Hi Karen, because there are so many moving parts in a successful digital marketing strategy of any size, you will be hearing different answers to your questions. I will offer you one fairly simple solution. This is a very basic perspective but if you're not very experienced, this should help you. You seem to understand that SEO & social media are 2 important components of digital marketing. There are others that are just as important but my answer is based solely on your question. Think...
We concentrated on the keyword-based aspect of all the SEO tools that included the capabilities, because that's where most business users will primarily focus. Monitoring particular keywords and your existing URL positions in search rankings is important but, once you've set that up, it's largely an automated process. Automated position-monitoring features are a given in most SEO platforms and most will alert you to issues, but they don't actively improve your search position. Though in tools such as AWR Cloud, Moz Pro, and Searchmetrics, position monitoring can become a proactive process that feeds back into your SEO strategy. It can spur further keyword research and targeted site and competitor domain crawling.
One worthy consideration is the differences between each SEO tool. Use two tools for the same thing and you'll likely get two different responses, sometimes wildly so. This is because each utilizes Google's specifications in its own way, meaning accuracy is a bit of a moving target. As Michael King wrote on Search Engine Land, "These are all just different tools storing the same data in different ways."
Tracking Source: Not just the location source, as previously cited, source also refers to web page originating the URL link (blog article for instance) and source type (banner, keyword, search, chatbot or other), that gives both marketers and advertisers the information to improve context and maximize click-through ratios (how many times are required to show a banner to have someone click on it) and sales conversion (how many clicks are required to have someone buy the referred product/service).
The caveat in all of this is that, in one way or another, most of the data and the rules governing what ranks and what doesn't (often on a week-to-week basis) comes from Google. If you know where to find and how to use the free and freemium tools Google provides under the surface—AdWords, Google Analytics, and Google Search Console being the big three—you can do all of this manually. Much of the data that the ongoing position monitoring, keyword research, and crawler tools provide is extracted in one form or another from Google itself. Doing it yourself is a disjointed, meticulous process, but you can piece together all the SEO data you need to come up with an optimization strategy should you be so inclined.
VigLink is an intermediary platform, so it can serve as a backdoor for affiliates who have previously been banned/suspended from working with other affiliate programs like Amazon. And while you can choose specific merchants or offers, VigLink can be set up to work automatically by scanning your published content and dynamically generating affiliate links, making it a great choice for established content producers who are looking for a simpler way to generate revenue via an affiliate program.
The Assisting Orbit: As you board a new product or a platform, it is imperative that you are taken through the entire tool before you start working on it. Doing that does not only clarify a lot of the feature but also helps you make the most of the product that you have invested in. Keeping this requirement in mind, Tapfiliate has provided an assisting orbit, a small button like feature on the top which on being pressed, give you like a tour of the tool. Once you are done taking the tour, you can go about using the features. However, if you still get stuck somewhere after taking the orbit, you can always reactivate it any time you like. For example, if you have already completed creating a program and want to move on to the next one but get stuck somewhere, this is the button that will help you out.

As soon as you’re signed up, Lead Dyno automatically creates an Affiliate Sign Up page for you so you can begin to receive traffic from affiliates. You’ll also get your own hosted and customizable page that can track visitors, leads, and customers – you can even track your AdWords campaign. Other interesting features include the easy-to-use recruitment program that invites people to join your network via an email invitation.
Contactually's software makes it simple to stay engaged with every part of your network. You simply categorize your key contacts into Buckets, and your Contactually account will take care of the rest. That means no more worrying about who to follow-up with today, how any prior interactions went, or what to say to break the ice. With regular follow-up like this, you'll soon realize you have fewer cold, forgotten connections, and more warm, engaged relationships that are thinking of you.
Those who’re seeking a robust management tool to optimize and monitor your affiliate networks would do well to explore the cloud-based CAKE. Within one convenient dashboard, you can check your network's overall performance and manage contacts while reviewing the results. This tool has a wide range of interesting features that include: • Fraud protection • Pixel management • Targeted campaign by device or location • Real-time metrics • Individual portals for affiliates as well as clients • 24/7 support • Referral rewards • Customizable The pricing is intrinsically based on usage and depends on what your business necessitates. The three price levels include Pro, Select, and Enterprise.
Tradedoubler was founded in 1999 by two young Swedish entrepreneurs. They have offices in the UK and multiple countries throughout Europe, including Sweden, Germany, France, Poland and Spain. Their focus has always been to provide smarter results for both clients and affiliates through technology. In 18 years, they’ve amassed an army of 180,000 active publishers, connecting them to over 2,000 merchants in Europe and the UK. Many of these merchants are household names.

Again, there are many other software brands that chose to keep their affiliate programs in-house, and the above list represents only a few of the top brands that do so. To find the platform choice of your favorite brand (be it a network or their “in-house” one) just look in their website’s footer or search for their affiliate program using your preferred search engine.
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Everflow is arguably the best affiliate tracking platform out there with a great UI and an extensive feature set. Everflow has some of the most advanced campaign management and reporting functionality. Also, starting at only $200/ month, Everflow is one of the most cost effective solutions out there. Its prominent features include: • Live data in the form of graphs and reports • Advanced notification system • Super fast response times • Advanced media buying tools • Graceful handling of mobile and desktop traffic * Fully exposed API 100 percent of the time • Private partitioning of traffic • Multidimensional reporting and analytics system.

You have a strong online presence. Of course, finding affiliates is only one aspect of starting this marketing program. To secure a partnership with these people and organizations, you must first have a good online presence to prove the credibility of your company. You can do this by consistently producing valuable content through blogs, social media, or your website. This makes it easier for potential affiliates to trust you and join your program.

Whether you are an SEO Professional, Digital Marketing Agency, SMB or Brand, looking to increase your traffic or to monitor your site's evolution, this SEO software will provide you with best in class digital marketing strategy analysis and insights for your business. Last year alone, cognitiveSEO has helped over 11.000 SEO Professionals & Agencies recover and improve the rankings of more than 36.000 sites. How Will cognitiveSEO Help You?: - Cutting-Edge Link Audits. Easy to Understand - Identify & Prevent Unnatural Link Penalties - Instant Backlink Checker and Site Explorer - Assess Your Competitors' Link Strategy - Identify Valuable Link Opportunities - New/Lost Links Email Alerts Delivered Directly to Your Inbox - Cutting-Edge Automatic Unnatural Link Detection - Fastest Disavow Using the cognitiveSEO Link Navigator - Real-Time Penguin Monitoring - Desktop, Mobile & Local Rank Tracking on All International Markets - Uncover The SEO Visibility of Any Site - Get Instant E-Mail Alerts for SERP Changes - Benchmark Your Competitors' Rankings to Outrank Them Easier - Whitelabel the Entire Toolset and Schedule Customized PDF Reports - Take Advantage of a Fully Customizable Digital Marketing Dashboard - Audit Your Content and Identify Its Efficiency - Spot Your Site’s Strengths and Weaknesses Using the Side-by-Side Comparison
Ambassador is an all-in-one referral software made for marketers who want complete control of their marketing efforts. It offers an intuitive interface that packs powerful features such as multi-program and multi-campaign functionalities, user segmentation and enrollment, and cross-department user permissions into one convenient platform. With Ambassador’s flexible, scalable, and innovative solutions for referral programs, affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, and partner marketing, it comes as no surprise that it is trusted by internationally renowned brands. Perfect for startups, mid-sized businesses, and large companies, they offer a starter package and professional plan costing $800 and $1500 a month respectively. They also offer quote-based pricing for global brands that is billed annually.
With years of proven stability, thousands of user friendly features and technical support located in the USA, it's no wonder iDevAffiliate has been the leading affiliate software in it's class for so many years. We've taken things a step further in the latest release by adding the missing ingredient. Affiliate Training. Now with a monthly subscription you can offer your affiliates hours of video training!
VigLink is an intermediary platform, so it can serve as a backdoor for affiliates who have previously been banned/suspended from working with other affiliate programs like Amazon. And while you can choose specific merchants or offers, VigLink can be set up to work automatically by scanning your published content and dynamically generating affiliate links, making it a great choice for established content producers who are looking for a simpler way to generate revenue via an affiliate program.
Another one of the highest paying and most popular dating affiliate programs is eHarmony, which is based on the actual earnings that can be made from each referred sale. Up to $188 can be made from a single sale. In general, the members at eHarmony are typically looking to find serious long term relationships, so many of them are willing to pay extra to find similar people.
Recent corporate changes and folding 2Checkout into a larger company that is involved in payment processing and e-commerce means that the affiliate program can sometimes feel somewhat neglected. But the ability to generate custom coupon codes and the comprehensive knowledge base make 2Checkout a good option for experienced affiliates with an established user base. But if you’re just entering the affiliate field for the first time, 2Checkout might not be where you want to start.

The platform is not only feature rich but is also equipped with a ton of help material in the form of guides, new feature update write-ups, and a free demo as well! Since the product also supports a number of different kinds of integrations, with popular tools such as WordPress, Shopify, Prestashop, PayPal, Weebly, etc., they also share assistance for their integration and installation. Other than this, you can even get in-person support from the Tapfiliate team on request.
Aleyda Solis is a speaker, author, and award-winning SEO expert. She is the founder of Orainti, an international SEO consultancy Agency, that helps international clients scale their approach to organic search growth. She has won the European Search Personality of the Year in 2018 Award and was mentioned in the 50 online marketing influencers to follow in 2016.
What I Used Before This: “Calend.ly. HubSpot calendar is so much more user friendly. All in one is a really important thing to our company. We have a million tools and reducing technology has been a goal for 2017. HubSpot Meetings makes Round Robin booking and Team Booking very easy. It sends out notifications for the meetings and sends out all of our Zoom.us conference information as well. The reminder HubSpot sends from the calendar link has the CRM record attached so it’s very easy to see where we were in the conversation before we meet. Arranging calendars can be a real pain. And this has accelerated our sales process and our operations to a greater extent then most things.”
GeoRanker is an advanced local SEO (Google Maps) rank tracking tool. As you know, if you track local keywords (like “Boston tacos”), you can’t use most rank tracking tools. You need to see what people in Boston see. Well GeoRanker does exactly that. Choose your keywords and locations and get a report back that shows you your Google organic and Google local results.
LinkConnector imposes a very rigorous and lengthy screening process, so you’ll need to prove that you have a high-quality website and established audience before being accepted. Despite its somewhat schizophrenic approach, LinkConnector does have some very happy long-term affiliates. And their “naked links” allow for direct connection to the merchant website without having to be rerouted via LinkConnector, which will give your website an SEO boost.
When your business has an idea about a new search topic for which you think your content has the potential to rank highly, the ability to spin up a query and investigate it right away is key. Even more importantly, the tool should give you enough data points, guidance, and recommendations to confirm whether or not that particular keyword, or a related keyword or search phrase, is an SEO battle worth fighting (and, if so, how to win). We'll get into the factors and metrics to help you make those decisions a little later.

Bradley Shaw, the number one ranked SEO expert in the USA, recommends the advanced SEO tool CORA. He says, “I use a wide variety of tools to serve my clients, always on the lookout for new tools that can provide an advantage in a very competitive landscape. Currently, my favorite advanced SEO tool is CORA. Note, this took is not for the beginner and requires a deep understanding of analysis as it relates to SEO. Cora works by comparing correlation data of ranking factors by evaluating the top 100 websites for a search term. By empirically measuring data I can provide my client’s in-depth analysis and suggestions far beyond typical SEO. Cora identifies over 400 correlation factors that impact SEO. It then calculates most essential factors and suggests which elements need the most attention. One great feature is that it works for any search term in any location on Google. Also, the analysis only takes a few minutes and outputs into a clean easy to interpret spreadsheet. I have tested the software extensively and seen ranking improvements for both my own website (I rank #1 for SEO expert), and my clients. I have been able to use the scientific measurements to improve Google rankings, particularly for high competition clients.”

Matt Jackson, Head of Content at Wild Shark, loves free SEO tools like AnswerThePublic. He shares, “One of my favorite tools when compiling SEO content for a site is AnswerThePublic.com. The best feature of the tool is that it presents a list of the questions that web users are asking about a particular keyword. If I’m running out of genuinely useful content ideas, or if I’m compiling an FAQ page, it provides invaluable guidance as to what, exactly, people are searching for. It is not only useful for SEO content, it means that our clients can answer questions on their site, minimizing the number of customer service calls they receive and giving greater authority to a page and the overall business. And here’s a quick tip: prevent neckache by hitting the Data button, rather than straining to read the question wheel.”

Simplified Communications. Coordinating is one of the most challenging aspects of marketing. This is even more difficult when you are working with individuals who are not employees of your company. With Ambassador, you can use tools that permits affiliates and brand ambassadors to access your promotional resources through a portal and allow partner agencies to directly enter leads into your CRM. This way, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to provide links or send payments.

eTrigue DemandCenter helps launch more marketing campaigns and generate more leads with your existing resources. eTrigue's robust Marketing Automation solution has everything needed to effectively manage your demand generation campaigns, including tools for lead segmentation, lead scoring and nurturing, real-time lead alerts, and anonymous visitor tracking. Achieving a high, measurable marketing ROI and a very real revenue impact has never been easier. Intuitive, user-friendly, no hidden costs.
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That being said, LinkConnector’s platform looks and feels outdated and is rather clumsily designed. Their dashboard also makes it difficult to find “hot” products or compare conversion rates, leaving affiliates somewhat in the dark about which products to choose. Ironically, despite their low-quality website, they offer some of the best customer service in the affiliate space.

Ultimately, we awarded Editors' Choices to three tools: Moz Pro, SpyFu, and AWR Cloud. Moz Pro is the best overall SEO platform of the bunch, with comprehensive tooling across keyword research, position monitoring, and crawling on top of industry-leading metrics incorporated by many of the other tools in this roundup. SpyFu is the tool with the best user experience (UX) for non-SEO experts and the deepest array of ROI metrics as well as SEO lead management for an integrated digital sales and marketing team.


Generating Tracking Codes: Tracking of all clicks and leads require a special unique URL which contains the affiliate id and perhaps the campaign number, that is parsed to the advertiser's site and then associated with a user cookie to identify landing page, visit date, expire date, user identification and related sales closing information. These tracking URLs are also called as tracking codes. The software can generate a code, token or shortened URL, or can track by affiliate name.

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Versatile Affiliate Marketing Platform. Whether you have a small business that needs enough room for growth in the systems you are investing in or a large enterprise that requires a versatile platform to incorporate into their processes, Affise is a great option for you. With its API integration capabilities, this software can be merged with custom solutions. Through this, you no longer have to worry about completely overhauling your operations time and time again just to make adjustments.
Act-On is a marketing automation platform that delivers innovation to empower marketers to do the best work of their careers. Act-On is the only integrated workspace to address the needs of the customer experience, from awareness and acquisition, through retention and loyalty for mid-market companies. With Act-On, marketers can drive better business outcomes and maximize CLV.
The emfluence Marketing Platform is so intuitive, you'll swear it's built just for you. That's because it is. We're digital marketers too, so we've focused the Platform's features around what marketers need to create, track, and deploy successful digital campaigns. Take advantage of email marketing, email automation workflows, social media scheduling, surveys, landing pages, website tracking, web forms, and more.
Those who’re seeking a robust management tool to optimize and monitor your affiliate networks would do well to explore the cloud-based CAKE. Within one convenient dashboard, you can check your network's overall performance and manage contacts while reviewing the results. This tool has a wide range of interesting features that include: • Fraud protection • Pixel management • Targeted campaign by device or location • Real-time metrics • Individual portals for affiliates as well as clients • 24/7 support • Referral rewards • Customizable The pricing is intrinsically based on usage and depends on what your business necessitates. The three price levels include Pro, Select, and Enterprise.

Use GetApp to find the best Affiliate Marketing software and services for your needs. Our intuitive directory allows you to make an easy online Affiliate Marketing software comparison in just a few minutes by filtering by deployment method (such as Web-based, Cloud Computing or Client-Server), operating system (including Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android), pricing (including Free and Subscription), platform (including Google Apps, Salesforce, Intuit, NetSuite, SAP) and supported location.
Informative Support Center. While this web-based platform requires no coding knowledge or technical expertise, the various options ClickMeter offers can be overwhelming. This is why this website has a knowledge base that contains informative articles and easy-to-follow how-to videos showing what you can do to get started as a user. These resources are organized per category and feature for easier navigation.
The earning potential is massive as long as you are willing to put in the hard yards to sharpen your affiliate marketing strategies. While it can be a vexing task to manage your affiliate program along with your regular activities, you need to track its growth and analyze the statistics to keep your income from dwindling. Thankfully, you can do all that and more by leveraging affiliate marketing tracking software platforms. Here are 10 such great tracking platforms:  
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