• How-To

    How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Program: 5 Tried-and-True Tips

    Beginning a new venture can be exciting, and slightly overwhelming at the same time. This definitely applies to launching an affiliate marketing program. And as affiliate marketing continuously proves to be resilient, the value of this performance-driven, cost-effective channel is especially relevant now when many are looking for strategies to increase revenue. So, what is
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    Using CAKE’s Direct Linking to Measure Google and Facebook Ad Performance

    The best way to accurately track and measure your campaign performance is to use tracking links. Measurement platforms, like CAKE, leverage tracking links in order to track a consumer’s click and conversion on a digital marketing campaign and attribute it back to traffic source to measure campaign performance. However, as the industry changes, there are times
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  • How-To

    How to Run a Successful Lead Generation Program on CAKE

      During today’s shifting ecosystem, many marketers are taking the time to pause: Where do they want to focus efforts today? And equally important: How should they plan for the long-term? We’ve been talking with our customers about how they can best leverage the CAKE platform that they already have in place. For many, that
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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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  • How-To

    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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  • 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.

  • How-To

    The Value of API’s

    What is an API? API stands for “Application Program Interface,” which indicates a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. They are used to access information from databases or take certain actions outside of a user interface. CAKE API In CAKE, API’s are used by our clients to access data from their
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  • How-To

    Leveraging CAKE Reporting for Detailed Insights

    Leveraging CAKE Reports Data is our friend. Important business decisions are made every day from data that is collected. In this blog, we will review how to leverage click and conversion data from CAKE’s reporting to help optimize digital spend and enhance the performance of marketing campaigns. CAKE goes beyond more than just a tracking platform for
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  • How-To

    Communication is Key – Leveraging Email Templates and Alerts

    In a world where communication is imperative, CAKE recognizes the necessity for sharing real-time updates with our clients’ employees and their partners. CAKE has built tools that help streamline the communications. Leveraging Email Templates and Alerts, our clients can quickly and efficiently communicate updates on items such as offer statuses, payout changes, expiration dates, approaching
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  • How-To

    CAKE Feature Spotlight: CSV Reconciliation Tool

    Oftentimes, CAKE clients need to update conversions in bulk, usually for changing the payout on conversions or dispositions. If it isn’t necessary to match the click to a conversion ID, clients can use CAKE’s Mass Adjustment tool to achieve this. For clients needing to change a specific conversion or batch of conversions, they can use the
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  • How-To

    CAKE Feature Spotlight: Internal Redirect

    With CAKE, you have the ability to set expiration dates and caps on Offers and Campaigns. When these caps are met, traffic follows CAKE’s Redirect Strategy. However, CAKE users can employ the Internal Redirect functionality to automatically create a new Campaign for an Offer Contract that is tied to the original Offer. In a previous
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  • How-To

    CAKE Feature Spotlight: Alleviating Privacy Concerns in Lead Distribution with Redacted Fields

    In a time where data is king, personal consumer information is digitized and transmitted faster than you can say “compliance.” Privacy concern isn’t a new subject in the lead distribution market either. Providing a business model that can efficiently mitigate data breach risk will set you apart from a potential competitor. After attending LeadsCon New
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  • How-To

    CAKE Feature Spotlight: Rules-based Targeting

    Co-authored with Ayca Miller Networks and Advertisers have a wide variety of offers and often times some of these offers target a very specific audience. When your audience is more specific than simple country-based geo-targeting, you will want to leverage the Rules Targeting feature within CAKE. By utilizing Rules Targeting in CAKE, you are actively
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  • How-To

    How To: Increase Business by Incentivizing Affiliates with the Affiliate Referral Program

    One of the most effective ways of generating business is through word of mouth. Advertisers and Networks in the affiliate marketing space are very familiar with this method as they work with affiliates who are often times the driving force of traffic for their offers. In addition, they refer other affiliates who also want to
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  • How-To

    CAKE Feature Spotlight: Manage Campaign Payouts with Volume Based Tiers

    Powerful and easy to use campaign and affiliate management tools are fundamental for networks and advertisers in the performance marketing space. These assets are likely the main reason a company will choose to license a tracking and analytics software rather than build an in-house platform. SaaS-based solutions must provide flexibility in campaign setup regarding affiliate
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  • How-To

    CAKE Feature Spotlight: City Level Targeting

    For powerful advertisers and networks with affiliate marketing programs, granular targeting is of the utmost importance when it comes to campaign management and optimization. Basic targeting such as: location, device, language, demographics, etc. should already be implemented for all, if not a majority of, campaigns to ensure an optimal user experience as well as higher
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  • How-To

    A Better Mobile User Experience with Deferred Deep Linking

    If you own an Ecommerce App or run traffic to mobile offers, you might be interested in a CAKE feature called Deferred Deep Linking. When enabled, this feature provides the ability to direct a user to a specific view within a mobile app after downloading the app from the App Store. A typical user journey
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  • 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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