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Affiliate Marketing Experiencing Dramatic Growth

(New York, NY - April 10, 2000) -'s, the leading search engine for affiliate programs, today announced it reached over 2,000 program listings. A forerunner in the arena of affiliate marketing, ( has provided a valuable service to tens of thousands of merchants and Webmasters who use as a resource for the creation of affiliate relationships. rates the leading merchants on the Web, including (Nasdaq: AMZN), Barnes & Noble (Nasdaq: BNBN),,, (Nasdaq: MPPP), and

"Affiliate marketing continues to be the lowest cost of customer acquisition on the web, and the only way for smaller websites to generate e-commerce revenues. The explosion in the number of merchants who offer affiliate relationships tells me that even with single digit CPM rates, affiliate programs continue to be the most effective way for marketing directors to spend their money," said James Marciano, founder of

Affiliate marketing is estimated to expand exponentially over the next few years. According to a recent study by Forrester Research, the business-to-consumer market is projected to swell from $7.8 billion in 1998 to $108 billion in 2003. This nearly 1400% growth will be attributed, in large part, to affiliate sales. The types of services offered by will continue to be instrumental in the success of affiliate marketing programs. and also host Affiliate Solutions, a series of seminars (held in London, New York and San Francisco) to educate Internet industry professionals about affiliate marketing programs. For further information visit (

About's's is the leading search engine for affiliate programs. Refer-it's database includes descriptions and ratings of over 2,000 affiliate/bounty programs, including Amazon, CDNow, and is part of, The Internet Industry Portal.

About ( Corporation (Nasdaq: INTM) based in New York, NY, is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. operates a network of 106 Web sites, 136 e-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 75 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.2 million unique visitors that generate more than 120 million page views monthly. Total "views", which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now over 180 million per month.'s global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In addition, with its related Venture Fund I and Venture Fund II is an investor in a growing number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.

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For more information contact:
Steve Rubel
Schwartz Public Relations
(212) 677-8700 x23
[email protected]

Cynthia Aylward, an property
(212) 547-7902
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