SkimLinks Review – High paying Affiliate Network

SkimLinks Review - High paying Affiliate Network

Recently I reviewed A Good Affiliate network “IntelliLinks“, which can convert Normal Links into referral links without giving any impression to the reader. Today, I am introducing another similar affiliate network – SkimLinks. It words in a similar way, but has many advantages. With all those advantages your earnings can go big, but remember to get targeted traffic to your blog.

Looking for more? Read this review to know more about this company.

It is an affiliate marketing founded by Alicia Navarro in 2008 with Co-Founder Joe Stepniewski. It is Relatively New Award Winning Company with accolades from Smarta100 (2010 Winner), New Media Age (2009), a4uAwards (2009), and Golden link awards (2010). They have a huge reputation due to their quality services and an advanced technology.



It is the easiest Affiliate marketing company having well over 18 thousand online merchants that publishers can link to and earn money by selling on their sites. The main important feature of Skimlinks is that, it convert normal merchant links into affiliate links when publishers click on them and it also identifies the product keyword and brand name and turn those into Referral links. In simple words, Publishers don’t have to join an affiliate network of each company. They can add links to their sites from Skimlinks huge list of merchants and it automatically becomes affiliated link. So, they have a very advanced system, right from the account approval to commission tracking. You will never complain about anything, but if you do, then they have a very good support system in place to help you.

Positive and Negative Points:-


  1. Combines all affiliate networks, so that publishers will have all affiliate links from one company and have one reporting system.
  2. No Wastage of time in converting product links into affiliates.
  3. Publishers can reach faster to the minimum amount as payments from each affiliate will be paid through Skimlinks.


  1. They take 25% of publishers commission with some merchants.
  2. JavaScript code provided by Skimlinks can increase the loading time on your website.
They pay their publishers on NET60 basis, which is totally understandable, because every merchant take a minimum of 60 days to clear your money after validation. So, you will have to wait for 60 minimum days to get your payment and the minimum payout threshold is $10.
They both are totally different from each other as Skimlinks is a good affiliate network, which will pay publishers the commission of the each merchant’s product sold, but Adsense on the other hand will pay publishers every time someone clicks on an advertisement. So, we cannot compare these networks with each other, but when we consider earnings, This affiliate company is very good at that, you can certainly call it a Good Adsense Alternative, because you can earn a very good amount if you target right products.
These both networks can be used together as a way to monetize your websites as Skimlinks ads will never look like Adsense advertisements. So Both can be used in conjunction with each other to Make Extra Money.

It is easy to sign up.You just have to fill in a one page application form with details of your website.Then Skimlinks will review your site within 3 days and you will know whether you will be approved or not. But remember, they will only accept, if you have a quality, professional looking website.

How to Implement JavaScript Code and Use Reporting Software?

JavaScript inserting into the template is easy as they will provide the proper guide to do so and Reporting Software is also very easy to use as Publishers can filter the Results by different date,Or by domain, Or by merchant criteria. The Final Report in the Reporting Software will be delayed by one day as it takes little time to check the commission.

So, that’s it for today. Now, it’s your turn to use SkimLinks and Give a true feedback via comments.

  1. I have used skimlinks for several years with only one major issue. However, since about a year ago they have stopped paying me my commissions altogether. I got in touch with them to address the issue and answered all the clarifications they requested, but about 5 months ago they stopped responding to emails altogether despite several email reminders I have sent. I have over $7.4K of unpaid outstanding commissions and it just feels like a huge ripoff! I think they have some of the worst support I’ve seen from any online service provider I use. Whenever I had an issue, they usually have no process on how to understand it or address it. Also, on more than one occasion a support personal gets in touch by email asking to arrange a phone call to discuss products and services and after scheduling a time, no calls comes, and no response to the email either! I’ll probably start seeking some legal advice soon to recoup my commissions.

    I have worked also with Viglinks in tandem on another part of my website, and they are much better about paying you in time, and responding to support requests and addressing it more coherently. However, their redirects are slow and I think that is a reason that turns customers away or haves them go to the target website on their own which means lost revenue.

    I have recently come across another website: prosperent. I haven’t tried them yet, but I have heard good things about it.

  2. Nice Blog Atinder, can you please help with some of the Indian websites who use the skimlinks or Viglinks feature in there website. Iam asking for a content & news based website which one would be preferable.

    Thanks & Regards

    1. Yes Sudheer You Can Use Skimlinks On Your Blog as Your Blog contains Movie Stuff then Skimword Feature of Skimlinks Might Work Well with Your Blog….So It’s Worth Giving a Try if Your Blog Has Good Genuine Traffic….

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