Today, Pepperjam launches the Pepperjam Network. Pepperjam has been working on this for quite a while now but it’s finally ready for prime time. Founded by Kristopher Jones (who will be hosting my Affiliate Summit West session), Pepperjam is an industry leading full-service internet marketing agency recognized by Inc. Magazine for two consecutive years as one of the fastest growing privately-held businesses in the United States.
Next Generation Affiliate Marketing Network
According to Kris, “Pepperjam Network represents an evolution in affiliate marketing. The creation of Pepperjam Network represents eight years of research and development and the combined ideas, feedback, and intelligence of hundreds of affiliate marketers and advertisers. Pepperjam Network will forever change the face of affiliate marketing by putting power back in the hands of affiliates and advertisers to build long-term, profitable partnerships through better communication tools and transparency.” Here is a list of some Highlights of the new Pepperjam Network:
- Pepperjam Network addresses two of the most significant shortcomings found on other existing affiliate networks: (1) poor, unreliable communication tools and (2) lack of affiliate transparency.
- With Pepperjam Network, affiliates and advertisers can communicate in real-time via Pepperjam Chat, thereby providing a reliable communication system to build stronger, more profitable partnerships.
- Pepperjam Network provides advertisers with an unprecedented measure of affiliate transparency, which helps to establish trust, protect brand integrity, and lays the groundwork for open, long-term, profitable relationships.
- Pepperjam Network uses Web 2.0 technology to provide affiliates and advertisers with an easy-to-use, clean interface.
- Pepperjam Network offers industry leading SID-level tracking and reporting (great for sophisticated search marketing affiliates)
- Pepperjam Network introduces pepperjamADS, which is a first-ever affiliate marketing widget that affiliates can use to serve customized contextual ads from multiple Pepperjam Network advertisers at the same time.
- Pepperjam Network contains a knowledge vault, which is exclusive to Pepperjam affiliates. The vault contains exclusive access to a list of tools and educational resources used by Super Affiliates.
- Pepperjam Network represents over eight years of research and development and the combined ideas, feedback, and intelligence of hundreds of affiliate marketers and advertisers.
- Pepperjam Network launched with over 100 merchants and growing quickly, including Blockbuster, Jelly Belly, AeroGrow, Oscar de la Renta, BabyPhat, Rocawear, Ben Sherman, FlyCell, SinglesNet, SEOmoz Premium, and many more.
- Pepperjam Network has its own affiliate program that pays out up to $7 per approved publisher application
- Check out the Pepperjam Network Blog for videos, commentary and updates on Pepperjam Network and the broader affiliate marketing community
Joining The Network
Pepperjam Network is completely free to join and unlike other affiliate marketing networks, they don’t bomb you with a thousand questions on how you plan to promote them. Approval of new affiliates should take no more than 48 hours after you confirm your email address.
The affiliate control panel is kinda dark. I wish they offer a black text on white skin instead of the white text with dark background. The information the control panel display is beyond any affiliate network I’ve ever dealt with.
pepperjamADS Affiliate Marketing Widget
Pepperjam Network offers a quick and easy way to get started in affiliate marketing with the pepperjamADS. The ads are as easy to create as a Google AdSense ad. Just select the product/service you would like to promote, choose your ad format, adjust the colors to suite your site, then copy and paste the codes. While this is very easy, keep in mind that real affiliate marketing is done with text links.
Congratulations goes out to Kris for creating a first class affiliate network. I’m sure it’s going to be a great successes. Every experienced or new affiliate marketer will want to take a closer look at Pepperjam Network. There is something here for everyone. I will be adding the network to my recommended money makers.