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Mar 06, 2022
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Recruiting the right partners is only the first step in opening a successful affiliate program. Once you have strong relationships with your affiliates, you need to monitor and track their performance. Visibility into the effectiveness of your affiliates and your strategy will make or break your affiliate program. Key metrics to track include total affiliate sales, sales per affiliate, total payout, gross margin, number of new affiliates, and number of affiliates who have left the program. (Pro Tip: go after them with special offers to try to get them back). You should also compare average sales statistics between your affiliate program and your sales team because this will give you a better understanding of how effective your affiliate marketing strategy is. Ask yourself these five questions: Who is my top affiliate? Why is this affiliate so successful? How is the approach different from others? How did I find this affiliate? Can I find more affiliates with similar backgrounds or niche content? How can I help my other affiliates improve and replicate his/her/its success? Remember to be in regular contact with the affiliates Philippines Photo Editor in your program. Communication often happens via email and serves to provide them with everything they need to be successful. Your emails should include any new rules or regulations, insight into your brand, and usable content such as relevant hashtags, marketing campaigns, pre-made social media posts, infographics, blogs, and more. Affiliate Marketing Channels: What do Affiliates Actually Do? Affiliate marketers aim to engage their audience enough in order to drive sales to your business. However, not all affiliates use the same advertising techniques. The methodology changes depending on the affiliate’s following and the product he or she is promoting. What do Affiliates Actually Do There are five main channels that affiliate marketers use: Influencers: This type of affiliate marketing is known as influencer marketing. It is when a person who is relevant to your product and has a large audience (typically on social media or a blog) promotes your brand. Influencer affiliate marketing has many sub-categories including macro-influencers, micro-influencers, sponsored ads, organic posts, and more which we will cover in a future blog. Bloggers: Individuals who have a large following can also be a great source of traffic to your site. They usually have sites with strong SEO and can improve your product’s ranking on search engines (by adding links to your website, which signals crawl engines that your content is relevant to their followers). This method usually works well if you provide them with a sample of your product so they can write comprehensive reviews containing links to your website. Paid search-focused microsites: Microsites are distinct mini-sites that branch off a larger organization. They typically have very focused content, catering to a specific audience that allows them to use straightforward calls-to-action (CTAs), ensuring higher conversion rates. Email lists: Email lists are a classic affiliate marketing strategy that still works. This method is fairly simple – your affiliate uses their email list to promote your brand and send links to your target audience in a personalized way. Large media websites: Last, but not least, is large media websites. These sites are a bit of a numbers play. They reach millions of people daily, promoting brands on banners and with relevant links. This strategy guarantees lots of exposure to your target audience and usually results in a high conversion volume.
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Mar 06, 2022
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Affiliate marketing is a very dynamic marketing strategy with several common approaches. This can make it difficult to know how, or where, to begin creating an affiliate program for your brand and products. This blog will help you increase your website traffic and sales by providing a breakdown of what affiliate marketing is, and how to find, empower and manage high-quality affiliates, as well as explore factors that need to be considered when defining goals for your affiliate program. What is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate marketing is a common marketing strategy used to drive sales and generate online revenue. It has increased in popularity as digital marketing tactics have taken off. In fact: According to Business Insider, 15% of total digital media advertising revenue is attributed to affiliate marketing Digital Global found that US affiliate Photo Editing Services marketing spending increases annually by 10.1% According to Mediakix, 81% of brands and publishers push an affiliate program because it involves a very small investment and creates passive and steady revenue 94% of publishers use more than one affiliate network according to Rakuten To contextualize the above statistics consider the following: When comparing Target to Walmart, Walmart wins 73% of all affiliate traffic. This means, due to strong partnerships, walmart.com wins approximately 12M visits monthly via affiliate traffic, whereas Target sees approximately 4M monthly visits. referral traffic Affiliate marketing has become so popular because it benefits both the referred and the referrer. The referred brand can increase sales while the affiliate earns a commission. Affiliate sales are tracked via links on all relevant sites so both parties know how much traffic the affiliate is bringing and how much commission they’ve earned. What Can Affiliate Marketing Do for My Business? Groupon was originally built on an affiliate marketing strategy. In 2009, Groupon was a struggling startup that was considered dead in the water, but after opening their affiliate program, the site took off and now has upwards of 50M active users. In eCommerce, affiliate marketing has about a 16% conversion rate, the same rate as email marketing, and you can pay per sale. By comparison, paid search traffic converts at a rate of approximately 20% and requires you to run costly ads. As a rule of thumb, brands need affiliates that are good matches for their products, as opposed to affiliates with the largest audience reach. Along the same lines, it’s better to open an affiliate program with a handful of quality affiliates rather than opting to work with many affiliates that have irrelevant traffic. For example, an affiliate that has millions of football followers would not be an effective partner for a perfume brand.
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