CJ Affiliate By Conversant was originally called Commission Junction. They were founded in November of 1998. They consider themselves the number one affiliate marketing provider in the world. CJ offers an affiliate conference every year called CJU. CJ Affiliate by Conversant has become a very strong leader in affiliate marketing. They have a solid approach to marketing and provide features that benefit both advertisers and publishers.
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- Publisher Features and Reports
While a website is not the end-all, be-all of a company, it does make a first impression. And for CJ Affiliate, they make a fantastic first impression online. Their website is incredibly informative, with detailed information about their features, contact information, the company's approach, and more. It's very organized and easy to navigate.
Publisher Features and Reports
They have many options for making the most of your links, including:
- Deep linking
- An affiliate links search
- Get code options
What's more, they offer real-time transaction monitoring, which is updated every one to two hours! That means you can view the progress and performance of your links as often as you want. Specific to CJ Affiliate is also their ViewThrough feature, which allows advertisers to see how consumers are interacting with their links even if consumers don't actually click on them.
They offer a variety of links to make you money. These include:
- Banner ads
- Flash links
- Text links
- Content links
- Product links
- Advanced (such as pop-ups) links
There's also an option to schedule your links so they become most profitable.
- Pay per Performance
- Check or Direct Deposit Payment
Pay per Performance
Whenever you make money off of your links through CJ Affiliate, they'll pay you a commission for every sale that your links lead to. In other words, they pay per performance and not per lead or per click. That alone might deter you from partnering with this company, despite their many other attractions.
Check or Direct Deposit Payments
In addition, they pay their clients by check or direct deposit. While this isn't a grievous negative, there are many other ways to pay clients, such as through PayPal or other online mediums. Admittedly, there's not much to criticize about CJ Affiliate, but of course, as a publisher or an advertiser, you'll need to see if their features meet your specific goals.