Commission Junction Damaging the Future of Affiliate Marketing!

If you’re an affiliate marketer or read affiliate blogs, then you must have heard that Spybot Search and Destroy is now immunizing it’s users against CJ links. Any Spybot user using this immunization feature will be lead to an error page after clicking a CJ link. No chance for a sale to be made for the affiliate, no affiliate cookie is ever set. CPA-Affiliates wrote a blog article breaking this story and Shoemoney also wrote a nice follow-up. In the comments many people call on CJ to “fight against the Spybot program” or address / correct this issue with Spybot. I suggest Read More…

Response to a Forbes Piece of Marketing Tactics That Are “Free”

I caught this article an couple days ago in Forbes {http://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2012/07/17/5-marketing-tactics-that-cost-almost-nothing/} mentioning affiliate marketing and also Pinterest (I just wrote a post discussing affiliate marketing strategies and tactics for Pinterest. The article touches on affiliate marketing as a marketing tactic that costs almost nothing to pursue. I felt it necessary to respond in a post of my own on the idea that starting and managing a successful affiliate program is free and easy. Please take a look at my full post with more realistic thoughts on the potential costs associated with starting an affiliate program.

Affiliate Coupon Strategies – How to Minimize Cart Leakage and Profit Reduction

Most often criticisms on implementing coupon for affiliates revolve around customer’s possibly seeing a coupon box on the check-out screen, and leaving the shopping cart to go out and search for a coupon. This causes the merchant to risk losing the sale (as the customer has left the shopping cart), and also possibly a reduction in profit as they get a coupon they weren’t aware of before making the decision to purchase. There are several strategies a merchant can employ to guard against this. This is an excerpt. To read the full article please visit: Affiliate Program Management Blog – How Read More…

Mac Software Tools Used for Affiliate Program Management Pt. 3 (Email, Contact Management and Communication)

I’m always looking for a good way for effective contact management with affiliates. Right now, I use a combination of just the regular Mac OS Mail app and Google Mail for Apps. My AMWSO email address is through Google Apps right now. Anytime I have an email account for a client, I either forward it to my main AMWSO account, or simply have Google retrieve mail from the POP of the client mail account. This way I have one place for all of my affiliate contact mails. The Google search in mail is great for tracking down certain affiliate contacts, but I Read More…

Can you make BIG money in Affiliate Marketing?

Yes, you can! Paul from Uber Affiliate just put up a new site compiling some of the pictures and earnings from a few large affiliates over atS.eriously.com. Those checks and earnings reports can certainly be motivating (Granted there is some discussion and debate over how many are real and how many are…touched up). But either way, as a firm, AMWSO has issued some big checks over the past few years. Of course these aren’t generally net earnings, as a lot of that traffic might have been paid for via paid search ads. So even though an affiliate gets a check for say Read More…