When it comes to cloaking your affiliate link by shortening the URL and tracking hits on your link, who knows it better than the Pretty Link plugin! Pretty Link Pro is advanced version of the popular WordPress plug-in Pretty Link. It is a ‘mature’ plug-in that has been around since 2008 and without a doubt the most favorite plugin for WordPress affiliate websites.
Pretty Link Pro comes with 2 licensing options – “Blogger Edition” and “Developer Edition”; one of the main differences being that you can use Pretty Link Pro “Developer Edition” on unlimited number of WordPress websites. Both editions include 1 year of support and lifetime updates.
Why Pretty Link Pro
The “Pro” version offers numerous options of link cloaking, shortening, sharing, etc. It is not just an affiliate cloaking plug-in, but totally automation on daily task that usually takes a lot of time and there are many possibilities that you can make a mistake. The long history of this plug-in has shown proven results and excellent support.
From SEO Point of View
Being realistic, Google has always down-rated affiliate websites, outbound links to 3rd party websites, and long tail affiliate links. Here Pretty Link Pro comes to your side assisting you to achieve higher rankings with just few clicks.
From Business Perspective
It is a fact that many people don’t want to buy or click links in affiliate/review related websites. Cloaking links is a good way to maximize ROI on your affiliate articles. On the other hand, automation process saves a lot of time regarding cloaking, shortening and one of the best features, tracking links.
Features and Options
Some of the most notable features are related to redirections and cloaking:
- Permanent (301) Redirection
- Cloaked Redirection
- Pretty Bar Redirection
- Meta Refresh Redirection (personally would never use this one)
- Tracking Pixel Redirection
Nowadays automation is one of the most important factors that will assist you to achieve success with your on-line business and affiliate website. Here is why Pretty Link Pro is the right choice for you:
- Keyword Replacement
- URL Replacement
- Automatically Create Links for Pages & Posts
- URL Replacement
- URL Rotations
- Import Links
- Export Links
- Split Testing
Pretty Link Pro is the most popular and highly recommended plug-in for WordPress based affiliate websites. I would rather go with the “Developer Edition” of Pretty Link Pro.