Posts by Connie Berg

About Connie Berg

Connie Berg is the Founder of FlamingoWorld.com and iShopDaily.com. Founded in 1998, FlamingoWorld.com offers discounts and coupons from online retailers, while iShopDaily.com focuses on price comparison and product search. ForMeToCoupon.com is a new venture which offers an automated, customized affiliate coupon feed which consolidates coupons and deals across all major affiliate networks in a standard format. You can find Connie on Twitter @connieberg.

Linkshare calls this an enhancement?

For a long time affiliates have had issues with outdated promotions and expired coupons in Linkshare. Many merchant links in Linkshare have expiration dates listed, but are a year or more past that date. Many don’t have expiration dates listed …

Congratulations Todd Crawford, Jim Kukral and Revenews!

Congratulations to Todd Crawford who won the 3rd Annual Wayne Porter Affiliate Marketing Legend at last night’s award ceremony at Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas. Well deserving winner, truly a legend in everyone’s mind. Todd is always willing to talk …

Is Google Out to Put an End to Affiliate Marketing?

Many merchants are heavily promoting Google Checkout and coupons that go with it, and even encouraging their affiliates to promote this offer.

With some merchants at Commission Junction this is no issue, affiliate tracking still works and affiliates still get …

Is it fair for merchants to promote select affiliates?

One of my employees was on Paragon Gifts website the other day and noticed a banner for FreeShipping.com on the left sidebar. This isn’t some small banner either, it shouts out in a 206×150 banner that your order qualifies for …

Merchants Bidding on Affiliate’s Names?

While checking on Google today, I found a merchant of mine that I haven’t been active in a while with that was bidding on the name FlamingoWorld in Adwords. When contacted they had this to say:

“Connie,
I never bid

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CDT Asks FTC To Sue 180solutions

From Online Media Daily

Watchdog Asks FTC To Sue 180solutions
by Wendy Davis, Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 6:00 AM EST

AFTER TWO YEARS OF ATTEMPTS to work with adware company 180solutions, the nonprofit watchdog Center for Democracy and Technology Monday …

He’s Good Enough, He’s Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Jeff!

You can ask anyone who knows Jeff Molander and they will tell you that he doesn’t have any friends.

When I decided to play a joke on Jeff at the Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas, humoring the tag that he …

Overstock.com Shorting Affiliates?

For about a year now, Overstock has been having issues with crediting the correct commission amounts owed to affiliates. They pay one commission rate on media items and another rate on other products.

It seems Overstock is having trouble getting …

So Who Takes Responsiblity?

In a previous article I wrote about Spam, which contained ads for one of my merchants. After several emails back and forth, the Affiliate Manager sent this:

In regards to emails, we have three types of email delivery devices.
Internal,

Is Affiliate Marketing Out of Control?

The last few days I have been getting a lot of spam from other affiliates of one of the merchants I run. I did not sign up for these emails and unsubscribing has done no good.

I contacted the merchant …