Affiliate Marketing Tip of the Week: Competing with Amazon in SEO

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In this week’s Affiliate Marketing Tip of the Week  we tackle a situation faced by countless affiliates and affiliate managers – that of competing with Amazon’s stellar search engine rankings. Amazon, the company whose affiliate marketing program is in many ways exemplary of leveraging affiliates for growing a business, is crushing many brands’ affiliate marketing efforts, Read More …

Major Online Forums Hacked by Affiliate Cookie-Stuffers

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Two days ago, a famous affiliate abuse and click fraud detective Ben Edelman (see my recent Econsultancy interview with him here), has revealed some alarming data on “hack-based cookie-stuffing” by rogue affiliates via a fairly new Bannertracker-script at online forums based on vBulletin (versions 4.x to 4.1.2). Here’s an abstract from his article: Perpetrators using server Read More …

LivingSocial Acquires Over 1 Million Customers in 12 Hours

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Important: The title must really read 20 not 12 hours. See details in this comment by a LivingSocial affiliate, and the one right under it. How many of you have heard of LivingSocial before today? We all know Groupon, but “Living” Who? Well, they’re Groupon’s direct competitor, and they have just done something that will Read More …

Top 40 Largest Online Retailers. Amazon & Netflix Score Highest

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Earlier this morning ForeSee Results has released their 6th annual Holiday Top 40 Online Retail Satisfaction Index, a ranking of the top 40 largest online retailers by revenue, scored on customer satisfaction by nearly 10,000 survey respondents. The “holiday” period is defined here as “the holiday shopping season from Thanksgiving through the last day of Read More …