November 2010 - Affiliate Marketing Blog by Geno Prussakov
Geno Prussakov on November 30th, 2010

Earlier this month Davis & Gilbert LLP released a “taxation alert” on the subject of the so-called affiliate tax [more on the tax here], and particularly the case Amazon’s appeal regarding the tax’s constitutionality in the State of New York. The alert reads: In February 2009, the New York State Supreme Court issued a decision […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 29th, 2010

Affiliate Summit is by far the largest and, in my opinion, the most important affiliate marketing conference in the United States. Affiliate Summit West 2011 (to be held January 9-11, 2011 at Wynn Las Vegas) will be the 16th Affiliate Summit conference in a row, and the summits on the West Coast have traditionally been […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 28th, 2010

Yesterday from Shawn Collins post I’ve found out that the newest Coremetrics’ report on Black Friday 2010 online sales is out. This third annual “analysis of the online retail sector” outlined the trends in 2010 (as compared to Black Friday 2009), including the following bird’s-eye look at the state of online sales: Online sales were […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 27th, 2010

Not sure if you’re familiar with it or not, but in an attempt to be even closer to the public, the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, has recently transformed his previously more official Twitter account into a more personal one [English version here]. The style of writing there is now a bit more casual and […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 26th, 2010

Now that the whole world is doing their holiday shopping, I thought it would be good to put together a collection of links to lists of 2010 holiday gifts that many online marketers (and affiliates, in particular) may find of help. So, without further ado, here are the links to the list of the most […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 25th, 2010

Everyone — regardless of whether they celebrate Thanksgiving today or not — is thankful for something. Be it a spouse, children, parents, Facebook, affiliate marketing, or anything else, you gotta be thankful for something in life. Otherwise, can your living really be called life? In an attempt to systematize what people are thankful for […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 24th, 2010

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, and consumer interest (which started increasing as early as Summer this year) in both of these days and everything that’s connected with them is quickly growing. Not sure if you know about it or not, but Google has an awesome tool for all of us […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 23rd, 2010

When you go to Google and type in “affiliate marketing”, one of the top suggestions is gonna be: Chances are that you’ve landed on this page precisely because you’ve chosen that “affiliate marketing for dummies” option. If you are trying to find out if there’s a “for Dummies” book (as in: from the world-famous Wiley’s […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 22nd, 2010

On November 9, 2010 Google Instant got enhanced with Instant Previews. Announcing the new functionality Google wrote: Instant Previews provides a graphic overview of a search result and highlights the most relevant sections, making finding the right page as quick and easy as flipping through a magazine. To use it, click once on the magnifying […]

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Geno Prussakov on November 21st, 2010

Google Insights for Search is revealing an interesting pattern about people’s searches for “Black Friday” and related key phrases. From 2008 to 2010, the consumer interest in Black Friday deals has been moving to earlier dates every year (happening a month earlier every year). Here’s what Google has registered between 2007 and 2010: in 2007 […]

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