So I'm just getting into the affiliate marketing game and have been told to direct link test products for 24 - 48 hours to see if it's worth taking to the next stage (of preparing micro-sites, web pages, squeeze pages, more off page SEO efforts, etc.). Is this the best method to test an affiliate product to see if it's successful? (By direct link testing, I mean linking your Google Ad to an affiliate offer's page directly without a squeeze page) - What are your ideas for 2010 affiliate product testing?