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Give iTunes Gifts, Make A Little For Yourself!

iTunes Gifting

The iTunes / App Store Affiliate Program announced yesterday that they’ve extended the ability to earn commissions on gift purchases from the iOS 6 iTunes Store (something that was previously only available for desktop iTunes Store).

Still wondering why you should be stoked about this?

Look at it this way: The price point of an iTunes Store gift card ($10 – $100) is significantly higher than your typical item (i.e. Angry Birds for $0.99).  Now, would you rather have 5% of $10, or 5% of $0.99? We thought so.

So can GeoRiot support this?

Answer: Absolutely!

Just take this URL (https://buy.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/buyLandingPage) and convert it into a GeoRiot link using the “Quick Build” format and making sure you grab your TSID (or just swap out the TSID in the link below with yours).

E.g.

<http://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=19&GR_URL=https%253A%252F%252Fbuy.itunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZFinance.woa%252Fwa%252FbuyLandingPage%253FpartnerId%253D30>

And what if you want to use GeoRiot with one of the pretty banners that are now available? No problem!

Just take the HTML that you got from LinkShare and swap out the URL in the HREF tag with your GeoRiot link.

E.g. This:

<a href=”http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=8i/ET44NjHw&offerid=78524.10001961&type=4&subid=0″><IMG alt=”Apple iTunes” border=”0″ src=”http://images.apple.com/itunesaffiliates/US/newsletter/GiftCertificates_120x90.jpg”></a><IMG border=”0″ width=”1″ height=”1″ src=”http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=8i/ET44NjHw&bids=78524.10001961&type=4&subid=0″>

Goes to this (again, remember to use your TSID):

<a href=”http://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=19&GR_URL=https%253A%252F%252Fbuy.itunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZFinance.woa%252Fwa%252FbuyLandingPage%253FpartnerId%253D30″><IMG alt=”Apple iTunes” border=”0″ src=”http://images.apple.com/itunesaffiliates/US/newsletter/GiftCertificates_120x90.jpg”></a><IMG border=”0″ width=”1″ height=”1″ src=”http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=8i/ET44NjHw&bids=78524.10001961&type=4&subid=0″>

Have fun!

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The Next Generation of Affiliate Links: GeoRiot 3.0

Notice something different?

We thought you’d never ask.

We’re absolutely tickled to introduce (drumroll please!): GeoRiot 3.0.

First, you might notice we’ve had a little work done. (Hey, after nearly four years and closing in on a billion clicks we’re not spring chickens anymore!) Along with our sleek new look, you’ll notice a cleaned up, more concise explanation of, and approach to, international affiliate linking.

However, as you familiarize yourself with the new GeoRiot website and updated dashboard (don’t be shy, we’re still the same unified affiliate linking provider you know and love!) you’ll see that our makeover is just as much about brains as it is beauty.

Our first-of-its-kind, zero-click link-making tool is front and center, greeting all those who enter. Kind of like our version of a ‘Welcome’ mat. We figured, why beat around the bush? Creating bad a$$ globally aware affiliate links is what we do best. By featuring the tool, we’re making it easier than ever to convert your iTunes links into a single, internationally aware affiliate link. Pretty cool, huh? Feel free to grab an iTunes product URL and play around with it. (While you’re at it, help yourself to a free GeoRiot account using our new automated account set-up process. Go ahead…. We’ll wait…)

Dive a bit deeper into the new GeoRiot and you’ll soon discover that our site is chock full of support and resources. Last summer, we went back to the proverbial drawing board to begin this massive overhaul.  We had lots of ideas about how to improve GeoRiot, but one collective goal. We wanted to bring affiliate linking to the masses by making every step of the process über user-friendly. From explaining the problem at the root of it all: geo-fragmentation, to helping you build and manage your links, to offering detailed illustrated affiliate network guides, to providing support for optimizing and tracking your links – we’ve created a site that we hope will broaden and extend the appeal of affiliate linking, rather than cause users to throw up their hands and reach for a beer. To make sure we accomplished this goal, we even spent some time in the video-editing booth creating a series of HD tutorials to help you get started with the TradeDoubler, DGM and LinkShare affiliate networks, and then incorporate them into your GeoRiot dashboard. Head over to our brand new YouTube channel to watch these and, while you’re there, be sure to check out our animated promo video. It’s pretty cute if we do say so ourselves.

It’s been a long and exhausting couple of weeks wrapping things up. We’ve consumed enough energy drinks to fuel a professional football team and had plenty of Turntable.fm- inspired late night dance-offs, but we’re passionate about what it is that we do. We’re on a mission to fix the Internet one affiliate link at a time, and the new GeoRiot.com is doing just that.