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GNC Affiliate Update – In Store Coupon Restriction

May 9th, 2013

Hello,

Due to in-store restrictions, we are reaching out to kindly ask that you remove any in-store coupons from your affiliate site/s. We understand that many of these offers are user generated, however we ask that you monitor any in-store offers that are added. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your compliance.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,
The GNC Affiliate Team

Google Affiliate Network Closing

April 17th, 2013

An update on Google Affiliate Network

Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing has rapidly evolved in the last few years, and we’ve invested significantly in CPA tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer. We’re constantly evaluating our products to ensure that we’re focused on the services that will have the biggest impact for our advertisers and publishers.

To that end, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire Google Affiliate Network and focus on other products that are driving great results for clients.

We’ll continue to support our customers as we wind down the product over the next few months. And there are other products that can help you achieve your goals. Affiliate publishers can continue to earn AdSense revenue through the AdSense network. And marketers can take advantage of other CPA-oriented Google tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer to drive valuable online sales and conversions. These areas are growing rapidly and we’re continuing to invest heavily in them.

Thanks for your support of our affiliate product, and we look forward to helping you grow your business in the future.

J.J. Hirschle, Head of Google Affiliate Network

Shopping.com is now the eBay Commerce Network

April 1st, 2013

I am excited to announce the Shopping.com business (including affiliated websites) has been rebranded as the eBay Commerce Network.

This new name more accurately reflects who we are today. As an eBay company for the past 8 years, we have evolved from our legacy as a comparison shopping site into a robust commerce network. Our strategy and investments are focused on enhancing and scaling this network. Our ultimate goal is to integrate eBay’s powerful assets into our commerce platform to bring you innovative advertising solutions that can help you monetize your site traffic.

The rebrand comes as Shopping.com, Inc. merges into its parent company eBay Inc. effective today. You will notice a new website and branding; however, your campaign and contacts within the company will remain the same. Any agreement you may have with Shopping.com, Inc. has been assigned to eBay Inc. Please login to the Publisher Center to review our updated User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Please refer to this FAQ or contact publishersUS@ebaycommercenetwork.com if you have further questions regarding this reorganization. We look forward to partnering with you as the eBay Commerce Network.

Sincerely,

Gautam Thakar
VP, eBay Inc.

Share Results – Office Closure Dates

March 28th, 2013

We are emailing to let you know the Share Results office will be closed for the Easter holiday on Friday, March 29th, 2013 and Monday April 1, 2013. All inquiries will be responded to upon our return on Tuesday April 2, 2013.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please advise the Share Results Affiliate Team by emailing: affiliatemanagers@shareresults.com.

Thanks and have a nice weekend,

SR Affiliate Team

ACTION REQUIRED: NY Affiliates Form Request – Bradford Exchange Affiliate Program

March 28th, 2013

We are asking our New York affiliates to please fill out the form below.
Please fill out the top portion of this form: http://www.bradfordaffiliates.com/NY_Affiliate_cerification.pdf and email the completed form back to us at: affiliates@bradfordexchange.com with CC to: psimagra@bgeltd.com.

You may also send us the form via mail to:
The Bradford Exchange Online
Attn: Pongpeera Simagrai
9333 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting us at the email addresses above.

* Please sign and return this form no later than April 30th, after which, we reserve the right to suspend our affiliate partnership with you until we receive the signed and completed form.

Sincerely,
Pongpeera Simagrai
The Bradford Exchange Affiliate Program

ProtectYourBubble.com: Urgent Message

March 27th, 2013

Please be advised that, effective immediately, ProtectYourBubble.com is no longer offering Pet Insurance through their affiliate program. Please, as soon as possible, take down any Pet Insurance text and/or banner links you may be promoting on your website or on any of your social media outlets. On the PepperJam network, the text and banner links will be deactivated within the next 24 hours.

Linkshare – Update your Account Profile and New Features Available!

March 20th, 2013

Our new feature enhancement allows your future Advertiser partners to find you! If you have not updated your profile information, now’s your chance! Beginning Friday, March 29, 2013, Advertisers will have the ability to search for Publishers based on the criteria in your Account Profile.

Your Account Profile gives you the opportunity to provide greater detail on your account, website, and how you drive traffic to Advertisers. This information helps us connect you with Advertisers who are looking to partner with Publishers like you. In your new Account Profile, you can enter:

– The ways in which you drive traffic
– The countries that drive the most traffic to your site
– Details on any Paid Placements available on your site
– And more!

If you don’t update your information, you won’t be found in searches made by top Advertisers. Don’t miss your chance – log in to your Publisher Dashboard to get started today.

New Dashboard Enhancements: Coming March 29th!

We want to help you facilitate relationships with the right partners. Starting March 29th, 2013 you will notice several feature enhancements in the Publisher Dashboard – all created to help you get the most information about an Advertisers program upfront. The upgrades will include:

– New Advertiser Information and Vertical tabs
– New Offers page to easily view all the important aspects of offers from Advertisers, including start and end date, return days, and even named SKU lists!
– New Offer Details and Offers History page to better display pertinent data
– New Links page with all the link types and link counts within an Advertisers program, and even quick links to categories within link types!
– And more!

AND in the next few months, you will have the ability to search for Advertisers based on criteria such as International capabilities and mobile applications! Make sure to keep an eye out for our future technology announcements – you don’t want to miss the latest information on our new Publisher features!

Thank you for being a part of the #1 Affiliate Marketing Network. We truly appreciate you.

Sincerely, The Rakuten LinkShare Team

Commission Factory API Released

March 17th, 2013

OUR SIMPLE, WELL DOCUMENTED AND FUNCTIONAL API VERSION 1

After many months (and continued requests!), we are finally releasing our first ever API. We have collaborated with several key affiliates and merchants in various verticals to understand what they need, and what they’ve been missing from other networks’ APIs. This has allowed us to bring you a comprehensive and functional system.

WHAT IS AN API?

An API (or Application Programming Interface) provides access to many functions that you can use to interact with our system and data. You can use it to extend the services of our network, or to ease the management of data into your own systems and software.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR OUR MEMBERS

Our tech savvy members now have the ability to add the services of Commission Factory to their own software, plugins, and apps. This opens the way to extend our functionality to native WordPress plugins, smartphone and tablet apps, and more tightly integrated shopping cart solutions. Smart tools and plugins are on the way, and our API means that we can open up this development to our members or other third party partners and developers.

GETTING STARTED

To get started right away:

– Log in to your account
– Go to your Account Settings
– Proceed to the API Keys section in the sidebar
– Generate a new API key

Once you have generated an API key, head over to our Developer API Documentation to get started.

Talk soon,

The Commission Factory Team

FTC Updated Laws on Endorsed Tweets

March 14th, 2013

The FTC updated their .com Disclosure guidelines for the first time since 2000. It took 13 years for them to modernize this document, only to put out the message that it doesn’t matter what medium advertisements are on – print, radio, TV, social – the same exact rules apply. However, when you dive a little deeper, you reach the PDF’s updated laws for advertisement disclosures – specifically for Twitter and celebrity endorsements.

Please read the press release here:

http://www.copypress.com/blog/ftc-lays-down-the-law-on-endorsed-tweets/?u=jes

BistroMD – $100 Commission Bonus

February 15th, 2013

BistroMD just launched a brand new site and we want to know what you think! Please visit www.bistromd.com, browse around and tell your visitors what your NEW bistroMD experience!

BistroMD will send a $100 bonus check to any affiliates that update their BistroMD Banners, and/or text links, bistroMD logo, URL?s, and written reviews of the website on their CJ affiliate websites. This information must be updated with the NEW Branding and based on the NEW website. We are also asking that you make at least 1 sale within 14 days of your update to receive the bonus. *The $75 commission will still be paid on your sales, along with the $100 bonus.*

If you are interested in participating in this UPDATE BONUS, please make the necessary changes to your website and forward the URL to my email tasha@bistromd.com. I will view the site and upon approval, put you on our Bonus list to track your first sale. Upon your first sale, I will have a $100 check generated immediately.

If you have any questions regarding this Bonus, please email me tasha@bistromd.com
Looking forward to the updates.