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Amazon.com is the planet’s biggest online store (whose 2015 revenue exceeded $100 Billion). Walmart, on the other hand, is the world’s largest company by revenue ($482.1 Billion in 2015) and also the globe’s largest corporate employer (third only to the U.S. Department of Defense and Chinese Army). Both of these remarkable businesses actively employ affiliate marketing to generate sales.
… It isn’t every month that affiliates of Amazon Associates program receive emails as strongly worded as the one that they have sent out on the afternoon of October 26, 2015. But the situation called for it and all Amazon.com’s affiliates who have not yet taken action to declare their websites as non-targeting “children under the age of 13” were…
Earlier this week I spoke at Pubcon conference in Las Vegas. The topic of my presentation was Affiliate Marketing 2015. Among other things highlighted in my speech, I applauded Amazon for fairly treating those affiliates who appear to influence conversions the most — by driving the prospect to, actually, place an item into their online shopping cart.
… Let me start off by saying I’m not a fan of launching content on Sundays, BUT the 15th of the month (A.K.A. my podcast day) just happened to fall on this day. Oh well, can’t control the calendar, right? So let’s jump into it… About six months ago, Amazon released a CPM ad program through their affiliate (associates) program. CPM stands…
… I know a lot of you don’t like Amazon’s affiliate program. After all, the commissions are incredibly low and why use them when there’s AdSense, Clickbank, etc? Well I love it. It’s a catch-all affiliate program when you need an affiliate link for products that aren’t tied to an affiliate program. I don’t earn a lot from Amazon, but I did have…