FF -- Feb 15 -- Does anyone know of any dating affiliate programs that pay out higher than casual dating sites? The super fast growing dating sites Fling and SexSearch are topping my research on payouts. SexSearch is paying out $90 and Fling $50 per paid sign up over Valentines. Adultfriendfinder is definitely feeling the heat on its tail from these two. I'm surprised how many dating sites don't have affiliate programs. Match, eHarmony, Perfectmatch and Yahoo! have good programs, but many top and second tier players have relatively small programs, if they have them at all. From the affiliate perspective adult dating sites just plain convert better, which would partly explain the rise in popularity of casual dating sites over the last few years. CJ, Linkshare, Azoogleads, Shareasale, Primary Ads, and Link Connector all drive significant amounts of traffic to dating sites. CJ seems to have the most offers. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of my spreadsheet listing all the dating offer payouts on the top affiliate networks. - Mark Brooks
OPW -- Jan 2 -- Online Personals Watch is for online personals marketing managers and executives to stay ahead of the news, and for the press to research the industry. It's not really designed for end users. Having said that, I make a few bucks from affiliate text links. $5k last year. Not too shabby. I thought I'd share the conversion numbers with you, for open discussion. I'm listing companies with which I had more than 1000 click throughs. I'm told affiliates will usually send an affiliate program 300 clicks before drawing initial conclusions on conversions. Here's the rankings drawn from stats for January 1st 2005, through December 25th 2006. I'll redo them for a smaller date range later this quarter.
Income per Unique
Joint: Webdate and Love Access
Both In House
* I switched out to TRUE under Primaryads.com and they are paying out a little better. ** I've not had a good experience with LinkShare.
All the sites pay out slightly differently. Where I had an option, I opted to be paid by % of revenue generated. I've focused on Dollars per Unique for this comparison. If you want the full spreadsheet, email me at email@example.com and I'll send you the stats including the number of registrants, paying members, revenue and additional ratios. Your comments please…
iDate2006.com got a page ranking of 6. Google scores 10 (of course). So did the New York Times. NASA and the White House. CNN, Yahoo, Dell, Hotels.com, Mapquest, eBay, Amazon and Columbia University got a page rank of 9. American Express, Travelocity and Sony got a page rank of 8. Scoring a 7 were Citibank, HSBC Bank, Coca Cola and Pepsi. Google gives a ranking of 6 to Lancome, Revlon and model Pamela Anderson. How did the other models do? Page ranking of 5 to Heidi Klum and Cindy Margolis. Unbelievably, Cindy Crawford got a page ranking of 3. FULL ARTICLE @ IDATE
Mark Brooks: ...and Online Personals Watch scores a 5. What does your site score? What have you done lately to improve it? Does it matter? Your comments please...but not here. Click here.