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Affiliates Should Keep An Eye on Commissions

May 28, 2014

When I first started adding affiliate marketing links to my site, I watched my numbers like a hawk. I could tell you every banner that was clicked through, how much money I had made that day, and how far I was from getting my first check. Of course, I was lucky if I was getting […]

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Cheat Sheet for Affiliate Network SubIds

May 5, 2014

I’ve written and spoken on many occasions about why affiliates should be using SubIds in their network tracking. Whether you are a cash back site figuring individual member credits, a PPC affiliate tracking keywords, or a content affiliate testing different types of links and strategies, you can benefit from appending SubID information to your links. […]

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Affiliate Marketing and FTC: Free Webinar

March 24, 2014

One of the most important and yet least understood issues in Affiliate Marketing right now is FTC compliance. In large part it is because the FTC continues to issue only “Guidelines” and “Settlements” and not really specific directives. But that is, for the most part, how the FTC operates. The FTC issues Guides that are […]

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Moments and Milestones from Affiliate Summit East

August 21, 2013

Another Affiliate Summit has wrapped up and as usual my suitcase is full of swag and my head is full of ideas. LinkedIn requests have been sent, Gmail is back down to Inbox Zero, and it is finally time to sit back and actually take everything in. Each trip brings with it so many moments […]

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I Was a Cookie Stuffer (and Didn’t Even Know It)

May 20, 2013

This morning I got an email from ShareASale with the subject line “Sunshine Rewards: Urgent Compliance Issue.” That’s the kind of subject line that makes you stop in your tracks and drop everything else that you are doing. With my heart racing, I immediately opened the email and read it as fast as I could. […]

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