Top Affiliate Networks 2017

Top Affiliate Networks 2017

An affiliate network helps publishers to monetize their inventory by providing a variety of options, as well as all necessary tools for running campaigns (tracking links, creatives etc.). For advertisers, affiliate network services and benefits include payment processing, ad tracking technology, ad campaign reporting tools, as well as access to a vast database of publishers. Affiliate networks work on a CPA (Cost per Action) based model which means that they can effectively deliver a 100% fill rate for publishers.  Some publishers, known as ‘affiliates or ‘media buyers’ will create or buy traffic using advertising specifically to promote campaigns from a network (rather than just to monetise existing inventory).

According to Wikipedia the definition of an affiliate network is:

“an intermediary between publishers (affiliates) and merchant affiliate programs”

Since the late 90s digital affiliate marketing has grown to a big industry, in 2015 it generated approximately 15% of all digital media industry’s revenue. According to estimates by 2021 the affiliate marketing industry will grow to $6.8 billion. Not surprisingly, given the size of the sector, there are a lot of different affiliate marketing companies operating in various market segments.

In Q1 2016 nearly 40% of sales across one affiliate network originated from a mobile device.  In recent years, many of the highest paying and most lucrative affiliate programs have been related to the app sector (for example promotions for app or game install campaigns). This list of affiliate networks is focused on the companies that have a significant focus on mobile and app related traffic and offers, either as specialist mobile affiliate networks or as general affiliate platforms with a high proportion of mobile-friendly affiliate programs.

Note, companies on the list we’ve complied below are not in any priority order

The Full List of Affiliate Networks

1. Amazon Affiliates

Amazon Affiliates allows marketers to monetize mobile apps they distribute via the iOS App Store, Google Play of Amazon Marketplace by offering physical or digital products. The major advantage of the platform is the Amazon’s brand that stands behind it.

2. Commission Junction

Commission Junction is a pioneer in digital performance based marketing. It provides a solution for mobile publishers to monetize their apps and be paid for action they specify, like app install, account register inside an app, in-app purchase of a product and so on. The solution features sophisticated tracking system to track actions within a mobile web site or a mobile app, mobile optimized links and comprehensive insights reports.

  • Founded: 1998
  • Headquarters: Santa Barbara, US
  • Offices: US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and South Africa.
  • Company size: 600+ employees
  • Contact: 800-761-1072 (headquarters)

3. Yeahmobi

Yeahmobi is a mobile performance marketing company that helps mobile technology companies reach global growth, acquire active users and monetize inventory. It operates in the field of consumer apps, mobile games, cross-border ecommerce, internet finance, lifestyle, travel and other industries, covering over 200 countries and regions, and delivering global coverage at large scale.

  • Founded: 2011
  • Headquarters: Xi’an, China
  • Offices: China, US, Japan, Germany
  • Company size: 400+ employees
  • Contact: contact@yeahmobi.com | +86 29 8824 8744

4. Kimia

Kimia is the leading network for online mobile performance. Kimia is a closed and premium network that only partners with top advertisers and top affiliates. It champions a world class technology, constant optimization and dedicated account management.

  • Founded: 2006
  • Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
  • Offices: Spain, India, China
  • Company size: 250+ employees
  • Contact:  | +34912919939

5. Tradedoubler

TradeDoubler is the mobile affiliate marketing platform from TradeDoubler for publishers. The platform covers ads display on both mobile web, Android and iOS apps, it has 75 million unique visitors monthly and target audience reach across Europe.

  • Founded: 1999
  • Headquarters: London, UK
  • Offices: UK
  • Company size: 600+ employees
  • Contact: publisher@tradedoubler.com | +44 20 7798 5800

6. Matomy Media Group

Matomy Media Group is the leading digital performance-based advertising company. Its advertising platform combines all digital media channels than span across mobile, web and social platforms. Matomy Media Group provides media partners with the set of full- and self-service monetization options to monetize their inventory with high fill rate and eCPM. Matomy Media Group Ltd.’s securities are listed both on the High Growth Segment of the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market (LSE:MTMY) and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

  • Founded: 2007
  • Headquarters: London, UK
  • Offices: Israel, UK, US, Canada, Germany, Austria, China, South Korea
  • Company size: 400 employees
  • Contact: itay.v@matomy.com | +972 77-360-6060

7. Clickdealer

Clickdealer is global performance marketing agency that operates in more than 18 verticals and supports all major monetization models – CPA, CPL, CPC, CPI, CPS, RevShare. Its support team operates 24/7 in 11 languages. It’s known for its Loyalty Program, contests and Meetups. Clickdealer supplies 5000+ offers that cover more than 180 countries.

  • Founded: 2012
  • Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Offices: US, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine, Israel, China
  • Company size: 50+ employees
  • Contact: info@clickdealer.com | +31 20 240 4459

8. Billy Mobile

Billy Mobile is a mobile advertising company that helps advertisers to acquire quality users and publishers to monetize their inventory in 256 countries. It’s been run by 4 entrepreneurs who are good friends and do the best to share and nurture their core values, such as daring, lean, fast and generous, with the company team.

  • Founded: 2014
  • Headquarters: Barcelona, Spain
  • Offices: Spain
  • Company size: 50+ employees
  • Contact:  | +34 936 67 82 39

9. Mobvista

Mobvista is a leading mobile advertising platform that serves more than 500 mobile app developers with 1,000+ apps in 243 countries and regions and generates 10+ billion impression a day. The core of its mobile monetization business is Mintegral comprehensive monetization solution developed in-house. It’s a mediation tool for the high-quality native and video advertising sources.

  • Founded: 2013
  • Headquarters: Guanzhou, China
  • Offices: Hong Kong, China, US, UK, Denmark, Singapore, India, South Korea, Jakarta
  • Company size: 400+ employees
  • Contact:  | +86-20-37039757

10. Wewe Media Network

Wewe Media Network is a performance marketing network that operates on CPA monetization model. It was launched by the group of 3 affiliate veterans. The network features proprietary visitor profile-offer matching technology that is capable to bring high conversion rates and EPCs. Every affiliate manager at WeweMedia used to run 6-7 figure campaigns internally. This ensures Wewe Media Group can provide the required support and advice.

  • Founded: 2013
  • Headquarters: Singapore
  • Offices: Singapore, Philippines
  • Company size: 30+ employees
  • Contact: 

11. Avazu

Avazu is a performance marketing-based mobile display division of Avazu Inc., it connects ad buyers with mobile publishers worldwide. With Avazu Mobile publishers can monetize their inventory via mobile app download, call, form fill or purchase conversions. Advertisers only pay when their conversion occurs. The company works with 100+ ad networks to provide a mediation service that can deliver additional fill-rate across a range of geographies.

  • Founded: 2009
  • Headquarters: Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Offices: Netherlands, Germany, India, China, Japan, US, Canada, Brazil
  • Company size: 500+ employees
  • Contact: yi@avazu.net | 00862154663036

12. Mobidea

Mobidea is a programmatic network for affiliate marketers. The company is focused on helping its affiliates to profit on mobile subscriptions, pin submits, sweepstakes and app install offers. Mobidea’s proprietary Smartlink® solution allows to convert mobile traffic by either sending it to highly profitable offers or to auto-optimize it. The company operates on 200+ markets for more than 10 years, run over 2.000 campaigns and are 100% focused on mobile content and apps.

  • Founded: 2011
  • Headquarters: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Offices: Luxembourg, Portugal, Mexico, Romania, Isarel
  • Company size: 100+ employees
  • Contact: support@mobidea.com

13. Tapgerine

Tapgerine is a mobile affiliate network company that is empowers publishers to monetize their mobile traffic. The company works on CPI and CPA basis, supplying both incent and non-incent campaigns for both iOS and Android mobile platforms. It offers real-time statistics and optimization of sources to ensure the necessary outreach and ROI. Tapgerine dedicated affiliate managers provide 24/7 support, it supplies publishers with 2000+ top performing offers. The verticals it supports include Gaming, Dating, Adult, Social, Utilities, Gambling.

  • Founded: 2013
  • Headquarters: Las Vegas, US
  • Offices: US, Ukraine
  • Company size: 50+ employees
  • Contact: info@tapgerine.com

14. Clickky

Сlickky is a mobile advertising company that operates globally (covering 120+ countries) but with a focus on emerging markets. It offers a wide variety of solutions, tailored to the needs of mobile publishers and mobile advertisers. Clickky’s platform offers easy integration and high eCPM rates, the pool of its daily offers consists of 30,000+ offers, it delivers more than 100,000 clicks every month.

  • Founded: 2010
  • Headquarters: New York, US
  • Offices: US, Israel, Ukraine, India and Russia
  • Company size: 90+ employees
  • Contact: vr@clickky.me | (800) 189-1449

16. ADXMI

ADXMI is global mobile advertising platform owned by Youmi Technology. Using resources and technical solutions developed after years of Youmi Ad Platform operations in China, ADXMI managed to develop various solutions for advertisers and publishers to generate revenue in overseas markets. Among areas the company succeeded are social media marketing, global promotion of mobile gaming, cross-border e-commerce marketing and more.

  • Founded: 2010
  • Headquarters: Guangzhou, Guangdong China
  • Offices: China
  • Company size: 200+ employees
  • Contact: support@Adxmi.com | +862039338875

17. Aragon Advertising

Aragon Advertising is a digital performance marketing agency that provides advertisers with distribution campaigns via its network of publishers, as well as internal media resources to reach their domestic or global customer base. The company specialties include lead generation, B2C product sales, digital product downloads, mobile app promotion, call generation.

18. Skyscanner Business

Skyscanner Business is the mobile affiliate platform for app publishers to monetize their apps with a travel search technology API, ready-to-use travel plugins, as well as a fully customizable White Label solution.

  • Founded: 2003
  • Headquarters: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Offices: Scotland
  • Company size: 900+ employees
  • Contact: 441312525354, support system

19. Webgains

Webgains is a performance marketing company that provides its affiliate platform to advertisers, publishers and agencies. Among the program features are an annual certificate program for our top partners, content rewards, as well as custom account management for international brands.

  • Founded: 2004
  • Headquarters: London, UK
  • Offices: UK, US
  • Company size: 50+ employees
  • Contact: +1 212 391 7317 | contact us form

20. AdCombo

Adcombo is a CPA marketing network that allows publisher to start monetizing their inventory within 24 hours after the sign-up. It offers ready-to-use landings and pre-landings in more than 40 languages to meet business needs from various verticals. 

  • Founded: 2013
  • Headquarters: Calgary, Canada
  • Offices: Cyprus, Canada
  • Company size: 40+ employees
  • Contact: contact@adcombo.com

21. MUNDOmedia

MUNDOmedia is an online performance based advertising company that connects 30,000+ publishers around the globe, as well as more than 2,000 advertisers. The areas of an expertise in digital advertising are Cost Per Installs for Mobile focused clients, Cost Per Acquisition for Desktop focused clients and Pay Per Call. MUNDOmedia operates in more than 150 countries and deliver more than 20 million unique clicks a day for its clients.

  • Founded: 2009
  • Headquarters: Toronto, Canada
  • Offices: Canada, China, Luxembourg
  • Company size: 50+ employees
  • Contact:  | 416-342-5646

22. Glispa

Glispa is a global mobile ad technology company that consists of three solutions – Glispa Performance Network, Ampiri native monetization platform and VOLTU social influencer network. It runs ad campaigns in 187 countries, reaches 1 billion+ active mobile users and serves more than 400 billion advertising impressions a month.

  • Founded: 2008
  • Headquarters: Berlin, Germany
  • Offices: Germany, US, India, Brazil and China
  • Company size: 250+ employees
  • Contact:  | +4903055571300

23. Adcash

Adcash is a leading advertising network that provides high-performing solutions to brand advertisers and online publishers globally. Its platform provides advertisers with an access to deep level targeting, such as mobile device, operating system, location (including districts, counties, towns and cities) and much more, allowing them to reach highly relevant audiences and get the best results. More than 150,000 premium publishers from all over the world are registered on the Adcash platform, covering a range of verticals, advertisers are able to find customers, anywhere and on any device.

  • Founded: 2007
  • Headquarters: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Offices: Estonia
  • Company size: 150+ employees
  • Contact: contact@adcash.com

Final Thoughts

So this is how the top affiliate network landscape looks like now. If you in a process of building an extra revenue flow via affiliate marketing or looking for a new channel to reach out customers for your product, get in touch with companies on this list. Again, we would like to stress on that the list you can see above was not build with any priority sorting in mind. We realize that every business has unique needs and hence a particular affiliate network maybe the best for some businesses but not the others. The choice is yours.