Monthly Archives: October 2013

View from the top: Blogger Quality over Quantity

Posted By: Durk Price on Oct 30, 2013 in View from the Top

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending ShareASale’s Annual ThinkTank 2013 event. It was held in my home base of Denver, so I also had the fun of sharing the highlights of my city with visitors.

As usual the event was a top-notch, invite only conference that was so well orchestrated. Kudos to ShareASale CEO Brian Littleton and his hard-working team for all the planning and thoughtfulness that went into making it a success for all participants.

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Friday Pulse: Mobile Huge For Holidays, B2C Investing in Content, PPC Budgets Wasted

Posted By: Durk Price on Oct 25, 2013 in Blog, Friday Pulse

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Next week will be all about scary tricks and tricks as we celebrate All Hallows Eve. But there are no tricks here, just treats for you to enjoy.

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Turning Bloggers into Affiliates

Posted By: Durk Price on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog, View from the Top

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There are basic best practices and commonly used tactics when recruiting affiliates to programs, but looking for bloggers and converting them into affiliates can be a challenge.

Content bloggers that are not yet monetizing their sites are a potentially great option to help expand the affiliate pool for merchants, but it requires a different mindset when reaching out to this large and diverse group.

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Friday Pulse: SERP Infographic, Mobile on Fire, Facebook Ads

Posted By: Durk Price on Oct 18, 2013 in Blog, Friday Pulse

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Lots of good stuff packed into this edition. I’m excited to see that mobile (one of my favorite subjects) is also showing amazing growth and there are hard numbers to proven it.  I can’t wait for all the Q4 data to see the big role mobile will have on the online holiday shopping season this year.

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Daily Deals are Evolving

Posted By: Durk Price on Oct 16, 2013 in Blog, View from the Top

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Two years ago daily deal and flash sale sites were red hot. Now, not so much. These sites still have traffic but interest may have waned do to the stiff competition, the advances in mobile offers, and perhaps daily deal fatigue.

I saw this chart (compiled by market researcher Hitwise) and thought it was interesting how all the sites are pretty much lumped together in the amount of traffic, with the exception of Zulily – which has much higher traffic (in some cases month twice to four times over what the others are doing).

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