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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 …

CJ Adds SKU Level Reporting to Publisher APIs

August 26, 2011 – 9:58 pm | No Comment
CJ Adds SKU Level Reporting to Publisher APIs

CJ had some planned maintenance (down time in their reporting and web services for a couple hours) yesterday.  It seems like (at least part of) it was to add a new feature to their existing …

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 …

Shopping.com Introduces Value-Based Pricing – What This Means for Partners

September 18, 2007 – 1:57 pm | One Comment

By the time I had checked my feed reader this morning, Brian Smith had already covered Shopping.com’s latest press release.  If you are a reader of Brian’s blog then you know he has been very …

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 …

Duplicate Content Issues – How They Affect You

April 12, 2007 – 1:55 pm | 2 Comments

Duplicate content issues affect a variety of webmasters including: the affiliate marketer, the mashup developer, and the E-Commerce store manager.
Here are some prime examples:

Affiliate site with product descriptions coming from Merchant datafeeds
Shopping mashup where the …

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 …

Shopping.com Introduces Shop Widgets

September 6, 2006 – 9:41 am | 6 Comments
Shopping.com Introduces Shop Widgets

Shopping.com recently released Shop Widgets (aka ShopAds) to its partner network. These are essentially product-focused banner advertisements that deliver product and pricing information to the end-user. They differ from Chitika eMinimalls in that …

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. …

Amazon Launches aStore Beta

August 21, 2006 – 12:59 am | No Comment
Amazon Launches aStore Beta

A new product was recently released by Amazon to its Associates network. The product allows less technical associates to easily create an entire online store using the extensive Amazon catalog. Amazon claims that …

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