I’ve been busily involved with implementing affiliate sites lately and as an linkshare affiliate, I would like to see the following improvements:
1. Links Count
There are a couple of time where I’ve clicked on those misleading text links under “links by promotion” to find that there’s absolutely nothing in them. It’s true that not all advertisers/merchants publish their links into that section, but it should be made easier for an affiliate to see whether there are coupons, free shipping or best converting items etc available without clicking into the link (and without having to use Linkshare REST API).
Something like the following will be sufficient:
Hot Products (121)
Free Shipping (59)
Best Converting (77) etc.
2. Invalid Links Generating Traffic Report
Both CJ and Google Affiliate Network have it.
Google Affiliate Network
But I can’t find something similar in Linkshare.
Why would this be useful? Well, from an affiliate’s perspective, we get to know when our links are landing on the wrong/error/invalid/out-of-date pages and can then can update/remove these links. Imagine what a visitor will feel like when they click a link and found out that the merchant’s landing page is invalid/error/out-of-date?
Hopefully there are Linkshare affiliates out there who find the need for this as well. Comments welcomed.