Hey all, I'm thinking about doing up a design spec/prototype of an affiliation service for our company... But I'm not entirely sure where to start... Is there a real benefit of an affiliation system? Off the top, I think it'd be useful for: 1) Brand recognition 2) Depending on what you include in the masthead, it could be a traffic driver for sites who are affiliated, as well as our own 3) Provide improved functionality to people's sites I don't think we'll be putting banners on them, like I've seen... I really like the OSDN one (on freshmeat.net etc.); extremely functional, not a lot of fluff. But are there objections for using an affiliation service? Can they be made to positively affect our (and out clients') search engine listings? I thought this topic came up once before, but a quick search through thelist archives turned up nada... Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Chris.