An Affiliate Marketing Action Plan: The 5 Cs Approach

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Note from Geno Prussakov: I am excited to welcome our newest guest blogger, UK-based Simon Swan. Enjoy his first AM Navigator post below. As affiliate marketing continues to mature as a key digital channel to support an organisations acquisition strategy, it is important to have an actionable plan in place to support your program and having set Read More …

What Influences Affiliate Banner Performance the Most? Surprise Ahead

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As an affiliate manager, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is “Which one of your program’s creatives performs the best?” When running links/banners performance reports, I noticed that text links perform almost always better across all networks in our affiliate program. Monthly publisher performance when using text links (versus banners) looks as Read More …

uCubd Mashups – New Way to Engage and Monetize

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Not too long ago I’ve learned of a Los Angeles-based company called uCubd, and got really interested in it because of two things: (i) cool technology, and (ii) the fact that their technology is already integrated with at least one affiliate program, the Amazon’s one. So, I sat down with one of the company’s co-founders, Read More …

Affiliate Networks, Give Us Mass Banner / Link Edit Function

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Not too long ago I’ve given ShareASale credit for a convenient mass banner upload function for merchants. It is convenient, and makes complete sense, saving affiliate program managers a lot of time for more fun things (than banner upload) to do. Just like the mass banner upload, I personally could really use a mass banner/link Read More …

Comparison of Affiliate Creatives and Importance of Assortment

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When setting up an affiliate program, each merchant/advertiser gets to a point when they need to decide which creatives to offer affiliates to use for the promotion of the merchant’s products/services. If I were to rank merchant creatives in order of importance (to affiliates), and it were a retail-oriented web merchant (employing a pay-per-sale remuneration Read More …

Beat Your Competition Using Dynamic Affiliate Banners

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I have just received an affiliate-geared newsletter from the affiliate program manager at FootballFanatics.com, and it instantly reminded me of the topic I’ve wanted to talk about for a while. It’s the topic of dynamic affiliate banners. Are you using these in your affiliate program? If you aren’t, you should be, as it will immediately Read More …

How to Convert Other Affiliate Links into Text Links

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It is no secret that in affiliate marketing text links generally convert significantly better than banner links. Also, when it comes to text links, it is easy for an affiliate to split-test different text variations (improving conversions) on their end without getting the merchant involved in the process at all. But what do you do Read More …