Reason(s) for removal: Konnichiwa Kash has been forced to abruptly close. Additional info: To summarize the email we received, their host closed without notice and all of their site and backup data was lost. They have no plans to start anew.
Konnichiwa Kash is not exactly a new adult affiliate program, but it is unlikely too many affiliates are familiar with them. Although the program has been up and running for a little over a year now, they have just one high quality site which is in a rather specialized niche. The site is CKE18, and the niche is ‘Chakuero’ – a Japanese term for almost, but not quite, fully nude models. So basically a bit more suggestive than what ‘Gravure’ is supposed to be – though that term itself is often misapplied. In the case of Konnichiwa Kash, they take the Chakuero concept to the extreme, with just the tiniest bits obscured so very little is actually left to one’s own imagination.
About the Konnichiwa Kash Program
Payment Structure: 50% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Weekly
Payment Methods: CCBill
Payment Minimum: $25 (CCBill)
Sites: 1 – CKE18
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and HD Videos – Flash
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: NO
Tube Clips: YES
Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting NO.
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: YES
Cross Sales: None
Obviously, the high quality content of Konnichiwa Kash’s CKE18 will appeal to affiliates promoting the Asian and softcore niches, but as the site’s name suggests the teen niche is also suitable. The majority of the programs models certainly fit the teen criteria of 18-21, but there are a few exceptions with the oldest we saw listed at 25.
There are several features about the Konnichiwa Kash program that affiliates will likely appreciate. Chief among them is that the program continues to update with new content and corresponding promotional tools such as high quality hosted galleries complete with unique text, FLVs, downloadable content, and an RSS feed from the programs own hosted blog. Also, Konnichiwa Kash is a CCBill program so joining the program is super easy. Additionally, the program employs Sliiing to serve their promotional tools, which can be a benefit for affiliates to access the tools from all of their CCBill programs that use the service. However, the use of Sliiing does have the drawback of having to rely on the program to update the affiliates account before the affiliate can begin their promotion. In our case, it took over a week (closer to two) before we received confirmation that our account had been activated so we could finally begin our assessment of the program.
Regular readers of our reviews have likely noticed that we customarily make mention of any limitations we might find that would prevent affiliates pages from getting indexed. In the case of the Konnichiwa Kash program, we did find that the site tour pages contain canonical links, so affiliates will likely wish to use nofollow link attributes when linking directly to the site. While a robots txt file is being used, it does not appear as if the intention is to screw over the affiliate, though there are several lines to disallow what we assume to be older and deprecated galleries. We only mention this so that existing affiliates who joined the program early on may wish to double check their links to ensure they are being utilized to their fullest potential.
Affiliates who are familiar with the Chakuero niche are likely already familiar with the Konnichiwa Kash program – we just became aware of the niche, and only through reviewing this program. However, affiliates of the Asian, softcore, and teen niches may also take note of the program. The program may be small and rather obscure, but they certainly have a lot to offer!