The affiliate tools I actually use

Find out the online tools an experienced affiliate manager like me uses to recruit, nurture and grow every affiliate program I manage.

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Affiliate E-mails

Newsletters and general communications
Convert Kit


Create landing pages and email sign up forms for recruitment. Supported with all the email marketing tools you need for affiliates.

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Mail Chimp

Network communication is limited, so you need a third-party tool. Segment and personalise all your affiliate communications in a single place.

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Bee Pro

Easily create email templates with a drag and drop function. Export as HTML and upload into the network or your CRM tool for better looking affiliate newsletters.

Affiliate Design

No need for expensive graphic designers
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No need for a graphic designer. Canva has a wealth of elements and templates to create great looking affiliate banners or email assets.

Pic Monkey


Similar to Canva, this is an online platform that takes the hard work and expense out of creating affiliate banners and email creatives.

Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer

A cheaper alternative to Photoshop that has a lot of the same functionality. Perfect for those whose design skills are less beginner.

Affiliate Reporting

Perfect for weekly reports or more in-depth data mining


The affiliate dashboard I use for my client reporting. Showcases all my network data in a weekly dashboard or individual reports for presentations.


Ad tracking platform for independently managing affiliate marketing. Tons of features to reduce fraud and optimise any ads you are running.

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Partnered with 111 affiliate networks and gathers all your data to show it a single dashboard for all reporting. Easily find and digest the metrics that matter.

Affiliate Recruitment

Find and onboard the very best partners
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Ahrefs lets you enter your competitors URL and get a list of sites sending them traffic. Search for affiliate URLs to recruit their partners or sign up the biggest traffic drivers regardless.


Like with Ahrefs, these are primarily SEO tools that can be used in the affiliate channel to find and recruit new partners. Using with two different channels makes it much more cost-effective.

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Media Rails

Now part of the Impact network portfolio, it can still be used as a standalone tool. With robust CRM tools, it also has an extensive recruitment feature for searching social profiles and website keywords.

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Spyfu gives you the chance to find the traffic that is driving clicks to topics or keywords in your niche. Those with high monthly kicks and creating relevant content would make ideal affiliates.


Buzzsumo allows you to see which content has the most social engagement. Finding sites that have an engaged social audience and that cover topics in your niche sounds like prime affiliates to recruit.

Publisher Discovery

Discover your competitor’s affiliates and easily recruit them with Publisher Discovery. In addition, get affiliate insights while browsing sites with their brand new Chrome extension.

Affiliate Compliance

Tools for policing the affiliate channel
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Brand Verity

Monitor affiliate PPC keywords to make sure that partners aren’t bidding and breaking program t&c’s. A notable issue outside of office hours.

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The Search Monitor

Keep track of the discounts affiliates are promoting to ensure they are assigned to them. A particular problem with customer email offers.

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Find affiliate domains that are similar or have misspellings and are redirecting to the real site after dropping an affiliate cookie.

Affiliate Product Feeds

Optimising your product feeds for all marketplaces and channels
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Lengow helps online retailers find the right marketing channels to scale, optimize and automate all online activity

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They have engineered the world’s most powerful shopping feed platform for multiple marketplace listings.

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Channel Advisor

Since 2001, ChannelAdvisor has helped global brands solve their product feed requirements.