Archive | August, 2009

Bing Gains in Travel & Finance

August 19, 2009

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The growth that Bing has shown over the last few weeks appears to be continuing. A new report claims that from early-June through to the first week of August Bing raised their share of clicks by 44%. While this is interesting for anyone using PPC and wanting to have more options for high-volume traffic, it’s especially so for affiliates in the travel and finance sectors, as these seem to be seeing even higher rates of growth.

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Sponsor News: Trend Revenue Offers Complete Affiliate Marketing System

August 18, 2009

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As new affiliates enter the industry in search of a new lifestyle or more income, they present a real recruitment opportunity for merchants and networks able to lower the barriers to entry. At the same time, as competition among affiliates heats up, even super-affiliates are attracted to offers that allow them to set up new sites quickly and easily. Trend Revenue has ticked all the boxes with the launch of what they describe as a state of the art affiliate marketing system that offers great looking site templates, product feeds, analytics and high payouts.

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Sponsor News: CAN-SPAM Compliance Solution for Networks

August 17, 2009

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As the Feds begin to seriously crack down on badly run continuity offers and consider new guidelines on sponsored conversations, the online marketing industry is having to come to terms with the fact that regulation is only going to increase. Email and the CAN-SPAM act led the way in this regard.

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Revenue Performance magazine is here!

August 6, 2009

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The new edition of Revenue Performance magazine hit the streets this week and was a big hit at Affiliate Summit East and Search Engine Strategies in San Jose. The latest edition includes a terrific article on Facebook advertising, an in-depth interview with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame as well as pieces by Jim Lillig, Peter Bordes, and Josh James, the CEO of Omniture.

Copies are in the mail to subscribers and will arrive in the next few days. If you can’t wait, then download a pdf version here.

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Squidoo Introduces Spam Controls

August 3, 2009

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Many publishers using Squidoo lenses found they’d been dropped down the Google search rankings this week and, lo and behold, Squidoo have moved fast to clamp down on spammers.

Several features have been introduced to try and reduce spam including a control to ban Lensmaster from one or more groups at a time, controls to remove HTML from guestbooks and a ban on iframes.

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