Using a dedicated affiliate link plugin like ThirstyAffiliates allows you to keep all your affiliate links in one central location: your WordPress dashboard, right where you need them.
Before, The majority of bloggers & newbie affiliate marketers are unable to make huge with Affiliate marketing due to lack of optimization. The optimization of an affiliate link is easy when you are using the right tool.
ThirstyAffiliates Best solution for link management
The Thirstyaffiliate plugin is free & you can download it from WordPress plugin repo here. This Affiliate link management plugin comes equipped with features to increase your affiliate sales. Along with that, there are many advanced feature that is also available, which I have mentioned below. In this post I’m reviewing this plugin & will also share some of the useful addons which are available.
Go to Affiliate links> settings & start configuring the plugin. You can copy the settings as shown in below image:
Once you have configured the general settings, click on Save all changes.
How to Add new affiliate link:
The plugin offers two ways to add the affiliate links. You can either go to Affiliate links> Add new & cloak your affiliate link. Here is a screenshot for the same:
The second method which is adding affiliate links from the post editor section is more convenient & easy. Go to add new post & there you will have an icon to either search and add an existing cloaked affiliate link or you can cloak a new link.
How to Insert image banner for more affiliate sales: Extra feature
This is one feature which will make you ditch any other free Affiliate link Cloaker plugin you are using. We all know at times, good images gives better CTR. Using ThirstyAffiliates, you can also add an image instead of a normal hyperlink. When you are cloaking a new link (See the add new affiliate link image above), you will also get an option to add image.
Next time you can add a link as a hyperlink or as an image. I’m sure smart bloggers can imagine how effective a good banner ad would be for their affiliate sales.
After using this plugin, I feel so sorry that I was using any other plugin for so long. Since this offers features which can easily increase affiliate sales. Anyways, it’s better late than never.
Apart from above features, this plugin also supports shortcodes. I haven’t used this feature in detail, so can’t comment much on it. For now, let’s have a look at some of the notable add-ons available for this plugin. Get at least few of the add-ons especially if you are using Amazon affiliate program or any hosting affiliateprogram where you need to direct users to special landing page based on their location.
ThirstyAffiliate Addons: Make more out of Affiliate Marketing
At the time of writing this review post, they have about 6 add-ons that you can buy in a bundle or separately. I’m sharing information about few of those add-ons which made me switch my existing WordPress affiliate plugin to this one.
CSV Importer addon:
This one you may or may not need but for me it’s essential. Since I was using Gocodes plugin which is now gone, moving all my affiliate links from old plugin to new was a big task. With CSV importer, moving all my 200+ links was easy & within minutes I moved away from my existing affiliate plugin to ThirstyAffiliates.
ThirstyAffiliates Geolocation Add-on
This one is need of the time as all popular web-hosting companies including Bluehost& Hostgator now redirect users to country-specific URL. Because of this, many of us miss out on sales & we can’t do much about it. If you are using Bluehost Affiliate program, I’m sure you must have noticed that a user clicking the link from India is redirected to Indian Bluehost site. With Geolocation add-on, the plugin will detect the user location & redirect them to specific site of your choice. This is pretty useful for Amazon affiliates as well.
Amazon Addon: WordPress Amazon affiliate plugin
This one is my favorite as this would ensure I earn more from Amazon affiliate program. Do you know when you add an Amazon affiliate link fro U.S. store & users go to U.K. or Indian store, you don’t get the affiliate commission? With Azon addon, you can import amazon affiliate link from WordPress dashboard & it supports all major Amazon store.
With the combination of Geolocation addon, your reader would be redirected to the store based on his country location. In short it makes it easy for you to add Amazon affiliate links & also to make more money from Amazon affiliate program. Also, look at EasyAzon4 plugin for dedicated Amazon WordPress plugin.
There are more add-ons that are useful like Stats, Google Analytics integration & Auto-linker.