Affiliate Marketing News June 2015

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August 31, 2015

About Affiliate Marketing Inner Circles

“Years ago, the world’s largest affiliate marketing forum, ABestWeb, introduced an “Inner Circle” — a private forum within the forum, with one prerequisite for access: reaching a threshold of “500 of more posts...”

The Real Reason Your Website Visitors ‘Bounce’

“The bounce rate is a horrible statistic, let’s admit that. They tell you the percentage of people that bounce straight off your website upon entering onto it. It tells you who is basically coming onto your website, not liking the first impressions of it and exiting straight off it...”

August 30, 2015

How To Fix Banner Ads That Suck

“In 2013, Nielsen reported in its “Trust in Advertising” study that online banner ads are the least trusted form of advertising among consumers falling even behind traditional ads like in the newspapers or magazines.

In fact, you are more likely to put yourself through a Navy SEAL’s training than click on a banner ad…”

The Key To Content Creation That Can Go Viral

“A common dream for every content creator and online marketer, is that one day their content will go viral. When you put in the time and effort to create content or infographics that provide a lot of value, you will have much more success with the chance of your content going viral. With over 2 billion users on social media, it doesn’t take much for a few users to share around your content and take on a life of it’s own — however, there is a lot more to it then just creating something and putting it out there...”

August 29, 2015

How To Fix Broken Campaigns

“It’s 300 years since alchemy went out of fashion, but some affiliates still believe in the principle of a philosopher’s stone:

A magic formula that can turn very average materials in to gold.

It’s catnip for affiliates.

“What one technique can I inject in to my marketing for transformative results?”

Be careful with this mindset…”

The Amazing John Reese

“I was a moderator on Digital Point forums back in 2007 when I heard about this John Reese guy.  One of the other moderators had a VB plugin and was blown away when Jon promoted it and he sold over 10,000 units of it.

This was at the time I just had launched AuctionAds and I wanted to get this guy onboard.

So I looked up John Reese’s information at DigitalPoint and shot him an email.  His first response was something like “How the hell did you get my personal email?”.  LOL.  So I told him.   He offered to do a interview with me about it  and send it out to his list…”

August 28, 2015

Five Barriers Between You And Your First Million

“Creating a seven-figure business online was improbable 10 or even just five years ago, but as technology improves globally, there are more seven-figure earners than ever before. The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015. With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available it’s becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won’t reach the seven figure annual mark...”

What You Need To Know About Ad Blockers

“There are two kinds of people: those who install ad blockers and those who don’t. Although the former group represents only 5% of Internet users globally, there is little doubt that more and more online users will install ad blockers in the coming years. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2015 online ad spending will reach $171 billion, a significant 18 percent jump up from the previous year. Conversely, AdBlocker Plus reports over 300 million downloads…

August 27, 2015

How To Use Your Personality To Expand Your Online Audience

“What’s missing from most people’s websites? A personal touchBusiness often has an impersonal feel to it, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can share who you are with your audience, and you’ll probably be better off for it too.

The hardest part about this is being vulnerable. It can be difficult to open up to your followers and share who you really are. However, overcoming that fear is all part of growing your online business. Here are four steps you can take to let your personality show through on your website and begin to attract a bigger audience…”

What Is Widget Marketing?

“The internet has given rise to many interesting forms of marketing. Some of them might sound a bit fancy and a bit too farfetched, but they each have their own utilities. Widget marketing is one of those options that are, comparatively speaking, lesser known, most likely due to the lack of understanding about what it is and how it can be used. Let’s take a look at what exactly widget marketing is…

August 26, 2015

Interview With Super Affiliate Marketer Greg David

“Did you ever wonder kind of massive setbacks that an online entrepreneur as successful as Greg Davis has faced?

How about $20,000 in credit card debt after his first success with his own product sound?

Greg has always been plagued by beginners luck then multiple failures afterward.

He struggled for 6 years after his first success and relied on working as a copier salesman to support his family before he was finally able to quit his job and go full time with his online business…”

How To Identify The A-Listers On Your Email List

“Summer in Hollywood is about blockbuster movies and celebrity sightings. In the world of red carpets and premiere parties, stars range from A-listers like George Clooney to, well, not so highly rated celebs, like Carrot Top. The same could be said for your email customer contact list…

August 25, 2015

Denver’s Quantum Solutions Creates New Do-It-Yourself SEO Product

“Quantum Solutions Consulting today announced the launch of its new Do It Yourself SEO product suite that allows businesses and individuals the power to implement their own search engine optimization (SEO) initiatives for their websites...”

Ecoin Launches Bitcoin Affiliate Program

“The E-coin debit cards work like their traditional counterparts; simply load funds into an account that can be managed on the web and the E-coin mobile app. To date, 17,000 Bitcoin debit cards have been shipped and are readily available to order and use…

August 24, 2015

How To Double Your Search Traffic –

“This is what smart search engine marketers are doing right now to improve traffic from Google in a surprisingly simple way.

This is tied very closely to the post I wrote on howto win as an affiliate marketer this year. It’s something I’m personally doing a lot on my own sites at the moment and what I know other smart SEOs are doing too…”

Fifty-Five Business Ideas

“Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life…

August 23, 2015

How To Deal With Negative Social Media Feedback –

I don’t know about yourself, but whenever I have a memorial experience with a company the first place I turn to is social media.  The message is there for everyone, including the company itself,  to view and either agree with or shoot down.  Unfortunately, not everyone is as tactful as myself…”

Incredible Productivity Tactics Used By Successful Young Entrepreneurs

“Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint at heart. Founders must forge their own path, gather resources and take on huge financial risks – all in the hopes of avoiding the fate that 80 to 90 percent of startups suffer: failure…

August 22, 2015

Should You Be Working Scared? –

“For a long time I always prioritised tasks I was comfortable with.

Writing eBooks, making websites, designing nice banners and making things look pretty. I’d spend endless hours on all this BEFORE I’d attempt to get any visitors/customers.

This seems to be the trend with everyone, not just me. Why? Well, it’s scary getting real feedback on your product and putting it to the test. Learning that this website/ebook/product you’ve put your heart and soul in for countless weeks didn’t give a single sale is a scary thing to think about and so most people delay it as much as they can…”

Affluent Millennials On The Rise

“The 6.2 million 18- to 34-year-olds who report annual household incomes of more than $100,000 are acting out the aspirational lifestyle of their cohort because they have the financial means to do so, said Leah Swartz, a content specialist at FutureCast, a marketing firm focused on Generation Y…

August 21, 2015

Three Awesome Content Resources –

“But in order to complete those drafts, I need to transcend the solitary activities that enabled me to write them and tap into the minds of the people I’d like to reach. I need to strategize how I’m going to turn my ideas into refined digital content…”

Bitcoins Gaining Traction As Affiliate Compensation

“The career options for people who want to earn their living in bitcoin have been steadily growing alongside the digital currency. Once an ambition fit only for black marketeers and the occasional coder, these days all kinds of programmers, entrepreneurs, gamblers, e-commerce store owners, content producers, and even affiliate marketers have been increasingly earning bitcoins instead of the typical fiat paycheck…

August 20, 2015

8 Effective Ways To Get More Subscribers On Your List

“Your business’s email list is hands down its greatest asset. You likely already know that, but building your list up from scratch can be challenging and confusing. The reality is that building up your list can take time, but more than time it takes some consistent, effective tactics. If you can stay disciplined, you will watch your numbers grow…”

Publishing Tools You Should Be Using

“In the world of affiliate marketing there are still many areas that require improvements. Affiliate networks offer a wide variety of tools for publishers and also give advice on how to optimise sale commissions. However, that is not enough if you really want to be competitive...”

August 19, 2015

Bikini Luxe Looking For Affiliate Marketer Ambassadors

Bikini Luxe is a Miami Beach-based retailer selling high end Bikini brands, designer active wear accessories and men’s swimwear online. Our affiliate program is absolutely free to join and does your readers and fans a service while boosting your earning potential….”

Why Landing Pages Are Not Enough

“As someone who loosely considers himself a marketer, I’m seeing a group of info-marketers that are quickly becoming dinosaurs. Their refusal to change will ultimately lead to their extinction.

One of the most popular marketing approaches for lazy people is setting up a landing page only — often with Lead Pages — and running ads to it. No website otherwise. Just a landing page to sell or get opt-ins…”

August 18, 2015

Free Affiliate Marketing SEO Tips

“Passive Pursuit has created a free series of SEO strategy editorials to help people successfully transition to a passive income online, using the latest techniques and approaches…”

Sixty-Three Digital Advertising Terms You Should Know

“If you’ve explored digital advertising, you’re probably aware that getting started with it can be fairly overwhelming. To begin with, it’s full of specialized terms that may be new to you, which is why we created this digital advertising glossary...

August 17, 2015

Takeaways From Tony Robbins $10K Mastery Seminar

“I just came back from an intense 5 day seminar with Tony Robbins in Las Vegas. Yes it was by THE motivational guru but the program I went to was Business Mastery. It’s an immersive program where you’re in a room of 1,000+ business owners learning how to take your business to the next level.​..”

Affluent Travelers Love Review Sites

“Travel review sites continue to gather steam as a force in guiding travelers in their vacation and business travel choices. And some of these sites are working to create more of a one-stop shopping option, offering not only bookings but ancillary products like restaurants and attractions...

August 16, 2015

What’s The Pefect Landing Page For An Affiliate Program?

“A growing mailing list is the cornerstone of a successful online business and very popular way to monetize a mailing list is through affiliate marketing.

Depending on how you do your affiliate promotions, they can be highly effective or they can be a total flop. Check out today’s video to learn 4 proven affiliate promotion strategies & see the template examples that go with them.​..”

Skin Salvation Launches Affiliate Program

Established over 25 years ago Skin Salveation is the UK’s leading skin care specialist for people with a number of difficult dry skin conditions, with a wealth of experience of helping those with problems such as eczema and psoriasis, or just those who want to take extra special care of their skin…

August 15, 2015

E-Coin Launches New Affiliate Program

“E-Coin is somewhat new to the Bitcoin business, having been established in 2014 by a team of Russian natives. In that short time, they’ve managed to launch a very competitive Bitcoin debit card that’s ideal for casual Bitcoin users, and are now trying to spread the word via an affiliate program...”

HeyDudesShoesUSA Launches Affiliate Program

“It’s considered the perfect footwear for relaxed, laid-back guys and gals who value comfort. Hey Dudes Shoes offers lightweight, comfortable slip-on footwear that encapsulates the essence of the beach lifestyle. With the precise blend of EVA and rubber, matched with flex and fold technology, the shoes retain their shape and style even after everyday use. With many versatile styles, customers can walk right out the boardroom and stroll straight onto the beach…

August 14, 2015

What’s The Future Of Affiliate Marketing?

“Future-gazing tends to be reserved for the end of a given year. However, considering the pace at which affiliate marketing continues to evolve, an assessment of industry direction at just beyond half-time seems apt.  So far in 2015 we’ve seen the launch of new tools, huge company purchases and our usual delivery of innovation within campaigns. Affiliate marketing is a channel that aims to position itself at the centre of changing buyer habits and punishes those unable to adapt...”

Millenials Crave The Voice That Mobile’s Missing

“Millennials: the toast of many a successful campaign, the subject of secret cabalistic meetings, the cause of premature baldness for retailers nationwide. Why?

Because they have, or soon will have, a ton of money: $1.4 trillion in spending power by 2020, according to some estimates. And they like technology. It’s a match made in heaven..”

August 13, 2015

How To Market To Affluent People Without Pissing Them Off

“Advertisers looking to reach affluent consumers typically have several options, but they’ve always struggled with the limitations of those options. They could buy print advertising in publications claiming to have affluent readership, such as Vogue, The New York Times, or Condé Nast Traveler...”

Millenials Trust Social Media Channels For Financial Direction

“About 86 per cent of the dynamic, self-empowered and technologically advanced generation, a key driver of India’s economic growth, consider social media networks as key to take their financial decisions, according to a recent survey...”

August 12, 2015

Zando Launches New Affiliate Program –

“Public-Ideas has announced the launch of a new affiliate marketing program with ZANDO, Africa’s number one online fashion store, offering the most comprehensive international and local footwear and fashion brands for sale online in South Africa...”

Does Your Startup Need Affiliate Marketing?

“Companies are often trying to find new ways to attract and retain customers and increase their revenues substantially. When Dropbox looked at increasing its subscribers, they employed a simple yet clever idea that compelled people to get the buzz going as well as get new sign-ups...”

August 11, 2015

Is Google Launching Its Own Affiliate Program? –

“Google is working on launching an affiliate program for Google Play similar to the one Apple runs for its own digital content stores, a source briefed on the matter has told 9to5Google. 

The affiliate program, which is said to still be in its early stages of development and could get called off or change significantly between now and its time of launch, is said to be powered by Performance Horizon Group, the same company which in 2013 began supporting Apple’s affiliate program…”

French Connection Doubles-Down On Affiliate Marketing

“French Connection has consolidated its UK affiliate marketing programme from Rakuten Linkshare, to partner exclusively with Affiliate Window.

A joint statement from the brand and Affiliate Window said a quarter of the digital team’s resource is focused on affiliate marketing, but this is expected to increase in the coming months as part of the new agreement…”

August 10, 2015

More Details On Amazon-Wannabe’s Stumble –

“Shopping site wants to be the next Amazon, but it appears to be off to a rough start. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Jet had to remove from its site links to several big-name retailers after those retailers objected…”

Are Affluents Surprisingly Frugal?

“Discussions of affluence in the US often employ a threshold of $100,000 in household income to define that status, yielding a group whose sheer size—more than one-fifth of the US population—makes it important…”

August 9, 2015

Brian Littleton’s Keynote Speech Video At Affiliate Summit East –

“Brian Littleton, Founder and CEO of ShareASale, gave a keynote address at Affiliate Summit East 2015, which took place August 2-4, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY....”

Why To Avoid Affiliates

“Newly launched online marketplace promises members steep discounts (cheaper than retailers like Amazon or Wal Mart) on items purchased on their site in exchange for a $50 a year membership. They also offer a program called Jet Anywhere where members can purchase from affiliate brands and earn cash back, or “Jet Cash” on those products…”

August 8, 2015

Millennials Rise In Both Influence And Affluence –

“Many millennials are living with their parents, struggling to kick-start their careers and drowning in student loan debt. We hear the stories and news accounts all the time regarding this generation born between 1981 and 1997. There are other millennials, however, already earning more than $100,000 a year, putting their energetic faith into the old-fashioned American dream and remaking how our world operates...”

EBay Enterprise Upgrades Its Features

“The B2B unit of eBay, eBay Enterprise, may be headed for a new owner soon, but the company hasn’t slowed down its efforts of expansion. On Thursday (Aug. 6) eBay Enterprise announced a new service for corporate clients in what it described as an “industry-first…”

August 7, 2015

Can White Noise Improve Your Work Productivity? –

“I am very good at keeping myself busy. It seems like I add a new project to my never ending list every other day and I am always working on something. I have many responsibilities now, which means I need to be as productive as possible to accomplish all the tasks I’ve set out for myself...”

Evan Weber Presents At Affiliate Summit East

“Evan Weber, CEO of Experience Advertising a leading digital advertising agency, presented at the Affiliate Summit East conference in New York City. Weber presented a session titled: 10 Proven Ways to Make Money as an Internet Marketer…”

August 6, 2015

How To Reach Young Affluent Gamers –

“The decades-old stereotypes of gaming as an environment for antisocial teenage boys and young men living in their parents’ basements is vanishing. More than half of Americans, 59%, play video games and the average player is 31 years old, according to 2014 research by the Entertainment Software Association...”

How Affluent Asians Make Luxury Purchase Decisions

“According to the Visa Affluent Study 2015, goods and experiences that provide a sense of status, exclusivity and uniqueness are key considerations when shopping for luxury items for Asia Pacific’s elite…”

August 5, 2015

How Wealthy Investors Use Social Media –

“How do wealthy investors use social media and mobile technology in financial decisions?

A new report from Spectrem Group takes a peek inside investors’ mobile and social lives to find out how investors are using social media and other emerging technologies in their financial dealings…”

Jumpman Gaming Relaunches Affiliate Program

“Jumpman Gaming, a Channel Islands-based software company that operates multiple online bingo brands, has re-launched its affiliate program with Income Access, a technology and digital marketing firm that specializes in the iGaming industry. The program has migrated to Income Access’ award-winning affiliate management software and will be supported by the company’s Ad Serving solution….”

August 4, 2015

How To Choose The Right Niche –

“While choosing the right niche certainly isn’t the only thing that makes a successful blog, it’s an important first step. It’s not rocket science, either, like some of those guides make it seem. Here are six basic tactics to help you select a profitable niche for your blog…”

Cake Partners With Payability

“Accelerize (OTCQB: ACLZ) (OTCBB: ACLZ) and its digital marketing software division CAKE, today announced a technology and marketing partnership with Payability, a payment acceleration company that provides both the capital and technology to enable digital marketplaces and networks to accelerate payments to their affiliates and publishers in more than 100 countries…”

August 3, 2015

What Is Your Conversion Rate? –

“If I were to tell you – what would you do with that information? Honestly, think about it and see if you can answer that. Let’s say it’s 2%, 5% or 10% – now what? What will you do differently? If yours is already good, would you sit back and relax? If it’s crap, would you work harder? You have to work harder no matter what…”

Are You A Digital Content Creator?

I’m typing this article on a pretty powerful machine — and it’s no bigger than the size of a Vogue magazine. On this same machine, I can collaborate, record, edit, and publish a video — or even a movie.

I can record, edit, and publish a podcast. Software has made all this — and more — a reality…”

August 2, 2015

Tips For Growing Your Blog –

“Blogging in 2015 is not for the faint hearted. With so many blogs out there in cyberspace, the naïve approach highlighted in the 1989 baseball movie Field of Dreams (namely, ‘If you build it, they will come’) no longer holds true…”

Boost Your Productivity With White Noise

“I am very good at keeping myself busy. It seems like I add a new project to my never ending list every other day and I am always working on something. I have many responsibilities now, which means I need to be as productive as possible to accomplish all the tasks I’ve set out for myself…”

August 1, 2015

Six Lead Generation Tips –

“You have an established audience but you’re not generating more leads like you want. We’ve been there and we’re here to tell you that you don’t need a degree to improve lead generation. Check out these 6 effective lead generation tips to get you started on improving your leads…”

Building Your Personal Brand Every Day

“If the first thing people notice about us is our appearance, the next notable impression is how we sound. Successful entrepreneurs succeed by speaking slightly differently than the average person. Whether you’re convincing a prospect to become a client, influencing a customer to see your point of view, or inspiring colleagues to do their best work, it’s wise to master the art of persuasion…”


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