Top Mobile Affiliate Networks (2019)

Artyom Dogtiev

Updated: September 19, 2019

A mobile affiliate network is a mobile platform that serves as a middleman solution between mobile advertisers, such as mobile app owners or any businesses that sell a product or service via mobile web, and affiliates (or ‘publishers’) that are engaged at performance-based advertising for the former. It operates based either on CPA (cost-per-action) model, with affiliates get a reward, when such action as an app install or any product / service purchase takes place  or Revenue Sharing model, when affiliates get certain percentage of revenue that they generate for advertisers.

For publishers and media buyers (or ‘affiliates’) CPA programs offer the ability to generate significant revenues with the right traffic.  If publishers identify traffic that converts particularly well for a certain type of offer (e.g. dating) then they can generate a much higher eCPM or overall revenue using affiliate advertising than typical cost per click based ads.  In addition, smart affiliates or media buyers can make a margin by buying traffic and optimising it to generate arbitrage between its cost and the value generated through the CPA offers.  However, achieving this can be challenging on mobile given the large number of parameters (device, operating system etc) that need to be tracked and managed.

Due to a great number of mobile apps on the market, it becomes progressively harder for app businesses to make a profit on their apps and hence finding an alternative revenue channel becomes essential. App affiliate networks allow marketers to leverage their established relationships with advertisers and get access to traffic offers in various verticals and locations. Reaching out advertisers with a specific traffic needs is a task app businesses and affiliate marketers aren’t simply capable to perform on their own effectively. It’s time-consuming and requires establishing business relationships that they don’t have time or a proper experience to establish.

Below you can see the list of some of the best app affiliate networks on the market to consider and partner with to generate more revenue with your apps or any products you sell via mobile.

Note: the companies on the list we’ve complied below are not in any priority order.

The list of Mobile Affiliate Networks

Amazon Mobile Associates

Amazon Mobile Affiliates allows marketers to monetize mobile apps they distribute via the iOS App Store, Google Play market or Amazon Marketplace, by offering physical or digital products. The major advantage of the platform is the Amazon’s brand that stands behind it and boosts its trustworthiness for mobile users. The affiliate program features both 10% commissions for initial purchases made through affiliates, as well as commissions for any subsequent purchases placed by the same mobile users.

  • Tag line: Earn up to 10% advertising fees with a trusted e-commerce leader
  • Key features: premium brand, support forums with Amazon experts, multi-platform support: iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, recurrent commissions
  • Commission Types: CPA

Amazon Affiliates

Apple App Store Affiliate

Apple App Store Affiliate is an affiliate program from Apple Inc. for online publishers to earn commissions on advertising digital content hosted on the Apple App Store.

  • Tag line: n/a
  • Key features: backed up by the Apple’s brand
  • Commission Types: CPA

Apple App Store Affiliate program


MaxBounty

MaxBounty is a Canada-based performance-marketing network, founded in 2004. The company’s business focus is on striking an equilibrium of interests for both sides of the performance marketing field – affiliates and advertisers.  It hosts a portfolio of over 1,500 campaigns for affiliates to choose from, it covers such verticals as Market Research, Diet, Dating, Finance, Real Estate, Social Games, and more.

  • Tag line: The industry leading performance marketing network.
  • Key features: supports Check, PayPal, Wire, Payoneer, ACH (Direct Deposit) payment methods, Net 7 and Net 15 payment frequency.
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPL, CPS

MaxBounty pefrormance-marketing network

ClickDealer

ClickDealer is a GDM Group company, provides performance marketing solutions for publishers, advertisers, and agencies worldwide. The company offers a comprehensive range of advertising services to fit any specific set of KPIs for its clients. For the last 7 years the company has manage to secure a partnerships with 2000+ advertisers across 12 main verticals which include lucrative directions like Dating, E-commerce & Retail, Health & Beauty, Mobile Utilities and more. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, spanning over 5 offices across the globe and providing support in 12 languages. Dedicated account managers provide optimization insights, offer updates and technical support on a 24/7 basis.

  • Tag line: Start Generating Revenue with ClickDealer Offers
  • Key features: loyalty program, referral program, dating smartlink, parties all over the world
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPC, CPL, CPS

ClickDealer Legendary MeetUp, 2015

AdCombo

AdCombo is a CPA marketing network with a laser focus on growing strategic lucrative partnerships between advertisers and publishers to monetize their traffic. One of the features that sets this company apart from other mobile affiliate networks is Cash on Delivery model support that implies paying publishers upon a sale closed via a phone call. The company’s affiliate platform on exclusive, premium direct offers.

  • Tag line: has changed CPA marketing forever
  • Key features: creatives translated in 40 languages, supports cost-per-call business model, high conversion and EPC rates
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPI, CPL, CPS, CPC

AdCombo CPA Marketing Network


Admitad

admitad is a Cost Per Action based network that delivers all your advertising needs. Admitad offers reliable sources of sales and publishers with new business models to ensure monetization of traffic. Established in Germany in 2009 (Launched in 2010), currently it is present globally. Admitad has its own  innovative in-house platform, premium payments on request starting from $10, a variety of modern tools and globally known brands.

  • Tag line: Admitad helps advertisers and publishers develop their online business around the world.
  • Key features: antifraud technologies, cross-device tracking, fingerprint tracking, advertiser toolbox, anti-cookie technologies, deep linking options, cross-device tracking, in-house platform;
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPL


CrakRevenue

CrakRevenue is a CPA-based advertising platform that connects advertisers and publishers. It offers affiliate to monetize their mobile inventory with more than 1,000 offers, for advertisers it offers to leverage its 10+ year in web marketing, the set of three plans to choose from (Active Affiliate, VIP Affiliate and Elite Club). All of which has Help Desk included, hundreds of offers and 5% lifetime referral program. On top of that for the second and third plans it offers a dedicated affiliate manager, exclusive offers and promotions, annual payout bumps and more.

  • Tag line: The Most Efficient CPA Network
  • Key features: numerous reporting options and reports, post-back self-service, Rewarding Funnels tool to build efficient sales pages, SmartLinks, WordPress plugin
  • Commission Types: CPI, CPL, CPS

CrakRevenue website screenshot

Clickbooth

Clickbooth is a performance marketing exchange specializing in generating consistent, high-quality traffic on a Cost-Per-Action (CPA) basis through native, social, mobile, display, email, search and contextual channels. Clickbooth connects advertisers with a product or service with affiliates who are experts in all forms of digital marketing and capable of driving high-quality traffic. Working with Clickbooth, advertisers pay only for real results and affiliate partners get to work with the quality offers, guaranteed on-time payments, and proprietary technology.

  • Tag line: The #1 CPA Network Worldwide
  • Key features: experienced account managers, consistent, high-volume traffic, brand protection, customer lifetime value, affiliate-friendly technology, one stop solution, weekly guaranteed payments
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPL

Clickbooth website screenshot


Cpamatica

Cpamatica is an affiliate network that covers European and both North and Latin America mobile ad markets, with the head office in Edinburgh, Scotland. Once publishers sign up for Cpmatica platform, they get first payment within 10 days, further on publishers are paid each Thursday on a weekly basis.

  • Tag line: Your Affiliate Network
  • Key features: 2% referral program, custom options for approved publishers, custom promotional creatives for each offer,
  • Commission Types: CPA

Cpamatica Affiliate Network

ClearPier Performance

ClearPier Performance provides performance-based advertising to help mobile app advertisers acquire their new users wherever they are in the digital world. Its innovative platform nxus® processes in excess of 6 billion data points a day, to drive superior campaign performance.

  • Tag line: Performance marketing that outperforms
  • Key features:  TrafficGuаrd™ to get developers real app users and safeguard quality, helps maximize ROI,  allows to scale campaigns to get fast access to developers next app users
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPL, CPI

ClearPier Performance performance-based network


Bitter Strawberry

BitterStrawberry.com is an independent mobile performance network based in Switzerland that helps companies to monetize their traffic. Its platform is capable to find the best advertiser-publisher match, based on geo location, mobile device type, mobile operator and channel that will drive more profit for clients.

  • Tag line: High-quality, independent performance network
  • Key features: worldwide coverage, 12,000+ offers, dedicated support, minimum payment – $100,
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPL, CPM

BitterStrawberry website screenshot


Mobidea

Mobidea is a mobile affiliate network thats is focused on CPA advertising. With Mobidea, publishers get daily payments via PayPal, ePayments, Payza, Paxum, FirstchoicePay, and Wire Transfers. The platform provides real-time optimization capabilities for affiliates to focus their efforts on top converting offers only. Mobidea provides 7/7 support in 5 languages.

  • Tag line: Technology That Sets You Free
  • Key features: Smartlink® traffic auto-optimize, both CPA and CPI support, focus on VOD, utilities and dating apps, presence in 200+ countries
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPL, CPM

Mobidea mobile CPA affiliate network


Mobvista

Mobvista new

Mobvista is a technology platform that provides mobile advertising and mobile analytics services to the app developers globally. It was founded by Robin Duan in March, 2013 in Hong Kong, China. The company’s Mintegral monetization platform hosts more than 500 app developers and serves 2 billion+ daily ad requests in 1,000+ apps, features 97-99% fill rate. Among ad formats it supports are Native Feed, Native App Wall, Incentivized Offer Wall and Rewarded Video.

  • Tag line: A leading technology platform for global app developers
  • Key features: premium CPA & CPI offers, high CR & EPC, dedicated managers
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPI

Mobvista website screenshot

Wewe Media

Wewe Media is a mobile performance marketing network that provides publishers with mobile content CPA offers, traffic monetization solutions and SmartLink offers. The team behind Wewe Media brand consists of affiliate marketing veterans with 6-7 years of experience in the field. Its affiliate platform is focused on 4 verticals: Nutra, Dating, Sweepstakes, CPI.

  • Tag line: The Leading Performance Marketing Network You Can Count On. Always.
  • Key features: 5000+ Premium Mobile Content and SmartLink offers, Wewe Media Intellink® Hyper-Optimization Tech, Intellink® Tech, high payouts
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPI, CPL, CPS, RevShare

Wewe Media Mobile Performance Marketing Network


Billy Mobile

Billy Mobile is a performance-based affiliate network, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. With Billy’s affiliate platform, publishers get 100% fill rate in all countries it operates in, ad campaigns efficiency are backed up by using AI algorithms and user data. Billy’s team commits to project each ad campaign against fraud, introduces new ad formats and provides 24/7 tech support.

  • Tag line: Our Main Goal Is Your Revenue
  • Key features: user data & AI algorithms driven, ACTIVE Bx proprietary ML tool, 100% fill rate across the world, fraud protection
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPI, CPL

Billy Mobile website screenshot

Mobobeat

Mobobeat is a mobile performance marketing company, founded in 2008 with a headquarter in Madrid, Spain. It helps mobile app developers to monetize their traffic, provides ad campaigns on a global scale for ad networks to keep their fill rate high and provides best Ecpm for media buyers. Mobobeat’s ad platform features multiple optimization tools to manage ad campaigns performance in terms of their click-through rate, conversion rate and post-install metrics – engagement, LTV and purchases.

  • Tag line: Fastest Growing Mobile Performance Network
  • Key features: post-install metrics optimization, javascript tagging for ad formats
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPI


WebPals

Webpals Mobile is one of the performance-driven world leaders in mobile app user acquisition and monetization. As an official Facebook, Instagram & Google Marketing Partners, Webpals helps companies to launch, scale and grow their mobile apps globally. Leveraging digital assets, technology, data-science, optimization algorithms, creative labs and experience, we create best-of-breed, highly targeted and successful mobile user acquisition campaigns for leading finance, eCommerce, travel, entertainment and gaming apps.

  • Tag line: Delivering High Value Customers to Mobile Apps
  • Key features: coverage in more than 200 countries, in-house creative studio, Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Partner, dedicated account managers, proprietary technology
  • Commission Types: CPI, CPA, CPE

Webpals Mobile website screenshot


Ströer Precision X

Ströer Precision X is a Cologne, Germany based mobile performance marketing network company, founded in 2011 by Florian Lehwald. The company offers advertisers, publishers and app developers an easy and robust CPA-based platform to monetize their mobile web traffic. With Stroer Mobile Performance, publishers earn revenue over the entire life of their customer, meaning after the first CPA payout. The affiliate platform features customized stat reports, 50 euro minimum payout and referral program to profit on referring other publishers to Ströer Precision X network and make 5% revenue share on the their sales.

  • Tag line: We have the best audience for your app
  • Key features: referral program, CPA-based, customer lifetime revenue share
  • Commission Types: CPI, CPA

Ströer Precision X Performance network


Yeahmobi


Yeahmobi is a performance based mobile advertising company, founded by Peter Zou and Frank Wang in May, 2009 in China. It’s one of the oldest and most established app affiliate networks, Yeahmobi mobile affiliate platform serves publishers, media buyers, ad networks and affiliate networks that bring their own affiliate offers to sell them on its platform. The affiliate network supports multiple offer verticals, such as mobile subscription, mobile app download, game download, lead generation, Mcommerce and others. Affiliates can promote offers using several types of traffic, specifically – display, incent, push, email, redirect, pop-up / under, native and app-discovery.

  • Tag line: Intelligent Mobile Advertising Platform
  • Key features: thousands campaigns in 180+ countries, competitive payout, dedicated affiliate managers, weekly payments, free mobile optimization tracking system, video training materials
  • Commission Types: CPA

YeahMobi website screenshot


Avazu Private Exchange

Avazu is a self-served ad exchange for publishers, with a headquarter in Shanghai, China. The company’s ad platform covers more than 130 countries and 85% internet users in the world. By establishing multiples offices in Europe, North America and India, the company has managed to secure healthy business relationships with a number of partners to build one of the leading app affiliate networks. Avazu’s offers affiliates multiple advertising formats such as banner, pop-up, float and video ad to broaden eCPM scale and boost revenue. By utilizing prediction algorithm and ad monitoring mechanism, the company can effectively block malicious delivery of inappropriate ads.

  • Tag line: A Leading Advertising Platform with Global Coverage
  • Key features: supports CPI, CPC, CPA and CPM models, malicious activity blocking, international coverage, managed & self-service solutions
  • Commission Types: CPA, CPI, CPL

Guus Esbir Wildeman, Avazu Europe on Mobile Performance Marketing

Final Thoughts

The first key factor that distinguish a successful app affiliate network is its relationships with advertisers and ability to provide publishers with high quality traffic offers in lots of geo locations and verticals. The second one is the level of customer support, educational materials providing and training to help affiliate marketers to generate more revenue. Finally, providing additional incentives in a form of a loyal program, rewards and contests often makes affiliates decision to prefer specific app affiliate network.