We’re delighted to announce that The Rakuten Affiliate Network has been ranked the number one affiliate network for the sixth consecutive year by mThink.

The mThink Best CPS Affiliate Network Survey is the largest research survey in the performance marketing industry. The result is drawn from the responses of more than 20,000 online advertisers, publishers and agencies in the affiliate industry, with input from the Blue Ribbon Panel of industry experts and mThink’s own research. The result is the Blue Book Top 20 Affiliate Networks, as chosen by the world-wide performance marketing community.

With some 400 networks included for consideration, the survey looks at reputation, influence, clientele, popularity and scale when choosing a network, in addition to aggregated expert views, traffic data and measures of industry influence. In particular, Rakuten Marketing’s work strengthening the US and global networks has contributed in another consecutive victory.

On winning the accolade, mThink said: “Rakuten Affiliate Network has continued to build enthusiastic support from clients, attracting almost double the number of “favourite network” votes from advertisers than their nearest competitor network. This advertiser enthusiasm is further illustrated in the comments attached to the survey responses. Time and again, Rakuten’s individual team members are mentioned by name in glowing terms – a subjective yet persuasive indicator of the high service levels that Rakuten provides.

On the publisher side, service levels and the reliability of their technology and tracking have put Rakuten Affiliate Network ahead of their competitors, which is an indication of how Rakuten Marketing’s sustained investment in technology has built customer loyalty over time.

We feel honoured to receive this award and will maintain our dedication to innovation and excellence, so your affiliate program is a success because our clients are the most important part of our business.

Thank you again from all of us here at Rakuten Affiliate Network!