We just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! This has been one of the busiest seasons for our business and when caps normally begin to run out at this time of the year our company continued to grow. I’m completely and utterly grateful for all our affiliates support and I understand that there is still a lot of room to improve operations. This year we took hundreds of hours to improve and grow operations inside of the business development team, our affiliate management team, growing our international reach, and refining roles of our executives. It’s been a grueling, but equally rewarding process for the team and myself. Even when I’m faced with intricate problems I love waking up and being faced with a challenge. I’m extremely grateful for everyone that helped our company reach the heights we are at now. I’ve been alluding to changes for months now and I’m confident that major changes I’ve been working on will soon be implemented, further improving the overall experience for our affiliates. I’ve never been content with where EWA was at and I am still not – it’s my job every morning to wake up and improve.
On the BLAM Ads side of things, we were able to successfully complete new algorithms and release to the public. Our current algorithm increased EPC’s upwards of 375% – and we successfully hired a statistician to focus entirely on improving the technology. Because of these changes, we decided it was finally time to accept the huge pending database of publishers inside of BLAM Ads . We have seen record days day after day as you continue to learn from the trends of traffic that are flowing into our network. We have literally added dozens and dozens of new features toward technology over the last quarter, clearly bringing us to be a leader in the incentivized industry. We have successfully made link shortening technology, alternative payment technology, automatic gateway technology, flash gateway technology, and several new ways for advanced publishers to integrate their systems into us. We even have our own rapidly growing Facebook community, The BLAM Revolution – where discussion pertains to all things incent: virtual currency, GPT, hard incent, soft incent, content locking, link shortening, uploading, and more. Over 7,500 members actively operate in there under the steadfast leadership of Dan Wolff and the strong BLAM Ads team over there.
Besides the gratitude that I have for the team surrounding me, I am most grateful for the affiliate loyalty and the massive growth we’ve seen. EWA truly has the most dedicated affiliates in the industry, it’s absolutely astounding what we have done and you are completely to thank. Our publishers loyalty and faith in us even amazes me and I attribute very little of that to myself. The United Republic of EWA Community now has over 11,500 active members with over 150 new members joining every single week. We created a community together where people can get the affiliate tips and help they need without paying a dime, and most importantly without all the hate out there. We want our affiliates to succeed and peers share knowledge and help each other grow every single day. My team and I actively share traffic sources, promotional guides, early released offers, and affiliate support around the clock. We even have Nicki Fotia working the graveyard shift every evening to help our clients internationally – don’t worry, she’s located out in Hawaii so it’s actually much easier on her! Our community has been so successful here we launched other communities for our international publishers that are absolutely flourishing in Indonesia, Pakistan and India – with more on the way!
In the background, development of Globe Optimize has been going on for quite a while now and we’ve only accepted agency and advertising partners into the program so far. In the coming weeks we’ll be unveiling our technology to domain and affiliate partners broadening our scale of traffic much larger. Unlike the competition that only focus on the larger brands and agencies, we plan to offer solutions to smaller affiliates and businesses that will give us a unique corner on the market. It’s been an absolutely amazing process to see everything come along and fall into place one by one, it really keeps me on my feet. R&D is something that we have focused on since 2010 and it allows our brands to offer innovative solutions that set us apart from the flock. To put it simply: our team does things that cannot be copied by others.
We have been working harder than building a stronger team than anyone in the industry, when the others are working 8 hour days our team is literally working 16 hour days. Our company is blessed to have some of the most dedicated, trustworthy, innovative employees around. Besides our employees, we truly appreciate the clients that we have because they have stuck with us through the growing pains we’ve encountered throughout the years. It’s this advantage that allows our to be more agile and quick than anybody else in the industry. Once again, I would like to thank every single person involved my companies from the merchants, to the clients, to the webmasters, to our employees from making something spectacular and unique. We are in it for the long haul, and we are in it to win.