I have a feeling I am about to open a big ass can of worms with this thread, but oh well.... Recently it has come to my attention that some reputable networks are doing some serious shaving. I have no intention of outing them here because for those of you who know me, know that is not my style... What I do propose is that we get a few volunteers to do some legitimate split testing and post the results. The volunteers should not disclose what networks or offers they are split testing until AFTER they have tested to ensure that pre-emptive measures cannot be taken by any networks. We then let the numbers speak for themselves. This is very frustrating because we constantly get hit up from our partners saying other networks are offering higher payouts when we know what they are doing and don't want to make enemies by calling them out. This has been happening a lot more than usual lately, including a network that offered a mailer a higher payout than we were giving that network on one of our AOR offers that we host the site on. A prime example of this is Auto Price Finder... we keep hearing how mailers are getting paid up to $2.75 elsewhere when we know that nobody is even getting close to that much! These same mailers tell us that they are converting about 20% at the higher payout... which makes it obvious that there is some serious shaving going on because our network wide average is 30% with some TLD mailers converting at almost 60%. I think that this should be an ongoing project as well because network shaving needs to stop, along with a lot of other shady practices. I am so over people not doing business the right way and screwing people over!