What is Your Favorite Affiliate Network Right Now?
In the world of internet and affiliate marketing, one minute you are a hot commodity and the next day you aren’t. This especially applies to affiliate and ad networks. Lately it seems like there is a new survey going around every month to rank the top ad networks. This is always “fun” because it means all of the ad networks are sending out emails to all of their affiliates begging for a nice vote for their network. When you are signed up to a ton of networks like I am, it’s always great to get a ton of emails asking for the same thing…
The thing about ad networks and ranking them on who are the best is that the networks who are in the top ten today likely won’t be in the top ten next year… or even in business. So does it really matter?
If you want my business, it’s all about personal contact and building a relationship that grows over time. It’s likely no one is going to benefit and bring in six figure affiliates based on them being ranked on a top ten list or survey. The real affiliates and people that can drive volume are contacted and worked with on a much personal level. This is business, not a popularity contest.
With all of that said, there is yet another top 10 affiliate network list that is making it’s round across the internet. This time it is a report from Performance Marketing Insider and the data is said to be comprised of nearly 10,000 individual results. Many of the names on the list will be familiar, but you might be asking yourself is where are the big players like Commission Junction, Shareasale and LinkShare. These networks are major players, yet they are rarely seen on the “network rating lists”. However, the better question to be asked is is how many of the names on the list are you actually work with?
The top ten ad networks feature are…
It’s also important to note that the infographic was created by Cake Marketing, who is also the tracking platform of choice for three of the top ten ad networks listed in top 10 affiliate networks report. Will we continue to see more networks move over to Cake Marketing after the last DirectTrack debacle a few months ago?
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