Archive | August, 2012

Q&A with LinkConnector on Event and Cookie Attribution

August 29, 2012

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How does a merchant decide to apportion the credit for a sale? Should the commission be paid to the last affiliate who touched the customer, or to the first affiliate who initiated the sales process? Or a mixture of the two? What if there are several affiliates involved? Allocating the credit for a transaction is […]

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Summer Conference Recap: Accountability and Compliance Take Center Stage

August 23, 2012

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It has been a busy summer for online marketing professionals. LeadsCon East and Affiliate Summit East were scheduled three weeks apart, making scheduling and planning for these important events somewhat more complicated than in years past. Despite the close proximity of the two shows, each continues to offer a different kind of value. LeadsCon attracts […]

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Ensuring Email Quality The Right Way And The Wrong Way

August 22, 2012

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Europe is different to the USA, in affiliate marketing as well as almost everything else. Take CPA networks as an example. In the USA there is enormous competition between many CPA networks with the result that affiliates are valued and in many cases the networks compete to offer the best possible commissions paid in the […]

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The Effects Of Social Media On Brand Reputation Within The Performance Channel

August 20, 2012

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We’ve all seen social media portals dominate the online space over the past few years and develop into a mainstream activity for most businesses. With a reported 532m users on Twitter, 150m business professionals on LinkedIn and over 845m Facebook users worldwide, it becomes increasingly interesting to witness how this phenomenon continues to affect brand […]

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Let’s Call it ‘Anti-social’ Media

August 2, 2012

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I’m confused why we refer to this world of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, MySpace, etc., as “social” media. From everything I’ve experienced, it should really be called “anti-social” media. The sad reality is that social media has devolved into a series of faceless and impersonal interactions through PCs, smartphones and tablets, whereby […]

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