Since the addition of our six new metrics earlier this month, hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out what the new reporting offers. In doing so, you may have discovered some interesting data under the Browsers, Devices, and Operating Systems tabs – names such as “Spider” for OS and Devices and “Bing Bot”, “Google Bot” or “Slurp” for the Browsers. These clicks are coming from the automated tools that sites such as Google use to index the Internet. Read More
Writing a book is hard work. Publishing, marketing, and selling that book independently can be even harder. However, thanks to iTunes’s iBooks Author, Amazon’s CreateSpace, and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) services paired with social media, it’s been much easier for authors to get their work out to the world. Scrappy authors are also finding they can earn additional income, on top of their book sales, when using the iTunes and Amazon affiliate programs – just for referring someone to their own book! Read More
We at GeoRiot are excited to announce that our team has once again grown! At the beginning of this month, Cole Lakes joined us as the new Director of Operations.
Cole comes to us all the way from Austin, Texas, where he previously worked at a software startup called Spiceworks. Cole spent the last four years there as a Support Engineer and Technical Marketing Specialist where he lived and breathed all things customer focused. Read More
The good folks over at iTunes have just announced that an additional 33 countries have been added to Apple’s Affiliate program as of yesterday. This brings the grand total of supported countries up to 127 (there are a total of 155 countries with an iTunes / App Store word wide). The complete list of new countries can be found below and a global view of the iTunes ecosystem can be found on our website. Read More
Our noses are still to the grindstone over here at GeoRiot as we continue to listen to your needs and develop the features to fill them. On that note, we’re excited to unveil another big step forward in our conquest for actionable reporting via the GeoRiot dashboard! The improvements on the home page being rolled out today include a striking visual refresh with a number of new metrics to look at your traffic in easier to digest chunks. Read More
Earning affiliate commissions from promoting TV shows and movies to a global audience isn’t an easy task. While there are 110 international iTunes storefronts that support movies and videos, there are only six that support TV seasons and individual episodes. Since there’s such a small number for popular TV content, it’s extremely important to make sure every one of those clicks points your traffic to the item they are interested in.
CJ de Heer began developing mobile apps for his company, Surf City Games, in 2013. Having learned about GeoRiot, an affiliate link globalizing service, earlier that year, he released his first apps, (two free games by the name of Monster Prison Break, and Fairy Pop) with a “Tweet For Coins” social feature built around GeoRiot links.
The idea behind this was to engage players at levels throughout the game by prompting them with pre-written tweets that included georiot.co affiliate links. Players who posted to their social networks would then receive 200 bonus coins for use during game play. While these individual games didn’t garner an overwhelming amount of affiliate traffic, he did learn to use GeoRiot to leverage his in-app traffic and serve as a secondary line of revenue, and take advantage of the detailed click reporting they provided. Read More
We’re excited to announce our little startup is a year older today, turning the ripe old age of four. It’s been an incredible journey so far, so we wanted to take a step back and reflect.
GeoRiot started as a side project for another website that Co-Founder and CEO Jesse Lakes was running with the help of his college roommate, CTO / Co-Founder Jesse Pasichnyk. Their site utilized the Affiliate Program for sending traffic to purchase the music found in surf, ski and snowboard films and Lakes realized that they weren’t making commissions off of international traffic (only seeing money come through in the US) and dove in to figure out why this was. The rest, as they say, is history. Read More