Geno Prussakov

CEO & Founder of AM Navigator – an award-winning OPM agency. Founder & Chair of Affiliate Management Days conference. Author of numerous books including "Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day" (2011) and "Quick Start Guide to Affiliate Marketing" (2013), international speaker, marketing consultant, affiliate and influencer marketing evangelist.

Affiliate paid search

7 Aspects to Consider While Formulating Affiliate Paid Search Policy

Earlier this year, while discussing the best practices for the creation of an affiliate program agreement, we emphasized the importance of dedicating a portion of it to “Paid Search Campaigns”. Affiliates do use paid search, together with other online marketing channels, as they promote the businesses they work with and …

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Affiliate Versus Multi-Level Marketing: Similarity and Differences

One of the most frequently recurring confusions consists in equating Affiliate Marketing to Multi-Level Marketing. Some are being confused by two-tier affiliate payouts, while others just don’t care enough to study the differences. In reality, though, Affiliate Marketing and Multi-Level Marketing are very different. If you’re more of a “visual” …

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Website migration

Successful Website Migration: Non-SEO Observations and Conclusions

There’s hardly anything more stressful for a website owner than a major site change: be it the website migration, its redesign, or both. Four months ago, this very website had undergone a complete makeover. It included its full redesign, multiple-URL update, and a migration to a new environment. You may …

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Why affiliate marketers fail

Affiliate Marketing Does Not Work (in These 3 Cases)

People do fail at affiliate marketing, and I would be lying to you if I said that everyone who has ever dabbled in affiliate marketing, ended up reaping success. The newest episode of “The Affiliate Marketing Experience” dives into three reasons why (and 3 contexts when) affiliate marketing does not …

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Affiliate marketing OPM

What is an Affiliate OPM? Definition & Reasons to Consider Hiring One

OPM literally stands for an “outsourced program manager.” A better abbreviation for it would’ve really been OAPM as we’re talking about an outsourced affiliate program manager here. But the commonplace term is OPM, so we will stick with it throughout this post (and the below-referenced video explanation). OPMs are often …

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Affiliate leadership

Missy Ward’s Secrets to Affiliate Marketing Success – Affiliate Marketing Legends Interview Series

Many of you have been asking about new “Affiliate Marketing Legends” interviews, and yes, we have many more in stock for you! In today’s one, I am excited to feature Missy Ward of Affiliate Summit! Below you may find her brief “profile” and my interview with this legend of the …

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Affiliate marketing contract

Main Elements of Affiliate Marketing Contract: Rules and Policies

Affiliate marketing contract is one of the cornerstones of any affiliate program. To say that it’s important would be to say nothing. It’s a must-have component for every affiliate marketing campaign. Whether you call it an affiliate program’s Operating Agreement, Terms of Service, Affiliate Policy, Contract, Terms and Conditions… in …

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Passive affiliate recruitment

Passive Affiliate Recruitment: Definition and Tips on Leveraging It

You may have heard the phrase “passive affiliate recruitment” before. But what exactly does it mean and how can you make the most of it? You will find the answers in my respective episode of The Affiliate Marketing Experience: If, however, you’d rather study the subject of passive affiliate recruitment …

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Affiliate management system

Choosing an Affiliate Management System: Software Options to Consider

How do you choose an “affiliate management system” for your affiliate marketing program? There are open-source (or free) solutions out there, as well as a whole segment of “software as a service” options, and then there are also “affiliate networks” that serve much of the same purpose. I have described …

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Affiliate marketing and new customers

How to Structure an Affiliate Program to Generate New Business

How can you motivate affiliates to refer new customers to you? This is a great question to ask at any phase of your affiliate program’s development: whether you are just starting an affiliate program or looking for ways to optimize the performance of an existing one. If you are more …

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