Affiliate programs and networks are often better alternative for merchant to promote products with efficient ROI and for publishers or affiliates to make most out of their audience or website traffic. They’re certainly good alternatives of Advertising networks.
Here are some of the best affiliate networks which can work well for your business:
An affiliate network online since 1999 and owned by leading online advertising company ValueClick, this network focuses on physical products. Commission Junction (also known as CJ) is a third party affiliate network that tracks links and provide affiliate program solutions to many leading brands with their tracking technology. It is one of the most regarded affiliate program with thousands of affiliates and merchants using them.
Clubbed with your AdSense account, it’s a great way to make money for publisher. The Google Affiliates network has various products that can be promoted on a site. Offers local payments in 40 currencies to their affiliates. Affiliates can find products they want to promote through their product search tool. It’s a part of Google’s Display Network where advertisers can get exposure on leading comparison-shopping, coupon, content site and many social networking sites.
More like a digital products market place, Clickbank is big network of eBooks and software online since 1998. It has a really long list of affiliates. They claim to process over 35000 transactions every day and paid more than 2 billions dollars to affiliates so far. Every product sold through Clickbank must offer 60 days moneyback guarantee to buyer, all payments much be processed with Clickbank and refunds taken care by them too. It is a professional network. Clickbank product often offers great commissions rates, sometime as low as 10% to upto 95% of total sale.
ShareASale in business since april 2000 and currently offer their affiliate tracking service to more than 2500 merchants with some leading online brands working with them. They have strict policy for affiliates so sales can’t be generated through adware or toolbar. They provide variety of tools to their affiliates to promote merchant’s products including banners, text links, datafeeds, coupons and more.
Rakuten LinkShare specializes in various areas including affiliate marketing and lead generation. They offer variety of tools to create and generate links for affiliate. They work with some fortune 500 clients J.C. Penney, 1-800-Flowers.com, Amex and Hotwire. The company founded in 1996 and headquartered at NY.
Amazon Associate program is probably first affiliate marketing program on Internet. They claim to have more than 900000 affiliates worldwide. Although amazon is not a network, affiliates can sign up with amazon’s affiliate program to promote amazon.com products. They offer plenty of tools including aStore, XML feeds, dynamic and static banners, widgets and search bars. Depending on product and no of sales, they offer commissions from 4% to 15%.
eBay Partner’s Network is an affiliate program from eBay. The network pays commissions to their publishers for referring eBay products or their partner’s products. The single signup works across most eBay sites across the globe since they have Geo-targeting system in place. With their Geo-targeting, if a UK based visitor visits a Canadian eBay site, he/she will be redirected to eBay UK site and can still earn commission.
Zanox is a leading network in Europe with more than 4000 advertisers. They deal in industries like DSL, mobile networks, web hosting, dating, tickets and education related products and services. Provides detailed reports to their affiliates (publisher). For top performing publishers, they also have a service program called “VIP Club”
A UK based company offering affiliate marketing solutions for online & mobile businesses. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden with offices in 18 European countries. They have network of 1800+ advertisers and more than 125000 publishers.
Plimus is an affiliate network that doesn’t just offer affiliate tracking and marketing solutions but also offer payment solution. Plimus is a leading affiliate network for digital products. Many software vendors are using them to sell their products, process payment and get sales through their big network of affiliates. They have some great software companies in their network.
It has its set of exclusive affiliate networks and brands associated with it. It has stood the test of time, online since 2004. Clickbooth is a CPA network where affiliates are paid per action basis. They offer many tools for their affiliates and merchants. The company has its headquarter in Sarasota, FL.
Earlier known as Buy.at and recently renamed as Affiliatewindow. It is based out of United Kingdom; the site is a great platform for cross country marketing options. It is a CPS network and won “Best CPS Network’ award in 2012.
Webgains is one of the leaders on the front of affiliate marketing based in England. They offer affiliate-marketing solutions to many European countries and USA. Online since 2004 and offer some great tools and technology to their affiliates and merchants. They claim to have more than 2000 merchants signup and annually generates 50 millions sales.
In business since 2001 with around 9000 publishers and access to over 300 million unique visitors, Glispa run their campaigns to over 100 countries. Serving countries like UK, Germany and Brazil. Some of their advertisers includes Rebtel, FlipKart and Reader’s Digest.
Peerfly is a CPA (Cost per action) network with their own custom software for tracking campaigns and clicks. They accept affiliates from almost all countries and with almost all type of traffic. They have more than 33000 active publishers in their network from 165 countries.
Avangate is an affiliate network for software and SaaS products. The network offers upto 75% commissions on certain products/services and offers frequent “special offers” and tools to promote products to their affiliates. The company is founded in 2006. They offer eCommerce solutions like payment processing; affiliate click tracking and shopping cart links to software sellers.
A CPC and CPA based affiliate network which converts keywords into affiliate links. Affiliates can sign up with them, add a code provided by VigLink and links are automatically converted into affiliate links. When visitors click on these links, publisher (affiliate) get commission from sale. Apart from merchants, VigLink also allow affiliate networks to show their links through VigLink network.
Maxbounty is a CPA affiliate network and in business since 2004. The site claims to have 14000 affiliates promoting their products. Maxbounty has strict affiliate review process to accept quality publishers in their network. Affiliates get paid after minimum payout level reached which is $100.
A health affiliate network with products related to health and beauty products such as weight loss, anti ageing, cosmetic and sport nutrition. Majority of products in their network offers commissions from 40% to 60% with variety of tools like shortened affiliate links, banners, text links, deep links and lot more.
In business since 1999 and offers CPA affiliate marketing services to some leading offline and online brands like Levi’s, GNC, Calvin Kleins, Vistaprint, Phone.com and CreditReport.com. There are various criteria to join with them as an affiliate (publisher) and offer variety of tools like banner, advanced links, coupon codes and direct product links. Affiliates can get paid as their minimum payout limit of $25 is reached.
A Canadian affiliate company based in Victoria, British Columbia offering affiliate marketing services since 2004. It is a CPA affiliate network and claim to deliver 1.5 million conversion every month from niches like dating, software, gaming, E-commerce, Education, Auto, Finance and insurance. For affiliate they offer tools like iOS application, deeper traffic analysis, global country redirects and more. They are also in mobile affiliate business. They accept affiliates from all countries.
A UK based affiliate network offers many health products in their network. Offers commission rates from 10% to 45% to their affiliates. Offers creatives like banners, advanced links, review articles and text links with advanced tracking options. Founded in 2006 and they currently have more than 150000 affiliate promoting various health products. They are probably first among all affiliate network to offer certain great affiliate tracking technology such as first referral commissions, Mixitrack technology and Split commissions.
SkimLinks works similar to VigLink. They offer two types of products, SkimLinks (Which converts existing links into affiliate links) and SkimWords (Converts words into affiliate links). Publishers don’t need to manually insert/create individual link but a code provided by SkimLinks automatically does that. Both Skimlinks and Viglink are ideal for content networks. SkimLinks claim to give access to 17000+ merchants and advertisers through their affiliate network.
Claim to deliver more than 6 million unique visitors to their 650+ merchants from their network of 65000 affiliates. Affiliate future is a UK based CPA affiliate network. They offer real time click tracking and reporting to both affiliates and merchants.
LinkConnector is another popular affiliate network with some innovative technologies they’re using like Naked link technology, Fraud Free protection and affiliate connections. They have hundreds of merchant offers available on the website. They have a dedicate relationships team that works with the affiliate partner to focus on maximising the returns.
US based affiliate marketing company offers CPA, CPS and CPL affiliate programs. Also offer their affiliate marketing solutions in UK, NZ, Australia, India and Japan. Offers affiliate commissions from 5% to upto 50%
A leading herbal health affiliate network specialize in anti aging and sexual health products. SellHealth is based in Victoria, Canada. They offer some highly converting landing pages to their affiliates for better conversions. Formerly known as Leading Edge Cash affiliate network, it offers customised affiliate reporting dashboard to their affiliates with variety of tools like banners, links, advanced links etc..
AvantLink offers many tools to their affiliates including WordPress plugins, datafeed, affiliate link protector (encoder), product ad widgets, merchant ads and contextual ad tools. The company is headquartered in Park City, Utah and offer CPS based affiliate program.
A Digital River company offers tracking through industry’s leading DirectTrack affiliate tracking technology. Focused on software affiliate marketing and claim to offer 40000 software retailers including Microsoft, Trendmicro and Sega. They also have a program called Achievers Program for top performing affiliates who make $50000 in commissions per quarter. With their Achievers Program, they offer additional commissions plus many other tools including dedicated affiliate manager.
It is an affiliate network for digital products (software related). Some of their clients includes ParetoLogic and PC Tools Ltd. Provides affiliate marketing tools like Direct download links, landing pages, custom link generator, affiliate link to registration page and direct affiliate link. For merchants they offer SafeCart, with automatic language and currencies translation.