Do Not Believe Everything You See in Affiliate Program Statistics

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Remember my Competitive Intelligence at the Service of Affiliate Program Managers article at Search Engine People which appeared there back in May of this year? If you didn’t see it yet, that would be a good place to start before continuing reading this post… If, however, you did read it you know that — when Read More …

Affiliate Link Performance Metrics are Misleading

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Having analyzed how affiliates see links on 5 affiliate networks — Commission Junction, LinkShare, ShareASale, Google Affiliate Network, and AvantLink — I have noticed that 2 of these 5 (CJ and AvantLink) offer data on link performance. Commission Junction shows link’s 3-months and 7-days EPC: AvantLink, in their turn, displays link’s Conversion Rate “calculated from Read More …

How Not to Interpret EPC …Especially When Doing PPC

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Regardless of what you may hear about affiliate marketing being an untapped goldmine waiting for you to become the Internet’s next millionaire, you gotta be careful. Campaigns where as an affiliate you are remunerated for performance only require (i) a careful and educated approach, and (ii) taking it easy. Otherwise, your affiliate role may end Read More …