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Welcome.. iDevAffiliate 9.0!

Somewhere in the midst of rolling out tons of new cart integrations, we’ve managed to complete iDevAffiliate 9! This latest version of iDevAffiliate has a completely new backend, updated for todays technologies. The new backend is now written with PDO, replacing the old and deprecated mysql_ queries. Due its popularity and feedback from existing customers, the administrative center uses the same theme but rest assured this is a new iDevAffiliate! In addition to the backend, we’ve added and enhanced a ton of features.

idevaffiliate 9.0 login

Social Media Marketing

With our new addon designed specifically for iDevAffiliate 9, you now have the ability to create social media campaigns your affiliates can share to both Facebook and Twitter, directly from their affiliate panel!

social media marketing affiliate program

Video Marketing

Add MP4, YouTube and Vimeo videos for your affiliate to market with. The options are heavy on this one.. pre-rolls, splash screens, intro skip, etc.

video marketing for affiliates

Alternate Repeat/Recurring Commission Amounts

Now you can optionally set an alternate repeat/recurring commission amount. For example, you can pay 20% on the first sale delivered then 15% on all additional/future sales. Or, if you’re doing recurring commissions you could do something like 25% for the first month then 20% for each month thereafter.

alternating affiliate commissions

iDevAffiliate 9 Gets A New Theme!

You’ve got tons of options to play with including layout options, color schemes, the ability to create your own theme and a built-in HTML/CSS editor.. no more FTP needed to edit files!

idevaffiliate 9 theme

Built-in page editor:
idevaffiliate editing files

Debits Feature

affiliate debit

In addition to these features, we’ve added a ton more! We’ll save you from having to scroll and endless amount of screenshots and highlight the rest here.

Mailing List Integrations

We’ve added in a few more mailing list integrations using the most current APIs available.

get responseaweberconstantcontact

icontactmailchimp

More Languages Added

We’ve added 12 new languages to help you open new markets across the globe.

russian affiliate program Russian
ukranian affiliate program Ukrainian
polish affiliate program Polish
chinese affiliate program Mandarin Chinese
chinese affiliate program Traditional Chinese
hungarian affiliate program Hungarian
turkish affiliate program Turkish
finnish affiliate program Finnish
hebrew affiliate program Hebrew
japanese affiliate program Japanese
korean affiliate program Korean
vietnamese affiliate program Vietnamese

These are in addition to the 6 additional language packs already available and updated.

german affiliate program German
spanish affiliate program Spanish
italian affiliate program Italian
french affiliate program French
portuguese affiliate program Portuguese
dutch affiliate program Dutch

usa based affiliate program English is provided by default offering a total of 19 languages!

New Cart Systems

Too many to add here.. more than 25 new cart integrations have been added. Most in the form of custom built plugins, many of which support features like our coupon code and per-product commissioning features.

Checkout All The Cart Integrations

More Features Added
  • Stripe added as payment option
  • Bulk removal of processing errors
  • Add custom pages (private and public)
  • Enhanced commission record w/ more detail
  • Post-Payment printable invoice
  • Individual VAT override, per account
  • Individual tracking log duration, per account
  • CSV import for coupon codes
  • Pass Google Analytics (utm) data
  • Private admin notes on commissions
  • Image attachment to affiliate notes
  • Enhanced fraud protection features
  • Plus.. tons of bug fixes and minor feature enhancements
New Product Requirements

As technologies advance and grow, so does the iDevAffiliate requirements. :-)

  • PHP 5.4 or higher
  • MySQL 5 or higher w/ PDO enabled
  • ionCube enabled w/ loader 4.7 or higher
  • Mycrypt enabled
  • cURL enabled

Most hosting providers meet these requirements by default.

How do I get this update?

Existing Customers
Login to your customer account on our website.
Login Now

Once logged in, click on My Packages then View Details (next to your iDevAffiliate order)and click the Downloads button and download iDevAffiliate 9.

New Customers
Just purchase iDevAffiliate and you will automatically get iDevAffiliate 9 available to you for installation!

Affiliate Tracking Module for X-Cart

affiliate tracking for x-cart

Welcome to iDevAffiliate! Our new integration makes it incredibly easy to start operating your very own fully featured, professional affiliate program in just minutes! For more than 15 years, iDevAffiliate has been one of the leading affiliate tracking products on the market. Jam packed with features, reporting and scalability.. iDevAffiliate has it all!

iDevAffiliate

For years now we’ve been offering our affiliate tracking solution for X-Cart. We’re happy to announce we’ve stepped the game up and taken our integration to the next level with a custom built module that plugs directly in to your X-Cart system. Our new module even includes support for Coupon Code Commissioning and Per-Product Commissioning, right out of the box!

Integration Instructions

Once you have iDevAffiliate running, just install our new X-Cart module and you’re all set. X-Cart will start reporting sales to iDevAffiliate and iDevAffiliate will in turn create commissions for your referring affiliates.

affiliate plugin for xcart

For detailed, step-by-step instructions just login to your iDevAffiliate admin center and go the cart integration wizard. In the dropdown menu, pick X-Cart and the integration instructions are provided for you.

X-Cart Affiliate Plugin

Owned/Downloadable Option

Starting at $199 one-time
See Pricing Options

Requires a hosting account.
ie. GoDaddy, Host Gator, etc.
Instant download.

Cloud Edition

Just $39 /month
Order Now

Same-day install/setup.
Includes free lifetime upgrades.
We host for you!

Pay-Per-Lead Affiliate Tracking for Instapage

affiliate tracking for instapage

Looking to operate your own pay-per-lead affiliate program with Instapage?

Welcome to iDevAffiliate! We are happy to announce the release of our latest affiliate integration, created for Instapage! For years we’ve been integrating with traditional “cart” systems. Only recently have we been working with lead/landing page system and I must say, it’s been fun bringing affiliate tracking to customers wanting to operate a pay-per-lead affiliate program. Our latest integration for Instapage makes it incredibly easy to start operating your very own fully featured, professional affiliate program in just minutes! For more than 15 years, iDevAffiliate has been one of the leading affiliate tracking products on the market. Jam packed with features, reporting and scalability.. iDevAffiliate has it all!

iDevAffiliate

Once you have iDevAffiliate running, just complete the provided integration steps for making each your Instapage lead forms commissionable and you’re all set. Instapage will start reporting leads to iDevAffiliate and iDevAffiliate will in turn create commissions for your referring affiliates. You can set a different commission rate for each lead form in Instapage.

affiliate commissions for instapage

Integration Instructions

We use the built-in Webhook (Post to URL) feature Instapage makes available so it’s super easy to set up. Just set the URL to your iDevAffiliate installation location and add a couple things to your form and you’re all set.

affiliate tracking software for instapage

For detailed, step-by-step instructions just login to your iDevAffiliate admin center and go the cart integration wizard. In the Lead/Landing Page Systems section of the dropdown menu, pick Instapage and the integration instructions are provided for you.

instapage pay per lead affiliate program

If you don’t see Instapage in your dropdown menu, please contact our support dept. and we’ll help you.

Owned/Downloadable Option

Starting at $199 one-time
See Pricing Options

Requires a hosting account.
ie. GoDaddy, Host Gator, etc.
Instant download.

Cloud Edition

Just $39 /month
Order Now

Same-day install/setup.
Includes free lifetime upgrades.
We host for you!

Affiliate Tracking Software for Unbounce!

affiliate tracking plugin for unbouce

Want to operate your own affiliate program and commission affiliates for sending leads to your Unbounce pages? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we did too!

Welcome to iDevAffiliate! We are genuinely excited to announce the release of our latest affiliate integration, designed specifically for Unbounce! Its not often we get to work outside the realm of “traditional shopping cart systems”. This time we’ve created the ability for you to commission affiliates on a per-lead basis using the lead forms on your Unbounce pages. Our new integration makes it incredibly easy to start operating your very own fully featured, professional affiliate program in just minutes! For more than 15 years, iDevAffiliate has been one of the leading affiliate tracking products on the market. Jam packed with features, reporting and scalability.. iDevAffiliate has it all!

iDevAffiliate

Once you have iDevAffiliate running, just complete the provided integration steps for making each your Unbounce lead forms commissionable and you’re all set. Unbounce will start reporting leads to iDevAffiliate and iDevAffiliate will in turn create commissions for your referring affiliates. You can set a different commission rate for each lead form in Unbounce.

lead commissioning for unbounce

Integration Instructions

We use the built-in Webhook (Post to URL) feature Unbounce makes available so it’s super easy to set up. Just set the URL to your iDevAffiliate installation location and add a couple things to your form and you’re all set.

affiliate plugin for unbounce lead forms

For detailed, step-by-step instructions just login to your iDevAffiliate admin center and go the cart integration wizard. In the Lead/Landing Page Systems section of the dropdown menu, pick Unbounce and the integration instructions are provided for you.

unbounce affiliate lead commission tracking

If you don’t see Unbounce in your dropdown menu, please contact our support dept. and we’ll help you.

Owned/Downloadable Option

Starting at $199 one-time
See Pricing Options

Requires a hosting account.
ie. GoDaddy, Host Gator, etc.
Instant download.

Cloud Edition

Just $39 /month
Order Now

Same-day install/setup.
Includes free lifetime upgrades.
We host for you!

5 Great Ideas For Keeping Affiliates Actively Participating In Your Affiliate Program!

Ambition is similar to an untied balloon filled with air. While it looks impressive from a distance, unless you persist in exerting continuous pressure, that air will escape the balloon out the hole on the bottom. Much the same applies to your list of affiliate marketers as well. While a long list of affiliate marketing partners suggests that you have been active in your recruitment efforts, viewing them up close might suggest a wide variance in the level of motivation between each affiliate. To maximize your efforts therefore, you may want to consider ways in which you can create more active affiliate partners. These top five ways are a great way to breathe new life into your affiliate marketing program.

#1. Boosting Your Conversion Rate

increase affiliate participationIt is easy to believe that when customers arrive on your website that your wares will immediately impress them and they will be hard put to ignore your offerings if they have a brain in their head. That being said however, setting aside your hubris regarding your particular set of products and working to increase your website’s usability and conversion. By capitalizing on the organic traffic that is already visiting your site naturally, changes to your conversion rate is a proven boon for both your website as well as your affiliate partners. After all, it just makes sense. If an affiliate notes that their leads only go to your website to die, they will forgo the effort and just abandon your affiliate marketing scheme. By implementing strategies and tools aimed at boosting your conversion rates, you in turn improve on your reputation among your affiliates, and prove that you are as dedicated to their success.

#2. Building Strong Affiliate Marketing Relationships

build strong relationships with your affiliatesAn affiliate participates in your marketing program in the anticipation of making money from their efforts, and their motivation increases in direct proportion to the closeness in the relationship they forge with you and your efforts. By consistently providing them with new ways to strategies, tools, and ideas to promote their own websites, this level of interaction demonstrates that you are serious about their success. One of the best ways to guarantee this interaction is by maintaining a comprehensive tracking program, which gives your affiliate merchant a solid understanding of their marketing efforts. Behind the computer screen, real people are hoping to be successful with your affiliate marketing program, so you should reach out to them and communicate your desire to help them succeed whether through telephone calls, ongoing training, or support aimed at increasing their motivation and participation.

#3. Sales Promotions that Excite Affiliates

run promotions for your affiliatesOnce you begin talking with your affiliates and demonstrate your commitment to their success, you can further boost their motivation and performance with sales promotions that will leave no one in your network behind if they all participate. By including them in your sales promotions with detailed information and ongoing conversations, you inspire their trust in your program and help build their own motivation to participate in your outreach efforts. Communication is a critical component of any vibrant affiliate marketing program, and talking about great sales promotions is one of the prime ways you can engender the level of participation needed to ensure that everyone in the program reaches their financial goals.

#4. Doing the Heavy Lifting for Your Affiliate

affiliate marketingWe all know that not all affiliates are equal when it comes to motivational level. For instance, you may have over a thousand affiliate partners in your network, but only a small fraction of those will participate by placing your banner ad or writing a blog posting that highlights your company and its offerings. This strategy gives you artistic control of your message by offering to do the heavy lifting and writing the post yourself for dissemination. This is guaranteed to engender a response that leads to the posting of original content from a wide array of diverse and relevant traffic from a host of different affiliate websites. While you have to do the work of writing these posts, the increase in traffic and boosted interest illustrates that the hard work pays off over time by developing interesting content that points like a laser directly back to your product and services.

#5. Keep in Touch With Affiliate Newsletters

creating active affiliate participation

Not to burst your bubble, but the chances are pretty good that you are not the top consideration of your affiliate partners on any given day. That is natural because just like you, they have their own lives and responsibilities to contend with on their plates, so reminding them that you are still out there and working on their behalf is a great way to goose their memory of your affiliate marketing program. A well-crafted monthly newsletter puts your hard efforts in front of them to illustrate that while they might not be thinking about their financial future, you are continuing your efforts to move the bar upwards for your entire network.

Affiliate Plugin for Digital Access Pass

affiliate plugin for dap

Welcome to iDevAffiliate! We are excited to announce the release of our latest affiliate plugin, designed specifically for Digital Access Pass! Our new plugin makes it incredibly easy to start operating your very own fully featured, professional affiliate program in just minutes! For more than 15 years, iDevAffiliate has been one of the leading affiliate tracking products on the market. Jam packed with features, reporting and scalability.. iDevAffiliate has it all!

iDevAffiliate

Once you have iDevAffiliate running, just install the DAP plugin we provide and you’re all set. Once the plugin is enabled, DAP will start reporting sales to iDevAffiliate. iDevAffiliate will create commissions for your referring affiliates. You can commission affiliates for both one-time and recurring products. Support for our incredibly popular coupon code commissioning feature is also built-in and ready to go!

affiliate plugin for digital access pass

Integration Instructions

Login to your iDevAffiliate admin center and go the cart integration wizard. In the WordPress section of the dropdown menu, pick Digital Access Pass and the integration instructions are provided for you.

dap digital access pass affiliate software

If you don’t see Digital Access Pass in your dropdown menu, please contact our support dept. and we’ll send you the plugin.

Owned/Downloadable Option

Starting at $199 one-time
See Pricing Options

Requires a hosting account.
ie. GoDaddy, Host Gator, etc.
Instant download.

Cloud Edition

Just $39 /month
Order Now

Same-day install/setup.
Integration service w/ DAP included.
We host for you!

SEE ALSO
What Is Coupon Code Commissioning? Enabling Coupon Code Commissioning

Affiliate Tracking Software for Content Shelf

affiliate integration for content shelf

Welcome to iDevAffiliate! We are happy to announce the addition of our latest cart integration, Content Shelf! iDevAffiliate makes it incredibly easy to start operating your very own fully featured, professional affiliate program in just minutes! For more than 15 years, iDevAffiliate has been one of the leading affiliate tracking products on the market. Jam packed with features, reporting and scalability.. iDevAffiliate has it all!

iDevAffiliate

Once you have iDevAffiliate running, complete the integration in TWO easy steps.

1. Enable Content Shelf in the cart integration wizard found in your iDevAffiliate installation.

affiliate tracking for content shelf

2. Complete the provided instructions.

content shelf affiliate integration instructions

The instructions will have you place a small tracking pixel directly in your Content Shelf admin center.

affiliate plugin for content shelf

Once the tracking pixel is added, Content Shelf will start reporting sales to iDevAffiliate. iDevAffiliate will create commissions for your referring affiliates. It’s just that simple!

affiliate integration for content shelf

Owned/Downloadable Option

Starting at $199 one-time
See Pricing Options

Requires a hosting account.
ie. GoDaddy, Host Gator, etc.
Instant download.

Cloud Edition

Just $39 /month
Order Now

Same-day install/setup.
Integration service w/ Content Shelf included.
We host for you!

Affiliate Plugin for Membership 2 Pro by WPMU DEV

affiliate plugin for membership 2 pro

Welcome to iDevAffiliate! We are pleased to announce the release of our latest affiliate plugin, designed specifically for Membership 2 Pro! Our new plugin makes it incredibly easy to start operating your very own fully featured, professional affiliate program in just minutes! For more than 15 years, iDevAffiliate has been one of the leading affiliate tracking products on the market. Jam packed with features, reporting and scalability.. iDevAffiliate has it all!

iDevAffiliate

Once you have iDevAffiliate running, just install our WordPress plugin we provide and you’re all set.

affiliate plugin wpmu

Once the plugin is installed, Membership 2 Pro will start reporting sales to iDevAffiliate. iDevAffiliate will create commissions for your referring affiliates. Commission affiliates for all membership types including Standard and Dripped Contentone-time or recurring! Support for our incredibly popular coupon code commissioning feature is also built-in and ready to go!

membership 2 pro affiliate plugin wpmu

Integration Instructions

Login to your iDevAffiliate admin center and go the cart integration wizard. In the WordPress section of the dropdown menu, pick Membership 2 Pro and the integration instructions are provided for you.

membership 2 pro affiliate pluginIf you don’t see Membership 2 Pro in your dropdown menu, please contact our support dept. and we’ll send you the plugin. Once enabled, you will see you new iDevAffiliate settings available to you in your Membership 2 Pro settings.

membership 2 pro affiliate settings

Owned/Downloadable Option

Starting at $199 one-time
See Pricing Options

Requires a hosting account.
ie. GoDaddy, Host Gator, etc.
Instant download.

Cloud Edition

Just $39 /month
Order Now

Same-day install/setup.
Integration service w/ Membership 2 Pro included.
We host for you!

SEE ALSO
What Is Coupon Code Commissioning? Enabling Coupon Code Commissioning

Top 5 Techniques for Recruiting High Quality Affiliates

As an affiliate manager, you don’t need to be told that the lifeblood of your continued successful operation is found in the identification and location of high quality affiliates. Knowing that truth does not always translate into finding that high level of quality collaborators unfortunately, so itrecruiting affiliates is equally important that you concentrate your search in areas that lend themselves to delivering quality affiliates who are serious about sharing in what it takes to be successful.

Whereas these searches once upon a time were conducted within the registries of affiliate directories, these results don’t necessarily return positive results, and is closely akin to checking the bulletin board at the local Laundromat. Indeed, for the savvy affiliate manager, utilizing a targeted approach that delivers quality candidates means thinking outside of the box in terms of where to look for the talent you need to find.

#1. Newsletters

Leveraging the hard work that you have already accomplished, effective marketers have long understood the value of keeping in touch with their current customer base. Whether this takes the cast of monthly newsletters or targeted email offerings, you have a direct pipeline into a population that you know already values the products and services that you have to offer. Reaching out to this already, sympathetic audience is a great way to identify and locate high quality affiliate partners. When separating the wheat from the chaff in terms of finding high quality affiliates, harvesting from your current crop of customers is a fertile field to search.

#2. Organic Searches

Since it is always better to have quality affiliates come looking for you rather than you chasing down blind alleys in search of interested parties to join your program, you should optimize your existing landing pages to draw them to your site with targeted keywords that garner the attention of those most likely to want to join an affiliate program. After all, the best partnerships are with affiliates who are highly motivated self-starters, so they are already looking for your opportunity and your only task is to get their attention via organic search methods that they are already utilizing. By optimizing your site to electronically getting their attention, you will have a wide array of qualified candidates to join your affiliate program.

#3. Forum Announcements

affiliate recruiting in forums Speaking of motivated entrepreneurs in search of affiliate opportunities, affiliate forums are gathering points for likeminded businesspersons looking for chances to succeed in the exciting world of affiliate partnerships. Posting to these forum rooms, and becoming an active contributor to the page, exposes your products and affiliate opportunity to a host of motivated, would-be affiliates. Little has changed in the formula for business success, and effective networking efforts are the key to that success. What has changed is the ease in which you can reach out to one another on the World Wide Web, so leveraging an already plugged in population to network your affiliate opportunity is a no brainer.

#4. The Power of Social Media

The word is out, and apparently, social media is not just a mere passing fad. Whether updating your Twitter account or posting on FaceBook, every time you engage on social media is a chance to get information about your affiliate program to an eager public already looking at ways to get ahead, and the level of engagement on social media platforms guarantees the best chance of generating an online conversation about your unique affiliate opportunity. For best effects, using targeted keywords and Twitter hash tags aimed at garnering additional attention, along with the use of social media advertisements, can go along way towards boosting your affiliate marketing street cred.

where do i find affiliates

#5. Link up with Great Affiliates at LinkedIn

One of the better-kept secrets of LinkedIn is that it is far more than simply a site dedicated to networking and finding jobs within your chosen profession. In fact, the popular business site is also a great place to develop leads that result in outstanding affiliate partnerships. The relationships that develop allow for mutual promotion, and if you tailor a quality affiliate offer that is honest in its appeal, you will see a migration of potential affiliates drawn to your profile. In the same manner that you can keep an active online presence on your FaceBook account, LinkedIn has a newsfeed that you can post to in order to get people’s attention.


When it comes to recruiting high quality affiliates, your primary tasks are to first offer a quality affiliate program, and then to disperse your offer to those areas where motivated would-be affiliates are searching for quality affiliate programs just like the one you are offering. Whether via newsletters, social media, or through optimized SEO practices, you can easily attract quality of affiliates you need to succeed.

Finding the Ideal Affiliate Marketing Partner

When it comes to long-term internet marketing success, the term bandied about is “affiliate.” Like all generic terms however, understanding what to look for in an affiliate program is another matter all together, and exercising your due diligence is critical when selecting the ideal affiliate program for your business model. Towards that end, understanding what to look for, beyond high payouts, should include the company’s reputation, how long they have been in business, which products are a good fit for your business, and how they compare with companies that are hot right now in the affiliate market. Just as all franchise experiences are not the same, neither is every affiliate program the ideal fit for the business plan that you have in mind.

finding the right affiliate program

Due Diligence and Believing in what you are Selling

The first things I do when contemplating an affiliate relationship is I spend significant time analyzing the product offered. As such, I will always Google the prospective company that I am considering joining, along with reviews of their products, to get a feel for what people are saying about the quality and services offered. After all, your name will be associated with the product and as any successful salesperson will tell you, you have to believe in the product that you are selling if you hope to convince others to make a purchasing decision. Determine whether the proposed affiliate partner has a good reputation, a seamless customer service program, and reputable money back guarantees for unsatisfied customers. Finally, at the most basic level is this product or service one that you would use yourself or recommend to friends and loved ones?

Affiliate Management and the Importance of Reading the Small Printfinding the right affiliate program

As an affiliate marketing neophyte, you will want to make sure of the type of staff support you will receive if you join the team. Typically speaking, you should determine whether you will be afforded an affiliate manager, or an affiliate network will manage your account. Regardless of whom you will be working with as your affiliate partnership develops, you will want to find out how responsive they are to your questions and inquiries. Will you receive immediate results when you request assistance, or will you be left dangling 72 hours to a week following your outreach efforts? Also, while you need not get a law degree before parsing through the terms and conditions of the relationship, you should note what types of advertising they allowed, the lifespan of your affiliate cookie, and information regarding CAN-SPAM compliance and any chargeback procedures involved with company returns.

Training and Tools to Help Grow Your Business

training tools required to be a successful affiliate
Regardless of your business or professional career goals, ongoing training is the hallmark of the intrepid entrepreneur’s eventual success. For those unwilling to reinvent the wheel, after all the wheel is a pretty good design concept already, hitting the ground running as a new affiliate means getting a leg-up with comprehensive affiliate marketing training material. Video tutorials, an easy to navigate affiliate dashboard, and a reliable method to track your sales and trends are all aspects of the affiliate relationship that you will want to explore prior to committing to an ongoing partnership. Superior affiliate training and intuitive tools will make your affiliate marketing experience far more successful than you otherwise might experience, but that eventual success can be accomplished without having the growing pains associated with a poorly managed and supported affiliate program.

Show me the Money

While the overall experience is the key to long-term affiliate marketing success, your monetary recompense is of no small matter when parsing through your affiliate partnership options. Beyond comparing commission rates and payment schedules, make sure that you fully understand the payment threshold as well as how they plan on paying you and in what frequency. Again, due diligence in the form of online research of the company will alert you to any red flags as regards problems getting your money into your account.

make money as an affiliate
Your personality dictates the types of affiliate relationships that you want to explore, so make sure that your eventual choice is a good fit for your personal traits. Make sure that the product offered is an item that you would want to be associated with, and ensure that the company offering the product has a sterling commercial reputation.