Lately I’ve been seeing sign-ups that haven’t paid in my referral list. More than ever, in fact.
So I was wondering; why would someone go through the trouble to get far enough in the sign up process to get a web ID and then back out? Could it be because of the ad on DH home page stating they give big bucks for referral even if you’re not a DH customer?
That has never sat right with me - the fact that someone can refer others without even being a customer. It seems a bit smarmy. Its like saying, “we don’t care if you mean it or not, just get us more customers.”
DH is a solid enough host to not have to resort to this. I personally feel it is beneath them.
You could say that it is just another form of advertising, but I think a personal testimonial from a real customer is much more powerful than the usual web banner or text ad. And the problem is that this policy hurts people like myself who do give personal testimonials because it casts doubt on credibility. And if it’s killing my referrals, it’s killing a potential dh customer.
Anyone agree? Any other hostees who give personal testimonials experiencing the same sign-ups apparently changing their minds? How about non hostees - would this change your mind about hosting here or create doubt about a personal testimonial you read if you knew about the referral bonus?