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How Panda 4.0 Has Affected Our Users and What We’re Going to Do About It

Panda was only supposed to penalize low quality content sites. But many sites with high quality unique content lost their rankings.

Three years ago, we knew exactly what type of content Google was looking for to rank highly. We were told to write high quality content, use keywords (without overusing them), to build strong links that were not spammy, and to write for the end user. 

At Prosperent, we preached these concepts to our users, and many high quality blogs arose from these strategies. Prosperent users that used this route, writing high quality blogs that reviewed products, saw huge benefits from their high quality content, and were enjoying huge commission checks every month.

Then Panda happened.

We heard over and over from our users that they lost their long tail rankings, and their commissions dropped by 50%, then 75%, until they finally felt like this was not a lucrative business model anymore. 

When the most recent Panda update occurred, we talked with several of these affiliates, and were able to quickly spot strategies that would help them regain their commissions using marketing techniques that we’ve seen used successfully. 

We met with one particular affiliate, Kevin, who went through this exact scenario. He is left with very strong content, thousands of product reviews (which used to rank for the product names but no longer do) and very little in commissions.

We went through all of Kevin’s content and very clearly saw several steps he could take to begin to regain his previous income. We presented these steps with him, and though he could see the value in everything we were suggesting, he explained that he simply didn’t have the time to do all that we recommended. His drop in commissions had made a day job necessary, so his website has become more of a hobby rather than his full time job.

We have a feeling that there are more of you that are in this exact situation.


You know there are things you could do on your site, or should do, to make more money. But you don’t have time.

We’ve decided to do something about it. We’re teaming up with a Content Marketing/Social Media Management platform, Shareist and doing these things FOR YOU.  

We are combining all of our knowledge about social media, content marketing, conversion centered site design, email marketing and more. We’re going to apply all of these strategies to Kevin’s site, Active Gear Review. 

Here’s the best part: 

You have the opportunity to have our team do the same kind of work on your site, to take the internet marketing strategies we know to be successful and do them FOR YOU.

We are accepting sign ups for our initial beta group. The members of the beta group will be able to watch alongside our work with Kevin’s site on our forum, and through email. The members of this group can either apply similar strategies to their own sites, or be the first to benefit from our internet marketing services. You will be the sites we test our strategies on to find what works and what is not worth the time. 

Are you one of the affiliates whose traffic dropped dramatically during the panda update? Do you have strong content but not enough traffic? Are you aware that there is so much more you could be doing with your site, but you just don’t have the time?

If that describes you, please sign up to indicate that you are interested in being part of our beta program. We will contact you shortly with more information! 



Make More Money by Letting us Learn on Your Site!

Maybe you own an affiliate site that used to get a lot of traffic and you lost all of your traffic because of search engine algorithm updates. Maybe you are great at writing content, but you don’t know how to get traffic to your site. Maybe you know how to get traffic, but you just want to write, and you don’t have the time to do all the things you know you should be doing to generate more visitors. 

If you fit any of those descriptions, we want you in our beta program. You will see your affiliate commissions increase by letting us perfect our digital marketing program.

Our Beta Program is Perfect for You if:

You have a website that is monetized using Affiliate Products


You have a website that has great content and you think it could be monetized using Affiliate Products

By Signing Up Now, You Will:

  • Have the opportunity to follow along as we try our strategies on through email, videos, and in a members only area in our forum
  • Benefit from our team’s years of experience as internet marketers by seeing our best practices in the areas of Content Marketing, Social Media, Email Marketing, SEO and PPC
  • Receive personalized suggestions from our team about what you could do to improve your traffic, increase commissions, grow your audience
  • Be reviewed for a chance to be part of the Beta Program where we actually DO the work for you. 

What Happens Next:

  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive an email asking you to confirm that you want to receive updates about our Beta Program
  • You will be given access to our members only area in our forum where you can ask questions, receive answers and get information
  • You will receive emails about what we are trying on to increase commissions, draw traffic, and build community
  • We will review your site to see if it is a good fit for our marketing plans
  • If it does, we will contact you and begin marketing your site!



Why Prosperent?

This is a question that every new affiliate has for us. Why use Prosperent? What do you guys do that I can’t do on my own? Great questions, let’s cover them.

1) We’re here for you – It’s a simple concept, but how many affiliate networks answer your questions and guide you in the quest to make money? We were affiliates ourselves for 10+ years and I don’t recall ever hearing from someone at a network unless it was to tell us they had a problem with something we were doing. Prosperent is always here to answer questions, offer guidance, and make sure you have everything you need to make a living online.

2) Traffic optimization – This is a new concept that you aren’t going to find anywhere else. Whether you use our Performance ads, or setup a site with our api, our algorithm’s are always making sure every click you send us goes to the HIGHEST PAYING and HIGHEST CONVERTING merchant at that moment. If an advertiser goes offline, we reroute traffic to the next best converting competitor. No other networks do this. Imagine as an affiliate that you spend weeks or months setting up a site that promotes ACME Shoes only to find that they change their commissions. You are left scrambling to find a replacement or worse yet, you are out of business. Not with Prosperent! We reroute your traffic and make you money!

3) Size – Prosperent has over 13,000 sub affiliates using our various tools. We serve up over 8 BILLION requests per month! Because of our high volume, we work with the best Merchants and negotiate the highest commissions out there. Yes, we take a percentage of each commission (30% by default) instead of charging you a monthly fee, but because of our size, we more than make up for that with higher commission rates. Work with Nordstrom direct and you can expect a 2% commission rate and a 12 hour cookie. Work with Nordstrom through Prosperent and you get up to a 25% commssion rate and a 7 day cookie.

4) Automatic access to top merchants – We get this one all the time. How are you different from popshops and the other datafeed providers? With them, you get access to merchant datafeeds, but you have to manage the relationships and make sure you are approved by each merchant you work with. With Prosperent, you sign up, and once approved have access to all 3,000+ merchants we work with. That brings us to our next point!

5) We manage the relationships – How many hours have you spent applying to merchants, managing your relationships and accounts at each affiliate network, only to find yourself getting declined because you aren’t a big affiliate, or don’t have enough traffic? We handle all of that. You focus on driving traffic and growing your business. Let us handle the relationships.

6) Clean data – Have you ever worked with a merchant datafeed? If so, you know they are a nightmare. Bad data, html in the descriptions, and broken images. Speaking of images, we resize, images so you have a unified look and feel on your site. We also serve them from our global Content Delivery Network which means the images on your site load lightning fast at all times.

7) Big Data – I know, it’s the buzzword of the moment, but in this case, it really does help you. We have mountains of conversion data. We know which merchants are converting, the brands that are hot, and the products that sell at various times throughout the year. We crunch all of this data and give you access to it all. Show trending products on your sites through our trends api, or just rely on our advanced algorithm’s to automatically get your visitors to the highest converting site at that moment. Either way, our data helps you earn more.

8) Tools – We cover everything from the novice to the full on expert affiliate marketer, and we make it all easy. Our Performance Ads monetize any web site by displaying affiliate ads that are contextually relevant to your visitors and their interests. Maybe you run a vBulletin forum or a WordPress blog? We have you covered there by providing easy to use plugins that give you everything from a product search engine to automatic product comparisons in your posts. Know some basic programming? Great, you are qualified to use our advanced API. Access product data, trends, even celebrity products.

9) Limitless and fast! – Tired of api limits? We have the infrastructure to make that a thing of the past. We handle over 1.6 billion requests per month with no signs of slowing down. Fire off a request to our api, search tens of millions of products, and get back results within a few milliseconds. No matter your needs, we have the scale to handle it!

10) Join for free! – All of our competitors charge you a monthly fee to access their data and tools. We don’t! Plain and simple, if you don’t make money, we don’t make money. That puts the pressure on us to make sure we provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed. We have been at this long enough to know that affiliates just starting out take several months to earn a steady income. Why get in the way of your progress by charging you money you don’t have?