3 Powerful Features Underused by Most ShareASale Affiliate Programs

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Less than a month ago we launched a brand new affiliate program on ShareASale affiliate network. In under three weeks the program cracked the network’s prestigious Top 100 PowerRank, becoming one of the top-performing affiliate programs on ShareASale. On obvious reasons, I cannot share all of the techniques that lead to such a stellar rise, but there are three things that I would like Read More …

Identifying the Top-Performing Affiliates Across Affiliate Programs

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An interesting question came to me from a Europe-based consultant who is now focused on affiliate recruitment for a client. His current focus is U.S. affiliates. After describing his situation, he asked: Do you know where I would be able to find a list of the biggest 15-20 partners on the average US program? The short answer Read More …

3 Free Email Verification Tools for Affiliate and Link Outreach

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Whether you are working on link building or affiliate recruitment, you want to know if the recipient’s email address is intact before sending out that message of yours. After all, unless one has valid contact information at hand, how can he expect to make the contact? There are numerous email verification tools out there. Some Read More …

10 Avenues for Passive (Yet Highly Effective) Affiliate Recruitment

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While surveying “more than sixteen hundred affiliates” for the newest 2013 Affiliate Summit AffStat Report one of questions asked: “How do you typically find out about new affiliate programs?” (p. 15) The distribution of votes was truly interesting: If you look carefully, you will notice that while some respondents mentioned that they are being contacted Read More …

Recruiting New Affiliates – Tips, Tactics and Tools

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Although any successful Internet business will automatically attract eager affiliates, we should not rest on our laurels and expect this to be enough. A good affiliate manager must not only work with these affiliates who seek out the merchant, but also apply proactive efforts to discover and recruit affiliates. Of course, such work is time-consuming Read More …

Found a Good Affiliate? Look for Similar Websites (with Free Tool)

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I know it sounds simple, but how many of you, especially among beginning affiliate managers, are using this extremely effective method of finding new affiliates? Looking for similar websites is especially important when you are searching for good content affiliates — yes, those with “unique content” which “suggests editorial credibility and strong search engine placement” Read More …

2 Hidden Gems for (Free) Affiliate Recruitment

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Affiliate recruitment is (or should be) an integral part of every affiliate program manager’s routine. And while some managers get away with what I call passive recruitment (e.g.: having new affiliates join the program via affiliate program directories, or affiliate program description page), nothing beats active affiliate recruitment. There are numerous techniques to employ in Read More …