20i Reseller Hosting

Sudden huge drop in NameDrive affiliate earnings

Discussion in 'NameDrive' started by disruptive, Apr 26, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. disruptive

    disruptive Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2006
    Posts:
    1,684
    Likes Received:
    16
    I've been a ND affiliate since day dot, and I'm proud to be associated with the company. However recently I've noticed that the affiliate revenue that I've been earning has fallen off a cliff. There is a huge decrease in earnings each and every day. I'm perplexed as to why this would occur.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
    articles.co.uk
     
  3. Backorder United Kingdom

    Backorder Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2010
    Posts:
    164
    Likes Received:
    2
    Affiliates you referred leaving ND and parking elsewhere/not parking?
     
  4. retired_member33

    retired_member33 Retired Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2010
    Posts:
    1,464
    Likes Received:
    13
    I have noticed that when I visit a ND parking page using Chrome as a browser I get a 200 Error and see a blank page without seeing any ads.

    Perhaps more people are using Chrome these days? Resulting in less people seeing the ads?
     
  5. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2009
    Posts:
    3,427
    Likes Received:
    74
    Had a lot of my domains parked there over the years (purely because I was more interested in the stats then the parking revenue)

    But, monthly earnings steadily declined from $xxx to now - sometimes not even meeting payout threshold. Parking as a revenue has certainly had its day
     
  6. lee United Kingdom

    lee Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2013
    Posts:
    286
    Likes Received:
    3
    I stopped parking years ago. Its quicker and more effective to point your names to 1 page with contact details and/or knock up a quick one-pager with a bit of Adsense or Affiliate type gubbins.
     
  7. disruptive

    disruptive Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2006
    Posts:
    1,684
    Likes Received:
    16
    Is there anyone from NameDrive who can comment please, especially on my affiliate account....I'd like some re-assurance as to what is going on.
     
  8. danny

    danny Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2004
    Posts:
    143
    Likes Received:
    1
    RE: Reduced Revenue & Downtime

    I can confirm that we have also experienced a MASSIVE drop in ND revenue over the past 12 months! Their parked pages are continually having problems and frequently down; I now find myself checking on our domains everyday to make sure the pages are actually being displayed ;-O It's possibly time to make a move to an alternative parking solution.
     
  9. disruptive

    disruptive Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2006
    Posts:
    1,684
    Likes Received:
    16
    That's really sad to hear. I'm thinking there is little point anymore. I used to get good affiliate revenue from ND. What's even more interesting is that no-one from ND is commenting in this thread - very telling. Perhaps the business is going down the tubes.

     
  10. fscisum

    fscisum Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2013
    Posts:
    117
    Likes Received:
    4
    The domain industry has been changing, and I'm sure that it would have some differences five years from now. Unless ND has a reform to be more up-to-date to the trends, it would barely survive. We also have to catch the trends and move along with them.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.