I am working on a new affiliate site and recently applied to a large number of affiliate programs.
Soon after, I began receiving e-mails to confirm my application from all, and welcome e-mails from some. Days passed, and I was surprised that a lot of the affiliate programs hadn’t reviewed the applications, yet.
Well, not so surprised. Plenty of affiliate managers take weeks or months to approve or deny affiliate applications, but I wasn’t seeing anything from upwards of 75% of them.
Then I took a look at my Spam folder in Outlook. What do you know – these welcome e-mails were sent after all, but they were classified as Spam by Outlook.
Word to the wise – test your e-mails through filters in AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Spam Assassin, etc.
You may well have bunches of affiliates that want to promote you and don’t realize they were approved.