Can Affiliate Programs Exist Alongside Paid Search Marketing?

Posted on3 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management

“If a merchant is running their own paid search campaigns, and also has an affiliate program, how can they ensure that the latter doesn’t cannibalize but compliment the other?” — this is the question that nearly every merchant wonders a few months into running their affiliate program. Some end up prohibiting paid search as an Read More …

Bing Allows Anything for Display URL?

Posted on11 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management, Pay Per Click Marketing

Remember my PPC Display URLs and Affiliate Direct Linking Are Interconnected post two months ago? In it — being guided by Google AdWords policy — I argued: Permitting “direct linking” (or Direct-To-Merchant (DTM) paid search bidding), however, implies that affiliates are allowed to link their paid search ads (through their affiliate links, of course) right Read More …

How Not to Interpret EPC …Especially When Doing PPC

Posted on8 CommentsCategoriesGeneral Discussion, Thoughts for Affiliates

Regardless of what you may hear about affiliate marketing being an untapped goldmine waiting for you to become the Internet’s next millionaire, you gotta be careful. Campaigns where as an affiliate you are remunerated for performance only require (i) a careful and educated approach, and (ii) taking it easy. Otherwise, your affiliate role may end Read More …