Affiliate marketing is one of the main source of income for many bloggers, and if you are a good affiliate marketer you can make some really good income from affiliate products.
If you want to make money with affiliate products you need to make sure that few basics things are in place like promoting products related to your niche, writing quality and genuine review for products, cloaking the affiliate links properly to make it look good etc.
What is Affiliate Link Cloaking Means?
Affiliate link cloaking is all about masking it to look pretty with your own domain name so that search engine bots can't figure out those links as affiliate links.
If you don't mask the links and post number of promotional links in a post, search engine like Google will consider it as a low quality post and will not rank higher in the search results.
So, in this post we will discuss about a few plugins to cloak affiliate links to make those pretty and clean. Also, it is important because the short links makes it really easy for you to remember as compered to ugly long promotional links.
WordPress Affiliate Link Cloaker Plugins
Pretty Link Lite
One of the most widely used WordPress plugins to manage promotional links, Pretty Link plugin helps you to create short links using your own domain name also helps you to track each and every hit on your URL and provides you detailed report.
This plugin comes in free as well as pro versions and the premium version brings in number of quality features like masking your links automatically to save a lot of time.
Simple Link Cloaker
Simple link cloaker is another useful plugin to manage affiliate links, we are using this plugin on SourceWP and it works perfectly.
It's a free and simple plugin which you can use to convert a long and ugly link into a good looking link with your own domain name. While converting the links you can either select 301 permanent redirection or 302 temporary redirection.
A custom made service to manage affiliate business, if you use affiliate marketing as your main source of income you must have a at the service provided by this team.
It's a affiliate management service who provides you easy option to manage your links and mask it to look pretty. They also have some add-ons to take your business to the next level.
Affiliate Link Cloaker
A simple plugin to cloak affiliate links, this plugin can create geo targeted cloaked affiliate links and these links can be placed into content manually or if a keyword/phrase is specified, links will be added into content automatically.
WooCommerce Cloak Affiliate Links
If you run an online store using WooCommerce plugin, you can mask the affiliate links using this simple WordPress plugin. You can set redirect for the links to either 301, 302 or 307 as per your requirement.
Hidden Affiliate Links
The name describes it nicely, this plugin is created to hide the affiliate links and make your site look clean. It can hide any link in your post as per your requirement and it can work as a link redirector plugin.
This plugin can also replace your defined keywords with your affiliate links to increase your revenue. It's a very simple plugin and you will get the details in the plugin page.
Simple URL is a very powerful plugin as far as the outbound links are concerned unlike the name of the plugin. It can manage your outbound links quite effectively by using custom post types and 301 redirects.
This is a very easy to use WordPress plugin, it adds a new custom post type in your WordPress admin panel where you can manage the URLs quite easily. It also stores click counts in the form of a custom field on that custom post type, so it scales really well.
Though affiliate link cloaking looks like an unnecessary additional time-consuming job, it's extremely important for your blog. If you ignore this step while promoting affiliate products on your blog, you may not get the exposure and position in the search engine it deserves.
So, can simply use any of the above-mentioned plugin to get this job done for you.
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