To All Affiliates:
I never thought it would come to this because I planned on having this network for many, many more years to come. There are quite a few reasons, though, as to why I'm shutting it down, at least for now. Some have to do with mistakes I made along the way and one of the biggest ones was to switch platforms to Performa Network. It's very difficult to compete when the owner of the script (Performa Network), also owns an affiliate network (CPAWAY), which is a competitor and who has people working for him, answering trouble tickets, who are also direct competitors with the networks that they own. They have access to all of my network information including my list of affiliates, the advertisers/networks I use, how much I'm getting for offers, etc. That's the case for anybody who ones a Performa network or ShiftCode GPT site. Competitors are looking at everybody's data. Besides being able to see all of this information, they're also known to run their mouths and have done just that! since the GPT world came into existence more than 8 years ago. Their reputations for doing whatever necessary to stamp out their competition are widely known. So with access to every ShiftCode and Performa site, that can be easily accomplished. That's a conflict of interest if there ever was one. It's like WalMart having somebody from Target oversee their operations then going out and telling everybody what WalMart is doing. Another part of this was the fact that if you disagree with the owner of the platform (Tom Dietzel), and/or he gets mad at you, he'll shut you down and won't allow you to renew your license. He's done it to others and threatened to do that with me and I, literally, had to beg him not to close down my site because it was my livelihood. That's not a professional way to conduct business.
Then there are the support issues of which there are many and which never got addressed or fixed. Trouble tickets aren't answered on a timely basis and when you do get a reply it comes from somebody who has absolutely no coding or script knowledge as to how the platform works. They know a whole lot less than you do about what's going on.
In my personal opinion, I think that when Tom Dietzel took over ShiftCode and what was known as Gain Corp., subsequently changed to Performa Network, he had no intention of continuing with them. I've been in this for quite a while now and, as history has shown, Tom is known for taking over something then making it go away. He did it with SwatCash, the most awesome GPT site ever, and he did it with the forum, GPT Boycott. Those are the only ones I know about. There could be more. Currently, he's not accepting any new sites in ShiftCode or Performa, and he hasn't for over 2 months now. You never stop bringing in new clients/customers if you intend to continue operations. And there have been no enhancement updates to either script since he took them over almost 3 years ago. To me, that doesn't sound like somebody who wants to keep on maintaining either one or make them better. Because Performa networks are so closely tied with ShiftCode GPT sites, how are the networks supposed! to make any money with no new GPT sites coming on board? I don't know this for sure, but my guess is that anybody who runs their affiliate network using Performa has seen a significant drop in income over the last couple of years. As I wrote, this is all just my opinion and observation.
I wish to thank all of the many affiliates who have supported us and used offers from Campaign Creatives these past 4-1/2 years. It's been a true pleasure working with you. As I embark on some different ventures, I wish you the best of luck in those that you pursue. If you have any questions or just want to say, "Hey", I'll still be able to be reached at support(at)campaigncreatives.com.