The Return Of The Google Affiliate Network

Sep 17, 2010 • 7:56 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

Two years after Google closes their affiliate network they have announced they are re-opening it.

The concept is basic, you refer someone to a site, they buy something on the site, you may a percent of the sale. You are only paid when you refer a sale or a desired action.


To sign up for it:

  1. Sign up for a Google Affiliate Network account with your AdSense Publisher ID.
  2. As soon as you're approved for Google Affiliate Network, sign in and apply for advertiser programs.
  3. Follow the instructions to start displaying cost-per-action ads.

There is forum discussion on both the advertiser and publisher side on this topic at WebmasterWorld.

Some are skeptical and some are eager to try out this old but yet new revenue and advertising model from Google.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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09/17/2010 12:17 pm

great time to be an advertiser.. :-) if you can qualify... I don't remember this network being closed.. just not open to the general public.. like it is now for any adsense publisher..


09/17/2010 01:03 pm

Not sure it totally closed - I think they just cancelled the Adsense/Firefox part? I am a member and have been receiving regular emails about new Google Affiliate merchants for a year or two now...


09/17/2010 01:11 pm

Yeah, this has been open


09/17/2010 06:12 pm

Isn´t this just the Performics affiliate network Google bought with Doubleclick. Nothing new. Google just did some advertising on the AdSense-Blog.


09/19/2010 08:05 am

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09/20/2010 09:21 am

Hello I am curious to know if the affiliate network is a large base of affiliate programs or if it is just some of the larger retail ones such as Amazon? Any one have that info?


09/24/2010 05:55 pm

The way I read it you get paid by click and not by purchase like Amazon

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