Major Online Forums Hacked by Affiliate Cookie-Stuffers

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Two days ago, a famous affiliate abuse and click fraud detective Ben Edelman (see my recent Econsultancy interview with him here), has revealed some alarming data onĀ “hack-based cookie-stuffing” by rogue affiliates via a fairly new Bannertracker-script at online forums based on vBulletin (versions 4.x to 4.1.2). Here’s an abstract from his article: Perpetrators using server Read More …

What People Think Affiliate Marketers Do

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Starting from the beginning of this month a “What I Really Do” meme has been going around (spread especially actively via Facebook), reflecting “a range of preconceptions associated with” various fields of “occupation or expertise” — from photographers and graphic designers to directors and entrepreneurs [more here]. So I’ve decided to put one together for Read More …

First Affiliate Management Conference: 4 Weeks Left, Books Giveaway

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It seems like it has been only yesterday that I broke the news of the first-ever affiliate management conference being planned… We’ve gone a long way since that first announcement. The agenda is packed with great educational sessions from 28 speakers, including such affiliate marketing legends as Todd Crawford, Kim Rowley, Sam Harrelson, Karen Garcia, Read More …

Small Business Book Awards 2012 – Vote for Affiliate Marketing!

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As you may have read elsewhere my recently-published Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day has been nominated for Small Business Book Awards 2012 — in the Marketing category. This is the fourth year that these awards are being run by Small Business Trends. Here’s how they themselves describe the awards: …Reader’s Choice “Small Business Read More …

7 Affiliate Marketing Education and Training Opportunities

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Between numerous affiliate marketing blogs, podcasts, forums and magazine publications, there certainly is no lack of online affiliate marketing education out there. However, when it comes to structured (or even face-to-face) learning, the real opportunities aren’t that many. Today I’d like to bring you seven that deserve attention. Whether we talk about foundational learning and Read More …