Although it differs from spyware, adware often uses the same methods and technologies. Merchants initially were uninformed about adware, what impact it had, and how it could damage their brands. Affiliate marketers became aware of the issue much more quickly, especially because they noticed that adware often overwrites tracking cookies, thus resulting in a decline of commissions. Affiliates not employing adware felt that it was stealing commission from them. Adware often has no valuable purpose and rarely provides any useful content to the user, who is typically unaware that such software is installed on his/her computer.
Cookie stuffing involves placing an affiliate tracking cookie on a website visitor's computer without their knowledge, which will then generate revenue for the person doing the cookie stuffing. This not only generates fraudulent affiliate sales but also has the potential to overwrite other affiliates' cookies, essentially stealing their legitimately earned commissions.
Since the emergence of affiliate marketing, there has been little control over affiliate activity. Unscrupulous affiliates have used spam, false advertising, forced clicks (to get tracking cookies set on users' computers), adware, and other methods to drive traffic to their sponsors. Although many affiliate programs have terms of service that contain rules against spam, this marketing method has historically proven to attract abuse from spammers.
LinkShare est un autre joueur important dans le monde du marketing d’affiliation. LinkShare a été fondé en 1996 et son siège social est à New York. Walmart, Champion, iTunes, Toshiba et ToysRus ne sont que quelques-uns des annonceurs de LinkShare. À moins de générer plus d’un million de dollars par année en vente en ligne, vous devrez vous contenter d’être éditeur chez LinkShare. Le programme LinkShare est réservé aux grands annonceurs seulement. LinkShare se concentre surtout sur les produits physiques.
LinkConnector has struggled to stand out from the pack but nonetheless has managed to sign some exclusive deals with big name brands, including Writer’s Digest, the Disney Store, Ironman, Hats.com, and Everly. Their strictly controlled screening process for both merchants/advertisers and affiliates/publishers means that you can always rely on the quality of products on offer.
ClickBank allows you to join for free, and the approval process is virtually automatic, so it’s a great choice for people entering the affiliated game for the first time. ClickBank has a ton of information, including FAQs, walk-throughs, and videos available, so the barrier to entry is quite low. There’s also a (paid) program called ClickBank University with courses and assistance from experienced marketers.
RevenueWire est une entreprise canadienne qui a vu le jour en 2007. RevenueWire semble être une excellente plateforme d’affiliation pour les éditeurs qui veulent promouvoir des logiciels. RevenueWire a de très bonnes critiques sur internet (souvent 4 sur 5). Puisque la plupart des produits des annonceurs de RevenueWire sont virtuels (logiciels), les coûts de production sont inexistants, donc les marges de profits sont élevées pour les annonceurs. Donc, les éditeurs pourront en bénéficier en gagnant jusqu’à 75 % de commission sur les produits vendus. Voici quelques-uns des produits trouvés sur RevenueWire: Spyware Doctor, Registry Mechanic, Outlook PST Repair, AdAware Plus, etc..

The Market Health Affiliate Program allows you to market and promote the world’s leading health and beauty offers online. We offer the highest paying affiliate program and best tracking software in our industry. If you have a web site and are interested in making money off the explosive sales in the health and beauty industry, then MarketHealth.com is perfect for you. Offers include products in the health, beauty, supplement, weight loss, and skin care industries.


SkimLinks is probably best for bloggers who want to write content around the affiliate link rather than add affiliate links to existing products. SkimLinks offers a lot of tools to compare commission rates and offers in order to customize your content to optimize your income. Once nice aspect of SkimLinks is that it offers lots of products for non-US creators, including popular UK brands like John Lewis and Tesco.
Choisissez une niche, produit de best-seller qui fait appel à la majorité de vos lecteurs. Idéalement, il devrait être un produit que vous utilisez activement, ou avoir une bonne compréhension de la façon d'utiliser. Si vous n'êtes pas sûr de quel outil choisir parmi une liste de concurrents sur le marché, consultez les notes sur les sites d'examen pour voir comment les utilisateurs réels se sentent à ce sujet.
Cost per action/sale methods require that referred visitors do more than visit the advertiser's website before the affiliate receives a commission. The advertiser must convert that visitor first. It is in the best interest of the affiliate to send the most closely targeted traffic to the advertiser as possible to increase the chance of a conversion. The risk and loss are shared between the affiliate and the advertiser.
In 2006, the most active sectors for affiliate marketing were the adult gambling, retail industries and file-sharing services.[21]:149–150 The three sectors expected to experience the greatest growth are the mobile phone, finance, and travel sectors.[21] Soon after these sectors came the entertainment (particularly gaming) and Internet-related services (particularly broadband) sectors. Also several of the affiliate solution providers expect to see increased interest from business-to-business marketers and advertisers in using affiliate marketing as part of their mix.[21]:149–150
Aujourd’hui, les biens les plus vendus à l’aide des plateformes d’affiliations sont les produits électroniques (logiciels, livrels, etc) et les livres, mais je crois que dans le futur, nous verrons de plus en plus de publicités pour des produits physiques (exemple: un vélo, un ordinateur, des outils, etc). Je dirais même que les lecteurs d’un blogue sur la course à pied auraient un avantage à être exposé à des pubs de chaussures et de vêtements sport, plutôt qu’à une annonce du ebook : “Comment faire de l’argent sur internet”.
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