Affiliate Networks are middlemen between advertisers and affiliate marketers. Some companies do not have the technical know-how or the outreach to create a successful affiliate program. Most of them then turn to affiliate networks to facilitate those service for them. With a huge publisher catalog and all the tools for tracking and fraud detection in place, they can get started and be profitable with affiliate marketing form the get-go. As an affiliate or publisher, there are also some great benefits for joining affiliate networks rather than to seek out individual affiliate programs. With its connections to advertisers, affiliate networks can provide affiliates with a wide range of offers, better payment schedule, and more payment options.
An Affiliate Network consists of three parties (if you don't count the customer). The network itself, the advertiser and the affiliate. The Affiliate Network facilitates the required tools and tracking to run an affiliate program. The advertiser, which seeks to reach more people by utilizing the power of affiliate marketing. And last, the affiliate which earns commission by directing potential customers to the advertiser's products.
Affiliate Networks are not to be confused with Affiliate Programs where the tracking tools, fraud detection and facilitation of payments and earnings tracking is done by the business itself.
How Can I Find the Right Affiliate Network?
FellowAffiliate is a community for affiliates to compare and review affiliate programs, affiliate networks, affiliate offers, and tools. The platform was developed specifically to improve the prospect of finding the right affiliations for your needs with the help of user-driven data.
At FellowAffilite we base our rankings solely on user ratings and reviews provided by fellow affiliates. Combining that with common parameters to filter and sort by, you can easily find an affiliate network that meets your criteria. By using the filters found in the sidebar you can facet and narrow down your search based on commonly used parameters and your own search queries.
With the purple filter dropdowns found on the left side (on-top if you browsing from a mobile device) you can filter and narrow down your search to find an affiliate network that suits you. On top of that you can further narrow down your search by sorting or filtering by title if necessary. The filter consist of four main paramters.
The Vertical indicates what type of offers the affiliate network has and what scope and industry they fall under.
Indicates what models the affilate network use to base its commission on. some common pricing models are Revenue Share, CPA, CPS and CPL.
💳 Payment Option
Indicates which payments methods are provided by the affiliate network.
📅 Payment Schedule
Indicates the affiliate networks avalible payment options for earning payouts.
Results Includes CPA Affiliate Networks
Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) is a marketing metric for measuring the cost of acquiring a paying customer, or for a user to perform an action. CPA is sometimes referred to as Cost Per Action. As an affiliate, the CPA model will simply be a flat rate that you will receive when the task required is performed. This can be anything from a user filling out a form, making a purchase or downloading a free game. If you are on the other side, as an advertiser, the CPA model can determine the actual cost of each customer acquired in combination with other pricing models such as CPC (Cost Per Click). To derive the Cost Per Acquisition of a CPC campaign it would have to be calculated as follows: Campaign Cost / Conversions = Cost Per Acquisition.