How To Create Accounts At Link Shortening Websites

Step By Step Instructions, With Pictures, Of How To Create Accounts At Popular Link Shortening Services Like Bit.ly, Adf.ly, Po.st, Adfoc.us, Coinurl, Tinyurl And Get Api Key.

Link shortening websites allow you to easily take long links, like affiliate links, and make them shorter. You could install your own link shortening script on your own web server i.e. AdTrackzGold or Link Supercharger. If you have the skills then this is an option for truncating and cloaking your long affiliate links. You could also purchase a monthly membership to paid link shortening services such as link trackr.

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There are pros and cons to using the above url link shortening and cloaking websites but if you are looking for a fast and simple solution using on online link shortening website has many benefits to anyone wanting to make money online with affiliate marketing:

  • Long Affiliate Link Suspicion. When the average internet user hovers their mouse over an affiliate link and sees a very long and complicated url they tend to get suspicious. By shortening your link it looks much more inviting to the person who may put a buck or two into your pocket.
  • Link ID Hijacking and Commission Theft. Lets say another affiliate marketer wants to purchase what you are promoting. If they are an affiliate for the same affiliate network they can just copy and paste your affiliate url, insert their own affiliate id, and get the commissions instead of you giving them an instant discount. Probably doesn't happen a lot but even once is two much.
  • Tracking Affiliate Link Clicks. Most of the link shortening services below provide tracking information inside your members area. You will be able to see how many people clicked your shortened link and what web page they came from that led them to your web page with the shortened affiliate. This is valuable information.

Here is a list of online link shortening websites and step by step instructions, with pictures, for how to join them as well as how to get their link shortening API key for use with the link shortening software built right into AffiliateSwitchblade. Some of these link shortening websites even pay you every time someone clicks on your shortened link.

  1. Bitly: how to join Bitly + get APIkey.
  2. Post: how to join Post + get APIkey.
  3. Adfly: how to join Adfly + get APIkey.
  4. Adfocus: how to join Adfocus + get APIkey.
  5. CoinUrl: how to join Coinurl + get APIkey.

AffiliateSwitchblade software makes it very fast and easy to quickly shorten and cloak unlimited urls via multiple link shortening services at the same time providing the seo benefit of link diversity for your affiliate campaigns and websites.
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