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A lot of the reviews I get are with companies that I don’t actually work with. Not that this is a bad thing as I’ve mentioned before, I really enjoy testing out new networks, but it is nice when I get a review request from a company that I’ve either done stuff with in the past and had good experiences or I’m currently working with. Tatto Media is one of those affiliate networks that I have!
I’ve worked with Tatto Media on a couple different occasions and was thrilled to write up a review about their network. They have a lot of great offers and features and you definitely should check them out if you’ve never used them. Well, enough promotion, it’s time to get into the review since that’s what they paid me to do! 😀
The first thing I’d like to mention is the software they use to run their network. They really went out of their way to make sure the system was built for affiliates. They run their own tracking software that was built from the ground up, meaning that you don’t have to worry about them using a software like Direct Track that is known for shaving leads, and you can ensure that it’s accurate!
Another great thing about their system is that it was built to be a self-serve platform. What this means is that instead of having to contact your manager for little small things like placing pixels, you can do all this stuff yourself right from inside your account! This is an excellent feature that allows you to quickly get your campaigns up and going without constantly waiting on your affiliate manager to do something as simple as placing a pixel.
Also, recently Tatto Media completely redid their reporting and statistics pages which from personal experience I can tell you has made them faster and more efficient! This is another thing I like about Tatto Media, they are constantly working on improving their systems and are constantly applying new updates to their network. Some other things I’ve notice them change recently…
- Added a new report called Conversion Tracking Report – This report provides specific lead/sale information, including sub id, tracking info, transaction id, ip address, and payout, allowing you to quickly run sub id reports. While “info” in current tracking links will continue to work, it has been replaced with “aff_sub”.
- Updated Tracking Links – They’ve updated their tracking links making them easier to understand and have added a Source Name which allows you to specify a name and easily analyze performance in reports that you run.
- Added Tiny URLs – This is something that seems so simple, yet you don’t see many networks doing it. This allows you to change your long affiliate URLs to something shorter, thus stopping visitors to your sites from seeing long ugly URLs that your own grandma wouldn’t trust!
- Browser Targeting – This allows you to send visitors that may come from a browser that the offer your using isn’t for. For example, maybe someone pulls up your affiliate site using their iPhone… Now you can send them to an offer that is tailored specifically for an iPhone user which will increase your conversions.
As I said, they are constantly adding new features and working on improving their affiliate system from the feedback they are constantly receiving from their affiliates which is something that I think makes Tatto Media really stand out!
Tatto Media has several ways to get your money including Checks, Paypal, or Wires. This allows you to get your money the quickest way possible in order to keep your affiliate campaigns going. There is nothing worse then running out of money when you have a campaign that is successful! Which leads me to the next thing…
Tatto Media offers net30 payments meaning you get paid once a month, they also offer bi-weekly payments as soon as you build a bit of a relationship with them. If you’re doing over $5000 dollars a week, they’ll gladly increase that to paying you weekly!
Refer a Friend
Tatto Media also offers a Refer a Friend section to their site and when you log into their publisher system, they put the link right on the publisher snapshot page. This allows you to grab it quickly and start making money by referring friends to their network.
While I think it’s great that they offer a way to make money by referring affiliates to their network, I will say that I believe their payout is a little low compared with other networks. They pay 1% of what the affiliate earns that you refer. Most networks are now offering at least 2% with a couple offering even more than that! Still, it’s nice that they offer it as once you start using Tatto you’ll definitely want to let your friends know about them and you might as well make some money while doing it! 😛
The bottom line is that I’ve used Tatto Media a couple times in the past and still use them once in a while now and they are definitely a great network. The affiliate managers are good, they know what their talking about and it’s a network that really seems to not only help the big affiliates, but also work with building up new affiliates so that they become huge publishers for their network as well.
I would absolutely 100% recommend that you check out Tatto Media. It never hurts to be signed up with many affiliate networks in this business as you never know which one will have the best offer when you enter a new niche!