It’s great to see affiliate networks developing. Last week ShareASale launched their new merchant interface. A couple days after that Google Affiliate Network announced product APIs for affiliates. Yesterday Shawn Collins wrote about buy.at‘s new product search feature for affiliates. Today I’d like to bring to you another network-related news — LinkShare has just launched a mobile dashboard for affiliates (or “publishers” as they call them).
This morning I’ve had a chance to have a look at their new mobile dashboard. It is not an app, but an actual mobile website, which, as they themselves wrote to me, “allows LinkShare publishers to search, get, and promote links all from a mobile device” (via email, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr).
Here’s how it works:
1. Copy and paste a token
2. Choose an advertiser
3. Search for a product or coupons from that advertiser
4. Share via email, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr
Once again it’s a mobile website, and not an app. So basically you can use the same URL on different mobile devices.