10 Notable Affiliate Marketing Acquisitions of Last 5 Years

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An affiliate network that’s currently negotiating with investors has approached me asking if there’s a place where they can review mergers and especially acquisitions that have happened in the affiliate marketing world over the past few years. Having found no such compilation anywhere, I have decided to put one together myself: Apr. 2007 — Google Read More …

LinkShare Mobile Publisher Dashboard: Announcement & How-To

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It’s great to see affiliate networks developing. Last week ShareASale launched their new merchant interface. A couple days after that Google Affiliate Network announced product APIs for affiliates. Yesterday Shawn Collins wrote about buy.at‘s new product search feature for affiliates. Today I’d like to bring to you another network-related news — LinkShare has just launched Read More …

Affiliate Networks Announce Holiday Deals and Offers

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Coincidentally or not, but 3 of the 6 major US affiliate networks — and here I imply Commission Junction, LinkShare, buy.at, ShareASale, Google Affiliate Network and AvantLink — announced holiday deals and offers of their merchants on November 17, 2010. These are: LinkShare affiliate network (in a blog post): ShareASale affiliate network (internally through affiliate Read More …

Top 20 Affiliate Networks Chosen by 5000 Affiliate Marketers

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Having surveyed more than 5,000 affiliates and merchants, and having conducted “dozens of discussions with industry experts and insiders”, Revenue Performance has announced the top ranked affiliate networks in the performance marketing industry. Some of the results may look surprising, others logical, but overall, it’s an interesting ranking, and I am pleased to see that Read More …

Top 8 Innovative Affiliate Marketing Ideas (per Econsultancy)

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Yesterday Econsultancy released its Innovation Report (focused on the UK digital marketing space, one that is always fun to follow). These reports are always great to read, as in them Econsultancy focuses on “innovative digital tactics” but does it not for the sake of merely listing the new developments, but highlighting the most innovative ideas Read More …

buy.at and Coull Transform Any Video into Affiliate Ad

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Earlier this morning at buy.at’s 7th annual Speakeasy event in Central London, UK, it was announced that buy.at has partnered with Coull to bring the world “the first fully-integrated video technology for the affiliate marketing industry” which allows affiliates to convert any video into an interactive ad with affiliates links embedded into/throughout it. Amy Ely Read More …

AOL Sells Buy.at Affiliate Network to Digital Window

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One of my favorite affiliate networks in the world has changed hands again. Two years ago AOL acquired Buy.at for some ¬£75 million ($150 million), making it into a separate unit within Advertising.com [source]. See also AOL’s official press release here. Today, it has been reported that “Digital Window, the holding company for UK affiliate Read More …