• Terms of Usage Update – Fall 2017

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Every year or so we update our Terms of Service Usage to ensure it covers all of the cool features and functionality we are working on and give…

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  • Tracking Down Bad Clicks

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    And now, a little history on reporting here at Geniuslink… Reporting has been an important part of the Geniuslink offering (even as far back as our early GeoRiot…

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  • Better Click Counts, Purer Data

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Please note that due to unforeseen technical difficulties we are pushing the rollout of the new reporting to correspond with the new year.  This blog was updated on…

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  • Surviving the YouTube Adpocalypse

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    It’s been a few months since the infamous YouTube “Adpocalypse” began heating up. Since then, a boycott of YouTube by major brands has forced YouTube to re-adjust their…

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  • Why Geniuslink was the Key to Monetization for Y...

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    Ash Pearson works as an IT Executive at TravMedia / News4Media, a collection of industry leading media networks connecting PRs and Journalists together. He helps introduce new products…

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Terms of Usage Update – Fall 2017

Every year or so we update our Terms of Service Usage to ensure it covers all of the cool features and functionality we are working on and give you transparency into how we run the business.   Read More

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Tracking Down Bad Clicks

And now, a little history on reporting here at Geniuslink…

Reporting has been an important part of the Geniuslink offering (even as far back as our early GeoRiot days) for two reasons:   Read More

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Better Click Counts, Purer Data

Please note that due to unforeseen technical difficulties we are pushing the rollout of the new reporting to correspond with the new year.  This blog was updated on 12/4 to reflect the change.

At Geniuslink, we want to be your North Star in the voyage to reconcile your analytics and we spent the better part of the last four months working on some fundamental changes to how we measure clicks. 

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Surviving the YouTube Adpocalypse

It’s been a few months since the infamous YouTube “Adpocalypse” began heating up. Since then, a boycott of YouTube by major brands has forced YouTube to re-adjust their monetization rules, which now has certain creators feeling the burn.

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Why Geniuslink was the Key to Monetization for YouTuber Ash Pearson

Ash Pearson works as an IT Executive at TravMedia / News4Media, a collection of industry leading media networks connecting PRs and Journalists together. He helps introduce new products and features to the platform and ensures tough problems get solved. We recently spoke with him about his experience (and struggles) with monetizing his YouTube channel, and how using localized links has helped him to increase revenue. Ash was kind enough to share some of his own experiences, with us below.

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We’re So Excited for Black Friday and We Just Can’t Hide it – Sing Along with Us!

Our clients are so excited for Black Friday, that one of them made a song about it to the tune of ‘I’m So Excited’ by the Pointer Sisters. We’ve been singing it all week and we thought we’d share it with you so you can sing along too! Below are the lyrics written by YouTuber and Geniuslinker, Ash Pearson, and the karaoke version of the original song. Happy linking!

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Amazon Black Friday 2017: Associates, Are You Ready?

Calling all Amazon Associates! Are you ready for Amazon’s 2017 Black Friday rush?! It goes without saying that, aside from Prime Day, Black Friday presents the second best monetization opportunity of the year for all Amazon Associates.

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Using Short Links With Amazon

As an intelligent link management service with a deep history of supporting global affiliate programs, one of the most common questions we get is whether our links are okay to use with Amazon’s Associates Program – and for good reason! While being an Amazon Associate can be lucrative, it can also get very complicated when it comes to understanding the rules laid out in Amazon.com’s Participation Requirements. Failure to follow these rules can result in your account being terminated, and even worse, your commissions to be reversed! So it’s no wonder there’s so much concern surrounding whether it’s okay to use Geniuslink as an Amazon Associate.

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How PowerinTheGroup.com Increased Earnings and Streamlined Their Amazon Affiliate Strategy with Geniuslink

This is a guest post from Joan Pasay, a nutritional therapist who runs the site Powerinthegroup.com to help women around the world prevent diabetes. Joan uses Geniuslink to keep this site accessible to all, free of cost.

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How to Increase the Value of Your Amazon Affiliate Business

This is a guest post from FE International, a professional website broker that provides M&A advisory services for mid-market -commerce, SaaS and content businesses. This post outlines the five factors that affect the value of an affiliate business from their advisory standpoint.   

Affiliate marketing as a business model has now been established for over 20 years. It’s one of the primary ways industry leaders such as Amazon, eBay, and TripAdvisor, drive traffic to their sites. In return for funneling a customer to an e-commerce site, such as Amazon, the affiliate site is paid a commission on a resulting customer purchase. If you are one of several million affiliate site owners around the world, you may be earning a decent income–but how do you increase the sale value of your business?

Aside from the obvious benefits of growing your revenue, increasing the overall value of your affiliate business will help attract potential buyers. At FE International, we can help you take the steps necessary to make your business saleable, provide you with an accurate valuation, and connect you with the right buyers so you can successfully sell your business for its full value.

With over 500 completed deals totalling in the hundreds of millions value wise, we have developed a unique understanding of what buyers look for in affiliate businesses. Buyers are looking for low-risk, sustainable affiliate businesses with a reliable source of income. Below, we provide you with the necessary steps to help optimize your business and turn it into an appealing and valuable business for buyers.

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