key performance indicators

Affiliate Marketing: Measuring Promotion Success

I wrote last month about the need for clients to share their objectives with affiliates to get the most from their programme. Objectives are also important when planning and measuring your promotions.  You could have a number of different objectives that you want to achieve but it can be best …

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5 KPIs for Affiliates to Analyze While Evaluating Programs

An affiliate has emailed me the following question: How do you evaluate affiliate programs against one another (e.g. how does Shareasale compare to Pricegrabber, etc.) First of all, ShareASale is an affiliate network (with 3000+ affiliate programs on it), while PriceGrabber, as far as I understand, runs an in-house-based affiliate …

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15 Factors That Influence Affiliate Choice in Picking a Program

There’s no merchant that hasn’t ever wondered what makes an affiliate pick one program over another. Is it commission rate, conversion, EPC, or a combination of all these? Or maybe there’s a significantly larger number factors? There is. I believe that there is a set of 15 factors all of …

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Affiliate Marketing Analytics

Visibility Magazine. In the article I look at 3 basic KPIs for affiliates/publishers (EPC, Conversion Rate, Reversal Rate), and 5 key performance indicators that merchants/advertisers should be measuring and analyzing on an ongoing basis (Affiliate Recruited, Activity Index, Activation, Traffic, and Transaction Volume). Visual examples of data presentation on three …

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Are You Measuring and Analyzing or Flying Blind?

In September 2009 digital advertising overtook all other channels (including TV) in the United Kingdom [more here]. In October 2009 McKinsey stressed the importance of online retailing in the U.S., forecasting that by the year 2011 online sales will account for over 45% of all US retail sales [more here]. …

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