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Back in November, we were pretty stoked about hitting our biggest milestone to date: serving our 500 millionth click. We were proud to share that moment with our customers and friends, but even then we had our sites on something bigger. (Spoiler alert – it’s spelled with a ‘B’’).
Today, we’re ecstatic to announce that, with your help, GeoRiot has now served more than 1,000,000,000 clicks to users in nearly every corner of the world.
In addition to the thousand plus clients who have put their faith in GeoRiot, we are also indebted to our friends at AppClover, MAKE APP Magazine, A4U, Hypebot, Bluecloud, App Marketer, and the many others who have helped spread the word about Geo-Fragmentation and how we’re working to fix the Internet one link at a time.
In honor of this special occasion, we thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane to briefly reflect on the path we took to get here. However, as we were going through the vaults to put that list together, we couldn’t help but take notice of the significant developments and improvements that have taken place within the iTunes Store, the App Store, and their respective affiliate program, in addition to GeoRiot’s own milestones.
And so with that in mind, while we’re thrilled about how far we’ve journeyed as a company, we’re even more inspired by this as a testament of what’s in store for the affiliate marketing space in the coming year – and beyond!
2.6.09 – Our Project Begins
GeoRiot starts as an additional module to the custom backend built for Ski Movie Music, at the time there were 61 iTunes Stores and 19 affiliate programs in existence.
8.24.09 – GeoRiot, LLC Is Formed
The project has progressed so well, that thoughts of expanding to be a commercial service come to fruition. GeoRiot is formed as a limited liability company in the state of Washington.
8.28.09 – GeoRiot Private Beta Starts
1.1.10 – GeoRiot Public Beta Begins
6.16.10 – 1 Million Clicks Served!
7.24.10 – 2 Million clicks served / GeoRiot Public Beta Ends
Check out our first ever Case Study!
On January 1, 2010, www.GeoRiot.com opened for public beta use.
GeoRiot.com at 2 billion clicks in July, 2010.
9.6.10 – 5 Million Clicks Served
2.2.11 – 20 Million Clicks Served
3.12.11 – GeoRiot’s New Logo Is Revealed
7.6.11 – 50 Million Clicks Served
GeoRiot’s new logo in preparation for rolling out a
redesigned site and interface later in 2011.
7.21.11 –GeoRiot.com 2.0 Goes Live
7.22.11 – 33 New App Stores Added
New regions include the Caribbean, parts of Africa and a host of Eastern European countries.
8.30.11 – 60 Million Clicks Served
9.21.11 – GeoRiot Reveals Integrated Search Links
Users can now build keyword based search links from the dashboard.
9.29.11 – 15 New Affiliate Programs Added
In July 2011, GeoRiot.com 2.0 launches featuring new branding
and improved affiliate linking workflow.
Following the addition of several new Eastern Europe storefronts earlier that summer, the following countries’ affiliate programs were created: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
11.16.11 – 75 Million Clicks Served
12.5.11 – GeoRiot Expands to Tokyo
GeoRiot now has US, Europe, and Asia/Pacific locations.
12.13.11 – Apple Adds Affiliate Programs / GeoRiot Expands to Support Brazil and Mexico
2.6.12 – 100 Million Clicks Served
2.23.12 – GeoRiot Co-Founder Jesse Lakes Returns as CEO
We got Lakes!
7.27.12 – Copious new iTunes Stores Released
Apple launches iTunes Music in 12 new countries, Movie in 12 new countries, and Mac App in 32 new countries including Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan – the story from HypeBot.
11.15.12 – GeoRiot Releases New Sales & Commission Reporting
GeoRiot dashboard now supports the ingestion, aggregation and reporting of LinkShare, TradeDoubler, DGM Performance and LinkShare Japan sales and commissions data – eliminating the need for customers to leave the dashboard in order to toggle between Affiliate Network data sets.
11.21.12 – 500 Million Clicks Served
12.3.12 – Apple Adds 56 New iTunes Stores
In one day, Apple nearly doubles the number of iTunes Music Stores in operation, to 119 worldwide, including the Middle East, parts of Africa, Indonesia and Asia.
GeoRiot releases aggregate Sales & Commissions reports
with data from all four Affiliate Networks
1.23.13 –GeoRiot.com 3.0 Launches / Rebranding
Within hours of the new stores’ launches, GeoRiot is
serving links in all new regions.
4.30.13 – 1 Billion Clicks Served
__ . __ . __ – The Sky Is The Limit!
In January 2013, the third iteration of www.GeoRiot.com launches,
featuring the first zero-touch affiliate link creator tool.