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Internet Marketing Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Neil McNulty, Elizabeth White, Melih Oztalay, Nishant Kadian

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Internet Marketing: Press Release

Affiliate Program Announced by SmartFinds Internet Marketing

Affilaite Program for Internet Affiliates

SmartFinds Internet Marketing has opened up an affiliate program for the first time in its 16 year history that is targeted to local business listings. Local business listings require management that many local businesses do not have the time resources to claim, update and monitor on a weekly or monthly basis. The service offered by SmartFinds to local businesses is to help them use an active marketing tool and not just as a passive data tool.

This special local business marketing is specifically found at http://cbl2.smartfindslocallisting.com/ and the affiliate program can only be found by going to: http://cbl2.smartfindslocallisting.com/affiliates.php

CEO Melih Oztalay has sixteen years experience with Internet and digital services in developing strategies that utilize all facets of the World Wide Web. As a digital marketing agency, SmartFinds Internet Marketing’s major focus is to develop multi-directional marketing campaigns to drive traffic to client web sites and business from more than just search engines.

Oztalay remarked, “Local business marketing through the Internet has become a marketing tool for the local business to reach local consumers through web searches and mobile searches. In an effort to reach more businesses faster we have opened up our first affiliate program that is being managed through Clickbank. We are excited about this new opportunity to develop relationships with Internet affiliates and open up a new revenue stream for them as well.”

affiliate marketing revenueThe Clickbank program uses their recommendation on the commission structure. The Internet affiliate’s commissions for each signed up client is 50% of net sales, which starts with a $60/month fee to the client. Clickbank takes a 7.5% + $1 fee on all sales and your 50% will be based after the Clickbank fees. The entire affiliate program is managed by Clickbank. Clickbank will monitor all sales coming from the Internet affiliate and the payments are sent to the Internet affiliate by Clickbank.

The service to local businesses (large or small) is help setup their accounts at these various websites, then claim the listing, followed by updating the listing for accuracy, which is then followed by managing the listing for marketing information on going each month (video, photos, coupons, events, etc) and monitoring for consumer reviews. If there are any duplicate listings anywhere SmartFinds will either claim and use them in favor of the client or delete them. Data accuracy is an important step in all of this along and needs to be maintained at multiple local listing websites.

Oztalay added, “Local businesses do not have the time resources to do the ongoing maintenance required for local business marketing at multiple local listing websites. Managing the consume reviews is only one part, but the frustrations from problems adds to their burden that turns this into a process requiring their precious time. Our service uses our expertise and experience to navigate multiple local listing websites and help the local business use this new local marketing tool.”

In 2009, SmartFinds Internet Marketing was recognized as one Michigan’s “50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Small Business Administration of Michigan, the Edward Lowe Foundation, and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

More Stories By Melih Oztalay

I have over 20 years of experience in developing successful, efficient and strategic web marketing and advertising solutions for businesses. Working through an entrepreneurial framework, I have focused on business development, sales, execution, and management. Combining solid knowledge of marketing and advertising with information technology, I have been successful in being able to apply digital technologies to the needs of businesses. As an early adopter of new ideas and technology, my clients are able to benefit from imaginative and effective programs that keep them ahead of their competition.

The Company

Smartfinds is a digital marketing agency working with national and global corporate clients including domestic and off-shore franchise operations with their online marketing efforts. We offer a number of core competencies including web marketing research, analysis, strategies, and tactics; website development and SEO; organic search engine marketing with content marketing and social media marketing; Google AdWords advertising including pay-per-click; Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools interpretation; Local Store Marketing including customer ratings and reviews management; and more.

Our entrepreneurial business approach employs open-mind creativity and early-adopter assertiveness along with in-depth planning for business growth. Our goal is to be a strategic partner with our clients focused on increasing traffic to the website, business growth, generate leads, increase sales and revenues.