Getty Launches Affiliate Program through LinkConnector

Posted on 8/20/2007 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Getty Images has launched a business-to-business affiliate program, which will allow Web site owners to earn commissions by pointing traffic to The company hired LinkConnector, an affiliate-marketing company based in Cary, N.C., to manage the program.

Limited to purchases made by U.S.-based customers, the program pays affiliates a 15% commission on sales generated by Getty Images as a result of referrals from the affiliates' Web sites. Transactions eligible for this commission are validated after a 30-day return window. According to Getty Images, its average unassisted online sale is more than $600, which would lead to an affiliate commission of over $90.

LinkConnector will provide various services, including campaign set-up, promotion, tracking, reporting and support for affiliates. The company will use its proprietary technologies, including Naked Link, FraudFREE Protection and Source Checker, to manage the Getty affiliate-marketing campaign.

Tony Berle, director of indirect sales for Getty Images, says that LinkConnector's "outstanding client relations" also played a role in selecting a partner for the program. LinkConnector maintains two dedicated customer-service departments: one for merchants, the other for affiliates.

Participating in the program is free; however, all applicants will be pre-approved by Getty Images prior to receiving the code and other tools necessary to place and track a text link, banner or search box on their Web sites. Getty Images will also monitor and restrict affiliates' search-engine promotions as necessary.

Copyright © 2007 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


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