Congratulations to our number 1 ranked networks for 2020!

Best CPS/Affiliate Network: Rakuten Affiliate Network
Best CPA Network Overall: Clickbooth
Best CPA Network for Advertisers: MaxBounty
Best CPA Network for Publishers: Clickbooth

The BLUE BOOK results are in. 20,000+ industry professionals that participated in our survey, 150,000 data points analyzed and months of research have finally resulted in the new 2020 rankings. 

 Blue Book exists to help drive growth by promoting the best of the best. These networks, and the others in our rankings, are the best performance marketing networks in the world, as chosen by the advertisers and publishers of the international performance marketing community.


Top 20 CPA Networks

Best CPA Network Overall: Clickbooth

A very tough competition this year between Clickbooth and MaxBounty. They are both terrific networks – though very different – with long records of excellence and leadership in the industry. Ultimately, Clickbooth takes the #1 ranked overall position by the closest of margins reflecting the enthusiasm of their support, especially from affiliates and publishers. Clickbooth’s platform  delivers effective optimization and offer rotation capabilities that affiliates love, and it was this support that gave Clickbooth their win as Publisher’s Choice. Clickbooth are worthy winners of the #1 ranking overall.

MaxBounty takes the Advertiser’s Choice award, driven in part by the success of their advertiser tracking interface and its extremely well-respected reporting capabilities. W4, now part of DMS, retains 3rd position. It is going to interesting watching these three top networks battling it out in 2020 – they all display great determination to win in the marketplace.

Best CPA Network – Advertiser’s Choice: MaxBounty

Best CPA Network – Publisher’s Choice: Clickbooth

These two categories now each have their own dedicated ranking page. Over the next few months you can expect to see more information being presented throughout our ranking tables in order to help publishers and advertisers determine which network is the right fit for them. As the industry becomes ever more specialized and data-driven, so we intend that the Blue Book will follow suit.

We have a total of 20 fantastic CPA networks in our rankings. These are the best networks worldwide, from almost a thousand candidate networks considered. Every one of these BLUE BOOK networks is highly recommended.


Top 20 CPS Networks

Best CPS/Affiliate Network : Rakuten Affiliate Network

The #1 ranked network is Rakuten Affiliate Network. This is the 8th year straight. In other circumstances we would be concerned at one company dominating the results for so long – it almost seems unfair to the others – but Rakuten achieves such high satisfaction ratings across the board that the result is inarguable. Rakuten is deservedly our #1 ranked affiliate network for 2020. They are a fine standard-bearer for excellence in the industry.

Awin Group takes the #2 position with a strong performance from both ShareASale and Awin itself. Advertiser voting for Awin saw a significant uptick this year reflecting their intent to compete strongly in 2020. CJ Affiliate maintains 3rd position after their acquisition by Publicis Media Groupe, while Pepperjam, LinkConnector and Avantlink have made have all made sizable advances in their ranking position.