FF -- June 23 -- AB-178 - Sales/Use Tax Nexus Bill would require retailers that receive referrals from advertising on websites, to collect sales tax in California. Amazon will drop its CA affiliates if this tax is enacted. Commission Junction and Link Share are opposed to the internet retail tax and strongly encourage affiliates to send a letter of opposition to Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny.
FF -- Feb 15 -- Does anyone know of any dating affiliate programs that pay out higher than casual dating sites? The super fast growing dating sites Fling and SexSearch are topping my research on payouts. SexSearch is paying out $90 and Fling $50 per paid sign up over Valentines. Adultfriendfinder is definitely feeling the heat on its tail from these two. I'm surprised how many dating sites don't have affiliate programs. Match, eHarmony, Perfectmatch and Yahoo! have good programs, but many top and second tier players have relatively small programs, if they have them at all. From the affiliate perspective adult dating sites just plain convert better, which would partly explain the rise in popularity of casual dating sites over the last few years. CJ, Linkshare, Azoogleads, Shareasale, Primary Ads, and Link Connector all drive significant amounts of traffic to dating sites. CJ seems to have the most offers. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of my spreadsheet listing all the dating offer payouts on the top affiliate networks. - Mark Brooks
BIZ REPORT -- Feb 21 -- Starting next month, some Google advertisers will be able to choose CPC advertising options to place display ads on specific websites. Google is looking for advertisers to take part in the pilot program. FULL ARTICLE @ BIZ REPORT
OPW -- Jan 2 -- Online Personals Watch is for online personals marketing managers and executives to stay ahead of the news, and for the press to research the industry. It's not really designed for end users. Having said that, I make a few bucks from affiliate text links. $5k last year. Not too shabby. I thought I'd share the conversion numbers with you, for open discussion. I'm listing companies with which I had more than 1000 click throughs. I'm told affiliates will usually send an affiliate program 300 clicks before drawing initial conclusions on conversions. Here's the rankings drawn from stats for January 1st 2005, through December 25th 2006. I'll redo them for a smaller date range later this quarter.
Income per Unique
Joint: Webdate and Love Access
Both In House
* I switched out to TRUE under Primaryads.com and they are paying out a little better. ** I've not had a good experience with LinkShare.
All the sites pay out slightly differently. Where I had an option, I opted to be paid by % of revenue generated. I've focused on Dollars per Unique for this comparison. If you want the full spreadsheet, email me at email@example.com and I'll send you the stats including the number of registrants, paying members, revenue and additional ratios. Your comments please…
AFFILIATE TIP BLOG -- Oct 22 -- Virtual tradeshow eComXpo kicks off the latest show this week: October 24-26, 2006. Passes are free and there are lots of opportunities to learn and network. They've got 40 presentations, 450 exhibitors, and over 7,000 attendees registered. Plus seven "show in show" hosts, including LinkShare, Performics, and Digital River.
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