NL- First I saw this Tweet from Hot Movies-” we removed 14,000 custom theaters today. Each theater contained hundreds of thousands of links. Think Google will notice?“
WOW, this sucks for everyone as far as links go, but if you read on in the press I just received, the only real change is the addy. I have found HotMovies to be THE most reliable affiliate program I use. Checks are always on time. Webmasters you can check them out here http://www.moviedollars.com/?ref_id=225853,Main .
If you would like to try Hot Movies, this code will give you ten minutes free, and if you buy a package you will get ten more free minutes. http://www.hotmovies.com/free minutes link
From Hot Movies-
Attention MovieDollars Webmasters that currently use our custom theater system.
Mastercard has begun to enforce long standing rules and regulations on processing transactions and URLs.
Due to their rules we can no longer offer affiliate owned URLs on custom theaters.
As of today we are no longer offering the option to have custom URLs associated with white label theaters, UNLESS the URL can be transferred to our ownership and we feel there is potential for significant earnings. If you would like to do this we would need a signed agreement to transfer to us along with a clause to transfer it back to you at anytime.
All theaters will now exist on ct.vod.com.
All end users are still assigned to your theater and your affiliate ID, only the address bar is changing.
We are also taking this time to eliminate underperforming theaters. Any theaters that didn’t make a minimum are now redirected to one of our default custom theaters.
Those theaters will continue to have the affiliate ID on the links, but no longer exist in our system.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Email [email protected] with any questions.
– MovieDollars Staff
NL-Gamelink instantly jumped on the bandwagon with an offer to double their commissions for those affected by the Hot Movies addy change, when those affiliates sign up with Gamelink. Do you think this is sleazy to try to steal Hot Movies affiliates? Or just good business?
GAMELINK OFFERS DOUBLE COMMISSIONS FOR AFFILIATES AFFECTED BY HOTMOVIES CUSTOM THEATER CLOSURES
Affiliates Shocked as HotMovies.com Removes 90% of Its Custom Video Sites this Morning
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2012) –Online adult store GameLink.com is offering double commission in February for all affiliates affected by HotMovies’ immediate closure of 90% of its custom video theaters. The announcement came this morning by “James HotMovies” on his company Facebook page. James stated, “Removed 90% of our custom theaters this morning.” He went on to explain, “It’s a combination of things all stemming from the raid in 2010.”
Jeff Dillon, Private Media Group’s Director of Online Sales comments on the sudden events, saying, “GameLink is here to assist all affiliates effected by this very sudden development. I would never wish this kind of situation on anyone, be it a competitor or not. However, my biggest concern is for all of the site owners who lost their revenue and are trying to work out the next step. We are offering immediate help and will build their custom theater at no cost to them, plus offer double commissions all of February to help compensate for the loss due to this major set-back.”
GameLink is the ideal adult VOD and adult commerce affiliate program. Offering custom white label store, competitive payouts, NATS integration and a suite of sales tools that you can set and forget. In addition, GameLink leads e-tail sites in technical innovation, offering the largest database of premium adult content for mobile consumption, available on all leading tablet devises, with cloud storage included, and most recently announced monetizing tools for Twitter.