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Anyone use Linkshare?

Is this affiliate program any good?



4:25 pm on Jun 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I did a WebmasterWorld forum search and all the topics I can find about Linkshare are a couple of years old.

Is this affiliate program any good? One of the companies I want to advertise must be done through the Linkshare affiliate program.

I went to the Linkshare site to check it out, but the website has so many errors that it doesn't engender my confidence.

Any insights would be appreciated. Thank you.


4:41 pm on Jun 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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What type of errors? I haven't seen any recently.

I've been using them for a long time- no complaints.


5:21 pm on Jun 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Most of the home page, particularly text, didn't load when I visited the site. When I went to find out about the affiliate program, there was a section that said click on the image to get more info; there was no image.

I just tried in another browser. Evidently my adblocker in Firefox considers all their graphics as ads. So everything is okay.

Glad to hear that linkshare is reliable.


3:04 am on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I prefer to deal with Shareasale and Google Affiliate Network rather than Linkshare.


6:39 am on Sep 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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IMHO the Linkshare interface and reporting is awful compared to CJ but they do have some good merchants in the network.


7:51 pm on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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CJ is what I'd suggest. Linkshare has always seemed flakey to me.


2:38 am on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I always see linkshare on the web,but I haven't comprehend it very much .I just know it help company to manage their site better,while in the affiliate side ,I will not prefer it.


6:02 am on Nov 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've had a long relationship with Linkshare. Very quickly, the big pro is that they have the top two or three collections of retail affiliate programs. That's their specialty.
Disadv? Their website does take a bit getting used to. They're using a legacy system that goes back to literally when I started with them in 2003 or so. But they do have substantial capabilities. Try RTFM. seriously. There's plenty of reading to do to learn. They have just as many tools and api's as cj.


9:15 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've found Link Share to be very good, with good telephone support which makes a change!


10:08 pm on Feb 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

LinkShare is a great network and has a large variety of Advertiser programs for all types of publishers.

We released our new Publisher Dashboard in 2008 with plenty of new features. Currently we are recreating our Advertiser Dashboard and it is already in its Beta stages. We are always investing in upgarding our back end systems and constantly innovating our toolset that is available to our publishers. We have a great set of publisher tools that can be used to get advertiser links.

Link Tools: [linkshare.com...]

For more information please check out the Publisher Help Center.

If anyone has questions on LinkShare, please feel free to reply to this thread or send me a message.

shallow:As you have said we have seen some ad blockers blocking our content and we are unsure why that happens. If you linkshare.com in your ad blocker then you should not have any problems.


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