Sunday, August 27, 2006

Affiliate Networks

Affiliate Networks are the most commonly used form for promoting others affiliate programs.

Now, this is a common question I have noticed in many forums regarding which network to join and which network, pays the best or which has the best service.

Basically these questions arise only if you are the merchant and not an affiliate or publisher as they like to call it

Most affiliate networks are generally free to join. You can easily make money online by signing up for pay per lead (PPL), pay per sale (PPS), pay per action (PPA) and pay per click (PPC) network affiliate programs for marketing on your website. Sometimes affiliate marketing networks call themselves as marketing solutions provider or pay for performance network or a performance based online marketing network services company.

Affiliate marketing market in the UK according to leading affiliate solution providers (another name for an affiliate network) for 2004 was around £400-£500 million in terms of total sales. generated through the affiliate networks, excluding white label and self-administered schemes.

This represents at least double the affiliate turnover compared with 2003 and the affiliate solution providers confidently expect their own revenues to grow between 40%-75% in 2004. TradeDoubler's monthly Tracker report, which details online sales volumes and trends across Europe based on TradeDoubler's monitoring of sales made through its European network, confirms these projections of strong growth with sales volumes increased by 23% and sales values risen by 54% from February to March 2004. Compared with the same period last year sales volumes have grown by 259% and sales values are up by 328%.

Most affiliate merchants today make use of affiliate network services. If you don't have a specific online service, or product in mind then there are tons of affiliate programs you can find online in affiliate networks. Some will undoubtedly relate to your special interest.

A large network offering hundreds of programs with nearly a thousand merchants – Includes pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-click programs. It has a strong pro-affiliate attitude and lots of data feeds. Highly recommended. .

Link Share
Link Share pioneered online affiliate marketing, and today runs the largest pay for performance affiliate marketing networks on the Internet. Link Share, recently taken over by a Japanese firm has more than 600 merchants in its affiliate network. Choose from categories such as books, music, flowers, fashion, computers, etc. You'll find some big name companies here, including Dell, Nordstrom, Target, Disney and American Express. Featuring patented technology, Linkshare provide all the tools and services merchants need to create, manage and optimize a successful affiliate marketing program. With over 10 million partnerships in the network it is the most successful pay for performance network of its kind. Click on Merchant information or Affiliate information below to find out how you can become part of a winning network today.

Professional, UK-based affiliate network. Provides more than 200 merchants to choose from, including well known brands. was a slow starter in the industry. In the early years they were perceived as the poor relation. However, by releasing themselves from the shackles of a third party tracking software company, they have developed their own in-house tracking and have gone on to become one of the industry leaders in affiliate solution providers. have become innovators rather than followers which can be attributed to their team of specialists in software development and affiliate marketing practices. also offers affiliate programs for web sites running in UK pounds, US dollars and Euros, and has fast affiliate payment. There are also no minimum traffic requirements

Trade Doubler
Big European network with hundreds of affiliate programs from that region. Anyone who has a web site can join. With a local presence in the UK and 15 other European markets, a client base of over 700 advertisers and country networks totalling nearly half a million publishers, TradeDoubler is the only truly Pan European network. Will Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer. is a very polished company with is roots based in Sweden. Their linking methods are the same as most affiliate solution providers but with a heavy emphasis on dynamic linking. All affiliates must be pre-qualified by the merchant before allowing the affiliate to place the merchants' links on their website. Their software and reporting has come on leaps and bounds over the last year. are popular amongst big brands.

A variety of offers. A minimum of 75% of all traffic produced must be U.S. traffic. Short links are provided for newsletter publishers.

Clix Galore
ClixGalore is one of the larger affiliate networks offering nearly 4,000 programs. All applicants are accepted immediately, automatically. Affiliate programs are increasingly used by merchants for affiliate marketing and product / website promotion. These merchants seek affiliates to promote their products / services and in return will pay you high commissions. Join our affiliate network and choose from the many affiliate programs that will pay you high commissions for displaying advertisements on your website, in newsletters and emails. You may choose from the many graphic, text, Macromedia 'flash' or custom html advertisements available. Why not also earn commission for life by simply referring affiliates to join ClixGalore. Join now by clicking here and see immediate income results!

MAX Bounty
MAX Bounty has a very flexible and highly targeted customer base. Their payout rates to Affiliates are higher than most networks and other such high profile Affiliate Programs. MAXBounty customer support is very fast and professional. MAXBounty are proud to offer some of the highest affiliate payouts in the industry among competing ad networks. They also strive to provide the highest possible payouts to affiliates. is a three year old online advertising network which has been providing unique targeted internet traffic through pop-under technology, Pop-In Layer Ads and Regular Banner Advertisement to its advertisers. It consists thousands of specialized websites offering a wide range of targeted categories to ensure your campaign will be catered to the right audience.

KowaBunga Network
Founded in 1996 in Westland, Michigan USA. By being a software provider rather than a network, Kowabunga charge only for the solution software and services and neither charge a percentage of sales nor require a monthly minimum payout of commissions. They are a network of hundreds of merchants using My Affiliate Program affiliate tracking software by KowaBunga Technologies to run their affiliate programs.

Click Bank

Offers a huge array of downloadable products, mainly ebooks. Because it is cheap and easy for merchants to join, the quality of the products provided varies enormously, from very good to downright awful. It's a popular place to search for overlooked niches.

LinkConnector offers pay per click, pay per lead and pay per sale programs.

Exclusive, unadvertised performance-based offers. You must have "adequate" traffic or a sizable opt-in subscriber email list.

Adroar Marketplace

Get Visitors to your website in 10 minutes

Net Traction
Premier source for building a successful affliliate program

eWealth - affiliate marketing forum
Boost your affiliate earnings by learning from successful affiliates

Affiliate Shop



All said and done, before examining each network, check whether they insist on an 'exclusivity agreement', whereby if you use their services you cannot use one of their competitors {[only for merchants and not for affiliates] Although this a little distasteful, what if a merchant is happy to pay an access fee for both or all affiliate networks to access each group of affiliates as a paying customer ?

Affiliate network services are also the safest when it comes to making payments on time, conflict resolution and accurate tracking. Affiliate Networks are also great sources to find good affiliate programs thereby promoting your affiliate links to search engines and getting started as an affiliate marketer Then you can just sit back and wait for the commission checks to start rolling in.

As a closing line, examine each network, see what fits your needs and draw your own conclusions These networks give a diversification not only to affiliate marketing as such, but also allows you to access many merchant's marketing affiliate programs through their affiliate networks.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Text Link Ads

Text Link Ads Inc, is an online marketing firm based at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Text Link Ads buys and sells online advertisements that are designed to drive targeted traffic and raise link popularity. They service a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 businesses to individual website owners.

Patrick Gavin, the current President of Text Link Ads, founded Text Link Ads in 2003. He previously did pay per click management and SEO for clients of his business

Text Link Ads are unique because they are simple, direct, HTML links.

You can make money by selling Ad Space for Text Link Ads, by setting up a banner or text link on your website. You receive 50% of the sale price for each text link ad sold off your website through their system and any referred traffic that results in a new paid client or new publisher will earn you $25.00.

Alternately, you can use Text Link Ads as static links that can help your natural (organic) search engine rankings, as Text Link Ads have an exhaustive inventory of quality niches that can send targeted traffic to your website. This allows them to provide an outstanding approach to advertising because it affordably allows you to tap into the flow of traffic from large sites drawing your target audience.

Text Link Ads are priced at a flat rate per month per link. You prepay for a 30 day run of your ad. Your ad will never be turned off if it gets too many impressions or clicks. Their pricing algorithm is based on a website’s: traffic, theme, ad position, and link popularity when setting the flat ad rate per month. Hence, you don't have to ever worry about cost per click or CPM rates.

You can also control the links that will appear on your site, because Text Link Ads can be run along any ad system as it is not a contextually served product.

Unfortunately, you must have a dedicated hosting account to publish your Blogger blog, as their script will not work.

If you are considering a text link campaign targeted at increasing backlinks rather than just click-throughs, you may be wise to choose Text Link Ads.

If you already use them, you know this by now. If not, you're missing out on something easy. Give them a try !

Text Link Ads

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