Analysis of 550 Best Affiliate Programs Reveals Top 20 Niches

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Among questions most frequently asked about affiliate marketing, queries about “hot niches” and “best affiliate programs” always abound. There are various ways to reflect an affiliate program’s comparative ‘bestness’. CJ by Conversant utilizes a 5-bar scale, ShareASale places their top advertisers into a Top 100 PowerRank, Affiliate Window scores merchants according to their AWin Index. In some instances we enjoy a fairly clear understanding of the criteria Read More …

FMTC Rolls Out a Much-Needed Data Feed Cleanup Tool

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Data feed — a file (.CSV, .XML, .XLS or any other type) that lists a merchant’s product information which merchants provide to affiliates enabling them to feature the merchant’s products right on affiliate-built websites [more here]. Cleanup — the act or process of cleaning up [source]. Unclean data feeds have been an ongoing problem. Once exported from merchants’ databases they Read More …

Affiliate Marketing is the Most Desired Digital Skill of 2015

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On September 14, 2015 an interesting report got published in the UK. Based on a survey conducted collaboratively by Smart Insights, eCommerce Expo and Technology for Marketing & Advertising it polled more than 1,000 marketing professionals asking them “about their current digital skills, how they wanted to develop and what trends they saw in the industry.” You may Read More …