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Affiliate Applications Continued – Recommended Improvements

That got me thinking about all the modifications the networks could make to the affiliate application process and approval queue. At the end of the day, the better and more efficient this process, the more likely the networks are to generate increased revenue. I'm sure they are missing out on commission just in Scott's case as I know he is top performer.

Why Aren’t They Accepting My Application?

Along with the known affiliates applying to your program, there are hundreds and thousands of applications that come through that are either suspect, fraudulent or simply incomplete. If you are an affiliate manager reading this, you'll probably be nodding your head and maybe even have a chuckle. If you are an affiliate that seems to receive more denials than approvals when you apply to programs, this article is just for you. I'd like to highlight some of the things that managers see every day that you may be doing and need to avoid in order to get your applications approved.

Affiliate Links Counted in Search Algorithms?

that if affiliate links came from valuable, relevant, trust-worthy sources - bloggers endorsing a product, affiliates of high quality, etc. - they would be counted in link algorithms. Aaron from Google and Nathan from Microsoft both agreed that good affiliate links would be counted by their engines and that it was not necessary to mark these with a nofollow or other method of blocking link value.

Jamie Birch Speaking at PubCon

On November 11th through the 14th, I  will be speaking on a panel at PubCon in Las Vegas.  The conference, put on by WebMasterWorld, is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.   I’ll be speaking on a panel discussing the ins and outs of working with the large affiliate networks like Linkshare, CJ, Performics …

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JEBCommerce Launches Affiliate Program

We are very excited to announce the launch of the affiliate program.  Now availabe in the Commission Junction network, we are offering 10% commissions as our baseline offer, but if you contact me today at, I’ll put you in our VIP offer of 12%.  That offer expires on 10/18/08. Here are some important …

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One Big Mistake with Corporate Twitter Account

This one gets me every time.  Your watching your Twitter stream, maybe on the web or through Tweetdeck or some other tool, and all of a sudden you get bombarded with 10 or more tweets from a corporate account, newspaper or other organization.  I’ve seen affiliates blast 15 in the space of 10 seconds and …

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Blog World Recap

Blog World Expo 2008 proved to be one of the best conferences I have been to in a long time. I'm not sure what made it the best? Was it the depth and breadth of the content? Was it the openness of the presenters to share an incredible amount of information? Was it the friendliness and willingness to chat of the attendees? Or was it the opportunity to meet Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park? Ya know, I'm really not sure but I think it could be a combination of each of those things.

Affiliate Program Audit

Is your affiliate program as effective and efficient as possible? Is it as successful as you hoped it would be? Most programs are not and in most cases, an audit of your program, your promotions, your communications and your competitors allows you to see opportunities to increase the performance of your program. Our Affiliate Program …

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JEBCommerce Launches BCG Blog

In August, JEBCommerce launched the Plan, Do, Check, Act! blog for a national Continuous Improvement consultancy, BCG.  BCG contracted with JEBCommerce this summer to provide them with a strategic marketing plan to expand their digital footprint.  This blog is the first step in an integrated plan whose purpose is to get more exposure for BCG …

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Affiliate Summit Social Media 2008 Conference

Affiliate Summit will be hosting a Social Media Conference in NYC on October 5th, 2008. See you there!