5 Affiliate sites you wish you started

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  • November 19, 2007

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

Patrick Altoft

About Patrick Altoft

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.

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