There are loads of ways to reflect an associates program’s comparative ‘bestness’. CJ by Conversant makes use of a 5 bar scale, ShareASale places their top advertisers into a Top 100 PowerRank, Affiliate Window scores retailers in line with their AWin Index. In some instances we enjoy a reasonably clear knowing of the criteria that go into making one associates program rank higher than an alternative, in others we do not. There are, even though, three key performance indicators that may help us set aside the better performing associate courses from anything else — especially when we use these KPIs in a bouquet.
They are: earnings per click, conversion rate, and comparative payout volume. In an effort to analyze America’s best affiliate courses, I have reached to all major U. S. affiliate networks. In some cases with CJ Affiliate by Conversant previously Commission Junction and ShareASale I was capable of pull the info myself; in others with Rakuten Affiliate Network formerly LinkShare, AvantLink, Affiliate Window, and LinkConnector the networks kindly offered me with the information on their top associate courses.
Some networks couldn’t supply me with the info requested, but with a final count of 550 associate programs across 6 networks, I consider I have analyzed a representative sample.