We hear a lot about Big Data lately. It’s the newest trend shaping marketing practices for 2016. But when we think about it, this kind of mass data collection has been happening for years; when we swipe our credit cards at the mall, when we fill out a survey for that free giveaway and when we order pizza to our home address. While many people are skeptical and even fearful of Big Data, we’re looking at ways you can use it to your advantage when it comes to affiliate marketing.
The affiliate marketing landscape is constantly being impacted by new technologies, emerging trends and the availability of information. Big Data is yet another trend that is paving a new path for affiliate marketers and managers. How does affiliate marketing change in the presence of Big Data? What opportunities does Big Data bring to affiliate marketing? And how can this data be leveraged to build more profitable affiliate programs?