GAN Closing! Omen or Opportunity?


Google Affiliate Network Closing

This week has been depressing enough with the Boston marathon bombers and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.  Add an industry shocker to the mix that Google Affiliate Network (GAN) is closing, and affiliate marketers are truly having a bum week.  Some affiliates are claiming this is the end of affiliate marketing.   Others, mainly Outsourced Program Managers (OPMs) and other networks, are looking at it as an opportunity.  I can see both angles. I’ve already decided long ago that Google loathes small affiliates, so am glad to be working on other projects where I see huge potential still on the horizon.

For more thoughts on the GAN closing, my colleagues have written some great articles and advice on the subject:

What’s your take on the Google Affiliate Network Closing?

Original Image Credit: Google Images. Edited by yours truly.

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