Booking.com Text2Links

Description

Links as they should be

Text2link is the Booking.com WordPress plugin that makes it easy for you to increase bookings – automatically replacing destination names with Booking.com affiliate deep-links.
This replaces the old method, whereby you could only use the Links tool. More than 100 of the top dest.
The plugin automatically finds destination names in your content and replaces them with deep-links to the equivalent landing pages on Booking.com.

Smart linking

To avoid repetitions, only the first of more identical destination names in the same paragraph becomes a deep-link. For example, see the below:
“Rome (Italian: Roma), the Eternal City, is the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio region. Rome, as a millennium-long centre of power, culture (having been the cradle of one of the globe’s greatest civilisations ever) and religion, has exerted a huge influence over the world in its roughly 2800 years of existence.” Via Wikitravel
In this example, only the first “Rome” will deep-link to the Booking.com landing page for Rome, avoiding your website appearing spammy.
Text2Link automatically finds and replaces destination names in all your published content. You don’t have to do anything, even your existing content will be scanned.
If you want to exclude a specific page or post, you can do so in the plugin settings.

Features

  • Old content: Text2links works even for old content.
  • All generated links have nofollow attribute
  • Exclude pages and posts : use page / post unique id to not apply Text2Links to selected pages ( ID appear in the last part of the link hovering over the mouse over the title of post / page inside the dashboard )
  • Maximum links: you decide how many links are generated in the page
  • Tooltip: enable tooltip function to give more appeal to your links
  • Settings: check list of destinations’ keyword
  • Support: You can always contact your Strategic Partnership Technical Team for technical support
  • Earn more: Join our Booking.com Affiliate Partner Programme

Screenshots

  • Plugin settings panel can be found under Settings

Installation

First installation: local download

  1. Download the zip file from this page
  2. Login to your WordPress dashboard
  3. Go to Plugins >> Add New, under Install Plugins title click on Upload and use the browse button to search the .zip file you have downloaded at point 1.
  4. Once activated you can start using the searchbox in the Appearance >> Widget section
  5. Use the settings page to customise the searchbox if needed.

First installation: download from WordPress repository directly

  1. Go to Plugins >> Add New
  2. Type Booking.com or Text2Links into the Search Plugins field
  3. Download Text2Link plugin

Subsequent upgrades

  1. Just upgrade using the plug-in panel

FAQ

What’s the Affiliate Programme and how can I join?

Joining the Booking.com Affiliate Program you could earn commissions on any reservation made through the deep-links created by this plugin. Please check this page to read more about it!

Can I use the plugin even if I’m not an affiliate yet?

Yes, it’s possible. You don’t need to be an Affiliate Partner to implement the plugin, but you could start earning commissions today becoming our Partner. Sign-up now.

Can I exclude keyword replacement for specific post / pages ?

Yes, it’s possible. You can exclude it ( them ) using the post and / or post ID ( ID is the number displayed hovering over the mouse over the title of post / page inside the dashboard ).

Can I limit number of maximum links in the page ?

Yes, you can limit the number of links generated using the “Maximum Links Per Page” field in the plugin settings’ page.

Does the destination keywords available in all languages ?

Not for the moment, but we cover most of them: basically all Western Latin character sets.

Reviews

Great idea, needs improvement

The plugin is easy to configure and works well. Unfortunately, however, it uses a preset list of cities from all over the world that doesn’t make much sense for a blog that is about one particular country or region. [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ]

The plugin would be perfect if you could add your own choice of cities that are relevant to the particular blog (e.g. as exported from the booking.com website or just a comma-separated list, and the plugin tries if there is a corresponding landing page on booking.com).

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Contributors & Developers

“Booking.com Text2Links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3

  • Release April 2016
  • Fixed affiliate ID field in settings cannot get 7 digits number

1.2

  • Release March 2016
  • fix : search and replace undefined variables

1.1

  • Release March 2016
  • fix : “preg_match_all() expects at least 3 parameters” issue
  • fix : content not showing ( i.e.: bullet points )

1.0

  • First release