Affiliate marketing is nothing new, in fact, online affiliate marketing has been around for 10 years and was a part of the online marketing mix well before paid search hit the scene. But as paid search took off along with contextual advertising, affiliate marketing seemed to take back seat for a couple years.
Enter problems with click fraud into the paid search equation and what better way to prevent such damaging practices than to pay out a percentage of the sale price to the sites selling your product?
If anyone has led the rebirth of affiliate marketing and infiltrated the publishing and search communities as an advocate of the practice, that person is Jeremy Schoemaker – Shoemoney.
Shoemoney has taken affiliate marketing to the next level by publishing his real life experiences on his Shoemoney blog and his Webmasterradio.fm Show, Net Income. He’s become the unofficial talking head of affiliate marketing, arbitrage, and monetization among the search community and at the same time, developed a business around it.
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Here are the rankings of the top Affiliate Marketing Blogs on a 1 to 5 scale by SEJ readers: