Affiliate Software - Any Recommendations?

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  1. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    Hi there

    I'm looking to venture into affiliate marketing (as a merchant) and have been reading up on third party affiliate software solutions like iDev Affiliate and Post Affiliate Pro.

    Both of these are mature offerings and sound like they'll do what I'm wanting but have any of you ever used these or have any alternative recommendations which you know are good, through experience?

    Thanks

    Ray
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2015 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  2. ThE_SeeKeR

    ThE_SeeKeR UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Hey tin, hope this list helps
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2015 By: ThE_SeeKeR Member since: Dec 30, 2014
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    1. LinkShare
    Reportedly the largest affiliate network, with over 10 million affiliate partnerships, LinkShare took the number-one spot in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks for platform strength, support quality, and international capabilities.

    LinkShare offers over 2,500 affiliate programs and lets you choose whether to have every aspect of your affiliate channel managed for you or whether you would rather manage your own program using the company’s various service and support options.

    Please note I used link share and they are by far the best. However have been bought out by rap kaput marketing but offer same service

    2. Commission Junction
    Said to be the largest affiliate marketing network in North America (though it operates globally) and claiming the number-two spot in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks for being “the best at balancing the relationship between the merchants, the network, and the affiliates,” California-based Commission Junction, owned by ValueClick, Inc., offers affiliate, media, and tracking services and provides either a self-management or company-managed option for your affiliate relationships.

    In addition to its regular pay-per-action affiliate program, the company also offers a convenient PayPerCall program to help affiliates “ensure they get paid commission for the leads they generate, thus further monetizing existing ad placements and having the opportunity to expand their promotional…online and offline campaigns.”

    3. ShareASale
    Claiming the number-three spot in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks for being the “overall best performance marketing network in the world today,” Chicago-based ShareASale has over 2,500 merchant programs and features brands such as HootSuite and PS Print.

    ShareASale has received excellent ratings, with the company’s reputation/security, ethics, customer service, and ease of commission payment receiving glowing reviews.

    4. Amazon Associates
    Placing fourth in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks, for a reporting system that “far surpasses other big networks,” this is one of the largest and most diverse affiliate programs available.

    As most people know, Amazon.com offers such a wide array of products that there’s bound to be something to fit your niche. In fact, they offer over a million products from which you can choose to monetize your website or blog. Amazon Associates is a pay-per-sale affiliate program.

    5. Google Affiliate Network
    According to the network’s Overview page, “Google Affiliate Network helps advertisers increase online conversions on a performance basis and enables publishers to monetize traffic with affiliate ads.”

    Google Affiliate Network is a pay-per-action network that pays commissions to its affiliates for driving conversions (sales or leads). The network requires a Google AdSense account for posting ads to the affiliate’s website or blog and facilitating affiliate payments.

    6. ClixGalore
    ClixGalore is an Australian PPA (pay-per-action) affiliate network that also has offices in the US, UK, and Japan. The company offers various types of programs, including PPM (pay-per-impression), PPL (pay per lead), PPS (pay-per-sale), and PPC (pay-per-click). Many programs pay in US dollars.

    Some well-known brands that use ClixGalore for their affiliate offerings are Bluehost, Time Life, Trend Micro, Citibank, and Fox Sports Shop. While not as widely known as some of the other affiliate networks, ClixGalore is a solid network that offers thousands of potential merchant programs. The network also offers a two-tier network. By referring other affiliates to the network, current affiliates can receive a portion of their earnings.

    7. PeerFly.com
    PeerFly is a PPA network with its own proprietary software system. The network made the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks, which stated regarding them, “They are courteous, helpful, and point you in the right direction.”

    The network also took the number-four spot in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 CPA Networks, for its high popularity, great staff, and excellent platform. PeerFly accepts publishers from all over the world and offers thousands of merchant programs.

    8. ClickBank
    A well-known affiliate network, ClickBank features digital products, such as e-books, software, and membership sites. The program reportedly offers up to 75% commissions on its tens of thousands of products. Commissions are paid weekly, and direct deposit is available to its affiliates.

    Over the years, this network has remained popular, though some have questioned a few of its practices. Despite this, the company enjoys an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau.



    Personally I have used a couple and was looking at using click bank, Google and share a sale for my logo design website
     
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    Posted: Jan 7, 2015 By: ThE_SeeKeR Member since: Dec 30, 2014
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  4. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    Hi Seeker

    Thanks for your time for the above but they're all Channels, I'm not wanting to go into Channels but want to manage my own affiliates via standalone thrid party software.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2015 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  5. ThE_SeeKeR

    ThE_SeeKeR UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Ah sorry tin, my misunderstanding
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2015 By: ThE_SeeKeR Member since: Dec 30, 2014
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  6. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    No problems pal, thank you anyway.:)
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2015 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  7. rcaff

    rcaff UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    our RingCentral US and UK programs are in the following networks and I can say we are doing great in Commission Junction:

    Commission Junction (US)
    LinkShare (US)
    LinkConnector (US)
    Affiliate Window (UK)
    TradeDoubler (UK)
     
    Posted: Jun 9, 2015 By: rcaff Member since: Dec 22, 2014
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  8. rcaff

    rcaff UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    hi tin, I think your choice would also depend if you want to build an in house affiliate program or through networks. the in house affiliate program would work for direct affiliates and you'd be taking care of the payment.
     
    Posted: Jun 9, 2015 By: rcaff Member since: Dec 22, 2014
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  9. MilesWeb

    MilesWeb UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Hi Ray,

    We use iDev Affiliate, it's a perfect software to manage affiliate program. Easy to use and understand.
     
    Posted: Jun 10, 2015 By: MilesWeb Member since: Dec 6, 2013
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  10. Tin

    Tin Just an SEO Staff Member

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    Hi there

    Yes, that's the software I went for in the end. It fits the job perfectly and is easy to use, thanks for suggesting it anyway.

    Cheers
    Ray
     
    Posted: Jun 10, 2015 By: Tin Member since: Nov 14, 2005
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  11. MilesWeb

    MilesWeb UKBF Regular Full Member

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    You are welcome, Ray. :)
    Hope you get good affiliates. :)
     
    Posted: Jun 15, 2015 By: MilesWeb Member since: Dec 6, 2013
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