Microsoft AdCenter Affiliate Program Alive and Well

microsoft adcenter For those of you who promoted the Microsoft AdCenter affiliate program you know it converted well and was a goldmine for any search engine marketing related blog. Then on March 31 they sent all Microsoft Affiliates a termination email.

The good news is the adCenter affiliate program is still active and available to all!

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Signup to become a Microsoft partner This is easier than it sounds, and all applications seem to be rubber stamped. I have never heard of anyone being declined. Another benefit is MS will send you lots of heavily discounted software.
  2. E-mail your Microsoft Partner Program ID to the adcenter manager: affiliates {AT}
  3. Login to your affiliate account at, agree to the new terms of service, generate updated text links and start collecting signups.

The process is really simple, and I received confirmation from both the Microsoft Partner application and adCenter affiliate manager in 1 day.

One big change in the program is they now record sales only after the user has spent $75, so affiliate conversions may not be immediate.

I completed this process and received this email from the Program Manager, Microsoft Affiliate Network.

Thank you for your interest! I have updated your account to reflect your Partner status. The next time you log in you should see the adCenter Partner offer appear as the others do.

In regards to the tracking—it is a little confusing right now as we are still in the beta version. It is not reflected in real time—once you have a customer sign up, you won’t see anything appear in your transaction history. Weekly, we update the Partner stats, so once we update them, you will see a transaction labeled as adCenter Partner. This transaction will remain as Pending until your customer spends the $50 or the $75 minimum spend requirement.

I have included the terms of this program below for your reference. Addendum-adCenter_04022008.pdf
As always, please let me know if you have questions.

Thanks you and best of success!

It was extremely easy for me to re-enable my adcenter affiliate account, and it should be for you as well.


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