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GeoRiot Serves 500 Million Clicks

Today, we’re proud and excited to tell you about reaching one of our biggest milestones yet.

From Day 1, we’ve been on a mission to help app developers, music labels, and affiliate marketers maximize their conversions and revenue; while simultaneously ensuring a productive and positive user experience for each of their customers. We’re proud of each and every click that helps to put us one step closer to achieving that goal.

On an average day, our servers quietly route and distribute millions of links belonging to our 500+ e-commerce clients around the world.

As of this morning, GeoRiot served its 500 millionth click.

While we generally don’t like to mix blogs and emotions (try as we might, we couldn’t blame it on the tryptophan) we wanted to take this opportunity to express what we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving. That is you, our clients, for helping us cross this incredible mile marker.

It’s been an amazing journey.

We can’t wait to bring you 1,000,000,000.

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NYC MusicTechnology Meetup

We’re thrilled to have been selected to present at this month’s Music:Tech meetup in the Big Apple! We’ll be in good company with members of the Conduit, CyberPR, Groovebug and Swarm teams.

If you’re in the city, visit us at the Knitting Factory on Mon. October 8th for a demo by CEO / Co-Founder Jesse Lakes!

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CEO – My Entrepreneurial Journey

“Keep moving forward. Keep innovating. If it doesn’t work, move on. Fail quickly. Whatever you’re going to do – just keep going…”

Once upon a time, GeoRiot was just a glimmer in Co-Founder / CEO Jesse Lakes’ eyes. A whitewater raft guide in Colorado by day, he lead thousands down the river – and never lost one! And as an entrepreneur at heart, he’d turn back to his laptop at night and continue work on his idea of the moment.

It was one of these projects, a book he wrote outlining the iTunes Affiliate Program, which caught the eye of the iTunes Marketing team.  Lakes was quickly recruited by Apple for his expertise and traded in his life jacket and side projects for his first ever cubicle, commute, and a regular paycheck.

Two years later, he passed on his dream gig as the Global Product Manager of Apple’s iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Program to pursue an idea that wouldn’t go away.

Recently, Jesse was invited to inspire budding entrepreneurs at one of IdeaMensch’s national IM48 events. Watch as he talks about bringing life to ideas, following your gut, and the evolution of ideas.


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Introducing the Availability Tool

As you may be aware, a deep link from one country’s iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore may not work in another country’s store. If the link doesn’t work, the international user is greeted with an error and never arrives at the item of interest in their store. This is not the ideal user experience.

Have you ever wondered exactly how many countries your affiliated or raw iTunes links will fail in? Now you can find out– and see exactly how GeoRiot can improve your link’s performance.

Our new iTunes Availability Tool (beta) evaluates a link’s global footprint. Discover which of the 123 storefronts worldwide will support the link, or affiliate the click, and which will not. For each link, you can view the results in a color-coded, interactive map as well as a table of results by country. Further, you can toggle to a second map to view the new global footprint of the same link when using the GeoRiot service.

Check out the tool now at or try these examples:

“21” by Adele
Tetris by Electronic Arts
The Walking Dead – Season 1
“Super 8” directed by J. J. Abrams
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

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Cheers to 100 Million Clicks

A huge thanks to all our clients, large and small, for helping us hit this epic milestone! Check out the 100 Millionth click.