CategoryAffiliate Programs
Amazon Associates Move to Monthly Payments for 2007!
22nd of December 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Amazon Associates Move to Monthly Payments for 2007!

The Amazon associates program is changing it’s payment system to be every month instead of once a quarter. So instead of getting 4 cheques (or gift certificates) per year you’ll get 12. The payment terms will be 60 days (ie you get your cheque or certificate 60 days after the ...more
Affiliate Programs
Will Affiliate Disclosures Become Required by Law?
13th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 28

Will Affiliate Disclosures Become Required by Law?

Copyblogger points to an article that indicates that Affiliate Marketing Disclosure may become Mandatory by law. This will be a fascinating one to watch and could have implications for bloggers on many levels. The article states: “The Federal Trade Commission yesterday said that companies engaging in word-of-mouth marketing, in which ...more
Affiliate Programs
Interview with Jim Kukral about BlogKits
12th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 45

Interview with Jim Kukral about BlogKits

BlogKits has launched it’s long awaited Affiliate Marketing Network for bloggers. So I thought I’d ask it’s founder, Jim Kukral, a few questions about it and what he’s learnt along the road in developing it. What is BlogKits? (give us your elevator pitch) Our business model is simple… Help 99% ...more
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What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Sold on Amazon?
12th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 34

What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Sold on Amazon?

Some days when I check what was bought via my Amazon Associate’s affiliate program the previous day I just have to laugh. Here’s a random sample of 10 items from yesterday’s sales which I think has to be the oddest collection of sales I’ve every had in a day. Waring ...more
Affiliate Programs
How to Drive Traffic to Your Affiliate Programs
23rd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 7

How to Drive Traffic to Your Affiliate Programs

One key to affiliate programs succeeding is that you have enough traffic that actually sees your affiliate links. There is little point in actually deep linking to products on pages that no one actually visits. So how can you increase the chances of people seeing and potentially clicking your affiliate ...more
Affiliate Programs
Amazon Include Gift Certificates in Referral Program
23rd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 1

Amazon Include Gift Certificates in Referral Program

Amazon have just announced that they are now allowing publishers to earn commission when readers that they refer buy a gift certificate in the Amazon store as part of their Associates program. This is only the case up until the end of the year and commissions will be a flat ...more
Affiliate Programs
Techniques for Improving Affiliate Program Performance
22nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Techniques for Improving Affiliate Program Performance

Once you’ve chosen an affiliate product or program to promote on your blog you cannot just slap a link to it into your sidebar and forget about it. The task then is in thinking about how you’ll drive readers to it. Similarly to contextual advertising – positioning of your links ...more
Affiliate Programs
How to Choose Affiliate Programs for Your Blog
21st of November 2006 Darren Rowse 14

How to Choose Affiliate Programs for Your Blog

Another task that is worth doing in order to prepare your blogs for the end of the year is fine tuning your affiliate programs. Affiliate programs are quite a different way of monetizing your blog than advertising and while there are some similar principles that come into play when optimizing ...more
Affiliate Programs
AdSense Referrals Program – 1 Year Review
2nd of November 2006 Darren Rowse 12

AdSense Referrals Program – 1 Year Review

It’s time for another earnings update on AdSense referrals. It’s now been almost a year since they were introduced (I think it was 4 November 2005) and so we’ve all had plenty of opportunity to test them. Referrals are Google’s first venture into CPA (cost per action) advertising and I’m ...more
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