20 Online Influencer Outreach Tools to Use in Affiliate Recruitment

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Yesterday Ann Smarty tweeted: 11 Tools to Find Niche Twitter Influencers awe.sm/c4oAf — Ann Smarty (@seosmarty) September 10, 2012 …and her tweet (and link) gave me an idea for this post: With the plethora of influencer outreach tools out there, why not put together a list of them right here in my blog?! After all, Read More …

Is Twitter Turning Into a Super Affiliate?

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Targeting specifically deals-oriented users Twitter has introduced its new @EarlyBird account. This one will essentially be Twitter’s own account for the distribution of time-sensitive offers and discounts. All you need to do is follow it, and make sure you catch your worm early enough (before it’s gone). Explaining what it is, and how it will Read More …

Is Twitter a Better Marketing Tool than Social Networks?

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Earlier this Spring a study by Arbitron and Edison Research revealed that close to half of Americans (48%, to be exact) have profiles on social networks, which actually is exactly double the level from two years ago [more here]. However, a more recent research conducted and published by the same two companies has shown that Read More …

Advice for Advertisers with Affiliates on Twitter

Posted on4 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management, General Discussion, Online Marketing

On October 27, 2009 LinkShare launched a Twitter tool for affiliates to use. Almost simultaneously with the LinkShare’s announcement, Amazitter (an iPhone app for tweeting Amazon affiliate links) came out. The wave continued, and yesterday Amazon has changed its policy from no affiliate links on Twitter to let’s “Share on Twitter” and provided a tool Read More …

LinkShare Launches Twitter Tool for Affiliates to Use

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In an effort to bring an “online Twitter mini-mall” to consumers LinkShare has announced a #tweetshop tool which allows affiliates to tweet recommendations of merchants’ products for their followers to see. Recommendations can be put together within one interface, and here’s a LinkShare’s video on how this works: Very cool idea. Kind of like PopShops 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 …

93 Percent of “Affiliate” Tweets Are Junk

Posted on5 CommentsCategoriesAffiliate Program Management, General Discussion, Online Marketing, Thoughts for Affiliates

I have just finished a quick Twitter analysis of 100 tweets with the word “affiliate” in them, and discovered that the two most popular topics “affiliate”-related people tweet about are: (i) tools, eBooks and technology that can make you a fortune overnight, and (ii) the “best affiliate program(s) on earth”. The former category includes tweets Read More …