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Digestinol Affiliate FAQ
General Information

Q. What is Digestinol and what do they sell?

Q. What is the partners program and how do I use it?

Q. What does it cost to join?

Q. Is my site eligible to become a Digestinol.com affiliate?

Q. Can I participate if my web site is based somewhere other than the United States?

Q. I operate more than one web site. Can I still become a affiliate?

Q. Can I participate in other Affiliate programs?


Setting Up Links

Q. How do I go about uploading banners or logos from Digestinol.com's site to mine?

Q. Can I be a Digestinol.com affiliate without a website?

Q. What kind of sites get the best sales?

Q. What is "Targeted Traffic"?

Q. Can I link to a page other than the Digestinol.com default home page?

Q. Can I use content from the Digestinol site on my own site?


Sign-in & Log-in as Member

Q. Okay, I am interested, how do I sign up as a Digestinol.com Affiliate Member?

Q. Why do I get an "invalid" user name" response when I try to login as a Digestinol.com Member?

Q. Where do I login using my Digestinol.com Member ID & Password?

Q. I have forgotten my user ID and/or password. Where can I retrieve them?

Q. How can I change my Billing/Contact information?


Tracking & Payment

Q. How do I know if there is a transaction from my site?

Q. How are transactions tracked and credited to me?

Q. How often do I get paid?

Q. How much can I expect to earn from you?

Q. Can I receive commissions on products I purchase?

Q. What are return days or cookies?

Q. What happens if a customer makes another purchase in that x day period, or more than 2, do I get commission on all sales?

Q. What happens if someone goes to my site and doesn't purchase anything from Digestinol and then goes directly to Digestinol's site within the 90 day period?

Q. What are Parsiteware and Scumware and why should I worry about them?

Q. What is Can-Spam?

Q. Can you offer reciprocal links?

Q. Do you work with rebates sites?

Q. I have a non-parasitic downloadable browser plugin, will you work with me?

Q. What happens if a surfer visits Digestinol.com from an affiliate link on one site, then some time later visits again but gets there by means of a different affiliate's link? How would this be tracked? Which affiliate would get credit if the surfer became a customer (the first affiliate to send him to Digestinol.com, or the most recent)?

Q. If I have any questions do you have some one I can email for help, not just an anonymous mail box?


Q. What is Digestinol and what do they sell?

A. To learn about Digestinol.com please click here

Q.What is the partners program and how do I use it?

A.Our partners program (also called an affiliate program) is a partnership between Digestinol and a web site owner (yourself).   You earn a commission on all sales that are generated from the people who come from your site, and who buy Digestinol products from our site. As a web site owner all you need to do is put our banner, text link or Logo on your site with the special tracking code that we provide. This enables us to track visitors, whenever they visit our site, even if they do not come directly from your site, and credit your account for any purchase. The sales are tracked by our network partner Share A Sale and you can get daily traffic and sales reports from their reporting system.

Q. What does it cost to join?

A. It costs you nothing but some time.

Q. Is my site eligible to become a Digestinol.com affiliate?

A. Digestinol.com works with all sites, from small individual web pages to large commercial sites. Anyone may submit an application. Of course you will do better, as an affiliate, if your site is health, fitness and /or well being related in some way. Be aware that applications may be rejected for various reasons, but your site will be definitely rejected if it contains content that could be classified as: defamatory, pornography, harassing, harmful, obscene, racially objectionable, or unlawful.

Q. Can I participate if my web site is based somewhere other than the United States?

A. Of course!! Where you are does not matter, as the Internet is worldwide.

Q. I operate more than one web site. Can I still become a affiliate?

A. Yes. You can have multiple sites as a Digestinol.com affiliate.

Q. Can I participate in other Affiliate programs?

A. Yes, we do not have any exclusive clause in our contract, so you are not restricted from joining any other affiliate programs. We do recommend that you not place links to other health/fitness Web sites on the same page as the links to Digestinol.com. It has been proven that if there are more than 2 links, (banner, buttons or logos or text links), on an individual page, the click through rate drops noticeably.

Q. How do I go about uploading banners or logos from Digestinol.com's site to mine?

A. Go to your admin section of SAS and then click on our program and banner links for a full explanation on how to upload our images onto your pages. It is basically just cut and paste to get our links onto your pages.

Q. Can I be a Digestinol.com affiliate without a website?

A. No. Your must first have a Website before you sign-up as a Digestinol.com Member! There are many FREE friendly sites out there that could help you build your websites within just a few minutes.

Q. What kind of sites get the best sales?

A. The best performing types of sites fall into 2 categories: 1. Those that provide targeted links and traffic. 2. Those that focus on discounts/savings. The more targeted a site is towards the link you are displaying, the higher the click through rate will be and the higher the conversion, (CTR).

Q. What is "Targeted Traffic"?

A. If you have a web site (or a part of your site) that talks about health and fitness then the best choice of links are those that focus on (target) health products.

Q. Can I link to a page other than the Digestinol.com default home page?

A. Yes, in fact, some of our most popular linking methods are the direct links the product page.  In fact it has been shown that linking to the sales page for a product produces higher click to sales ratio than linking to the index page.  So if you pre-sell our products than by all means you should link to the order page for that product. 

Q. Can I use content from the Digestinol site on my own site?

A. Yes you can, but only if the page that you use the content on is ONLY selling Digestinol products. We have made a page http://www.digestinol.com/affiliateinfo.php which has a lot of useful information that you may incorporate into your site.

Q. Okay, I am interested, how do I sign up as a Digestinol.com Affiliate Member?

A. Simply click on the Sign up link from our affiliate info page, http://www.digestinol.com/affiliate.php  and fill out the online application, make sure you read the Digestinol.com Affiliate Agreement first. If you are already an affiliate of Share A Sale Network,  Digestinol will be added to your merchant list and you will keep the same SAS affiliate id.  If you're not an affiliate of SAS you will need to sign up first to be an SAS affiliate before you will be admitted to the Digestinol affiliate program.

Once you have submitted your application, and been approved by both SAS and Digestinol go to the Banners page and select one or more banners or our logo, or you may wish to use a text link, (for a higher click through ratio). Cut and paste the code provided onto the pages where you want the link to appear. You're then on your way to earning additional revenue for yourself plus providing tremendous savings on all Digestinol products for your customers.

Q. Why do I get an "invalid" user name" response when I try to login as a Digestinol.com Member?

A. "Invalid User Name" appears because you have tried to login at the "Affiliate Member Sign-in" and you have not registered.

Q. Where do I login using my Digestinol.com Member ID & Password?

A. Use your SAS User ID & Password to login at the Affiliate login page http://www.shareasale.com/a-login.cfm   

Q. I have forgotten my user ID and/or password. Where can I retrieve them?

A. To retrieve your user ID and /or password. Go to: Affiliate login, and click on check password, your user ID and password will then be emailed to you.

Q. How can I change my Billing/Contact information?

A. You can adjust or make changes to your contact information at: edit settings on your SAS admin page

Q. How do I know if there is a transaction from my site?

A. When you become a Digestinol.com Affiliate Member, you will be using your SAS user ID. This id will gain you entry to your administration page. Here you will be able to monitor the status of your account including the number of times the Digestinol.com banner was shown, (impressions), the number of total click thru's from your site to Digestinol.com and the number of orders placed (listed under the sales column). Each month in which you have had a sale during the previous month, you will receive an email report stating how many sales occurred during the previous month and any commissions due.

Q. How are transactions tracked and credited to me?

A. All links from your site to Digestinol.com contain your site's unique SAS Affiliate ID code so that every time a user comes to us, they will be assigned a cookie with your affiliate id#, then we know to credit you when a purchase is made. Be advised that with our customized affiliate software we assign a unique code to all visitors from your site. What this means is that even if they do not place an order on their first visit to our site and subsequently return at a later date, we will be able to give you credit for the transaction! The cookies last for 90 days.

Q. How often do I get paid?

A. SAS has a Threshold (minimum payment level) of $50, in any month you have accumulated more than $50 in commissions from us, (and all other SAS merchants you’re an affiliate of) then SAS will have a check sent to you or a direct deposit will be made to your bank account.  If you earn less that $50 then it will be saved, carried over to the next month. You never lose the money that isn't paid in a month.  Your commissions will be sent by check to the address you gave us when you signed up. You can add your bank account info via the link under account settings on your SAS admin page  If you’re an overseas affiliate and wish to not receive your commissions once they hit $50 (because of costs in cashing US$ checks), you can set a higher payout if you wish as well.

Q. How much can I expect to earn from you?

A. We hope and expect that our partners with targeted sites can earn in the region of $31 for every 100 visitors they send to us and that those visitors will convert with an average of 1 sale per 50 visitors. Working on this equation if you can send 1,000 unique visitors a month to Digestinol then you should be looking to earn in the region of $310/month.

Q. Can I receive commissions on products I purchase?

A. Of course. You will receive the same % of commissions on any orders as long as you first visit your site or use your individual text link so your cookie is planted.  Note however that any order you place will not count towards bonuses or monthly contests.

Q. What are return days or cookies?

A. Return days (as called by Share A Sale) or cookies, define how long between the first visit to a site and the purchase date that you can be credited with a sale. For example a 0 day setting means the purchase must happen on that visit, a setting of 1 day would mean a purchase within 24 hours of the first visit. We know that not everyone makes a purchase within 24 hours and research shows that it can take up to 2 weeks for a person to decide to buy a product.

Q. What happens if a customer makes another purchase in that x day period, or more than 2, do I get commission on all sales?

A. Yes you do, every one of them.

Q. What happens if someone goes to my site and doesn’t purchase anything from Digestinol and then goes directly to Digestinol’s site within the 90 day period?

A. When someone first visits your site and clicks on the banner/text link to Digestinol.com, a cookie is implanted on their computer.  What this means is, if they then come back to Digestinol’s site directly your cookie will still be on their computer and any sales will be credited to your account as long as they fall in the 90 day period.  Please note that this will only be effective if the customer does not clear cookies on his computer.

Q. What are Parsiteware and Scumware and why should I worry about them?

A. Parasiteware and Scumware are terms used to describe marketing systems that override and STEAL your commission.  These are generally operated from browser tool bars (not the Google toolbar) or other third party downloads, many times without full disclosure to the person installing the software, or hidden as part of a software bundle. As a strict policy Digestinol does not work with these marketing companies and we highly recommend you do not promote their software.

Q. What is Can-Spam?

A. "Can-Spam act", (short for Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act). Passed by President Bush on Dec 16th 2003, it went into effect on Jan 1st 2004. In a word, the law establishes the first national standards for the sending of commercial e-mail and charges the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with enforcement. The law promises to crack down on unsolicited commercial e-mail by imposing stiff civil penalties and even prison sentences to people convicted of spamming. You can read the full act here, http://www.affiliatemanager.net/scc/CANSPAM_Act_of_2003.shtml

Digestinol takes spamming very seriously. A regrettable policy now that the CAN-SPAM act has been forced upon us, (even though we are confident that none of our affiliates employ SPAM), we feel it necessary to state that the use of SPAM by any of our affiliate’s to promote sales is grounds for termination.

Q. Can you offer reciprocal links?

A. At present time we do not offer reciprocal links.

Q. Do you work with rebates sites?

A. As long as the rebate site does not involve downloaded applications to perform sales and tracking, and is not parasitic in nature, then yes.

Q. I have a non-parasitic downloadable browser plugin, will you work with me?

A. Sorry no. History has shown us that it is difficult to keep up with the changes in software and that it is safer for us to have a blanket refusal on plugins than accept any at this time.

Q. What happens if a surfer visits Digestinol.com from an affiliate link on one site, then some time later visits again but gets there by means of a different affiliate's link? How would this be tracked? Which affiliate would get credit if the surfer became a customer (the first affiliate to send him to Digestinol.com, or the most recent)?

A. When you send a visitor to Digestinol.com, a cookie with your affiliate ID is set in place. If that person returns to us later, and places an order, you will earn commission for the sale and for future sales up to 90 days. If a visitor comes to us at a later time from different affiliate's site, the cookie will credit the most recent affiliate link that was used.

Q. If I have any questions do you have some one I can email for help, not just an anonymous mail box?

A. We certainly do, we have a dedicated support team for our Partner Program, you can contact the head of this team at any time, his name is Richard and his email is: affiliates@digestinol.com

 

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