Online merchants were singing holiday tunes this year as sales came rolling in on the biggest Christmas shopping days, American Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Linkshare recently released their online holiday shopping season statistics based on 2013 merchant sales (including Canadians). Rakuten Linkshare manages online performance marketing (affiliate programs) and lead generation for hundreds […]
Affiliate marketing in Canada has become increasingly popular as Canadians explore ways to make money online, and Canadian businesses diversify their income sources. It’s difficult to find affiliate marketing data to guide their efforts, however, which inspired the organizers of Affiliate Summit to survey attendees. The 2013 Affiliate Summit AffStat report includes survey results from […]
Canadian merchants (advertisers) and affiliate publishers will be left with one less option when Google Affiliate Network closes on July 31, 2013. It’s not the heartbreak the Internet is making it out to be, considering the number of options available. The choices can be overwhelming, however, so we’ve decided to share our top affiliate network […]
The Rakuten LinkShare affiliate network has launched ‘Global Deal Dispatcher’, which targets affiliates in specific countries. The broadly geo-targeted deals and promotions are compiled monthly, allowing Canadian publishers to quickly find affiliate promotions that are either in Canada or available to Canadians.
ClickBank affiliates who have been using the Ow.ly URL shortener received a nasty surprise from HootSuite recently. Vancouver’s social media management giant is now blocking all ClickBank affiliate URL’s through Google Safebrowsing. Attempting to submit a ClickBank affiliate URL now results in the message, “Submitted URL has been blocked.” ClickBank affiliate links set up prior […]
Running Halloween promotions in Canada can pay off in a big way, according to predictions from The Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, and a recent survey from the Retail Council of Canada. Be they your own products or an affiliate’s products, cashing in on the third most lucrative retail season can get the year’s […]
Update: Avantlink now requires copies of personal identification, business licenses etc. in order to pay affiliates. This is completely unnecessary and your identity may be stolen. We strongly advise you to never provide this information and avoid any network that demands it. AvantLink celebrated its 7th anniversary by launching a new branch of its affiliate […]
There are some brilliant and successful affiliate gurus out there and I’ve learned a lot from them. The experience they offer is invaluable, especially for new affiliate marketers. Following their advice blindly to the letter can get you into trouble though.
Affiliate marketers and ezine publishers have been using URL shortening tools for more than a decade. They can cloak affiliate links to prevent commission hijacking or affiliate bypassing. Shortened URL’s also prevent broken links in e-mail from line character limits. With the advent of character-limited social media, they’ve taken on a new role of lowering […]
Canadian online business icon and veteran, Ken Evoy, want’s to jump-start your eBusiness… so he’s having a sweepstakes!