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The End of the Skimlinks Pinterest Saga?

February 17, 2012 – 6:14 am | No Comment
The End of the Skimlinks Pinterest Saga?

Like others keen to the affiliate game, I found that Pinterest was using Skimlinks a long time ago (early 2011?), and thought nothing of it.  Other social shopping sites use Skimlinks or Viglinks, so why …

Google Affiliate Network Finally Releases API

December 16, 2011 – 3:28 pm | 2 Comments
Google Affiliate Network Finally Releases API

Late, very late, to the party, Google Affiliate Network finally announced the release of its affiliate API for publishers and advertisers.  While most other major networks such as Commission Junction, LinkShare and ShareASale have had …

Still No Love for Social Networking as an Affiliate Business Model

October 22, 2009 – 4:40 am | No Comment
Still No Love for Social Networking as an Affiliate Business Model

Social networking, the next big thing.  Facebook and Twitter have seen tremendous growth… By 2012 Forrester Research says Social Networking will… blah blah blah.  Well, in the world of successful affiliate revenue models Social Networking …

August Recap for Affiliates and Developers

September 3, 2009 – 8:46 am | No Comment

Here are some notable occurrences from August (starting with the earliest and proceeding through the month) in the web publisher, affiliate and developer space:
August ?? – CJ added the Commission Detail Service to their REST …

Affiliate Reporting – Stuck in The 90's?

April 30, 2007 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

Affiliate networks are so far behind in technology it isn’t even funny.  Specifically I’d like to see some improvements to their reporting systems.

Web Services access to reporting data.  Currently, CJ will export reports for you and upload …

CJ Web Services 1.1 Announced

November 18, 2006 – 6:22 am | No Comment

Commission Junction recently announced a new version of their Web Services, which now supports Microsoft .NET.
New Web Services pagehttp://help.cj.com/en/web_services/web_services.htm
WSDL List (Current version 1.1)http://api.cj.com/
They include some rough documentation on how …

CJ Announces Web Services Launch

September 19, 2006 – 12:08 pm | 2 Comments
CJ Announces Web Services Launch

Commission Junction has launched a Web Service to allow Publishers’ real-time access to their Product Catalog database, as well as, to search for links. Prior to this, only LinkShare offered a Link Locator Direct web …

Google Quality Score is REALLY Messed Up

August 22, 2006 – 6:21 am | No Comment
Google Quality Score is REALLY Messed Up

Many affilitate marketing guys have been effected by the recent Google Quality Score change. Most have suffered from it. I see the point Google is trying to make. It is logical. …

Insanity in the Affiliate Networks – JavaScript Links

May 30, 2006 – 12:51 am | No Comment

Can anyone explain to me why the affiliate networks are planning on switching to JavaScript links?
Here is part of a message I recieved directly from Commission Junction:
“The following information has been posted within the CJ …

Mobile Shopping, Google Trends, and eBay in India

May 10, 2006 – 5:43 pm | One Comment
Mobile Shopping, Google Trends, and eBay in India

Brian Smith over at ComparisonEngines.com is attending Google Press Day. He mentioned a resource, amonst others, on his blog that Google is releasing called Google Trends. I did a few e-commerce related searches …

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