Skimlinks

  • Skimlinks Says Its Affiliate Linking Technology Drove $500M+ In E-Commerce Sales Last Year

    Skimlinks Says Its Affiliate Linking Technology Drove $500M+ In E-Commerce Sales Last Year

    Skimlinks, a company that helps online publishers make money through affiliate links, says that it had a record year, driving more than $500 million in e-commerce sales. A spokesperson told me that three quarters of Skimlinks sales go through affiliate networks that report e-commerce sales value, and they reported $402.3 million in sales driven by Skimlinks in 2013. However, since there are… Read More

  • Skimlinks Acquires InvisibleHand Product And Team, Forward Gains Stake

    Skimlinks Acquires InvisibleHand Product And Team, Forward Gains Stake

    Skimlinks, a platform which allows publishers full control over affiliate links and content monetization, has acquired InvisibleHand for an undisclosed sum. The latter has become a significant player in the realm of real-time e-commerce product and pricing, and is best known for its browser extension which notifies users if the product or flights they’re shopping for is available… Read More

  • In the Wake Of Funding, Skimlinks Launches New Products To Face Off Opposition

    In the Wake Of Funding, Skimlinks Launches New Products To Face Off Opposition

    Last month Skimlinks, the platform that allows publishers full control over affiliate links and content monetization, completed a growth financing round led by Greycroft Partners and others, while expanding into Asia. This month it has new products to roll out, launching two major initiatives. The question is, how does it stand up to the competition? Read More

  • Skimlinks Raises Growth Funding Led by Greycroft Partners, Opens Japanese Site

    Skimlinks Raises Growth Funding Led by Greycroft Partners, Opens Japanese Site

    Skimlinks, the platform which effectively gives publishers control over affiliate links and content monetization, has completed a growth financing round led by Greycroft Partners. Joining the round are Japan-based angel investors, Hiro Maeda and Ryota Matsuzaki, as well as Forum Foundry, a Texas-based network of blog and forum communities. The amount raised was undisclosed. Existing investors… Read More

  • Alicia Navarro of Skimlinks

    Alicia Navarro Of Skimlinks [TCTV]

    Skimlinks provides content magnetisation for publishers that turns product references into affiliate links – and famously was a recent partner with Pinterest. We spoke to founder Alicia Navarro during the F.ounders conference at the Nasdaq in New York. Read More

  • SkimLinks Harnesses Atma Links Acquisition To Power SkimWords 2.0

    SkimLinks Harnesses Atma Links Acquisition To Power SkimWords 2.0

    One of the most popular ways for publishers to monetize their content — aside from basic banner and AdSense ads — is through affiliate programs. These are often transparent to users: you’ll click a link to an online store, and if you buy something, the publisher gets a percentage of the purchase price (each program varies a bit, but that’s the standard way they… Read More

  • vBulletin now comes with Skimlinks

    Affiliate marketing platform Skimlinks has pulled off what they see as quite a coup, partnering with U.S.-based vBulletin, makers of the popular forum software. The deal sees Skimlinks built into and shipped with the vBulletin software, so that it can be enabled by any forum site instantly. Besides Adsense, Skimlinks is the only other ad platform to have this degree of integration with… Read More

  • Please Read: A Personal Appeal TO Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

    Please Read: A Personal Appeal TO Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Hunter Walk who spends way too much time researching 1980s hair metal bands on Wikipedia. His obsession with Wikipedia is unrelated to his day job leading the consumer product team at YouTube. Wikipedia is the world’s 5th largest website, runs no ads and, depressingly, seems to be perpetually on the fringe of solvency. Google for… Read More

  • Skimlinks launches SkimWords to turn more links into an affiliate revenue opportunity

    Affiliate marketing platform Skimlinks has launched its latest product that aims to make it even easier for publishers to place revenue generating affiliate links in their content. Dubbed SkimWords, the feature, which is currently in beta, differs slightly from the company’s main offering. Rather than simply converting existing retailer links to affiliate links on-the-fly, it looks at… Read More

  • Skimlinks Rolls Out SkimWords To Turn More Links Into Affiliate Revenue Opportunity

    Affiliate marketing platform Skimlinks has launched its latest product that aims to make it even easier for publishers to place revenue generating affiliate links in their content. Dubbed SkimWords, the feature, which is currently in beta, differs slightly from the company’s main offering. Rather than simply converting existing retailer links to affiliate links on-the-fly, it looks at… Read More

  • Skimlinks makes it easier for publishers to discover affiliate programs

    U.K. startup Skimlinks is hoping to revolutionize the affiliate model by turning normal product links into affiliate links. The startup gives publishers access to affiliate programs of thousands of merchants across a number of affiliate networks. Each time a user clicks through and makes a purchase, the website earns a commission from the retailer. With Skimlinks, a publisher can set which… Read More

  • Skimlinks Launches Discovery Tool For Publishers To Find Affiliate Programs

    U.K. startup Skimlinks is hoping to revolutionize the affiliate model by turning normal product links into affiliate links. The startup gives publishers access to affiliate programs of thousands of merchants across a number of affiliate networks. Each time a user clicks through and makes a purchase, the website earns a commission from the retailer. With Skimlinks, a publisher can set which… Read More

  • Affiliate marketing platform Skimlinks secures $1.5M Series A funding

    [UK] Affiliate marketing platform Skimlinks has secured a Series A round of funding, which we’ve now confirmed as $1.5 million. The round, which was effectively a follow on, was led by Sussex Place Ventures and includes the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and The Accelerator Group, along with a number of the original angel investors involved in… Read More

  • Skimlinks Gets $1m To Give Publishers Control Of Affilate Ads

    Funny how a recession concentrates the mind. In just over a year UK startup Skimbit has made the full journey from Web 2.0 era “decision-making tool” with a vague business model about affiliate advertising, to re-engineer as an affiliate aggregator for publishers. Re-launching as Skimlinks, it now aggregates 11 affiliate networks for clients like The Daily Mail newspaper in London. Read More