Much has been said about affiliate programs and affiliate networks in the previous post of this guide. Affiliate networks are marketplace where advertisers and publishers meet. Publishers get to select the most appropriate product that they think will suit best in their site. Publishers can make use of extensive search options for their selection. The most important factor of all is the selection of the best affiliate network from where you can get your suitable product. There are millions and millions of affiliate network sites.
Affiliate networks are similar to a broker/marketplace where advertisers and publishers meet. I give you a list of some of the best affiliate networks that are worth checking out.
LinkShare is the world’s largest affiliate networking site with over 11 million affiliate partnerships. LinkShare also includes over 2,500 affiliate programs of businesses. LinkShare provides you with the option of making use of company’s service and support options. You have complete control over your affiliate marketing channel. With a large number of effective and efficient affiliate followers, LinkShare holds a strong position in the market of affiliate networks.
ii. Commission Junction:
Commission Junction (Cj) is one of the largest and highly regarded affiliate networks. It enables you to select from a large number of products. This network suits almost every type of niche to promote. In addition to normal pay per action affiliate program, Cj also offers pay per call program to helps affiliates to earn commissions from phone calls. Thereby, it supports online as well as offline campaign.
ShareASale is the most efficient affiliate marketing network in the world. It engulfs over 2,500 affiliate programs. This network is best for bloggers who blog about marketing, SEO, webmaster tools, themes etc. ShareASale provides a large number of products for selection.
Amazon associates is one of the largest and most diverse affiliate networks available. Amazon offers millions of products from which you can choose to monetize your website or blog. Albeit if offers a low percentage per sale, but still has a large number of affiliate followers.
Most of you might not be popular with Google Affiliate Network. One of the reasons for its unpopularity is the fact that this network does not certain types of niches. If you are into SEO or blogging, then you have a very thin line for selecting your product. Keeping that aside, there are a number of other categories to choose from. The basic requirement in affiliate networks publisher needs to have an AdSense account for promotion.
DigitalRiver – OneNetworkDirect is one of the biggest affiliate networks that focus on technology related products. Leading company brands rely on DigitalRiver. Microsoft, McAfee, Avast, nVidia are some of the few featured programs that are available in this network. The commission rates are not so high in DigitalRiver as compared to other affiliate networks. If you have a technology related website, or if you have a tech blog, then this network is for you.
ClickBank is the biggest affiliate network for finding any kind of electronic or digital product. It features a number of digital products such as e-books, softwares etc. It offers a high rate of commission on all its products. Make sure to do your research before promoting any kind of product in ClickBank.
ClixGalore is an Australian based affiliate network. This network offers various types of programs such as PPM (pay per impressions), PPL (pay per lead), PPS (pay per sale) and PPC (pay per click). It is an effective network with thousands of potential affiliate programs.
Peerfly is a PPA network that runs its own software system. The network is a popular and provides an excellent platform for publishers from all across the world to avail thousands of affiliate programs.
Neverblue is a pay-per-action affiliate program that pays its affiliates for lead, download, and sale generation, as well as for new affiliate referrals. This network is extremely supportive to its affiliates.
xi. Affiliate Window:
Affiliate window is the biggest affiliate network in Britain. Majority of its affiliates are European and most of the European companies rely on this network.