Performance Marketing Insider is proud to announce the results of our Top 10 CPA Networks Survey for the Winter 2012. This survey is a continuation of the survey that has been done for almost 10 years, first with ADBUMb then ADOTAS.com. The industry has obviously made some huge changes, and with that every year those changes become more apparent based on who leads the industry.
CPA Networks have become one of the cornerstones of the Performance Marketing Industry and has provided income for hundreds of thousands of people acting as independent small business professionals. This has occurred even while our economy has suffered, making the enormous growth we’ve seen even more remarkable.
This was one of the biggest surveys that we’ve had, with thousands of affiliates, marketers, and industry executives voting for their favorite CPA network. Here are the results of the 2012 Winter Survey of the Top CPA Affiliate Networks.
10. Affiliate Venture Group
By far the “smallest” network on our list, has become a boutique network run by Ricky Ahuja who has made a name for himself and his blog. While he’s not the biggest in the industry, he’s definitely one of the most liked.
CrushAds was just launched this year, a spin-off of the major lead generation and mailing company BMI Elite. After buying the entire data and lead generation business from the guys who own Cake Marketing, they decided it seemed smart to open their own CPA Network. Already they’ve hired the best talent in Florida and are making waves.
MundoMedia is known as the preeminent mobile performance network. They are known as having more mobile offers than anyone in the space. In addition to this, Mundo is also a one-stop-shop for some of the best converting offers in the performance space.
Despite a well-publicized battle with Facebook that was settled outside the Courts eventually, Max Bounty has bounced back bigger than ever. Located in Canada, they work every single American Holiday and are one of those companies that have stood the test of time since 2004.
6. Cutting Edge Offers
Don’t know these guys? Well, if you are running a biz-opp offer on another network, it probably comes from them. Formerly known as the BizOpp Network, Cutting Edge Offers is a division of one of the longest-running companies in our industry, Cutting Edge Media. For almost 15 years they have been a key part of the industry.
We aren’t sure what they are doing at CPAWAY, but its definitely making them money. CPAWAY has expended in the last year to include a new division focused on Incentive Marketing. They’ve also been the biggest sponsor of almost every conference, every major publication and magazine – and their logo is everywhere. They’ve made it clear that the way is definitely focused on them.
Neverblue is one of those companies that everyone knows in the industry. While it doesn’t exactly specialize in anything, everyone knows that it’s a stable company with the ability to provide service to affiliates and always pay their bills on time. That’s helped them slowly grow since 2004 from a small company run by four guys to being sold and being one of the biggest companies in our industry.
3. Adscend Media
Adscend Media has helped bring the content locking industry to light, and with that has made a huge noise about this innovative technique of promoting offers. While not everyone has gotten on the content bandwagon, they’ve been out there pushing it as one of the most cost-effective techniques in the industry. Despite some negative news this year also, they are still growing in leaps and bounds.
Clickbooth is the 500lb Gorilla in the Room, and always the company to beat. Last year they were ranked #1 and are considered one of the most stable, long-lasting companies in the industry. This is a company that almost every “Super-Affiliate” mentions time and time again, and they are rumored to pay out over $100M a year to affiliates.
Started in 2009, Peerfly has become one of the biggest success stories of the past year. Even though they are a small company compared to many on the list, they have perhaps one of the most loyal audiences. If you ask anyone in the industry about Peerfly, they will tell you they are a one-stop-shop for everything. More importantly, they have some of the most knowledgeable and well-liked affiliate managers, including Luke Kling, our top Affiliate Manager of this year.