Affiliate Marketing in China: Affiliate Networks and Programs

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China was one of the first places where I delivered a keynote speech on affiliate marketing in 2011. Two years later, Chinese ended up being the first language into which my affiliate management bestseller was translated. The Chinese version was called “70-Days’ Affiliate Advertising Combat”. Don’t ask why. Several days ago, a client had asked me about Read More …

When Affiliates Disguise Behind Sub-Affiliate Networks and Platforms

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An interesting situation was described to me by a merchant/advertiser the other day. They run an affiliate program where a specific type of affiliates is being paid lower-than-default commissions. However, there are ways for these affiliates to disguise themselves in order to receive the full commission. Challenge Affiliates who (due to the promotional methods used Read More …

Affiliate Tracking Software vs. Affiliate Networks: Why Not Both?

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As an affiliate manager who simultaneously uses both in-house tracking software and affiliate networks, I am constantly asked by prospective partners: “Why use both? What’s the difference?” With the wide variety of affiliate networks available, it might seem unnecessary to use a program for in-house affiliate tracking. Indeed, there is no difference between the two Read More …