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 …

Top Affiliate Program Categories on 6 U.S. Affiliate Networks

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Following up on my previous post (where I summarized my findings on the top affiliate niches based on a research we’ve conducted across six U.S. affiliate networks), today I am bringing you detailed breakdowns of the categories into which the top affiliate programs fall on each of the analyzed networks. Together with the top categories and the number of Read More …

3 Underused Ways to Improve Affiliate Program Visibility on Network

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When asked about the avenues via which they like to find out about new affiliate programs, affiliates repeatedly point to affiliate network websites (and network-based directories) as one of their preferred methods of what I call “passive affiliate recruitment” (i.e. when they find you, as opposed to you reaching out to them). Per 2013 Affiliate Summit’s Read More …

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 …

Anatomy of ShareASale Affiliate Links and How To Set One Up

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We recruited a new (and very promising) affiliate into a ShareASale-based affiliate program we manage. To help them facilitate conversions we created an exclusive coupon code for them to promote. Once the coupon was uploaded and assigned to them, we emailed them: We’ve added the code an exclusive ShareASale coupon (visible to you only). You Read More …

Analyze Affiliate Feedback (on ShareASale) to Prevent Affiliate Fraud

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Affiliate fraud can take can take different forms. Most of them as well as the ways to prevent these from happening were discussed here. Today I’d like to draw affiliate program managers’ attention to one particular feature available to merchants on one particular network. I am a strong believer that good work deserves good praise. Read More …

ShareASale: Featured Program of the Week vs Holiday Center

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Some affiliate networks offer ways to advertise your affiliate program to their affiliate base. ShareASale is one of the networks I have most experience with, especially when it comes to these internal affiliate recruitment options. I’ve tried different ShareASale options in the past, and have found two to be of most effectiveness: Featured Program of Read More …

New on ShareASale: Personalized Affiliate Commission Rules

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I’ve noticed this new function in ShareASale‘s merchant interface yesterday morning, but wasn’t exactly sure how new it really was. Then I saw Jared Saunders — affiliate program manager at Jenson USA and holder of ShareASale’s “Exceptional Affiliate Manager” 2009 award — tweet about it: …and apparently Jared’s right. There seem to be no blog Read More …