I just got informed that Big Fish Games affiliate system is changing. It’s not anymore about “guide a customer them once, get paid for lifetime”.
The new program is a “last to refer” system. Even if other affiliates have referred the same consumer you are referring, if you are the last person to refer the consumer and they buy a game within 90 days, they become your referral and you will earn commissions from all their game purchases for a full year.
The existing affiliates in the top of the food chain are naturally pissed off. BFG has like 60 million consumers in their databases (not sure if I can say this out loud, but just to make sure, if anybody asks you – I didn’t tell this).
I’m fine with all this. I was wondering why I was getting more sales from BFG so it’s fine. Maybe somebody can now “steal” my customers but at least I can steal other customers.
Now… to the slightly shitty thing.
It looks like the *links* might not be working properly. I’m not totally sure, but http://www.bigfishgames.com/?channel=affiliates&identifier=af9a7b34cd50 sure looks different than https://my.bigfishgames.com/index.php?afcode=af9a7b34cd50. If this means that seven trillion developers and their moms need to go through all their files to change codes, it’s bit sucky. Those of you who know how this should be done (such as creating referral link to something like www.gameproducer.net/bfg.php which would then redirect to the correct URL) are fine. The rest of us (who were too lazy to do this in the first place) might need to change the links.
I don’t know. Didn’t see info. Just making a wild guess.
The really good (perhaps) news are that they are finally creating a way to track sales. BFG is giving all sorts of campaign tracking stuff that you can use to see how many people bought this and that, and via which channels.
Me likes these changes.