football-data and betrescue, and I'm sure at 1 point betrescue was huge. I have no idea who ran those sites although recall chatting to the fella who had football-data on GPWA when Stan James closed accounts (GPWA were shitbags and took the side of their sponsor) and he came across as decent. If I recall there was bigfreebet, freebetinfo and freebets4all as well that seemed to be about for a long time as well. What happens to these affiliates and sites? I'm guessing you guys in the different niches like bingo, casino and poker have seen the same over the years. Do they move on but keep the sites updated so compliant so still get paid for historical players? Do they just give up and cry? Start new projects? Has there anyone on here that has experienced this happening to themselves? It is no way a thread to laugh at people or take the piss, I'm genuinely interested how people have coped with this fickle industry and how they coped and reacted going from hero to zero? Any other memories from the industry as well feel free to chuck them in, I really do love looking back, and boy was it a different landscape then.