Do the product review sites that are actually other affiliates of the product they are reviewing end up taking most of the commissions and make it hard for other affiliates to do well? I'm in the process of trying to get my first sale, and while looking deeper into the process a potential buyer would go thru, It seems like that it would be like this:
1. buyer clicks on my ad
2. buyer eventually gets directed over to the product sales page by way of my affiliate link
3. after reading over the sales copy and becoming more interested in the product, the buyer decides to do some more research on it.
4. buyer types in product name into google or another search engine and up pops all these review sites that are other affiliates
5. after reading a few of them the buyer clicks thru to the sales page but this time by way of the product review site's affiliate link.
This seems like a huge problem for me. It seems like no matter how I get the buyer to the product sales page where I could get commission for the sale, I stand a great chance to lose the commission to another affiliate.
What do you think...is this as big of a problem as I think it is or is it all in my head!?