5 Affiliate sites you wish you started

This is a short post with some research I’ve been doing into affiliate sites. Not much information to add other than I wish I started these sites and I wish I’d bought uswitch in 2006.

I can’t see auto generated shopping sites having much value since they rely too heavily on Google but the others are going from strength to strength. Confused.com has even been able to switch away from getting paid for sales and now gets paid for every quote instead!

Money Supermarket

Valued at £1 billion

confused.com

Valued at £700 million

uswitch.com

Sold for £210 million in March 2006

kelkoo.co.uk

Sold to Yahoo for £318 million in 2004

shopping.com

Sold to eBay for £300 million in June 2005

By Patrick Altoft. at 5:27PM on Monday, 19 Nov 2007

Patrick is the Director of Strategy at Branded3 and has spent the last 11 years working on the SEO strategies of some of the UK's largest brands. Patrick’s SEO knowledge and experience is highly regarded by many, and he’s regularly invited to speak at the world’s biggest search conferences and events. Follow Patrick Altoft on Twitter.

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7 Responses to “5 Affiliate sites you wish you started”

  1. The title of the post says it all really

  2. nick harvey says:

    looked at this and i find that alot of people have some great ideas but they believe that it will fail even before they have even tried, because why has no one else thought of it before me myself am a very hard worker but i have a ability to drive myself to the limits even if people think you would fail i will prove them wrong! i have idea but dont know where it is going this is were i am stuck..! i need to get the name first as a trade mark but i think i may be on to something..! is there much still out there in the form of sites that find everything for u or to help u find things…?

  3. Mohan says:

    Thanks for opening my eyes to new affiliate sites. I wish people search and discover newer affiliate programs instead of backing and betting on old horses again and again.

  4. Banner_Man says:

    do you know more affiliate websites?

  5. Rahman says:

    Uts really,
    btw, tell me about instal code TNX, this time i’am not yet understand, tahnks and sorry iam take question TNX here

    Thank You

  6. Natasha says:

    Some of the newer affiliate sites have better deals and options in my experience. As a web developer I am constantly searching out new ways of making money as I shuned Google Adwords and tradedoubler a long time ago – profit just seems too diluted. I have since found smaller start-up affiliate companies to work alot better.

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