Category Archives: AffiliateTip

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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Cory Booker Could Be the First Affiliate Summit Keynote to Become a U.S. Senator

Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ, was the keynote speaker at Affiliate Summit East 2008, which took place in Boston on August 10-12, 2008.

Cory Booker keynoting Affiliate SummitI would guess it was one of the more unique introductions Mayor Booker has gotten, as he was introduced by the Blue Man Group.

Cory delivered what still stands as my favorite keynote in ten years of Affiliate Summit (watch the video of the Cory Booker keynote at Affiliate Summit), and he literally left many of the folks in the crowd with tears in their eyes from his moving, inspirational talk.

One of the stories he told was of a woman named Virginia Jones who had a big impact on him as he started his political career in Newark.

The following spring after the conference, he took over control of his Twitter account from his staff, and has since become the standard of how a politician can connect with their constituents online.

Cory Booker at Affiliate Summit

In addition to making all sorts of positive changes in Newark, NJ, he has also done some things, such as rushing into a burning building to rescue people, which resulted in jokes that Cory Booker is a super hero.

But I think he’s simply a guy that terribly wants to change things for the better, and now he’s heading towards the end of his second term as Mayor.

He hasn’t formally kicked off his campaign for U.S. Senate, but Booker has raised nearly $2 million, and it seems likely he will throw his hat in.

That said, there would still be the matter of a tough primary in NJ, so there is a long road ahead of him.

Missy Ward, Cory Booker and Shawn Collins

Check out CoryBooker.com to learn more about Cory and stay on top of his future efforts.

Video: Cory Booker keynote at Affiliate Summit

Photos: Affiliate Summit East 2008

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Microbrand Affiliate Marketing: Keys to Long-term Success at Affiliate Summit East 2011

This was a conference session titled Microbrand Affiliate Marketing: Keys to Long-term Success from Affiliate Summit East 2011, which took place August 21-23, 2011 in New York City.

Affiliate Summit East 2011Session speaker:

  • Nicholas Reese, Chief Executor, Microbrand Media

Session description:

Smart affiliates see the value in creating a sustainable competitive advantage. This talk explores strategies to help you create defensible affiliate campaigns which perform well over the long run.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliates/Publishers
Niche/vertical: Campaigns

Session video:

Microbrand Affiliate Marketing: Keys to Long-term Success video

Session slides:

Microbrand Affiliate Marketing: Keys to Long-term Success slides

Note: the companies and positions listed above were current as of the time of the conference. Some of this information may have changed since then.

If you liked this video, be sure to register for the next Affiliate Summit. The session videos aren’t made public until a year or more after each conference.

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