Track Affiliate Sales With The Pretty Link Plugin

It’s very hard to make a plan for promoting any product unless you know what your audience wants to buy. One way to do that is to track your clicks and sales of affiliate offers. Don’t get upset if you have a few ads that don’t work just make sure you don’t use that angle or verbage in any of your other promotions.

There’s an old Japanese proverb that says it better than me…

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

Let’s begin the training today about Pretty Links…

Pretty links is a WordPress plugin, it allows you to shorten links and and track where your sales are coming from. It’s easily accessible because it's right in the back office of your WordPress site. It works really well, it lets you pick what you want the pretty link to look like.

For example…

If you have a certain affiliate product that you want to promote. You can put the first 4 letters of the name of the product you're promoting and then you can put em1 em2 em3 you know depending on how many emails you send out.

Or fb1 fb2 fp3 that way you get an idea of which audiences are are working the best for that certain product or which ad campaign is working the best.

Pretty link is very simple to use and it’s a free plug-in. To set it up just go to the back office of your wordpress site and go to plugins and search for pretty links. Then install the plug in. Make sure you have changed your permalink Common Settings in Settings -> Permalinks away from “Default” to something else.

I prefer using custom and then “/%year%/%month%/%postname%/” for the simplest possible URL slugs with the best performance.

Next get your affiliate link that you're going to promote and put it in the pretty link plugin. You can choose the words or the letters that you want at the end of the your url. For instance, say you're getting ready to promote a product and you get your affiliate link from Warrior Plus or JVZoo. You can put the link in the back of your website where the plug-in is, it gives you a spot where you can use your own information.

For example…

Say you you're promoting a plr product.

You can have at the end there where the plug in allows you to put your information plrFB1. That's indicates the first Facebook post for that affiliate product campaign.This tracking enables you to know which campaigns are getting the most activity. Then you can make more posts or emails like the ones that are getting the most traffic or the most successful.

This is a free plugin, there’s also a paid version. The free version does what you need it to do so I’d use that because it works well…

I hope this helps you in your affiliate business and refer back to our quote if you get discouraged…

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

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Dave Fin

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My name is Dave and I am an internet and affiliate marketer, SEO expert providing the latest product reviews, tools and training to help others improve their own online marketing presence.