Affiliate marketing strategies 2016

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From tighter legislation for affiliates, to Google cracking down on thin affiliate content, and a general increase in competition on the web, itís becoming increasingly difficult for affiliate marketers to get ahead in the game.

One of the biggest advantages affiliates have over established brands, and one of the greatest opportunities to add value, is the ability to be agile and act quickly with content marketing.

If a user said they wanted to skydive, their results page would include a link to book a skydive. While I never expected to earn anything from these (what’s the likelihood of someone impulse booking a skydive?), I decided there was no harm in making these links affiliate links.

Your success will come down to your ability to create a connection with your audience.

I expect the trend of set-and-forget niche affiliate sites to slowly die.

This includes building out your own sites, ad campaigns, mailing lists and actually owning the data and products you are selling.

Some that you can predict and plan for.

I think making money with a blog has become so easy with so many ways around and yes, affiliate marketing is surely one of the best,

Youíve shared some very valuable tips here in regards to affiliate marketing. I like the fact that you showed why someone would want to get into affiliate marketing, and what strategies they can use to become successful in it. Many Thanks!

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If you're not familiar with affiliate marketing or are unsure of how it works, keep reading.

The easiest way to find affiliate programs to promote is to check if the people selling products and services you love have an affiliate program Ė assuming those products and services would be relevant to the visitors to your blog or website. There are also multiple ways to find new quality products or services to promote to your audience based on their interests. You'll find more information on how to do this here.

I always run my affiliate links through redirects - also referred to as cloaking affiliate links - for several reasons:Running them through my redirects means I have a click count to match up to the one the merchant is reporting. Affiliate links . Read More

How do you an evaluate a potential affiliate niche? It's a question I'm asked several times a week. Half of the niches I've created affiliate sites in were ones I stumbled across totally by chance. The rest are in niches I directly set out to . Read More

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In turn, you should work with affiliates who are authentic and appeal to your brandís consumer base. It is invaluable to work with partners who promote what they love and have a loyal base of followers.

With 2015 just about in the rearview mirror, itís time to look down the open road that is 2016. Affiliate marketing, with its roots in native content, continues to be a proven method to reach consumers and drive sales.

Before looking ahead, itís important to look back to examine what worked best in 2015 to identify top-performing publishers and discover new insights about audience reach. Ask your partners what new techniques they have started to use to drive traffic to their site.

This year we have also seen a continued strong growth in mobile use, shown clearly by Mary Meeker's annual mobile trends round-up from earlier in the year. So, unsuprisingly, the use of mobile marketing will continue to be one of key trends to follow in 2016.

For some time, there has been increasing talk of a need for a 'post-digital marketing world' marketing world where the use of digital media and technology in marketing has become so ubiquitous we no longer complete separate "digital marketing activities" since they should be fully integrated and simply part of marketing. This thinking is partly driven by changes in consumer media consumption where they continue to consume content in different formats without consciously thinking about which devices or channels. The 'post-digital' thinking is also driven by problems of managing marketing activities in a business where a common problem with upskilling in digital is that 'digital silos' are created where different parts of marketing and their agencies don't communicate effectively giving rise to campaigns that don't work across media.

The way I see it, at early levels of adoption you have to make the commitment to transform marketing by setting goals for digital marketing, setting an integrated digital strategy and bringing in specialist digital marketing skills - through a combination of new hires for new roles, use of agencies and re-skilling existing marketers. New marketing processes are also needed which integrate digital to the heart of strategy, investment and marketing campaigns. Naturally this can't happen overnight, particularly since changes in marketing technology are also needed to support the integration of digital marketing, so many businesses now have digital transformation programmes to support this.

At the same time, it was rumored that Google was actively looking to demote affiliate websites that were using the dated framework in both their organic and paid results.

And recent Ad and Commerce Operations job postings by the company state that the position entails “develop[ing] interesting new revenue sources for the company, helping to expand our successful e-commerce campaigns (which have driven approximately $160m in sales to partners)” and include the notation that “experience with commerce-oriented ad APIs (e.g., Amazon Product Advertising API)” is something that’s nice for applicants to have.

Requests for direct comment from Gawker Media surrounding their use of and investment into affiliate marketing went unanswered. But investing into custom platforms and granular data collection doesn’t seem like something a publisher the size of Gawker Media would be doing unless it were a central part of their current and future overall monetization strategy.

Gawker Media’s presumably home-grown widgets are utilizing Google Analytics Event Tracking, which further points to Gawker Media putting in a noteworthy effort to track their affiliate efforts on a granular level.