One of the major advantages of using a pretty link is that if you need to change where the link is going you just need to change the URL in Pretty Link and you can keep the same pretty link wherever you’ve put it.
Everybody knows affiliate lings are ugly. An affiliate link looks like this:
The problem is that social media websites don’t like you using affiliate links. So how can you promote your affiliate company’s products on social media and also on your website?
There are ways to shortening a link and to make it pretty.
Enter ‘Pretty Link Lite’. A free plugin which you can install from your WordPress dashboard.
It’s very easy to install and to use. It is also very light, so your website doesn’t get heavy and slow.
Do you want to know how it works? Follow the steps to install and to use this plugin!
How to Install Pretty Link
- Go to WordPress Dashboard
- Click “Plugin” and then ‘Add New’
- Write in the research bar ‘PRETTY LINK LITE’
- Click ‘Install’
Pretty Link will install and you can see it in the WordPress Dashboard.
How to use Pretty Link
Go to WordPress Dashboard and click ‘Pretty Link’ and then ‘Add New Link’
In the box of ‘Target URL’ past your ugly affiliate link.
Now you have to name the Pretty Link. You should use just a short word, a single word with no spaces. In this case I chose ‘login’.
Click in ‘CREATE’ in the page end and you have your Pretty Link.
IMPORTANT: Pretty Link Lite uses the format ‘Post Name’. So it’s very important to ensure that your Permalinks show ‘Post Name’ as this is the format that Pretty Link Lite uses. Go to Dashboard/Settings/Permalinks and make sure that you have “Post Name’ selected.
There are so many advantages in using Pretty Link. Pretty Link allows you to centralize the organization of all the affiliate links on your website. If you have to change a specific link you have on several pages of your website, you can update all these links at the same time in the management area of Pretty Link.
Now you know how to install Pretty Link and how to replace all your website links for pretty links. Don’t forget that social media and SEO don’t like affiliate links. So you just have to replace all your affiliate links for Pretty Links.
Please let me know if you need some help and I will be glad to help you!