HOW TO MASK AFFILIATE LINKS ON TUMBLR WITH PRETTY LINKS PRO
A lot of people don't realize sites like Tumblr and most other blogging platforms are”affiliate free zones.” Meaning, if you decide you want to post your affiliate code there, chances are you were going to get your account terminated. I know so I use tools like Goo.gl or bit.ly, but most of the sites are hip to this tactic as well. Using Pretty Link Pro, you can make a link that you can quickly post to Tumblr without arousing suspicions because it looks like just a link to a Page on your blog.
Amended: You can also use this to Facebook to mask direct affiliate links if you set the destination path to “Cloaked” and not meta meta-refresh, or a 301 or 307 redirect. Pretty Link Pro gives you a lot of different options of how you want to send you outbound traffic. Having these other redirect choices makes it much easier not to get any social media link banned my the Web 2.0 or social media platform.
The less risky way to do it is by using what I call the”bridge page” method where you make a landing page between your affiliate link sand Tumblr. This is a”legal,” But you'll lose so much clicked through it will barely make it worth it.
Update November 9, 2016: TUMBLR has altered their policy concerning affiliate links (well, kind of). You can only use one affiliate program then it's the one that they've have partnered with (VigLink) if you would like more information, check out their press release:
The New Tumbler Affiliate Policy:
If you want the Cliff Notes, it's okay to use affiliate links, as long as you use their program which ‘s not an ideal situation. For now, I'm sticking to my Pretty Links Pro.
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