Cloud Computing basically has denied traditional referral model used by web hosting companies. Lesser margin of profit and concentration on quality of service. The first remarkable Denial of Referral Model, although not a Cloud Computing service was done by Google AdSense in 2008. The first referral model of own class was from a freemium Cloud Storage Service – Dropbox – refer and and get space not money. Another important Denial of Referral Model can be seen for WordPress – despite Hosting is only possible way to earn for Self Hosted WordPress part, Hosting is not that hugely promoted. We will explain the cases.
Denial of Referral Model of Cloud Computing Making it Solid
Hostgator’s name will probably remain in the history for their pathetic Referral Model for web hosting combined with more pathetic quality of web design, lack of own technology. As for the competition for Cloud Computing arena, be it a Software as a Service, Platform as a Service or Cloud Hosting as a part of Infrastructure as a Service is to deliver the best product or service at a Pay as you Go Post Paid model, the margin of profit is less, the concentration is more on quality control.
Denial of Referral Model : Non Cloud Computing Related Brands
Denial of Referral Model does not mean full no existence of Referral Programs. Most of the Cloud Computing Services, specifically Cloud Hosting and Platform as a Service, has Referral Programs acquired from existing old model. But the percentage paid is quite lower, presence of Referral Programs on official websites are very very less prominent, usually as textual a link on the footer where usually the never clicked links historically is added.
Google AdSense in 2008 clearly performed a Denial of Referral Model, adapted a fully different service – Google Affiliate Network. Affiliate marketing is more broader terminology, it is a type of performance-based marketing which Clearly Lack of industry standards. Denial of Referral Model made Google Display Network to grow more rapidly with quality control.
WordPress kept the strategy somewhat covered. Every advanced user is well aware that WordPress promoted or rather recommended web hosts are never among the best three web hosts – Laughing Squid indeed, just a reseller of The Rackspace Cloud. The quality of servers from Rackspace, Amazon, HP, Media Template are not even comes in comparison to the other two promoted webhosts – Dreamhost and Bluehost – just average web host.
Denial of Referral Model : Cloud Computing Related Brands
Rackspace Cloud does have Affiliate program. But the percentage given is not huge, the subdomain is not that optimized, the link is very prominent. For a Open Source original supplier, Denial of Referral Model is important today to reduce the pricing – it logically decreases the hourly pricing in cents. It is true for other Cloud Computing leaders as well.
Dropbox’s referral is not related to money directly.
Referral Model or Affiliates is always taken as a Suspicious Option
Google clearly dislikes Affiliate links on blog articles – this is well known fact in SEO world. The wave of cleaning up probably started on “April 2008 the State of New York inserted an item in the state budget asserting sales tax jurisdiction over Amazon.com sales to residents of New York, based on the existence of affiliate links from New York“based websites to Amazon.” (Exact Quote from ComputerWorld, an article by Linda Rosencrance).
All major codings, developments related to are Free Software / Open Source in case of Cloud Computing. Denial of Referral Model is an obvious strategy for making the community involved, if Rackspace charges just the double, it is possible to give the affiliates a good amount, the minimum need to pay for their service will go out of reach filtering out many developers.