Just got an email from Adsense team that they are retiring AdSense Referrals. They will be replaced with Google Affiliate Network. This is a big blow to CJs of the world. Google’s affiliate network hasn’t been skinned/domained in Google way. Performics is hosted on connectcommerce.com (an ugly looking UI). This is evident how fast Goog wanted the product to be out for its Adwords and Adsense customers.
Adsense Referrals didn’t perform that well for our site, but that could be because “International Entertainment” hardly has any highly targeted advertisers. Hoping that GAN has a much bigger advertiser base.
Here is the email sent by Adsense team.