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Link Cloaker for Affiliates

Description

The Link Cloaker for Affiliates plugin from AffiliateDefense takes your long, unclear affiliate links and displays simple, user friendly links that you specify. The plugin automatically changes the URL that is displayed while keeping your affiliate information intact. The plugin helps increase your click through rates and avoid commission theft.

Turns links that look like this:

http://www.tlqpvt.com/?affiliate_id=1343234&pub_id=12182736&ad_id=2321&sub_id=index

Into one that looks like this:

http://www.amazon.com/product-name

Increases Click Through Rates

Website visitors are often reluctant to click on affiliate links because they are typically long, unclear and don’t tell the users the actual URL destination. By cloaking your links, your visitors will see a clear, user friendly URL when they hover over an affiliate link.

Avoid Commission Theft

An uncloaked link is vulnerable to commission hijacking. Anyone can simply replace you affiliate id with their own when making a purchase and your commission will go to someone else. The Link Cloaker for Affiliates prevents commission hijacking so you keep all your earned commissions.

Note:

Your cloaked links are saved remotely to AffiliateDefense. This makes it easy to manage and sync your cloaked links from your WordPress admin panel or AffilateDefense. This also makes it easy to use the link cloaker on a non WordPress website and to restore your links at a later time.

Installation

Installation from WordPress Admin
1. Download the .zip plugin file to your computer.
Note: Don’t extract .zip file.
1. Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload
1. Click on Choose File
1. Select the premium_affiliate_link_cloaker.zip file
1. Click on Install Now
1. Click on Activate Plugin
1. Click on the Link Cloaking menu link

Manual Installation
1. Download the plugin to your computer.
1. Extract the the .zip file to get the premium_affiliate_link_cloaker folder.
1. Upload the premium_affiliate_link_cloaker folder into your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
1. Go to Plugins screen and find the Premium Affiliate Link Cloaker Plugin in the list.
1. Click on Activate Plugin.
1. Click on the Link Cloaking menu link

Contributors & Developers

“Link Cloaker for Affiliates” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

  • Initial release.