Aug 1 2008, 08:38 AM
I have heard that Google is about to come out with their very own program similar to Commission Junction. They will allow companies to pay out based on Lead or sale and operate almost exactly like cj.com. Has anyone heard anything about this? When will they start this program, and how easy is it to get accepted?
Aug 1 2008, 09:03 AM
There`s an old report on this here
Unless I`ve missed it I`m not really sure what form it`s taken, or about to take if at all.
Google is testing an affiliate network that could rival ValueClick‚€™s Commission Junction - publishers will be paid when when their visitors perform specific actions, like generating a lead or buying a product. The CPA (cost per action) system was revealed today in an email sent to David Jackson at SeekingAlpha. The ads won‚€™t compete wilth existing contextual ads - instead they‚€™ll be rolled out on a new network, the Content Referral network. During the test, publishers will be sent a weekly email report of their earnings.
Aug 7 2008, 05:04 AM
Actually, this is up and running right now.
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