affiliates4u, the UK Affiliate Marketing industry’s social networking site, is formerly extending its highly-successful networking concept overseas with new dedicated Forums being launched for Affiliates based in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Asia and for those wanting to tap into a more generic European variant.

The UK-based a4uForum, which was relaunched as part of affiliates4u last year, has grown its membership by almost a third in the past 12 months to over 20,000, and its founders are hoping the International expansion will lead to a further significant surge of interest in the site and its services from the global Affiliate sector.

Matthew Wood, founder of affiliates4u, says: “The affiliates4u brand has already become well established in the Affiliate market. Thanks to our highly successful a4uexpo conference and exhibition in October, we have also not only raised the profile of affiliates4u, but turned the spotlight on the whole Affiliate sector and there is now a genuine hunger for information, guidance and also a space where Affiliates can talk to each other, share experiences and help each other maximise their businesses.”

The affiliates4u site was launched to provide a useful and effective tool for everyone working in and around the Affiliate Marketing industry. Visitors are able to build a network of friends and colleagues, create communities for vertical sectors as well as access news & features that may be relevant to their working relationships.

The networking forum remains a key part of the site alongside features by Expert Bloggers, on topics such as Paid Search and SEO, as well as a Merchant and Affiliate University which is populated with advice on best practice and starting up as either an Affiliate or Merchant – representing a first port of call for anyone new to the sector.

In another unique twist, members within the community are also able to add their own Blog to the Aggregator, and have the ability to ‘back’ or ‘slap’ other posts, enabling the community to vote on what is or is not worth reading, and thus break through the noise of a more traditional forum offering.

In addition, visitors have the opportunity to create an event and invite members to join, plus there is a press release distribution service & suppliers directory.

In true web 2.0 fashion, members are also able to express their thoughts to the Affiliate Marketing community, through thought bubbles. These fun and unobtrusive message devices will be available to anyone who wants to transmit a specific marketing message or simply wants to tell the rest of the community how they are feeling!

Editors Notes

affiliates4u ( http://www.affiliates4u.com ) and the original a4uForum, were behind the arrival of the UK’s very own industry-specific Affiliate Marketing event, a4uexpo (http://www.a4uexpo.com ), which took place at ExCel London on October 25 – 26, 2007. Building on a4uForum’s successful series of Networking events held throughout the year, a4uexpo provided a more structured and formal educational event for this dynamic industry sector.

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January 28, 2008

For further information, please contact:
Julie York, FYA Ltd, Tel: 01208 851982, Mob: 07774 207870 or Email: julie@fyassoc.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 29th January 2008