Vamos a abrir una plataforma web de compraventa de smartphones y tablets, está ya en proceso. Los usuarios venden y compran sus dispositivos y nosotros sólo los conectamos, no es tienda ni nada. La idea es monetizarla, sin prisa, para hacerlo bien, pero sin pausa, a través de afilición mediante enlaces en el blog que crearé hablando de móviles y tablets (novedades, noticias…) y luego no sé si meter un par de banner mediante afiliación o google adsense en las páginas mientras navegan los usuarios. ¿Me darías algún consejo? ¿Ves demasiada competencia?
Websites consisting mostly of affiliate links have previously held a negative reputation for underdelivering quality content. In 2005 there were active changes made by Google, where certain websites were labeled as "thin affiliates". Such websites were either removed from Google's index or were relocated within the results page (i.e., moved from the top-most results to a lower position). To avoid this categorization, affiliate marketer webmasters must create quality content on their websites that distinguishes their work from the work of spammers or banner farms, which only contain links leading to merchant sites.
The seller, whether a solo entrepreneur or large enterprise, is a vendor, merchant, product creator, or retailer with a product to market. The product can be a physical object, like household goods, or a service, like makeup tutorials. Also known as the brand, the seller does not need to be actively involved in the marketing, but they may also be the advertiser and profit from the revenue sharing associated with affiliate marketing.
Leadpages also offers an option for affiliates to send referrals to attend a Leadpages webinar with standard commissions paid for any sale generated from the webinar. However, Leadpages requires you to get at least 150 people to sign up (but not necessarily attend) each webinar. Leadpages also offers affiliates the ability to view blog posts and videos on Leadpages’s site, again with the standard commission paid for any sales.
Many affiliate programs run with last-click attribution, where the affiliate receiving the last click before the sale gets 100% credit for the conversion. This is changing. With affiliate platforms providing new attribution models and reporting features, you are able to see a full-funnel, cross-channel view of how individual marketing tactics are working together. For example, you might see that a paid social campaign generated the first click, Affiliate X got click 2, and Affiliate Y got the last click. With this full picture, you can structure your affiliate commissions so that Affiliate X gets a percentage of the credit for the sale, even though they didn’t get the last click.
Por otro lado, no hay que perder de vista que, en los últimos años, ha tenido lugar una gran compactación del mercado, en el que cada vez son más las empresas que se lanzan a comercializar sus propios productos de software. Desde 2011, se ha duplicado año a año el número de softwares y empresas dedicadas al marketing digital. De las 150 empresas existentes en el 2011, se ha pasado a las cerca de 5.000 en el 2017 como se puede ver en esa imagen de Chiefmartec:
In 1994, Tobin launched a beta version of PC Flowers & Gifts on the Internet in cooperation with IBM, who owned half of Prodigy. By 1995 PC Flowers & Gifts had launched a commercial version of the website and had 2,600 affiliate marketing partners on the World Wide Web. Tobin applied for a patent on tracking and affiliate marketing on January 22, 1996, and was issued U.S. Patent number 6,141,666 on Oct 31, 2000. Tobin also received Japanese Patent number 4021941 on Oct 5, 2007, and U.S. Patent number 7,505,913 on Mar 17, 2009, for affiliate marketing and tracking. In July 1998 PC Flowers and Gifts merged with Fingerhut and Federated Department Stores.
Affiliate marketing currently lacks industry standards for training and certification. There are some training courses and seminars that result in certifications; however, the acceptance of such certifications is mostly due to the reputation of the individual or company issuing the certification. Affiliate marketing is not commonly taught in universities, and only a few college instructors work with Internet marketers to introduce the subject to students majoring in marketing.
Es importante que las diferentes fases de marketing estén adecuadamente definidas para poder proceder a la automatización de las mismas. En muchas ocasiones las plataformas elegidas para llevar a cabo el proceso de automatización no son compatibles con las diferentes fases de marketing de la empresa o no ofrecen las posibilidades que se necesitan para llevar a cabo con éxito la automatización de los procesos de negocio.