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CAP Magazine Poll – Your Overall Outlook for 2007

You have affiliate marketing questions. CAP has answers!Category: Polls & SurveysCAP Magazine Poll – Your Overall Outlook for 2007
Professor asked 1 year ago
Guys we are getting our articles together for the next edition of CAP Magazine and we want your input.

Bear in mind that everyone in the industry will be reading our final selections and your input can make a huge difference, so please throw you two cents in.

What is your overall outlook for 2007?

15 Answers
kwblue answered 1 year ago
I chose optimistic… However, that is based upon the last 5-6 months of crappy income after the 11 states were removed.

aksana answered 1 year ago
I’m very optimistic…:clapper:

GamTrak answered 1 year ago
I voted neutral, but I’m happy to say that I’ve not had a drastic decrease of income since October when this latest wave of changes began. This could be due to the fact that 30 to 40% of traffic is non-US.

Another factor is that the players are switching to the casino sites that are still taking US players. Meaning that the income is about the same, but the programs that I earn it from changed. For example, playtech affiliate accounts decreased, but RTG & Microgaming accounts increased.

I feel that things will get worked out eventually and because I’ve done this for over 5 years I plan on sticking around and doing whatever it takes to stay in the game.

TopTrump answered 1 year ago
well weh we all try new things out that we think are gonna make us billionaires and failed so why not try a bit harder now in a new direction?
Lots of people speak english! you cannot forget the fact that more people speak english in the world than in the usa
also that people from non english speaking countries without the USA UK and australasia, are the richest people in those countries almost always.. I have done some internal reserch on my site and players, and some who I have branded as USA have turned out to be in aisia…If I hadent asked Id never have known, If it wadnt been for the war of free gambling Id never have known and passively le em through.

darmac answered 1 year ago
Voted-Slight Drop in Profits

TheGooner answered 1 year ago
2007 will be great … for those affiliates left in the industry.

Yes- the market size will decrease – but there seem to be many affiliate departures as well – and also many changes to consider.

This all means that hardworking affiliates that sit down and provide quality content and information on the online gambling options will be rewarded …

… and probably better than 2006.

webber286 answered 1 year ago
Optimistic. Our site still seems to be growing despite the recent turn of events. Would probably be better if things hadn’t of happened, but overall, we can’t complain. My opinion is that this year will have it’s challenges for affiliates, but it will probably lead to less competition in our industry which is a silver lining of sorts. In the not-to-distant future 6 months, 1 year, 2 years? it’s likely the tide will turn and regulation will rule, which will open up a whole new set of challenges and opportunities for affiliates.

LandofOz answered 1 year ago
Affiliates that were just making enough money to get by, will either leave this business or diversify in order to stay afloat.

Affiliates whose sites have a strong online presence will be ok, and will most probably benefit from the departure of so many affiliates from the industry.

Reputable affiliate programs may offer higher commissions to appeal to the remaining affiliates, as well as a larger range of marketing materials including multi-lingual reviews, etc

Shady affiliate programs with predatory terms and conditions will be sorry as the affiliates that remain will be unlikely to promote them, since it will be hard enough to make money with the decent affiliate programs, let alone the shady ones.

Professor answered 1 year ago
Spot on Oz

donnajyc answered 1 year ago
I agree completely Oz. I voted very optimistic because I have watched the trends of payments processors, casinos, affiliates, etc and though there was a large decline experienced at the end of 2006, for those who remain, things seem to be back on the rise. Fingers crossed, the current swing will perpetuate.

Viva Vegas del la Virtual! … er, something like that :drink: