How To Find Out Affiliate Program’s Highest Pay (Commissions)

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While I strongly disagree that the highest affiliate program “payout” is the best criteria for choosing an affiliate program (because the actual payout you’ll get will always be determined by a combination of the affiliate program’s commissions, conversion rate, and reversal rate), today I’d like to address a question that many and especially beginning affiliates Read More …

Official WordPress Plugin by AvantLink: Announcement & How-To

Posted on3 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management, Announcements

Less than a week ago in an intro to this post, I blogged how pleasing to my (and I’m sure every affiliate marketer’s) eye it is to see new developments at different affiliate networks. Now, in addition to ShareASale, Google Affiliate Network and LinkShare, we have AvantLink with their February news! Yesterday they announced their Read More …

3 E-tailer Mistakes and Affiliate Program Management Parallels

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It so happened that over the past few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping, and while altogether sad/uncomfortable it was interesting to register some of the mistakes online merchants (aka e-tailers) make. As I was watching them commit their mistakes, I couldn’t help but also make parallels with affiliate program management. Today Read More …

Chrome Beats Internet Explorer. Second Only to Firefox

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Five days ago I presupposed that more savvy Internet users prefer Firefox for their main web browser. Not intentionally, but it so happened that in my last two posts I blogged about things that only more sophisticated Internet users would find of interest (visualization of Twitter followers, and a very specific new “tool” for a Read More …

LinkShare Mobile Publisher Dashboard: Announcement & How-To

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It’s great to see affiliate networks developing. Last week ShareASale launched their new merchant interface. A couple days after that Google Affiliate Network announced product APIs for affiliates. Yesterday Shawn Collins wrote about buy.at‘s new product search feature for affiliates. Today I’d like to bring to you another network-related news — LinkShare has just launched Read More …

Two Great Twitter Visualization Tools: Twiangulate & MentionMap

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Today I’ve discovered two terrific Twitter visualization tools that I would like to share with you. Both can help you find very interesting people to follow on Twitter. The first one is Twiangulate [you can also follow them here]. As they themselves put it, they discover “hidden tweeters, friends of friends (or friends of enemies), Read More …

Email Address Makes a World of Difference

Posted on4 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management, General Discussion

It isn’t unusual to see affiliate recruitment emails, newsletters or other pieces of merchant-affiliate correspondence come from email addresses dissociated from the actual merchant on whose behalf they are being sent out. This often happens when the program is being managed by an OPM (outsourced program management) agency, and at times also when the merchant Read More …