There are certain sites that are just ubiquitous online. Ebay, Amazon & Netflix are a few names that everyone knows and most people have used or use on a regular basis. In their growth stages these are fantastic sites to promote as an affiliate because they appeal to pretty much everyone and convert rather easily. These types of sites are also usually the target of a much more nefarious affiliate; the big bad blackhat cookie stuffer. When I say cookie stuffing I don’t mean the guy that put’s the cream in the middle of the Oreo. I’m talking about promoting a site that is so easy to convert on and that so many people use or have heard of, that you can literally implant the cookie in their browser without them realizing it and some percentage are bound to convert.
I say you’ve made it if people are cookie stuffing your site. It means that so many people already know who you are that some percentage of them are bound to use your site at some point. Lately, I am seeing a huge amount of cookie stuffing for Fanduel. I’m constantly seeing popups/popunders for them both on desktop and mobile and my guess is that some affiliate is just playing the odds that a percentage of his/her cookies will convert into a user.
If I were Fanduel I’d keep an eye on that but it just goes to show just how big Daily Fantasy Sports have become.
Los Angeles, CA -The Affiliate Ball is happy to announce the artist for the upcoming Affiliate Summit in New York will be Juicy J! Juicy J is mostly known as one half of the supergroup, 3-6 Mafia. However Juicy J is enjoying tremendous success with his most recent collaborative, #1 hit single “Dark Horse” with Katy Perry. Other big songs currently featuring Juicy J: “Bandz A Make Her Dance” with Lil Wayne and 2Chainz, “Bounce It” featuring Trey Songz and Wale,“Double Cup” featuring Jeezy, Ludaris and The Game, and of course his Oscar winning track for best original song with Three 6 Mafia, “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp”.
Darren Blatt, the Affiliate Ball organizer and creator says, “We’ve had such an amazing run with huge artists over the last 5 years. For this New York show we wanted to stay extremely current with a hot artist, and Juicy J is on fire right now”. The Affiliate Ball is an official party of the Affiliate Summit. You can RSVP now on the site, AffiliateBall.com. The Ball will take place at The Copacabana located in Times Square, just walking distance from the ASE Marriott. Past Affiliate Ball artists have included: Busta Rhymes, Big Boi of Outkast, Nelly, Too Short, Doug E Fresh, Three 6 Mafia, Mixmaster Mike of the Beastie Boys, B Real of Cypress Hill, Ice-T and Coco and many other huge names. SocietyInvite is the main sponsor, however more sponsorship’s are now available. If your company or product is interested in a sposnorship or reserved table, you can contact Darren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818 825 3972
If you’ve been reading my ramblings for a while you know how I cover conferences. There are no long well written posts here. I prefer to just post my thoughts and observations….granted, my thoughts can be kind of weird.
- Philadelphia is filled with homeless zombie types wandering all over the place. More people have asked me for 33 cents then have tried to give me a business card so far.
- The bigger/more expensive the watch, the smaller the penis (and likely the sooner that persons company is going out of business)
- A lot of people at Affiliate Summit don’t do affiliate marketing anymore, which there’s nothing wrong with. A lot of people seem to have moved to more stable areas of internet marketing.
- There seems to be a marked comeback of nutraceuticals which as just as uncompliant at Acai so expect another crackdown sooner than later.
- Fake it till you make it is alive and kicking. I was talking to some insiders about affiliate networks. Some of the affiliate networks you think are doing well, aren’t. I learned yesterday that one network that you would think kills it every month is doing about $250,000 revenue per month and making about $30,000 and then still having to pay about 8 employees. I say it all the time but KNOW WHO YOU’RE WORKING WITH & make sure you aren’t extending too much credit to these networks.
- The parties sucked pretty bad last night exept for Badger Ball which was pretty cool. If you want a badass party check out Affiliate Ball tonight!
- I feel bad for newbie affiliates who are trying to make it and live the dream. It’s going to be a long, hard, ugly road.
That’s all for now. Talk to ya’ll tommorow. If you see me today, say hello!
Hot Off The Presses:
The Affiliate Ball maintains a consistent, high standard when it comes to throwing private industry parties during the Affiliate Summit. This party is no exception! The Affiliate Ball has secured legendary superstar, Busta Rhymes to perform this Summer’s ASE!.
The Affiliate Ball is an experience that connects business with pleasure. Keeping this in mind, there will be no VIP area for this special show, however there will be a VIP hour from 9:00 pm until 10:00 pm on August 19th at the Whisper Club with regular doors opening at 10:00 pm.
AdSupply will be sponsoring this VIP networking hour and will be serving the BEST Philly Cheese-Steaks in town, fresh from Tony Lukes (featured recently on the TV show “Man vs Food”). Be sure to ask the sponsors of this party for this special networking pass, which will have about 500 of our industry’s best affiliates and publishers looking to prospect serious business deals. The Affiliate Ball wants to give you a chance for these VIP hour passes by liking them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Affiliate-Ball/163962430316518 , 20 “lucky likers” will be awarded a pass.
The AFFY Awards will also be back saluting a few industry veteran’s for their outstanding internet achievement. This party is all about turning the spotlight back on the real superstars of our industry.
You can RSVP at http://affiliateball.com/rsvp.html. Passes will be emailed a week before the show or you can stop by the “Affiliate Ball Meet Market” booth to pick them up in person.
The main sponsors of this mega party are SocietyInvite and OasisAds with AdSupply as a Gold level sponsor. Other sponsors include SellHealth, CallPixels and TrustedRevenue.
Only a few sponsorship’s and reserved tables remain. All sponsorship’s include lot’s of VIP hour passes and huge exposure. If you or your company are interested in securing a sponsorship please contact Darren Blatt at email@example.com or visit http://affiliateball.com today for more information.
Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Affiliate Marketing | Posted on 03-12-2012
I went into NYC yesterday with my wife for a nice day out. We wandered around and overall acted like tourists. We went to Bryant Park near Times Square and they set up this pretty awesome Christmas Village. There were all of these little vendors selling cool art. We got to a vendor who was selling these clocks that looked like dogs with a wagging tail. Now, I don’t like this kind of crap but I thought that my parents and grandparents might as a gift for the holidays. I’m terrible with gift buying so any opportunity that I see something people may like I buy it.
So I’m looking at these clocks and debating whether to get them or not. Will my parents and grandparents like them was going through my head. So i’m on the fence but I decide what the hell I’ll get them. They were $39.99 each. So I say to the guy….”any deal for 2?” I can afford (2) $39.99 clocks just fine, but your a sucker if you don’t at least ask nicely for a deal. Even if the guy said I can’t do anything, I would have bought them. The guy says to me, “this year we have a special deal, 2 for $90, we’ve decided to only do deals that benefit us.” So I look at the guy like he’s an asshole (which he is) and say “I was going to buy them, but I don’t like that sales line so now I’m not” and walked away. I was 100% going to buy the clocks too.
It just goes to show, be careful of the sales copy you use. Sometimes when you think your being witty or trying to create urgency or whatever, all your really doing is turning off prospects that are on the fence. Copy Matters
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