Does Rakuten Affilite Network screen publisher websites as part of the application process?
No, Rakuten Affiliate Network 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 agreement after you have joined the Rakuten Affiliate Network.
Our Network Quality team screens and monitors publishers to ensure the quality of our Network. It will be a waste of your time and effort to start using affiliate marketing if you don't at least meet the minimum requirements.
At a minimum, you will need:
- Your own professionally designed, optimized, quality website, blog or your own customized social media site
- Lots of original (not content copied from another site, data feed, or other source), quality content that adds value to your visitors
- A well-thought-out business plan
After you join the Rakuten Affiliate Network, you will then apply to join the specific advertisers' affiliate programs. Each advertiser has certain criteria that you need to meet in order to be approved into the program. Your website content must also be relevant to the advertiser's products and meet brand guidelines.
Review your Publisher Membership Agreement (available for review and download on the Publisher Registration page) for more information.
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