Watch Out For Traffic Leaks
When promoting any affiliate program one thing that you, as an affiliate, has to watch out for is what is called traffic leaks. What is a traffic leak? A traffic leak is something on the merchants site that will cause the visitor, that you referred to their site, to get distracted and leave the merchant site, leaving you with no possibility of receiving any kind of commission.
Having traffic leaks does not mean the affiliate program is a scam or trying to cheat you. It is most likely that the merchant just doesn't realize what they are doing. If you are promoting an affiliate program that is not getting any sales for you, you may want to check for traffic leaks. If you find some then contact the merchant (in a professional manner) and ask if they would consider removing the traffic leaks from their site to increase conversion.
Here are a few examples of a traffic leak:
Advertisement Banners & Links
This is usually the most common traffic link. The merchant will put up a banner ad or two and some text links to "offset" their expenses. You do not want to promote an affiliate program that has this on their site. When you send a visitor to the site and they click the banner or text ad and go to the other site the merchant gets paid while you get zippo. Not to fair is it?
Order Phone Number
Another traffic leak is the toll free (or regular) phone number they put on their site to let customers call in their orders. But when customers do call in their orders you get stiffed on the commission. It is very easy to set up phone commission tracking. You should ask the merchant if they have any plans on setting up phone sale tracking. If they don't know how you can send them to me to show them how to do it.
Basically, you do not want anything on the merchants site that will drive your referred customer away to another site that you will not get a commission from.
Chet Brzezinski has been in the affiliate marketing and affiliate management industry since 1997. He owns two affiliate marketing related sites. One that offers www.proudmedia.com">affiliate program management & consulting services and the other www.affiliate-program-review.com">affiliate program reviews, tips and resources.
Market futures to kick off a new week are positive at this hour as Chinese markets overnight were up big for the second straight session After weeks of crushing selloffs of up to 15 especially following weaker than expected Q3 GDP reports in the world s second largest economy we see 5
By Avi Gilburt, ElliottWaveTrader.net The general investment public usually applies the same principles when they choose how and when to invest their hard-earned money. (And we wonder why the general public always gets caught holding the bag at the highs and selling at the lows?) And, much of these “principles”
With little on the docket today regarding new economic data besides calendar Q3 earnings reports Existing Home Sales come out after the market opens today with expectations that September will be slightly weaker than August then earnings reports is where we shall focus Pre market trading
Three weeks ago, when Brent Crude prices hit $80 a barrel on fears of an imminent supply crunch with the Iran sanctions, one of the world’s top oil traders—Trafigura—was one of the first to start talking about a return of $100 oil. Three weeks later, Brent Crude is again trading at nearly $80 as of early Thursday,
Earnings reports from calendar Q3 are starting to come in heavier like a storm of numbers raising the levels of investment discourse Both prior to today s market open we see plenty of companies who are leaders in their respective industries putting out new earnings reports today
Oil prices fell to a one-month low on Wednesday, pushed down by a rather bearish report from the EIA that showed a large increase in crude inventories. Brent briefly dipped below $80 per barrel and WTI was back below $70 per barrel as of Wednesday afternoon. The EIA said that crude oil inventories rose by 6.5
Under pressure emanating from other tech companies to cut ties with the Pentagon, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos isn’t blinking—regardless of what his employees think: Instead, Amazon will play a role in America’s defense because Bezos thinks it’s the right thing to do. But it’s also a good opportunity to look at the timing
Article by Avi Gilburt, ElliottWaveTrader For many years, I have been a staunch bull. In fact, many commenters and contributors on Seeking Alpha and MarketWatch were quite vocal regarding how they thought I was crazy back in 2016 for expecting the market to go from 1800 to over 2600SPX, and potentially up through
Will the investment performances of the first nine months of 2018 continue into the last quarter or will they reverse? So far, October is hinting reversals. We use heat maps to explore sector-style-country segments of global markets. See what has won and lost so far this year. We’re in the last quarter of 2018,
As investors welcome mostly positive Q3 earnings results so far early on in the new reporting season we also get new information on the housing market this morning from a couple different sources Housing Starts Building Permits and new Mortgage Applications All these figures reflect some
There are some early signs that the U.S. shale industry is starting to show its age, with depletion rates on the rise. A study from Wood Mackenzie found that some wells in the Permian Wolfcamp were suffering from decline rates at or above 15 percent after five years, much higher than the 5 to 10 percent originally
Despite a growing economy, the U.S. deficit has risen 17 percent for the fiscal year ending September 30th, hitting $779 billion . This is the highest level since 2012, when it hit $1 trillion—but in the aftermath of a recession. This year’s excuse doesn’t include recession damage control. In fact, it somehow
By Fire Sale Buyer ByFire Sale Buyer Investment Thesis Investment ThesisInvestment Thesis Like an odd swan in a flock of ducks Tremont TRMT is a much disliked puny net net REIT that pays no dividends but will very likely grow into a beautiful outperformer At a 34 million
Shutterstock photo Silicon Valley has completely disrupted many aspects of our lives, changing the way we use technology, and only a few years ago, it seemed inevitable that it would completely upend the way we think about FinTech (Financial Technology), but it hasn't quite worked out that way. Why is that?
If you re a market participant looking to re direct your focus away from international challenges like Saudi Arabia North Korea Russia et al you re in luck Q3 earnings reports are hitting the tape fast and furious at this hour We will take this opportunity to summarize a handful of