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OpenCandy.com .. Usual story of the small player policy, short-term and unflexible…

September 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in article, ecommerce, emarketing

I was mentionning OpenCandy in a post a few hours ago about some providers to make money from your traffic

Actually I have register just after the blog post, because I know the company by reputation, and from other publishers feedback.

Actually, indeed, I don’t have the VSO-Software huge traffic which was letting me receive a lot of request for sponsor program. I had to decline them most of time because of the company policy and because VSO didn’t need the extra money – yet .
For the moment, I don’t have yet my own new popular software, only a cool context menu Photo Uploader For Facebook software, still in a beta stage ( but stable ) that I need to promote. In the same time, I have other software under development, and I work as a consultant for both software publishers ( and some have a very good traffic and ranking ) and some other software relative company ( download , reviews, paiment provider etc… )
It means, I m far to be a beginner in this industry even if today I don’t have my own product running.

After my appliance for a OpenCandy account, I got a personal email, and a few exchanges have been completed by email… final result, they refused to open an account , as they require 100k download a month. We are back to the “stupid” policy I could have experienced with big companies ( I don’t tell the name but look in the top 5 search engines, or top 5 worldwide download portal ), where the policy of a company doesn’t allow any flexibility.

Too bad, as I m feeling as a slut needing to beg to have access to the account I would be able to recommand to some other publishers… these publishers which have already enough money to not have to consider another sponsor program. really, I m not sure it is the best strategy to adopt. I understand their point of view, but I will keep a quite angry feeling about them, sure.. they said I could read the SDK… fuck…
I will eat real candies.. it will make me feel better :)

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How to get some money from your download traffic ?

September 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in ecommerce, emarketing

A long awaited post I would like to make as good and as complete as possible.

for now, I will list a few providers you could look at, which won’t require any contract ( unlike Microsoft Bing toolbar, Google toolbar, Yahoo Toolbar or Ask Toolbar program )

http://www.Conduit.com – a very popular toolbar provider, easy to setup , easy to try to check how many of your users would accept to have a toolbar or a promotion software bundled with your own product… BUT … the revenue from this provider is very low and with a lot of conditions to be paid. I recommand to use it to learn, but if you are not satisfy with the revenue, you can try another program.

OpenCandy – a popular platform to suggest other publishers during your setup installation script. I didn’t try it personally ,but it is a well known and respected publisher

– a new one I just found – AfterDownload:
http://www.afterdownload.com

– Later, I would check out Predictad

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