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Netflix, king of the popunder, declines me as an advertiser

Friday, May 28th, 2010

A newspaper site is allowed to do a popunder ad that captures any click on the page. Social media sites are littered with Netflix ads, yet, a Facebook application that brings in a reasonably decent demographic, is declined. At first I thought the problem was the fact that their signup form asks for three pieces of information then submits the application to connectcommerce (Google Affiliate Network) which fills in all of the fields with N/A. Once I attached my Google Adsense/Adwords account, and filled in the proper contact information, I resubmitted my request and received the following:

Dear xxxxxx, Inc., 

Thank you for your interest in working with Netflix. Unfortunately your request to join the Netflix affiliate program was not accepted by the advertiser. 

This action is not necessarily a reflection of the quality, value or traffic of your Web site. Your application may have been declined because it's not a good match for Netflix. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to apply for other Google Affiliate Network advertiser programs that may be a better fit. Click here to apply for additional Google Affiliate Network advertiser programs today:

The time from application to decline was 38 minutes. The application did not receive any type of review based on a quick scan of the logs. A dismissal without even viewing the site – even though a sample URL was requested.

Oh well, plenty more advertisers to choose from.

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