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iTunes no longer using Linkshare (3 posts)

  1. Mike Hardaker
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well it's been fun using the Music Affiliate Pro plugin with our site specializing in mountain music. However it looks like iTunes is no longer working with Linkshare per the email below.

    As a valuable member of the iTunes, App Store, iBook Store and Mac App Store affiliate program, we want to alert you to some important program changes. We are no longer using the Linkshare or DGM networks, so if you are an affiliate in these programs, you need to migrate to the new program.

    We have improved and expanded our program to create a more global platform with enhanced reporting capabilities. The new program will pay 7% commission on eligible sales within a 24-hour purchase window. You can use the same new affiliate tracking token for US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Japan and more. Tradedoubler links are not effected by this change.

    Performance Horizon Group (PHG) will support our new affiliate program. To continue earning commissions without interruption, you must set up a new affiliate account on the PHG network and update all existing Linkshare and DGM affiliate links before October 1st, 2013.

    APPLY: http://affiliate.itunes.apple.com/apply

    Signing up for the new program is easy. We will review and approve your application quickly. Once approved, you will receive a welcome email with more information on how to create new PHG affiliate links.

    If you have any questions, please review the FAQ on the affiliate resource site at http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/resources/ or contact us on our affiliate help desk at http://affiliate.itunes.apple.com/support
    The iTunes Affiliate Team
     iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Program
    http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/resources/

    I would say anyone using the plugin should De-activate and then your links will be pointing directly to iTunes. All is good.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/music-affiliate-pro/

  2. Brady Vercher
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi mtnweekly,

    The affiliate portion of the plugin is only a small part of what it does, so if you find the other functionality useful, there's no need to deactivate it.

    I designed the plugin to insert direct links to iTunes from the very beginning in case of a change like this or anyone wanted to switch their affiliate account. For the the time being, just clear any iTunes-related affiliate fields (the link wrapper) and everything else should continue working.

    - Brady

  3. Mike Hardaker
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Closing this for now, not enough revenue to use the plugin

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