Amazon Retires aStore Affiliate Tool: Reasons and Lessons to Learn

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Over the summer we had learned of Amazon’s decision to retire their aStore affiliate product. For many it came as a bolt from the blue. Various speculations (on the reasons behind the move) have been floating around the Web, and I’ve decided to throw in my two cents too. Introduction First things first… what is/was Read More …

7 Affiliate Coupon Feed Solutions to Automate Integration

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Every major affiliate network offers coupon feeds. Here are just a few examples: Commission Junction has a Coupon-Only Offers RSS Feed Google Affiliate Network has its Orange Links LinkShare’s LinkLocator is an equivalent API solution LinkConnector’s Coupon/Promotions Feed ShareASale  offers a Deals Database Feed AvantLink has its Dynamic Coupon Feed And you do not need Read More …

Affiliate Marketing Objectives – Share Them Don’t Keep Them Secret

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As with all marketing activities it’s important that you have what you want to achieve. Having goals and objectives is important as they are the basis for setting KPIs and give you something to measure how successful your activity has been. Sometimes is can be easy to get caught up with day to day activities Read More …

SearchReviews Launches Innovative Affiliate Tool for Consumer Reviews

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Enhancing conversion with consumer reviews isn’t a new idea. It always works, even to the point of negative reviews having a positive effect on sales. Empowering affiliates to quickly put reviews (thematically-sorted across different merchants) to good use, and doing this in a manner than helps merchants monitor affiliate compliance with the FTC’s rules on Read More …

Official WordPress Plugin by AvantLink: Announcement & How-To

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Less than a week ago in an intro to this post, I blogged how pleasing to my (and I’m sure every affiliate marketer’s) eye it is to see new developments at different affiliate networks. Now, in addition to ShareASale, Google Affiliate Network and LinkShare, we have AvantLink with their February news! Yesterday they announced their Read More …

Graffly — Groupon-Type Solution for Affiliate Marketing

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Not too long ago I have found out about 2Performant, developers of “a CPA ad server” which is essentially another platform for in-house affiliate programs and affiliate networks. One of their newest products (not even launched yet), Graffly, is an interesting idea. So, I got together with Radu Spineanu of 2Performant who kindly agreed to Read More …

RSS Feeds – Different Level of Customer Engagement & Ownership

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If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I’m constantly on the lookout for new and unique technologies in affiliate marketing. It hit me the other day that there is an unparalleled technology used by AvantLink that I haven’t really heard much about even though it has been around for 5 years Read More …