Want Super Affiliates to Place Your Link on Homepage? Bad Goal

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9 out of 10 prospective affiliate management clients with whom I speak see super affiliate recruitment as one of the principle objectives for their affiliate manager(s). Furthermore, over 50% of them believe that the key to success is in having these newly-recruited super affiliates place the merchant’s banner(s) on the homepage of the super affiliate’s Read More …

5 Popular Affiliate Marketing Questions Answered

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Using Google Suggest (aka autocomplete) to spot some of the most popular affiliate marketing-related questions, we see 5 questions score particularly high. I’ve answered them all in my previous blog posts and articles, and today I’ve decided to put them together into an easy-to-use compilation. 1. What is affiliate marketing? In a nutshell, affiliate marketing Read More …

Is Twitter Turning Into a Super Affiliate?

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Targeting specifically deals-oriented users Twitter has introduced its new @EarlyBird account. This one will essentially be Twitter’s own account for the distribution of time-sensitive offers and discounts. All you need to do is follow it, and make sure you catch your worm early enough (before it’s gone). Explaining what it is, and how it will Read More …

Super Affiliates Prefer Per-Click Payments?

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One of very few theoretical and more academically-written books on affiliate marketing (if not the only one) is the Strategic Affiliate Marketing by S. Goldschmidt, S. Junghagen and U. Harris published in 2003. While discussing the basics of affiliate marketing, the authors spend time looking at “Affiliates’ Characteristics” (p. 51-52). In their categorization of affiliates Read More …

How to Attract Super Affiliates: Big Fish – Small Fish Illustration

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Every time I launch a new affiliate program for a client, and affiliate-referred sales start rolling in, the client gets happy. Then a few weeks into the process, clients start getting impatient. “So when, when will we get the real super affiliates to start pushing us?” — they ask. I believe that a little fishing Read More …

Mediocre Affiliate Marketing & The Secret To Winning Big

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As I was watching a video by Gerhard Gschwandtner of SellingPower.com, where he was talking with Seth Godin about mediocrity and the mindsets that winners have, I was once again reminded of what makes “super affiliates” stand out. So many affiliates want to become super and win big, yet so many settle for being average Read More …