Some pretty hot news coming off the press here, Yahoo! Search Marketing and American Express OPEN are teaming up for a nice little partnership together. You now can receive a 5% discount to all of your Yahoo PPC if you use an American Express card. Five percent is rather nice, let’s think about that for a second. You’re a decent affiliate that spends say $500 a day in a Yahoo campaign to make $1,000 (which is entirely possible). In one month you spend around $15,000 with Yahoo. Pop in your Amex for the payment and you’ll get $750 back. That’s a big chunk of your mortgage payment for a month, or your car/medical insurance. Or just spend/save that extra money – I don’t care what you do with it. EDIT: Someone just brought up that in the fine print they state you can only get up to $500 back each year per card account. If you have a few Amexs you can still save a couple thousand I guess, and even if you don’t spend much it’s 5% back to you.
I wish I had a LinkShare account with an approved Amex program so I could pop in my affiliate URL, but it probably won’t be approved for a couple days. So I’ll just take a hit for the team in getting this news out quicker – American Express is key. How many times have I said that now?
Can we expect more than just this initial goodie?
“Yahoo! is pleased to work with OPEN from American Express to offer
savings on our award-winning Web site hosting, e-commerce and search marketing
solutions, which enable small businesses to quickly get online, sell online,
and market online,” said Todd Daum, vice president of Marketing for Yahoo!’s
Online Channel Division. “Yahoo! is also committed to expanding our
partnership with American Express as we explore opportunities to help connect
our respective companies with customers online.” [source]
It’ll sure be interesting to see what else they can come up with for us, but for now let’s enjoy some simple cash back.
Also remember that the contest is still going on. I’ve gotten some alright traffic so far but if you haven’t entered yet, it’s surely not too late. One solid link and you could be #1…trust me. Good luck!