A Small Orange’s affiliate program closed its doors on December 31, 2016 – meaning all commissions from referred links will no longer be counted. In the same way that the Arvixe affiliate program closed, EIG-owned hosts seem to be consolidating down to just a few hosts with affiliate programs.
The email sent out by ASO recommends HostGator’s affiliate program, but depending on your traffic there may be some better paying and converting offers for your hosting affiliate traffic. I have a full post of the highest paying hosting affiliate programs but I’ve included my 3 highest converting options below.
Here are the best A Small Orange Affiliate Program Alternatives:
If you’re looking for another EIG-owned host affiliate program, Bluehost still has an active affiliate program.
Full email sent out by ASO’s affiliate manager:
We wanted to let you know that we’ve decided to close the A Small Orange Affiliate program on December 31st, 2016.
We want to thank you for your support of A Small Orange. We started this program back in 2011 with a small but mighty following, and have been floored by the support of our loyal affiliates. To that end, we hope that you’ll consider supporting and promoting another one of Endurance’s affiliate programs.
We’re recommending that A Small Orange affiliates promote HostGator. HostGator’s program is also in Impact Radius, and we’re happy to help with the transition. Below are the details about the HostGator Affiliate Program & here is a link to apply. Please note: if you are already a HostGator affiliate, you do not need to re-apply to their program.
The HostGator Affiliate Program offers in-depth reporting, custom coupon codes & coupon code tracking as well as frequent sales and performance bonus opportunities! HostGator’s dedicated team of Affiliate specialists are available to assist you!
We will continue to track and payout on referrals through December 31st, 2016. As of January 1st, we will no longer be commissioning on referrals. Any referrals made between now and December 31st will be paid out in accordance with the current payout schedule, after a 3-month locking period.
Thank you again for your support, we really appreciate all of your hard work and support, and hope we can continue to grow together – at HostGator!
Updated June 2018: Updated my list of recommended affiliate programs to replace the A Small Orange program based on my conversion rates among the dozens of programs I promote.