Direct Line to ShareASale CEO

ShareASale is one of my favorite networks and they continue to impress me.  They have areas they can improve one, we all know that but what is great and unique is that they know it too.  ShareASale has created a minisite that encourages affiliates and merchants to send completely anonymous suggestions/complaints to the CEO of the company, Brian Littleton.   It’s a great opportunity to help this already very successful network do an even better job for it’s affiliates and merchants.  ShareASale wrote a blog post about this, you can read the full story by clicking here or skip directly to their brand new mini feedback site.

If you are not currently working with ShareASale, there is no better time to check them out with the holidays quickly approaching.  Check them out at the links below:

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ShareASale Closed Today for 9/11

I have been an affiliate and merchant of ShareASale for years and was surprised to see that they were closed today.  I am not sure why, they close every year on this day in remembrance of the terrorist attacks on the US in 2001.  I wonder why more companies don’t do this.  It’s an event that affected millions of people, both in the US and outside of the US.  It’s shaped how we, as a Country, dealt with the rest of the world over the last 8 years.  It was a huge tragedy that brought the entire country together.  I remember the day it happened, I was working from home, turned on the TV to watch the news and couldn’t believe what I was watching.

Will it take this day becoming a National holiday before more companies do what ShareASale did today? ShareASale should be commended for putting the remembrance of such a horrible ahead of business.

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GSI Commerce Acquires Pepperjam Network

Wow, this is pretty big news about two companies that are pretty local to me.  GSI Commerce (NASDAQ: GSIC), a leading Ecommerce solution provider has entered the affiliate network space by acquiring Pepperjam Network.   I am based in Reading, PA, Pepperjam Affiliate network is based in Wilkes Barre, PA and GSI Commerce is based in King of Prussia PA.  Both of them are within an hour of me so it’s pretty great to see these two local companies come together.

The details of the deal were not disclosed but what we know ist hat GSI Commerce acquired all of Pepperjam’s search marketing service but only certain aspects of it’s affiliate network.

GSI Commerce represents a pretty impressive group of online retailers.  Their strength has been in providing Ecommerce and Multichannel solutions.  Affiliate marketing has always been an important key to the success of their clients.  Last year, their affiliate marketing channel generated $100 Million for their clients.  We can only think that will increase now that they have their own network.  Especially since the Pepperjam network is so impressive in their service, their platform and their offers.

You can read the full article by clicking here or you can go directly to Pepperjam and sign up as an affiliate

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Tribal Formula Review

This isn’t an actual review, well, not what I would consider a review anyway.  I am not making any recommendations one way or another.  I don’t recommend products I have never tried myself and since I have yet to try this particular course, I don’t know enough about it to say whether it lives up to the hype.

However, I do think you should take a minute, read the rest of my post and click through to check out the site for yourself.  Yanik Silver recommended it to me this morning and that was enough for me to at least check out the site and watch the free videos.  The video’s were compelling and the information was interesting.  There is the usual hype that goes along with these types of products but if you look past that, the idea behind Tribal Marketing is pretty interesting.

You can get access to the free Tribal formula video’s on the Tribal Marketing Association web site.  If you end up buying the course, I would love to get some actual feedback from you.

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Good Article on Writing Product Reviews

I have been following Lynn Terry for quite awhile now and have been pretty impressed with both her blog and her role as one of the regulars on the Internet Marketing This Week podcast.   If you read my blog I assume you are actively promoting products or services in some way and earning a commission for your effort.  One of the most effective methods at generating commissions is to write clear, genuine and comprehensive reviews of the item or service you want to promote.  Lynn wrote a really good post this morning on how to write a good product review.  You can check it out on her blog Writing a Product Review

While you are there, I would recommend you subscribe to her RSS feed, she posts some great stuff.

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