2015 is upon us, and although we don’t have our hoverboards or time traveling DeLoreans, this year is shaping up to be monumental for GeoRiot. As we move into the new year and approach our 5th birthday this February, we wanted to take a look back at all of the incredible milestones that you helped us achieve in 2014!
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.
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.
After a two year hiatus, we are ecstatic to welcome back our co-founder Jesse Lakes. While we will all continue to wear many hats, Lakes’s will be focused towards front-of-house operations, building our roadmap, and helping out wherever he can (QA!). Due to Lakes’s vast experience with the iTunes / App Store Affiliate Program, we encourage you to connect with him to talk through best practices and ensuring you are best maximizing the affiliate program and GeoRiot service.
A huge thanks to all our clients, large and small, for helping us hit this epic milestone! Check out the 100 Millionth click.