Hey guys, today, I, the owner of this tech blog i.e. Find Web Apps is presenting the review of ThirstyAffiliates. Today, almost every blogger use this plugin to cloak its affiliate links including and the reason of making my first affiliate sale was also this. So here we go with ThirstyAffiliates.
What is ThirstlyAffiliate
ThirstyAffiliates is a free & awesome plugin by WordPress. It is used by bloggers like me to cloak their affiliate links and make them look more attractive and professional for e.g. earlier, my HostGator Affiliate Link was http://secure.hostgator.com/~affiliat/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=divyansh but now it is http://www.findwebapp.com/go/hostgator/ and the second one, according to me looks more professional than the first one, isn’t it!
How to cloak URLs with ThirstyAffiliates
It is very and I mean verrry easy to cloak URLs , you just need to follow the steps below to do so:
- Firstly download ThirstyAffiliates from WordPress, click here to download
- Install this plugin to your admin panel
- As soon as you will activate it, this type of window will appear
- Select the prefix which you want to use like I am using the go prefix. The plugin comes with a list of prefixes like recommends, link, review, suggests and much more. It also comes with a option to add your own custom prefix
- Then click on the ‘Add New’ option from the Affiliate links section
- After click on ‘Add New’ option, this type of screen will appear. In the ‘Affiliate link name’ section, write the name of your link and in the ‘Destination URL’ section, paste your old affiliate URL as shown in the screenshot below
- After doing all this, click on the ‘Save link’ option in the upper left option of your page, the link is created!
How ThirstyAffiliates will help you
The main benefit of ThirstyAffiliates is that it will improve your affiliate sales and if you don’t believe me then read out the awesome features of this awesome freebie.
- Inbuilt affiliate link shortening/link cloaking (yourwebsite.com/recommends/your-affiliate-link)
- Commission protecting affiliate link 301 redirection
- Customizable link URL prefixes – dozens to choose from or use your own custom prefix
- Hierarchical link categorization to easily segment links
- Show category slugs in link URLs
- DoFollow/NoFollow options (global or per link)
- Open in new window options (global or per link)
- Full importing and exporting support via standard WordPress tools
- Full backup compatibility via standard WordPress backup solutions
- Using the link picker insert affiliate links as standard links, shortcodes (great for adding classes for link styling), or pre-linked images.
I hope you liked my review about ThirstyAffiliates and will download it soon.
Over to you.