In a statement on the Google Affiliate Network blog, J.J. Hirschle – Head of Google Affiliate Network – announced that Google is retiring their Affiliate Network in the coming months to focus on other products. You can read the official statement here. Other than that statement no more details are currently available.
Several Google Affiliate Network merchants already sent out messages announcing the news including their “shutdown action plan”. According to Kristine Ritchie – Affiliate Program Manager of Gallery Collection – the shut down may happen sometime in July, but she is still waiting for more defined timing from their Google Affiliate Network representatives.
With Google Affiliate Network being one of the networks we support we’re affected as well. We’ll send follow up communication as more details become available in the next coming days/weeks.