• Insights

    What is Performance Marketing and How has it Evolved?

    What is performance marketing? What is the goal of performance marketing? How has it evolved over the years and how can it help my organization? Today’s blog answers these questions and more. What is performance marketing?  Two decades ago, performance marketing emerged when brands were getting increasingly concerned about the amount of money they were spending
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  • How-To

    Vlog: How to Control and Improve Lead Quality

    As a performance marketer, you need to make sure the leads you sell to buyers aren’t returned because of fraudulent data or low lead quality.  So the constant challenge is: How do you control and improve your lead quality??  That’s the topic of our latest conversation between Garth Harris, CAKE’s VP of Product Innovation, and
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  • Insights

    Google Chrome 80: Everything You Need to Know as a Performance Marketer

    Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2020 and was revised on February 4, 2020, to include updated information from Google Chrome 80 release notes. For performance marketers, figuring out how to accurately measure campaign performance amidst ongoing privacy regulations remains a challenge. The wave of privacy initiatives kicked off in 2018 with
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  • Insights

    5 Best Practices for Working with Your Lead Buyers on a Ping Post

    As a lead distribution network or publisher, your success hinges on being flexible enough to work with a wide range of lead buyers that are using different technologies and have vastly different requirements. If you’re constantly creating workarounds, chances are you’re missing out on lead revenue. To increase your lead volume and scale your program,
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  • Insights

    3 Reasons Why CAKE Has the Most Robust Lead Distribution Software

    As a performance marketer, lead generation is a big job. It can be overwhelming to manage multiple campaign details and connect the supply and demand sides of lead generation. You’re constantly aware of trying to keep partners happy, all while driving your organization towards profitability. With so many moving parts, it’s difficult to stay on
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  • Insights

    Accurate Measurement in the Age of Privacy: Commentary from Garth Harris

    Maintain Accurate Measurement As privacy regulations shift and browsers such as Safari, Chrome and Firefox respond, so must performance marketing strategies to ensure accurate measurement. That’s the topic of an article by Garth Harris, CAKE’s VP of Operations, published this week in PerformanceIN. As Garth writes: “While measuring consumer interactions with marketing and advertising is
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  • How-To

    Which Pixel Should I Use?

    There are 2 types of pixels in the Performance Marketing Industry, server pixels which are also known as postback URLs and browser pixels, more commonly known as image, iframe, and script pixels. The aim of this entry is to explain the benefits of utilizing server pixels in particular.

  • Insights

    Influencer Marketing and Social Media: Best Practices to Track Success

    Leveraging Influencer marketing is a great way to expand your reach and connect with established audiences that frequent social media applications, but many are finding it difficult to attribute website traffic or sales back to their Influencer marketing efforts or how to correlate social metrics to overall marketing strategies. Technologies that can support tracking methods
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  • Insights

    Influencer Marketing and Social Media: Best Metrics to Evaluate Success

    Influencer marketing leverages individuals outside of a company or brand’s marketing division to approach the larger audience. Influencers can range from prominent political figures and celebrities, to mommy bloggers or simply anyone that has a large online following. For this blog, we will focus on the best metrics to evaluate the marketing efforts of Influencers
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  • CAKE News

    LeadsCon Las Vegas – Key Takeaways!

    Year after year, LeadsCon continues to bring together a professional, highly qualified and extremely knowledgeable crowd of lead generation firms and vertical media marketers. This year is no different. The CAKE team headed out to bustling New York City for the two-day conference where they met with leading companies from the finance, home improvement, education and insurance spaces.

  • How-To

    Cookie-Based Tracking or Server-to-Server?

    While postback (server to server) tracking is a much more reliable system that should be used wherever possible, there are still many affiliate systems that don’t support it. With that in mind we still need to support Cookie-based tracking to work with these affiliates.