Using Affiliate Link Cloakers to Get the Most Out of Affiliate Links
I remember when I first set up an Affiliate Program and I was so excited in anticipation of the money rolling in. My Affiliate link was plastered all over the Internet. Suffice to say, my anticipation quickly turned to disappointment as the conversions only trickled in slowly. Because I am the type of person who wants to get to the root of a problem as quickly as possible, I immediately went online in search of the answers to my questions. What I found out is that there are several reasons that posting a raw Affiliate link can result in diminished returns. Luckily, link cloakers are available. Understanding and using cloaking software helped my business turn in a positive direction.
Why use link cloaking software?
For some very strange reason, a few searchers on the Internet will not click on an Affiliate Link or they will remove Affiliate ID numbers. There are many possible explanations for this behavior, such as, some people are wary of extremely long Web addresses, but the bottom-line is that cloaking a URL will result in higher click-through rates. Keep in mind that your raw Affiliate link also contains personal information about yourself and there are unscrupulous people who will use your Affiliate ID for nefarious purposes. Link cloaking will keep you safe from ID hijacking and it will increase the number of hits your Web site will receive.
Where to find cloaking software
There are many link cloaking software programs available online. Some are free and a few charge a small fee. It is important to perform thorough research to avoid paying for something that may be available at no cost. Be sure to figure out exactly what you will need to get out of your cloaking program in order to determine which application serves you exact purpose. Good software will be very easy to use.
Link cloaking definitely saved my business - who knows how much money I lost due to people stealing, chopping or avoiding my Affiliate links? The little things in business make a big difference, so ensuring that your links are performing as productively as possible will produce more conversions. There is no reason not to take the simple step of improving the look and security of your links.