This is the first time you will find Webhostinghub.com on Hosting Reviews Exposed. I was reviewing their new affiliate agreement because a so-called “top 10” hosting review site decided to spam comment on this site. Like the first hosting company, they appear to be following along the same lines as Hostgator.com and Endurance International Group.
Why would anyone want to put webhostinghub.com on a top 10 list?
As you can tell from the screen shot, $100 per sale is very enticing. Which is why I see webhostinghub.com on many so called top 10 site sites.
What I find interesting is that Inmotionhosting.com and webhostinghub.com have the same FTC notice.
Perhaps at a later date I will explore the relationship between these two companies as I find it hard to believe that Webhostinghub.com would borrow copy from InMotionhosting.com.
So Called Top Host Sites take notice of Webhostinghub.com Affiliate Terms:
As with the other FTC notices, in a nutshell Webhostingpad.com requires its affiliates that do endorsements disclose that they make a commission:
FTC Endorsement Compliance
At Web Hosting Hub, our aim is to care for our customers in a fair manner and to fully abide with all Federal Trade Commissions regulations that relate to advertising. At the same time, we necessitate that our affiliates do so as well. The regulations include, but are not restricted to, Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, which necessitates, along with other criteria, that material connections between advertisers and endorsers be revealed. Therefore, directories, review/rating websites, blogs and other websites, email or collateral that claim to provide an endorsement or assessment of an advertiser (in this case Web Hosting Hub) must clearly state that the fact financial or in-kind compensation is given by the advertiser.
You can get further information and suggestions on complying with these guidelines via the links below. You are advised to search for and acquire your own legal advice on how these rules apply to your website or any promotional activities that you receive compensation for. Web Hosting Hub reserves the right to withhold commission fees and cancel the affiliate relationship with you should we find, at our discretion, that you are not abiding with the previously mentioned guide or other FTC regulations/guides we view as applicable.
The FTC offers a variety of resources to help make it easier for you to comply with the guidelines, including:
- Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising:http://ftc.gov/os/2009/10/091005endorsementguidesfnnotice.pdf
- The FTC’s Revised Endorsement Guides: What People are Asking: http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus71-ftcs-revised-endorsement-guideswhat-people-are-asking
- Dot Com Disclosures: Information About Online Advertising: http://business.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/bus41-dot-com-disclosures-information-about-online-advertising.pdf
Webhostinghub.com joins the list of hosts that require review sites to disclose that they make money when people use them to sign up with a host. If you’re a review site and choose to show case Webhostinghub.com be prepared for a visit from me.