Skimlinks has announced that they will automatically rewrite old iTunes affiliate links to their new affiliate link format, so affiliates won’t be affected as iTunes takes their affiliate program in-house.
iTunes recently announced that they will be taking their affiliate program in-house via Performance Horizon Group’s platform starting October 1, 2013 for affiliates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
Affiliates in these areas will be left with broken links, unless they sign up for the new iTunes affiliate program and manually change all of their old links, or use Skimlinks.
iTunes will continue to use TradeDoubler to track affiliate referred downloads for affiliates in Europe and South America.
Also, Groupon recently launched the Groupon Partner Network, and Skimlinks is planning to do a similar redirect for Groupon links from their previous affiliate program.