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…

TrendToGo Affiliate Program – Change of Affiliate Manager at AMWSO

As from 1st February 2010, Michel Gerard takes over the affiliate management of Trend To Go run on Shareasale, from Allen Miller at AMWSO. Michel has been an affiliate manager with AMWSO for 4 years and is committed to the affiliates’ success. TrendToGo.com is one of the fastest growing merchants on the Shareasale affiliate network, featuring a vast selection of sterling silver jewelry, stainless steel jewelry, authentic designer watches, authentic fragrances, Designer handbags and apparel at 30-50% discount on retail prices. The Trend To Go Affiliate Program pays a 10% – 25% tiered commission on products sold when placing text links, banners Read More…

Lions Tigers and BHOs. Oh My!

Logging on to ABW this afternoon I was greated by a thread that burst into life and racked up a mass of interest in the blink of an eye. The attention grabbing thread had the title “ShareASale and Toolbars / Call for Participation on Guidelines” . Yes Oh My indeed, the bastion of BHO free marketing is considering its’ stance. I highly recommend reading the thread and joining the discussion. My thoughts : A major concern I have with this idea, is that, all “BHO affiliate” tool bars, at the end of the day, do far more than just influence/decide which “BHO affiliate” Read More…

Shareasale launches “Affiliate Create a video”

It was a rumour and now it’s fact. And rather than repeat what’s already posted in the ShareaSale forum, click here and read about the great new tool that allows affiliates to create and generate their own video creatives, and link them to multiple merchants throughout the video through the use of cue points. Meaning an affiliate can create a niche focused video covering five related products and promote five different merchants all in one video, darned cool!

Shareasale ads Video Support

While affiliates continue to look for ways to ad value to a merchants marketing campaign, they are often hampered by a networks limitations on what linking and tracking options are available. Most affiliates find they can only innovate as fast as their network partners allow. While video has been hot for a while and some merchants have had click trackable videoavailable for a couple of years, it’s still not easy to support directly withinmost networks. Most solutions to date have used a work around system to avoid the complications or added expense of using an affiliate networks options. So it’s great to Read More…