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The Orchard Guest Blog: Optimizing Your Affiliate Link Placement

 

Today The Orchard published a blog for guiding music labels, independent artists, and filmmakers in affiliate marketing best practices.

In general, the more creative you are with the placement of your links, the better. However, it’s likely there are places you haven’t thought of that are lucrative potential hosts for your affiliate campaigns such as press releases, ad campaigns and email newsletters. In the blog, we examine the best places for your links based on your needs and goals as a marketer using the affiliate program.

We were ecstatic to work with the team at The Orchard to put together this piece.  Check out the article in its entirety to learn more about leveraging the affiliate programs in your marketing directed at the iTunes Store and Amazon!

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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.