Skimlinks works with 50 networks which include CJ, Awin, and Rakuten Advertising and gives you access to over 48,500 affiliate programs, all in one place. It also negotiates exclusive rates with merchants, which are generally double the usual rates. Its technology automatically earns publishers a share of sales they drive through product links in commerce-related content created by editors. The platform is a one-stop solution providing the technology and the data to start, grow, and successfully scale a content commerce strategy. It works across desktop, tablet, and mobile.
Skimlinks provides you with an all-in-one analytics suite that includes the following:
Skimlinks pays publishers their cleared account balance at the end of each month provided that:
They pay publishers the commissions that have been paid to them by the merchants. For commissions to be cleared, they have to be approved by the retailer and paid by the partner. The amount of time it takes for this process to be finished is at least 92 days from the transaction date.
Skimlinks powers commerce content strategies for publishers. As the world’s largest commerce content monetization platform, it helps grow a revenue stream that can contribute as much as a quarter of a publisher’s overall revenue. In other words, this enables publishers to be less dependent on advertising.
Skimlinks do not have any eligibility requirements with respect to traffic. However, they do not accept publishers who promote any sensitive or illegal content or adult content. The sites must have content suitable for commerce content monetization. The publisher domain cannot include brand or product names, and they must have an audience in the markets they operate in.
As of March 31st, 2020, Skimlinks no longer works with Amazon as a Merchant; but they work with over 48,500 other Merchants that you can write about.
Sales are tracked with cookies. Each affiliate program is set up differently with a different cookie, which determines the time period that you are eligible to receive a commission from when a user clicks on a link. If a user clicks on a link and the cookie period is 30 days, if they then make a purchase on that merchant's site within 30 days of clicking on your link, you will receive a commission for their purchase.
Skimlinks has launched a Give Back feature to highlight which merchants are giving back during the height of Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. Give Back merchants also include those contributing to the community either financially or with products in a philanthropic effort.
Skimlinks offers various tools and products to publishers. These are