History of Affiliate Marketing
The origins of affiliate marketing are slightly blured and numerous companies claim to have launched the first affiliate programme. The general consencous is that the first programme originated from the adult industry in 1994 from Cybererotica. They launched a cost per click programme.
During 1994 there were a number of programmes launched such as CDNOW and PC Gifts and Flowers.
Amazon.com launched their programme in July 1996 and has become the best known affiliate programme.
The UK saw the launch of it's first network in September 1999 when UK Affiliates launched who are still in existens today under the DGM brand.