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Old 11-08-1999, 07:46 AM   #1
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Cool Make Money online: Art.com 's Affiliate Program

i work in affiliate sales at art.com
> we have in excess of 15,000 affiliates and they produce a huge amount of
> revenue for us as well as making a lot of money for themselves.
> we have some guys that make a couple thousand dollars a month in affiliate
> revenue alone from linking to Art.com.
> we also use linkshare as our affiliate company. a lot of companies charge
> b/t 30-40 bucks CPM for their advertising on a monthly basis--on average an
> affiliate of ours can very easily exceed that.
> linkshare has some great tools you can use as an affiliate or a merchant
> using that system. the analysis of the #'s is very thorough and gives you
> a very good idea of what links work best and where on the site and what your
> visitors tend to buy and how much $$ you will get as an affiliate.
> Art.com's affiliate program has been a booming success--if you have a
> website and would like to join or want further information- by all means
> e-mail me or phone me i can you signed up or refer you to someone who can
> help you. i primarily deal with art sites but I will see what i can do for
> you.
> my number is below
> email: mailto:tnelan@art.com
> Tony Nelan
> Affiliate Sales at art.com
> (312) 360-0100 extension 2318
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Old 11-14-1999, 10:16 PM   #2
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Tony, I'm glad to hear your 15,000+ affiliates make a huge amount of revenue for Art.com. I'm sorry to say I don't have the same success as an affiliate. Despite an astonishing click trough rate of 25% on my highly targeted pages linked directly to the products at Art.com, my revenue on this program is dismal. Here's my Linkshare stats for Nov. 1-15, 1999.

Link Type Product 98.98%
Merchant Art.com 100%
Top Image prints logo .3%

Impressions 4,700
Click-Throughs 1,171
Click/Imp. Ratio 24.91%
Orders 1
Order/Click Ratio .09%
Sales $23.00
Commission $3.45

So I've earned about 1/3 of a penny for every visitor sent to Art.com's site.

You state "the analysis of the #'s is very thorough and gives you a very good idea of what links work best and where on the site and what your visitors tend to buy" ... But I haven't been able to tell which link or product brought me that one sale. Please advise how to do this with the Linkshare data.

I've had numerous communications with Art.com support personnel trying to learn why my higly targeted traffic is performing so dismally at Art.com but have received little more than delayed general replies.
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