CategoryAffiliate Programs
Amazon adds features to aStore
13th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 2

Amazon adds features to aStore

Bloggers using Amazon’s aStore will have received an email today announcing some updates which include (the below is a direct quote from the email): For those of you linking from your website to your aStore rather than embedding it, we have added the capability to put a link back to ...more
Affiliate Programs
Amazon launches Product Preview to Associates
12th of October 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Amazon launches Product Preview to Associates

The Amazon Associate Program emailed their publishers today to let them know that they are officially launching their ‘Product Previews’ service to all Amazon publishers. This has previously only been a beta test with a select group of publishers. The ‘Product Previews’ allow you to promote Amazon products and give ...more
Affiliate Programs
New Features Coming Soon for aStore
28th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 11

New Features Coming Soon for aStore

Amazon have emailed participants in the aStore beta test (my review here) with a sneak peak of what will be included in the next version of aStores. Here’s the list: Build and maintain multiple aStores using a single Associate ID Specify products to feature on Category and Sub-Category pages Create ...more
Affiliate Programs
CPC Ads Vs Affiliate Programs
8th of September 2006 Darren Rowse 30

CPC Ads Vs Affiliate Programs

Robyn writes a thought provoking post with the title of Why Use Affiliate Ads Rather Than AdSense or YPN? In it she points out the benefits of going with affiliate programs that pay larger amounts when people purchase a product in comparison to CPC (cost per click) ad programs like ...more
Advertising
aStore: Get Link – Amazon.com Associates Central
30th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 17

aStore: Get Link – Amazon.com Associates Central

Amazon have just emailed those testing their aStore to let them know of three ways to integrate it into their website. 1. Link to your aStore as a stand-alone store (this is what they were offering previously and is as simple as having a link (like this) to your aStore. ...more
Affiliate Programs
Amazon aStore in iFrames
23rd of August 2006 Darren Rowse 31

Amazon aStore in iFrames

Two of the main critiques of Amazon’s new aStore (the new beta test from Amazon that allows you to make your own Amazon store) that I’m hearing from publishers are: It’s hosted on Amazon’s domain which doesn’t look that integrated with your site There’s no link back to your site ...more
Affiliate Programs
Amazon aStore First Impressions Review
21st of August 2006 Darren Rowse 32

Amazon aStore First Impressions Review

Amazon have in the last day released a new beta test for their associates to try out – aStore. Put most simply – this is a way to add a shop to your blog (similar to Chitika’s shoplinc – the main difference being that Shoplincs are CPC (cost per click ...more
Affiliate Programs
Amazon UK Test ‘Self-Optimising Links’ – Beware AdSense publishers
28th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Amazon UK Test ‘Self-Optimising Links’ – Beware AdSense publishers

I’ve just noticed that Amazon UK’s Affiliate program is beta testing a new type of ad called ‘New Self-Optimising Links’. They describe it as: “Self-Optimising Links feature products chosen automatically based on the content of your site. To create Self-Optimising Links simply modify the template and appearance elements and copy ...more
Adsense
Cold Call Blogging and Effective Selling on Blogs
17th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Cold Call Blogging and Effective Selling on Blogs

It always amazes me how badly some businesses interact with potential clients. Yesterday I had the ‘pleasure’ of receiving three calls in 10 minutes from a tele-sales company where the callers (3 different ones) started their calls (where they were trying to sell me a mobile phone) with these three ...more
Affiliate Programs