Cost per click was more common in the early days of affiliate marketing but has diminished in use over time due to click fraud issues very similar to the click fraud issues modern search engines are facing today. Contextual advertising programs are not considered in the statistic pertaining to the diminished use of cost per click, as it is uncertain if contextual advertising can be considered affiliate marketing.
Horyzon Media Clics est une société indépendante commercialement, mais utilise la technologie fiable et reconnue de TradeDoubler pour administrer ses campagnes. Son activité principale est le CPC (Cost Per Click) mais Horyzon Clics propose également des programmes d’affiliation avec des programmes au lead (inscription à des formulaires ou autres) et des programmes de paiements à la vente. Horyzon Media Clics a 8500 sites paternaires, 4 millions de clics par mois et 2 milliards d’affichages par mois.
Another difference is that with affiliate marketing business, an affiliate can sell different products all at the same time. His selling potential is limitless. Even if the products are not related to one another, he can still do affiliate marketing. He only needs to create a separate website to market different products. Unlike with offline middleman marketing, a middleman must only sell related products to maintain his credibility, for who would take a salesman seriously who sells cars and baby products at the same time?