My Review of Post Affiliate Pro

Many years ago I went in search of affiliate software I could install on my server and use to promote my products through affiliates. I wanted something I could control and modify to suit my needs and I really wanted one affiliate hub for several websites I own.

Product sales have been a big part of how I’ve earned a full time income online since 2002. I create software and web apps for other entrepreneurs and web designers.

First I purchased iDevAffiliate but ran into an obstacle early when I tried to use it as a central affiliate network for my affiliates to sell several of my products across many different websites. I contacted support and they confirmed that iDevAffiliate wasn’t designed to do this. (Note: this has since changed)

So I next purchased and installed Post Affiliate Pro. I want to share with you what I found.

Post Affiliate Pro Tracking Is Solid

Post Affiliate Pro has three methods of tracking built into their system automatically: Flash cookies, javascript, and IP tracking. The way they set up their tracking is really unique and it all happens behind the scenes, but it make it more reliable for your commission tracking.

Post Affiliate Pro Works Across Multiple Websites

I have several products across multiple websites and I wanted one affiliate system to manage all of them. Post Affiliate Pro was the only software package I found that made it possible, and pretty easy.

Third party cookies

The way that Post Affiliate Pro has the automated tracking set up makes it really easy to have your affiliate system hosted on one website while you’re promoting products on one or more separate websites. If you try that with someone else’s product, your potential buyers will probably get security warnings popping up in their browser window.

Post Affiliate Pro SEO Module Built In

Post Affiliate Pro makes it possible to get credit for your incoming affiliate links. The technical name for this is a 301 redirect. iDevAffiliate has this ability too but you have to purchase this as an upgrade.

Think about how important that is if you have a few hundred affiliates promoting your products. All those articles, page links, and blog posts count as votes for your product in the natural search engine algorithms.

Imagine all your affiliates helping you get to the top of the search engine results. That’s what the SEO Module does.

Unique Feature of Post Affiliate Pro: Multiple Tiers

Personally, I don’t care about this feature but I’m listing it as a positive since I get questions all the time about multiple tiered software for affiliate tracking. If you want to pay your affiliates on more than two levels (think multi level marketing) then you really need to use Post Affiliate Pro. I’ve been told by the creator of iDevAffiliate that his product will never cater to 3+ tiered affiliate payouts.

As a side note, I’ve had some humorous conversations with marketers that ask me how to set up esoteric payout structures such as “seven layers deep with a forced matrix spillover and when someone recruits 5 people below them they get promoted to the next payout level” and then they bristle when I say “Oh, you’re setting up a multi level marketing program”.

Hey man, if it quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck, it’s a duck.

The point is, if you want something with more than 3+ tiers you can call it whatever you want (I’ll call it a multi level marketing system) but you’ll need Post Affiliate Pro.

Part 2 of My Review Here

Next… A Controversial Feature And Free Tutorials. Part 2 of My Review of Post Affiliate Pro Here

250 comments ↓

#1 Tchukon Shanks on 06.30.07 at 1:35 am

Hi Jack,

I purchased Post Affiliate Pro through you like.
Here is my purchase order.
U23257027

Look forward to seeing your tutorials.
Cheers,
Tchukon

#2 Mike Z on 07.30.07 at 1:55 pm

Hi Jack,

I’m in Canada – is there a way to call you re: Post Affiliate Pro? I have questions. I will order through you if this program is what I need. If you are in the USA or Canada I could call you or if not then maybe Skype.

Thanks,

Mike

#3 Jack on 07.30.07 at 3:56 pm

Mike,
Just sent you an email.
Jack

#4 Brian on 08.03.07 at 7:15 pm

Jack,

I, too, was impressed w/ Post Affiliate Pro. Unfortunately I purchased it before I stumbled upon your site. Your sign-up pages are very impressive. Would you be willling to make a deal for the goodies you normally give to those who purchase through you?

#5 Jack on 08.06.07 at 8:43 am

Brian,
Thank you for asking. I’ll send you an email that you put with your post.

If someone else falls into this category, open a ticket at jackborn.com/support

#6 Danielle on 08.10.07 at 10:12 am

Hi Jack,
I already purchased Post Affiliate Pro. I like it very much but and I’m having some problems with creating the banners for my affiliates. I followed the instructions for banner creation but I still can’t get it to work. I’ve been emailing the support team. They’ve been responsive but not very helpful with this particular problem. They keep sending me back to the merchant panel to create the banners. Any tip on banner creation? I’m also struggling on the destination URL for the affiliates to get their banners in the affiliate panel. I wish Affiliate Pro had a live phone support. Can I still get the goodies from you? I’d appreciate any assistance you can provide.
Thanks,
Danielle

#7 need help on 08.16.07 at 8:40 am

I need an experienced programmer for post affiliate pro. Any one know of one? thanks

#8 Harvey Hoove on 08.18.07 at 10:50 am

Hello Jack, first of all the software is very good however we have ran into to small problems that have us at a stand still.
First problem is the pay pal integration method does not work with the srcipt added to the paypal button. There is no support for this error and the material (script) seems to be outdated by a few years. Second the system will not track sub affiliates in the report. I see this in the script (html) however the action is not working. We have attempted sending emails to Post Affiliate Pro without any reply. There site is also outdated in the forums with dead links. We are in need of help in this matter or we will need to ask for a refund and look elswhere for another program with phone support. We believe this problem to be simple but it is beyond us. I will leave this note that the software works well when it works. Please reply to us by email or phone as you have all this information from us. Thanks for your help

#9 Shaun on 09.22.07 at 10:26 am

Hi Jack,

I have been all over the post affiliate pro website and finally decided to buy. I want to make sure you get commission on my purchase, but I want to be certain it goes through you. Does their tracking system track purchases through IP addresses, or by visits, or what?

Long question short, if I just click on your affiliate links on this page, will you get credit, or should I clear my cookies or do something else just to be sure?

Thanks,

Shaun

#10 Jack on 09.24.07 at 9:19 am

Shaun,
If you click on my link from this page, or the movie page, then yes, I’ll get credit.

Thank you, in advance.

Jack

#11 Jack on 09.24.07 at 9:19 am

BTW, I was able to solve Harvey’s problem with the paypal issue.

#12 Komal on 10.03.07 at 3:53 pm

I clicked on your link at the top and it opens in a new tab but the page just keeps loading and stays blank.

#13 xpert on 10.05.07 at 1:18 am

Is there a shopping cart that you would recommend?…I have very simple and straightforward needs.
Want them integrated.

#14 Matthew Brown on 10.12.07 at 12:49 pm

I have a need for a good affiliate script. My need is a script to track referrals to my site. There are no products being sold, just the services included inside the website. will this do what I need? I have the PostMemberPro but I do not really like it. for 1 it only goes 9 tiers down and I am currently running a 10 tier program.

#15 Jack on 10.12.07 at 12:56 pm

Last time I checked, Post Member Pro went to 20 levels.

Post Affiliate Pro and PMP and made by the same folks. I really have to think that if there are other things you don’t like about PMP then you probably won’t like PAP, but check out their online demo. It might be different enough for you.

Idev affiliate is the other leader in affiliate software, but there’s also jROX and quite a few more.

I don’t remember how many tiers Idev goes, since that’s not really a feature I’m interested in.

#16 Matthew Brown on 10.12.07 at 1:57 pm

I have another question about a feature tht i need for my program.. Automatic sign up. I need for new members to be automatically enrolled into my affiliate program. Is this possible with PAP?
I need this info ASAP.

#17 Matthew Brown on 10.12.07 at 1:59 pm

Jack
Can you contact me? I am using Jrox. I have other issues with It. Great program but not very friendly with integration into other sites.
can you call me or I could call you to discuss a few things with this situation.

#18 Jack on 10.12.07 at 2:00 pm

Not “out of the box”. You’d have to have someone customize it.
I think that’s the gist behind Post Member Pro. Automatic signup.

Funny that you didn’t like it. I think it does what you’re looking for.

#19 Steven Fullman on 10.14.07 at 11:19 am

Great value, Jack!

I was about to buy PAP through their site, but did a little googling for reviews first.

I hit this site, watched the video and paid up through your affiliate link straight away :)

Can’t wait to get the ‘goodies’!

Thanks,
Steve

#20 Trevor Wilson on 10.17.07 at 8:45 am

Dear Jack,

Currently we are using post affiliate pro but somehow my affiliates are not happy with the reports generated by this software. We have different products on our website so it is required that affiliate can view the list of product they were able to sell. Do you know if there is any software available which can give more than what post affiliate pro is giving.

Trevor

#21 Jack on 10.17.07 at 1:22 pm

Trevor, short answer, I think PAP reporting for affiliates could be better and they tell me that is being addressed in a soon to be released version, but you can probably fix that with a few tweaks. Sent you an email. (Reporting for merchants is very detailed)

#22 Patrick Berkan on 10.20.07 at 11:46 pm

Hi Jack,

You’ve sold me on Post Affiliate Pro. A few questions though. Do you charge anything additional for setting it up? How soon can we have it up and running?

#23 Jack on 10.21.07 at 8:05 pm

The folks at Quality Unit will set it up for you for free. That’s my understanding of their current promotion. Quality Unit is the name of the company that makes and distributes the software.

#24 chris on 10.25.07 at 6:20 am

hey, i wanted to know if this would work for a hotel. My friend owns a hotel and were designing a site for the hotel. We wanted to know if post affiliate pro 3 would work. We want to run an affiliate program were if someone reffers a person to our site, if they make a reservation, they only receive credit when the customer stays at the hotel. Would this work out? Also would Ad agencies, like azoogle, etc accept this? Thanx, i look forward to your reply or email.

#25 Jack on 10.25.07 at 9:24 am

Chris,
For the first part, the way you make that happen is that you can approve commissions manually, manually create ‘transactions’, or manually revoke commissions. So you have a lot of flexibility in that area and the answer is yes, it would work, from what you’ve told me.

From my understanding of big affiliate and CPA networks, they’re going to track and pay affiliates using their own system. They’re not going to give you access to their network and then trust that you report back to them… uh uh.

I suppose the unspoken next question is whether or not you’ll be allowed to run your own PAP affiliate system AND hook in with a third party network. I suspect the answer depends on which network. I know of at least one affiliate that has a CJ promotion and their own affiliate system.

Hope that helps.

Jack

PS – If you buy through my link you’ll also get over an hour of videos showing how I tweaked and updated the system.

#26 Larry on 10.30.07 at 10:34 am

Hi, The post Affiliate Pro website says the license is for only one web site. I noticed in an article above that you can service multiple web sites with install. Does that work well? I have multiple sites, and don’t want to pay for the same software.

#27 Jack on 10.30.07 at 10:48 am

Larry,
It works great. It’s one of the reasons that I chose Post Affiliate Pro. I have several products and services and need to track them all, with a wide spectrum of % commission.

Buying through my link gives you access to resources and video for making the process easier.

Jack

#28 Mark on 10.31.07 at 6:01 am

Hello Jack,

I am confused :-)
I have previously bought PAP to use with my current web site. I also have a new site being developed and thought that the license required me to buy another copy of PAP for that web site

I see above that you say that PAP is designed to copy with multiple web sites – so what is the correct situation?
Should I buy another copy? (even though the new web site is part of the same business?)

If I don’t have to buy a new copy, can I come to an arrangement for all your extra goodies?

Do the goodies include a template for Payment invoices?

Regards
Mark

#29 Jack on 10.31.07 at 9:10 am

Mark,
You can set up PAP to run on Website A that is the main merchant area for tracking sales on
Website A
Website B
Website C
….etc

Per the license, you are not allowed to install it willy nilly on multiple sites.

If you have several sites and several products, you can see the advantage of having one central place for tacking sales, managing affiliates, and cross promoting your products to your sales team.

The stand alone price for the goodies is $39.

I’ll get a link up today.

And it does not have a template for the Payment invoices. But it does include over an hour of online video. (I think it’s more like 2 hours, but I haven’t added it up yet.)

Jack

#30 Gene Higginbotham on 10.31.07 at 8:59 pm

I have an online shopping mall with a 9 level affiliate payout. I also want to make this into a membership site. I have a joomla membership site about 80% complete.

Could I enlist your services to help in integrating the shopping mall, the membership site and PAP?

#31 Jack on 11.01.07 at 10:26 am

Gene,
You’re going to find that the folks on Rentacoder and Elance are much cheaper to hire than me.

That said, I’ll still send you an email with more info.

Jack

#32 tav on 11.02.07 at 11:38 am

I’ve been looking at this script too…

I’ve got one question though that Quality Unit hasn’t been real helpful on so I thought I’d send it your way and get your thoughts…

If using Affiliate Pro can it be used “offline” as well? ie. can your affiliates hand our fliers, etc as promotion materials.

Put another way, I’m wanting to use Affiliate Pro, but I’m wanting my affiliates to be able to use their “affiliate number” or be able to put a tracking “signup” links on their offline marketing materials for fundraisers, etc.

Is that possible/easy to implement with Affiliate Pro?

Thanks for advice! If this works easily we’ll be glad to buy Affiliate Pro though your link.

btw…the templates you offer look really great!

Thanks!

#33 Jack on 11.02.07 at 12:37 pm

Here’s a couple ways to make that work:
1) Put up a web page with a form requesting the affiliate id, even if you call it something else, like “Promotion code”. Your programmer sets up a simple redirect that takes that information and sends the visitor through an affiliate link on the site and on to payment or donation.

2) You give your promoters special pages like http://www.yoursite.com/Donna and again redirect through a specific aff link to the donation page

3) Blend of the two previous: drop down form so a name can be chosen and then the person is redirected through the affiliate link

So, yes, you can use it to track offline promotions as long as the web is used to make the purchase or donation.

Thanks in advance for your order.

#34 Mark on 11.05.07 at 2:02 am

Hello Jack,

I have not found your link to purchase your extra ‘goodies’ for $39, is it available?

I am also trying to configure PAP for the benefit of off-line affiliates, and have created the replicated pages in a folder off my root folder in order to keep all these pages together. I end up with a url like:-

http://www.xxxx.com/pappages/aff-ref-id

My question is:
using .htacces is there a way to get rid of “/pappages”

so that a url of
http://www.xxxx.com/aff-ref-id
will redirect to the acutal folder/file?

I’ve seen what you wrote about cannonical urls, so I am hoping you know of a way to do this.

Regards
Mark

#35 Jack on 11.05.07 at 11:40 am

Here you go,

Order Link for Post Affiliate Pro bonuses

(Note, the link above is for anyone BUYING the bonuses instead of getting them for “free” as explained elsewhere on this page)

And I’ll create a movie for the redirection you’re asking about, and upload that as part of what you buy through this link.

It will be available to anyone that gets the bonuses, whether you buy them or get them as a byproduct of purchasing Post Affiliate Pro through me.

#36 Carol on 11.17.07 at 9:28 pm

I have a couple of people interested in being my affiliate that don’t have web sites so I would have to give them a code or something so that the people they refer enter that code as a coupon to track sales.

The idea is to give these affiliates cards for lets say 5% off on sales that they can hand out to posible clients. Those cards would have a serial number or something. When the client makes a purchase and enters the serial number to get the 5% off that serial number is attached to a specific afilliate thus tracking all sales from that serial number.\

Is this possible?

Thanks,
Carolina

#37 Jack on 11.19.07 at 9:26 am

Carolina,
Yes, it’s possible and pretty easy.

You need a website. That’s where PAP will run.

You set up a form on an html page where they enter in the promo code. The form sends the info to a php page that pops the promo code onto the end of a url, basically structures an affiliate link, and redirects to that page.

It’s the same as someone clicking an affiliate link, except instead of clicking a link that’s made for them, they unknowingly create the affiliate link by typing in the affiliate id as the promo code into the form.

Now, you have one more step. You need to redirect legitimate affiliate links from that form to your 5% off page. That’s easy too. In the admin panel there’s a way to create ‘dynamic links’ and what you get is a url pattern that you can use in the code I described above to send the promo code visitors to any page on your site.

Kind of hard to describe…

But yes, it’s definitely doable.

If you’re in. Buy through my link and I’ll create a video to show you how to do it.

Jack

#38 Mark on 11.23.07 at 6:52 am

Hi Jack,
I’m sorry to post here just to get in touch but it appears that I can’t reply to the email address on the email which you sent me – something about a permanent error.

Do you have another email address which I can reply in full to?
Did you get my email of 9th November? (it had some details about 2 bugs in your website)

Meanwhile, in summary

From you email: it does not appear that the link to the “goodies” provides access to the
1-2 hours of videos promised, but only about 37 mins – is it an out of date link?

Plus I was hoping for the video about htaccess redirections.

Also, may I request that for people who have paid for the goodies (as
opposed to getting them for free because they use your affiliate link)
we should also get the email responder “7 introductory emails”". I hope you
consider this reasonable for those of us who are paying.

Regards
Mark

#39 Jack on 11.23.07 at 4:51 pm

Email sent.

#40 molly on 11.29.07 at 9:33 am

Hi Jack,

Your video is great.When I’ll be well-versed in this I’ll feel comfortable buying it through you.Can you explain how the tracking works.

Thanks,
Molly

#41 Jack on 11.29.07 at 10:54 am

Molly,
A potential buyer is sent to a special page where they are “cookied” or tagged with a harmless identifier that will credit someone with the sale, when a purchase is made.
That’s the basic concept. Do you need the technical details? Can you give me an idea of what details you need?

Jack

#42 molly on 11.29.07 at 11:27 am

Jack,
Thanks for your prompt reply.What I want to understand is do the clients buy through the affiliate’s site or mine and is it simply a referrel thing.Also do I need a computer programmer to manage and set up the affiliate program.
Molly

#43 Jack on 11.29.07 at 11:44 am

Look at http://www.ultimeformmail.com

I sell a product.
I have affiliates that promote my product.
They typically do this online through email, blog posts, or other means of sending traffic to my site.
They send the traffic through specific links.
If someone comes through the link to my site, and they buy, then the person sending the traffic gets paid by me.

The purchase takes place on my site.
The customer support is done by me.

It’s like having a bunch of salespeople.

re installation,
The makers of PAP will install it for you for free, or you can pay them a bit more to customize it for you.

Jack

#44 Gene Higginbotham on 11.30.07 at 7:39 pm

JACK, what do yu think of Post Member Pro for a membership site?

#45 Jack on 12.03.07 at 10:13 am

Gene,
It depends on whether your focus is on viral growth, or membership site admin.

PMP is designed as a viral affiliate program with a membership aspect.

Amember is designed as a membership portal with an affiliate aspect.

Just depends on what your focus is.

From reading the user guide of PMP, I’d say that I’d probably go with Amember and then hack myself the viral components I wanted. Also, if you don’t like the affiliate system of Amember, you can integrate PAP very easily.

Amember has more docs and plugins for integration with forums, blogs, etc.

I’m actually about to buy a copy (of Amember) myself, but I’m wondering if they’re going to be doing a holiday special.

#46 Michael B on 12.05.07 at 8:59 pm

I am almost sold. I’ve asked this question to Quality Unit but still no answer. Just a couple of questions:

1. I don’t have any products of my own. I want to sell products and services sold by other affiliate networks to my affiliates. Does this model work with PAP?

2. If a particular campaign is an Email campaign, does PAP have a facility to provide a link to download the suppression file within the campaign view?

Looking forward to your response.

#47 Larry on 12.05.07 at 10:52 pm

Jack
I was looking to purchase iDevAffiliate software when I came across your add. With iDev I can purchase additional software (SEO / SEF Links) that simplifies the Url for better search engine ranking. Then I read your article on Canonical Url Tool. If I purchase PAP (through you of course) how will the affiliate links look, will your Canonical Url Tool help, and why will I get better search engine scores.
Thanks

#48 Jack on 12.06.07 at 10:09 am

Michael,
I’m not sure I understand the first question. PAP tracks clicks… when you get down to it, it’s a high powered click tracker. You could use it to only track your own advertising, or you could use it as most people do, to track successful affiliate sales of your products and pay your affiliates.

The only use I could see with other people’s products would be to track your own links. It would work to the extent that your buyers landed on a specific thank you page that you could program to indicate a successful order. Other wise it will just track click throughs.

But that’s true of any affiliate tracking system.

Your second question is about suppression files that companies often put out like a ‘do not email’ list…

No, you’d have to download the suppression list from Azoogle, or CJ, or whatever network and then use your own email system to send out the emails. You don’t want to use PAP (or anything based on your own server) to send out an email blast… trust me on that one.

I’m doing my best to point out that I think you’re expecting PAP to do something that AFAIK no other software does. So even though my answer was ‘maybe’ and ‘no’ – my perspective is that you were expecting something that other software can’t do either.

Hope that helps.

Jack

#49 Jack on 12.06.07 at 10:16 am

Larry,
When you purchase through me, you get a comprehensive set of – I don’t know – something like 2 hours of videos you can watch online that cover everything from install to really advanced seo links and redirecting.

Yeah, I know IDev has a seo addon but I promote a product for another vendor that uses Idev and I’m pretty underwhelmed with the tools you can use through that system.

In my videos I have four of them that go into great detail about redirection and SEO links.

I show you how you can set up yoursite.com/promo/bob-smith so that affiliate Bob Smith has this as an automatic option.

I show you how you can set up special links for your top JV’s and affiliates like:
yoursite.com/specialoffer

I show you how even the plain jane affiliate links that come standard with PAP like:
yoursite.com/?aff_id=abcdefg
Can be instantly redirected with 301′s to
yoursite.com/
This gives your links SEO credit in Google’s eyes and also does your affiliates a huge favor by not advertising to the world that it’s an affiliate link.

I play both sides of the affiliate “game” and since I’ve seen Idev from both angles, I just think it’s not as good as PAP, especially after a few of my tweaks I teach.

My opinion.

Jack

#50 Clint on 12.10.07 at 10:54 am

Jack,

Can PAP track multiple products on a website. So our main product is to sell a website for a High School team and we will have an affiliate program designed around that. However, we also have a “store” on our site where we will sell T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc and want to be able to credit the affiliate with a small commission if people buy from our store?

#51 Jack on 12.10.07 at 11:09 am

Yes, it can track multiple products on a website.

#52 Mike on 12.11.07 at 6:58 am

Hi just bought through ur link.Order #U25689540.If i want to buy optional stuff like alert and brand removal…can i buy thru ur link?

Do u think the PAP alert and brand removal is worth it?

#53 Jack on 12.11.07 at 10:10 am

Mike,
Thanks a bunch! Just about to send out this morning’s bonuses.

To your question:
I don’t use either. The alert feature just doesn’t look that interesting to me and the brand removal is just for the footers of the install, not the logo (which I show you how to change in the videos and is perfectly okay with Quality Unit)

What I would recommend instead, and something I have used, is Live Agent. This is a chat application you can use to answer questions in real time on your site. If your price point makes it worth your time, it can save lost sales very quickly.

Now, what you’ll find is that your chats fall into two categories: presales, and support. So you’ll want to have a help desk with FAQ’s that’s easy to manage.

Once again, Quality Unit has a product that can help. Until you can effectively outsource live chat help, you’ll want to keep your live chats to presales and direct folks to the help desk. Believe me, having a ticket system is a godsend, for both parties.

So that’s where I would spend the money. And the reason I like these two products is that they’re so much cheaper than the other alternatives.

Look at Live Chat, the most popular is Live Person. $90 a month and up and you’re limited on how many ‘seats’ you have. Yikes. Granted, Live Person has some fancy tracking that Live Agent doesn’t have. But, Live Agent does 80-90% of the job for what amounts to one month of Live Person. Other popular alternatives are almost as expensive as LP.

For help desk the popular alternatives are Kayako, and Cerberus. Cerberus does have a free option, so you could give that a shot. If you go with Kayako, look for a reseller… they’ll discount it for you. (Little trick I learned while searching for something else)

But the support desk software from QU looks very promising and affordable. I’m going to be installing it on my own site to replace the free but outdated alternative you can see at http://www.jackborn.com/support

Hopefully my answer is helpful for you, so yes, please purchase anything from Quality Unit through my link.

Here’s the link,

Live Agent

And then buy anything on the site.

If you buy Live Agent, I have a DVD that shows you how I supercharged an install for one of my clients. I’ll send it to you in the mail.

All the best,

Jack

#54 Jim on 12.16.07 at 2:44 pm

Nice video, I plan to purchase an affiliate system soon and will come back here if I go with PAP.

Can I ask what tools/software you use to make your videos? They are very nice. Thanks,Jim

#55 billy on 12.16.07 at 9:10 pm

Nice reviews.

#56 Jack on 12.17.07 at 10:20 am

Camtasia, by TechSmith. Takes a lot of practice, and tweaking the settings to get the videos just right, but the tool is excellent.

#57 Clint on 12.18.07 at 2:43 pm

Jack,

Can you send people to multiple landing pages on the site? Like directly to the order page or maybe a promotional page or something?

Most affiliate programs you don’t have much flexibility on where you send people once they click on the affiliate link.

#58 Jack on 12.18.07 at 2:48 pm

You can send them to any page on your site. It’s very flexible that way.

The way I’ve seen Idev affiliate implemented, it was very rigid in forcing the affiliate to choose a predetermined landing page.

Post Affiliate Pro doesn’t set a limitation in that way.

For example, if one of my affiliates wanted to set up a link to one of my blog posts… they don’t have to ask, they can just set it up.

To make things easy, I’ll often give them links pre done and show them how to customize…

Jack

#59 Tipster on 12.27.07 at 3:42 pm

I run a horse racing site which promotes a tipster service. The tipster’s affiliate program is run by Post Affiliate Pro.
Since I signed up over 2 weeks ago click thrus from my site to the tipster site are not showing up on my stats on the Post Affiliate Pro website. I clicked a few times myself to make sure I had the correct code, which I did.
I emailed Post Affiliate Pro 3 times in the past 10 days explaining what the problem was. No has bothered to reply.
As far as I am concerned there custoomer service is complete crap!

#60 Jack on 12.28.07 at 10:03 am

Tipster,
I went to your website and couldn’t find any of the tracking code in your html or a link to an affiliate program. Perhaps you already uninstalled it.

The installations I’ve done for myself and for clients has gone very smoothly. There are lots of extra tweaks I add that are covered in the online movies, but if you follow the pdf installation guide it’s pretty straightforward.

I’m sorry you found their customer service lacking. I know they have lots of knowledge base articles, a ticket system, and movie tutorials.

I hope the next program you use works better for you.

Jack

#61 Jim on 01.11.08 at 10:04 am

Hi Jack,

I purchased PAP through your site and received all the goodies you sent. I also watched every video. Great stuff! Thanks for all the effort you put into it all.

I have a quick question, though, and found PAP Support to be no help so far. I think I’ve got everything set up correctly and have done extensive testing of the system. My problem is that clicks are registering, but sales are not.

I’m using regular Paypal integration and have purchased through myself to test. The click registers when I get to the payment page, but the sale doesn’t register even though I get a sale notification from Paypal.

Any thoughts on what I might be missing here?

Any help you can offer is much appreciated. I’m ready to go live as soon as I solve this.

Thanks,
Jim

#62 Jack on 01.11.08 at 10:31 am

Thank Jim,
I think the videos are great too.

First, you should know that Quality Unit will do an install for you as part of the purchase price. They’re not in the US, so communication can be a little tricky, but they’re good people and will help you out.

Second, go over the code in the integration wizard again and make sure that you have the correct parameters for notify_url in the html. There’s also some javascript in there. Double check it carefully.

Finally, I’m on the tail end of a super complex install for a prominent hosting provider and I spotted something that could be an issue for others. I’ve reported it to QU and they’ve told me they’ll fix it.

But the issue is this: If you set up your affiliate program in a subdomain, you’re going to have trouble with the cookies unless you know how to fix it.

Cookies are odd… unless you specify otherwise, cookies set for
http://www.yoursite.com
won’t work with
subdomain.yoursite.com

For this install, I had to find where the cookie was being set and make the change.

So keep that in mind.

Bottom line, I’d submit a support ticket and have the folks at QU finish up the install.

And thanks again for ordering through my link. Sounds like you’re happy you did.

Jack

#63 Clint on 01.15.08 at 1:48 pm

So how does PAP allow you to get SEO credit for incoming links that other softwares do not? Do they change the url around or something?

#64 Jack on 01.15.08 at 2:10 pm

They have an option to do a 301 redirect. It’s called “permanent redirect” in the admin.

301′s tell the search engines… this is the new location of this page. So Page Rank passes. That’s the theory anyhow.

Only Google knows the mystical recipe.

#65 Joe on 01.16.08 at 9:47 pm

Just wanted to say that I’m excited about the video tutorials and scripts you have produced. Unfortunately I have not recieved them yet. Can you please forward them to me?

#66 Jack on 01.17.08 at 12:02 pm

Joe,
My mistake. I usually send within 24 hours but I have been swamped and… hey, no excuses.

It’s in your inbox now.

Thanks.

Jack

#67 Clint on 01.17.08 at 2:45 pm

I just bought the product under your affiliate link.

Order #U26184674

Thanks

#68 Jack on 01.17.08 at 2:57 pm

Clint,
I see your order, thank you. Can you please go to this page to receive the bonuses?

http://www.jackborn.com/pap/bonuses.php

Thanks again.

Jack

#69 Christine on 01.21.08 at 1:00 am

Jack, are there any problems with using Post Affiliate Pro on a Mac?

Thanks,

Christine

#70 Jack on 01.21.08 at 10:14 am

Christine,
Post Affiliate Pro runs on PHP. If you have a server installed on your Mac, running PHP, then it should work fine.

#71 Linda on 01.21.08 at 1:20 pm

Hi Jack,

I am glad I found your site. I was looking for some affiliate software and came across PAP and was getting ready to order through their site. But like some other people I did a Google search for it to find reviews and found your site.

I would really like to order from you, but I always like to get as much information as possible before making purchases. With that said, I was wondering if you have MSN Messenger or if we could just chat on the phone for a few minutes? My questions are pretty basic and straight forward, so shouldn’t take too long. Just like to have all the facts straight.

Your information and bonuses look really great and I am excited to begin using PAP.

I looks like you are really friendly and helpful to your visitors so I am glad I found your site.

Look forward to hearing from you!

#72 Jack on 01.21.08 at 1:30 pm

Linda,
I’ve got your email, I’ll reply that way.

#73 Clint on 01.22.08 at 12:08 pm

I bought the software through you. 1 quick question.

I created Text promotional emails and can’t figure out how to get the affiliate’s URL to showup when they view it. I put in $DESTINATION and the url shows up but not the affiliate id. I can’t believe they don’t have an option on this page to add variables like they do on the “Email Templates” page. How did you solve this problem?

I have asked support and they have no clue

#74 Jack on 01.22.08 at 12:31 pm

You’ll need to read the manual or view my videos to see how to do what I’m about to explain:

You turn ON the resources link, so that there’s a link to resources page(s) for your affiliates. Then you create your emails there, using the placeholders they give you.

That gives you access to use $Affiliate_id

#75 Linda on 02.01.08 at 2:38 pm

Jack,

I was wondering if it is okay to edit the header? I’d like to use it on my “affiliate pitch” page. But I would like to change the text where it says “Affiliate Signup” to something else.

#76 Jack on 02.01.08 at 4:06 pm

It’s not my software, but yes, you can change the header. I show you how in the videos but they also have information in the user guide.

#77 Kelly on 02.03.08 at 5:00 pm

Hi Jack,

I purchased PAP through you and received your extras. I was very excited about the program, but am having a problem setting up sales tracking. Our site uses an application form (using PHP) instead of a shopping cart and although I am getting responses from support, the responses are almost cryptic. I know the variable “loan_amount” used in the application should be inserted in the “var Totalcost” code on the thank you page, but I’m sure there is more to it and the few solutions suggested by PAP are not working. Do you have any suggestions? I am on the verge of asking for a refund as support is not providing adequate help.

Thank you for any suggestions

#78 Jack on 02.04.08 at 10:20 am

Kelly,
I’ve sent you an email.

I’m considering setting up a paid support service for PAP. A lot of folks seem to need hands on help.

#79 Deana on 02.07.08 at 12:35 pm

Jack,
I’m glad I found your site–we’re very interested in getting PAP setup right away.
Do you know if PAP is compatible with the Prostores shopping cart? What happens if down the road we switch shopping carts—do we have to start from scratch or will the switch be invisible to our affiliates?
Is the installation and setup pretty simple? (we’re not programmers!)–Does Quality Unit usually help with that?
Thanks!

#80 Deana on 02.07.08 at 12:44 pm

Just one more question:

When we purchase, should we also be purchasing the “full integration” option for $199? Do we need this option in order to track sales through our website and shopping cart?
Do you have any experience or thoughts on the PAP package compared to the affiliate program offered directly through Prostores?
Thanks again! Sorry for all the newbie questions..

#81 Clint on 02.08.08 at 10:21 am

Jack,
I purchased the product through you. I am having trouble getting sales commissioned track and PAP has been no help. Do I need to do anything with the p3p policy or just leave the default? Do I need to put something on my thank you page because it really doesn’t say what to do and their documentation is lacking in that area.

I have my paypal button picking up the aff id in the “custom” field but it is not tracking the sale/commission?

Thanks

#82 Jack on 02.08.08 at 10:23 am

Deanna,
PAP comes with a “general” catchall shopping cart solution that should work as long as your cart takes the customer to a thank you page that you can modify.

For install, technically the makers of PAP will do a basic install for you but I’ve been hearing more and more that their turnaround on service and responsiveness has been slipping.

To answer your next question, I’m not familiar with Prostores but I’d probably stay away from the full integration offer and just buy the software, and hire someone from Rentacoder or Elance to do the install fot you at $100 (just a guestimate).

And we were all newbies at one time.

#83 Jack on 02.08.08 at 10:35 am

Clint,
I’m going to have to send an email to Quality Unit to see if they can pay closer attention to support tickets.

1) Go to merchant control panel
2) Look for the link for settings, integration
3) You want to choose PayPal option from drop down
4) Copy and paste their code into your paypal order code
5) Run a test

That should do it. Also see their manual – “integration” section.

Let me know if you need more help.

#84 Clint on 02.08.08 at 12:34 pm

Yeah I did all of that and it still doesn’t track the sale. Support doesn’t even know the issue and because of timezone differences I get one response a day.

Thanks

#85 Kevin Koch on 02.16.08 at 5:39 am

Jack,

I don’t mean to sound stupid, but I have some severe issues with PAPs marketing ploys.

IF I have full source code, then WHY would I need to spend an additional $100 to remove Branding?!?

And, unlike what you have said, PAP states, “To have separated affiliate programs for different websites, you need to obtain multi-installation license.”

Also, I have read where PAP will interface with 1ShoppingCart, but I don’t see 1SC on the list of integrated programs/carts.

I am the programmer for a friend of mine. He wants me to use 1SC and he wants to use 1SC for accounting, tracking, & etc… I want to use PAP with PAP alert to track everything.

Can the integration allow for tracking 100% using both systems? Also, I must agree — the signup page for PAP is lame! Can’t I use my own Post/Get and send info to PAP/1SC.

Also, won’t PAP support squeeze, landing, and affiliate login pages? I have all of the pages already done and just need to add a little php code (I would think).

Doesn’t PAP also support double-opt-in?

Thanks in advance. These are some serious questions, and I know you are trying to sell a product and make some revenue. But, based on what I see, I believe you give honest answers.

Thanks again in advance. I don’t see a better product available on the market and I have been searching all day.

This source/branding issue is a BIG issue, and I don’t see how one can exist with the other, i.e., if I have the source I can get rid of branding, and if I can’t get rid of branding, then I don’t have the source — what gives?!?

Sincerely,
Kevin

#86 Jack on 02.16.08 at 11:32 am

Kevin,
I’m not in a position to answer questions on behalf of Quality Unit. I don’t work for them.

So what follows is my interpretation based on experience with the product.

(Damn you’ve asked a lot of questions)

IF I have full source code, then WHY would I need to spend an additional $100 to remove Branding?!?

I wouldn’t and don’t.

My affiliate control panel still has their link at the bottom in small type, so it’s not really branded. I put my own logo at the top of the control panel html. To me, that’s branding.

I can’t tell you to remove the link or not at the bottom but I’ll tell you that your clients will know they’re at the right place when your banner is at the top of the page.

And, unlike what you have said, PAP states,…

I’m giving you my interpretation and I think what I have said is congruent with the information on their site. I manage multiple sales channels through one affiliate portal.

My read on Quality Unit’s license is that if you install the code on 10 different sites then you better buy 10 licenses.

Why would you install on 10 sites instead of doing it the way I do it?

Because your products might be completely unrelated: golf gear, web hosting, mortgages.

If you made all three available to your affiliates they’d probably wonder, wtf?

I happen to have similarly related products.

So, my understanding is, for each install, you buy a license.

Also, I have read where PAP will interface with 1ShoppingCart, but I don’t see 1SC on the list of integrated programs/carts.

They have a general solution that serves as a catchall for pretty much any shopping cart.

I use 1sc as well for some of my products and I think it’s an oversight on their part that they don’t send purchase data back to my site when an order is made. Fortunately, I know how to work around their oversight.

If they had a callback, like PayPal and many other processors do, then you’d probably see a specific solution for their cart.

Can the integration allow for tracking 100% using both systems?

I’ve never tried it, but I suspect you can have the tracking code for PAP and 1sc working simultaneously. I know PAP and Google analytics tracking play nice. So I can’t give you a definitive answer but I am pretty sure you can.

Can’t I use my own Post/Get and send info to PAP/1SC.

Since one of my bonuses is the html and code for a custom signup page, the answer is yes.

I can’t speak for 1sc… haven’t tried it.

Generally, when you post data through a form it goes to one target. There are ways around that, but it depends on your level of expertise.

Also, won’t PAP support squeeze, landing, and affiliate login pages?

What do you mean by support?

PAP has nothing to do with squeeze pages. Scratching my head on that one.

PAP tracks landing pages and of course has affiliate login. That’s what it does.

No offense intended, but odd question.

Doesn’t PAP also support double-opt-in?

Again, I’m not sure if you meant to ask:

Can I integrate a double opt in list so that affiliates are automatically signed up for my newsletter when they register?

or if you meant:

Can I set up PAP to require affiliates to confirm their registration to my program by clicking a link an email that goes out on signup?

In closing… They have a money back guarantee.

Buy the product… whether you buy through my link or not… and test it out. If you’ve got the skills to pay the bills I’m sure you can make it work for you.

If you don’t like it, get a refund.

I’d suggest the same with IDev.

I think both companies would prefer for you to give them a shot and see which one works best for you.

(I think I’m going to have to start a forum to answer these questions.)

#87 Kevin Koch on 02.16.08 at 1:01 pm

I was hoping to not have to try the products and find out through you what works and which of the 3 is better.

I’m still stuck on one point — if I have the source and I own the source, then why is there branding ($100 more to remove), and why do I need licenses (I own the source!)

If I own the source but still have to pay for branding removal and licenses, then it’s obvious that the code is somewhat obfuscated.

To coin the phrase, “Something is rotten in Denmark.”

But, you are 100% correct… buy it and try it… I’m with you.

#88 Jack on 02.16.08 at 1:58 pm

Kevin,
First, thank you for your order.

I was hoping to not have to try the products and find out through you what works and which of the 3 is better.

That’s what I’m trying to do with the information I provide and answering the questions. But in the end, what works great for me not be perfect for you.

A lot of well respected entrepreneurs are in love with software I don’t feel fit my business model… It’s different strokes for different folks.

But I share my experiences to help remove some of the doubt or questions.

then why is there branding ($100 more to remove)

If you’re talking about the logo at the top, then you don’t need to pay them. You can do it yourself. Or, if you don’t know how to do it or have more money than time, you can pay them.

I know how to mow my yard, but I hire that out.

They’re offering the same service and I bet lots of folks take them up on it.

and why do I need licenses (I own the source!)…
then it’s obvious that the code is somewhat obfuscated….

I can tell you that the code is not obfuscated.

There are lots of companies that sell code, software, scripts, etc where you get the code, can modify to your heart’s content… but you don’t own the code. You have a license. You can’t resell it and you can’t install it on multiple servers without violating the license.

It’s pretty common.

As someone that sells software, I respect licenses and pay each time I install.

#89 Kevin Koch on 02.16.08 at 3:02 pm

It looks like a lot went into the project… AND there is a lot of customizing to be done, but all-in-all it would take at least 3-4 months of solid coding to come up with what has been provided for peanuts.

I agree that paying an additional fee for clean installs of different affiliate programs (additional licensing) is also worth the cost, but different affiliate programs can probably be handled through one install by using prefixes in front of products and modifying database queries.

AffPlanet.com (acquired via the source code) wants $30 per month for the same system.

$30 per year is far more do-able ;)

Thanks for the turn-on to an excellent product… I just wish PMP and PAP were integrated to PUP (Post Ultimate Pro) LOL ;)

PAP doesn’t have the advanced membership support
PMP doesn’t have the advanced affiliate support
IDev didn’t seem to offer ANY source code

Maybe I should buy both and integrate them for a super-do-all product?!

Looking foward to receiving my bonuses from you.

Thanks in advance,
Kevin

#90 Sam on 02.16.08 at 9:42 pm

Hey Jack

This is a great review and you’re doing a magnificent job of answering all these questions. Thank you for all the info you’re sharing.

I was considering buying PAP and like others did a search for a review. Luckily I found your review.

I have asked QU a few questions. As soon as QU confirm PAP can do what I want for my affiliate program then I’ll be buying through your link.

I bought JV Manager 1 through a reseller but there was an installation problem. The vendor (Use-sell.com) wouldn’t support it because I didn’t buy direct! And the reseller is not well equipped to support something that after all is extremely low cost.

Anyway I’m glad I found PAP and even more so I found your site. Keep up the good work.

Thanks
Sam

#91 Sam on 02.16.08 at 9:54 pm

Jack

One more thing. Yes, you ought to start a paid support service. I’d certainly pay. My time and lost sales cost me much more than a reasonable annual fee.

I think most people just want to get on with rolling out their programs and getting their affiliates to start promoting – that is where the money is for them/me. So I also suggest you consider some sort of paid customisation and integration service too. Again the time saving is worth the cost to me.

Good luck
Sam

#92 Kevin Koch on 02.16.08 at 11:56 pm

Excellent video tutorials… if you didn’t purchase from Jack you don’t know Jac… well, let’s say you probably don’t know what I learned from Jack.

Hey, I was so excited to learn from the tutorials and a lot of it was common knowledge to a programmer. But custom redirects are “powerful”.

Thanks Jack!!! Excellent!

#93 Sam on 02.17.08 at 5:53 pm

Hi Jack

I’m almost ready to roll … QU answered all my questions but one … can PAP do this or do I have to do it manually:

In my 2-tier system, Affiliate A refers B.

B is influential with contacts who have large lists. But B himself hasn’t got a big list.

So B stands to gain alot but A will gain very little from his referral.

I want to reward A by giving him say 1% on his third level BUT ONLY for for his third level via B.

In other words I want A to get 1% (only) on B’s 2nd tier but not on the rest of his (A’s) referrals.

Do I have to work this out manually or can PAP restrict A’s thrid level only to B?

Thanks
Sam

#94 linda on 02.18.08 at 12:21 pm

Jack,

I’d be interested in getting a quote from you on support for PAP. I have some issues that I believe are pretty straight forward for someone with your knowledge of the software.

The software seems to be great for what is offered… but the SUPPORT is just severely lacking. I would rather pay someone an hour or two worth of time rather than spending time going back and forth emailing.

Please let me know what you think.

#95 Jack on 02.19.08 at 9:51 am

Linda,
I’ll send you a quote.

And I am going to start some sort of a paid support forum… not sure exactly how it will look, but obviously there’s a need for it.

#96 Jack on 02.19.08 at 9:55 am

Kevin,
Thanks for the kind words. I’ve gotten a lot of response like that via email but it’s a big help to have your unsolicited feedback posted on my blog for others to see.

Thank you. Glad you liked them.

Another client has correctly pointed out that there were a few promises made in the over 2 and a half hours of videos that weren’t delivered… meaning that as I was recording the videos I’d say “I’ll make this file you see me working on available to you to download.” But then I forgot to put that file up… purely accidental.

So I’ll be going back through the videos and posting those files online for download.

Truthfully, there was only one client that pointed this out and I think that’s because I had all the main downloads available and delivered a LOT of information in the tutorials.

But absolutely fair is fair and I will be sending out an email to past clients and telling them about the extra files when they get uploaded.

I’ve also learned some new tricks with PAP (from doing some very unique, customized installs for a few clients that contacted me privately) and I’ll soon be adding this information into the videos… and probably redoing some of these.

#97 Jack on 02.19.08 at 10:17 am

Sam,
I’m having trouble wrapping my head around exactly what you’re saying…

What you could do, is start a 3 tier service (yuck – hate the idea, but just go with it for a second) and make the 3rd tier payout 0%.

Then you can create a VIP class of affiliate that gets 1% on the third level and manually choose who to promote to VIP.

Does that make sense?

Restricting the 3rd tier payout to one referrer (aff B in your example) probably isn’t possible. But from a practical standpoint 90% of affiliates don’t do anything past the signup.

So, if A refers B and B brings on C,D,E, and F who go hog wild… paying 1% to A on all of the 3rd tier will effectively be just paying for B’s referrals.

From my standpoint, the likelihood that A thinks she deserves any payout for B’s second tier is small. A two tier system is a two tier system.

I also have to say that very few mature and successful affiliate programs have 2nd, 3rd, etc tiers. Just something to chew on.

#98 Sam on 02.19.08 at 11:32 am

Thanks Jack. That answers my question.

Keep up the great work.
Sam

#99 Jack on 02.19.08 at 4:07 pm

Sam,
Sure thing.

To others… I just uploaded a zip file promised in the movies that my client pointed out was missing.

I’ll be adding more content to the movies soon, or more likely, redoing them to reflect the new info.

#100 Sam on 02.22.08 at 7:50 pm

Jack

I bought PAP thru your link and got the goodies, thanks.

Am I missing something? …

I just watched the videos and the last one or two show how to integrate AWeber into the sign up form and then how to send to the subscriber whatever sequence you want (using AWeber).

So how do the affiliates who sign up and then confirm (via AWeber) end up in PAP?

Thanks
Sam

#101 Jack on 02.25.08 at 10:56 am

Sam,
The way I have it set up in the videos, your affiliate arrives at your newsletter signup page AFTER registering as your affiliate.
Step 1 signs them up as your affiliate whether the subscribe to your newsletter or not.

#102 Clint on 02.25.08 at 12:35 pm

I have to say Jack goes above and beyond when it comes to answering basic questions about PAP. If you are going to buy the software you need to buy it through his link.

If/when he gets his paid support in place it will be a no brainer as he is more knowledgable about the product then PAP support – no question!

Before I bought the product I asked him a couple of questions on this blog and got a response almost immediately which helped make my decision easier.

#103 Russ on 02.25.08 at 8:04 pm

I’m using the PayPal Add to Cart method of payment on my website and wondered if PAP will work with it prior to purchasing.

Thanks for your extra help,

Russ

#104 Jack on 02.26.08 at 10:11 am

Russ,
The short answer is yes.

The longer answer is that any working affiliate system will track at minimum two things…

1) The source of the visitor before they bought (so someone can get paid if they buy)
2) Who to credit after the sale

So you’ll use PAP to track the person as they land on your site for the first time.

And after they pay (or during IPN postback in the middle of the transaction) you will use PAP to track the sale and credit an affiliate if appropriate.

#105 Clint on 02.28.08 at 3:47 pm

Do you have any documentation of setting up flash banners within PAP. I setup mine up and it creates the code okay but it is not clickable?

#106 Jack on 02.28.08 at 3:50 pm

Your flash banner itself has to be clickable. That has to be coded into your flash. It’s not like a gif banner where the image gets wrapped in an href tag.

#107 kou on 03.01.08 at 8:44 am

will have website available soon. How much are you charging? Thanks

#108 Doug on 03.05.08 at 3:50 pm

Hi, anyway to contact the guy in the video via phone? Need someone to help me run affiliate program

#109 Jack on 03.05.08 at 3:53 pm

Doug,
I like to be referred to as “the man” but “the guy in the video” will do.

I’ve sent you an email.

#110 Bruce on 03.21.08 at 12:36 am

Jack, like a lot of your other admirers, I’d like to thank you for your candor. We will be buying through you within the next couple of days, and would appreciate a quote to help us get PAP integrated as soon as possible. Please check out our website http://www.newreality.com. Thanks!

#111 Sam on 03.24.08 at 5:12 pm

Jack

I bought PAP thru your link and have installed it and am testing it. Thanks for your vakuable info to date.

Have you tested AFFSubmit …. QU’s new software, if so what do you think? And do you recommend any other affiliate directory submitter?

BTW, at the time of writing, the link to AFFSubmit is broken so I can get no further info. I have posted a support ticket at QU.

Thanks
Sam

#112 Sam on 03.24.08 at 5:19 pm

Here’s an idea Jack

How about a simple affiliate program annoucement on this site … so all your loyal readers can post/announce their own forthcoming affiliate programs?

We all are using an affiliate software that we all trust! This would make a great little page for finding JV partners and affiliates.

This would be a great traffic genertor for you.

The content being updated by your readers will be a magent for search engine bots.

People who use other software who want to announce their programs get exposed to PAP via you.

And you can build a very targeted list too, that you can market to.

You can make it a free membership site (for those wanting to add their programs) but of course you can market to the members and do “featured program” announcements for a fee.

Just a thought.
Sam

#113 Rocco on 03.27.08 at 1:02 pm

Hello Jack,
I just have a few questions and if all is well, we will be sure to purchase through you.
We use godaddy.com as our host. Is this program compatible with Godaddy? I have one account with them and run a few websites. I am looking to have an affiliate program for our http://www.SemenSPY.com , http://www.CovertCase.com , and soon two others. There will mainly be 1 product on each site. So there will be approx 4 domains hosted on the one godaddy account each with 1 product for affiliate. Will this work? Is it hard to install? Can you assist me if needed? Please let me know. Any suggestions on how to make banners for the affiliates? What programs? Do you offer that service? Please send us pricing, just in case I just do not have the time to do it. I appreciate your assistance.
Our main site right now is our corporate site http://www.GardenStateInvestigations.com we do not plan on having any affiliates for this site.

Rocco

#114 Jack on 03.27.08 at 1:29 pm

Rocco,
There’s one issue with GoDaddy as it relates the IPN for PayPal. If you’re not using PayPal it’s not an issue. The details and fix are here:
http://support.qualityunit.com/knowledgebase/post-affiliate-pro/troubleshooting/paypal-ipn-not-working-on-godaddy.com-shared-servers.html

For the rest of your question, you bet… it works like you want it to. One main affiliate login and they can promote multiple products across multiple websites.

Is it easy to set up…
Not as easy as it should be… my videos make it easier, but it could be easier, frankly.

I’m really not taking any small projects right now. Too busy.

Try Elance or Rentacoder.

And unless you’re married to GoDaddy, don’t host with them. Yuck.

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#116 Robert on 04.11.08 at 5:35 pm

My beef with PAP is that customer support is virtually non-existent. I’ve been trying to buy the app for almost a week. Simple email questions go unanswered or when they are answered it’s clear the question had not been read.

This is how they treat prospects. I can only imagine it gets worse once you’re a paying customer.

I like the idea that I don’t need to be tied into a shopping cart. PAP seems really good for that. Unfortunately, I have no clue of how the licensing works…am I dependent on their servers remaining up and running? (they can’t be bothered with customer support, lord knows I wouldn’t want to be dependent upon them) Do I need Zend or IonCube?

I have three different purchase options: 1) setup, 2) setup + subscription, 3) subscription. Is PAP smart enough to know that affiliates only get paid on setup sales (even though there are two setup options)?

Anyway, I don’t expect you to answer. I just wanted to express my frustration at working really hard to get basic questions answered by the developer. It must be a hobby operation for them or something??

#117 Jack on 04.14.08 at 8:36 am

Robert,
I hear what you’re saying and you’re not alone. The silver lining is that I have the answers to your questions.

You don’t need Zend or Ioncube. There’s no encryption that I’m aware of in the most recent version.

There’s no “call home” to the Quality Unit servers except when you register your license. If their server goes offline you won’t notice and neither will your affiliates. It won’t affect you.

PAP can be set to ignore some products and only offer commission on some.

If that answers your questions, please consider buying through my link.

All the best.

#118 Robert on 04.16.08 at 12:18 am

Hi Jack,
If I were to buy it, I would certainly buy through your site. Thanks for answering my questions.

I have learned the hard way though, that in these situations a fool and their money are soon parted. I’ve been waiting over 2 weeks now and nary an answer from the developer. I’ve sent multiple emails to them as well. I have to be blunt in saying that I have ZERO confidence in them and their application.

I’ve hired a programmer to code in a shopping cart for me and am going to use iDevAffiliate instead. It costs substantially more, but I can’t afford to risk my business on these guys. If you have an affiliate network setup with them, let me know…I’d be more than happy to buy through you.

I’m sorry to rant, but I just can’t say enough about what lousy business people these PAP guys are. Do they have any understanding of the damage they’re doing to their credibility and earnings? They need to wake up. Have you thought about buying them out?

#119 Joe Zyskowski on 04.16.08 at 4:06 am

Hi, Jack. I already purchased Post Affiliate Pro but am interested in your tutorials and other “free bees” that I would have received if I had purchased through you. I’m wondering if there is a way to still get access to these materials. Many thanks, Joe.

#120 Jack on 04.16.08 at 8:07 am

Robert,
I don’t know if buying them out is an option. But frankly I haven’t asked.

However, I do have an affiliate link for Idev

Idev

and you can read about what I’ll be offering here:

http://www.jackborn.com/affiliate-marketing/idev-affiliate-gets-a-second-look/

That post has caused a bit of confusion and led some to email me wondering “Hey, are you switching your recommendation?” Not at all.

The post really says:

1) I’m going to look at Idev again… reinstall it and post my thoughts about it.

2) From speaking with the programmer and owner of Idev it seems to me that most of my strong points regarding PAP will remain the same and Idev is going after a different target market.

Personally, I think that the type of business I run, Idev won’t work for what I’m trying to do, but not everyone’s like me. Not everyone has the same requirements, has the same skill level, etc…

It’s just an announcement of a coming review, not a recommendation… since I haven’t reviewed the latest version (yet).

I’ll spill some of the beans and say that if customer support is critical to you, go with Idev.

The guys at Quality Unit answer all my emails, but you hear the same thing enough times and what other conclusion can I come to?

#121 Jack on 04.16.08 at 8:08 am

Hey Joe,
Here you go. It was further up in the comments:

Order link for PAP bonuses

Thanks.

#122 Confusion Over Affiliate Software — Website tutorials and tools on 04.16.08 at 8:33 am

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#123 Tal on 05.06.08 at 11:04 am

Hi Jack,

I would like to buy the PAP, but I would like to know if for some of my campiagns/affiliates I can set the commission as follows:
Registrations amount Commissions
1-10 €25 per registration
1-50 €35 per registration

51 and more €45 per registration

And for some of the campiagns/ affiliates I can set the commission as plat amount of €35.

Thanks,

Tal

#124 Jack on 05.06.08 at 11:16 am

Yes, you can set up rules that automatically bump affiliates to the next higher payout based on sales, or you can manually promote them.

#125 Mike on 05.14.08 at 12:02 pm

I’m going to buy the PAP program today or tommorow depending if I have the funds today. I want to order through you because I like the way your straighforward approach and seem very helpful to others. Pretty neat.

The developers of my directory have installed this program before and this is what they reccomend. They are going to charge me 4 hours to do the install. I want to make sure I have everytHing covered like getting your template for the sign up form etc.. Just want to touch base with you prior to see if you have any comments. I don’t have the paypal or merchant account set up yet but am working on that. I was going to have them possibly do them at the same time if that matters. Do you include some sort of checklist for the installer to make sure it gets done right the first time? Thanks!

#126 Mike on 05.14.08 at 4:25 pm

Jack,

In post #43 you have a misspelling and therefore your link in going to an incorrect address. you wrote…Look at http://www.ultimeformmail.com

43 Jack on 11.29.07 at 11:44 am

#127 Clancy Hughes on 05.16.08 at 11:56 am

Go to the /shop.htm page and see the subdomain affiliates that we try to serve. These resellers’ supporters buy from the link, but we have no way to track the sales other than in the comment box. We need a means to split the commissions between them and us through pay Pal. Also we might establish commissions with other resellers, such as a team, when the first team promotes a second team. Will this software do what I describe? Are you available to help my new web designer install and debug such a commission spliting strategy?

#128 Jack on 05.16.08 at 1:16 pm

Will the software do it.
Yes.

Am I avail?
I’ll contact you by email.

#129 Russ on 06.05.08 at 11:15 am

I purchased PAP through you — thanks for the great tutorials and help.

My question is in regards to the Sign-up Subaffiliates Link. How do I get it from the default mywebsite.com/affiliate/affsignup.php?pid=xxxxxxxx to the needed mywebsite.com/affiliate/affiliate-signup.php?pid=xxxxxxxx to show the signup page you provided.

Thanks for your help,

Russ

#130 Jack on 06.05.08 at 5:02 pm

Russ figured it out and told me:

The way I fixed this is I’m sure a simple and obvious thing for you, but I panicked at first, but then found when I logged in as a Merchant that I could fix this by going to Home > Tools > Settings > URLs & Directories > Complete URL to sign-up page that I was able to change it to mywebsite.com/affiliate/affiliate-signup.php and bingo, bango, bongo it was fixed my Link to sign-up sub affiliates.

#131 Michael Nossaman on 06.10.08 at 2:26 pm

Jack:

Am I glad I found your website before I purchased PAP. I will certainly purchase through you.
Question: Should I also buy the PAP Alert module?
Thanks

#132 Jack on 06.10.08 at 2:56 pm

I didn’t and really wouldn’t.

#133 Michael Nossaman on 06.11.08 at 6:08 am

I bought your Website DVDs yesterday. How do I get instant access you promised while I wait for the mail delivery?

Thanks

#134 Kirk on 06.27.08 at 5:59 pm

Question about PAP – I’m launching a “sub-affiliate” program where i take offers from other affiliate networks (e.g. CJ) and provide it to my sub-affiliates. The sub-affiliates would get links generated by PAP.

-> Does PAP have a feature to re-direct the incoming PAP link to CJ’s link, so that the Sale can be completed on CJ’s site?
-> Also, can PAP append the affiliate id as a tracking parameter to CJ’s URL, so that the Sales reports from CJ would break out by sub-affiliate id?

If not, any suggestions on what software can provide this redirection feature?

#135 Jack on 06.30.08 at 11:16 am

Kirk,
I’m going to send you a direct email.

#136 Mike on 06.30.08 at 8:58 pm

Jack,
Can I contact you by phone. I have a few questions. Email me I will give you my number. Thanks,
Mike

#137 ann on 07.09.08 at 5:26 pm

Hi Jack,

I need a simple affiliate program software
which can track affiliate sales by percentages.
I use Paypal as my shopping cart. Do you know if affiliatepro will do the job?

Thanks for your help.

Ann

#138 Jack on 07.10.08 at 10:09 am

Yes, it will.

#139 Chris on 07.10.08 at 11:23 am

Hi Jack I’m putting together a membership site and want to use “amember” along with PAP. Will there be any issue and do you reccomend using PAP’s hosting service or someone else. Thanks Chris

#140 Jack on 07.10.08 at 11:45 am

No issue.
And no, I would not use their hosting. Here’s a coupon code for a hosting company I’ve spent over $1,000 with since 2004*

http://www.jackborn.com/hosting

* $1,000 is a small drop in the bucket compared to a few of my other hosting plans, but the point is that I use them and I’m very impressed with their support, and they have everything you need, and more.

#141 Limin Song (Ann) on 07.12.08 at 4:00 pm

Hi Jack,

I have bought Postaffiliatepro through your link yesterday. My order number is U28386013.

I have been waiting to receive the bonus videos you offered. Also I got stuck at the step of integrating with shopping cart. I need to have commission by percentage of the entire sale value of the shopping cart (instead of be each product).

Please help. I need to have this set up asap.

Ann

#142 Jack on 07.14.08 at 11:02 am

Ann,
I’ve tried numerous times to get the details to you but your email keeps coming back as failed: no such user here.

Jack

#143 Ann (limin) on 07.14.08 at 11:38 am

Jack,

That is strange. Would you please try this email then:
admin@bamboohomeusa.com

It is my website email and I use it everyday.
Waiting to hear from you.

I am stuck with integrating paypal shopping cart and Post Affiliate Pro, the coding procedure instruction from Post Affiliate Pro is not clear to me for this step. I am hoping that your videos will cover this.

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

Ann

#144 Jack on 07.14.08 at 11:45 am

That’s the one that’s failing.

#145 Ann (limin) on 07.14.08 at 12:00 pm

Try me at liminbc@hawaii.rr.com
it is my home email, should definitely work.

Thank you for your prompt reply!

Ann

#146 Ann (limin) on 07.14.08 at 12:32 pm

Aloha Jack,

Thanks for the goodies, they are great!

I just sent you an email at the address you used.
Hope you get it.

As mentioned in the email, I was hoping to see the integration step with paypal shopping cart.

Do you mind to drop me a line on this?

Many thanks!

Ann

#147 Nigel Mockford on 07.24.08 at 7:49 am

Can you get rid of the previous comment it should NOT be posted. It was meant to be an e-mail to Jack. Yhanks

#148 Jack on 07.24.08 at 8:34 am

Nigel thanks for purchasing through my link. I won’t sell your information on the blackmarket… :-)

Email for login is on the way.

#149 Tony Brigmon on 07.24.08 at 1:55 pm

Jack …

As you know I didn’t find out about your tutorials for Post Affiliate Pro until after I had made my purchase. While this necessitated an additional fee – something your affiliates don’t have to pay – it was still so worth the extra investment.

Your voice is not only easy to listen to but you have a way of instilling a “you-can-do-this’ confidence in your listeners. And for me, a 60 year-old newbie, this was very important – actually – critical. Thank you.

I did switch my hosting company yesterday to Host Gator through your affiliate link and now I see why you recommend this company. I can’t believe all the extras I now have at almost half the cost I was previously paying for my hosting provider a couple of months ago.

For all of your replies to my emails … and for your great service, I say: Thank you!

Tony Brigmon
Keynote Speaker, Emcee, Song-writer
Former Ambassador of FUN for Southwest Airlines

#150 Jack on 07.24.08 at 2:05 pm

Thanks a ton, Tony.

#151 Chris on 07.28.08 at 1:56 pm

Hi Jack,
I’m using Joomla to build my site. Is there any issue with integrating PAP with that?
Thanks

#152 Jack on 07.28.08 at 1:59 pm

Nothing specific to Joomla. Meaning, you’ll want to watch my videos to make sure you cover all the critical bases.

I know, shameless self promotion. But a quick glance at what others say, and you’ll see how useful they really are.

#153 Sean on 08.01.08 at 7:12 pm

Hey Jack,

I’m considering purchasing PAP through you. I have a question too.

We offer a “3-day money back guarantee” to members who purchase a membership on our site.

How can PAP handle that? In other words, say Bill clicks on Bob’s affiliate link and purchases a membership from us, but then wants a refund within 3 days. Since Bill gets refunded for our product, we wouldn’t want Bob to be paid for that sale since it didn’t go through.

Does PAP have any kind of automatic arrangement for that? Kind of like a 3-day delay we could set?

Thanks a lot,
Sean

#154 Jack on 08.04.08 at 8:38 am

Sean,
I’ve not come across that verbiage and I tried a search of their site and didn’t find it. Point me to the page so I can give you my two cents.

#155 Chris on 08.15.08 at 11:13 am

Hi Jack,
I’m in the process of setting up a paid membership site using Joomla, would you reccomend using Post Member Pro to manage my members and affiliates in one package or should I use a combination of something else. Also thanks for the Host Gator discount, signed up last month.

#156 Jack on 08.15.08 at 11:36 am

No, I wouldn’t. Personally, I’ve coded my own. But for something you can go out and buy, I’d recommend Amember. If you’d like to buy through my link, I’d be very appreciative.

I’ll send you an email.

#157 Larry Denis on 10.03.08 at 10:45 am

Hi Jack,

I am interested in purchasing Post Affiliate Pro thru you and would like to know if intergration is free with purchase or I need to pay extra to get it totally intergrated (shop/cart, etc.)….

#158 Jack on 10.03.08 at 11:19 am

Larry,
The subject of your website is of interest to me… because of some other niches I participate in. I used to work as a recruiter for someone else… another story for another time.

To you question, PAP comes with installation, but you have to be willing to wait for them to do the install.

To install it the way I do it… the way I show you… is not free. I show you how, every step of the way… but it’s a process you (or your programmer) performs.

Some folks just wann’er done. And the price for me to do that is $350 for folks that have bought through my affiliate link.

#159 Sukarto on 10.07.08 at 10:16 pm

Hi,
I already interest with PAP since 2 months ago, but I postpone to purchase at that time because I still don’t need it. But right now when I want to purchase, I see many different license for PAP.

With $99, I just can get PAP3 without get PAP4 upgrade. Do you think it’s better to get PAP 3 only or purchase license that more expensive but include PAP4 upgrade ?

With PAP4 almost release in couple week from now, I wonder if your bonus video about PAP3 will be still relevant?

thanks.

#160 Jack on 10.08.08 at 8:25 am

Sukarto,
PAP4 will be 2x or 3x the v.3 price of $99. You have to make the decision that’s right for you, but I’d buy 3x now.

And I’ll have a great offer for PAP4 when it comes out… so even if many of the v.3 videos become out of date, I’ll have plenty to offer.

#161 bob on 10.22.08 at 11:04 am

just purchased through your link. What do I do now?

#162 BRUCE LEE on 10.23.08 at 11:52 pm

JACK, I have what I believe to be a fatal flaw with post affiliate pro. I am seeing multiple affiliates receive credit for the same unique order number. I know the affiliates involved and therefore know that FRAUD is not the issue. The techs over at PAP only offer the suggestion to turn on the anti fraud feature but this only puts a band-dadi on the underlying problem. How is this possible and what can be done to fix this?

Example: Order #1011 John Doe @ 10:14AM
Order #1011 Jason Doe @ 19:19AM

How is this possible and how can it be fixed?

#163 Jack on 10.24.08 at 9:22 am

It really depends on how you have coded the sales tracking page. If your order number were to be hard coded into your page, then that’s the information PAP would receive. So that’s where I’d start looking.

#164 Trey Hacker on 10.29.08 at 12:16 pm

Hi Jack, I just found your site…congrats. I am placing the “Goodies” order today. But I am confused. The above links take me to the general pages for the shopping cart software not your product. Please send me an email or post the link to buy.

Ihave been running PAP for about two years and I wish I knew about you earlier. We have been in a beta for the whole time…that’s a long story. Anyway My server crashed and I moved the site with PAP to a new fully dedicated server. My problm is PAP won’t come up. My guess is it is because the file permissions didn’t come along. Can you point me to a list of what they should be or make some other recomendation. Since the site is down I didn’t include the URL

#165 Len on 11.01.08 at 10:57 am

Jack,
A few questions for you. Please bare with me as I am not a very technical person.
Here is my vision on how to use PAP for our online business. Our business centers around making live and personalized Santa telephone calls. Once someone comes to our site there are many options available (date, time, number of children etc..) so my vision is to just to give my potential affiliates the ability to send anybody to our main page and then let the potential customer decide from there what they want and if they decide to buy then the affiliate would get paid on that purchase. In other words I want the affiliate to be a percentage of sales for the entire site (for anyone they send). So can I do that with PAP?
Second question is that our site is very very basic and I have limited programming ability so if I purchase from you (through your link) can I still take advantage of the free install directly from PAP?
Finally, will your scripts work on our fairly basic site? I do not think we use CSS.
Again the goal, send my affiliate offer to everyone on my list to give them the ability to make money by simply referring people to our site.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Len

#166 Jack on 11.02.08 at 10:34 am

1) Yes, that’s the basic concept of an affiliate system. PAP does that.
2) The free install offer (if still available from their site) is through Quality Unit. Their promotions are no different whether you buy through my link or not.
3) They’re not my scripts, but PAP will work on any site that fits the basic requirements listed on the quality unit website (PHP 4.3+, mysql, etc)

#167 Al on 11.10.08 at 3:20 pm

I bought PAP through you a couple of weeks ago and am very anxious to use it. Your videos are terrific but I am having a problem apparently because I used Front Page to set up my site. PAP has been trying to install their program and have done so, I think, except for MySQL. It is my understanding that they can’t get past the Front Page extensions. I use GoDaddy for my host and they say I can’t do it through my GoDaddy control panel either. Can you help?

#168 Jack on 11.10.08 at 3:27 pm

First of all, don’t use GoDaddy… they’re a nightmare for a lot of reasons.

Second, don’t use FrontPage. Even Microsoft gave up on that product.

(Sorry you asked yet?)

If you watch the videos you’ll see that I use FileZilla to upload the files. That and a browser are all you really need for the basic setup.

Well, unzip software, but that’s pretty basic.

I don’t think the fp extensions should be an issue.

#169 Al on 11.10.08 at 3:46 pm

Jack,

I did use FileZilla before I asked PAP to install for me and ran into a problem apparently because of Front Page and when PAP tried they said they ran into the same problem.

I’m kind of stuck with Front Page since I did the initial web site about four years ago. My site is very successful by the way so I am very satisfied with it. I tried three other (not very reliable as it turns out) hosts before I got to GoDaddy so I really don’t know what to do about that either.

I guess (as you say) I am sorry I asked but I do need a solution. I would hate to give up and ask for my money back from PAP because I need the program. Can you help?

#170 Paul on 11.12.08 at 5:09 pm

Hi Jack,

I purchased PAP before I came accross your site. I’d like to purchase your video’s and also provide a link to your site to send some of our customers. We provide a complete e-commerce service and plan to integrate PAP into it then make it available to our clients that sell through our shopping cart.

Please let me know if I can purchase your training videos and if you’d be interested in referring merchants to us.

#171 Joel Wissing on 11.15.08 at 1:51 pm

Jack,
had to return the idev, but will purchase the pap…..
do you recommend spending the 199 for the upgrade or just sticking to the 99 version?

thank you,
Joel

Http://www.tradingonlinemadeeasy.com

#172 Phil Neho on 12.06.08 at 4:19 am

Hi Jack,
I’m looking at setting up a subscription (ongoing payments etc) using post affiliate pro but am struggling to organise the paypal side of things – can you point me to a tutorial about how to set this up at all (bugger me, I can’t seem to find anything helpful online).

Also – your red movie finishes halfway through a sentence – is it possible to reload it?

#173 Jack on 12.06.08 at 3:24 pm

The red movie cuts off a little early but you’re not missing anything. I think I’ve posted a reply about this one before… everything you need is in the video.

You’re just missing me waxing technical about the advantages of a 301 redirect vs other methods.

As for the subscriptions, I don’t have a tutorial on that. What ‘organization’ is confusing you?

#174 james on 12.10.08 at 4:17 am

I don’t have the site up yet that I am going to use, I’ll contract that out soon. My question is are you going to be around a while because I certainly wouldn’t want to get this software without being able to contact you?

You seem as though you are the PAP guru, if not for your honesty this site would actually cause me to purchase IDev because I am no computer guru

#175 James on 12.10.08 at 11:48 am

Hey Jack I also need to know is this something I can set up myself. I really don’t have $350 bucks right now to pay someone to set this up for me, but I am pretty good at reading and following instructions or should I actually just purchase Idev through your link to begin with and then in the future after research purchase PAP 4

#176 Paul on 12.30.08 at 1:35 pm

Hi Jack
Hope you are well..
Quick question, can pap4 b used in the UK, so all cash values are shown in gbp..?
I will purchase soon if so and defo thro you.
Great vid..
Paul

#177 Jack on 12.30.08 at 1:45 pm

Paul,
Yes, you can set the monetary values to gbp and it even has a setting for VAT… which I have no idea what to do with, but I bet you do.

#178 Paul on 12.30.08 at 1:52 pm

Can i purchase this product through you paying in gbp..? if so what would the uk cost b.
is it download inc vids or is there a shipping cost.
thx paul.

#179 Jack on 12.30.08 at 2:55 pm

You’re not buying it FROM me… just click my link and proceed to make the purchase. You’ll checkout through a company called SWREG and they’ll do the conversion for you.

The videos are in a download section.

I have version 3 videos right now… version 4 videos are in post production editing… avail soon.

Jack

#180 kads on 12.30.08 at 5:41 pm

Hi Jack.

I bought PAP3 through your affiliate link and enjoyed the videos. I was wondering whether I would be entitled to view your PAP4 videos, or would I need to buy again through your PAP4 affiliate link to be eligible for that?

Thanks

#181 kelekter on 01.09.09 at 5:24 pm

Hi Jack,

Just finished reading through the page and there’s certainly a lot to take in. Can you tell me what topics your PAP4 package covers? I’m concerned about the transaction and payout tracking currently supported by the software and hope that you address some of the shortfalls.

Thanks.

#182 Jack on 01.09.09 at 5:30 pm

I just created the PAP4 package but it’s not available for purchase until next week. It’s 36 videos (soon 40), a 5 page PDF, custom PHP code, and other resources.

Price will be $39.

Everything on this page refers to the videos I did for Post Affiliate Pro v. 3

Jack

#183 kelekter on 01.12.09 at 4:46 pm

Thanks for your quick response to my post. If I purchase PAP4 thru your site will I still have to pay for your resource package?

#184 Jack on 01.12.09 at 4:53 pm

I will contact you by email

#185 Anton on 01.27.09 at 1:47 pm

Hey Jack.
I’m very interested in instant 301′s redirects to mysite.com and since I haven’t yet bought PAP4, could you please answer if it is available so I could do it thrugh your link?
Thank you.

#186 Jack on 01.27.09 at 2:06 pm

Anton,
If you’re going to buy PAP4, and you do through my link, then I’ll give you access to the 40 videos and custom PHP redirect code.

I’m currently charging $49 for it separately, but I’ll give you a membership if you purchase through me.

#187 Gordon on 01.30.09 at 1:04 am

Hi Jack,

I want an affiliate’s site http://www.affiliate.com to have a link to my site. I suppose it would lik like http://www.mysite.com?=affiliatenumber. Then when the user clicks through, tours my site, and clicks on my buy page which is located on my secure server of a different name… https://mysecuresite.com/buyproduct1.aspx the affiliate code is passed through so my code on the secure can associate the affiliate with the user in my db on the secure server during the purchase process.

Can this be done with PAP in the loop?

Thanks,

Gordon

#188 Charles on 01.31.09 at 1:15 am

Hello,

I would also like to get your updated resource package (1/09) as a free bonus if I buy pap4. Is this still possible?

I have a couple other concerns… I plan on using this through PayPal only and noticed someone reported a problem. Is this fixed all the way? Otherwise I won’t be able to buy it.

On the purcahsing site… It says Leased Yearly license. Do we have to pay the purchase price yearly as a license fee?

Thank you,

Charles http://www.doggydvd.com

#189 charles on 01.31.09 at 2:33 pm

Hi again,

Could you please get back to me on my questions? I’d like to buy this and get started today.

Thank you,

Charles

#190 Jack on 02.02.09 at 10:09 am

Charles,
If you order the full version, not the Lite one, then PayPal integration comes with the system. There’s nothing to add on or buy. I’m not sure what comes with the Lite version.

As for the leased option, I suppose you’d have to pay yearly. That’s why I would recommend buying it outright.

Jack

#191 charles on 02.02.09 at 8:48 pm

Can you contact me at my email address please? You didn’t let me know if I would get the bonus package you were offering. Thank you.

#192 Dibyo Gahari on 02.04.09 at 12:32 am

Hi Jack …

Thank you for your explanation on PAP4. I think I will buy it through your affiliate link.

But before I click your link, I want to know whether there is a WordPress plugin we can use who can perform something similar to the PAP4.

Thank you,
Dibyo Gahari

#193 Jack on 02.04.09 at 10:22 am

Not that I’m aware of.

A solid stand alone app is almost always going to give you more features than an addon or plugin… but I guess it all depends on how many features you need.

I’ve never come across a WP plugin that runs tracks affiliate signups and sales.

#194 charles on 02.04.09 at 11:13 pm

Hello. Would you please answer me if I can get the bonus add-ons that you put together on 1/09. I’ve been ready to buy for five days now.

#195 Jack on 02.05.09 at 9:00 am

Charles,
I think I contacted you by email.

If you purchase through my link and the sale is credited to me, you get the bonuses.

#196 charles on 02.06.09 at 1:02 pm

Hi Jack,
I purchased through your link. Could you please send me the email with the bonuses so I can start installation?
Thank you.

#197 Jack on 02.06.09 at 1:42 pm

Charles,
Please send me your order info here so I can confirm it in my stats panel.

http://www.jackborn.com/pap/bonuses.php

#198 Jack on 02.06.09 at 3:53 pm

Hey everybody, Charles sent me three rapid succession emails accusing me of ripping him off simply because his transaction was not found in my stats and I asked him to wait 24-48 hours for me to hear back from the merchant.

According to his emails, he’s so disappointed that he’s returning Post Affiliate Pro because he arrived at the conclusion that their system doesn’t work and I ripped him off.

Despite my replies to his emails, and comments on my blog that obviously indicate that I have fulfilled all my promises to a lot of other folks… or I have lots of imaginary friends.

I’ll post another quick comment to clear things up.

#199 Jack on 02.06.09 at 3:57 pm

Dear readers,

Do not buy Post Affiliate Pro just to get my bonuses. Yes, the video and code are great, and you probably need them to really make Post Affiliate Pro work properly…

But evaluate the product for its own merits.

If you decide to buy Post Affiliate Pro, you should run, not walk, to my order page to get the 40 videos and custom code you’re going to need to set it up correctly.

It’s a steal at $49.

Now let me share the reason why Charles’ transaction didn’t get credited to me.

#200 Jack on 02.06.09 at 4:00 pm

Within the past month, the folks at Quality Unit switched to “first affiliate gets the sale” which means that even if Charles’ intent was for me to get the order, I didn’t. I sent him a quick reply explaining the situation and asked him to sit tight.

He choose a different response.

I’m not interested in a client that jumps to the conclusion that I’m a dirt bag rippoff artist despite all evidence to the contrary.

My first reaction is to shut it down and say “If you want the videos and code, that you probably will need regardless of who you bought from, here’s the order link”

But I’m not letting Charles change my business model.

Here’s what I’m going to do…

#201 Jack on 02.06.09 at 4:04 pm

I’m going to set up an automated page where you can enter your transaction id. If it’s in the system, then you can send me your contact info and I’ll send you the bonuses.

If it’s not… it’s not.

Since it’s automated it’s a good bet I’m not fibbing.

If you like Post Affiliate Pro and you want to buy it… buy it. If your transaction generates a commission for me, then you don’t have to pay me $49 to get the videos I’ve created.

I want this to be cut and dry without anyone thinking they got screwed.

#202 Viktor Zeman on 02.06.09 at 6:24 pm

Hi All,

I’m co-owner of Quality Unit. And I want to explain how we see it in QU.

Yes, I did immediate refund for Charles, because he requested it – he has right to request it and we never discuss why he want refund, we just do refund.

Jack is our affiliate long time already, we pay him interesting commissions each month and until now we had always correct communication together.
I don’t like if in simple problems are used strong words. Better would be to discuss problem together and resolve it in peace. Every customer is valuable for us and in this way we need to communicate with him!

Until now we always assigned to Jack all commissions when he sent us SWREG order number even if it was not tracked correctly – it could have many reasons why this happens and I will not try to explain it here. Definitely It doesn’t mean, that our software is not working! Sales in last months shows, that current PAP4 product is leader on market and we want to keep quality of this product.

Main message from Quality Unit I want to put here is, that every problem is possible to resolve in peace and we will try to keep all our customers satisfied in each case.

Small disadvantage of Quality Unit is, that we are located in European Union (Slovakia – timezone GMT+1) and if you write us email from USA often is deep night here and resolution of such problem we can do on next business day.

Viktor

#203 Wyatt on 02.20.09 at 3:34 pm

Very confused, still don’t know how this program integrates into my own site.

#204 Frank on 02.25.09 at 10:37 pm

1. do you know if post affiliate pro integrates with ASPDOTNETSTOREFRONT
2. does this program support affiliates putting their own prices for the products. for eg. if I’m selling a product for $10 and I want to let my affiliate sell it for whatever they please over that they should be able to do that. I have seen it work on some affiliate programs.

Looking forward to your response to make the purchase.

#205 Jack on 02.26.09 at 11:01 am

Frank,
1) Not sure, but they do have a general integration method that should work for almost any cart
2) Yes and no. I can think of a way to set it up so that affiliates get 100% of the sales MINUS a fixed amount you specify. But that doesn’t solve the issue of the mechanism you need to have in place to allow your resellers to bump the price. That’s a shopping cart issue.

#206 David on 02.27.09 at 12:37 pm

Hi Jack,
Post Affiliate Pro looks interesting, however we would like to use it as a hosted service rather than sticking it on our dedicated ecommerce server. Are you aware of any hosted solutions that come with support? Thanks.

#207 Jay on 03.01.09 at 1:39 pm

Hi Jack,

I’m strongly considering purchasing Post Affiliate pro and if I do it will be through your affiliate link. I see the benefits of your additional code.

At this point, I just have a quick question. I’m creating a presentation for work and the tool you used to create the short video would be great for my presentation. Can you send me an e-mail with the name of the program you used. Is it Camtasia?

Best regards,

Jay

#208 taajah on 03.25.09 at 10:08 am

Pap4 looks great. I am merely trying to figure out the best hosted shopping cart with a great coupon system and customer support. Of course it must be compatible with pap4. Any advice?

#209 kyle on 03.28.09 at 5:52 pm

hi i was abotu to purchase this program but i just read all these comments and the program seems to have a lot of problems?…i dont have much computer experience coding etc but i still mite try the product out u get a 30 day money back gourentee right if i do i will buy from u to get those extra things u were talking about my email is [removed to protect from spam bots] <<im sure ill get alot of spam for putting my email out her but oh well if u could email em and tell me how i can get those extras that way i will buy through u ok?

#210 kyle on 04.20.09 at 7:25 pm

ok i bought from this link i gave u my confirm number not quite sure if it was the rite number but let me know thanks

#211 rxgenerics on 05.02.09 at 7:41 am

i have checked videos and details provided on website, its really amazing to see such a wonderful tracking program. I am planning to start affiliate program for my website and hopefully buy this to track affiliate.

#212 Robert Orange on 06.02.09 at 7:45 am

Jack:

We’ve e-mail a few times. I seem to have lost the last interaction. I was waiting for you to send me your latest offering of services and add-ons for PAP 4.0. Unfortunately, I bought it before I became aware of your services (actually I originally bought PAP 3.0 and upgraded as new releases have been issued).

Please e-mail me with what is available. I am still in startup mode with the PAP and integrating it with my site(s). If you know someone who offers Management services let me know. This project is holding up my marketing efforts.

Thanks again, and have a great 2009.

Robert

#213 Darin Blue on 06.22.09 at 12:24 am

I see this post was created some time ago….

Is this review still relevant and are your bonus offers for purchasing through you still included?

Thanks (p.s. ready to buy)

#214 Jack on 06.22.09 at 8:29 am

The bonuses have been updated for PAP v4. Yes.

#215 Louis on 06.22.09 at 10:07 am

I’m going to order through your link as I’m interested in your bonuses. I’m also looking to have something specific achieved with the script and wondered if you might be able to help with this. Is there a way to contact you directly so I can find out about services you offer for integrating and customizing the software? Thanks.

#216 Zaid on 07.29.09 at 8:50 pm

Hi Jack,

Good thing I caught this review. I’ve been looking for some sort of Affiliation program to integrate with my company’s website and PAP4 looks to have the features that we need

I’m planning to order through your link but would like a bit of clarification about what’s possible as well as not. Our company plan is to have customers purchase our products, but have them enter in a redemption code associated with a specific organization so that that organization will get a portion of the profite. A sort of comission-based sale if you will. Is this (or something similar) possible with PAP4?

And also, how does this program get integrated to the website? Is it something I have to have knowledge of or will QualityUnit handle this aspect.

If I could get answers to these questions soon I would really appreciate it as we would like to get a hold of the program as soon as possible but just need to make sure it suits our needs.

Thanks for your time,

Zaid

#217 Zaid on 08.18.09 at 2:46 pm

Hoping for a response :-)

Also, I have a Go Daddy Shopping Cart installed but not Go Daddy Hosting, hope that’s a good thing.

#218 Zaid on 09.14.09 at 11:37 pm

PAP4 purchased, please send bonus content. Looking forward to enhancing the site’s visual aesthetic with your templates.

Thanks.

#219 Gary on 09.22.09 at 9:42 am

Hi Jack,
I have been looking at PAP for a while but I’m not sure how it will work for me. Can you email me so I can explain it?

#220 Jack on 09.22.09 at 9:45 am

Gary,
That’s way too general. If you have a specific question about Post Affiliate Pro ask it and I’ll do what I can to answer.

#221 jaime on 09.22.09 at 6:10 pm

Hello Jack,
I’m new so if questions sound silly,
according to your video best way to go is set up a main affiliate site.
I’ll call it 123.com for example.
Affiliates go 123.com and register for different products found on 1.com,2.com,3.com
Is there a limit to number of sites where I have products that be part of 123.com ?
I imagine the tracking code will contain the url of each different site if affiliate is promoting more than one product.
The price is $119 for Xpress for 1 year lease or $199 to own outright.
Which version to do you have lease/own license?
If I bought the $199(owned license) and PAP 5 became available for $219 what would upgrade charge be($20)?
Or would I have to fork over new full price?
I’ve been searching for several past days and did arrive at http://www.qualityunit.com/ via different referral links.
How can I make sure you get commission and get my goodies from you.
I want to order PAP 4 through you!

#222 jaime on 09.22.09 at 10:44 pm

One last thing.
How long would it take a competent php programmer to install this program.
Thanks

#223 Jack on 09.23.09 at 12:10 am

Installation is quick. It’s the configuration that takes a while. That depends on what you need done, but typically 2-3 hours.

#224 Jack on 09.23.09 at 12:12 am

No, there’s no limit.
I’d buy the most expensive one (that’s what I almost always do regardless of software)
You can’t really be certain ahead of time that I’ll get the affiliate commission… wish you could.

Jack

#225 Emster on 09.23.09 at 9:31 am

Jack, I have sent a support request of specifications of its abilities with digital security and delivery and have not received a reply. Because of that I did a search and found your site.

I wonder on the digital delivery and replication. Our products are sold with its own website, Therefore, we require quite a bit of replicated sites then multiplied by the number of affiliates.

Thanks

#226 Jack on 09.23.09 at 1:16 pm

Emster, I don’t quite understand your question.

Digital delivery of downloadable products isn’t really part of the Post Affiliate Pro system. That’s more of a shopping cart or even a specific digital delivery mechanism. There’s a lot of different ways to skin that cat, but Post Affiliate Pro is first and foremost a way to track affiliate sales.

#227 jaime on 09.23.09 at 3:48 pm

Receipt for order U407479601

#228 Jack on 09.23.09 at 3:52 pm

Jaime,
Please go here
http://www.jackborn.com/pap/bonuses.php

And I’ll hook you up.

#229 Emster on 09.24.09 at 6:59 am

Jack, are you still active here? I just updated my info request after no reply to my first over a week ago. Here is update:

I have sent a support request for specifications of PAP4′s abilities with digital security and delivery and have not received a reply. I wonder on the digital delivery and replication. Our products are sold with its own website, Therefore, we require quite a bit of replicated sites then multiplied by the number of affiliates.

I have not received a response from your team in over a week of submitting my first request. I want to become a customer, however if this is the level of support, before I become a customer… I wonder what your support will be after…

Reply to my request please! I am looking for a solution and ready to buy.

Will you reply?

Thanks

#230 Emster on 09.24.09 at 7:01 am

P.s. The request I spoke of is from http://support.qualityunit.com and not you. Wanted to clear that up.

#231 Emster on 09.24.09 at 7:06 am

Ok. I have you reply. I understand. However, I believe this same group has this product that does: Post Member Pro: http://www.qualityunit.com/vsg/page/features.php – Now is it possible to marry these two programs to get the digital security and delivery I seek? Or what suggestions would you have when using PAP4?

#232 jaime on 09.25.09 at 11:58 am

Jack where are my goodies!
I went to link.
Also on their site entered your name as coupon code

#233 jaime on 09.25.09 at 11:59 am

I made purchase clicking link from your site to QU

#234 Jack on 09.26.09 at 10:15 pm

Jamie,
I’d replied to your first comment but haven’t received your info at the link I sent. I’ve also sent you a direct email.

#235 Jack on 09.26.09 at 10:29 pm

Emster,
As you saw in your third comment, I replied to you previously. I don’t have any new information to share.

But you cannot “marry” Post Affiliate Pro and Post Member Pro. I would not recommend post member. My suggestion to you is to decide if you like Post Affiliate Pro as an affiliate program, and if you do, buy it. For digital delivery, you’ll need another product.

Try easyClickGuard. I’ve got several of this guy’s other products and they’re solid.

#236 Emster on 10.19.09 at 2:58 pm

I checked out easyClickGuard and it seems ok. However, what is your opinion of DLGuard.com?

It seems they both have a few things that the other lacks. Yet, I believe DLGuard may offer a bit more control features, plus a shopping cart.

We had considered the use of VirtueMart. But, it lack in-depth information of how it handles digital downloads.

What are your thoughts?

P.s. We have decided to buy and will buy via you…

#237 Emster on 10.20.09 at 10:07 am

Any news on DLGuard?

#238 Emster on 10.20.09 at 10:26 am

Also, DLGuard is included in the integration methods of PAP4. I did see that for easyClickGuard.

#239 Emster on 10.24.09 at 10:34 am

Are you still among the living?

#240 Jack on 10.24.09 at 11:55 am

Emster,
I don’t have any information for you on DL Guard.

#241 Deuce on 06.29.10 at 12:27 am

Hi Jack:

Are you still including the templates and the tutorial? I noticed there hasn’t been any action on your site for 8 months.

#242 Jack on 06.30.10 at 9:15 am

If you look at the comments you’ll see that I have been keeping up with them. Yes, the bonus videos are still offered. The templates I used to offer are not compatible with the latest version of PAP, but the videos and code snippets are up to date.

#243 ASP on 06.30.10 at 9:43 am

Jack, is there any other software products with more robust options that you support since Post Affiliate Pro.

I need a stand alone solution–NOT a hosted solution.

ASP

#244 Jack on 06.30.10 at 9:52 am

Post Affiliate Pro is software you install on your own server. They do have a hosted solution. But their flagship product is installed on your own server.

#245 Michael on 07.09.10 at 8:01 pm

Hello Jack –

I have been contemplating with several different affiliate programs and I am concerned about Post Affiliates customer service and how reliable they really are? I have seen some pretty bad comments on other boards about the lack of. Some related to the system install completed by PAP themselves.
1. If I choose to have my own programmer install the network how difficult would the configuration be?
2. Also, your sign up page do you still offer the customized sign in template as I see you may not since the newer version of PAP?

Thank you for your time Michael

PS I’m almost sold with PAP but Im confused you also to the tutorials for Idevaffiliate? Are you still a PAP favorite?

#246 Jack on 07.09.10 at 8:33 pm

The template I created no longer works for the latest version of Post Affiliate Pro but all of the videos are up to date. It’s just that the way that they set up the latest version completely changed how templates were used.

The customer support is hit or miss in that you typically have to wait 12 hours to get a reply.

The perfect solution depends on what you’re looking for. If you want an affiliate program where the last to refer gets the sale, you want to go with Post Affiliate pro.

If you need rock solid support from someone in the States I’d go with iDev. I also believe that iDev costs less money than Post Affiliate Pro now.

#247 Viktor Zeman on 08.07.10 at 11:54 pm

I thought, that it would be fair to inform all people here, that Quality Unit support strategy changed some months ago. It is not hit/miss support anymore.

We try to deliver online support by live chat and toll free phone numbers.

Our support agents are online 24 hours a day (during all business days).

#248 Dr. Michael J. Duckett on 10.28.10 at 7:32 am

Who do you know that can manage Post Affiliate Pro for me?

Although I have the program, it is impossible to find an Affiliate Manager who is familiar with it.

I tried to contact the company but they don’t offer any leads on Affiliate Managers either.

If there is no Affiliate Manager available, what good is the software?

Thank you for responding.

#249 Jack on 10.28.10 at 10:47 am

Michael, I would post the job opening on Elance.com or Guru.com and see what you get.

To your question of “what good is the software without a manager to run it” – every company takes their own approach to affiliate marketing but you can get a lot of leverage from making sure all of your customers know that you have an affiliate program, putting a link to it on your site for enrollment, and directly approaching good potential partners. Without a doubt, a good affiliate manager would multiply your results, but the absence of one doesn’t render the software useless.

#250 E on 11.14.10 at 8:06 am

I just wanted to comment that my experience with the company through online chat has been 9/10 and a good overall experience. I got the Post Affiliate Network but haven’t had a chance to really mess around with it yet.. the front end of it seems like it needs some customizing to get it into your website, but the admin seems pretty impressive so far, it’s pretty much like running an OS in your browser

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