Affiliates Are Marketers, Not Customers. They Need Tools, Not Carrots

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Earlier this morning thousands of affiliates received a newsletter that looked like this: And while it is fairly easy to figure out who the merchant was, it is not any particular brand that I would like to draw your attention to. There is an affiliate program management (or more specifically, an affiliate communication) problem. Newsletters Read More …

5 YouTube Video Channels for Affiliate Marketers to Bookmark

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Oh, affiliate marketing videos! There certainly is no lack of you online. However, not all videos are created equal. Neither are all of them worthy of a serious marketer’s time. Some promise you overnight riches (if you buy their tool or training course, of course), others plainly lack “meat on the bone”… And as far as Read More …

Affiliate Commission Drops: Why Not Take Cookie Life into Account?

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An excellent question came from a director of a young Europe-based affiliate network (well, truth be known, from an affiliate on his network), and with his permission I’d like to answer it in public. Here’s what he wrote: We have received a question from an affiliate regarding a commission drop in one of our programs… Read More …

In Affiliate Profiles More Is Not Always Better

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On Monday morning I tweeted: Affiliates, when setting up affiliate network acct do NOT put “None” into incentive program description. It marks you as incentive affiliate — Geno Prussakov (@ePrussakov) May 21, 2012 I have been getting questions about that tweet. So, let me elaborate on it, as I believe it to be important. Here’s Read More …

Affiliate Management Days Coming to Florida. Apply to Speak

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It seems like only yesterday — with a butterflies-in-my-stomach type of excitement — I announced the launch of the world’s first affiliate program management conference. In case you missed the San Francisco one in March (which turned out to be a great success), here are the recaps of all 29 blog posts that were put Read More …

HasOffers + UnsubCentral = Suppression Lists for Affiliate Offers

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Earlier this week HasOffers announced their integration with UnsubCentral, a partnership which brings suppression lists to affiliate offers (not something I’ve seen elsewhere in quite this form). The official press release summarized: HasOffers’ integration with UnsubCenteral is innovative in the way it creates a seamless experience for HasOffers’ customers. Affiliate networks, programs, and advertisers can Read More …

How AvantMetrics Revolutionizes Affiliate Marketing Analytics

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A few minutes ago AvantLink has officially launched AvantMetrics as a standalone affiliate marketing analytics product and brand [announcement here]. Apparently, this “click stream intelligence” functionality has been available to AvantLink clients for a while, but only directly within the network, and this has just changed. Being extremely excited about what I believe to be Read More …

How To Monetize Your Blog: Most Popular Ways and Affiliate Options

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Did you know that when it comes to blog monetization, affiliate marketing is second only to contextual ads type tools (see more in Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2011 report)? That’s quite a change from 2009; and if one includes Google AdSense into the “affiliate advertising links” category (as some affiliate marketers do), I’m certain Read More …

Outsourced Program Management: What Different People Think OPMs Do

Posted on2 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Marketing Fallacies, Affiliate Program Management, General Discussion

Outsourced program management is frequently misunderstood; and explaining what an OPM (outsourced program manager) does is not any simpler than describing what affiliates do, or what affiliate marketing is. In fact, it is a little more complex of a task, because you first have to explain what is affiliate marketing, who are affiliates, what is an affiliate Read More …