Affiliate Site Review 2016 : Ratuken Linkshare

If you have a website or blog and you want to try and generate some income from it then you will need to sell, or advertise products or services on your site. One way of doing this is signing up to an affiliate provider. Affiliate providers have a catalog of advertisers that offer to pay potential affiliates money for every sale they can generate for them. There are hundreds of affiliate services on the market, some good, some bad. In today’s guide, I’ll be reviewing Ratuken Linkshare

Who Is Ratuken Linkshare?

Affiliate Window are a New York based affiliate marketing service provider. They have offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Tampa, Tokyo, and London. Ratuken Linkshare has a good mix of clients and services with a focus between big retail affiliates and smaller merchants.

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What Advertisers Do Ratuken Linkshare Have?

Ratuken Linkshare has over 1,671 advertisers. Ratuken is a more worldwide affiliate platform and it’s not particularly tied to one country. This means they have a greater range of products compared to some of the other affiliate platforms I’ve reviewed. After going through their entire category below lists some of the more familiar big name brands you might be familiar with:

Tottenham Hotspur, Joseph Joseph, PCKeeper, Peacocks, Jane Norman, Royal Doulton, Booking.com, Pets at Home, Electronic Arts Inc, Cisco Learning Network Store, Estee Lauder, Maplin, Coursera, Symantec,
Fiverr, Moss Bros, Timex, Footlocker, Bodybuilding.com, Paul Smith, Kobo, Dreamstime, The Sunday Times Wine Club, Design Crowd, River Island, Timberland, Hunter, Jones, Joseph, Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts, Starbucks, Asos, The Body Shop, DKNY, Ferarri, Harrods, Reiss, Ted Baker, Miss Selfridge,
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Register.com,

What Sector Do Affiliate Cover?

  • AutoAccessories, Cars, Rentals
  • Business & CareerB-to-B, Employment, Real Estate
  • Clothing & AccessoriesAccessories, Children, Jewellery, Men, Women
  • Computer & ElectronicsConsumer, Hardware, Software
  • Department StoreClothing, Gifts, Home, Jewellery
  • EntertainmentBooks/Magazines, Music, Videos
  • Department StoreClothing, Gifts, Home, Jewellery
  • EntertainmentBooks/Magazines, Music, Videos
  • FamilyBaby, Education, Entertainment, Pets
  • Financial ServicesBanking/Trading, Credit Cards, Loans
  • Food & DrinkCandy, Cigars, Gourmet, Wine
  • Games & ToysChildren, Educational, Electronic
  • Gift & FlowersFlowers, Gifts, Greeting Cards
  • Health & BeautyBath/Body, Cosmetics, Medical Supplies & Services, Prescription, Vitamins
  • Hobbies & CollectablesArt, Auctions, Collectables, Bed/Bath
  • Home & LivingBed/Bath, Garden, Improvement, Kitchen
  • Internet & OnlineDevelopment, Hosting, Online Dating, Programs, Services
  • Mature/AdultApparel, Books, Entertainment
  • MiscellaneousOther, Other Products/Services
  • OfficeEquipment, Home Office, Supplies
  • Sports & FitnessClothing, Collectables, Equipment, Bed/Bath
  • TelecommunicationsEquipment, Long Distance, Wireless
  • TravelAirline, Car, Hotel, Vacations

How To Sign-up To Ratuken Linkshare?

Signing up is pretty simple and is all done on a single form. First, click here to go to Ratuken Linkshare

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Sign-ups are made on a single form, all you need to do is enter in the usual fluff like Company Info, Contact & Account Info, Primary Website Info and Payment Details

How Do I Find Affiliates On Ratuken Linkshare?

After you have an account, you will need to log in the Ratuken Linkshare portal.

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After you log-in click on the ‘Programs’ -> ‘Categories’ menu item. In here you can browse all the different niches. When you find one that matches the type of goods you want to sell on your website, click on one of the links.

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From here you should see a list of affiliates. To join a program all you need to do is click on the ‘Join’ button on the right-hand side. If you find that a category has too much information, you can always use the advanced filter button to find more specific roles:

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Review

Ratuken Linkshare Affiliate Window offers are CPA, meaning that you only get paid when a visitor to your website converts into either a lead or sale.

PROS: Portal Easy To Use, Easy To Search, and Filter for advertisers

CONS: Could provide better reasons when you get declined from advertisers because of the reason.

CONCLUSION: 4 out of 5.

WEBSITE: Ratuken Linkshare

Jon D Jones

Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge

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