Moral of this post: Watch out for those young whippersnappers that bid on your offer keywords when they’re not supposed to.
Rightnow I have a website that is doing ridiculously well. And when I say ridiculously, I mean it. Ridiculous as in $200 bones a day, 7 days a week. It’s almost turned into a game lately. I’ll think to myself, “how much money can I make while I’m at church today?” Or, “how much will I be able to make before I wake up tomorrow morning?” Just little mind games like that. Anyways, back to the point!
This particular site has zero paid advertisements, so all of the traffic is organic. The offer that is doing rather well for me at the moment does not allow search engine (PPC) traffic. That’s all well and dandy, except for when some JackAss affiliate decides to park his AdWords ad right at the top of the list of the SERP for my term! So how does this affect me? I lose commission because I’m playing by the rules, but he’s not.
I ratted the noob out, and my affiliate manager was quick at responding. Thankfully, the ad no longer displays. I hope that the affiliate got in trouble and lost all of his commission, but that doesn’t put the commission that I missed out on because of him back in my pocket.
Welcome to affiliate marketing, I guess. lol. I still love it.
P.S. During church that day I made like $60 bucks, and it’s been more than one day this last week that I have made over $100 before even waking up in the morning.