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Commission Junction Affiliate Advertising Review

Making Money with Commission Junction Affiliate Advertising

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User Rating 1 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Commission Junction is a popular affiliate advertising network that brings advertisers and online publishers with ad space to sell together. A blogger publisher, also known as an affiliate or reseller, shows ads on their blog in exchange for a commission which is paid when visitors to your blog perform a specific action such as filling out a form, subscribing to a service or making a purchase.

The Positives of Commission Junction

Commission Junction has been around for years, and the company has a reputation as being one of the leading affiliate advertising networks. Commission Junction attracts many well-known advertisers that visitors to your blog will already be familiar with, making it more likely that they'll click on an ad and make a purchase (and that means higher earnings for you).

A great aspect of Commission Junction is that once your application is accepted, advertisers within the network might seek you out to join their individual affiliate programs within the Commission Junction network. One day, you might just get an email inviting you to join an affiliate program through the Commission Junction network, meaning you can bypass the individual program application process and start displaying ads for that program right away!

The Commission Junction Web site is fairly easy to navigate, payments are reliable, and help is available if you need it. Most advertisers in the network offer a variety of ad types such as display ads (various size image ads), text link ads, and more.

The Negatives of Commission Junction

Since Commission Junction attracts a lot of big advertisers, it can be difficult to get accepted into the affiliate program. You have to fill out an application, and if you're accepted, you then have to apply to each advertiser's program individually. That means, even if you can get accepted into the Commission Junction network, you might not be able to get accepted into the individual affiliate programs whose ads you want to display on your blog.

It's also important to take the time to read all of the requirements and payment terms for each individual affiliate program that you join within the Commission Junction network. No two programs are alike, and it's up to you to make sure the payouts and requirements meet your abilities and goals.

Bottom-line of Commission Junction

If your blog is accepted into the Commission Junction affiliate advertising network, it's a great program to join. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the information on the Commission Junction Web site before you apply, and when you're ready, you can fill out the Commission Junction application.

User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
A proof CJ is not tracking sales correctly, Member parlanchina22

I made two bookings with two different vendors using my CJ links. When I did not see the bookings recorded in my account I emailed CJ the following: ==My email to them== I did two bookings yesterday - one with Vendor1 and one with Vendor2. I used my affiliate links to do the bookings. Why dont I see the commission in my report? I also dont see any statistics that 2 sales have been made. ==Their reply== Thank you for you inquiry about a missing transaction. I reviewed your account and it is registering clicks and impressions so it appears your tracking is fine. This is an infrequent occurrence, but the transaction may have been missed for any number of reasons. We suggest to contact the advertiser through the ""mail"" tab in your CJ account manager with any information regarding the potential missed commission. Please allow enough time for them to research and respond. If after this time frame they do not reply, contact client support and we can reach out to them on your behalf. == I have booked own trips 2 other times before and it worked. But this time it did not and CJ reply to me is not satisfying at all. I dont think I Will continue working with them.

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