• CAKE News

    CAKE – Affiliate Marketing Success Stories

    A powerful performance marketing platform, CAKE has proven to deliver results as demonstrated in these affiliate marketing success stories. The following highlights companies, from a broad range of vertical industries across the globe, that continue to achieve growth while leveraging CAKE to meet their affiliate marketing and lead distribution needs. So, if you’re looking to
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  • How-To

    3 CAKE Features to Easily Manage Affiliate Commissions

      To maintain a competitive advantage as a network, you need to keep your affiliate partners happy. And one way to do that is to incentivize them with increased affiliate commissions for high-quality, high-volume traffic. However, when you’re managing a large number of affiliates and campaigns, it can be difficult to keep up with all
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  • How-To

    How to Sell Leads to Maximize Profit: Everything You Need to Know

    Lead distribution is a process that involves capturing, validating, and distributing leads in real-time.  With verticals such as healthcare, auto, legal, finance, and more, lead buyers across multiple industries are looking to purchase high-quality leads that result in new customers. For lead sellers, this presents the opportunity to drive qualified traffic that results in top-tier
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  • Insights

    Adspend Bounces Back For The 2020 U.S. Holiday Shopping Season

    With 39 percent of consumers starting their holiday shopping in October, advertisers are revisiting their adspend as the ecommerce shopping season is about to be in full swing. For consumers, the calm before the storm means crafting their shopping lists, comparing prices, and patiently waiting for the influx of promo codes to commence. For advertisers
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  • Insights

    How to Prepare for Growth by Relying on Stable Technology

    With fledgling SaaS providers recently entering the performance marketing industry it’s important to look at a company’s stability from a holistic standpoint before selecting a technology partner. But what exactly does stability mean? Here are the two sides of stability that you need to know – business and technology – along with steps you can
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  • Insights

    CAKE Best Practices for Accurate Measurement (without Cookie Tracking) 

    Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2019 and was revised on September 23, 2020. Performance marketers are navigating a new world of privacy regulations that are making them rethink how to maintain accurate measurement across their campaigns. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created a tidal wave of changes with browsers
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  • How-To

    5 CAKE Features to Simplify Communication with Affiliate Partners

    If you’re an affiliate network or advertiser, you know firsthand the challenge of working with a large number of affiliate partners and campaigns. With so many moving parts, it can be difficult to communicate efficiently and consistently with every partner. In some cases, you may be sending duplicate information; in others, you’re not sharing enough,
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  • CAKE News

    Spotlight: Q&A with Karen Nugent, CAKE’s Senior Director of Client Services

    In this spotlight Q&A, we caught up with Karen Nugent, CAKE’s Client Services leader with over 20 years of experience in digital media and SaaS organizations. She is passionate about helping customers get the most out of the CAKE platform, achieve their business goals within their expected timeframes, and nurture customer relationships for long-term growth
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  • How-To

    Using CAKE’s Voucher Codes for Clickless Tracking

      As an affiliate marketer, the best way to accurately track and measure your campaign performance is to use tracking links and postback URLs. By leveraging these tracking capabilities, the CAKE platform enables you to track a consumer’s click and conversion on a digital marketing campaign and attribute it back to the traffic source. But
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  • Insights

    Brand Guidelines for Affiliate Marketing: How to Create and Enforce Them

    A strong brand can be an incredibly powerful asset.  And yet, it’s not always that easy to build and protect brand equity. Especially in the often complex, highly interdependent ecosystem of affiliate marketing that includes advertisers, networks, affiliates, and sub-affiliates.  This is where experience counts. For over a decade, CAKE has onboarded thousands of customers
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  • CAKE News

    CAKE Hits All the Right Marks in Customer Satisfaction – The Best Affiliate Software

    CAKE is known in the affiliate marketing industry for phenomenal customer service. Going beyond the business-as-usual mindset, CAKE has established a tradition of a customer-centric culture by forming close partnerships with each customer. We proactively communicate with clients, securing a deep understanding of their specific and very unique business needs. We also value gathering feedback
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  • How-To

    Using Campaign Targeting to Increase Conversion Rates

    As a performance marketer, one of your main priorities is to increase conversion rates to increase revenue. One of the primary ways you can optimize conversion rates is to use campaign targeting. Targeting ensures that the right people receive the offer and that they are directed to the landing page that is best suited for
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  • How-To

    CAKE Security Settings to Protect Your Platform

    The recent launch of the CAKE Idea Portal has provided our customers with a direct line of communication to share with us the challenges they’re facing and their proposed solutions to overcome those challenges. Based on our community’s recent input, we have moved forward in expanding the CAKE security settings to help further safeguard our
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  • Insights

    Spotlight: Q&A with OPTIZMO about Automating Email Compliance

    Performance-based marketing continues to evolve, but one aspect remains constant: email marketing is one of the highest performing channels. According to HubSpot, “email marketing generates $38 for every $1 spent, an astounding 3,800% ROI, making it one of the most effective options available.” To help performance-based marketers understand how to start or expand their email marketing
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  • Insights

    Brand Integrity and Affiliate Marketing: 6 Major Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

    Why brand integrity matters Brand integrity is a measure of how buyers perceive a company across all its touchpoints. With affiliate marketing, protecting brand integrity for advertisers – or in the case of networks, the advertisers they manage – becomes exponentially more complex in the highly interdependent ecosystem that also includes affiliates, and sub-affiliates. Affiliate
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  • CAKE News

    Surge Logics Boosts ROI by Integrating Its Lead Distribution and Affiliate Marketing Programs on a Single Platform – CAKE

    Based in Memphis, Surge Logics is a growing digital advertising agency that specializes in lead generation, landing page optimization, and marketing strategies. The company focuses on the legal industry (in the mass tort sector) and offers full-loop visibility into how leads perform with the end goal of providing higher quality leads for attorneys. Recently, the
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  • Insights

    The Ultimate Guide on How to Sell Leads with Technology

    Sell leads for maximum profitability Let’s face the ugly truth. The process of selling leads is not simple. Anyone who may have attempted to manually manage a lead distribution program can attest to this. The manual part doesn’t work. Yet, it is worth figuring out a better way (which actually doesn’t need to be hard)
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  • How-To

    How to Attribute Conversions Using CAKE Fingerprint Tracking

    First-party cookies and cookieless tracking (server-to-server tracking) are the go-to approaches for the majority of your campaign measurement tactics. But what happens when those approaches fail? Or when cookie-based tracking isn’t available—such as with mobile install campaigns (CPI), social media campaigns, and influencer marketing? As an affiliate network, fingerprint tracking is an ideal backup solution
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