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10 Notable Affiliate Marketing Acquisitions of Last 5 Years

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 …

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Official WordPress Plugin by AvantLink: Announcement & How-To

Less than a week ago in an intro to this post, I blogged how pleasing to my (and I’m sure every affiliate marketer’s) eye it is to see new developments at different affiliate networks. Now, in addition to ShareASale, Google Affiliate Network and LinkShare, we have AvantLink with their February …

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LinkShare Mobile Publisher Dashboard: Announcement & How-To

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 …

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Will FTC's 'Do Not Track' Proposal Affect Affiliate Marketing?

There has been much talk and worry about the ‘Do Not Track’ legislation proposed by Federal Trade Commission in early December 2010, and now that Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox both have plugins/features to block certain types of third party cookies (and we also know that Internet Explorer 9 is …

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Affiliate Networks Announce Holiday Deals and Offers

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 …

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Most Top Google Affiliate Network Programs Work in Manual Mode

In the manner of my recent experiment with LinkShare premium advertisers, today I have conducted a similar test with the top affiliate programs on Google Affiliate Network. Having sorted advertisers by “Payout Rank”, I have applied to 100 4-bar ones (since each bar “represents one quarter of the advertisers payout …

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Visualization of Popular Search Key Phrases or Web Seer Fun

Earlier this week, while listening to David Szetela’s and Brad Geddes’ How Adwords will be Affected by Google Instant podcast I’ve learned about a cool tool which lets you compare Google Suggest results — Web Seer. As we know, it is precisely Google Suggest (with its autocomplete function) that is …

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Affiliate Link Performance Metrics are Misleading

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 …

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Affiliate Networks, Give Us Mass Banner / Link Edit Function

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 …

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