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Apple announces Affiliate Program expansion with new partner PHG

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Apple on Monday announced an upcoming expansion to its Affiliate Program, which includes a partnership with Performance Horizon Group that will help the company extend the platform into additional countries.

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The news was relayed in a brief post to Apple's Affiliate Resources website, which notes the PHG partnership will not only provide affiliates with a new platform, but an improve set of reporting tools. as well.

As the new platform is rolling out in over 100 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, Apple is asking current Affiliate Program participants in those regions to set up new accounts and update all existing links. If account holders do not change their information before Oct. 1, 2013, they could see an interruption in commissions.

Affiliates currently located in Europe and South America will still be on Apple's platform with partner Tradedoubler and are not required to update their accounts.

With Apple's Affiliate Program, members like blog owners can earn a commission on sales of music, apps, books, and other content by linking to the media through their websites. The company is accepting applications via the iTunes Affiliate Program website.
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clear as mud.
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I agree.

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This qualifies as "less than news".

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clear as mud.
Glad to hear it...I thought it was just me.

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With Apple's Affiliate Program, members like blog owners can earn a commission on sales of music, apps, books, and other content by linking to the media through their websites. The company is accepting applications via the iTunes Affiliate Program website.

 

This means Apple will be offering a more visible iTunes content offering in more countries without paying for a ton of advertising costs to get the word out. They get the locals to do it for them for a linked commission. I don't know what the percent might be, but it's gotta be a whole lot less expensive than going to the local countries and setting up an ad agency and being versed on all the various local laws and restrictions. 

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The real news is that Apple is asking the existing affiliates to switch by October, 2013.  That means all the banners and links will need to be switched out for all the blogs and websites out there.

 

There was an existing affiliate program with LinkShare/Rakuten that only support a handful of countries, and it was in place since 2004.

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I looked into joining the old affiliate program for my books but got turned off by all the hassle of dealing with a third party. I'm not sure this change will fix that.

Compounding this problem for me is the fact that I recently moved cross-country and acquired new bank accounts. The more payment schemes I must belong to, the more I have to transfer when I move. And the more erratic the payments, as with affiliate schemes, the more easily they're forgotten.

Apple's already got a payment scheme in place for developers and authors. I fail to see why it can't be used to pay them for linking. Use this third parties only for bloggers without books.
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