February 2011 - Affiliate Marketing Blog by Geno Prussakov
Geno Prussakov on February 28th, 2011

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 […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 26th, 2011

In the course of this week I have come across a number of interesting quotes that have triggered further thoughts and conclusions in my mind and heart. Today I’d like to share them with you as well. All of them are in one way or another related to what I (and many of my blog’s […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 25th, 2011

If you know anything about me, you know that I have two hobbies: fishing (one I actively participate in) and football/soccer (one I love to watch). Yesterday my hometeam, FC Zenit (St Petersburg, Russia) got through into the 1/8th of Europa League beating Young Boys (Bern, Switzerland) 1:3 in snowy St. Petersburg at 12°F (-11°C). […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 24th, 2011

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 […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 23rd, 2011

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 […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 22nd, 2011

With PubCon South at Austin 2011 coming up in just two weeks, I thought it would be interesting to analyze PubCon‘s past and current speakers ranking them in the order of their social influence on Twitter. I must tell you, there are some really impressive folks on the list! I’ve used Twitalyzer as my main […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 20th, 2011

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 […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 18th, 2011

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 […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 17th, 2011

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), […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 16th, 2011

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 […]

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