As the name implies, The Dating Network is an adult affiliate program offering a variety of niche dating sites. Of which, the best known is probably their flagship dating site SexSearch, which also serves as a gateway for affiliates to join the program as well as access available promotional tools. However, affiliates should be advised that promotional tools are mainly limited to links to high quality niche landing pages, a wide assortment of banners, and pre-made email marketing tools. In other words, no actual promotional content to speak of. Additionally, while the landing pages offer a wide variety of design, most are rather limited in terms of actual content. A few landing pages do include a limited number of profile pics and promo blurbs, though they are evidently hand-picked and static – and more than likely for promotional purposes only, and not actual members.
About the program
Payment Structure: 75% RevShare, $85 PPS (*See below)
Payment Schedule: Weekly
Payment Methods: Check and Wire
Payment Minimum: $100
* Join The Dating Network adult affiliate program through Quality Adult Affiliates and receive an extra $10 PPS on your account. Sign up through our site, send us a message either by commenting below or by email at admin [AT] qualityadultaffiliates [D0T] com, and we will get you approved for $85 PPS! Please note, signing up alone will not get you this special rate, you MUST message us with your username so we can get you approved.
Sites: 17 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: NO
Type of Content: Pics and Videos
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: NO
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: NO
Free Content and Hosting: NO
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Trials: FREE to join
Cross Sales: None
As mentioned above, The Dating Network’s promotional tools are mainly limited to linking codes, banners, and electronic mailers. Meaning, these are their desired methods for marketing their dating sites. Personally, we prefer to market actual content to give potential members a clear indication of what they might expect to find once they join, but to each their own. The fact that The Dating Network does not make such content readily available does not necessarily mean that they are a bad program, just that they wish their affiliates to pursue the approved avenues of promotion provided.
Potential affiliates should note that affiliate ID’s get dropped from the URLs when surfers arrive on each of The Dating Network’s sites. Additionally, the sites also contain canonical links instructing search engines to index those pages without affiliate IDs. As always, for programs whose affiliate links have little chance of getting indexed by search engines, we like to suggest that affiliates consider adding nofollow rel tags to said links in order to conserve their link juice for those pages with a better likelihood of getting indexed.
The Dating Network is not a bad adult affiliate program, but with virtually no actual content to promote, it is unlikely to appeal to everyone. However, with a wide variety of niche dating sites, affiliates with niche traffic and available banner space may find The Dating Network very lucrative as a supplemental program for promotion.