Absolutely. Affiliate marketing is a viable and legitimate way to monetize your blog or website. Tens of thousands of merchants run affiliate programs and will pay you a commission for sending them sales. However, there are some scams centered around affiliate marketing. You'll find information on how to spot affiliate scams – and avoid them – here.
Since the emergence of affiliate marketing, there has been little control over affiliate activity. Unscrupulous affiliates have used spam, false advertising, forced clicks (to get tracking cookies set on users' computers), adware, and other methods to drive traffic to their sponsors. Although many affiliate programs have terms of service that contain rules against spam, this marketing method has historically proven to attract abuse from spammers.
Cost per click was more common in the early days of affiliate marketing but has diminished in use over time due to click fraud issues very similar to the click fraud issues modern search engines are facing today. Contextual advertising programs are not considered in the statistic pertaining to the diminished use of cost per click, as it is uncertain if contextual advertising can be considered affiliate marketing.

Händler, also Werbetreibender und Merchants stellen ihre online angebotenen Produkte und Dienstleistungen über das Affiliate-System zur Verfügung und ermöglichen den angeschlossenen Vertriebspartnern die Vermarktung der Güter über deren Websites. Den Vertriebspartnern (Affiliates, Publisher) werden Werbemittel zur Verfügung gestellt, mit denen sie auf ihrer Website oder (bei E-Mail-Publishern) per E-Mail werben können. Erzielt der Vertriebspartner Erfolge (durch einen Verkauf, eine Registrierung, einen Website-Besuch), zahlt der Händler die vorher für die jeweilige Vertriebsart festgelegte Provision.

JVZoo’s strength is that it allows experienced marketers to gain access to product launches and a huge range of online courses while setting up sales funnels and customized landing pages. It’s definitely not for someone who wants to monetize a blog or earn money by having users click through and buy physical products. If you’ve carved out a strong presence online in the marketing space, JVZoo might be a perfect fit.
Although it differs from spyware, adware often uses the same methods and technologies. Merchants initially were uninformed about adware, what impact it had, and how it could damage their brands. Affiliate marketers became aware of the issue much more quickly, especially because they noticed that adware often overwrites tracking cookies, thus resulting in a decline of commissions. Affiliates not employing adware felt that it was stealing commission from them. Adware often has no valuable purpose and rarely provides any useful content to the user, who is typically unaware that such software is installed on his/her computer.
Als problematisch für den Betreiber des Affiliate-Systems erweist sich bei dieser Vergütungsform die Tatsache, dass die Qualität der weitergeleiteten Besucherströme sich nur schwer beeinflussen lässt, da anders als bei den folgenden Vergütungsmodellen keine Mindestanforderungen zu bestimmten Aktionen der Besucher bestehen. Eine Pay-per-Click-Provisionierung wird daher in der Regel bei kurzfristigen Werbekampagnen zur reinen Erhöhung der Reichweite angewandt, die nicht direkt im Zusammenhang mit dem Kauf oder Verkauf von Produkten gebracht werden können.
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