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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
Publisher Services

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 through coaching and incentives from our publisher 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-to-use tools to upload ad, voucher code links and product feeds

Tools
Easy-to-use tools to upload ad, voucher code links and product feeds

Commissions Reliable online payment options

Commissions
Reliable online payment options



The account management we receive from Rakuten LinkShare is outstanding. Our account manager is very dedicated, they get the brand and are always internationally focused and ambitious. Rakuten LinkShare has a great international footprint as well as a fantastic understanding of the fashion and luxury space, and they felt like a natural partner for us.

Natasha Lawley
Affiliate and Partnerships Executive
farfetch

The account management we receive from Rakuten LinkShare is outstanding. Our 

The team at Rakuten LinkShare worked fast to get our new affiliate programme launched just in time for the holiday shopping season, rapidly recruiting major publishers 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 programme 

I have found the level of support we have received from our account management team to be exceptional and look forward to continuing to work with Rakuten LinkShare in the future.

Mark Blensinsop
Digital Marketing Manager
The Dune Group

I have found the level of support we have received from our account management team 

There are a wealth of top publishers on the Rakuten LinkShare network that fit in perfectly with our brand. Our dedicated account manager knows our business inside out, and always presents us with the most innovative opportunities to help us achieve our business objectives.

Giedre Guntulionyte
Customer Acquisition Manager
Reiss

There are a wealth of top publishers on the Rakuten LinkShare network that fit in 
OMNI SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

OMNI SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

True added value by utilising more than one service.

With Rakuten Marketing, you have access to our suite of omnichannel tools. From measurement, to installation, to unparalled data quality, you can optimise 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 commission directly
from your site

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

Earn commission directly from your site

Affiliate marketing provides consumers with an organic way to discover new products and services from sources they trust. It's the fastest way to earn money from website traffic. You'll partner with recognised brands in numerous product categories - including fashion, luxury, beauty and lifestyle.
We welcome diverse publisher models, and membership is free. Join now.

Access tools to launch a profitable programme.
Our online dashboard gives you exactly what you need to run an effective affiliate programme. Track commissions, payments, links and plug-ins from one location. Real-time data allows you to monitor your progress over time.

Receive training and incentives

Our educational tools and training will help you to optimise your affiliate programme 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 sessions

We have worked closely with Rakuten LinkShare for many years across a wide variety of affiliate programmes. They have helped to give us access to a number of top brands which has significantly aided our growth as a business.

Graham Jenner
Head of Partnerships
Top CashBack

We have worked closely with Rakuten LinkShare for many years across a wide variety 

Rakuten LinkShare has proven to be a valuable network to partner with. They not only understand our goals but share them and proactively work with us to support our company objectives. While continuing to work professionally together, we also enjoy a good social with them!

Neela Ahmed
Director of Retail
Ve Interactive

Rakuten LinkShare has proven to be a valuable network to partner with. They not 

VoucherCodes.co.uk have worked closely with Rakuten LinkShare over a number of years, partnering with some of the UK’s most popular brands. We've been able to work together both strategically and tactically to develop highly effective campaigns. Their pro-active Account Management team and user-friendly dashboard ensure that opportunities are maximised, allowing for year on year growth.

Georgina Minnis
Account Manager
VoucherCodes.co.uk

VoucherCodes.co.uk have worked closely with Rakuten LinkShare over a number of 

Through working with Rakuten LinkShare we have been able to give our collectors access to some great brands. They are a great team and a valuable asset to Nectar eShops.

Nectar Digital Commerce Team

Through working with Rakuten LinkShare we have been able to give our collectors 
Rakuten PopShops

Rakuten PopShops

User-friendly publisher tools

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

Visit Rakuten PopShops