Imagine you have joined an affiliate program and inserted affiliate links to all your campaigns and blog posts. But suddenly after few months, you get a mail that the affiliate link has changed, paused or even stopped.
Then you need to update all the WordPress affiliate links in all of your campaigns and blog post. It will be very difficult for you to update all affiliate links.
In fact, Affiliate marketing is one of the great ways to monetize your blog but managing them is a tedious process. Cloak affiliate links and you can easily manage all your links on your blog.
You can keep all your affiliate links, organize them into categories, and manage them. Using Thirsty Affiliates, you can cloak affiliate links into categories and sub-categories on your WordPress blog.
It allows you to easily search for an affiliate link and quickly insert links to posts and pages. When you make any changes in the links then all the post and pages will automatically update with new links.
Affiliate links look like this:
After cloaking the above URLs, the affiliate links look like into:
Visit ThirstyAffiliates website and purchase the plugin while choosing a subscription plan. Professional package of the plugin will help you to increase your affiliate income by multifold.
After purchasing, you need to install and activate the plugin on your WordPress blog. Once you have activated ThirstyAffiliates plugin and add-ons, it will add a new Thirsty Affiliates menu-item in your WordPress admin sidebar.
Go to plugin’s settings page located under Affiliate Links » Settings.
On the settings page, you can choose a Link Prefix which will be used in your cloaked link. The plugin comes with different Prefix like recommends, link, review, suggest, etc.
You can choose anyone which you desire and use it in your links. The second option is to show link category in the URL after the link prefix.
The third option is the “Disable ‘uncategorized’ category on save”. ThirstyAffiliates will add an “Uncategorized” category to apply to non-categorised links during saving. If you disable this, it allows you to have some links with categories in the URL.
The fourth option is the Link Redirect Type 301Permanent, 302 Temporary, 307 Temporary. ThirstyAffiliates will use to redirect the user to your affiliate link.
Check the “Use no follow on links” on the settings page to add “no follow” attribute to your affiliate links. You can check this box and add no follow to all your affiliate links so that Google bot will not follow your affiliate links.
Next option is to open affiliate links in a new window and I suggest you check this too.
There are many other options available on the settings page which are not so important for time being. Finally, click save changes and you are done use thirsty affiliates.
You can add affiliate links to your blog by using ThirstyAffiliates WordPress affiliate plugin. Just go to Add New sub-menu to Affiliate Links.
Link Name: Link Name will be used in the cloaked URL and must be easy to remember for you. My view is to give it the product name and in the “Destination URL” paste your affiliate link.
Finally, you can attach images to your affiliate links in Thirsty Affiliates.
Autolink Keywords feature is also available as an add-on WordPress plugin and comes with ThirstyAffiliates when you buy the professional package.
It allows you to add a set of keywords which will be automatically linked to this particular affiliate link. It will save a huge amount of time as you don’t have to worry about adding links manually.
If you mention the word Bluehost, AWeber, they will be linked automatically. You can also create link categories when adding a new link or you can add new categories manually.
You can also create link categories when adding a new link or you can add new categories manually.
You can cloak affiliate links manually in your WordPress posts and pages using ThirstyAffiliate. It adds a shortcut button to WordPress visual post editor.
When you clicking on the ThirstyAffiliate button, it will open link search in a pop-up. Select the link from the list of links or search for a link and then insert the plain link, a shortcode, or an image link.
You can add links via ThirstyAffiliates plugins into post and pages which make it really simple to add, edit, or delete an affiliate link.
Furthermore, it will also show you the number of clicks for each link broken down into daily, weekly and monthly clicks.
The statistics add-on for ThirstyAffiliates also lets you analyze all your affiliate link activity on the statistics page. You can take a decision based on which link categories are performing better and which links are getting more clicks.
In addition, you can also track which links are getting fewer clicks and more sign-ups. It helps you to analyze links and then improve your content strategy to maximize your earning potential.
You can comment below to know more and also share your views on how to cloak affiliate links. I hope this post will you to fix the issue related to managing WordPress affiliate links.
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Published on: Aug 23, 2017