Do Affiliates Drive $230 Billion in Sales to Top 1000 US e-Retailers?

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Have you heard of the Internet Retailer’s new Top Tech 2014 Guide yet? This is an eBook based on their 2012 research of “the leading solutions providers to America’s top 1,000 retailers.” Among the providers analyzed they also looked into “affiliate marketing vendors” used by North America’s leading 1,000 e-retailers. They have ranked these based Read More …

How Skimlinks’ Google Affiliate Network (GAN) Overwrite Works

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With Google “retiring Google Affiliate Network effective July 31, 2013” [source], Skimlinks has developed an overwrite to minimize the disruption to content publishers when their¬†unalternated GAN links go inactive. Today’s announcement on the company’s website reads: We are very excited to announce that our GAN link overwrite is now live… It works by identifying broken Read More …

Affiliate Marketing Opportunities in the Evolving Online Landscape

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Last Friday I posted the first of my videos shot for Google Affiliate Network Client Summit 2012, preceding it with a comment that “I have shot four videos” total for Google, and that they were shot “in three different countries.” To remind you, each of the videos answers one specific question, and each was limited Read More …

Where is Affiliate Marketing Headed?

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Today I’m missing an event that I’ve always wanted to go to — Google Affiliate Network Client Summit,¬†an invitation-only event which traditionally takes place in Chicago every summer. This year, unlike before, I received an invitation to speak at the event. However, numerous circumstances made it impossible for me to participate. Instead, we’ve worked out Read More …

Paxfire or How ISPs Hijack Traffic and Affiliate Commissions

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On Monday, August 8, Pace Lattin of Performance Marketing Insider has drawn the industry’s attention to a lawsuit filed by Reese Richman LLP, the subject of which is “questionable and possibly illegal behavior … by hijacking search queries.” Pace wrote: Using a technology by Paxfire, supposedly DNS redirects from searches on Bing, Yahoo and Google Read More …

10 Notable Affiliate Marketing Acquisitions of Last 5 Years

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An affiliate network that’s currently negotiating with investors has approached me asking if there’s a place where they can review mergers and especially acquisitions that have happened in the affiliate marketing world over the past few years. Having found no such compilation anywhere, I have decided to put one together myself: Apr. 2007 — Google Read More …