Author Archives: Shawn Collins

Prices Going Up for Affiliate Summit, a WordPress Plugin for Affiliate Datafeeds, and @feedfront is Accepting Article Proposals

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On the May 13, 2013 episode of 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven podcast (listen to 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven), I talked about the opportunity to write for the next issue of FeedFront magazine, prices going up for Affiliate Summit East 2013, and a way for people to get a free pass to the conference.

Want to write for FeedFront?I also mentioned a new plugin to bring datafeeds into WordPress, why all affiliates should optimize their profiles in affiliate networks, and some impressive growth from VigLink.

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ShareASale Education Series, eBay vs. Cookie Stuffers, and @akagorilla Goes Apeshit on Tiptier

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On the May 6, 2013 episode of 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven podcast (listen to 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven), I talked about free passes to Affiliate Summit for people who couldn’t get refunds for BlueGlassX, the 10th birthday for Australia’s largest affiliate network, and how to build your affiliate site from Jason Rubacky of ShareASale.

Never Stop Climbing

I also mentioned eBay and the FBI cracking down on cookie stuffers, Greg Hoffman finding out that a company is ripping off his brand and trying to steal clients, and college scholarships from Affiliate Summit.

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Skimlinks Launches Showcases and Fashion Engine

Skimlinks has launched two new products to help affiliates better monetize their content.

Skimlinks Showcases

Skimlinks Showcases populate automatically with products mentioned in the content by using Skimlink’s SkimWords technology.

The Fashion Engine is the first in a series of vertical-focused engines that offers fashion affiliates the best monetization solutions for them.

More details at SkimLinks.com.

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Never Stop Climbing

Never Stop Climbing – that is the motto of Affiliate Summit.

Never Stop Climbing

Affiliate Summit was founded by Missy Ward and Shawn Collins in 2003 for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.

Over the past ten years of Affiliate Summit, there have been more than 50,000 attendees registered for the conferences (see the historical Affiliate Summit attendee numbers).

Some affiliate marketers have been to most or all of the couple dozen shows so far, while others have been to a handful, one or none.

But they all have one thing in common – their journey, their evolution as affiliate marketers is ongoing.

There are always new relationships to begin and updated strategies and practices to learn.

We hope to see you again or for the first time at Affiliate Summit East 2013 as you continue your climb.

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ShareASale Education Series: How to Build Your Affiliate Site

ShareASale Affiliate Development Manager Jason Rubacky will be giving a live, weekly training session online on how to build an affiliate site.

How to Build Your Affiliate Site

Jason will walk attendees through the essential steps of creating, optimizing and monetizing an affiliate site.

The eight week program will teach attendees to:

  • Create a fully functional affiliate site
  • Implement proper SEO techniques
  • Navigate the ShareASale Interface
  • Analyze traffic, clicks and conversions
  • Correctly monetize content for affiliate marketing

Visit ShareASaleEducation.com to reserve one of the 30 spots for $300. Register by May 5, 2013 to get $100 off.

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Rakuten LinkShare Symposium New York 2013 is Open

Rakuten LinkShare Symposium New York 2013 is taking place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on June 17-18, 2013.

Rakuten LinkShare Symposium New York 2013

The keynote speaker has not been announced, yet, but the agenda for this year is up now, so check back there for more details.

Rakuten LinkShare Symposium East 2013 will also include the “DealMaker” networking sessions, and the annual Rakuten LinkShare Golden Link Awards.

More details at Rakuten LinkShare Symposium New York 2013.

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Traveling to Affiliate Summit East 2013, Mobile Stats, and Birthday Love from @the_ironsheik

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On the April 29, 2013 episode of 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven podcast (listen to 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven), I talked about how it’s going to be really easy to travel to Affiliate Summit East 2013, getting the latest issue of FeedFront magazine, and my birthday Tweet from the Iron Sheik.

Iron Sheik birthday wishes

I also mentioned a strong Q1 for Rakuten LinkShare, mobile stats from Affiliate Window, and building an email list.

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Get Your First Email List Done and Running

Affiliate marketer Roger DeReu talked about the details and specific steps of getting your first email marketing list up and running at AWeber at the Affiliate Summit Meetup in Austin, TX on April 29, 2013.

Roger DeReu speaking at the Austin Internet Marketing Meetup

He wrapped up by telling the crowd the answer to the most important question regarding an email list. That answer in in the slides.

There was also a lively Q&A time where Roger helped lots of folks with their list building questions.

Thanks a lot to Roger and everybody that came out for some lunchtime shop talk.

Presentation: Get Your First Email List Done and Running

Check out the schedule for upcoming Affiliate Summit meetups.

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Mobile Infographic from Affiliate Window

Affiliate Window has put together an infographic detailing the growth of mobile commerce over the past two years.

affiliate-window-mobile-infographic

Some interesting facts from Affiliate Window…

  • Total network traffic through mobile devices has risen from 2 percent to 21 percent
  • Total network sales through mobile devices has risen from 2 percent to 14 percent
  • The most popular areas for mobile commerce have been group buying, electronics, clothing, department stores, and travel
  • Affiliate types that have been most effective on mobile have been content, email, coupon codes, and cash back
  • In 2012, they tracked over 2.4 million transactions from mobile devices. That’s up 210 percent from the 785,435 they tracked in 2011

Infographic: It’s a Mobile World

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Early Bird is Flying Away for Affiliate Summit East 2013

Early bird pricing for Affiliate Summit East 2013, taking place August 18-20 in Philadelphia, will be ending on May 17, 2013.

Affiliate Summit early bird

Be sure to register now, so you can take advantage of all of the great stuff over those three days this August at the lowest rate.

The keynote speakers will be Rae Hoffman, Dr. Randal Pinkett, and Wil Reynolds.

But that’s just a small sample of what’s happening – see the full agenda.

The Early Bird registration rates, detailed below, are going up after May 17, 2013.

Affiliate Summit East 2013 Early Bird Pricing

Beginning on May 18, 2013, the rates to register for Affiliate Summit will be going up across the board: Networking Pass ($249), Networking Plus Pass ($549), VIP Pass ($1,249), and All Access Pass ($2,249).

For a description of the available pass types see registration options for Affiliate Summit East 2013.

Limited Affiliate Summit East 2013 sponsorships, booths and Meet Market tables are still available.

Rooms at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown are available at an Affiliate Summit group rate of $169/night until July 19, 2013 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. After that, the hotel will charge the prevailing rate.

More details at Affiliate Summit East 2013 Travel.

Register now at AffiliateSummit.com.

After you register, be sure to join the Affiliate Summit East 2013 event page on Facebook to begin networking and stay up on news about the show.

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