- Affiliate programs directories
Affiliate program directories are niche web directories that are very like the large and broad web directories like the
Yahoo! Directoryor the Open Directory Projectalso known s Dmoz. Web directories are like the Yellow pagesin the offline world, listings of sites grouped by niche, geographic location or special characteristic or property.
Difference to broad Web Directories
Affiliate programs directories list
affiliate programs. See affiliate marketingto learn more about affiliate programs and the affiliate marketing industry.
What sets the specialized affiliate programs directories or affiliate directories apart from generic directories? They list most of the time summaries of the program terms and condition for each program in their listing, information such as: compensation model, commission rates, payout terms and methods, cookie duration, special bonuses or incentives and other information useful to affiliates that are looking for merchants or services with an affiliate program...
Next to large
affiliate networksand advertisement of the program at the merchants or service providers own website, are affiliate programs directories the most commonly means to promote an affiliate program (advertiser) or find a fitting program (affiliate or publisher).
The first affiliate program directory was Refer-it.com. Refer-it.com was launched by James Marciano in October 1997. Refer-it was sold to Alan Meckler's company internet.com (now Jupiter Media on the NASDAQ: JUPM) in April 1999.Internet.com Press Release (April 8, 1999), [http://www.jupitermedia.com/corporate/releases/99.04.08-acquire.html Internet.com, the E-Business and Internet Technology Network, Acquires Swynk.com and Refer-It.com Web Sites] , "Internet.com", retrieved October 15, 2007] The second but oldest still existing affiliate program directory is AssociatePrograms.com, which was launched in February 1998 by Allan Gardyne. Associate-it, CashPile.com and ReveNews.com launched also later in 1998, but none of them exist today anymore.Shawn Collins (November 10, 2000), [http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=832131 History of Affiliate Marketing] , "ClickZ Network", retrieved October 15, 2007] ReveNews.com is now an affiliate marketing news blog.
Affiliate[http://www.abc-affiliates.com Become a Affiliate]
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