SilentBucks

SilentBucks Adult Affiliate Program Reason(s) for removal: Unfortunately, SilentBucks has announced that they will soon be closing. Additional info: “It comes with great sorrow that I’m announcing that Silent Bucks and it’s 7 pay sites will be shutting down effective September 14th. I’ll keep the members areas live as long as the current members are active. I’ll keep the promotional materials live on Silent Bucks so you can look up the material you will need to remove from your affiliate websites. I’m including a link to all 7 pay sites so you can remove these links over the next two weeks.”

SilentBucks is a modest sized CCBill adult affiliate program whose content would best be described as fitting the teen niche – though the sites do offer some variety along those lines. Four of the programs seven teen related sites are devoted to featured girls, two to amateur self-shot and ex-girlfriend type content – one of which expressly for girls who are more chunky than the typical fare, and the last for college party type content. Best of all, the majority of the programs sites do continue to update, although three of the featured girl sites appear to have already run their course, which is to be expected.

About the SilentBucks Program

Payment Structure: 60% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Weekly
Payment Methods: CCBill
Payment Minimum: $25 (CCBill)

Program Features

Sites: 7Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: Pics and Videos – MPEG and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
Updates: YES
RSS Feeds: YES*
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: NO
Mobile: NO
Free Content and Hosting: NO
Hosted TGP/MGP: YES
Hosted POTD/VOTD: YES
Trials: NO
Cross Sales: None

Summary

For promotion of their sites, SilentBucks provides several tools to assist affiliates. For each site, affiliates will find link codes, hosted galleries, and banners of course, as well as a POTD (Picture Of The Day) and GOTD (Gallery Of The Day). While RSS feeds are available, affiliates should note that they consist of an updating list of gallery links and nothing else; basically serving as a means for affiliates to grab the latest gallery updates. Additionally, affiliates will find what SilentBucks refers to as a ‘portal site’, a hosted TGP that links out to galleries all containing the affiliates ID. Unfortunately though, the entire SilentBucks program is rather devoid of unique text, so affiliates are pretty much on their own when it comes to drafting ones own promotional copy.

As mentioned, SilentBucks is a CCBill program, meaning they use CCBill for third party tracking and billing. Many affiliates feel that this makes the program more trustworthy as they have no direct influence over sales reporting. While that is true, we are more appreciative of the fact that we can group all of our CCBill programs in a single account and receive weekly payments for all of them in a single lump sum. It should be noted though that CCBill uses cookies to track visitors and the affiliates ID is dropped from the URLs when visitors arrive on site. This poses a couple of potential issues. First, it means there is practically no chance of getting your site links indexed in the search engines. Second, if the visitor bookmarks the page then returns later to purchase a membership, the affiliate will only be credited with the sale if the cookie still resides on his machine. For these reasons, we typically recommend that affiliates avoid linking directly to the sites in favor of the galleries. Not only do the galleries offer the possibility, however slim, of getting indexed, but also visitors will be cookied anew every time they follow the links to the sites. Affiliates who nevertheless still prefer to link directly to the sites should at least consider adding a nofollow rel tag.

For the most part SilentBucks is a good adult affiliate program for a variety of teen related content. Four of the sites continue to update, and a decent variety of promotional tools are provided.

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