Thursday, April 18, 2013

Google Affiliate Network is Going Bye Bye

I just received an email this morning about the Google Affiliate Network shutting down in July, 2013.

I really, really feel sad for all the affiliates who put in a ton of effort to promote for that program.   It's really sad.  Even if you can change some links - it is not an easy process to find a suitable replacement.

This is really no surprise though.   Google is not an affiliate network.  It may be that they are just too ill suited for that type of business model.

But there are other networks that have been around a LOT longer than the Google Affiliate Network and they are still going strong and probably will continue to do so.  These companies have built themselves for affiliates and publishers and are best suited for that work.

If you want to join an affiliate network that has been around for a long time, try the one we use.  
That way you can help people with their dental health and potentially earn some cash at the same time!

Here is the email I received from google:

An update on Google Affiliate Network     

      Important updates for Google Affiliate Network publishers and advertisers     
Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing has rapidly evolved in the last few years, and we constantly evaluate our products to ensure that we’re focused on the services that will have the biggest impact for our advertisers and publishers. To that end, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire the Google Affiliate Network and focus on other products that are driving great results for clients.

Publishers can continue to earn revenue through the AdSense network. And marketers can take advantage of other CPA-oriented Google tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer to drive valuable online sales and conversions. These areas are growing rapidly and we continue to invest significantly in them.

We’ll continue to support our customers as we wind down the product over the next few months. While we will no longer be adding new product functionality, we will maintain the platform during the transition period. We plan to disable publisher relationships from advertiser programs on July 31, 2013. Publisher payments will be disbursed for network activity generated through this date. We will continue to make certain functionality available through October 31, 2013 for retrieving reports, reconciling orders, and processing payments.

A huge thanks to all our advertisers, publishers and the team that has worked tirelessly on Google Affiliate Network over the past few years. We look forward to helping you grow your business in the future.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

The Google Affiliate Network Team


If I had put a lot of time into this network, I would be really disappointed right now. 

Here is the network to be an affiliate for 

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