We believe success comes down to partnerships

Affiliate Marketing

LinkShare is now Rakuten Affiliate Network!

We’re one of the only affiliate networks to facilitate long-term, profitable partnerships between advertisers and publishers. Our network is select and global. And premium technology is our promise—making tracking, payment and reporting effortless.

We invite you to experience for yourself why LinkShare, now Rakuten Affiliate Network, was voted the #1 Affiliate Network three years in a row.

Advertiser Services
Publisher Services
Affiliate Marketing

Advertiser Services

Receive advice that drives results. Our expert account managers are focused on achieving your marketing objectives and protecting your brand. We'll work with you to identify the best potential publishers for your business and design a service level appropriate to your goals.

Why Rakuten Affiliate Network?

Discover publishers
you can trust

Discover publishers you can trust

We provide access to thousands of publishers recruited daily worldwide. Search by product category, traffic, consumer geography and other criteria meaningful to your campaign.

All publishers must meet pre-approved requirements before qualifying for our network and are regularly monitored for compliance. They are trained to meet your needs with coaching and incentives from our affiliate team.

Benefit from accurate, reliable technology

Dashboard Dashboard reporting features to help you identify actionable trends

Dashboard
Dashboard reporting features to help you identify actionable trends

Transaction Reports Patented tracking technology ensures report accuracy

Transaction Reports
Patented tracking technology ensures report accuracy

Tools Easy tools to upload ad links, coupon links or product feeds

Tools
Easy tools to upload ad links, coupon links or product feeds

Commissions Reliable online payment options

Commissions
Reliable online payment options



Learn more about Cadence

Without the Rakuten LinkShare launch program, we would not have had the bandwidth or know-how about what affiliates were right for our program right out of the gate. The first 20 or so publishers the Program Manager got on board were exactly what we needed. Within 20 days, we began to see considerable growth. 

Ben Roberts
Brand Manager
Country Outfitter

Without the Rakuten LinkShare launch program, we would not have had the bandwidth 

The team at Rakuten LinkShare worked fast to get our new affiliate program launched just in time for the holiday shopping season, rapidly recruiting major affiliates at a busy time of year. Since launch, they’ve consistently brought us creative, brand appropriate promotion ideas, always with sales and ROI in mind. Working with them has been a great experience.

Liz Wagner
E-Commerce Marketing Manager
Starbucks Coffee Company

The team at Rakuten LinkShare worked fast to get our new affiliate program launched 
Omni Service Technology

Omni Service Technology

True added value whether you use multiple services or just one.

With Rakuten Marketing, you have access to our suite of omnichannel tools. From measurement, to installation, to unparalleled data quality, you can optimize your media spend beyond what you imagined possible. Even clients who use an individual service are provided with cross-channel data and insights to make smarter decisions. 

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Publisher Services

Earn commissions directly
from your site

If you have a loyal following or consistent daily visitors, you may have considered becoming a publisher. We highly recommend it.

Earn commissions directly from your site

Affiliate advertising provides consumers with an organic way to discover new products and services from sources they trust. And it's the fastest way to earn money from website traffic. You'll partner with recognized brands in numerous product categories—including fashion, gifts and lifestyle. We welcome diverse publisher models, and membership is freeJoin now.

Learn more about affiliate marketing

Access tools to launch a profitable program. Our online dashboard gives you exactly what you need to run an affiliate program on any platform. Track commissions, payments, links and plug-ins—all from the same location. And for stats lovers, real-time data allows you to monitor your progress over time.

Receive training and incentives

Our educational tools and training will help you to optimize your affiliate program and give you a jump start into making commission.

Receive training and incentives
  • Handy reference materials and video tutorials on our website
  • Monthly newsletters with tools, insights and promotions
  • In-person training provided at international publisher university sessions
  • Platinum-status publishers receive consultations and early access to new technology

Goodsearch and Goodshop.com have been very happy in their working relationship with LinkShare. Their customer service is top-notch, using a proactive approach to growing our business. Their commitment to our success is felt through all parts of the affiliate process. We are looking forward to working with LinkShare for many years to come!

Christie Valenzona
Affiliate Manager
Goodshop

Goodsearch and Goodshop.com have been very happy in their working relationship with 

Rakuten LinkShare has a very responsive support team, a variety of promotional tools, and feeds that are easy to access and process. Above all, we appreciate the dedication and proactive approach of our Network Manager who provides continuous updates on new advertiser opportunities and is resourceful and prompt in filling our seasonal placements.

Jane Nerf
Marketing
RebateGiant.com

Rakuten LinkShare has a very responsive support team, a variety of promotional 
PopShops

PopShops

Snag user-friendly publisher tools

Popshops (our sister site) is the top data feed solution for publishers, with over a million plug-ins choose from. Get storefronts, InText ads, shopping API and more!

Visit PopShops