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Webtreats says

Has anyone else experienced a staggering a drop in referrals since the new pricing system? We’ve had about a 30% drop in sales, so I would assume referrals are likewise down, but there is a significant gap between 30% and 3,000%.

In November we averaged 65 clickthroughs per registered member and now it takes over 2000 clickthroughs as you can see below.

November: 16610 Clickthroughs 254 Registered Members 112 Deposits January: 4032 Clickthroughs 2 Registered Members 3 Deposits

It is also odd that we have more depostis than registered members. Does anyone have any idea what might account for all this?

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

I’m not sure.. does the new pricing system require you to be registered when you’re paying the extra $2? If not, then that’s why. They simply arn’t registering, but buy straight away. ;)

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digitalimpact says

Well it must be because of the new +2$ pricing system; many people will pay 2 bucks to “save time”...

I couldn’t tell about the registrations %, because I’ve got none for like 2 months:

  • December 2009, 562 Clickthroughs, 0 Registered Members
  • January 2010, 38 Clickthroughs, 0 Registered Members

Man, where are you posting you ref links? CNN .com, techcrunch? That’s a lot of refs, at least for me it is :D :D

EDIT @Joost – yes, the new system doesn’t require registration. However, you should still get 30% off of their purchase nonetheless…

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Firsh says

about that 2 regs and 3 deposits: somebody registered in the past month and deposited in the current one?

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alanpolhoatzin says

@Webtreats, were do you post your referrals!???

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Philo01 Envato team says

I never have people that signup xD

November 2009 | 93 Clickthroughs | 0 Registered Members | 0 Deposits $0.00

December 2009 | 289 Clickthroughs | 1 Registered Members | 0 Deposits $0.00

January 2010 | 32 Clickthroughs | 0 Registered Members | 0 Deposits $0.00

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thomas07 says

If you ask me, the referral program is the thing that need to be reworked…what i mean is, the referral program must work like any other affiliate program out there.

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digitalimpact says
If you ask me, the referral program is the thing that need to be reworked…what i mean is, the referral program must work like any other affiliate program out there.

Well, if we DO get 30% off of a no-register purchase, then it does work a little closer to a “regular” affiliate program.

But indeed, getting a commission ONLY from the first purchase is not very motivating. Not to mention that if a person had previously visited the marketplaces (by googling something for ex.), then you get nothing… these SHOULD be reworked indeed…

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Firsh says

It should not be so hidden that it relies solely on cookies. You shoud also be able to manually enter the invitor’s name during register process. And maybe see later who are your “invitees” and the invitor.

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FlashTang says

December 2009 2335 Clickthroughs 0 Registered Members 0 Deposits $0.00
January 2010 1042 Clickthroughs 0 Registered Members 0 Deposits $0.00

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