October 29, 2012
SiteGround (http://www.siteground.com), a leading web hosting provider, has recently launched an aggressive affiliate hosting program. In addition, SiteGround has activated an advertiser profile in the Commission Junction network, which is the affiliate network of choice for most of the serious players in the web hosting affiliate market. With the launch of an aggressive affiliate hosting program, SiteGround’s goal is to challenge the current status-quo in a market that seems competitive only on the surface.
Since SiteGround started offering web hosting services nearly nine years ago, the hosting company has always managed an affiliate program. However, until recently, the company offered commission rates of 20% per sale and was practically incomparable with the big players that offered $100 and more per sale. The new SiteGround affiliate program offers official commissions between $80 and $125 per sale, which is within the highest range for the market. Additionally, the company has admitted that even higher commissions are possible for high-performing affiliates.
SiteGround’s new affiliate hosting program payout policy is also quite competitive. Payments are held only for 30 days to cover the company’s money-back guarantee period – a refreshing change in an industry where withhold periods of more than 60 days are common. The payouts are also made weekly, which is faster in comparison to the usual policy of sending payouts once a month.
Another serious change in the SiteGround affiliate hosting program is the additional investment the company has made to ensure efficient program management. SiteGround has dedicated a new in-house team to support its affiliates and will also use professional external management services from AffiliateManager.com, a well established and experienced company. SiteGround intends to apply the same standards of speed and efficiency used to answer customer inquiries when attending its affiliate issues – an effort that will score the hosting company another point against the current major players in the market.
When asked about what the hosting company is aiming to achieve in the affiliate market, SiteGround COO Reneta Tsankova says: “We want to provide a real choice in the affiliate market, both for the affiliates and for the web hosting end user. What we see now, in a hosting directory for example, is a list of several hosting brands, the majority of which are owned and managed by the same stakeholders and provide virtually the same level of service...In addition to unlimited shared web hosting services, SiteGround also provides semi-dedicated hosting, dedicated server hosting, and cloud hosting solutions. Each of these services is offered with 99.9% uptime from innovative web hosting data centers in Chicago, IL, Amsterdam, NL, and Singapore. Along with stable and reliable web hosting services, SiteGround also provides personal customer service and unrivaled technical support. Every customer can make use of an extensive online resource center, or contact a technical support representative 24/7/365.
For more information on SiteGround, visit http://www.siteground.com.
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