Google Ditches Affiliate Program
from the bye-bye dept
Don’t know if anyone has written this one up as a news article, but Google has apparently cancelled their affiliate program. What’s funny is that it was launched with such fanfare just a short while ago, promising to pay 3 cents per search to any site willing to include a Google box. I actually added the Google box to Techdirt to see what would happen. About a month after I started I received an email saying they were reducing commissions from 3 cents to 1 cent. Apparently they were a little overwhelmed by the response. Now it seems in this age of dot com cut backs that they don’t want to give out any money. They announced that they’re stopping all affiliate programs, and the search box (now removed from Techdirt) will no longer work. Also, I won’t be receiving any of the money I had earned because it didn’t meet a minimum required threshold.