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A few days ago, ClickBank posted some welcome news on their blog:

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing high quality products to consumers, ClickBank is adjusting certain fees relating to refund and chargeback rates for ClickBank vendors. These changes will affect a very small number of ClickBank vendors, and will not affect affiliates....
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I found an interesting post from PotPieGirl this morning that included a link to Google's 2011 Quality Raters Handbook. I'm not going to talk about the same things that she talks about, so I recommend clicking over there and reading her post.

Near the end, she writes:

...if we can each train ourselves to be...
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I've got a question for you today. I've been considering which affiliate programs to add support for to Affiliate Afterburner/WP (I just added ClickBank support), and it got me thinking about different types of affiliate programs and the capabilities they offer.

Individual vs. Networks

On the one hand, you have big networks like ClickBank, Commission...
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Two key things that affiliate marketers need are content for their websites and products to promote. One of the tools at Instant Affiliate Accelerator is the Affiliate Meta Search Tool, which enables you to search for blog, news and YouTube content, plus products from a variety of affiliate marketplaces, all in one place.

It gives...
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A few days ago, I had an idea for a new way to pick ClickBank products to promote. The usual methods are to look for products that are making lots of sales and jump on the bandwagon, or to try to identify up-and-coming products to promote before everybody else does.

Both approaches have problems. With...
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You've heard about the sleazy tactics used by some ClickBank sellers before -- "get rich quick and easy" products; sales letters claiming "only 250 will be sold", when a single glance at ClickBank's stats shows that thousands have been sold; etc. Apparently, ClickBank is signalling that they're finally going to crack down.

Yesterday, Paul over...
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ClickBank is a cornerstone of affiliate marketing, particularly in the internet marketing niche. They specialize in downloadable products, which is what most internet marketing products are. And a single ClickBank signup is all you need to be able to promote products from thousands of different sellers.

One of the challenges is finding good products to...
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We all love buying online to save on sales tax. But with state governments struggling to balance budgets and services getting slashed, more and more states are finding ways to get a piece of the pie.

Several states have enacted the so-called "Amazon tax", requiring companies over a certain size with affiliates in the state...
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I've been thinking a lot about collaboration between internet marketers recently. My impression is that most of us don't do nearly enough.

To learn more about how internet marketers do and don't collaborate, why or why not, and where we could focus attention to improve collaboration, I've put together a short survey.

Take the Survey...
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What Does “Know, Like and Trust” Mean to Affiliates?

You've heard it before: "customers buy from people they know, like and trust. So let your personality shine."

That's fine if you've got a product to sell, but what if you make your living as an affiliate? Does the advice still apply?

In short, yes. But not only in the way you're thinking.

The obvious...
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