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Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by Blonde Jon, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. #1
    I've never been serious about CJ until recently. I've teamed up with my brother-n-law who knows how to code so we are creating a site using a data feed from CJ.

    My question is, when you are using other people's data feeds do you try to make your site look similar to affiliate's site or do you make your site very unique?
    SEMrush
    If you made it similar to the affiliate site, I think it would help when people clicked on your buy now button that they wouldn't freak out and think "something fishy is going on I just got redirected to a totally different site!".

    What do you guys do? Do you make it clear that they are being redirected to the affiliate site? Or do you make your site look similar to the affiliate site and make the customer feel they never left your site to the affiliate site?

    I hope I'm making sense.

    Thanks
     
    Blonde Jon, Oct 20, 2007 IP
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    You make something unique. You can actually get in trouble trying to make your site look too much like the affiliate site, legally alone. In addition the merchant might drop you if they see your site looks just like theirs. It's as bad as trademark bidding.
     
    DealWorx, Oct 20, 2007 IP
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    I would make site similar but unique. Do not make it exact same thing or it would be duplicate content.
     
    rcj662, Oct 20, 2007 IP
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    Blonde Jon Active Member Affiliate Manager

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    It wouldn't be exact. Maybe same color schemes, but different layout.

    What kind of approach do you guys take? How do you keep your customers feeling secure about their purchase on the affiliate's site?

    Do you make it obvious that you are an affiliate? Or would you rather them assume that you are the "real" site?
     
    Blonde Jon, Oct 20, 2007 IP
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    sorry blonde for posting in ur section

    but had no other option i was very eger to know abt data feeds

    hxxp://www.onlynaturalpet.com in this where can i find the datafeed?

    my frnd is a programmer he can certainly handle the coding part but where do i find the data feed for that site i got approved for the site am trying to find more on its data feed
     
    indianrichierich, Oct 20, 2007 IP
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    Since we do a lot of ebay stuff it's really hard to "pretend" to be ebay. However, after doing this all these years I have never pretended to be any merchant, and made it clear once the customer was ready to buy they would be taken to the actual merchant. Honesty is always the best policy. :)
     
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    Blonde Jon Active Member Affiliate Manager

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    Thanks for the info.

    How do you make it clear that they will be going to the actual merchant? Do you have a link that says purchase this fine product from bla bla bla. I'm assuming that on your about page you have a write up saying that your site is an affiliate site for bla bla and maybe give them info on how secure their order will be on the actual merchant site?
     
    Blonde Jon, Oct 20, 2007 IP