News & Updates
Feb 3, 2023
3 Min. Read
The world of online marketing is constantly changing, and affiliate marketing is no different. New trends keep emerging all the time and the global pandemic has only made things more dynamic in this regard.
To be successful with affiliate marketing, it’s essential to keep up with industry news and trends. And to help you out, this article shares the most prominent affiliate marketing trends to look out for.
All promotional channels today come with a range of tools and restrictions against low-quality content. Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms mainly target products & offers people care to see. That’s why your content needs to be authentic, relevant, and valuable.
Affiliate marketers can attract attention through ad copy instead of spamming users with untested paid ads and duplicated social posts. That’s why it’s better to focus on creating high-quality content, even if it means the quantity (let’s say, of ads or campaigns) goes down.
Big news for Google Chrome users – Google blocked third-party tracking cookies in 2022. Plus, other tech giants like Apple have made tracking optional.
Up to now, affiliate marketers had primarily relied on third-party tools to gather and process data. This change means that they will have to adopt a new approach. This is where first-party affiliate programs can be helpful.
Influencers continue to play an important role in affiliate marketing because trust is still a key factor in people’s online shopping. Consumers appreciate getting educated and informed about products in a softer rather than an intrusive manner.
That’s why influencers with many followers can help sell your product by lending their integrity and credibility. In the era of fake news, customers find their favorite influencer’s voice to be more valuable than ever.
More people seem to be convinced to make a purchase after watching a brand’s video. And a large number of consumers say they like to be informed about a product by watching a video.
Chances are your customers rely on videos as well to look for and evaluate products. You can add this type of content to your affiliate marketing campaigns to create more conversions.
You can start with short YouTube explainer or review videos on how the customer can get the most out of your product. YouTube will continue to be the top advertising platform in the future, so you might want to use it wisely.
Holiday promotions are how notable retail brands make the most of their sales. You can use this trend with your affiliate marketing to motivate customers to purchase your products.
A great thing about these campaigns is they give an easy starting point for creativity, regardless of the product. You can check the National Day Calendar to get holiday ideas. Browse by country and find a range of lesser-known celebrations to use in affiliate marketing campaigns.
However, keep promoting traditional and popular holidays as well. Also, you can create new theme days relevant to your industry.
Apple Mail launched a big update that will affect all email marketers. With increased email privacy, they no longer share whether users have opened an email or not.
Since open rates were a key metric marketers in affiliate marketing used to make sure they were mailing to engaged segments and maximizing how many people opened and viewed their promotional emails, marketers will need to get smarter with their list hygiene and how they use metrics to analyze and segment their email promotions.
Running a successful affiliate marketing business means knowing the ins and outs of the industry. You should now have an idea of the top trends in the affiliate marketing world, perhaps enough to kickstart your next affiliate campaign. And make sure to continue to follow us to always stay in-the-know of upcoming industry news and updates.
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