Pepperjam Blog

Peak Season Forecast? Grab an Umbrella: Consumers are Going to Make It Rain

Ray Terwilliger on Sep 19, 2017 1:54:10 PM

This is actually happening. We’re writing about our 2017 holiday shopping forecast and insights…already. As frightening as that may sound, the reality is that with ecommerce sales rising 17.8% during the 2016 holiday season, and 2017 projections showing a 15.8% increase, finalizing a solid strategy a wee bit earlier this year is a good thing. Besides, consumers are shopping earlier and earlier, so if you want to outpace, you’ll need to be prepared.  Read More

Topics: Pepperjam, digital marketing, Peak Season, Holiday

Observing a Colossal Shift in Ecommerce Organic Search Results

Steve Weber on Sep 18, 2017 4:24:50 PM

The search landscape is changing for ecommerce brands.  We’ve noticed the organic search impact on a recent search result page change and wanted to share our point of view about how brands can use it to their advantage in Q4 2017 and into 2018. Read More

Topics: Pepperjam

Join Us at One (or Many!) Industry Events Through Year’s End!

Tara Siegel on Sep 14, 2017 1:26:52 PM

As we sat down this week to review industry events we will be attending (and in many cases, sponsoring) through year’s end, we were floored by all the places we’ll actually be! This got us thinking that it would be nice to provide an update or loose itinerary to our clients, partners, friends and potential friends in case they were attending the same events or just looking for good ideas on where to go. Hopefully, this can narrow the selections for you, or at the very least, give you an idea of what each event will be like. Read More

Topics: Pepperjam, Events

Mapping Out a Winning Mobile Affiliate Strategy

Maura Smith on Sep 12, 2017 1:15:26 PM

When you’re mapping out your mobile affiliate marketing strategy, there are a few ways you can ensure you get the most from it. Here are some of our tried and true quick tips, tricks and advice for winning the mobile affiliate marketing strategy game. Read More

Topics: Pepperjam

Leverage the Power of Partnerships to Promote Your Brand

Dan Nevin on Sep 7, 2017 10:29:43 AM

I think just about everyone in this industry can agree: the performance marketing landscape—especially the affiliate channel—has never been more competitive than it is right now. And this competition can lead to saturation which makes marketing your brand downright daunting. But fret not—it doesn’t have to be! This is where Pepperjam’s strategic partnerships come into play to save the proverbial day. Take for example, our partnership with Magento.  Read More

Topics: Pepperjam, Webinar, Partnership, Magento

SEO Support: Optimize to Fit Your Customers’ Searches (and Sandals)

Steve Weber on Sep 5, 2017 4:30:39 PM

Historically, agency ecommerce SEO has been about trying to rank well organically for the various phrases that are sought out often (high search volume) and that will convert for your client. The tradeoff is that in previous years, it used to be much easier to rank for these for these high search volume phrases that were higher in the buying process. In 2017, however, Google’s organic algorithms have advanced to relying on machine learning algorithms in order to ensure they are delivering the absolute best result. This advancement in search forces ecommerce SEOs to really strategize for their clients about all of the search opportunities where they truly can achieve the best result. If they don’t, the only result will be a lot of wasted effort and nothing to show for it.  Read More

Topics: Pepperjam, SEO, digital marketing, google

What’s the Real News Behind the Google-Walmart Partnership?

Michael Jones on Aug 25, 2017 1:16:45 PM

The industry is buzzing with news of a Google-Walmart partnership and the future of voice activated search. However, it’s hard not to reasonably wonder if the real story here is, in fact, about voice activation. Yes, it will boost sales for Google Home, but enough to take anything real away from Amazon’s wildly popular Alexa? Maybe. Yes, some buyers will now get groceries by simply asking their virtual assistant, will this change shopping behavior, and more importantly, will it even matter in a few years? Only time will tell.  Read More

Topics: Pepperjam, affiliate marketing, digital marketing, affiliate technology

Newly Launched Affiliate Program Helps Large Sneaker Retailer Shatter Goals

Erin Killian on Aug 25, 2017 9:40:54 AM

The Set-Up A large sneaker retailer launched a new affiliate program in the fall of 2016 with Pepperjam Preferred Agency, PartnerCentric. They targeted an aggressive KPI, achieving a percentage of the overall site sales, with each month having a targeted goal to achieve through the remainder of 2016. Read More

Topics: Pepperjam, affiliate marketing, digital marketing, affiliate technology

Some Retailers Were in the Dark on This One: Lessons to Be Learned from the Eclipse

Michael Jones on Aug 21, 2017 2:08:12 PM

Today, Monday, August 21st, literal history will be made in the skies across North America. If you’re lucky enough to be in the “path of totality”, you will see one of the most incredible sights nature can deliver: a total solar eclipse with the moon completely covering the sun and, for the most part, its atmosphere (or its corona). Even if you’re on the fray of the path of totality, you will still witness a jaw-dropping partial eclipse. Read More

Topics: Pepperjam, affiliate marketing, digital marketing, affiliate technology