SnapVisi: Turn Your Photos Into Your Most Powerful Affiliate Ads

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments by

See the photo below this sentence? Try hovering over the jacket in the photo and see what happens.

 

The North Face Denali Fleece Jacket - Men's Size L Color RTNFBlack

Denali Jacket

You’ve just experienced the latest affiliate marketing tool available through the AvantLink App Market called SnapVisi and it will change the way you and other affiliates use photos for marketing. SnapVisi is a brilliant tool that allows you to select certain areas within a photo, most likely products, and tag that area with a custom affiliate link that leads to that product. All of this is done through an easy to use bookmarklet tool that is available anywhere you use your photos.

If the “snap” and the bookmarklet portion sounds familiar, that’s because SnapVisi was built by Justin Ball, the developer who revolutionized how affiliates gets custom links with the SnapLinker and created the super powerful but simple SnapSearcher price comparison and product search tool. SnapVisi as well as SnapLinker and SnapSearcher are all available on the AvantLink App Market for you to use, and yes, they’re still completely 100% free!

Here’s how to use SnapVisi in three easy steps:

Step 1- Setup: 

SnapVisi in the AvantLink App Market

To set up the SnapVisi for use, start by logging into your affiliate account, heading to ‘Ad Tools’ up at the top and then selecting the AvantLink App Market. Select SnapVisi from the list of apps, agree to the terms, and simply drag the blue “SnapVisi Button” into your bookmark bar in your browser. That’s it- tool setup complete!

Step 2- Tagging Products:

When using a photo on your website or blog, SnapVisi gives you the ability to tag products within that photo in certain areas with product-specific affiliate links. Note- your photo must already be loaded on your blog/site for SnapVisi to find it. For this tutorial, we’ll be demoing how this looked in a WordPress post for the photo of the jacket shown above.

  1. Click on the SnapVisi bookmarklet. The tool instantly scans the page your on and picks up any photo that is on that page. Select your desired photo you would like to tag.
  2. Once you’ve selected the photo, click the “Outline Products” button to draw a bracket around the desired product in the photo.SnapVisi Product Outline
  3. After the outline is complete, click the “Link” button and search for a product you would like to link that outline to. Once you selected a product from the search results, the affiliate link is automatically generated for you and associated with the outline.SnapVisi Product Search

Note that you can select multiple products and tag them with affiliate links in a single image.

Setp 3- Setting SnapVisi Up On Your Page

After you’ve tagged the products in the photo, it’s time to put a little bit of code on your webpage to enable SnapVisi to work on your tagged photo. Note- if you’re using WordPress, make sure to complete the steps below while using the “text” editing option and not the “visual” editing option.

SnapVisi Code

  1. To actually ‘enable’ SnapVisi to work, a little snippet of Javascript needs to be place on either the individual page or on a site-wide element of the website. If SnapVisi will be used more than once, it’s highly recommended that this Javascript be put in the header or footer of a website on not on an individual page.
  2. When an outline was made for a product in the photo, SnapVisi dynamically generated an HTML image map. This second bit of code contains that complicated HTML image map and simply needs to copied and pasted on the webpage that has the picture that has been tagged.
  3. Finally, copy the ‘usemap’ attribute code snippet and paste it in with the image that will be referencing the image map mentioned above.

Once this code is in place and you publish the webpage, SnapVisi will transform your photos into a very powerful, very relevant marketing tool that should be a major help to any affiliate who uses photos. A huge thanks to Justin Ball for the large amount of time spent developing this tool and for making it available to all AvantLink affiliates.

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AirGun Depot Affiliate Program is live!

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments by

Air Gun Depot

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

AirGun Depot

As a leader in the industry, AirGun Depot offers a large selection of products, have built lasting relationships with suppliers and buy at the best pricing available to ensure very competitive retail pricing.

Become part of the AirGun Depot affiliate program and start earning commissions today!

Program highlights include:

  • Earn 6% commission
  • 60-day cookie
  • AOV $150+
  • Free shipping orders over $179
  • 30-day no hassle return policy
  • Datafeed containing all products & images
  • Top brands in the industry

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting AirGun Depot. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Cameron Brinkerhoff, cameron@airgundepot.com.

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Merchant Holiday Webinar Series: Prep Your Program For Q4

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments by

AvantLink Merchant Holiday Webinar Series

Can you believe Q4 is almost here already? It seems not that long ago we were wrapping up the last of the 2013 merchant holiday webinar series and finally taking a breather after the chaos we call the Christmas shopping season. If there’s one thing last year taught every merchant, it’s that you cannot have your program too prepared for the Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, and everything else that happens during the busiest online shopping season of the year.

For 2014, we’ll be continuing our yearly tradition of hosting a three-part webinar series over the course of the next three months that is specifically aimed at helping you prepare your affiliate program to take advantage of the huge amounts of online shopping done this time each year ($39.1 billion was spent on online purchases alone in December of last year). The most prepared programs will be the big winners 2014, much of which can be accomplished by utilizing the simple tactics discussed in this year’s Merchant Holiday Webinar Series.

The first webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st at 11am, will cover the following topics:

  • Providing event calendars for affiliates and proper email communication.
  • Providing seasonally appropriate ad creative (duh) but making it available through dynamic updates (<– super important).
  • Three very powerful affiliate tools that are especially effective during the holidays that you need to know about and recommend to your affiliates.

These webinars generally last between 30 and 60 minutes or so. Space is limited to the first 100 signups so RSVP quick. If you’re unable to make the live event, this webinar will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel.

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OverstockDeals Exclusive at AvantLink!

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments by

OverstockDeals Exclusive at AvantLink

Effective immediately the OverstockDeals Affiliate Program is exclusive at AvantLink!

OverstockDeals is a leading online retailer for kitchen and bathroom home improvement supplies. They stock over 500,000 items including faucets, sinks, tubs, bathroom accessories, kitchen accessories, toilets and more. OverstockDeals in an authorized dealers for 100+ leading home improvement brands.

To avoid missing out on commissions, and to get up to speed on the latest promotions, get your links switched to AvantLink asap. If you’re not yet active with AvantLink, reach out to Jennifer Cormier (jennifer@overstockdeals.com) to get a specific URL to use for applying to the network on behalf of OverstockDeals. Expect exciting new developments and strong conversion once you migrate! It goes without saying you don’t want dead links for OverstockDeals this Q4.

IMPORTANT NOTE: AvantLink network qualifying standards still apply for migrating OverstockDeals publishers, so please review our acceptance criteria and the affiliate application FAQ before you apply to the network.

For questions reach out to Jennifer Cormier (OverstockDeals program manager).

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Use Google Product Feeds To Power Your Program’s AvantLink Datafeed

Sep 11, 2014 No Comments by

AvantLink Datafeeds Use Google Product Feed Specs

For many merchants launching an affiliate program on any network, one of the biggest barriers to entry is having to create a datafeed that matches the feed specifications required by the network. These datafeeds are vital to the operations of any program and here at AvantLink they power many of our cutting edge affiliate tools. Because of this, we have recently developed and implemented a process that allows merchants current or new to use an existing Google Product Feed (GPF) as the datafeed supplied to the network for their program.

This change was made as almost every merchant setting up a program already had a robust, usable GPF configured and ready to use. Why make more work than is necessary?

The process is simple. A merchant gives us their GPF, we’ll map it to our network’s feed specs, and that’s it! We take care of all mapping and conversions automatically each day as the updated GPF is sent to us and the merchant never has to worry about adjusting or updating a second network-specific feed again.

In addition to taking extra work off the table for merchants, this update helps make the move towards a more standardized and unified datafeed specification environment, which is something that benefits the entire industry as a whole. If you’re interested in converting your feeds over to be sourced from a GPF, please contact the AvantLink support team.

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Mark’s Affiliate Program (CAN) is live!

Sep 11, 2014 No Comments by

Mark's Logo

Introducing a new AvantLink.ca merchant:

Mark’s

Mark’s stands out due to its commitment to comfort, quality, and style. Though their roots are in industrial work wear, they have also become known for outfitting Canadians with casual, active wear and footwear. If you’re ready to be part of the brand with deep roots in Canada and a strong heritage, sign up for the Mark’s affiliate program to start earning today!

“Canada. A country of do’ers, thinkers, builders and what-if’ers. We’re often defined by our generosity, our goodwill, our love of sports or sharing times with family and friends. But there’s more to us than that. It’s different here. It’s colder and hotter. It’s wetter and drier. Canadians need to be ready for anything. Ready for any moment. Mark’s exists to outfit those who live these moments. Because, it’s in these moments that what it means to be Canadian is truly defined.”

Program highlights include:

  • Earn 6% for every sale
  • Cookie return days: 14
  • AffiliateTraction.ca program management
  • Regularly updated creative

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Mark’s. Contact anyone at AvantLink.ca or the program manager Stefanie Clermont-Chan, stefanie.clermont-chan@afftraction.ca.

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PARK Luxury Sporting Accessories Affiliate Program is live!

Sep 10, 2014 No Comments by

PARK Luxury Sporting Accessories

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

PARK Luxury Sporting Accessories

PARK makes luxury accessories for the sporting life. The designs—beautiful and functional in equal measure—are inspired by the inherent elegance and rugged authenticity of a classic Northern Ontario lifestyle. PARK Accessories represents a time when outings and sporting events were equipped with wooden tennis rackets and cross country skis, plaid thermoses and wicker picnic baskets, all made of the finest materials by skilled craftsmen.

PARK Luxury Sporting Accessories Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • Earn 10% commission
  • 60-day cookie
  • Dedicated program management

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting PARK Luxury Sporting Accessories. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Roger LeFevre, sales@vitalbgs.com.

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HalloweenCostumes.com Affiliate Program is live!

Sep 09, 2014 No Comments by

HalloweenCostumes.com

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

HalloweenCostumes.com

HalloweenCostumes.com is one of the largest Halloween costume retailers on the web. They have been selling costumes online since 2002 and are a trusted source for Halloween costumes and accessories. HalloweenCostumes.com is a member of the BBB and our their is certified McAfee safe daily.

If you want to make money selling a fun product, then the HalloweenCostumes.com Affiliate Program is for you!

Why Join Our Affiliate Program?

  • 10% commission
  • Frequently updated creatives
  • Ability to provide custom creatives
  • Thousands of costumes & accessories available for kids & adults
  • Datafeed contains all products including new inventory and is updated daily
  • Costumes for every occasion (not just Halloween)
  • International affiliates accepted
  • 60-day cookies
  • Ships to more than 200 countries
  • Average order value of $70
  • 20% of our inventory is unique & exclusive
  • 99.9% shipping accuracy
  • Same day shipping

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting HalloweenCostumes.com. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Lee Burg, lee.burg@halloweencostumes.com.

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Slumberjack Affiliate Program is live!

Sep 08, 2014 No Comments by

Slumberjack

Introducing a new, exclusive AvantLink merchant:

Slumberjack

Slumberjack (SJK) offers hunters and outdoor enthusiasts a new approach to hunting and overnighting in the outdoors. SJK offers a complete line of hunting-specific backpacks and tree stand bags to maximize success on any hunt. And for anyone interested in a fun and accessible camping experience, SJK provides roomy tents, comfortable sleeping bags, and go-anywhere furniture.

Made for everyone from seasoned hunters to recreational campers, Slumberjack has the gear needed to get the most out of any wilderness experience.

Brand Value Propositions:

  • Slumberjack is a division of American Recreation Products
  • Free shipping on orders over $49
  • Lifetime warranty on workmanship & materials
  • Socially responsible company
  • Quick order fulfillment

Slumberjack Affiliate Program Highlights:

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting Slumberjack. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Emily Boyd, emily@cliqueaffiliate.com.

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abHair Affiliate Program is live!

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments by

abHair Affiliate Program

Introducing a new AvantLink merchant:

abHair

abHair is online human hair extensions shop that sells various hair extensions with high quality but low price across the world. They offer an extensive line of hair extensions, clip in hair extensions, hair wefts, fusion hair extensions in addition to fashion wigs and hair accessories.

“We keep our fingers on the pulse of our industry and our products mimic what you’ll find in the fashion magazines and on the red carpet. This offers our customers a tremendous selection, competitive prices, and excellent customer service…”

abHair Affiliate Program highlights include:

  • Earn up to 20% per sale!
  • Free & easy sign up
  • $10 bonus for first order (no minimum)
  • 90-day cookie
  • Exclusive coupons & deals
  • Real time reporting
  • Allow pending order inquiries
  • Incentives on high-volume bookings
  • Good interaction with you 24/7
  • Average order value $80+
  • Free Shipping, no minimum purchase required
  • Dedicated program management

Let us know what we can do to help you get started promoting abHair. Contact anyone at AvantLink or the program manager Sheila Xu, affiliate@abhair.com.

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