Detailed Information of Japanese A.S.P.: LinkShare
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LinkShare Information LinkShare Information
LinkShare Japanese A.S.P. founded by US LinkShare and Japanese top trading company "Mitsui&Co.,ltd.". Major national EC merchants, such as Dell and Sony, participate in LinkShare. LinkShare provides detailed reporting system, and many affiliate events. Storefront and LinkBuilder are unique tools for Japanese Affiliaters.
Basic Data
NAME: LinkShare
Company: LinkShare Japan K.K.
Payment: Japanese Yen
Minimum: from 1 yen
Age Limit: none
Reward: 500yen/webpage
Examination: YES (with EC merchants)

(10/15 =67%)


(14/15 =93%)


(8/10 =80%)


(9/10 =90%)


(41/50 =82%)

LinkShare Advertisement Evaluation LinkShare Advertisement Evaluation
Number of Offer:

About 150 EC merchants participate in LinkShare. Many EC merchants use only LinkShare such as Dell, Apple,

Banner Type:

LinkShare provides most size of benners and text links. It also provides storefront and direct links to items.

EC merchants:
As you can see there are only major companies participate in LinkShare, only selected EC sites are able to use LinkShare.

ASP reward:
When affiliates introduce LinkShare to other site owners, LinkShare pays 500yen per new site.

There is examination by LinkShare after the registration. Also, individual EC merchants check the affiliates (some are very restricted).

Reporting system is well provided, but since many EC merchants send out their banner and item images from their own servers, some are slow.

Advertisement: ||
Since LinkShare select top EC merchants, the number of EC offers is lower comparing to other Japanese A.S.P.. On the other hand, since LinkShare holds many unique EC merchants and variety of affiliate links, both biginner and master of Affiliate programs can receive benefit from it.

LinkShare Reliablity Evaluation LinkShare Reliability Evaluation
Year in Business:
LinkShare stared its service from March, 2001. In the U.S., LinkShare started from 1996.

Number of Affiliate:
In June, 2005, more than 100,000 webpages participate in LinkShare. The number is increasing rapidly.

LinkShare provides good support. LinkShare's help page contains key word serch sysytem.

Company Profile:
LinkShare is operated by LinkShare Japan K.K., which was founded by US LinkShare and Mitsui Co, Ltd.

LinkShare provides explanation page for affiliates and EC merchants, and also updates its blog. Cost is not printed online.

LinkShare adopts 128Bit SSL security, and also prints its privacy statement online.

Reliability: ||
As might be expected of the largest A.S.P. in the world, LinkShare provides good security and privacy policy for affiliates. The number of both affiliates and EC merchants are increasing. LinkShare's reliability is one of the top in Japanese Affiliate market.

LinkShare Payment Evaluation LinkShare Payment Evaluation
Minimum Payment:
LinkShare is the only ASP that sets no minimum payment line, thus even if affiliate gets only 1 yen commission, s/he'll be get paid.

When to be Paid:
LinkShare pays the commission in 70-days cycle from the end of sales month.. i.e.) Commission in January will be paid on April 10th.

Payment Type:
LinkShare transfers the commission to affiliates' bank account. LinkShare bears the transfer fee.

Reporting System:
LinkShare provides substantial reporting system. Affiliates can refer merchant report, order report, area report, etc.

LinkShare holds many event on&off-line, such as template contest, trading fair, affiliate seminar, etc.

Payment: |
LinkShare pays commission from 1yen, which became a sensational news in Japanese affiliate market. Since LinkShare holds many well-known EC merchats, approval time for commission takes little time, but zero fee for affiliates offset that point. Most Japanese affiliate events are held by LinkShare.

LinkShare Popularity Evaluation LinkShare Popularity Evaluation
User's Evaluation: |
=> [LinkShare Vote](in Japanese)

===User's Voice===
"There are many well-known companies participate in LinkShare. I think LinkShare is the most advanced A.S.P. in Japan."
"Item links are much easier to make comparing to other Japanese A.S.P.. It is also good that there are big brand EC merchants in LinkShare."
"I'm glad that LinkShare holds many affiliate events such as seminar and contest. Other A.S.P. should learn from LinkShare."

Popularity: |
Affiliate voted high on LinkShare for having many big names, substantial affiliate links and event, and its easy-to-use system. It's also rare that no one has put negative vote or comment on LinkShare.

LinkShare Total Evaluation LinkShare Total Evaluation
Advertisement: || (10/15 = 67%)
Reliability: || (14/15 = 93%)
Payment: | (8/10 = 80%)
Popularity: | (9/10 = 90%)

Total Evaluation: |||||
| i41/50 = 82%j

LinkShare has many well-known EC merchants, and substantial affiliate links such as direct item link and storefront. LinkShare holds many affiliate events in Japanese affiliate market, which highly valued by Japanese affiliates. Its minimum payment "1yen" also contributed to its high evaluation.

LinkShare Registration LinkShare Registration
1. Access to [LinkShare Registration] page. (all in Japanese)
2. Read the instruction, and input personal data.
3. Final check the input data, and send them.
4. Receive registration newsletter.

[EC merchants]
1. Access to [LinkShare merchant site]
2. Read the detail, and input the online-form.
3. LinkShare will contact you.


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Online: 2005/05/31
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