frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Yieldkit is your performance marketing aggregator. We enable publishers to aggregate and optimize their performance marketing revenue streams in the simplest way, yielding higher revenues with less effort. Your web property will be connected to affiliate marketing, incentive programs, on-site search monetization and data-driven marketing services – with just one integration. Made possible by the Yieldkit Monetization Platform, a unique, fully modular, API-based aggregator. Anybody can obtain an account and it is totally free. Sign up now!
Every link placed or converted by Yieldkit is a new monetization opportunity for you. Every time a user clicks on a Yieldkit link and buys a product you get a commission. This commission is based on the order value without taxes and shipping. The commission rate differs from advertiser to advertiser.
There is no up-front fee and creating a publisher account with Yieldkit is completely free, you can try it without risk! You earn a commission on every sale that is generated through your website. Yieldkit gives you 75% of the earned commission, which is usually between 2-10% of the transaction amount without taxes and shipping.
Working as a publisher with Yieldkit is very easy and completely free. Once registered, your site will be reviewed by one of our publisher managers for approval, after your project has been approved you can start promoting your choice of advertisers immediately. We check every website to assure the quality of our network. The length of time for Yieldkit to begin working on your site can be between 1 minute and 1 day. We try to approve publishers as soon as possible. Sign up now and create a publisher account.
Affiliate links allow you to earn commissions every time one of your visitors makes a purchase at the advertiser´s site where they are linked to. The difference with regular links is that an affiliate link identifies the where the customer is coming from, so you can make money for that sale.
Yes, YieldLINK can automatically affiliate any shorten links. The automatic content monetization solutions works with services such as goo.gl, tinyurl.com, ow.ly, is.gd, buff.ly, bit.do and mcaf.ee.
In affiliate marketing it is possible that in certain occasions clicks wouldn’t track or links won’t affiliate. There are also situations when cookies can get replaced. For example, if someone goes to a voucher or coupon website looking for a discount code, that would override the Yieldkit cookie and you would lose the commissions for that sale. We are able to track a click only until it reaches an advertiser’s URL, so errors resulting in the lose of tracking might occur with a merchant.
The new version of the dashboard displays an increased amount of data and the clicks, page views, and revenue are updated twice daily. There are also situations in which the synchronization of data between advertisers and our system takes one or two days. Thanks in advance for your patience!
You should have received an email with a confirmation link after signing up. Please click this link to enable your account. If you do not see it please check your SPAM folder. Otherwise, please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you another email.
This piece of code will exclude Yieldkit for working on the specific section of your HTML where you added it.
Yieldkit works with thousands of advertisers. Most of those merchants are (CPA-Cost Per Action) merchants, which means that you earn a commission on a purchase that takes place through your site. Some of the advertisers have CPL programs, only leads to certain products/registration will generate commissions. Therefore, not all products or purchases will necessarily generate revenue.
Our technology seamlessly replaces conventional links with their equivalent monetization links – no visible change in the structure of your links is made so most of the users will not notice them.
Our system does not over-write any existing affiliate links on your website unless you change that in your account settings. We do not require you to sign any exclusive contract neither, so you can work with your current partners as you did before. However, we can help manage your affiliate links for you. We can offer better rates because of our scale, along with consolidated reporting, accurate link creations, fast maintenance and one simple paycheck for you to cash.
There are different possibilities that make you eligible for earning a commission:
- One of your users clicks on a Yieldkit link and makes a purchase right away on the merchant´s website
- A cookie is stored on the user that clicked on a Yieldkit link for a certain period of time so when this person purchases something within that period, you will earn a commission
- When a visitor of your website clicks on a link to a merchant, and it is directed to a page for a specific product but the user buys something else at the merchant´s website
For most merchants, you receive commissions on any purchase a user makes if they arrived on the merchant’s site via your site. The duration of the cookies are usually 30 days. Please note, that if after using one of Yieldkit links, the user goes to another website with affiliate links and clicks on one of those links, the cookie will override ours. The last cookie is the one that is eligible for a commission.
Please contact us through email@example.com with a short description of the project you plan to develop with the API. This enables us to give you the best possible support. You can find your API key and API secret in your user account. Simply login, go to “Account“ and click the “API“ tab. For advanced use and configuration, please visit our Yieldkit Developer Center.
Yes. You can introduce new people to the Yieldkit system and earn yourself money. 10% of commissions we earn with the referred publisher in the first year will be paid to you. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are partnered with over 5000 content, coupon, and cashback publishers. We monetize their content by using text links and by placing native ads for programs on their pages, based on the program guidelines. Please find more info in our media kit.
If your program is available on any of our partner networks, we would be happy to promote it. Please add us on the respective network or send us an invite. If we have already been approved, we will import it on our end and it will be available to our publishers.
Segment and geo approval is done automatically based on the program T&Cs outlined in the network. Please make sure to mention the publisher segments allowed and countries targeted clearly in the network.
At YIELDKIT, we automatically import all offers, coupons and deals from the network platforms via the API. Please upload your offers on the platform, and they will be directly available to all our publishers.
To encourage publishers to promote the program more actively, we would suggest a commission increase that we can test for a few weeks. With an increase, our team will inform suitable publishers—based on program’s vertical and traffic guidelines—about the opportunity.
Since we do not work with banners, we cannot book placement opportunities. Additionally, our publishers decide which programs they want to promote, and we cannot push them in that regard.
Please set it up on the network platform, and we will import the new rates via the API.
We cannot estimate the increase in traffic. It varies with the type of advertiser, segment, and country; each case is quite specific
Please close the program on the network, and our publishers won’t be able to promote it anymore. We cannot pause programs on our side.
Once the program is paused on the old network, we will automatically import the status via the API. Please approve us for the program on the new network, and we will be happy to promote you there, if it is a partner network.
We recommend that the program be available on as many networks as possible since different publishers prefer to work through different ones. You might miss out on useful sites if you limit yourself to just one network.
While we understand the need for transparency, we do not provide publisher names since our business model is based exclusively on performance. It is in our common interest to choose the best publishers for each program. In the past, when we provided publisher URLs we observed that the advertisers and networks reached out to them directly. Instead, we could look into the possibility of creating you a login for our dashboard where you can monitor and adjust publisher segments, traffic channels, geos, and other parameters for your program.
As YIELDKIT works mainly with text links that are placed in the publishers' content, it is difficult for us to identify where exactly the links are placed. We do not use banners for the promotion, and many publishers promote programs with native ads that are rotated across their pages.
The domain r.srvtrck.com is the YIELDKIT tracking. When we receive a click, we check all the restrictions, and if everything is ok, the click continues. Please find more info about r.srvtrck.com here.
Since we work as a sub-affiliate network, we can only promote programs through networks we already work with. If the program is available on any of our partner networks, please add us to the program, and we will be happy to promote it. If the program is not available on any of our partner networks, we won't be able to promote it directly.
Please email us with the following information, and we will look into the possibility of integration.
- the commission model of your network (CPS/CPA/CPL/CPC/CPI)
- main verticals of the merchants from your network
- main countries
- number of affiliate programs that you have
- if you have an API with advertiser details and commissions
If your inquiry is not answered here, please email us at email@example.com. Please make sure to send the program id and the name of the network where it is available.