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August 2014 has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This only happens every 823 years, and the Chinese call it “Silver Pockets Full”. I hope you are all enjoying your five weekends this month with pockets full of silver! But before you take off for this coming weekend, be sure to catch up on this week’s affiliate news.
The Performance Marketing Association released a new website – check it out!
Affiliates should be aware of programs with 0 (zero) EPC. Tricia Meyer tells us why. And Geno Prussakov asks affiliate managers if they are losing active affiliates over non-converting clicks?
Robert Glazer of Acceleration Partners wrote up a list of 10 lies that performance marketing firms tell.
TechCrunch reports that BuzzFeed makes the majority of its money on ads that pretend to be content.
The American Genius released 10 social media facts that you might not know, but should.
If you don’t know what your readers want, Boost Blog Traffic gives away the secret to find out.
The Atlantic reports that email is still the best thing on the internet. Want to grow your email audience? Check out nine ways to do so with video via the AWeber blog. You can also use Twitter Cards for one-click signups to your email list, according to Ryan Battles.
In case our review of Affiliate Summit East 2014 wasn’t enough, some other affiliate marketers wrote up some better, more detailed posts about the event:
Quartz published a good read that applies to many remote affiliate marketers: How to run a team of people who never see each other.
If you sit at a desk all day and/or all night, 99u.com published Yoga Hacks: How to undo the damage of a desk job.
I leave you with advice on how to stop procrastinating on your goals by using the “Seinfeld Strategy” by James Clear because who doesn’t love Jerry Seinfeld?!
Have a great weekend!