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Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program Frequently Asked Questions


General Information

Applying to the Program

Tracking and Payment

Sales and Reporting

General Information

What is Verizon Conferencing? What products and services does Verizon Conferencing offer?

Verizon Conferencing offers advanced conferencing services that provide an alternative to costly, time consuming face-to-face meetings. With Verizon Conferencing, organizations can reduce travel costs, make decisions faster, increase productivity, and improve communication among employees and customers across the globe.

The services offered by Verizon Conferencing include:

  • Audio conferencing: Conduct meetings at anytime, no matter where you are. Audio conferencing helps your business reach people quickly, reduce travel, and bring dispersed groups together without being limited by time or location. With Instant MeetingSM, you can pull people together in a momentís notice because advance reservations with our conferencing center are not required.
  • Video conferencing: Meet face-to-face without having to travel by offering outstanding picture quality video between two or more locations.
  • Net Conferencing: Participants can view presentations or collaborate on materials over the Internet via their PCs, while they attend the meeting on the phone. Enhanced features allow you to conduct online polls, respond to questions, and chat interactively with other participants. With Instant Net ConferencingSM, you can even collaborate on documents and share presentations with no advanced reservation.

 

What is the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program and how does it work?

The Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program offers Affiliates the opportunity to earn commissions and share in our success. Affiliate Web sites join forces with Verizon to promote and provide product and service information for audio conferencing on their sites.

To begin the process for participation in the program, you must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Agreement. Once you have agreed to the Terms and Conditions of the Agreement, you will be directed to the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Application. Complete the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Application. After your application has been accepted, pre-approved links to the Verizon Conferencing Web site may be placed on your site.

By placing Verizon Conferencing links on your Web site, you can provide your site visitors with an opportunity to become more productive, improve communications, and broaden customer reach. If a visitor to your site completes a Verizon audio conference call through the Credit Card Scheduler (See definition of Completed Call below), Verizon Conferencing pays you, the Affiliate, a commission.

 

What constitutes a "Completed Call?"

A Completed Call is defined as a Verizon Audio conference that is received from a Linked User and is among two (2) or more points scheduled and completed within seven (7) calendar days by a Linked User using Verizonís Credit Card Scheduler.

Why choose the Verizon Affiliate Program?

Becoming a Verizon Conferencing Affiliate provides you with an opportunity to earn commissions, drive traffic to your site, and develop an additional source of revenue. By placing links to the Verizon site on your Web site, you can create a "value-added" feature for your visitors. Best of all, Verizon does not charge a fee to participate in the Program. As Linked Users from your site complete calls, Verizon Conferencing will send you commissions, subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program Agreement.

Will Verizon help promote my site?

No, Verizon does not promote affiliate Web sites in any way. As an Affiliate, you are responsible for promoting and driving Internet traffic to your own site.

Applying to the Program

How do I sign up for the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program and begin earning commissions?

You can sign up for the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program and begin earning commissions by following the steps below:

  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Agreement.
  • Once you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Agreement, you will be directed to the Affiliate Application page.
  • Complete the online Application for participation in the Program.
  • Verizon will notify you in writing, advising you if your application has been accepted or rejected. Verizon reserves the right to accept or reject applications for any reason or no reason at all.
  • Once you have been approved, you will receive an e-mail with Program descriptions and the next steps to take.

Does it cost to join?

No. Verizon does not charge a fee to participate in the Program.

Are there minimum call requirements to remain in the Program?

There are no minimum call requirements to remain in the Program.

Can I participate in the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program if I live outside of the U.S.?

Yes! In fact, we encourage international Affiliates to participate. However, all commissions to Affiliates will only be paid in U.S. dollars.

In order to submit an Application for participation in the Program, does my Web site need to be active or can it be in development?

Your Web site must be active. As part of the application process, Verizon will verify your presence on the Web.

So, my site will need to be inspected by Verizon prior to joining the program?

Yes, Verizon will inspect your Web site, and it reserves the right to reject your application, within its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason at all. Also, your right to participate in the Program may be terminated by Verizon at any time, with or without cause. (**Please refer to the Agreement for the terms of termination)

What is the definition of monthly page views?

"Monthly page views" is defined as the estimated number of visited pages within your Web site in a month. We request this information on our Affiliate Application. If your Web site contains 10 pages, and you estimate 100 unique visitors to your site monthly, you may conclude that your site receives 1000 monthly page views.

What is a URL?

URL is an abbreviation for Uniform Resource Locator or the address of a Web site. For example, http://mciconf.reporting.net is a URL.

What is a click-through?

A click-through occurs when a visitor to your site clicks on your Affiliate link.

What is an impression?

An impression is the opportunity for a visitor to your site to utilize your Affiliate link. An impression is recorded every time the Affiliate link is loaded and viewable to the visitor of your site.

Why do you want me to categorize my site?

We will use your category information to send you messages and possibly links that are appropriate for your site.

Why do you ask for/require my Social Security Number or Tax ID number?

The IRS requires us to detail the commission payments we make to our affiliates. In order to deliver your commission payments to you, we need your Social Security Number or federal tax ID number. It is used in the reporting process and will never be used for other purposes.

Tracking and Payment

What is a "Completed Call?"

A Completed Call is defined as a Verizon Audio conference that is received from a Linked User and is among two (2) or more points scheduled and completed within seven (7) calendar days by a Linked User using Verizonís Credit Card Scheduler.

How much will I get paid?

You are entitled to earn a commission fee for each Completed Call (as defined herein) from a Linked User throughout the duration of the partiesí Agreement, up to a maximum of twenty (20) Completed Calls per single Linked User scheduled within 120 days from the date the click-through is initiated. Affiliates will not be paid for any Completed Calls above this twenty (20) Completed Call maximum. The commission fee is calculated by multiplying the Total ($U.S.) Dollar Amount of a Linked Userís Completed Call by five (5) per cent (%). For the purposes of this Agreement, the Total ($U.S.) Dollar Amount of the Customerís Completed Call excludes applicable federal, state, local, and foreign sales, use, excise, utility, gross receipts, value-added taxes, and other taxes, similar tax-like charges and tax-related surcharges.

How often will I get paid?

Payment of your commission earnings will be paid to Affiliates within forty-five (45) days after the last day of the month in which the total number of Completed Calls equals $25. If you do not reach the $25 threshold, the balance of your commissions will be added to subsequent commissions earned until the total commissions owed exceed $25. At the end of each calendar year, Verizon will pay all outstanding commissions owed to Affiliates irrespective of whether that amount exceeds $25. In the event that the Agreement is terminated, Verizon will pay all outstanding commissions owed to Affiliates within 45 days after the end of the month following the termination of the Agreement.

Can I earn commissions on Completed Calls from the same Linked User?

You are entitled to earn a commission fee for each Completed Call (as defined herein) from a Linked User, up to a maximum of twenty (20) Completed Calls per single Linked User. Affiliates will not be paid for any Completed Calls above this twenty (20) Completed Call maximum. For each Linked User, all calls must be completed within 120 days of the initial click-through.

How will Verizon know that the Completed Calls came from my site?

A unique identifier is contained in all links from the Affiliate Web site. Each time a visitor comes to Verizon Conferencing through an Affiliate site, Verizon knows to credit the Affiliate account for each Completed Call. In order to make sure this process works properly, all links must be created through the "Tag Generator" at http://mciconf.reporting.net.

Sales and Reporting

How do I monitor my performance in the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program?

You may track your performance in the Verizon Conferencing Affiliate Program by logging on to http://mciconf.reporting.net. You may access reports at any time, which provide information regarding the number of Completed Calls and the total amount of commissions earned by you, the Affiliate.

How do I download reports?

Go to http://mciconf.reporting.net to access the reports. Enter your case-sensitive user name and password. After you log on, you will be able to select reports of interest.

How do I keep track of commissions?

You can keep track of your commissions through the "Creating Reports" section. The commission reports include commission information for your site. You can organize this information by merchant, product, date range, etc. to help you determine the most profitable marketing mix for your site.

What is the importance of checking reports frequently?

The sales that you generate as an Affiliate can be a key factor in your site's profitability. For a few weeks after you first place Affiliate links on your site, the novelty of the links may increase their performance. You may be able to improve your results by regularly consulting the reports available on http://mciconf.reporting.net to help you adjust your content and advertising accordingly.

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