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Why Pay-Per-Click Programs are Making a Comeback

No school like the old school; learn how pay-per-click campaigns are sparking appeal with bloggers and influencer affiliates.

In the world of Affiliate Marketing there are always new strategies merchants will use to make their program attractive to potential affiliates.  These strategies may include bonuses, extended cookie durations and most importantly – commissions paid to the affiliates. There are several methods of rewarding commissions by merchants; pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead, pay-per- call, and pay-per-click as examples. Read More

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Disruption Minimized – ITP 2.0 Compliant

Our industry is two weeks into ITP 2.0 and its potential effects on Affiliate Marketing tracking. Adoption of Safari 12 has been rapid with LinkConnector (LC) observing 25% of Safari users are now on version 12 where ITP 2.0 is in effect. Based on historical adoption rates as reported by StatCounter, version 12 should hit a 50% adoption rate within a couple of weeks and be well over 60% for most of Q4 2018. Read More

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Safari’s ITP 2.0 – Is Your Program Ready?

So, 2018 has been an interesting year for our Technology Team here at LinkConnector (LC).  As we always do, we created a list of initiatives to tackle this year, but it turns out that others had different ideas.  First there was GDPR and its affect on Privacy, now there is the Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) 2.0, and soon we will be implementing a solution to deal with Google’s Parallel Tracking. Read More

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Affiliates – What Powers Their Growth?

Inspiring the excitement, energy and engagement from affiliates is one of the many coveted skill-sets affiliate managers proudly possess. And, it’s one that can be the most challenging.

LinkConnector’s Tara McCommons took the stage at Affiliate Summit in NYC last month to speak about ways affiliate managers can gain attention from affiliates; she also shared difference makers to spark affiliate growth. Read More

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Values, Predictions & Strategies from OPM Heavyweights

The Affiliate Summit West conference (#ASW18) kicked off Sunday morning where over 6,000 digital marketers from over 70 countries gathered at Paris Las Vegas Hotel to talk #performancemarketing. At 4:00 pm, LinkConnector’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Tara McCommons (@TaraMcCommons), moderated the panel session, Values, Predictions & Strategies from OPM Heavyweights. Four industry-acclaimed OPMs shared the floor: Sarah Bundy of All Inclusive Marketing; Jennifer Ward of ebove & beyond; Mike Nunez of AffiliateManager.com and Jamie Birch of JEBCommerce. Read More

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mThink Interview: Riding or Missing the Q4 Wave

mThink Blue Ribbon Panel Member, Jackie Bates, recently sat down with Revenue to discuss current trends in performance marketing. Here, we shine a light on Q4 strategy for merchants and two other trending topics.

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Put yourself in the position of a clothing or cosmetics advertiser CMO coming into the holiday season.

What are the main points of your plan for the next four months?
By how much should your media budget increase?                                                                                                                                                                                            What kind of return should you expect? Read More

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The Secret Weapon: How your Network Rep Can Help You Earn More

Are you a blogger or an influencer looking for more ways to monetize your content? You may be overlooking a crucial tool: your affiliate network!

Often, influencers and bloggers don’t realize how important their partnership is to a merchant’s online marketing goals, or that their affiliate network can be their advocate and catalyst to relevant merchants. If you haven’t talked to your affiliate rep in a while, it might be a good time to reach out and ask for suggestions or discuss technologies you might not be familiar with. Read More

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Struggling to Capture and Grow Affiliate Relationships?

When merchants ask why their affiliate program isn’t delivering optimal results, the answer is often simple. Not reaching out to affiliates, having outdated creatives or simply not inviting affiliates to join your affiliate campaign can sabotage your program’s growth.  Here are five strategies that work to entice affiliates to actively and effectively promote your brand. Read More

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Technology Insights from Industry Leaders at ASE17 Panel Session

LinkConnector’s CTO, Ernie St. Gelais was one of 5 industry executive panelists in an Affiliate Summit East session moderated this week by industry expert Jamie Birch, Founder of JEBCommerce a leading affiliate marketing agency, and titled Technology Will Save Us from All Our Affiliate Ills. In addition to Ernie, the panelists included Scott Chaplin of AvantLink, Todd Crawford of Impact Radius, Michael Jones of Pepperjam and Brian Littleton of ShareASale. Read More