We're well into 2007 now, and many of the same issues from recent years still hamper the affiliate industry. More merchants worry about "paying twice" for traffic stemming from affiliates who use their trademarks at Google, Yahoo!, AOL, etc.
Problems with malware/adware/spyware and underhanded paid search tactics continue to feed merchants' distrust of affiliate marketing. More than anything, though, our survey results reveal that a significant lack of communication still exists between the two sides.
Click here for the PDF download of this 18-page file:Affiliate Report 2007