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5 Benefits and 5 Techniques that Add Value to Affiliate Networks

On the closing day of Affiliate Summit East (#ASE19) in New York City, LinkConnector’s Co-Founder and Co-President, Choots Humphries, presented on the topic of 5 Benefits and 5 Techniques that Add Value to Affiliate Networks.  We are excited to recap actionable takeaways from this presentation. Read More

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It’s Time for Coupon Codes to Change

Coupon codes have evolved slowly in the Affiliate Marketing industry, but now represent a new realm of opportunity and optimism. 

Consumers have used coupons for online shopping discounts for over 20 years. As consumer demand for online coupons rose, affiliate websites like RetailMeNot.com, Savings.com, and Coupons.com were created to meet and monetize this demand. And, over time, coupon codes provided by affiliates evolved slightly to increase conversion and value to the Affiliate Marketing relationship. For example, a specific vanity code branded to an affiliate site or a code more easily remembered (e.g., Save10) tends to be more effective than a random code. Coupons specifically designed to increase shopping cart value (e.g., 10% off a purchase of $100 or more) are also used to increase the value of an online transaction for affiliate and merchant partners. These optimization techniques have one thing in common—they represent only minor evolutionary progress when compared to traditional coupons consumers have used for over 100  years. With the plethora of member data available to affiliates today, so much more is possible and significant evolution is inevitable. 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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GlobalGolf Increases Revenue with Naked Coupon Technology

The number of merchants benefitting from LinkConnector’s Naked Coupon technology continues to climb in 2017. Why? There is a constant demand for retailers to support the needs of an increasingly innovative affiliate population with the ability to transparently propel merchant brands into multiple channels (including offline). By implementing Naked Coupon capabilities, merchants open the door to a much broader range of promotional methods. Read More...

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Exclusive Interview with E-file.com

Now is the time to promote tax merchants—in fact, 50% of tax returns are completed by mid-February. E-file.com, an established LC merchant of four years, is in its peak season now. Given that 91% of tax returns were e-filed in 2016, the earning opportunity is significant.

E-file.com offers one of the most aggressive payouts and highest converting products in the tax filing space. Unique to the E-file.com program, affiliates earn commission on both purchases and free fillings. Read More...

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Viral and Social Marketing | Live from Las Vegas

On day two of Affiliate Summit West 2017, two industry veterans shared their expertise in the navigating the widening world of viral and social marketing. LinkConnector’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Tara McCommons, and Nick Andrews, CEO and Founder of Revitrage led ASW17 Session 12D, Viral & Social Marketing, where they took an in-depth look at this topic.