An affiliate emailed me the following question about a program run on an affiliate network:
I’d like you to send me a custom text link that I can modify as necessary — the html code in which I can plug in any web address and text.
The answer will depend on the affiliate network. Some affiliate networks have a special affiliate tool to help you create such custom links to merchants’ pages. With others, you will have to work without a tool. Below you can learn how to create custom links on 3 affiliate networks (LinkShare, ShareASale, and Commission Junction):
— LinkShare ——————————————————————————–
Go to Links > Deep Linking > select advertiser and URL to link to [see image below]
— ShareASale ——————————————————————————
Go to Get Links > Create a Custom Link to a Page > select merchant, destination URL, etc [see screenshot below]
— Commission Junction —————————————————————
While this network doesn’t have a “deep linking” tool available, there is a way to create custom links, and that can be done by appending a ?url= parameter to your affiliate URL [thanks for this tip, Kim!]. So go to Get Links > your advertiser > View Links > work with the available links.
If it doesn’t work with a regular link, try it with a product link instead. Sometimes it doesn’t work with the former, but does with the latter.
After Gary Marcoccia’s comment under this post, I decided to also add AvantLink to the list:
— AvantLink ——————————————————————————-
Go to Tools > Custom Link Tool [see image below]