For too long the rights of affiliates have been at the mercy of online marketing networks. Retroactively changed contracts, unethical cross marketing, shaving stats and many other dodgy practices are riff within the internet affiliate industry. Essentially, affiliates can only hope the marketing networks they partner with conduct honest business practices.
The Australian Webmasters Affiliates Association (AWAA) is bound by its belief all affiliates have rights to fair contractual terms, honest ethics and fair treatment by affiliate programs and their marketing networks. To maintain its autonomous core values and full transparency the AWAA holds no contra deals with affiliate programs &/or marketing industry entities which may cause a conflict of interest.
Initially the AWAA would only considered sponsorship from ethical affiliate programs. Before accepting any sponsorship, each online marketing network was scrutinised and audited against our Fair Practices Policy, with ongoing monitoring diligently maintained. Any sponsor breaching policy is immediately suspended until the breach is rectified.
However, the AWAA is now privately and solely funded by the AWAA founding Director. This stance has been taken to ensure no one can claim sponsoring support is a conflict of interest. Emphasising, the AWAA has, and always will stand steadfast on its mandatory actions. These foundations will force transparency and preserve accountability, ensuring a fair go for all online affiliates.
Our objectives are simple. Give affiliate webmasters a voice to truly be heard. Make a combined stance to stamp out unethical treatment and encourage honest practices from the online marketing industry.
If protecting your future income is important to you, please consider getting the word out about the AWAA and help us take a vigilant stance against unethical online affiliate programs.
Brightshare Affiliate Program Blacklisted
Online gaming affiliates have supported the Brightshare Affiliate Program for many years. However on the 1′st of May 2013, they blindsided partners with issuing retroactive changes to their Brightshare contractual agreements. These changes are fueled by greed and are nothing more than ways to steal players and rightful commissions. Brightshare bears the eCOGRA Affiliate Trust Seal. The Jackpot Factory Group also has their casinos bearing the eCOGRA Safe and Fair Seals.
The AWAA has now Blacklisted Brightshare affiliate program.
SportsBet Affiliates Australia
SportsBet Affiliates have retroactively changed affiliate contractual agreements and have implemented minimum player quotas. If an affiliate sends less than four (4) depositing players in a 90 day period, SportsBet Affiliates reserve the right to: (1) reduce the commission rate payable to the Affiliate; (2) refuse to pay commissions to the Affiliate for the applicable month(s); and/or (3) close the Affiliate’s account and terminate this Agreement. These retroactively applied terms are predatory and a means to steal the rightful commission and players from SportsBet Affiliates.
Rewards Affiliates Warning
AWAA warning to all online gaming affiliates partnering with Rewards Affiliates operated and owned by Casino Rewards Group. Rewards Affiliates scam affiliate partners by sending referred (tagged) players straight links to online casinos owned by Casino Rewards Group. This highly unethical practice not only hoodwinks players away from the tagged affiliate but also steals their rightful commissions. The Casino Rewards Group holds eCOGRA Safe and Fair Seals for their online casinos.