At least once a week I get an email from someone asking me if I know what network a merchant or offer is on. Sometimes it is because I am running the offer or working with the merchant. More often it is because I am seen as the keeper of all secret affiliate marketing information.
I always answer the question but my real secret is that I use various cheats to get the answer. I used to go into every network and search by keyword but I got smarter because sometimes finding the information is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Today I’m going to share my cheats with you!
Three Ways To Find an Offer or Affiliate Link
1. Check the merchant footer: This is the easiest route and the one I try first when someone sends me a merchant link. I just click the link and look for something about the affiliate program in the footer. More than half the time I find it.
These tend to be your most affiliate-friendly merchants and those pages often tell you not only where the program is but who manages it and other information about the program.
So what about the other half the time when the merchant doesn’t give the information away directly on their site? [Read more…]