Banners, Links and Advertisement

Banners, Links and Advertisement

We all know this kind of advertising on the Internet: blinking banners you are afraid of to close because you may open it in case you miss the right button or links that lead you to online shops although you do not want to buy anything but want to look for information. All this belongs to the category affiliate marketing.

Cooperation on the internet

You may wonder how these advertisements are integrated into the websites and why companies do that. These days it is important to be present on the Internet because the number of Internet users is increasing every day so companies cooperate with site operators to bring the link or advertisement onto the web page. These banners or links shall lead the user to the advertiser’s web page. The site operator also earns money for integrating the advertisement.

Money, money, money…

Another question concerning affiliate marketing: How much money does the site operator gain and what is the advertiser’s profit? The latter is the easier one: the advertiser gets money when people buy something from the online shop. The site operator’s commission, paid from the advertiser, can be based on various conditions: he can be paid per click, per lead, per order or per sale. To find out whether the costumer visits the web page because of the affiliate or because he directly searches for is another critical point while talking about affiliate marketing.

Tracking for commission

Tracking is a useful method for affiliate marketing what can be carried out in one of the following ways. You can make use of cookies, session ID’s, little gif pictures in the HTML code, specifically created links or a tracking method that makes you be able to trace the user’s course back. As you can see there are several ways to simplify the method of payment.

Social networks are not the only Internet based networks

The so called affiliate networks are intermediaries between advertisers and publishers. They find the right advertising partners for both sides but of course they do not work for free. They mostly earn 30 percent of the commission paid to the affiliates. If the affiliate gets 10 percent of each sale the network will get 3 percent of each sale. Generally, it is a good and easy way to make money – for every party.

What do you think – is affiliate marketing an option for you?

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is the corporation based on a partnership between an advertiser and a site operator. The site operator provides space on his website for advertising, which can be filled with banners or links that lead to the online shop of the advertiser to directly reach the specific addresses. As a counter move the site operator gets a commission that is based on various criteria.

That commission must be paid if the link that was put on the site operator’s website leads to success for the advertiser. This commission can be counted in different ways: cost-per-click, cost-per-lead, cost-per-order or cost-per-sale. To find out which link the (potential) customer followed, they are all individually marked so the advertiser knows whom to pay the commission.

There is also the possibility to use affiliate-networks which work as intermediaries between the site operator and the advertiser. The affiliate-networks also get a percentage of the commission, which is often 30% of the commission.