2016 was the most successful in the history of SiteGround. We kept growing in terms of clients and employees and we worked on many new projects that improved further the quality of our service. One of the key factors for our success is the relationship with our affiliate partners. During the past year we welcomed 63% more affiliates and witnessed a 60% increase in the number of the affiliate sales. We have distributed nearly $6 millions in commissions.
We said goodbye to a very successful 2015 and the collaboration with our affiliates had a key role in achieving our great results. We have 100% increase in the number of sales generated by our affiliate partners and have paid out commissions worth 4 million dollars! What's more, the results from our annual affiliate survey results proved that our affiliates are extremely happy with both our service and program features! Read on for the rest of the survey findings.
We’ve come to the end of yet another interesting and empowering project that we have undertaken for our affiliates. Today we feature the fourth and final interview from the Affiliate Success Tips series. One of our aims was to introduce affiliates with different profiles in order to show the variety of ways to promote and/or integrate hosting to a service. We chose Malte Helmhold because he has successfully mastered the video tutorials niche and we wanted him to share the benefits and opportunity he saw in it.
Our third interview from the Affiliate Interviews series features Zac Johnson - a veteran, highly experienced blogger and affiliate marketer. Zac runs a number of websites on blogging and making money online, as well as a podcast where he interviews some of the most successful entrepreneurs online. Zac’s success is mostly thanks to his great content strategy and persistent outreach and content promotion. Read his interview to learn more on how that helps him become such a successful affiliate.
We’ve received some fantastic feedback after our first affiliate success tips interview and today I’m pleased to share the second conversation from the series with Ryan Sullivan. Ryan is the founder and CEO of WP Site Care - a service company offering expert WordPress maintenance and hands-on support work. Web hosting is complimentary to their business and Ryan goes on to share why recommending reliable hosting providers is important for their client retention and how this helps their revenue growth. We hope that Ryan’s story will inspire more WordPress product and service companies to provide better value by making educated recommendations for their users, and ultimately increase their earnings. Now read on to discover how this model has worked out for WP Site Care.