Affiliate Marketing Leaderboard (2019)

Artyom Dogtiev

Updated: June 17, 2019


Affiliate marketing has been an effective sales tool for thousands of companies worldwide before the dawn of the Internet and especially after. Last year, in the United States alone, almost $6 billion was generated via the affiliate marketing channel and it’s predicted to reach almost $7 billion by 2020. This field has both super stars such as Rakuten and CJ Affiliates, that were doing serious business when Facebook and Google didn’t exist and by now have reached multi-billion revenue level and small niche players that cover specific business verticals.

In this Leaderboard we rank top affiliate networks based on their annual revenue estimate to give you an industry wide comprehensive picture of what companies are leading affiliate marketing field today. As you can see, most of these companies connect thousands and tens of thousands affiliates and thousands advertisers. Some of these affiliate networks were launched as early as late 90sh and some are fairly new kids on the block, being launched in 2007-2014 period.

Affiliate Networks Ranking (March, 2019)

# Company Office Locations Founded Social Presence * Estimated Monthly Web traffic Employees Affiliates Advertisers Estimated Annual Revenues $ million
 1  Rakuten San Mateo, US, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Luxembourg, Singapore  1997 5,600, 16,300  7m+ 10,001+ 90, 000000 40,000 9,400
2 Partnerize Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 2010 2800, – 200,000+ 51-200 377,000 300 6,000
3 CJ Affiliates Santa Barbara, US 1998 11,400, 34,000 1m+ 201-500 70,000 4,000 1,800
4 Sovrn San Francisco, US, London, UK 2009 1,500, 3,900 5m+ 51-200 50,000  – 1,000
5 Mobvista Guangzhou, China, Hong Kong, San Francisco, US, London, UK, Tokyo, Japan, Singapore, New Delhi, India  2013 6,000, 1,000 600,000+ 501-1,000 500 1,000 313
6 Tradedoubler  Stockholm, Sweden, London, UK  1999 16,000, 1,400 26m+ 201-500 180,000 2,000 242
7 ClickBank Boise, US 1998 8,000, 36,000 4m+ 51-200  – 202
8 ClickDealer Amsterdam, Netherlands 2012 1,600, 2,000 300,000+ 51-200 10,000 1,000 88
9 Glispa Berlin, Germany 2008 9,000, 1,500 300,000+ 201-500 76
10 Webgains Lodon, GB, NY, US 2004 2,600, 3,800 5m+ 51-200 250,000 1,800 46
11 ReviMedia NY, US, Flevoland, Netherlands 2009 1,300, 1,300 1m+ 51-200 2,000 31
12 Clickbooth Sarasota, US 2002 3,600, 14,000, 4m+ 51-200 30
13 Avazu Hong Kong 2009 6,200, 1,300 20,000+ 501-1,000 30
14 MUNDOmedia Richmond Hill, Canada 2007 7,300, 2,100 51-200  –  – 29
15 SkimLinks London, UK 2006 4,000, 9,000 150,000+ 51-200 60,000 48,500 20
16  Acceleration Partners Needham, US, London, GB, Singapoure 2007 3,500, 4,000 40,000+ 51-200 15
13 LinkConnector Cary, US, Colorado Springs, US 2004 831, 1,200 300,000+ 11-50 300 15
16 Shareasale Chicago, US 2000 3,000, 13,600 5m+ 11-50  – 4,000 10
19 PeerFly Aalachua, US 2008 2,200, 13,700 380,000+ 11-50 75,000 2,000 8
20 Leadbolt Sydney, Australia 2010 4,200, 3,400 90,000+ 51-200 65,000 6
21 MoreNiche Nottingham, UK 2002 1,500, 5,300 90,000+ 11-50 25,000 5
21 JVZoo Oviedo, US 2011 407, 5,900 1m+ 11-50 4,800 5
22 MaxBounty Ottawa, Canada 2003 3,500, 7,000 2m+ 11-50 20,000 200 4
23 Mobusi Madrid, Spain 2012 16,000, 3,100 50,000+ 201-500 20,000 5,000 3
24 Commissionfactory Sydney, Australia 2011 700, 1,100 70,000+ 11-50 1,000 500 2
25 Admitad Hilbronn, Germany 2009 3,300, 212 10m+ 201-500 570,000 1,600 2
26 AdWork Media  Gainesville, US 2010 506, 3,800 1m+ 11-50 50,000  – 1

Sources: Owler, LinkedIn, Company Data.

Note: * number of LinkedIn and Twitter followers respectively.