Affiliates and the Problem of Last Minute Coupon Search

Posted on15 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management

I have received an interesting email from a Europe-based affiliate program manager. Here’s an excerpt which reflects its essence (image, obviously, introduced by me): I’m an affiliate manager for [company name here] and my goal is to find out if it makes sense to use a cookie blocker to avoid paying commissions to couponing websites Read More …

2011 Pinnacle Awards Winners Announced at Affiliate Summit West

Posted on4 CommentsCategoriesAnnouncements, General Discussion

Earlier this morning, on the final day of Affiliate Summit West 2011, Shawn Collins and Missy Ward announced the winners of 2011 Pinnacle Awards. No, I didn’t win in the Best Blogger category, but am sincerely excited for Eric Nagel who grabbed that award. Here’s the full list of the 2011 Pinnacle Awards winners: Affiliate Read More …

Zappos Beta Testing Public API

Posted on5 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Tools, General Discussion, Thoughts for Affiliates

In case you haven’t heard, the Zappos’ PATRON (Public API for Translating Request to Object Notation), originally announced two months ago, is already in early beta phase, and developers can start playing with it. Shopping APIs are great for affiliate marketers that are technologically capable of putting them to use, creating online stores of their Read More …