How to get more income with an affiliate program in WordPress

Whether you were in the previous WordCamp Santander 2016 and want to review what we saw, as if you could not go and want to learn how to get more income by implementing an affiliate program in WordPress this is for you.

Here is the video of my presentation "Do you want to earn more money with your eCommerce? Share your winnings! "

And also the slides of the presentation, in case you prefer to go deeper into it.

In both cases, in addition to the principles of any affiliate marketing program, I explain how to use the wonderful plugin AffiliateWP the best to implement an affiliate system easily in WordPress .

If you have any questions I will try to clarify it in the comments.

How to create an affiliate marketing program in WordPress

There is no better way to increase profits in an eCommerce than to create an affiliate program and in WordPress it's really simple.

The following presentation is my presentation in WordCamp Santander 2016, in which I explained tips on how to create an affiliate marketing program how to make it grow, and what tools to use to make it successful.

Automatic links in WordPress

There are many reasons why you may need to link words or phrases to URLs . Whether to position keywords, or to sell affiliate links, I'm sure you've thought about it more than once.

Of course, you can do it manually, and each time you use a word or phrase, add a link to your URL. Affiliated, or to the destination site, but would not it be better to automate this task? .

Let's see, as always, a couple of simple ways to do it …

1. Automatic links with plugin

There is a wonderful plugin which I admit I use in most of the WordPress that I have. It is called SEO Smart Links and, in addition to providing self-links to its own content, automatically, which I never recommend, has a special section on the settings page, called " custom keywords ] "Where you can make every time that a specific word or phrase appears in the text of your posts, it is auto-linked to the URL that you tell it.

The format would be something like this:

And you can add as many lines as you like.

Here are some boxes where you define how many words (or phrases) linked there will be per entry (default 3), how many times is it linked to one URL per entry (default 1) and how many times is it linked To the same keyword (also by default 1).

To finish you can choose if the link will be "nofollow" or if it will open in a new window.

It works of coña , configure it and run.

2. Automatic links with code

And, as always, you can also do it without installing plugin simply by adding a small piece of code to your function plugin or, if you prefer, to file functions.php of your active theme.

The code will look something like this:

As explained in the same code you just have to make your list of words (or phrases) and what will be replaced. In fact, this code can be used to replace any text with another one or, in this case, texts by a complete HTML, which includes link, linked word, " title " or even if it opens in a new window, that you want, is a chain of pure and simple substitution, that you can adapt to your needs .

Which method is better?

Sincerely I think the SEO plugin is more complete Smart links because it allows to define an important parameter, and is how many times the auto-link will be made, something that you can not do with the code. And it's important because imagine an entry where you use 7 or 8 times the word " wordpress " – as is my case in this blog – and, as you can guess, the code will not discriminate and all the times will appear auto-linked . However, with the plugin you can limit this operation, and not overwhelm with too many links that, by the way, could even be harmful to your SEO.

In short, the option of do this trick with code it would be ideal only for very concrete phrases trying not to use it with words that you use very often.

Anyway, you decide, by options that it is not.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Geazen, things well done in an affiliation plugin

I do not usually use affiliate plugins . Well, the truth is that I have never used them, just to try them, but when things are well done, we must recognize that it is not always the case.

Geazen Plugin is a development of the Spanish affiliation company Geazen who has chosen to make life easier for bloggers, and specifically for those of us who use WordPress, since this is the platform we have mostly chosen.

The other day he called me Pedro Robledo good friend, excited to announce that they were taking out the plugin to integrate their affiliate marketing system with WordPress users platform of which he is also a user and passionate. I asked him to release it in the official repository and, said and done, in a few hours it was available.

Not happy with it today they have incorporated a new version that I think is an important advance, in the good address, and that is the inclusion of the affiliate statistics in the same plugin so you do not have to leave WordPress to check how your earnings are going thus avoiding having to access to the web of the platform. Everything from WordPress, which is great, is doing things right.

The plugin, entering flour, allows you to insert links to catalog products that you have created in the Geazen affiliation network, and landings of the Geazen programs through two new buttons that are installed in WordPress input editor toolbar .

The functionalities included in the new version, available a few hours ago, are the following:

  • Insertion of products from all Geazen catalogs in our posts.
  • Insertion of links to the landings of all Geazen programs.
  • Customization of HTML templates of the generated code.
  • ] Complete tracking of your affiliate statistics, from the WordPress desktop

All the links will be associated, and tracking will be done, for your affiliate in Geazen, so the first obvious step is to configure the plugin on your settings page with your username and password of the Geazen platform.

The use is very simple, and you could put a few catch, but as they have done a video in which to see how easy it is, almost better you see the video, so you will not have any doubts …

It is a really powerful system, and the plugin a real wonder, so you can do everything without leaving WordPress, for what I congratulate your development team, who have created a round plugin, which also, being GPL and being in the official repository of plugins, we can all learn to improve it even.

If you have any doubt that Pedro will be delighted to answer the questions, either here or on the company's blog.

Note to the suspicious: this is NOT a paid or sponsored post or similar, it is pure information of a great WordPress plugin, created by a Spanish company, and we must encourage s good products, and this one is.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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