Affiliate Links Management – WordPress Plugin for Link Cloaking (Advertising)
Monetize your blog with this simple affiliate links management. Using this tool, you can turn your ugly affiliate URL like the following:
Into this pretty URL:
And your readers will still use your affiliate URL behind the scenes. Pretty cool, right? There are also a few more advantages to using this tool to cloak your affiliate links, such as:
Ease of management
By centralizing your affiliate links management in one location, you can create one and use it all over your blog. If you need to change a link’s URL or any of its attribute, you can do it once and the change will affect all over your blog.
Prevents leaking PageRank to advertisers
By adding the ‘nofollow’ attribute, you can instruct search engines that the link should not influence the ranking of the merchant in the search engine’s index. And you only need to set it once.
It’s a consumer-friendly practice
You can craft the link to anything that attracts your readers into clicking it. For example, you can add the merchant’s name into the URL as the cue for your readers as to where it will take them.
To protect against commission hijacking
By cloaking your affiliate links, you can prevent other people from switching out your affiliate ID with theirs.
If activated, you can incorporate Google Analytics to track the redirection page. You will be able to see how many times a link is clicked in a given time and also the country where your readers are from.
Auto linking to keywords
You can set some keywords for each link and the plugin will change those words into your affiliate links automatically. You can set this auto linking for your content or comments (or both).
Features at a glance:
- Link cloaking
- HTTP redirection code can be set to 301, 302, or 307
- Nofollow and Noindex cue for search engines
- Link categories
- Easy modal popup to generate shortcodes
- Editable base URL. You can set it to ‘get’, ‘go’, ‘out’, ‘recommends’ or any text you like.
- Keywords auto linking
- Impressions vs clicks with click rate for each link is visible on the edit page
- Incorporate with Google Analytics for click tracking
2017-06-16 - ver 1.0 - Initial release