We are the place for book lovers to discover amazing books from a wide variety of topics. All lovingly hand-curated by people who know and love reading. Source: ShelfJoy Interesting messaging bot for Facebook Messenger that was just released today. Once you add Shelfjoy to Messenger, you "chat" with it to discover books in various … Continue reading ShelfJoy: Clever use of messaging and affiliate marketing
Google is working on launching an affiliate program for Google Play similar to the one Apple runs for its own digital content stores, a source briefed on the matter has told 9to5Google. The affiliate program, which is said to still be in its early stages of development and could get called off or change significantly between … Continue reading Google’s Affiliate Program for Play Store
Mobile advertising is worth ten times the amount marketers think because it drives more offline sales than marketers are able to measure, according to Google's Matt Bush. Source: Google: mobile is ten times more valuable than marketers think Part of me (the marketing consultant part) wants to jump up and down and say "YES! SEE! … Continue reading Undervaluing The Click and Mobile’s Importance in Conversions
"The future for most publishers is likely that of pure content production only, save for the few — like Gruber — who are destination sites capable of selling native advertising in stream (or selling subscriptions, like this site). What is very much in question is exactly how users will feel when they finally get what … Continue reading You Won’t Make Money with Your Website
"To be clear, the merchants will still handle the actual product fulfillment, although the pages will be hosted by Google. The company emphasized that it’s trying to reduce the friction in mobile purchases without interfering in the relationship between merchants and consumers. That’s why the purchase page will carry the merchant’s branding, and if the product … Continue reading Google Affiliate Network 3.0
How are things going with your email newsletter as we head into the all-important holiday season? Trends don't look good if you're doing your email marketing the same way you did things in 2004... Before the tabbed layout, open rates to Gmail had been above 13% for 15 weeks. They never dipped below that threshold … Continue reading How is GMail’s Promotion Tab Affecting Your Email Marketing?
I was hoping for Charlotte, but the "wisdom of the crowd" makes it otherwise... After conducting a poll of over a dozen cities in the U.S. and Canada, we found that the most popular city for next year is New York City. via Affiliate Summit East Will Return to NYC in 2014
Good read from industry legend Tim Storm on the ShareASale blog... FatWallet started when there were already a number of coupon sites to be found on the internet (and hundreds more yet to be started). One of the great differentiators early on was that I hired employees to help build and operate the site, where … Continue reading Tim Storm on Building a Team
From VentureBeat courtesy of Scott Jangro on FB: "Be very careful when you sign up to affiliate networks. Do all your analysis. Profile the traffic, and then make an educated decision for yourself. Even though we were managing to get $200,000 a week of sales for all but nothing, this is not a sustainable business … Continue reading Affiliate Marketing’s Bad Rap
@samharrelson no, they want people who complain on Twitter but don't do a damn thing to exact change— Shawn Collins (@affiliatetip) August 12, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This week, MarketingTrends is turning into a group blog focused on the always fascinating space of online marketing, analytics, trends and thought development. If you're interested in blogging regularly about … Continue reading Taking Up the Challenge
One channel that's particularly valuable for many marketers, particularly in the affiliate industry, is live video (for webinars, etc), so this is great news: YouTube Creator Blog: Investing in you: more tools to build your channels: "Start live streaming if you have 100+ subscribers: All channels in good standing with at least a hundred subscribers … Continue reading YouTube Introducing Live Streaming For Channels with 100+ Subscribers
Pretty cool: Introducing the Virtual Pass Option for Affiliate Summit - Affiliate Summit: "This pass will provide access to all of the videos, and they will be available approximately four weeks after the conference."
Todd Crawford joins Sam for 45 minutes of fascinating talk about domains, online marketing, mustard bbq and knives (and what exactly Impact Radius is doing today and in the next few years). There's a different performance marketing landscape in 2013 and Todd has a great vision of what might lie ahead for networks, advertisers, agencies … Continue reading Todd Crawford the Podcast
Great post that highlights a few of the mistakes that companies make when having to deal with SEO, but this is the highlight: The SEO Mistakes That Wiped Out 80% of My Organic Traffic: "The best marketing and SEO is done by a committed in-house team that builds real relationships with others in their niche. … Continue reading Avoiding SEO Mistakes and Finding the Right Agency
Affiliate marketing as a mainstream channel is something we talked about a great deal in 2006 and 2007 when the industry was largely dominated by either email marketing or coupon marketing. It has been fascinating to watch the combination of social media and content marketing really transform the paradigm of affiliate marketing from faceless high … Continue reading Affiliate Marketing After Coupons
I forgot how cheesy the "success guy" at the end of the CJ signup process was until I walked a new client through the process today. Reminds me of a certain success kid... vs
You'd think there would be … I don't know … a disclosure near and/or at the top of a post on a blog such as MarketingLand clarifying the author's intended purpose (or at least job) here: Managing The Migration To A New Affiliate Network: "The topic of affiliate network migration is at the top of … Continue reading At Least Give a Disclosure, LinkShare
In yet another round of Google Spring Cleaning surprises, GAN hits the chopping block (to the surprise of many in the affiliate marketing world including myself): An update on Google Affiliate Network | Google Affiliate Network: "Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate … Continue reading Google Kills Its Affiliate Network
Now we just need to get this narrowed down to states (and eventually zips): AvantLink Launches Geolocation Affiliate Tool - Affiliate Marketing Blog: "AvantLink has announced an update to their affiliate recruitment and application management tools. Merchants can now search for affiliates based on the originating country for the majority of an affiliates traffic."
I keep track of all our keyword bids, ideas, brainstorms and lists in Google Drive via Spreadsheets. I had no idea this was possible but will be using the heck out of this feature now... A Glimpse Into Google's Brain, Hidden In A Spreadsheet App: "Yesterday TechCrunch reported that if you make a spreadsheet in … Continue reading Handy Google Spreadsheet Keyword Generator