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    AvantLink API Available
    Hey Everyone,

    We rolled out our Affiliate Network API back on June 13th, but we've just this week started to get the word out to everyone through various distributions including:

    I also spent some time this morning building a blog post to get a little more specific about the modules and functionality now available through our API. Here are a couple of good quotes from our blog:
    In addition to product level data pulled from the API, Affiliates can also configure reporting subscriptions that will allow them access to network stats without even logging in to their account. Also, Affiliates can get banner/text/deal of the day links using filters and keywords search options right from the API. Links to module detail pages provided below..
    and...
    “Our API is platform-independent,” says AvantLink CTO David Clark. “We’ve opened up our system to the Affiliates rather than locking them into a ‘boxed’ feature set. For instance, if an Affiliate doesn’t like the formatting of our Product Display Builder tool, they could essentially construct their own via the API,” he adds…
    For more info check out the blog article at AvantShare: AvantLink Affiliate Network API is Now Available

    API Documentation

    Let me know what you think,
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    Hi Gary,

    I just went through the entire Affiliate Network API description info, and once again (almost a year later now) I still would like to have the option of joining the AvantLink Network because I like what I see, I have noticed that "The AvantLink Affiliate Network" like to provide their affiliates and merchants, all of the best, and latest tools of this affiliate marketing business, and that they don't like parasites or crooks.

    But............

    Every time that I have decided to just join AvantLink, and try to see the real difference on the bottom line, (What network would convert better for me at the end.) I get stuck at this "meets our criteria" thing:

    if your application meets our criteria, and you're accepted at the network level,.................
    According to the "meets our criteria" thing:

    1 - Affiliates who preserve the integrity of our industry through content publication, paid-search marketing, loyalty, and opt-in email distribution.

    2 - Affiliate 'firms' that consist of well organized and efficient PPC specialists, search engine marketers and content writing teams.

    3 - Affiliates who look for niche products with little competition and purpose-build sites to promote these products.

    4 - Affiliates that have widely networked (white-hat) Web neighborhoods. Their networked sites are targeted and useful to online shoppers and they have legacy and legitimacy.

    5 - Affiliates that have high Google PageRank and other SE exposure.
    If I go by the "meets our criteria" thing, I think I won't be able to join "The AvantLink Affiliate Network" today, because:

    1 - As of today, I have never paid any search engine for inclusion of any of my sites, or my links anywhere,and since I hate Spam, I have never had any opt-in email distribution, nor I have ever sent any email to any of my visitors, in order to make an extra sale, (Yet.) but that's another issue.

    2 - Since I don't do any PPC for any of the merchants that up to now, had made me the most money, I don't see a reason to become an efficient PPC specialist in order to just join any one, so I guess I don't meet that criteria either.

    3 - While I would like to think that it's still may be possible to create some new niche product websites with little or no competition, reality says that as soon as any new niche product website show up on the SE's, 24 hrs later the competition will be there, one way or another.

    4 - I'm confused about #4, but I can easily say that 98% of the links on any of my sites are targeted, and useful to the online shoppers that have landed on the pages with those links, whether they are plain product name links, banners, or links from product description content.

    5 - This is a good one! Before Google desided to Fk most of the affiliate sites, I used to have a decent SE exposure, just like most of the honest affiliates, but when G decided to FK with the competition on 05', I am just with the regular SE exposure, like any ethical affiliate out there.

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    So Gary,

    Another thing, just suppose any new decent human being decide to get into affiliate marketing for the first time, and decides "To Joiin The AvantLink Affiliate Network" today but, don't meet that entire criteria the way it's.

    Would you decline the application, just because that person is just new to affiliate marketing?

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    Gary, if you like, feel free to PM me any question you want to know about me or any of my sites, but as much as I would like to join AvantLink, I don't see how I can do that, with out lying on the app. (something I never intensional do, or have ever done for love or money)


    Note: I would like to join AvantLink, but I believe I don't meet that AvantLink standard BS criteria today.

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    Go ahead and apply and let me know when you do (drop me an email). I'll personally review your app. Thanks Mr. Sal!

    https://www.avantlink.com/affiliate_app.php

    Oh BTW. Our 'standard BS criteria' is to protect YOU, the Affiliate, primarily. So please reserve comments like that until you've come on board with us and experienced the technology, ease of use and support first hand.

    You'll never know if you'll get accepted until you try, right? For as much time you spend here on ABW, making thoughtful post as an informed Affiliate, I don't think you'll have trouble getting accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary-AvantLink
    Go ahead and apply and let me know when you do (drop me an email). I'll personally review your app. Thanks Mr. Sal!

    https://www.avantlink.com/affiliate_app.php
    One question Gary,

    I have the app link open, but how can I list more than one site there?

    Anyway, don't worry about that, I will just list my new (pain and suffering PHP test site there.)

    I'll be back after I apply and let you know about that test site.


    10:17 pm.

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    Mr. Sal, you can only list one site on the application but we'll communicate with you to review others if it's required.

    We have an authentication process that will put you in one-to-one contact with a staff member (me, in this case) as part of the approval.

    Drop me an email when you submit the app..

    8:17pm here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary-AvantLink
    Mr. Sal, you can only list one site on the application but we'll communicate with you to review others if it's required.

    We have an authentication process that will put you in one-to-one contact with a staff member (me, in this case) as part of the approval.

    Drop me an email when you submit the app..

    8:17pm here
    I just did!

    It says:
    It's me Gary, (Mr.Sal) fom ABW!

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    Check your email Mr. Sal. Glad to have you on board finally!

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    Thank you Gary,

    I will look foward to familiarize myself with AvantLink, and all the tools and features available to the affiliates.

    I didn't reply sooner because there was a bad thunderstorm in this area, and I had to unplug my computer to avoid any lightning damage.

    Later I will check out what merchants are available, I will see which one will fit on what site better.

    Now I can't wait for my first sale, and my first AvantLink check.

    Thanks.

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    You're welcome

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    Mr. Sal

    I don't think you have too much to be concerned about. I've been an AvantLink affiliate for almost a year and these guys are some of the best I've ever worked with.

    They also have a nice mix of niche merchants and a wide range of affiliate tools.
    There's good, fast and cheap. Pick any two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Evangelist
    Mr. Sal

    I don't think you have too much to be concerned about. I've been an AvantLink affiliate for almost a year and these guys are some of the best I've ever worked with.

    They also have a nice mix of niche merchants and a wide range of affiliate tools.
    Hi Tech Evangelist,

    Thanks for the testimonial, I just finished browsing most of the AvantLink features and I like what I see, I even joined my first AvantLink merchant today, and now I just have to figure out what options I will use, because now I have more different ways to promote a merchant than before.

    Only problem is that right now I am on new info overflow , so I will need a day or two, to sort out my PHP brain codes.

    My only regret could be that I waited and wasted, more than a year to join AvantLink in fear of rejection, because I was afraid of not meeting the full standard criteria.

    But anyway, they say that "Rome was not build on a day", so here I am now, better late than never.

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    Hi Gary, I have sent you a PM.

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    Sal, got it and responded

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    Thanks for the info Gary.

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