I just received the latest copy of WebSite Magazine in the mail and they have an article on the “Top 50 Affiliate Networks“. The article just give a quick over view of what affiliate networks are, and how more people are looking to make money online due to the current economy. The list was compiled through research from Ranking.com, which looks at web sites popularity metrics and other information.
This is NOT a quality ranking of affiliate networks, but ranked on their current “traffic rank“. WebSite Magazine did not give much justification on their listings and their relevant number, but in the magazine article is lists a few traffic rank charts for the networks in BOLD, and it has them in greater to lower listing.
The list is a nice recap of affiliate networks around, but “traffic” really has no relevance with affiliates want to work with. Instead, a list should be compiled on networks and their past history, payment history, offers available and legitimacy. Unfortunately this is a huge task and would take a great amount of active affiliates from all networks to make a accurate ranked list.
There are probably a few networks here that you’ve never heard of, and many that you have worked with. Since WebSiteMagazine didn’t give any information on any of these affiliate networks, feel free to leave your comments or who you think has been left out, such as Neverblue!