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Many bloggers use affiliate links as one of their sources of income. As time passes it starts to become more difficult to keep tabs on all the affiliate links within your site.
Prevent that from happening by installing an affiliate link management plugin for WordPress. If you’re looking to use Amazon affiliate links on your WordPress site, you need to look at this in-depth tutorial.
I’ve gone ahead and done the hard work for you, researching the best plugins for you to implement.
Lasso is a full suite of affiliate marketing tools in one neat plugin. It helps you track and manage all your affiliates in one dashboard. Personalize your links through link cloaking, find out when likes are broken, fix products that are out of stock, and track how many clicks specific links receive.
To add to that, Lasso helps you increase conversions and revenue through personalized eye-catching product displays (as seen below and on their demo page) that are optimized to get clicks. Lasso comes with various layout options including CTA boxes, buttons, and grid layouts for your affiliate products.
The plugin also looks out for opportunities to earn more by sifting through your existing content and links and suggesting affiliate link placements. What’s great is that you can change any link into an affiliate one without going into each and every post. Turn keywords into affiliate links and use their Amazon integration to automatically update your product information every 24 hours.
Lasso costs $29/month or $289/year. That’s pretty reasonable considering the increased conversions it will help you achieve. If you’re still unsure, try it out with their 14-day free trial. Lasso is by far the leader when it comes to affiliate management plugins and tops our list!
Read through our full Lasso review to learn more about it.
Thirsty Affiliates empowers you to quickly and easily manage all of your affiliate sales efforts in WordPress.
Whether you’re running a large or small website, ThirstyAffiliates gives you back the control you desire to execute effective affiliate marketing campaigns.
If you’re having more than a few affiliate links on your site, save yourself some headaches further on and buy this plugin. It’s a solid plugin for any affiliate website.
Unlike other plugins that simply redirect URLs, ThirstyAffiliates gives you the control to create a link once, and reference it many times over. You can even import your links to other blogs so you only ever have to set it up once. Thirsty Affiliates is essential for those who have lots of links and multiple blogs.
Pretty Links is a plugin for WordPress that will enable you to shrink, cloak, track, organize, share and test all of your links on your own domain and server.
The plugin is more than a mere Affiliate Link Cloaker or URL shortener — it will revolutionize how you approach your business by allowing you to automate repetitive tasks, optimize your site with testing, see the results of your campaigns immediately, and virally spread your links — including all your Affiliate Links within minutes!
Pretty Links is proven, gets results, and has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.
I have a problem with my link checkers
1. i have some affiliate links
2. the vendors who are selling via the affilaites pull out
3. when this happens, the affiliate provider redirects the “old” vendors links to their main page.
4. basically, the offer has dissapeared and what is showing is the affiliate services main page
5. the link is still technically “live” not dead
Is there a plugin that tells me that the original link is being redirected to another page?
Pretty Link Lite is the best free affiliate link cloaking plugin for WordPress.
I like both Pretty Link and Thirsty Affiliates, they are both great plugins.
Looks like ThirstyAffiliates is now free?
No, Only the Link Cloaker is Free 🙁
The main Power of Thirsty Affiliates Plugin is it’s addon which is a bit pricey though
Nice collection Jean. I am going to use the thirty affiliate tool and clock my links. Thank you for sharing.
Awesome post Jean! I have been using the free version of thirsty affiliates but wanted to keep my options open before purchasing the add-ons. What plugin are you currently using for affiliate cloaking and management? I have only tried Thirsty so looking for advice, have about $100 budget and want the best value I can find.
Thanks 🙂 I’m still using Thirsty Affiliates and it does all I want 🙂
What do you think of WPTrafficTools?
Which One you will prefer for me I want URL redirects, URL shortener and Link Cloaker?
pretty link pro is my favourite for this
Hi Jean, How is Affiliate Link Manager Plugin? Any personal experience?
Pretty links or thirsty affiliates… which one would you recommend?
I only want to cloak and add nofollow to my links.
I use Thirsty Affiliates myself and would recommend it.
Man I really hope you are getting provisions from referring this nice plugins! Thank you so much you helped me a lot lot lot with this! I truly appreciate people making up their mind about what is needed and what is cool and give nice and honest reviews!
So thank you again – great blogging to all of you
Welcome Michael, glad you found it useful!
I got this site from my pal who told me on the topic of this site and now this time I am visiting this site and reading very informative posts
at this time.
Interesting on what you got there. I came across Pretty Link and thought of reading it more. Not to forget, the Thirsty Affiliates which looks extremely mouth watering haha!
Nonetheless, thanks for sharing and take care!
I use Thirsty Affiliates myself nowadays and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
Hi this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have
to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!
you forgot pretty links lite and pretty links pro 😉
Had overlooked that, thanks Chris!