Top CPS and CPA Affiliate Networks for 2016 Revealed

The annual ranking of Cost per Sale (CPS) and Cost per Action (CPA) affiliate networks has been revealed by Revenue Performance Magazine. The ranking is based on their Blue Book Survey of thousands of active performance marketing industry professionals, along with a panel of performance marketing industry experts.

The top 10 CPS (Cost per Sale) affiliate networks for 2016 are:

  1. Rakuten (Linkshare)
  2. eBay Partner Network
  3. Share-a-Sale Affiliate Network
  4. Avangate Performance Network
  5. CJ by Conversant (Commission Junction)
  6. Clickbank Affiliate Network
  7. Amazon
  8. RevenueWire Affiliate Network (Based in Canada)
  9. LinkConnector Network
  10. AvantLink

The top 10 CPA (Cost per Action) affiliate networks for 2016 are:Canadian Affiliate Networks

  1. MaxBounty (Based in Canada)
  2. PeerFly CLOSED
  3. ClickBooth
  4. W4 CPA Network
  5. Mandrivo
  6. Mundo Media (Based in Canada) CLOSED
  7. CPAlead
  8. ClickDealer CPA Affiliate Network
  9. Affiliate Crossing
  10. Adwork Media

The top networks would vary somewhat among Canadian marketers and merchants due to special terms and conditions that may make some less Canadian-friendly than others.  Some networks also have more Canadian merchants and publishers than others.  Our top choice of a Canadian-friendly affiliate network would be ShareASale for Cost per Sale, and MaxBounty for Cost per Action. For Canadian merchants launching an affiliate program for their products, we recommend ShareASale.


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Source: mThink Revenue Performance Magazine

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nice article for who want to earn form affiliate marketing. but they are want us Canada traffic. thanks a lot for sharing this article with us.

Anita Forcier

I find it hard to believe that’s all necessary but I only drop ship on Ebay. That’s different.

Ingrid & Me

I have a hard time being accepted in several cpa sites. They’re more picky about traffic I think. I’ve never been denied a cps affiliate membership but sometimes the businesses turn me down when I apply through them. My income is climbing every month and your site really helps!

Vashishtha Kapoor

I am a bit confused about avangate performance network while Mandrido is new to me. So, let’s see what is perfect for us. However, we go great with some mobile app marketing networks.

THanks. Nice list.

Carrah Blue

I use Shareasale and Clickbank most because they’re easiest but I’m going to check out some more from here. Thanks!

Ginny K

I never would have guessed linkshare would be #1. I find that kind of suspicious actually. Maybe others have more luck ewith them than me. Great list though.


Good 2 know!