Author Archive | Geno Prussakov

Major Online Forums Hacked by Affiliate Cookie-Stuffers

Two days ago, a famous affiliate abuse and click fraud detective Ben Edelman (see my recent Econsultancy interview with him here), has revealed some alarming data on “hack-based cookie-stuffing” by rogue affiliates via a fairly new Bannertracker-script at online forums based on vBulletin (versions 4.x to 4.1.2). Here’s an abstract from his article: Perpetrators using server […]

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7 Affiliate Marketing Education and Training Oppertunities

Between numerous affiliate marketing blogs, podcasts, forums and magazine publications, there certainly is no lack of online affiliate marketing education out there. However, when it comes to structured (or even face-to-face) learning, the real opportunities aren’t that many. Today I’d like to bring you seven that deserve attention. Whether we talk about foundational learning and […]

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Primary Affiliate Promotional Methods in the USA

Yesterday Matt Swan of Affiliate Window has published an Econsultancy.com post with some interesting data on the changes in affiliate promotional methods they’ve registered at Affiliate Window apparently predominantly in the UK. Having analyzed the top 20 affiliates in their affiliate network, and relying on affiliate self-categorization, they have noticed the following: In January 2005 […]

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5 Hot Trends for Affiliate Marketers to Leverage in 2011

The famous Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes of Syracuse is known for saying: “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can move the earth.” For an affiliate marketer (and any online marketer, for that matter!) the “place to stand” remains the same as in 2010 — the Internet. Now […]

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A/B Split Testing: Definition and Popular Tools

Known under such names as “A/B testing” and “bucket testing”, split testing is a method of marketing testing whereby the performance of two versions of the landing page (or webpage elements) are being tested one against the other. The end goal is to determine which one performs better, or yields lower bounce rate and better […]

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Marriage of Mobile Affiliate Marketing and Pay Per Call

The Following Interview Reprinted with AM Navigator’s Permission Yesterday RingRevenue has circulated a press release, which quoted with some truly impressive statistics: …record mobile campaign growth, with third quarter call volume up more than 500 percent compared with the first quarter of this year. With conversion rates as high as 47 percent and top mobile […]

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EverCookie Will Not Kill Affiliate Marketing

A few days ago Mikkel deMib Svendsen from Denmark published a blog post — which has already gone “hot” on Sphinn — where talking about Samy Kamkar’s EverCookie he expressed concern for the future well-being of affiliate marketing as a whole. Here’s an excerpt: Normally if you set a “permanent” cookie it can relatively easy […]

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Affiliate Commission Range Question

A merchant has emailed me the following text: I would like to know what is the range of percentage paid out in the affiliate program? Someone told me it is between 3% to 25%. Is that right? What is the lowest rate you have seen so far? the median? and the highest? Actually, the range […]

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