Discuss: AdKnowledge Announcement - Shutting Down Preferred Partner Network

Discussion in 'Mail Chat' started by airin, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. airin

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    I am sure lots of people just received this notification... I am interested to hear everyone's feedback. How many people are actually giving them complete control through the Integrated platform?

    Dear Affiliate Partner,

    In the interests of preserving the very highest standards in traffic quality and
    advertiser brand security, AdStation will be shutting down the Preferred Partner
    Network (Affiliate CPC/CPA products) on Monday, September 30, 2013.

    We recommend that you start to wind down traffic in preparation of your
    account termination. Payment for activity generated through September 30th
    will be issued on your standard payment schedule.

    Please note that all other Adknowledge products, including AdStation Integrated
    and List Management will be unaffected.

    For more information please go to www.adstation.com/quality/ or contact your
    account manager for more details.

    Thank you for your business and years of continued partnership.

    Sincerely,
    Your Adknowledge Affiliate Team
     
  2. emailjedi

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    Just to clarify - this doesn't affect ADKi. Thats what they are focusing their efforts on growing.
     
  3. phdesign

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    Like with every good thing (I say good, not necessarily great), too much fraud and loose control leads to abuse. In order to tighten the reigns it appears, they are forcing the use of ADKi. Great for the "lazy" way to email. Not great for the lack of differentiation from the hordes of others using it.

    Anyone got an ETA on the end of CPC?
     
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    Shit. I was just about to give them a try.

    Guess I'll stick with OB completely, then. Heh.
     
  5. airin

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    Our CPCs are thriving without any sort of intergrated product. I don't think an end is anywhere near. =)
     
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    ;) Was referring to ADK CPC.
     
  7. airin

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    Oh lol, I thought you meant CPCs in general. :31:
     
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    Np... It was a dumb question since I didn't clearly read the OP... Otherwise I'd have seen September 30th.
     
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    Adknowledge was one of the worst networks, so its no big loss. Terrible offer selection and lazy reps.

    Never tried adstation integrated though.
     
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    Integrated API is really where it's at...
     
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    For a few years now I have run on the integrated platform - and frankly it's been very positive and profitable for us - but now that everybody and their dog is flogging these ready made creatives it's starting to lose it's sheen. We're inching back to CPC and other non ADKi offers, and liking what we see so far.

    Oh we'll continue to run a lot of ADKi (it's just too easy not to) but the better money seems to be elsewhere these days.

    Dat's my feedback anyway
     
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    Their not out of business. They just canceled one of many products because it wasn't making money for them. I myself have had a great experience there over the years and get one on on Skype chat with my rep. I will always keep Ad Knowledge as part of my overall strategy.
     
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    I have to disagree with everyone that is super pro-ADKi. I made WAYYY more with regular express or whatever it was called. ADKi is just of course super easy but if you're mailing shitloads of offers a day, express hands down makes far more $$.
     
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    I've been running the api for years now. It's made me lazier than ever.
    Not feeling comfortable though now that they got rid of CPA. Are they getting rid of us small guys next?

    -Tom
     
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    integerated can be better or worse. Some things i make more on CPA and other CPC's and then some make more with ADKI..dont know why. but they do... good to alternate every once in a while too..
     

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