Below is a list of linking tools available on ShareaSale, Commission Junction and AvantLink along with instruction and links on where to obtain the bookmarklet tools.
As we gear up for the holiday shopping season, these tools are so handy to have and use for quick product linking.
ShareaSale Product Discovery Bookmarklet Tool
ShareaSale is beta testing the Product Discovery tool. It’s a bookmarklet that rests in your toolbar so that you can browse a merchant and grab a monetized link. This picture shows how nicely it rests in your toolbar.
Here are some features of this tool as stated on ShareaSale
NOTE: You will need to log into ShareaSale in order to utilize the Product Discovery Tool
Once you have logged in, you can go directly to your preferred merchant site – no need to click through Shareasale to get there.
The Product Discovery Tool will identify the Merchant, and come up with a link that you can immediately use to link to this product and earn commission doing so.
Advanced Stuff will be in the top right with the ability to add Afftrack, and get a shortened URL for social media.
You will be able to choose from available images that will either come from the Datafeed on ShareASale, or the website itself.
You will be able to customize the text that you would like to see in the layout, and use the green arrows to switch between available layouts.
Finally, click to view/copy the HTML or the plain link – The tool in action is displayed in this image:
Requests to obtain the beta bookmarklet may be made here:
Commission Junction Deeplinker
Functions a lot like ShareaSale, however, the deep linker generates an affiliate link to whatever page the affiliate is on. There is not an option to generate an affiliate link that includes an image or description. Very basic, but nothing a simple “right click/save” on an image and upload to a post won’t cure.
Again, you must log into CJ first. No need to link to the merchant through CJ, you’re just required to log into CJ so the tool connects with your affiliate account.
The bookmarklet is available here: http://www.cj.com/publisher/deep-link-generator
Snaplinker by AvantLink
This tool functions a lot like the ShareaSale version. I found this video that provides greater detail to the linking process.
View the Snaplinker Video here: http://youtu.be/aXzTpaxZUtU
SnapLinker is available here: http://www.snaplinker.com/plans/avantlink
Rakuten/Linkshare has a similar tool that is demonstrated here
AvantLink is the best choice because a small annual fee of $39 gives affiliates the option to use this linker on AvantLink, ShareaSale and Commission Junction. As well as the ability to post, or schedule posts to Facebook and Twitter.
Each linking tool is free to use within its own network – AvantLink/SnapLinker is the only one that has the ability to work across the three major affiliate networks.
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