Monthly Archives: April 2013

DGM Australia Now Available

null The DGM Australia affiliate network is now available in Datafeedr. To see which DGM merchants are currently available in Datafeedr see our networks and merchants page and click on the Australian flag under the DGM logo. Other Australian networks currently available for you: Commission Monster, Commission Factory, ClixGalore, and Linkshare.

Google Shutting Down the Google Affiliate Network

null In a statement on the Google Affiliate Network blog, J.J. Hirschle – Head of Google Affiliate Network – announced that Google is retiring their Affiliate Network in the coming months to focus on other products. You can read the official statement here. Other than that statement no more details are currently available.

Several Google Affiliate Network merchants already sent out messages announcing the news including their “shutdown action plan”. According to Kristine Ritchie – Affiliate Program Manager of Gallery Collection – the shut down may happen sometime in July, but she is still waiting for more defined timing from their Google Affiliate Network representatives.

With Google Affiliate Network being one of the networks we support we’re affected as well. We’ll send follow up communication as more details become available in the next coming days/weeks.

12 Datafeedr is 5!

bday5Happy Birthday Datafeedr!

Five years ago today we launched datafeedr.com. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already. I remember the night we launched. We replaced the “Coming soon…” message with our bare bones sales page. We sent out a few emails to our mailing lists. But a watched pot never boils, so I went out that night with my wife and friends. To my surprise, we had our first few members sign up before I even returned home. Some of those members are still with us to this day!

We should say thank you to all of our members for pushing us to make a better product. We listen to all of your feedback. Although we might not implement every feature request right away, we try to get at the essence of the feature request and deliver something that solves more than just 1 issue.

Since we launched, we’ve developed 3 significant versions of the Factory and plugin. We went from supporting 6 affiliate networks to 31. We started with about 450 merchants… now we support over 10,000. And if memory serves correctly, I believe we launched with less than 3 million products in our database. Now we have over 250 million products (not including Amazon’s products).

But in technology, as with most things in life, living in the past is not going to drive us forward. While it’s interesting to look at how far we’ve come, I rarely think of those things. I am constantly consumed with where we are going.

So where are we going?

We started development of Datafeedr right around the time Apple released the first iPhone. Since then there’s been a huge push in the mobile space as well as the tablet space. Browsing the web means something entirely different than it did 5 years ago. Better browser support for HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript has turned websites into rich applications.

We need to catch up and keep up with all of these new technologies.

That’s why this month we plan on releasing our new API. We hope with the release of the API we (and you) can start to take advantage of all of the new technology and platforms that are powering the web and mobile applications. I don’t want to say too much about its potential right now but I can tell you we’re really excited about it! We’ll have much more to share about the API as we get closer to launching it.

If you are interested in developing applications using the new API, please let us know in a comment below.

Here’s to another 5 years!

Thanks,
Eric

Adtraction Denmark, Norway and Finland Now Available

null After integrating Adtraction Sweden some months ago Adtraction Denmark, Norway and Finland are now available. To see which Adtraction merchants are currently available in Datafeedr see our networks and merchants page and click on the corresponding flags under the Adtraction logo. Other Scandinavian networks currently available for you: Adrecord, Partner-ads, Commission Junction, Tradedoubler, Tradetracker and Webgains.

Scheduled Maintenance (2013-04-12 9:00am GMT)

On Friday morning, April 12th, at 9am GMT (5am EST) we will be doing some scheduled maintenance in the Factory. We expect the maintenance to take roughly 15-20 minutes.

During this time, the Factory will be unavailable.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks,
Eric