10 Notable Affiliate Marketing Acquisitions of Last 5 Years

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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 myself: Apr. 2007 — Google Read More …

eBay’s Acquisition of GSI Commerce & Its Ecommerce Implications

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Yesterday, shortly after the announcement of eBay’s plans to acquire GSI Commerce (a $2.4 billion deal), a friend, colleague and former director of Econsultancy US, Rebecca Lieb, tweeted: GSI Commerce has a number of impressive assets, including an affiliate network they acquired in late 2009, and “180 clients including 31 of the Internet Retailer Top Read More …

Distribution of Affiliate Platform Choices

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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 have affiliate programs. Shawn also Read More …

Compare North American Affiliate Networks Side-by-Side

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I wanted to provide this information for a total of eight affiliate networks, but two have never responded. I have included their names in the table, and will add their information if/when it becomes available. I compared the more traditional networks, and have not included any of the sub-affiliate ones here (read about the differences Read More …