There are many ad and affiliate networks out there, that each try to cover a niche. Please list your favorites and give some reasons why you like them.

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    This should be community wiki because it is requesting peoples favorites. Aug 20, 2010 at 11:30
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    What's an affiliate network? Aug 20, 2010 at 16:59
  • An affiliate network manages relationships between publishers (content websites) and advertisers (people who want to advertise and sell product to the audience of those websites) Aug 20, 2010 at 17:48
  • As of your explanation Google Adsense ia an affiliate program. Sep 1, 2010 at 13:48
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    Adsense is a cost per click (CPC) program, not an affiliate program.
    – Dan Gayle
    Sep 1, 2010 at 16:26

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RE: What is an affiliate network? Answer: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate_network

  1. Commission Junction
  2. Linkshare.com
  3. Hydra Network
  4. Click Bank
  5. Click Booth
  6. Click Speed
  • Thanks Dan! Do you have personal experience with these? Pros / cons? Sep 3, 2010 at 0:10
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    It wouldn't be fare to really say, because I work for one of them :p
    – Dan Gayle
    Sep 7, 2010 at 16:59
  • Google Affiliate Network which is a subset of Google Adsense. Easy to use from my experience with new publishers added weekly.
    – Gup3rSuR4c
    Oct 30, 2010 at 20:30

I use Amazon Affiliate Program on one of my websites, and find their aStore (iframe shop in your website) especially interesting.

But in general, when you have a product that you are writing about -- try going to the company webpage and check if they have a link to their affiliate program at the bottom.

Most big companies use CommissionJunction, some smaller ones use Google Affiliate Network ... but there are hundreds of those out there. The important bit is to read the terms of service and note what will you be getting from the clicks on the affiliate links.


Adscluster: They have a wide range of publishers, tailored websites and blogs and they pay great comissions to affiliates. Contextua: They have an innovative way of advertising via linking words. Google Affiliate Network: Easy to use though comissions are poor.

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