I’ve Had Enough of All of This Blogging

I decided many, many years ago that I was going to blog 7 days a week and have been doing it ever since. But tomorrow I am going to break the streak.


It’s become a grind, and it’s just not fun anymore. The same goes for my podcast, 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven.

This is post 5,273 on this blog. I’m not sure when the next one will be, and the one after that.

Maybe I will post a couple times a week in the future. I don’t know.

I have some ideas for affiliate sites, and that’s way more exciting to me right now. Stay tuned.

Free Email Tracking

HubSpot has a service called Signals that enables you to see who opens your email.


Signals works with Gmail, Outlook for Windows, Salesforce, and Hubspot.

I really like it, because I am regularly working in an environment governed by deadlines, and it’s essential for me to know whether my messages are getting to my contacts and being read.

Since I can see where, when, and how many times an email has been opened/clicked, I know whether I need to follow up.

Being an email maniac, this calms me and helps my workflow.

Get a free month of Signals to try it out.

The Big Impact of Big Data on Affiliate Marketing

bigdataMarketingProfs and Impact Radius recently produced a whitepaper that highlights the use of big data in affiliate marketing.

The whitepaper covers the legacy approach to affiliate data management, and why that approach is problematic, as well as the disruption of traditional affiliate analytics by big data.

The whitepaper also includes 10 questions to evaluate the health of your affiliate program.

And there is a case study about how Advance Auto Parts leveraged big data intelligence to overhaul their affiliate program.

Download The Big Impact of Big Data on Affiliate Marketing whitepaper.

Two Tap is Simplifying the Product Purchase Process

Two Tap is a new tool that enables affiliates to allow visitors to purchase products directly within their app or site.


The way Two Tap works is that affiliates can enable a seamless real-time checkout experience for any product on any device in a branded environment.

It’s free for retailers, but affiliates pay out 15% of what they earn through these transactions to Two Tap.

You can see an example of Two Tap at twotap.com/publishers. Scroll down to “Two Tap in action”.

Dealing With Shady Companies, #ASE14 Keynote Videos, and Growers vs. Showers at Affiliate Summit

On the August 25, 2014 episode of 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven podcast (listen to 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven), I talked about dealing with shady companies that try to scam people, the pictures from Affiliate Summit East 2014, and the top sessions from the conference.

Growers vs Showers

I also covered videos of keynotes from the recent Affiliate Summit, booking hotel rooms for Affiliate Summit West 2015, and fighting breast cancer.

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