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.
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.
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.