Internet Affiliate Program Announced

Melih Oztalay · July 12, 2010 · Short URL:

Affiliate Program Announced By SmartFinds Internet Marketing For Internet Affiliates

Birmingham, Michigan – July 13, 2010 (SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING) –SmartFinds Internet Marketing has opened up an affiliate program for the first time in its 16 year history that is targeted to local business listings. Local business listings require management that many local businesses do not have the time resources to claim, update and monitor on a weekly or monthly basis. The service offered by SmartFinds to local businesses is to help them use an active marketing tool and not just as a passive data tool.

This special local business marketing is specifically found at and the affiliate program can only be found by going to:

CEO Melih Oztalay has sixteen years experience with Internet and digital services in developing strategies that utilize all facets of the World Wide Web. As a digital marketing agency, SmartFinds Internet Marketing’s major focus is to develop multi-directional marketing campaigns to drive traffic to client web sites and business from more than just search engines.

Oztalay remarked, “Local business marketing through the Internet has become a marketing tool for the local business to reach local consumers through web searches and mobile searches. In an effort to reach more businesses faster we have opened up our first affiliate program that is being managed through Clickbank. We are excited about this new opportunity to develop relationships with Internet affiliates and open up a new revenue stream for them as well.”

affiliate marketing revenueThe Clickbank program uses their recommendation on the commission structure. The Internet affiliate’s commissions for each signed up client is 50% of net sales, which starts with a $60/month fee to the client. Clickbank takes a 7.5% + $1 fee on all sales and your 50% will be based after the Clickbank fees. The entire affiliate program is managed by Clickbank. Clickbank will monitor all sales coming from the Internet affiliate and the payments are sent to the Internet affiliate by Clickbank.

The service to local businesses (large or small) is help setup their accounts at these various websites, then claim the listing, followed by updating the listing for accuracy, which is then followed by managing the listing for marketing information on going each month (video, photos, coupons, events, etc) and monitoring for consumer reviews. If there are any duplicate listings anywhere SmartFinds will either claim and use them in favor of the client or delete them. Data accuracy is an important step in all of this along and needs to be maintained at multiple local listing websites.

Oztalay added, “Local businesses do not have the time resources to do the ongoing maintenance required for local business marketing at multiple local listing websites. Managing the consume reviews is only one part, but the frustrations from problems adds to their burden that turns this into a process requiring their precious time. Our service uses our expertise and experience to navigate multiple local listing websites and help the local business use this new local marketing tool.”

In 2009, SmartFinds Internet Marketing was recognized as one Michigan’s “50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Small Business Administration of Michigan, the Edward Lowe Foundation, and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

About SmartFinds Internet Marketing
The most critical element of SmartFinds Internet Marketing services is the creativity and imagination to apply the technological aspects of the digital marketplace to the marketing objectives of a particular business. Initial research provides SmartFinds the ability to develop a digital strategy that can be measured every step of the way to insure business growth and revenue generation. Some of SmartFinds’ clients have included Delphi, Flagstar Bank, Guardian Industries, Soave Enterprises, Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau, McCann Erickson, Wendy’s and others. You can learn more about SmartFinds at the corporate site or their Local business marketing services website at

Contact: Esther Lastacy, 330 E. Maple Road, Suite 503, Birmingham MI 48009, 866.501.5758,

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Melih Oztalay

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As a web marketing agency, Smartfinds is able to provide businesses with multi-channel web marketing strategies.

Our energy and our ability to deliver sound strategies for our clients are directly tied to our entrepreneurial culture.  We thrive on wit and passion for what we do, and our team is collectively involved in our leadership style of serving our teams, our employees, our partners and our clients.  

When a client comes for big, meaningful ideas, we take these ideas and exceed expectations through collaboration and helpful education.  We do not provide them simply with “services”, but rather act as an internal swat team of digital media experts – an extension to their organization.

We have been in the Internet business since 1994 and in the Advertising and Marketing business since 1987.  We have a team of 13 that includes project managers, writers, creative developers, technical developers, advertising team and marketing team.

Six major sections of the business:  Research, Strategy and Planning; Creative Development; Technical Development; Internet Marketing; Internet Advertising; Geographic Marketing; Management, Measurement and Analysis.

Major Clients include:  American Community Mutual Insurance, BASF Chemicals, Big Boy, Compuware, Checker Sedan, Delphi, Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau, DTE Energy, Flagstar Bank, Guardian Industries, McCann Erickson, Penske Auto Group, Soave Enterprises, Vietnam Veterans of America, Wendy’s.

As a digital marketing agency, we are results oriented in our strategic approach.  While our competitors are service providers and task oriented, our focus is to manage and aid all aspects of the client’s sales and business growth.