Affiliate Marketing Leaderboard

Artyom Dogtiev

Updated: April 16, 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 * Web traffic (m) Employees Affiliates Advertisers Estimated Annual Revenues $ million
 1  Rakuten San Mateo, US, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Luxembourg, Singapore  1997 5,600, 16,300  7 14,800 90, 000000 40,000 9,400
2 Partnerize Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 2010 2800, – 0.2 200 377,000 300 6,000
3 CJ Affiliates Santa Barbara, US 1998 11,400, 34,000 1.2 383 70,000 4,000 1,800
4 Sovrn San Francisco, US, London, UK 2009 1,500, 3,900 5.5 50 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 0.6 600 500 1,000 313
6 Tradedoubler  Stockholm, Sweden, London, UK  1999 16,000, 1,400 26 284 180,000 2,000 242
7 ClickBank Boise, US 1998 8,000, 36,000 4 347  – 202
8 ClickDealer Amsterdam, Netherlands 2012 1,600, 2,000 0.3 91 10,000 1,000 88
9 Glispa Berlin, Germany 2008 9,000, 1,500 0.3 251 76
10 Webgains Lodon, GB, NY, US 2004 2,600, 3,800 5.2  100 250,000 1,800 46
11 ReviMedia NY, US, Flevoland, Netherlands 2009 1,300, 1,300 1.5 33 2,000 31
12 Clickbooth Sarasota, US 2002 3,600, 14,000, 4.2 126 30
13 Avazu Hong Kong 2009 6,200, 1,300 0.02 227 30
14 MUNDOmedia Richmond Hill, Canada 2007 7,300, 2,100 94  –  – 29
15 SkimLinks London, UK 2006 4,000, 9,000 0.15 84 60,000 48,500 20
16  Acceleration Partners Needham, US, London, GB, Singapoure 2007 3,500, 4,000 0.04 133 15
13 LinkConnector Cary, US, Colorado Springs, US 2004 831, 1,200 0.3 116 300 15
16 Shareasale Chicago, US 2000 3,000, 13,600 5.5 49  – 4,000 10
19 PeerFly Aalachua, US 2008 2,200, 13,700 0.38 48 75,000 2,000 8
20 Leadbolt Sydney, Australia 2010 4,200, 3,400 0.09 152 65,000 6
21 MoreNiche Nottingham, UK 2002 1,500, 5,300 0.09 29 25,000 5
21 JVZoo Oviedo, US 2011 407, 5,900 1.8 38 4,800 5
22 MaxBounty Ottawa, Canada 2003 3,500, 7,000 2.3 89 20,000 200 4
23 Mobusi Madrid, Spain 2012 16,000, 3,100 0.05 100 20,000 5,000 3
24 Commissionfactory Sydney, Australia 2011 700, 1,100 0.07 51 1,000 500 2
25 Admitad Hilbronn, Germany 2009 3,300, 212 10.5 55 570,000 1,600 2
26 Button NY, US 2014 4,400, 4,000 0.05 12 2
27 AdWork Media  Gainesville, US 2010 506, 3,800 1.2 3 50,000  – 1

Sources: Owler, LinkedIn, Company Data.

Note: * number of LinkedIn and Twitter followers respectively.