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Communication Failures in Affiliate Marketing

Communication failures abound in affiliate marketing. Every day merchants are mistreating their affiliate partners but failing to keep them informed on what’s going on in their affiliate marketing programs. And here I’m not referring to keeping affiliates up-to-date on the customer-oriented promos and bestselling products, sales and discounts, new affiliate …

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Highlights from Google's and ShareASale's Newsletters

In the course of this week two affiliate networks sent out newsletters: Google Affiliate Network (GAN) – to advertisers/merchants, and ShareASale (SAS) – to affiliates. Google Affiliate Network’s Newsletter to Advertisers I really like the way GAN is providing their merchants with a “monthly dashboard” report where Google gives a …

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How to Convert Other Affiliate Links into Text Links

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. …

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Payment Options Across Different Affiliate Networks

An affiliate wrote: Could you please explain how affiliate marketing works for someone living in Eastern Europe. How exactly is payment handled? Good question. Whether you live in Western or Eastern Europe cashing a USD check (the universal payment method utilized by all affiliate networks) always entails a fee. In …

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Attention Deficit in Affiliate Networks' Customer Service

Attention deficit is a serious problem in itself, but all the more so when you observe it in people whose primary role is in providing you with customer service. Both for the sake of notifying the affiliate network, and to find out what their recommendation would be, we reported the …

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Attack Sites, Malware and Safe Browsing Diagnostic

Just had a new publisher apply into one of the affiliate programs we manage on the Google Affiliate Network. The affiliate’s website opened just fine in my Internet Explorer, but Mozilla Firefox gave me a warning a part of which you are seeing above. Are you checking affiliate websites for …

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Irony: Firewall Deletes Its Own Affiliates' Cookies

I have a ZoneAlarm® Pro Firewall installed on my machine. This morning when I turned my computer on, it ran a routine scan for spyware and threats, and deleted the following cookies: Two of the above (Apmebf and Qksrv) are Commission Junction (CJ) cookies, and one (Linksynergy) is a LinkShare …

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Which Affiliate Network Has More Affiliates?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by merchants that are deciding between different affiliate networks. Today it came to me in the following form: Which network was the highest number of strong affiliates? My answer is twofold: (i) most affiliate networks do not disclose such information, but …

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Distribution of Affiliate Platform Choices

Earlier this morning I have been listening to Shawn Collins’ and Missy Ward’s InBound Marketing Summit presentation entitled “Five Successful Strategies for Monetizing Blogs”, and Shawn has mentioned some interesting statistics. Apparently, out of the 100 online retailers ranked by Internet Retailer as the “Hot 100 Retail Web Sites”, 75 …

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