Thanks Alex. I’ll make an increased effort to get our mailer out more often as well, as a few people did reply to my last mailing about how much its used, and still a few wish to have it, if for anything as a reminder that new promo content is in the affiliate area to push. If any affiliate with a track record of traffic and a few joins, wish to have members access to get their own promo content vs the ones we give all affiliates, please email me as well. Only reason we ask for a record of traffic and a few joins, is there is lots of “surfers” with a free hosted blog that never gets updated, in an effort to score free access as an affiliate. brent (at) xxxrewards.com
And yes, we will NOT be reducing the affiliate payout % to anyone.
As Gaydemon said, the environment is definitely getting more tricky for studios, with the piracy, and especially google rewarding tubes and pirates over blogs and quality studio sites. Nothing that can’t be overcome in various ways, and there are ways to fight piracy these days better. Its not cheap to do, but over the long run, hopefully it pays off. Problem is getting more studios to use the solution a few of us are using to make it harder and also easier to find the source of the leaks. When only a few studios put effort into doing it properly, it doesn’t really change the course of sales for anyone, as surfers will just go to option D if its free vs paying for their first 3 options.