Azoogle’s NEW Affiliate Programs Network – Breaking News
Sometimes AdBumb prints rumors that are funny but not true – yet I have seen a number of times when they turned out to have the inside scoop before anyone else. So I followed a lead from a story they printed and found that AzoogleAds is indeed ready to launch their new affiliate network. In fact I have been checking it out. Azoogle isn’t talking about it yet. I assume they will do a press release next week. Looks like it’s designed to go head to head with CJ and LinkShare: MPORT, an AzoogleAds Company, is dedicated to providing a robust affiliate marketing network that will enable merchants of all sizes access to a vast array of opportunities to generate sales and/or leads.
They are offering merchants a special promo through 2005 – NO FEES PERIOD. The fee structure they have set up to start Jan 06 looks like it was modeled after CJ’s merchant fee structure – only lower. They even have a fee for setting up a “new action” – that’s a CJ term! Affiliates also get a sign-up bonus of $50 for joining – through Sept. 30th.
My guess is they are planning to make a big splash right before CJU to ensure that all the merchants and affiliates that will soon be congregating in Santa Barbara will be buzzing about it. I SWEAR I do not have a source inside and have not talked to anyone about this. Just seems like it would be perfect PR timing. I really like CJ (for the most part) but maybe some new competition would do the whole industry some good right now. Azoogle is big enough and well respected enough to take the big boys on. If they do it right, keep the network clean and take good care of affiliates they could force some other networks to clean up their act and step up their game!
Original Source, AdBumb’s publication: NewMedia Report NOTE: Since Azoogle has not announced this yet and since I see some things that are not quite finished – my guess is this site is not quite ready for prime-time, so some of the info I have mentioned could change once they officially launch it.
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