Test Driving the ShareaSale Product Discovery Bookmarklet Tool and How You Can Get It Too!

How many of you have used the Amazon toolbar to link to a page or to create a widget? If you haven’t used it, you should. It’s super easy to grab a link and insert it into a post. I’ve used it many times.

amazon affiliate linking toolbar If you HAVE used it and LOVE it as much as I do, you’ve probably wished other affiliate programs would offer the same feature. Well, I’ve got good news.

ShareaSale is beta testing the Product Discovery Bookmarklet Tool. It’s a little bookmarklet that rests in your toolbar so that you can browse a merchant and grab a link.  This is a picture that shows how nicely it rests in your toolbar. I am sharing this image from ShareaSale because people have been traumatized by looking at my superbusy toolbar (I have 4 of them).

shareasale product discovery bookmarklet tool

Since we are approaching the last day of summer and I have already starting digging out my orange and purple Halloween lights, I thought I would test the bookmarklet on my favorite, Halloween store – BuyCostumes.com (which by the way, I have set my Pretty Links Pro and SEO Smart Links up to automatically link to BuyCostumes, Pretty Links Pro and ShareaSale so I don’t even worry about manual insertion of those links. Here’s how I did it)

Before I generate a link, 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

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

First I went to the BuyCostumes.com website and navigated to the page that interested me.

Once on that page, I clicked on the bookmarklet that I had dragged and placed in my toolbar.

This screen popped up:

shareasale product discovery bookmarklet tool in actionI then clicked on the item I wanted to link to and scrolled to the bottom to click on the linking option of my choice – seen here:

shareasale product discovery bookmarklet tool code generatorI copied my code and pasted it within the source of this post – and this is my result:

I saw it on BuyCostumes

Yard & Outdoor Decorationscom

Such a super, easy way to add affiliate links, products and images to your blog posts. I guarantee you would spend FAR less time grabbing monetized images this way rather than non-monetized, images through stock images or those you create yourself.

If you are interested in giving the Product Discovery Bookmarklet Tool a try, it is in beta, but if you have a ShareaSale account, you can sign up for it here: http://blog.shareasale.com/2014/09/18/product-discovery-bookmarklet-tool/

If you don’t have an account on ShareaSale, why not? Get one already!

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Me, I am in gadget Heaven right now!

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