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)

#CompanyOffice LocationsFoundedSocial Presence *Estimated Monthly Web trafficEmployeesAffiliatesAdvertisersEstimated Annual Revenues $ million
 1 RakutenSan Mateo, US, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Luxembourg, Singapore 19975,600, 16,300 7m+10,001+90, 00000040,0009,400
2PartnerizeNewcastle upon Tyne, UK20102800, –200,000+51-200377,0003006,000
3CJ AffiliatesSanta Barbara, US199811,400, 34,0001m+201-50070,0004,0001,800
4SovrnSan Francisco, US, London, UK20091,500, 3,9005m+51-20050,000 –1,000
5MobvistaGuangzhou, China, Hong Kong, San Francisco, US, London, UK, Tokyo, Japan, Singapore, New Delhi, India 20136,000, 1,000600,000+501-1,0005001,000313
6Tradedoubler Stockholm, Sweden, London, UK 199916,000, 1,40026m+201-500180,0002,000242
7ClickBankBoise, US19988,000, 36,0004m+51-200 –202
8ClickDealerAmsterdam, Netherlands20121,600, 2,000300,000+51-20010,0001,00088
9GlispaBerlin, Germany20089,000, 1,500300,000+201-50076
10WebgainsLodon, GB, NY, US20042,600, 3,8005m+51-200250,0001,80046
11ReviMediaNY, US, Flevoland, Netherlands20091,300, 1,3001m+51-2002,00031
12ClickboothSarasota, US20023,600, 14,000,4m+51-20030
13AvazuHong Kong20096,200, 1,30020,000+501-1,00030
14MUNDOmediaRichmond Hill, Canada20077,300, 2,10051-200 – –29
15SkimLinksLondon, UK20064,000, 9,000150,000+51-20060,00048,50020
16 Acceleration PartnersNeedham, US, London, GB, Singapoure20073,500, 4,00040,000+51-20015
13LinkConnectorCary, US, Colorado Springs, US2004831, 1,200300,000+11-5030015
16ShareasaleChicago, US20003,000, 13,6005m+11-50 –4,00010
19PeerFlyAalachua, US20082,200, 13,700380,000+11-5075,0002,0008
20LeadboltSydney, Australia20104,200, 3,40090,000+51-20065,0006
21MoreNicheNottingham, UK20021,500, 5,30090,000+11-5025,0005
21JVZooOviedo, US2011407, 5,9001m+11-504,8005
22MaxBountyOttawa, Canada20033,500, 7,0002m+11-5020,0002004
23MobusiMadrid, Spain201216,000, 3,10050,000+201-50020,0005,0003
24CommissionfactorySydney, Australia2011700, 1,10070,000+11-501,0005002
25AdmitadHilbronn, Germany20093,300, 21210m+201-500570,0001,6002
26AdWork Media Gainesville, US2010506, 3,8001m+11-5050,000 –1

Sources: Owler, LinkedIn, Company Data.

Note: * number of LinkedIn and Twitter followers respectively.

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