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Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants by Shawn Collins, Frank Fiore

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The Eight Things Every Affiliate Should Do

No matter what kind of program you have, there are certain things every affiliate should do that will increase his or her chances of selling your product or service, and in turn, make your affiliate program more of a success.

  1. Get a Domain Name: Ideally, each of your affiliates should have its own domain name. This always gives a site better visibility with the search engines and directories and the credibility and recognition that comes with its own URL (Web address) instead of an extension of someone else’s. For example, what looks more credible to a consumer—http://geocites.yahoo.com/custom_shirts/ or http://www.customshirts.com? Affiliates can promote the revenue-sharing affiliate programs they have ...

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