Is the Company Reputable?

March 5, 2010

The reputation of the company is one factor that affiliates must emphasized in engaging into any business transactions. It takes time to build a decent reputation. Not all merchants that established websites are reputable operators so an individual must be careful in choosing a company.We cannot deny the very fact that many people try to used or robbed other people just to earn a lot of money.

You can widely open your eyes and used your senses to avoid being deceived by these opportunistic people. One efficient way is to do a little research.
You can possibly search the background and connections of the chosen merchant to the other affiliate networks. It would give you the confidence to be part in a program that is associated to a reliable networks and do exists in a long period of time.
Another way to learn about the company that are not listed in an affiliate directory is to indicate the number of links that are connected to their site. Considering that the company has a large number of affiliates promoting its products, then you can consider it as a trustworthy program and you can surely engage to it.
To determine how many links in a site, simply go to AltaVista, http://altavista.com and type link followed by the merchants URL. For instance, link:http://friendfinder.com.
AltaVista is a web search engine that is now owned by Yahoo!. AltaVista was once one of the most popular search engines but its popularity has waned with the rise of Google. Even though, such events happened. this still helps the affiliates to determine the links associated to a certain merchant that could be a prove for its reputation.

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