What is an affiliate advertising program?
An affiliate program is a banner advertising service which links and transfers website visitors from your website to your advertiser's site. It can therefore increase sales through your site and boost your traffic and search engine performance by pulling in search engine traffic looking for your chosen advertiser's website.
Commission is paid by the affiliate advertising site for each referred sale. And what's more, it's completely FREE to Join!
How does it work? Imagine the following scenario:
Company A = Advertiser (this would be your website)
Company B = Merchant
Company A participates in an Affiliate Advertising Programme
Company B participates in an Affiliate Merchant Programme
Company A has a website
Company A places an affiliate banner advert on their website on behalf of Company B
Customer visits Company A’s website
Customer clicks on affiliate banner advert
Customer is redirected to Company B’s website
During the redirection, an affiliate cookie is placed on customer’s computer (customer is not aware or informed of this)
Customer makes a purchase on Company B’s website
The cookie records the sale and Company A is paid a commission on the sale
Many organisations operate affiliate programmes for advertisers and merchants, but one of the best-known schemes in the UK is operated by TradeDoubler. Lots of high-profile businesses and retailers participate in affiliate programmes through TradeDoubler, including:
easyCruise (from easyGroup: easyJet)
easyMoney (also from easyGroup: easyJet.com)
…and many others
It's completely FREE to Join!
TradeDoubler is the leading European provider of performance based marketing solutions and affiliate programs.
TradeDoubler wants you! TradeDoubler is looking for affiliates that have sites targeted towards webmasters and developers or contain general information on site services - such as submitting to search engines.
Improve your website Having links to TradeDoubler gives you advantage - besides earning referral commissions. You are now offering your visitors more complete and professional package, which will give them added value.
Spread the word about TradeDoubler!
Tips on how to boost traffic: In order to earn as much as possible, remember it's important to keep updating and improving your web site, so that visitors will keep coming back. Try putting up some news at least once a week, register the web site on different search engines and make sure you read our other hints about how to boost traffic to your web site.