I’ve compiled this ever growing list of affiliate marketing terms to help you get started.

1) Affiliate

An Affiliate or Affiliate Marketer is the publisher or salesperson in an affiliate marketing relationship.

2) Affiliate directory

An affiliate directory is a categorized listing of affiliate programs. There are many out there and you can build one too if you want.

3) Affiliate fraud

Affiliate Fraud is bogus or fraudulent activity generated by an affiliate in an attempt to generate illegitimate, unearned revenue. This is a very dangerous thing to do if you are an affiliate. If you get banned, your earning potential is over. Don’t do it.

4) Affiliate Manager

An Affiliate Manager is a person responsible for managing an online affiliate program for an affiliate merchant. Some affiliate programs, especially the good ones, have a administrator to assistance affiliates get started and to create and manage launches and promotions.

5) Affiliate marketing

Affiliate Marketing is revenue sharing between online advertisers/ merchants and online publishers/ salespeople, whereby compensation is based on sales performance, typically in the form of sales, clicks or registrations.

6) Affiliate merchant

An Affiliate Merchant is an advertiser in an affiliate marketing relationship. This is the person or company that has a product or service to sell and has affiliates doing the selling for them.

7) Affiliate network

An Affiliate Network is a value-added intermediary providing services, including aggregation, for affiliate merchants and affiliates. JVZoo, Clickbank and Commission Junction are examples of affiliate networks.

8) Affiliate software

Affiliate Software is software that, at a minimum, provides tracking and reporting of commission-triggering actions( marketings, enrollments, or clicks) from affiliate connections. Many of the networks provide this functionality to merchants or you can use an application like Ambassador.

9) Cloaking

Cloaking is the tactic of hiding affiliate tracking code in links. Concealing affiliate tracking in a connect is an acceptable and widely used practice.

10) Contextual Link

A contextual connection refers to a text connect placed within your website or blog content versus a connection that is placed in the sidebar as a traditionally bred advertisement.

11) Commission

Commissions are the money you get for referring a client to a merchant. It is the predefined money or fee a merchant pays an affiliate for producing a desired outcome for the merchant.

12) Exclusivity

Exclusivity is a contract term in which one party grants another party sole rights with regard to a particular business function.

13) Payment threshold

A payment threshold is an amassed commission an affiliate must earn to trigger pay from an affiliate program. Some merchants don’t have a payment threshold and pay right away while others may use $100, $200 or even more depending on the products

14) Return days

Return days are the number of days an affiliate can earn committee on a conversion( sale or lead) by a referred visitor.

15) Super affiliate

A Super Affiliate is a rock start affiliate but is another affiliate that constructs a squad of other affiliates. Super Affiliates can also get paid percentage points of the commissions that the affiliates under them generate.

16) Two-tier affiliate program

A two tier affiliate program structure is where affiliates earn committees on their conversions as well as conversions of other affiliates they refer to the program. Similar to super affiliates.

17) JV or Joint Venture

A joint venture involves two or more industries pooling their resources and expertise to achieve a particular goal

I hope this helps.

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