Google has just announced they will retire their CPA affiliate network. Yes… they had an affiliate network running in parallel with Adsense. Here is the official announcement.
Our goal with Google Affiliate Network has been to help advertisers and publishers improve their performance across the affiliate ecosystem. Cost-per-action (CPA) marketing has rapidly evolved in the last few years, and we constantly evaluate our products to ensure that we’re focused on the services that will have the biggest impact for our advertisers and publishers. To that end, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire the Google Affiliate Network and focus on other products that are driving great results for clients.
Publishers can continue to earn revenue through the AdSense network. And marketers can take advantage of other CPA-oriented Google tools like Product Listing Ads, remarketing and Conversion Optimizer to drive valuable online sales and conversions. These areas are growing rapidly and we continue to invest significantly in them.
We’ll continue to support our customers as we wind down the product over the next few months. While we will no longer be adding new product functionality, we will maintain the platform during the transition period. We plan to disable publisher relationships from advertiser programs on July 31, 2013. Publisher payments will be disbursed for network activity generated through this date. We will continue to make certain functionality available through October 31, 2013 for retrieving reports, reconciling orders, and processing payments.
A huge thanks to all our advertisers, publishers and the team that has worked tirelessly on Google Affiliate Network over the past few years. We look forward to helping you grow your business in the future.
In the “Access & authorization” section, next to “Google Analytics integration,” click edit.
On the “Google Analytics integration” page, click Link next to the Analytics account that you want to link to your AdSense account. A new window opens and you’re taken to your Analytics account.
In Analytics, click Link Accounts.
In the dialog that appears, specify your primary Analytics property and Analytics profiles, then click Continue.
Your primary and secondary Analytics properties are listed under the AdSense tab and your AdSense and Analytics accounts are now linked.
I don’t normally post basic plugins, but here is a great one for Google Adsense revenue sharing for WordPress. This plugin allows blogs to run a multi-author system and share out the revenues accordingly. Its a very simply plugin that just ads the Google Adsense Publisher ID of each author and then rotates it throughout the site on the posts they have created.
Great to see a very simple plugin get a lot of use. I have even been thinking about using it here on Crenk.