Eons ago I swore off Linkshare as one of the most craptastic networks on the planet.
No matter what I did or what I sent to its merchants…only dribbles came back. If that. It was more like random drips. It was a clown with big funny shoes.
Then they sold and made a few changes. I’m not kidding when I say this:
Those changes were like someone poured liquid draino down the pipes. BAM! Sales started flowing in.
I only had *very very minimal* Linkshare merchant exposure at that time and I couldn’t believe the difference. Sure I’m still talking about small numbers, but somehow Linkshare turned on a dime. Same sites. Same traffic sources. Same merchants. Same placement. Night and Day results overnight.
The past couple months I took a harder look at Linkshare and decided to expand a bit with them. Still quite limited, but somebody kissed me because I’m now making triple digits in commissions with them. With only a handful of merchants. That works for me ::grin::.
I don’t know my way around Linkshare that well, but I’m going to try working more with individual product displays and grow my merchant base some more and add them to more sites. Right now I basically just have a few banners and the odd text link up.
If you wrote off Linkshare awhile back because you were experiencing poor results–consider giving them another try. You may be pleasantly surprised like I have been.