[quote]The referral system is largely useless now, because of the introduction of promotional codes.
For you maybe, but it Works for DreamHost.
Oh, to have $97 for every link to DreamHost.
[quote]I still get dozens of click-throughs, and many sign up with my own promo code, but I still get zilch. Perhaps there is a faint hope of a secondary referral, but I’ve yet to get one.
Even googlebot clicks through.
DreamHost pulled a sleight of hand. Once upon a time, you got something like 10 bucks per referral. Then 10%/5% of revenues “forever!” Then, if you went for it, 65 bucks. Then 97 bucks. Links and “they’re great” stories went everywhere. Then they started variable kickbacks, and you got somewhere between 0-97 bucks, depending on buyer’s awareness… Now, you mostly get 5 bucks, per secondary referral. Waddya want for nuthin’? To be told what’s coming?
I still see Google ads to click. Somebody must be pulling in the suckas.
BTW, How many of your 777 “Special!” $9.24 per year signups are renewing after a year? I see about 50%, which isn’t bad.
The things you see when searching Google, for links to DreamHost!