Connect with us
No campaign with ID: 4 on the server! Please check if the domain is not blocked on the server.

Affiliate Success

Ad Fraud and Affiliate Marketing Strategies: How Online Gaming Companies Can Transform Their ROI

Published

on

Ad Fraud and Affiliate Marketing Strategies: How Online Gaming Companies Can Transform Their ROI

 

By: Richard Metcalf, Global VP, Sports Betting & Online Gaming, TrafficGuard

 

Betting companies can adopt cutting-edge technology and offer the very best odds, but amplifying your brand is still difficult in a saturated industry. As a result of relaxing regulations, international players can break into an increasing number of new markets but reaching local target audiences can be a challenge. For these businesses, affiliate marketing is a vital channel in driving new user acquisition and some of the largest sportsbooks like Paddy Power and DraftKings are among those utilising the strategy.

With competition fierce, businesses are in a constant battle to keep costs low. Cost-per-thousand (CPT) payment models for traditional TV advertisements are progress towards paying for performance, but vendors still cannot guarantee that exposure will translate to depositing customers. Affiliate marketing provides a cost-efficient, low-risk alternative because businesses pay for conversions only.

But with money to be made, affiliate advertising fraud is rife and affiliate partners are likely delivering invalid engagement. If betting companies are looking to expand their user base and market amongst big players, they must improve their visibility over affiliate partners’ traffic.

 

Tracking Affiliate Activity

From smaller players to large conglomerates, there’s an exciting opportunity for betting companies to establish their presence across global markets. In the US especially, rapid legalisation across multiple states has turned betting into a million-dollar industry and created a profitable opportunity for overseas operators to move into the new market.

However, marketing globally can be expensive and driving brand awareness in a new location is often time-consuming and resource-heavy. With affiliate marketing, betting companies can create a network of partners from across the globe and easily access international audiences. This strategy is also much more efficient and expansive than physical marketing methods as it removes the difficulties that are tied to building a target audience from scratch.

Although affiliate marketing is a valuable marketing tool for increasing brand awareness and authenticity, affiliate management platforms aren’t prioritising fraud. The measures they put in place themselves are often basic and easy to get around and fraudsters can easily fly under the radar by taking advantage of the lack of protection. The nature of affiliate marketing means there is a disconnect between the promotion, analytics and payment, preventing companies from getting a holistic view of the fraud impacting them in addition to paying out for valueless traffic.

Affiliate fraud in the betting industry includes any deceitful action taken by a third party to exploit marketing techniques. This can include click fraud, where fake clicks are generated on ads to earn commission payments; or cookie stuffing, where fake cookies are placed on computers to hijack affiliate sales. Malicious affiliate ad programs do this so they can earn money from false clicks or sales and target high-investment marketing campaigns.

Research by Forrester revealed that 81% of advertisers include affiliate marketing as part of their marketing strategy. The growth of the market, paired with the increase in competition, is why many are turning to affiliate marketing. However, by being cost-effective through performance-based pay, there is an increased attraction from fraudsters. Sports betting companies are not well-equipped to address the problems they face with ad fraud.

Statista predicts affiliate marketing spending in the US alone will reach $8.2 billion by the end of 2022. With the vast amount of money involved, sports betting companies are a target for fraudsters.

 

Getting Instant Access

In order to prevent fraudulent traffic, betting companies must increase the visibility they have over affiliates. By keeping track of partners’ activity, including reviewing their demographics, reputation and quality of traffic, they can increase the quality of their affiliate partners.

Betting companies can do this using third-party technology that can indicate that affiliate scams are taking place in real-time to deliver the most reliable fraud protection. Intelligent software that uses behaviour analysis, such as machine learning, can track the volume of data required to deliver an accurate, instant analysis of which traffic is valid, invalid and fraudulent. Machine learning can identify granular details such as an unusually high number of clicks on an ad, or a high number of sales from a single IP address to confidently assess and deal with invalid traffic so the betting company doesn’t have to pay out.

With this data, operators gain the confidence to cross reference the engagement affiliates charge them for, prevent any partners from trying to outmanoeuvre them and safeguard their business against malicious activity. With more protection over advertising campaigns and a larger proportion of clicks coming from conversion-ready leads, companies can build cleaner audience groups from high-value affiliate partners.

 

Better Visibility, Better ROI

Reaching a market size of $231 billion in 2022, the sports betting industry is becoming increasingly attractive to international operators and fraudsters alike. If you’re running an affiliate marketing program, there’s a high chance you’re paying out for partners’ invalid traffic.

Only using the data your affiliate program partners declare means you’re at risk of being misled. Affiliate programs need to be monitored to avoid scams and program fraud. By understanding which affiliate partners are directing invalid traffic to their websites and charging a premium price for it, sportsbooks can optimise their pay-outs and exceed competitors’ efforts.

Affiliate Success

7StarsPartners make it rain with the Iron Mike Affiliate Contest featuring a $100,000 prize pool

Published

on

 

Following recent articles announcing the groundbreaking collaboration between Rabona and Mike Tyson, the excitement continues to build as users are already seizing the opportunity to leverage the VIP Iron Offer, courtesy of the legendary boxer himself. This exclusive offer is empowering affiliates to skyrocket their earnings like never before.

Are you ready to step into the ring of affiliate success? Look no further because 7StarsPartners is thrilled to announce the Iron Mike Affiliate Contest, a game-changing opportunity for affiliates to soar to new heights of profitability!

In an electrifying collaboration between Rabona (exclusively promoted by 7StarsPartners) and the legendary Mike Tyson, affiliates now have the chance to harness the power of Tyson’s brand and Rabona’s dynamic platform to maximize their conversions. With a staggering $100,000 prize pool up for grabs, this contest promises to be a knockout success!

Krystal, Head of Affiliates at 7StarsPartners, shares her excitement: “We’re thrilled to launch the Iron Mike Affiliate Contest, offering affiliates a golden opportunity to elevate their success. With Mike Tyson’s iconic presence and Rabona’s cutting-edge platform, affiliates can unleash their full potential and reap incredible rewards.”

Taking part is as simple as ABC: from February 15 to May 15, 2024, affiliates can showcase their skills by driving sport FTDs via exclusive Tyson’s creatives, including landing pages available in multiple languages. Affiliates compete for top prizes, including a grand prize of $30,000! Whether you’re a seasoned affiliate or just getting started, this contest is your chance to shine.

Continue Reading

Affiliate Success

ReferOn Shortlisted with ‘Affiliate Program of the Year’ by Gambling Insider

Published

on

ReferOn Shortlisted with ‘Affiliate Program of the Year’ by Gambling Insider

 

ReferOn, a state-of-the-art affiliate program management system, was recognized alongside MioMedia affiliate program by the reputable Gambling Insider publication on the Affiliate Program of the Year 2024 shortlist.

The MioMedia affiliate program has seen significant growth over the past year, with first deposits up 190%, deposits up 76% and marketing spend up 147%. This growth in performance is due to transparent conditions and the attractiveness of brands such as MyEmpire, Neon54 and Slotspalace, known for their attractive gamification and design.

David Harris, B2B Affiliate Team Manager at ReferOn, noted the achievement: “Our partnership with MioMedia has played a significant role in their success. Thanks to ReferOn’s comprehensive analytics, we have enabled flexible affiliate models, which is one of the keys to growth.”

Helen Reginia, Head of Affiliates at MioMedia, commented on the nomination: “Implementing ReferOn into our processes has been a game changer. The platform has given us the tools to provide competitive commissions to our affiliates, ensuring a stable partnership based on trust, commitment and support.”

MioMedia plans to continue its growth and is preparing to launch new projects, which you can learn about at iGB Affiliate London 2024 from 6 to 8 August on stand E40. In turn, the Referon team will talk about upcoming technical innovations there, at the stand Q10.

Continue Reading

Affiliate Success

Golden Boomerang Awards 2024: Annual Global Traffic Tournament

Published

on

Golden Boomerang Awards 2024: Annual Global Traffic Tournament

 

Boomerang Partners launches the prestigious Golden Boomerang Awards 2024 traffic tournament for affiliates worldwide. The competition will be held on a special landing where participants can demonstrate their expertise in driving high-value traffic while contending for grand prizes

The Golden Boomerang Awards is the first tournament organized by Boomerang Partners to reward affiliates who drive high-quality traffic to its online gambling platforms. Running from February 14th to May 14th, 2024 this exclusive tournament offers affiliates a prime opportunity to showcase their traffic generation skills, with the potential to secure booming rewards, including cash prizes, VIP benefits, stylish merchandise, and real gold trophies.

The tournament welcomes both existing and new partners of Boomerang. The new partners must submit an online application and receive a unique ID instantly. This ID ensures transparent evaluation of the traffic driven and sets the stage for a merit-based competition, as the Golden Boomerang Awards emphasizes a performance-based scoring system focusing on the quality and volume of first-time deposits (FTDs). Showing points tally rather than raw FTDs — there’s a leaderboard to track and reward affiliates’ efforts with prizes. The tournament also includes a bi-weekly rewards system with prizes like sleek new MacBooks, Semrush Business subscriptions, Go Pro UAVs, and other hot rewards for hitting key traffic milestones — all incentivizing participant results.

Additionally to these rewards, the most active participants will also be spotlighted across special categories:

  • ‘Best Sportsbook Traffic 2024’, Awarded to the affiliate that drove the highest quality and volume of sportsbook traffic,
  • ‘Best Casino Traffic 2024’, Awarded to the affiliate that drove the highest quality and volume of casino traffic,
  • ‘Best Quality Traffic 2024’, Awarded for delivering overall exceptional quality traffic to Boomerang Partners’ brands,
  • ‘Rising Star 2024’, Honors a newer affiliate who showed outstanding growth and performance — overall four additional categories recognizing more winners with golden statuettes,
  • and much more.

The prize distribution will culminate with the three top golden statuettes: all finishers in the Golden Boomerang Awards tournament will each receive a lustrous, heavyweight Gold Boomerang statue — an industry representation of joining the top tier of affiliate marketing talent, — along with a VIP access pass to the glamorous invite-only Boomerang Awards Grand Ceremony!

As Boomerang Partners CEO Vitalii Prokofev notes, “Making balanced and fair rules in our tournament, we aim to measure an affiliate’s ability to bring value to any partner program effectively. The Golden Boomerang Award thus objectively recognizes those with true best-in-class traffic generation skills — a mark of top-tier affiliate talent. Winners of the Boomerang Award are revered as high-performance leaders, setting a standard for the industry.”

But the best part is reserved for last: the Golden Boomerang Awards on June 1st, 2024 will host the top 30 finalists — highest-performing participants based on tournament results — inviting them for an unforgettable Grand Ceremony experience in Cyprus. Beyond the glamorous accommodations, these VIPs can expect incredible networking with the industry’s best, a brilliant awards ceremony, an A-list entertainment lineup, and an afterparty with unbeatable presents and surprises, as well as many other activities before and after the main event. The invite-only grand finale promises to be the highlight of the year, celebrating the annual Golden Boomerang Awards tournament in a spectacular style.

The Golden Boomerang Awards 2024 intends to bring together world-class affiliates in a competitive yet collaborative setting that rewards driving quality traffic on an annual basis. The tournament signup opens on February 14th and continues past the finale on May 14th, 2024. While later registration is possible, joining earlier allows more time to drive traffic and boosts chances of success. Interested partners can join the exciting journey, demonstrate their expertise, and claim their share of rich rewards at GoldenBoomerangAwards.com

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Latest News

ReferOn Shortlisted with ‘Affiliate Program of the Year’ by Gambling Insider ReferOn Shortlisted with ‘Affiliate Program of the Year’ by Gambling Insider
Affiliate Success2 days ago

ReferOn Shortlisted with ‘Affiliate Program of the Year’ by Gambling Insider

  ReferOn, a state-of-the-art affiliate program management system, was recognized alongside MioMedia affiliate program by the reputable Gambling Insider publication...

News1 week ago

The last London edition of the ICE Exhibition: Sends employees are sharing insights from the event

ICE is the global conference, home to 600+ international brands that provide access to financial products, gaming tech solutions, and...

Checkd Group and William Hill claim Marketing prize at iGB Affiliate Awards 2024 Checkd Group and William Hill claim Marketing prize at iGB Affiliate Awards 2024
Affiliate Success2 weeks ago

Checkd Group and William Hill claim Marketing prize at iGB Affiliate Awards 2024

  Checkd Group and William Hill took home the top prize in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category at...

Richard Dennys Appointed as New CEO of Game Lounge Richard Dennys Appointed as New CEO of Game Lounge
News2 weeks ago

Richard Dennys Appointed as New CEO of Game Lounge

  Richard Dennys is Game Lounge’s new CEO, effective from February 2024. His seamless transition to the role will maintain...

ReferOn Reports Record Growth and Innovation in Affiliate Marketing Sector ReferOn Reports Record Growth and Innovation in Affiliate Marketing Sector
Affiliate Success3 weeks ago

ReferOn Reports Record Growth and Innovation in Affiliate Marketing Sector

  ReferOn, a state-of-the-art affiliate management platform, has wrapped its data insights for 2023. Its first 10 months of operation...

Casino Guru and AffPapa join forces to launch a new course on iGaming affiliate management Casino Guru and AffPapa join forces to launch a new course on iGaming affiliate management
Affiliate Announcements4 weeks ago

Casino Guru and AffPapa join forces to launch a new course on iGaming affiliate management

  Casino Guru, the leading information source and online casino database, has recently joined forces with AffPapa, the ultimate iGaming...

PartnerMatrix revolutionises affiliate marketing data analysis with DeepCI integration PartnerMatrix revolutionises affiliate marketing data analysis with DeepCI integration
Affiliate Success4 weeks ago

PartnerMatrix revolutionises affiliate marketing data analysis with DeepCI integration

  PartnerMatrix has integrated DeepCI’s game-changing analytical tools within its interface enabling customers to instantly optimise and boost campaigns, operations...

News4 weeks ago

The Gold Standard in Affiliate Programs: How Partners 1xBet Dominates the iGaming Market

  Are you an affiliate marketer, webmaster, or blogger looking to monetize your audience and traffic in a most profitable...

AFFILIATE QUALITY MARK LAUNCHED FOR 6 REGULATED MARKETS AFFILIATE QUALITY MARK LAUNCHED FOR 6 REGULATED MARKETS
Affiliate Compliance1 month ago

AFFILIATE QUALITY MARK LAUNCHED FOR 6 REGULATED MARKETS

  At XY Legal Solutions, founder of the Dutch ‘Keurmerk Verantwoorde Affiliates (KVA)’ (https://kva.nl/), we have decided to launch the...

ReferOn Strengthens Team with New B2B Sales Manager ReferOn Strengthens Team with New B2B Sales Manager
News1 month ago

ReferOn Strengthens Team with New B2B Sales Manager

  The ReferOn team, a state-of-the-art affiliate platform specifically designed for the gaming affiliate industry, is pleased to announce the...

Trending

Get it on Google Play

Offering comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the gaming sector, our daily posts include online and land-based gaming, betting, esports, regulatory and compliance updates, and technological advancements. Regular features encompass daily news articles, press releases, exclusive interviews, and insightful event reports.

The platform also hosts industry-relevant webinars, and provides detailed reports, making it a one-stop resource for anyone seeking information about operators, suppliers, regulators, and professional services in the European gaming market. The portal's primary goal is to keep its extensive reader base updated on the latest happenings, trends, and developments within the gaming and gambling sector, with an emphasis on the European market while also covering pertinent global news. It's an indispensable resource for gaming professionals, operators, and enthusiasts alike.

Contact us: [email protected]

Editorial / PR Submissions: [email protected]

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 - GAV is part of HIPTHER Agency. Registered in Romania under Proshirt SRL, Company number: 2134306, EU VAT ID: RO21343605. Office address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania