Why Choose CJ Affiliate

CJ Drives Results for Your Business

Whether it's monetizing website traffic, driving more sales or finding more customers, we understand that our clients' goals are our goals. Learn why affiliate marketing is critical in today’s marketplace and listen to top advertisers and publishers discuss the results they’ve seen running their pay-for-performance programs on the CJ Network.

We believe we provide you the best affiliate partners, bar none.

In affiliate marketing, it's not just about who you know, it's about quality. We work with twice as many Internet Retailer 500 companies as our competitors, so our publishers have access to the top brands and offers under one account, in one network. And according to the 2012 AffiliateBenchmarks survey, publishers also prefer us 2-to-1, so our advertisers partner with the best partners. Bar none.

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We believe we connect with consumers the whole world over.

The New Consumer Journey has changed the way you do business. But you already knew that... right? Today, more people are shopping online, consumers are smarter than ever and your customers' brand allegiance is far from guaranteed. The affiliate marketing channel, with its unique publishers, has the power to influence and connect with consumers throughout their purchase journey. From the Catalyst that triggers their decision of need, through Evaluation and Post Conversion, the affiliate marketing channel builds relationships on performance.

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We believe affiliate marketing has no borders.

We're a global company and platform – from soup to nuts – and you can be too. From Munich to Manhattan, Sweden to San Francisco; from our unified global Support Center experience, to our international program support in regards to languages, currencies, direct deposit and payouts – we are a truly global network that allows businesses and individuals to scale to that same level.

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We believe we provide the tools for success.

Our publishers and advertiser tools help increase conversions and program performance. Dashboards, charts, graphs, metrics, yeah we've got it all. Did we mention we've made it easy and intuitive too? And don't forget about the next big thing we're busy working on up in Product and Engineering (aka the Code Monkey room). Real-time reporting and analytics providing industry leading tracking data within an easy to use interface – yeah, you get the jist.

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We believe no one knows affiliate like we do.

We wrote the book on affiliate marketing – and we're here to help you succeed. A lot has changed since we started back in 1998, and we understand getting started in affiliate marketing can be tough. We are the largest affiliate marketing network in the world, but it doesn't mean our network is hard to navigate. The CJ Network is organized in a way to make it easy for publishers to search and find advertisers by category, language, targeted area and more. On the flip side, our advertisers can find publishers to recruit by name, email, URL and more. Below is a summary of how advertisers and publishers are organized in our network.

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Advertiser Verticals

 Advertisers are divided into several different industry verticals which are broken down into smaller, categories publishers can easily search inside of CJ Account Manager:

  • Accessories
  • Airline
  • Art/Photo/Music
  • Banking
  • Books/Media
  • Buying and Selling
  • Clothing/Apparel
  • Community
  • Computer SW or H/W
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods
  • Department Stores/Malls
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Finance
  • Food & Beverage
  • Gifts & Flowers
  • Health
  • Hotels/Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Non-Profit
  • Online Services
  • Recreation & Leisure
  • Retailer
  • Seasonal
  • Technology
  • Telecom/Wireless
  • Transportation
  • Web Services
  • Other

Publisher Promotional Methods

Publishers in the CJ Network are broken into a tiered category system with assigned subcategories, depending on the publisher's promotional method.

 

Content and Community

Content & Community websites generate traffic by sharing information, opinions and personal experiences that provide value (or simply entertainment) for visitors. Content & Community publishers usually earn affiliate commissions by writing or featuring products and services from the advertisers' they have relationships with.


 

Incentives, Loyalty and Rewards

Chances are if you own a credit card you are already familiar with Loyalty & Rewards programs, where consumers are rewarded with cash back, membership points or even airline miles for their purchases.. Some loyalty programs count their membership in the millions, providing advertisers with a large audience that is intending to make a purchase.


 

Search

Affiliate marketing publishers in the search category focus on using paid search placements to earn commissions. Search publishers use search engine marketing (SEM) practices to bid on keywords or achieve placement on search engines throughthe optimization of underused keywords, display URLs and landing pages.


 

Shopping, Coupons and Deals

Savvy shopping is smart shopping, and publishers in the Shopping, Coupons and Deals category realize consumers are constantly comparing companies (and products) on the internet in hopes of finding the best deal available. These publishers create a shopping experience that offers consumers everything from discount coupons to price comparison features in hopes of earning a commission by sending the user to an advertiser's website to complete the purchase for the best deal.


 

Software & Technology

Software & Technology publishers develop and distribute browser plugin and toolbars to alert consumers when deals or coupons are available on the sites that they visit.


 

Ad Networks

Ad network publishers work with Commission Junction to extend the reach of advertiser programs beyond typical affiliate websites.