I know many people are probably interested in reading about my latest updates: “Has Tyler improved his ROI yet?”, “I can’t wait to see how much more money he loses…”. Unfortunately I’ve done zero affiliate marketing work since my last update.
My friend Shawn and his fiancé were in town visiting from Northern BC so I invited them over, and that was one day gone. Then the next day I liked the break so I decided to spend it eating and playing poker. Then today I decided to re-install and play some Starcraft. And… well…. I just took a little break from work over the past few days.
That being said, I decided to write a bit about a couple affiliate networks. You’ve probably heard me mention AzoogleAds as well as a couple other affiliate networks lately, and so I thought I’d write a review of it. I wrote it for PublisherSpot, here is an excerpt:
One of AzoogleAds’s shining points is their commitment to providing fantastic customer support. Each publisher at AzoogleAds is provided with their own personal affiliate manager. Many other networks provide this option as well, however where AzoogleAds stands out is that these private affiliate managers really are there to help you and are very available.
Most affiliate managers are available all week from 9-5 Monday to Friday, and many are even available on the weekends as well from their homes! They allow you to contact them via e-mail, phone, or even instant messenger. Adding your affiliate manager to AIM can be extremely valuable as you can get any questions answered nearly instantly.
Affiliate managers aren’t there just to answer basic questions, they are more like personal assistants. They will help publishers find the best possible campaigns for their needs and find offers not publicly available. In addition, depending on the volume the publisher has, affiliate managers are even able to increase payouts and payment times!
AzoogleAds’s affiliate managers are truly there for publishers and is one of the reasons they’ve taken off so well.
In addition, we’ve also added a review of the up-and-coming affiliate network Millnic Media. Here is an excerpt of the review:
As mentioned, the main site for Millnic Media is written with a sense of humor, boasting of its virtues and jokingly calling people who don’t believe in the site’s superiority “assclowns.” If publishers don’t mind this laid-back approach, however, they can navigate the site fairly easily to find out about the opportunities the company offers, especially after creating an account. Through this one account, publishers can manage multiple sites and all of their campaigns.
Millnic Media mainly offers CPA and CPS campaigns, although it does have some CPC and co-registration opportunities. Some ad campaigns require publishers to download additional tools in order to run them, such as support for pop-ups and pop-unders, which are available through the affiliate network’s site. The ad types and offers vary widely by campaign, each of which has its own set of rules and rewards. Some ads are banners, while others let you create your own text links to offers, and still others are embedded in emailed newsletters.
There are also a variety of tools available to make managing an ad campaign easier; for example, Millnic Media allows its users to enable an optimized rotator so that their most successful ads will be shown the most frequently. This can help cut down on the time that publishers must spend selecting their campaigns and ad spaces. Additionally, new offers are displayed on a user’s homepage, so publishers don’t need to search to find out what’s new on the site.
Millnic Media offers a performance rewards program for well-performing affiliates, with prizes including jet skis and plasma televisions. Publishers also have the option of putting a referral link to the affiliate network on their site, and they receive 6% of the revenue of anyone they refer. This offer never expires.
Those two reviews mark our first reviews of affiliate networks on PublisherSpot, and more will come soon.
Anyhow, that’s all for now.