In November 1994, CDNow launched its BuyWeb program. CDNow had the idea that music-oriented websites could review or list albums on their pages that their visitors might be interested in purchasing. These websites could also offer a link that would take visitors directly to CDNow to purchase the albums. The idea for remote purchasing originally arose from conversations with music label Geffen Records in the fall of 1994. The management at Geffen wanted to sell its artists' CD's directly from its website but did not want to implement this capability itself. Geffen asked CDNow if it could design a program where CDNow would handle the order fulfillment. Geffen realized that CDNow could link directly from the artist on its website to Geffen's website, bypassing the CDNow home page and going directly to an artist's music page.[14]

Il tracciamento viene effettuato con delle codifiche in codice JavaScript che generano tipologie di pagamento come il CPC ed il CPM, ovvero l’attribuzione del compenso per l’acquisto generato a giorni di distanza dal click effettuato e dalla impression riscontrata. Questa è una pratica affinata negli anni che oggi sembra essere la più diffusa e la più apprezzata dai publisher.
While these models have diminished in mature e-commerce and online advertising markets they are still prevalent in some more nascent industries. China is one example where Affiliate Marketing does not overtly resemble the same model in the West. With many affiliates being paid a flat "Cost Per Day" with some networks offering Cost Per Click or CPM.
Soffermiamoci per un attimo sull’1% di diffusione dell’Affiliate Marketing e proviamo a fare un esempio per capire meglio il concetto. Immaginiamoci di spendere 1000€ in pubblicità: 990€ ci portano 5000€, ovvero il 500%; quell’1% mancante ovvero 10€, da solo ci fa guadagnare altri 500€. Quindi il 10% del nostro ricarico è portato da quell’1% in Affiliate Marketing. Tirando le somme, in questo modo siamo riusciti a costruire un solido sistema di digital marketing con i nostri 990€; essi hanno correttamente fertilizzato quell’ultimo euro che, pagato da noi solamente a risultati ottenuti, ci ha riportato a casa un ulteriore 10% di ritorno sull’investimento.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. If you only promote one merchant’s products, you are stuck with their commissions, their landing pages, and ultimately, their conversion rates. It is important to work with many different merchants in your niche and promote a wide range of products. This affiliate marketing strategy will diversify the amount of commissions you make and create a steady stream of revenue when building an affiliate website. 
Cookie stuffing involves placing an affiliate tracking cookie on a website visitor's computer without their knowledge, which will then generate revenue for the person doing the cookie stuffing. This not only generates fraudulent affiliate sales but also has the potential to overwrite other affiliates' cookies, essentially stealing their legitimately earned commissions.
Si potrebbe pensare: può un inserzionista essere un’azienda normale che vuole far conoscere il suo brand? Forse sì. Per meglio dire può esserlo ma qualcosa lo deve pur remunerare. Vendo qualcosa sul mio sito? Mi devo portare dei clienti a cui devo vendere un servizio? Posso voler far registrare utenti ad una newsletter quindi per acquisire lead? Tutto si può fare ma l’importante è che dev’essere conveniente per il publisher.

In November 1994, CDNow launched its BuyWeb program. CDNow had the idea that music-oriented websites could review or list albums on their pages that their visitors might be interested in purchasing. These websites could also offer a link that would take visitors directly to CDNow to purchase the albums. The idea for remote purchasing originally arose from conversations with music label Geffen Records in the fall of 1994. The management at Geffen wanted to sell its artists' CD's directly from its website but did not want to implement this capability itself. Geffen asked CDNow if it could design a program where CDNow would handle the order fulfillment. Geffen realized that CDNow could link directly from the artist on its website to Geffen's website, bypassing the CDNow home page and going directly to an artist's music page.[14]
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