Discontinuing the old obsolete Skype Points system, and our current affiliate program
Part of operating a company is reviewing your activities. And things and projects have a natural lifecycle — they are born, they live, and then they sometimes come to an end.
Some time in 2005, we set up a system on blogs.skype.com where you could put a Skype banner on your site. When your visitors clicked on the banner, they were redirected to Skype and you could earn what we called Skype Points. Until now, there was nothing you could do with these points, and we didn’t put too much effort into developing this program. Over time, it became obsolete.
We thus decided to discontinue this program. We thank everyone who invested their time and effort in promoting Skype with these banners. Thanks Everyone who managed to collect at least one properly recorded Skype point from 2005 until the end of March 2007 is going to get an award in the form if Skype Voicemail and in case of higher point count, also Skype Credit voucher. Feel free to use it yourself or give it to someone else. Details are in a Skype chat message that you should have received from me by now. Feel free to ask me directly if you have any questions about this.
The blogs.skype.com banners have stopped working by now, so I recommend you remove them from your site to prevent your visitors from seeing page errors.
This does not mean that we are downscaling our affiliate activities. To the contrary, this lets us focus these activities in channels that make more sense to both Skype and our wider community. We continue to invest in and develop our affiliate programs. If you would like to continue to promote Skype and earn money while doing it, please take a look at