By Alex Tsatkin | Vice President of Mobile
Once you have been an affiliate for some time, you will start to develop tricks that can help you make more money from your time and investment. These range from the basic, such as setting up a proper business email address, to the complex, like ensuring every contract you have with an affiliate network includes an out clause. No matter how big — or little — your affiliate operation is, it’s essential that you follow industry best practices to keep your operation profitable.
As someone who’s seen every side of the affiliate game, here are 10 tricks that every affiliate should know in order to maximize earnings.
Ask for a bump. Instead of running around looking at different networks with the highest street payout ask your affiliate manager to bump your payout on the offers you’re running.
- Split-test multiple affiliate networks. Regardless of payout, networks use various tracking technologies that can affect your earnings. Split-test the same offer across a few networks to see which one yields you the highest eCPC. (more…)
By Heather Kraus | Manager, Performance Strategy and Analytics
It has been a few months since Google announced Universal Analytics, which will provide marketers with greater visibility into people’s interactions with a Web site at multiple levels. Universal Analytics will transform how marketers interpret consumer behavior.
Universal Analytics will open doors for more in-depth analysis of brands’ Web sites. It is a complete overhaul of Google Analytics. It requires marketers’ immediate attention in order to stay on top of the data revolution that is reshaping much of our economy and society.
The most exciting change brought about by Universal Analytics is the inclusion of more data. While a vast trove of data can be overwhelming to some, anyone who has worked with Google Analytics is aware of its shortcomings. Its lack of transparency has led some marketers to assume certain things about how consumers interact with their Web sites. Making assumptions with data is a recipe for disaster, whether you’re conducting a simple science experiment or analyzing a multichannel online marketing campaign.
Measuring interactions from different environments changes the very concept of “Web analytics” to “digital analytics.” With Universal Analytics, marketers are finally able to track user activity across multiple devices. This is important as consumers increasingly shift toward a mobile-first, multiple-device shopping experience. The focus is shifting from visits and visitors to sessions and users.
The consumer — not page views — now rules the e-commerce roost. (more…)
As one of the leading integrated digital media agencies, MediaWhiz and its executives are often quoted in the media about emerging trends and issues in the digital media and marketing industries. Recently, Steve Goldner, senior director of social media marketing at MediaWhiz and its sister agency, Ryan Partnership, was quoted in an eMarketer report, “Facebook Marketing: Reaching Consumers in a Changing Environment.” The report analyzes how Facebook is altering brand marketing in the Digital Age.
Goldner’s comments focus on what Facebook should do to help marketers ensure their brands stand out on Facebook and receive more detailed information on the metrics of their Facebook marketing spend. A recap of those comments can be found below. eMarketer subscribers can view the full report here.
Comments of Steve Goldner, Senior Director of Social Media Marketing, MediaWhiz and Ryan Partnership
On whether brands that market on Facebook stand out from the competition …
“Marketers, advertisers and clients want something that stands out. The reality is it still is difficult to get a brand to stand out on Facebook.”
On how well Facebook listens to the concerns of marketers …
“The challenge is to get Facebook to listen to marketers. You have no chance of talking to an [Facebook] account rep unless you’re at a certain level of spend.” (more…)