No, Rakuten Advertising is an open network and does not screen publishers at the time of their application. However, we may review websites or publisher accounts as stated in the terms of the agreement after you have joined.
Our Network Quality team screens and monitors publishers to ensure the quality of our network. To successfully begin as an affiliate publisher, you will, at a minimum, need the following:
- Your own professionally designed, optimized, quality website, blog, or customized social media site
- Lots of unique, quality content that adds value to your visitors
- A well-thought-out business plan
After you join Rakuten Advertising, you will then apply to join the specific advertisers' affiliate programs. Each advertiser has certain criteria that you must meet in order to be approved into the program. Your website content must also be relevant to the advertiser's business verticals and meet brand guidelines.
Review your Publisher Membership Agreement (available for review and download on the Publisher Registration page) for more information.