• http://twitter.com/dobrotwit M. Dobroschelski

    Hi Rea,

    Good article, good advice. We have just added a similar article about
    the use do subid’s to our blog: if your interested, it’s in Dutch:


    Yet a comment on your point of caution: not to give the merchant insight
    in the keyword/subid’s you used. In the most affiliate networks this
    info is not visible in the merchant interface and only for the use of
    the affiliate. If you not use the subid as part
    of your own URL, but only to link to the merchant, the merchant can not
    gather this info.

    In case of direct SEA traffic towards a merchant keep in mind that a
    merchant can analyse the referring URL with Analytics and in this case
    analyse the keywords.

    Marko Dobroschelski


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  • http://twitter.com/ChristelleHobby Christelle Hobby

    I think this all ties back to affiliates treating their efforts like the business that it is.  Without testing, researching and analyzing your successes and failures, how do you ever grow?  Whether you are trying to acquire new offers, negotiate better payouts, or simply improve ongoing efforts, it is essential to understand your own business.  

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    I agree, if you want to be a successful affiliate marketer you need to start treating it as a real business. As a serious business owner you wouldn’t set any advertising campaign without properly setting different ways to track its results so you can later measure its ROI… There are many ways to track affiliate campaigns, just focus on the strategies you can easily implement right away!

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