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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    Facebook Acquires Social Shopping App TheFind
    I shared a panel last year with the TheFind’s CEO Siva Kumar but was never able to get connected with them as an affiliate for my merchants. I had heard that if they connected as an affiliate they were amazing. I think a number of affiliates who made it big started connecting as affiliates until they gained momentum then they converted to a cost plus model. This is the case for shopping search engines like Price Runner and Shopwiki.

    Article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/...-site-thefind/

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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    Now I find and article that they will shell TheFind and absorb its staff.

    https://www.internetretailer.com/201...engine-thefind

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    I guess we won't have to worry about that custom feed request they had..
    Wade Tonkin - Affiliate Manager - Fanatics
    NFLShop.com|Shop.NHL.com|NBAStore.com|Store.NASCAR.com
    Email wtonkin // at // Fanatics.com

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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Can't say I understand it - but not unhappy about it...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    Can't say I understand it - but not unhappy about it...
    :-) - I think it is awesome news!

    I suspect they are going to be working towards contextual product ads on Facebook. TheFind has been doing affiliate stuff for awhile. I wonder if Facebook is going to become on of the largest affiliates on the planet??? I'm surprised TheFind lasted as long as they did. They took $26 million in funding without a strong monetization strategy. They started out as a free price comparison website that crawled merchant websites and added merchant listings for free. You could look a their traffic numbers and their number of employees and see that profitability wasn't going to be great, especially because of the "free component" to their business that still persists today. As a lifestyle entrepreneur, I'd love to have their company and traffic. I think a venture capitalist would be very disappointed.
    Merchants, any data you provide to Google Shopping should also be in your affiliate network datafeed. More data means more sales!

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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Only thing of value, after closing the site, is the data TheFind has 'collected'...
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    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    I can't say that I'm happy or unhappy to that application since I don't how it really work. However, I noticed that they post different deal in each day.

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