When Google acquired DoubleClick, the company brought with it its affiliate network program called Performics. Now, Google has renamed Performics as the Google Affiliate Network.
The Google Affiliate Network works like your ordinary affiliate ad network, where publishers get paid for every successful sale transactions that their site brings to advertisers. The program works separately from Google Adsense but as Eric Schonfeld noted, it will just be a matter of time before Google integrates the two online ad program. But that is if the Google Affiliate Network succeeds in getting some good ground.
To get into the program, you need to sign-up and create a new account. Bear in mind that like all affiliate network your site needs to pass some criteria which relates to your site traffic. Specifically for the Google Affiliate Network:
- Manage a site that attracts a desirable audience.
- Can test advertising offers and nurture the most productive relationships.
- Are an expert in driving and converting visitor traffic.
- Adhere strictly to Google Affiliate Network quality standards and advertiser policies.
"We are pleased to introduce Google Affiliate Network . Effective Monday, June 30, 2008, DoubleClick Performics Affiliate will operate as Google Affiliate Network. The integration with Google’s brand is a reflection of efforts to quickly assimilate our business and teams, as well as reinforce Google’s commitment to the Affiliate channel. Together with our new colleagues at Google we are creating new opportunities for monetization, expansion and innovation in Affiliate Marketing.
Within the next couple of weeks you will see some exciting changes to the user interface reflecting the new brand. The platform will continue to be hosted at www.ConnectCommerce.com, but will eventually migrate to a google.com product url.
As noted in earlier communications, DoubleClick Performics’ Search operations are being spun off and sold to a third party. While many advertisers have relationships with both DoubleClick Performics’ Affiliate and Search, there have always been separate account teams and product-specific specialists servicing clients’ search and affiliate programs. These teams remain intact. While the formal separation will occur when the Search business is sold, the businesses are functionally separate today.
We are proud of what we achieved as Performics and this name change signals a new milestone. Google provides world-class resources and enables us to continue to attract the best talent to support our advertisers and publishers. Now as part of Google we have an exciting and unprecedented opportunity to advance our industry. We remain committed to ensuring you receive the quality service you have come to expect from us.
We appreciate your business and look forward to doing great things together.
Group Product Manager
Google Affiliate Network"