Since 1996, LinkShare has been a pioneer in online affiliate marketing, and today runs the largest pay-for-performance affiliate marketing network on the Internet. LinkShare is the trusted third-party that brings together both merchants and affiliates. We track and report on every ad or placement in our network, send monthly payments to affiliates, and provide services and tools that help merchants and affiliates optimize their performance.
What is affiliate marketing?
A merchant, also known as an advertiser or retailer, is a web site or company that sells a product or service online, accepts payments and fulfills orders.
Affiliates (also called publishers) place merchants' ads, text links, or product links on their web sites, shopping engines, blogs, etc. or include them in e-mail campaigns and search listings in exchange for commissions on leads or sales.
Merchants acquire new customers and pay affiliates only when a sale or other qualifying action is completed. This is called CPA or performance-based marketing. It is very efficient.
Affiliates and merchants choose LinkShare because of our reliable and accurate tracking technology. Our patented tracking technology is not cookie-based and therefore, does not fall prey to the tracking discrepancies that often result from cookies. LinkShare's robust technology ensures that tracking is accurate and complete. Because our technology is web-based, it is easy for affiliates to manage their programs and merchant relationships.
LinkShare Affiliate Tools and Solutions
LinkShare has designed the following tools specifically to enable affiliates to make the most of their affiliate marketing experience:
Merchandiser Datafeed - allows affiliates to download individual product links to their website without having to manually create links to each product carried by a merchant.
Signature - offers affiliates the ability to track down to the transaction level of each individual member, organization or sub-site.
Dynamic Rich Media (DRM) - lets merchants create more effective creative content and pushes those updates to affiliate sites, so affiliates don't have to change their code.
Who are LinkShare's Affiliates?
At LinkShare, we know that our community of affiliates is composed of some of the most talented entrepreneurs around. There are many business models, and thousands of stories. Starting in early 2006, LinkShare has been celebrating our affiliate entrepreneurs, congratulating them on their successes and cheering them on by sharing a few of their stories with the world. Here are the stories of some affiliate entrepreneurs we admire.
Join the LinkShare Network!
Start earning more from your website by becoming a LinkShare affiliate. LinkShare is free to join and easy to use. We offer comprehensive affiliate support through a variety of channels including online FAQs, email and live chat.
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