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Unread 14th Apr 2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Hey Folks,
OK, I know that Walmart is a very big and serious company however,
I find it a bit complicated to join their affiliate program. They want me to be part of "linkShare"
Can someone explain this to me and why this affiliate program is not to "direct"?


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Create and set up your LinkShare account:
If you don't have one already, create your LinkShare account to get your LinkShare ID. If you already have a LinkShare account, add Walmart.com to your LinkShare merchant list.

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Create a Walmart.com Affiliate account:
When you have your LinkShare ID, and have been accepted into the Walmart.com affiliate program from Linkshare, you're ready to create your


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BTW,
can you tell me something about the Google Affiliate Network. Is this the same as LinkShare? What are the pros and cons, how do the two compare?
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why would they run their own affiliate program? I'm hard-pressed to think of many big Co's that do. ebay and they stink at it.

yes, you'd have to join Linkshare, which is a huge network but not one of my favorites. I'm a member of Google's as well but only for a few of their vendors - like Sears.

I don't see why you wouldn't join them all - it's free. they don't interview you like CPA's do.

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Linkshare has advantages for companies like walmart:

They can use Linkshare to get access to a large affiliate network who will promote their products.

and for affiliates:

we can become affiliates for a wide range of companies under one dashboard.

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Hey Folks,
OK, I know that Walmart is a very big and serious company however,
I find it a bit complicated to join their affiliate program. They want me to be part of "linkShare"
Can someone explain this to me and why this affiliate program is not to "direct"?


1.
Create and set up your LinkShare account:
If you don't have one already, create your LinkShare account to get your LinkShare ID. If you already have a LinkShare account, add Walmart.com to your LinkShare merchant list.

2.
Create a Walmart.com Affiliate account:
When you have your LinkShare ID, and have been accepted into the Walmart.com affiliate program from Linkshare, you're ready to create your


Thanks!

BTW,
can you tell me something about the Google Affiliate Network. Is this the same as LinkShare? What are the pros and cons, how do the two compare?
I just looked at the intro page for the affiliate program at Walmart. Looks like standard stuff. Basically, they're just third-partying their affiliate program rather than someone like Amazon who runs their own through linkshare which is a big affiliate manager like Commission Junction.

Sign up for linkshare and there may be other sellers in their network that you may be int'd in as well.
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Thanks all!
Tell me, is it always LinkShare that makes the payments or can I get them straight from the company I put ads for?

Also, can you recommend Google's network and does the payment from Google also come by check or can they pay to Paypal or straight to a bank account? Does Google pay in direct deposits to non-US bank accounts?
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if it's through the network - Linkshare, Google, or wherever, that's where you will be paid from. That's one of the services that the company is handing over to a 3rd party - admin of that stuff.

Google pays direct deposit to banks - not sure about international.

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if it's through the network - Linkshare, Google, or wherever, that's where you will be paid from. That's one of the services that the company is handing over to a 3rd party - admin of that stuff.

Google pays direct deposit to banks - not sure about international.
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I have been a Linkshare affiliate for a number of years.

Once you join and are accepted there are lots of other programs you can promote.

For example in addition to Walmart they administer the affiliate program for Apples Itunes store and Apples Apps.

Once you are accepted there are dozens of other affiliate programs you can apply to join. You may not be accepted to all of them.

Linkshare is very similar to Commison Junction.

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Any idea where you can view their commission scale?
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I joined Linkshare. There are a lot of good companies that you can be an affiliate for if you join Linkshare.

I promoted Walmart one Christmas season. Won't do it again. Made 4.42 for the season. lol. Their commission is nothing.

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Linkshare is a good affiliate network, though I prefer commission junction. Google Network is OK. They're only a couple of years old and I found program commission a little low.

IMO I prefer affiliate networks over direct programs. The tracking is usually more reliable and payments for all of your efforts are combined.

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I'm a member of both, but I prefer CJ for a few reasons.
1) I like the interface better, and it seems to load much faster for me. It's easier for me to get the data I need faster as well.
2) I seem to make way, way more money with the vendors I have on CJ. There are great vendors on both networks. For example, I'm an iTunes affiliate through LS. I just seem to make more with those on CJ.

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thank you all!
by the way, could anyone explain why at google affiliate network, i see payments per 1000 clicks?
i mean, i am used to get payed by click on adsense. but the idea with affiliates is to get paid only when the final customer buy a product.

isn't it so? or did i miss something?
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Payment per 1,000 clicks is just your earnings for that program, divided by 1,000 clicks. It gives you an idea of how much that campaign is paying you for every 1k clicks. And yes, you typically get paid when the customer buys the product, but some programs do pay per lead, or even per click. It all depends on the particular affiliate program you're dealing with.

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Payment per 1,000 clicks is just your earnings for that program, divided by 1,000 clicks. It gives you an idea of how much that campaign is paying you for every 1k clicks. And yes, you typically get paid when the customer buys the product, but some programs do pay per lead, or even per click. It all depends on the particular affiliate program you're dealing with.
that was helpful info - thanks a lot folk!
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