Microsoft adCenter Offering Affiliate Program

Linda Buquet, president of 5 Star Affiliate Programs, announced the launch of Microsoft's affiliate program today.

adCenter will pay a bounty for each new advertiser people bring to the Microsoft PPC program. The current payment is $35 per sign up - seems all the big engines prefer this one time payment to any ongoing percentage deal.

5 Star Affiliate Program currently offers two Microsoft affiliate programs. "The network encompasses all of Microsoft's premier affiliate opportunities. Today there are two Microsoft services you can promote and profit from: MSN AdCenter and Windows Live OneCare. Over the next few months more Microsoft products and services will be added," the press release noted.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.