An advertising model where a company (an advertiser) pays a commission to third-party publishers (affiliates) that drive visitors to the company’s website by merchandising a product or service. In this model an affiliate network plays the role of the intermediary that measures transactions and facilitates payments or other activities between advertisers and publishers.
The affiliate landscape employs different channels to market products, such as:
- Social networks
- Search engines
- Digital banners
The affiliate publisher is a website, usually with high traffic volume, which earns a commission when its visitor is redirected to an advertiser’s website and completes a transaction.
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