Product Review LinkShare

LinkShare Review

 Name: LinkShare/Rakuten


Price:  Free

Owners :Japanese Online Retailer
Over all Rating: 90 out of 100

LinkShare/Rakuten Product Review Overview

LinkShare/Rakuten is a performance based affiliate marketing program that has clients that are known world wide, their clients are charged according to how many clicks or sales are achieved by affiliate marketers that have signed up and are advertising their product through links, banners, images, etc.

Affiliate marketers are publishing products from chosen LinkShare/Rakuten clients through websites that are published not only on Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines but through sharing on social media sites world wide, in addition to email mail marketing and many more  advertising avenues.

It seems as though both Client and Publisher are able to make a pretty penny through the Japanese Online Retailer, hence my overall rating of 90 out of 100.


Being both free and easy to register with LinkShare/Rakuten makes it a win, win situation for most.

If you are interested in finding out more about this high rated affiliate program go to LinkShare/Rakuten via the advertisement below.

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The Good & The Bad

The Good

  1. LinkShare/Rakuten is easy to join and free.
  2. LinkShare/Rakuten has many choices when it comes to picking what an affiliate wants to promote and many ways to promote Links, Banners, Videos, etc.
  3. LinkShare Rakuten has proven security and development support

The Bad

  1. User Reviews are reported to be only 38% positive and 62% negative according to, although the BBB reports that all complaints have been resolved, and I trust the BBB to report the facts.
  2.  LinkShare/Rakutens cookie length (widow of time that you can earn a referral) is variable depending on the merchant you choose and the percent of commissions you can earn is not as high as some other affiliate programs.

Who is LinkShare/Rakuten for ?

The products that are offered on LinkShare/Rakuten are targeted to people of all ages and backgrounds and their affiliate programs offer benefits to all areas of advertising and marketing venues.

LinkShare/Rakutens  Tools & Training

I have joined LinkShare/Rakutens affiliate program and see that they offer training but I have not been able to find specifics.

At Wealthy the training consists of walking you step by step through everything from building your own website to creating content to monetizing and so much more.

Whether a novice or an expert the training will always teach you something new and the navigation through the courses lets you choose what you want to learn

LinkShare/Rakuten Support

I see that there is offered 24/7 support,

Captured from: My Rakuten Dashboard,

I don’t see anything about community support and I believe that having community of 1000’s of people who are trying to survive in an online business is priceless.

If you want to see some fantastic support follow my recommendation for Wealthy Affiliates community here, just another fellow affiliates opinion.


LinkShare/Rakutens Pricing

As far as I have seen the program is free, I know it is free to sign up as an affiliate/publisher and I have seen no upsell, which is good I guess but I don’t see anything that I would pay for anyway.

At Wealthy Affiliate there is offered a premium membership which I did join, although it took me a week to decide and there was no pressure, I just decided that I wanted to be a part of the entire package which offers up to 50 websites, 25 siterubix and 25 domains of my choosing at a price that is lower than any I have seen before or after joining.

If you are considering looking into Wealthy Affiliate further you can go to my review post and find out more, or you can jump right into creating your own website it is free and so easy.


My Final Opinion of LinkShare/Rakuten

LinkShare is a very helpful tool when choosing what product to use in an affiliate marketing platform and I do recommend that you join, but first I recommend that you join Wealthy Affiliate for all of your learning and implementing needs.

Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation for building an online business, period.


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5 thoughts on “Product Review LinkShare”

  1. Thank You for this information. I am always looking for a new affiliate with great conversions and it seems like linkshare is a great source. You information gives me the drive to get there and register with them as soon as possible Again than You for this information and keep informing us of things like this.

    1. Hi Mark, I am glad you found the information helpful linkshare is as I say, easy to become affiliated with and they do have lots of good stuff and I hope it works for you. Also if you are not already I do recommend the Wealthy Premium for all of your building needs.

      Thanks for the positive feedback and Good Luck.


  2. hi, I am an affiliate with linkshare. I have never really looked around on the site since joining. Just seemed kind of like a hassle to figure out what to do with them. They are the largest retailer in the market I think and I do a lot of shopping at Rakuten for the great prices.
    Wealthy Affiliate does have a great deal on their service. I have a couple websites on their platform. it is also where I learned how to market a website after losing lot of money at other places

    1. Hi Mark, and thank you for your comments, I am still learning in Linkshare and Wealthy Affiliate but I am a firm believer that Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing place to learn. Thanks again and best of luck to you in your future success.

  3. There are quite a few affiliate programs and some are better than others. I haven’t looked into Linkshare until now. Linkshare is free as are most others. I am going to join Linkshare. But I joined Wealthy Affiliate too and that is free and is the absolute best affiliate program today. It offers training in niche and website building, marketing, hosting, and has great online support. 800,000 members can’t be wrong. Neither was I when I joined.

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