Managing Affiliate Links &
With Pretty Link Pro
Management of dozens of affiliate links can be a nightmare for any affiliate and a rather insane one for a blogger!
Between trouble remembering them, visitors stripping off the affiliate IDs, the links being scary, and having to always remember to embed them in our content… most of us wish that the links would just take care of themselves!
Now they can!
Just to recap….
In part 1 of this series, we looked at the trouble with affiliate links and why solutions are badly needed. I highlighted the need for three key elements: link organization, link cloaking and easy link embedding.
In part 2 of this series, we looked at some free WordPress plugins that can be a good jumping-off point for a new blogger. Unfortunately, none of these plugins independently delivered on all three goals.
Then, in part 3, I introduced you to Pretty Link Lite, a fantastic solution for any blogger with a number of attributes that make it useful. This plugin has great organization and offers redirects but no cloaking.
Now, I want to introduce you the a plugin that has been a gem in my toolbox.
Pretty Link Pro!
At the risk of sounding a little hypey… this plugin has been the backbone of my social media and affiliate marketing work for almost two years and has consistently been dependable.
This plugin makes me money!
The honest truth is that there are very few plugins that make me money. This plugin keeps track of my links, makes them memorable and consistently WORKS. (The other plugin I would put in this class is WPSubscribers.)
Pretty Link Pro is a premium upgrade to the free Pretty Link Lite that brings a ton of useful and powerful features that you’re going to love!
Let me take you behind the scenes of this plugin…
Pretty Link Pro Edition
The professional version of Pretty Link plugin brings many of the advanced management tools that a marketer needs to the table!
- Organize Links into Groups
- Automatically Replace Keywords In Your Post With Pretty Links
- Mask aka Cloak Links To Protect Your Affiliate Earnings
- Share a Pretty Link of your post, to your twitter account, automatically on Publish
- More & Improved Social Media Share Buttons on the Pretty Bar
- Configure the PrettyBar to mirror the look and feel of your website
- Setup Pretty Links as Tracking Pixels and track impressions
- Keep users on your site even when being redirected by using the PrettyBar which stays at the top of the page
- PLUS Everything else that Pretty Link Lite does including track clicks!
Because I speak so highly of it, I often get asked where I might fault this plugin. The answer to that is two-fold.
First off, the sales page is weak! Seriously, go have a look! It’s alright, you can poke around but you won’t really understand what a work horse this little plugin is! So you’re going to have to trust me on this one.
Second, this plugin still does not YET have a good in-post editor menu to easily hard-code in your links. Other plugins in the class actually do a respectable job here but PLP is a bit behind.
Fortunately, I’ve been talking with Blair & Paul, the gents behind this plugin (you know I’m often actively involved in the plugins I depend on!) and there is some big upgrades for this plugin currently being coded now… including a solution for in-post work. I’m delighted!
Even without the in post editor box, this plugin is really great (and I just open the PLP link list in another browser tab to get what I need). PLP is still head and shoulders above the competition.
Plus, it’s built by guys who have done a lot for the WordPress GPL community and have a number of fully GPL free plugins they have given to the community to help everyone. These are the kinda folks I love to support and I know you do too.
There’s not too many plugins that I “bet the house on” but this one I will!
Thoughts? Comments? Leave your questions below, I look forward to answering them!
Go check out Pretty Link Pro!
~ Kim ~
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