Affiliate Marketing: Just Like Porn, Apparently

Earlier today I received an email from TubeMogul.com. The message was to let me know that as an account holder, I should know that they have split their multi-site video submission service into a whole new site, OneLoad.com. I signed up with TubeMogul a long time ago (and never used it) but I’m just now making plans for video content so naturally, I clicked through. Rather than try to find my years-old username and password, I decided to just create a new account. At the end of the sign-up form, there’s this:

OneLoad.com hates affiliate marketing

At a glance, it looks like OneLoad is just trying to prevent people from monetizing their videos, but that’s not the case; there is nothing here that says a company can’t upload a sales video. MLM, affiliate marketing, network marketing and home-based businesses… other businesses are perfectly welcome to upload videos.

Anyone who doesn’t think affiliate marketing has an image problem has their head in the sand. This is what we’re dealing with, folks.

About Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark is a podcaster and proprietor of QAQN, a writer at danielmclark.com, and an all-around cool dude everywhere else.

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Kim February 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Here I thought you were going to say that "OneLoad" was a split off just for porn videos – the term could insinuate such…. #justsayin

Daniel M. Clark February 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

That wasn't my first thought, but now I can't get it out of my head! lol

akagorilla February 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm

lalalalalalala

Eric Schwarzer February 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Image problem .. Agreed.

Shawn Collins February 16, 2012 at 7:07 am

Irony that a service that enables people to spam their crap videos is acting like they have quality control.

Craigs List also seems to think all affiliates are defined by the dirtbag minority.

Missy Ward April 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Hey Daniel — this post drove me nuts, so I had to talk to OneLoad. Results were very positive as they've changed their TOS now: http://www.missyward.com/2012/04/09/oneload-powered-by-tubemogul-updates-tos-regarding-affiliate-marketers/.

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