Affiliate Program

An affiliate program is an arrangement whereby the user receives a certain commission on a defined action such as referring their own visitors to another website. This referral may qualify for a payment if certain criteria are met; If the referred user remains on a website for a longer than normal time, or follows through on a desired action, or makes a purchase, then that visit or transaction is recorded in order to credit the referring site. When one joins an affiliate program, it may entail a membership fee, although there are programs which are free. Usually, the payment of any commission accrues over a period of two-three months so that the number of transactions can rise to an appropriate amount. Therefore it’s important to understand the terms and conditions offered by the program and determine if it’s suitably rewarding; if it has the potential to produce income or if there is too much risk against a low earning potential.

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Google’s Penguin Update
WordPress
Usability
Organic Search Results
Link Building
Landing Page
Google Dance
Indexing
Email Lists
Duplicate Content
Domain
Canonical URL
Blog
Banners
Algorithm
Accessibility
Conversion Rate
Satellite Websites
Bid
Joomla
Google’s Knowledge Graph
Drupal
Link Exchange
Long tail
Google Webmaster Tools
Lead
Magento
Keywords
Mini Site
Search Engine
CMS
Site Map
Player Embed
Bread Crumbs
Google Panda Update
YouTube Channel
Contextual Advertising
Open Source
Google’s Search Engine Robot
Meta Tags
CPA - Cost Per Action
CPL - Cost Per Lead
Friendly URL
GDN – Google Display Network
Page Rank
Remarketing
ROI – Return on Investment
RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
SEM-Search Engine Marketing
XML–Extensible Markup Language