We get it. With so many opposing viewpoints and endless how-to articles, it’s hard to know how and where to manage your affiliate program most effectively. At PartnerCentric, our goal is to implement your program right the first time and ensure that it is performing optimally. With a team of dedicated industry experts, we employ strategies that are tailored to your brand’s unique needs so you can see faster ROI.

Affiliate promotional efforts are often native, and the content they create informs consumers about the products they really want. This creates a strong relationship between affiliates and consumers and offers businesses the opportunity to build stronger brands, expand their reach, and increase incremental sales. Affiliate marketing is also a fairly cost-effective marketing channel as affiliates are paid on the basis of performance.
Affiliate marketing is inevitable. No longer viewed as optional, it is a key component of a brand's marketing strategy.  As an agency, you need to exude your cross-channel expertise, but  doing so in the ever-changing digital landscape can be challenging. Pepperjam is here to help keep you ahead of the affiliate marketing channel curve, so you never fall behind. 
In the last couple of years, several high-profile brands and influencers (Warner Brothers and the Kardashians, to name a few) have come under scrutiny for failing to disclose paid advertisements. Along with this enhanced focus from the FTC comes the new General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR) regulations, ensuring affiliate marketers will be more focused on compliance and transparency than ever before.
Within an affiliate agreement, the affiliate acts as an independent contractor without a joint venture or other legal entity. By signing the affiliate agreement, the affiliate acknowledges understanding of company policies indicated in the website and agrees to the outlined terms. The affiliate agreement may also require that the affiliate agree not to include any spam on the website and generally comply with federal and state anti-spam laws.
15.1. You agree that you are an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and Merchant.com. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on Your Site or any other of Your Site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
There’s a good reason why ClickBank is still a strong contender, however it does tend to focus more on digital products which may be of questionable quality. Yes, the review process is more professional these days, but it’s still primarily focused on selling digital products, especially “how to make money” courses and the like. That being said, there are some genuinely high-quality products on offer, and few affiliate programs are bigger than ClickBank, especially in selling (primarily digital) books.
JVZoo works exclusively with digital products, primarily e-commerce, online courses, and internet marketing offers. Because there are no limits placed on the number of links, buy buttons, or calls to action on a website, JVZoo can sometimes be somewhat low quality both in terms of offers as well as products. Nonetheless, it has proven itself to be a fierce competitor to companies like ClickBank.
That being said, LinkConnector’s platform looks and feels outdated and is rather clumsily designed. Their dashboard also makes it difficult to find “hot” products or compare conversion rates, leaving affiliates somewhat in the dark about which products to choose. Ironically, despite their low-quality website, they offer some of the best customer service in the affiliate space.
After your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out in this PowerPartner™ Affiliate Marketing Agreement (Agreement), we agree to appoint you as an authorized, limited, marketing representative for ServInt (ServInt, we, us, our). This Agreement does not give you an exclusive territory. Other affiliates, resellers and agents can and will compete against you for the same or similar customers. Your customers (the Referred Customer) are free to become our direct customers. We will not directly and specifically target your customers. You agree that general advertising, if directed to more than one entity, is not specifically or directly targeting your customers. Any link or other method to sign up potential Referred Customers must require affirmative action on the part of the Referred Customer. New sign ups may not be automatically generated. The Term of this Agreement is month-to-month, and may be terminated by either party upon five business days written notice.
Online advertising, also called online marketing or Internet advertising or web advertising, is a form of marketing and advertising which uses the Internet to deliver promotional marketing messages to consumers. Consumers view online advertising as an unwanted distraction with few benefits and have increasingly turned to ad blocking for a variety of reasons. When software is used to do the purchasing, it is known as programmatic advertising.

In effect, VigLink works as the middleman between a publisher (blogger) and merchants by scanning the publisher’s content and automatically creating links to publishers that are chosen “in real time” based on their payout/conversation rates. This makes VigLink a very hands-off affiliate program for publishers who prefer to focus on content instead of managing their affiliate links.
IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE TO “MA”, ITS CLIENTS, OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY TORT OR CONTRACT DAMAGES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, GENERAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS AND LOSS OF GOODWILL, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE (OR INABILITY TO USE) OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE TECHNOLOGY FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER.
A top contextual commerce company, Button connects mobile apps and sites from leading publishers -- Conde Nast, Huffington Post, Ibotta, and more -- to other apps, driving acquisition of valuable users. For example, readers of Conde Nast Traveler can peruse articles on destinations they want to visit, browse hotels on Hotels.com, and be sent directly to the Hotels.com app to fulfill their intent. Button makes affiliate spend more efficient by optimizing performance and rewards based on a customer's purchase history. 

MaxBounty is a Canada-based performance-marketing network, founded in 2004. The company’s business focus is on striking an equilibrium of interests for both sides of the performance marketing field – affiliates and advertisers.  It hosts a portfolio of over 1,500 campaigns for affiliates to choose from, it covers such verticals as Market Research, Diet, Dating, Finance, Real Estate, Social Games, and more.
Before APIs, publishers would garner a collection of images and paragraphs of content from the merchant or the affiliate network representing the merchant.  This content may have been of great quality, but it could not shed the risk of becoming stale or having links become outdated. One approach to mitigate this problem required the publisher to sacrifice a section of real estate on their site for a snippet of code to render a data feed. Though possible, before APIs, the “snippet approach” made it hard for the publisher to integrate dynamic content throughout their site.
Affiliate marketing, a form of performance-based marketing in which a company rewards an affiliate for driving customers to purchase their products or services, is a burgeoning business strategy in the e-commerce era. While affiliate marketing offers a number of benefits for merchants and affiliates, there are a number of potential pitfalls with the arrangements of which parties and their counsel must be aware. 

Blackfox is a performance based marketing company, founded in 2012 in Richmond Hill, US. The company’s affiliate platform provides solutions for  premium publishers with high quality traffic, app owners with a big social following, as well as businesses with lots of subscribers. For affiliates, with a great number of followers on social networks, Blackfox offers a solution to monetize on those audiences. Affiliates, with a great number of subscribers, get the right tool to provide people, who has a trust in their brand, relevant product to discover.
2.2. As a member of Merchant.com's Affiliate Program, you will have access to Affiliate Account Manager. Here you will be able to review our Program’s details and previously-published affiliate newsletters, download HTML code (that provides for links to web pages within the Merchant.com web site) and banner creatives, browse and get tracking codes for our coupons and deals. In order for us to accurately keep track of all guest visits from your site to ours, you must use the HTML code that we provide for each banner, text link, or other affiliate link we provide you with.

Hi, Jamie! Very good list. I needed something like this for 2018 so that I know what to target in the future blogs I create. As for now, I’m comfortable using SiteGround affiliate network and it’s pretty good actually. Their hosting service is pretty much the best considered its price. I’ve tried others but SiteGround stands out. I’ll also try new affiliate networks, something from the list you have just provided. I think Amazon is too saturated at the moment, and I need a better network. 2018 will be interesting indeed.
In 2006, the most active sectors for affiliate marketing were the adult gambling, retail industries and file-sharing services.[17]:149–150 The three sectors expected to experience the greatest growth are the mobile phone, finance, and travel sectors.[17] Soon after these sectors came the entertainment (particularly gaming) and Internet-related services (particularly broadband) sectors. Also several of the affiliate solution providers expect to see increased interest from business-to-business marketers and advertisers in using affiliate marketing as part of their mix.[17]:149–150 

6.4. AWeber will only pay Affiliates for commissions that are earned and tracked while active members of the Program. Any Affiliate that is removed from the Program because of non-compliant behavior will no longer receive commissions from any referred customers. Affiliates who voluntarily close their account will cease earning commissions immediately, as will any Affiliate who is removed due to cessation of promotional activity (no visible links or click activity for a period of one (1) year or more) and is not responsive to outreach attempts.
Sponsored search (also called sponsored links, search ads, or paid search) allows advertisers to be included in the sponsored results of a search for selected keywords. Search ads are often sold via real-time auctions, where advertisers bid on keywords.[19]:118[53] In addition to setting a maximum price per keyword, bids may include time, language, geographical, and other constraints.[19]:118 Search engines originally sold listings in order of highest bids.[19]:119 Modern search engines rank sponsored listings based on a combination of bid price, expected click-through rate, keyword relevancy and site quality.[21]
Refocusing on building out a network of affiliate partners, and the launch of the API, both show how Airbnb is looking to work much closer with the established travel industry. Affiliate marketing, for example, is one of the biggest ways that sites in the travel sector generate revenue — by aggregating inventory and listings from a host of other sites and then getting a small cut of any sale that is generated through those referrals. It’s also one of the most common ways that people eventually end up booking things.

We love and back our product 100%, and we are very careful with how it’s promoted, so we want affiliates who are 100% behind us too! The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our customers from any freaky or fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. We know you’ll understand. 🙂 But here they are in writing just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed.

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