Unleashing the Potential of Affiliate Directories and e-Business Networks
Mediasphere provides business, associations, professionals, industry groups and peak bodies with the opportunity to establish and promote their own e-business community.
An e-Business community, or affiliate directory is online community which are linked together by a website that provides core information, services and products.
These services include a custom classified listing, job search, business listing, online auctions, access to business leads and referrals, website networks and industry news.
Your affiliate directory provides a range of core business benefits for an industry. By providing desired free services and products to your business community you will be able to drive considerable traffic to your site. The Powerhouse Affiliate CMS allows you to easily capture this traffic as your visitors login as members, advertisers and sponsors.
The real power of your affiliate directory is the automated generation of your industry database which you can then leverage for a wide range of commercial benefits. The onscreen sponsors and banner advertisers also generate significant income for your business.
The Powerhouse Affiliate Content Management System (CMS) - building your e-business communities
The Powerhouse Affiliate Content Management System (CMS) is a powerful yet intuitive platform that our clients license to build their online communities. The Affiliate CMS provides the following inbuilt modules that can be used to create your community:
- Directory Listing - members upload their business details
- Employment Listing - members list and search for jobs
- Classifieds listing - members sell their products online
- Auction Facility - you set your own auctions
- e-Quotes - provides access to projects for members
- News streams - RSS feeds from the industry
- Member portals - secure login facility
- Home Page Sponsors - Inbuilt dynamic banners
- Banner advertisments - self authoring banners
- e-Commerce Facility - automation of payment for banners
- Members Portal - secure logon to access free services
- Advertisers Portal - secure login to purchase and track
- Administrators Portal - total management of portal
Management of your Affiliate Directory
Affiliate directories provide a powerful Internet marketing facility where companies can provide specific products and services to meet the precise needs of the online community.
The Powerhouse Affiliate CMS is a unique platform that provides centralised management of your e-Business community. The Administration Portal provides a centralised Task List where member requests, listings, banner advertisements and response to members are managed.
All tasks have been automated for ease of use. For instance when a new banner has been tentaively purchased by an advertiser the following process occurs:
1. The advertiser logs on to their portal and uses tools to create their own banner and add copy
2. The advertiser previews their advertisement and submits it for approval
3. The administrator logs on and views ads pending approval
4. When the administrator approves the ad, the advertiser receives a link to Paypal
5. After payment is received the advertisement is automtically uploaded
6. If the administrator rejects the advertisement, the advertise is sent an automated email by the system
The Gobuild Affiliate Directory
The Gobuild Affiliate Directory - www.gobuild.com.au - is an example of an e-Business network hosted on the Powerhouse Affiliate Network CMS. The administrator of this network selected a range of modules to release to members. To view different affiliate directories, visit the Forest Lake College e-Business Network - www.flcebusiness.com.au and the Chiropractic directory at - www.chironet.com.au
Contact Mediasphere to discover how we can assist your organisation in building your own affiliate network.