Target Shop for Free Week & What Breeds Affiliate Marketing Scams

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Yesterday Sophos reported the newest scam scheme on Facebook — the Target Week SHOP for FREE, which thousands of Facebook users have already fallen for. The way it works is basically like this: You’re told you need a special gift card to participate in this promo. To obtain the card you are “required to perform Read More …

Twitter Hashtags for Affiliate Tweets

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So the Federal Trade Commission has announced the new rules for disclosing the sponsor-endorser relationships. This includes all affiliates that tweet, post, or publish any other online content that has affiliate links embedded in it (or content on which they earn money). But how do you squeeze an appropriate disclosure into the 140 characters of Read More …

Social Media Affiliates – a New Trend?

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We have been registering a surge in applications from affiliates who either list no other website but a URL of their social media profile (on Twitter, Facebook, etc), or list their social media profile(s) (some – more than one) as the main website(s) where they plan to promote the merchants whose affiliate programs will accept Read More …