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Advertiser

Within the context of Affiliate Marketing, an advertiser pays an affiliate (also called a publisher) to generate sales or leads on the advertiser's behalf by a variety of means.

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Affiliate

Within the context of Affiliate Marketing, an advertiser pays an affiliate to generate sales, leads, or other events on the advertiser's behalf.

While an affiliate may have a direct relationship with an advertiser, more commonly affiliates and advertisers connect via affiliate networks like Commission Junction or LinkShare.

Also: Publisher.

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Affiliate Marketing

Driving traffic to your website by soliciting and motivating affiliate website operators and content publishers to sell your products.

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Affiliate Network

A company that facilitates affiliate marketing by providing lead and conversion tracking, payment management, and affiliate recruiting and management services for advertisers. Networks generally charge advertisers a flat fee to initiate service, as well as a percentage of each transaction generated within the network. Although there are dozens of affiliate networks, the vast majority of affiliate transactions are processed by one of the following four companies:

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