The Ultimate Pretty Link Pro Review: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask!

The Ultimate Pretty Link Pro Review: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask!

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It’s been a long time coming, but we’re proud to announce that Pretty Link Pro 2.0 is now here!

We have completely refactored the code base to ensure that the plugin will be easier to both maintain and extend as WordPress continues to evolve.

Along the way we’ve completed a major cleanup to the interface, improved performance of the plugin/links, added a bunch of new (awesome) features, and fixed countless bugs. We’re so thrilled about the changes, and we hope you will be too!

So what’s new?

Great question! With literally thousands of lines of code moved, deleted and/or optimized — there’s literally too many changes to list here. So we’ll cut to the chase and highlight the one’s you’re gonna want to know about.


We had a lot of requests for this, and it’s finally here. We hope you use it and appreciate it. Your Pretty Links can now be set to expire after a certain time, or after a certain number of unique clicks. Maybe you want to run a promotion for only the first X people who subscribe, or for folks who subscribe before a certain time get a free T-shirt etc. Best of all, after the link expires, you have the option to redirect them somewhere else instead.


You’re no longer limited to just five rotation URL’s. Now you can add up to 20 rotating URL’s per Pretty Link.


The social sharing buttons have been completely replaced with some new modern-looking sharing buttons.


Starting with what likely is the best new feature of 2.0 — you can now click the star button when editing a post or page on your website to reveal this Insert Pretty Link pop-up dialogue. Here you can create a brand-new pretty link or search for an existing one. With a few simple clicks, your Pretty Link will be embedded in your content. Finally no more switching between windows and copying/pasting just to insert a link into the content!


Create links like (replace your domain or just send us free traffic :)) This allows you to add a default base slug that should be used for all newly created Pretty Links, it does not affect existing links. We recommend using something short like “go” or “out” to help keep your links short (and pretty). This new feature has a lot of potential uses such as omitting your pretty links from caching plugins/hosts to ensure that tracking and reporting isn’t affected. It can also be used to limit search engines from indexing your links by adding short lines to your robots.txt files.


You can now automatically create Pretty Links for and display the social sharing buttons on selected Custom Post Types just like you could before with Posts and Pages.


This is part of our Keyword replacements. With the FTC getting more serious about cracking down on proper affiliate link disclosures we thought it might be cool to add a feature where your Pretty Link’d Keywords are automatically disclosed for you. When enabled it will show a small text next to your replaced Keyword links so the user will know that link is an affiliate link. Further, you can even show a link to your full affiliate link disclosure statement at the top and/or bottom of each post on your site.


You can define an unlimited number of geo-based redirects. This means you can send users to different target URL’s based on their location. We’re excited to see the various ways you all come up with to use this new feature!


You can now also choose to redirect to different target URL’s based on the user’s device info. Such as their device type, Operating System, and even their browser!


Redirect to different target URL’s based on the current date and time. You can now set time intervals and specify which target URL the user will be redirected to based on the current date and time. Set as many time periods as you want!


Pretty Link already supported QR codes, but we’ve increased the generated size of the codes so you can use them in your print media and campaigns.


In addition to some serious performance improvements with the Automatic URL Replacement feature, we’ve also added a domain blacklist feature as well. This means you can now omit certain domains from ever being automatically replaced. Perhaps you only want to automatically replace external (outgoing) links with pretty links, and leave your internal links alone. Now that is possible with this new domain blacklist feature.


Many of you have been very successful, and with that success comes more traffic. We now have an option which will automatically trim (permanently delete) clicks which are older than 90 days. This will keep the clicks database table fresh and prevent it from becoming so bloated that it affects site performance and other queries etc. These hits are lost forever once deleted, though we highly recommend using this new feature, please be aware that once they’re deleted – they’re gone forever unless you have some kind of incremental database backup solution in place.


You can now define custom scripts which should be used in the HTML <head> section on every supported redirect type. You can also define scripts which should only be used on individual links as well. This could be useful for tracking scripts like Facebook retargeting, analytics etc. This feature works on all redirect types except for server side (30x) redirect types.


  • Cleaner, more modern interface
  • Serious performance improvements and options
  • We’ve extended some of the data that can be imported/exported – with more to come in a future release
  • Complete refactor of the core code
  • New license key system (no more entering your username/password to activate the plugin)
  • Lite and Pro options have been merged into one page
  • Tools have been better separated out into their own page
  • Hundreds of other small changes and bug fixes too numerous to list
  • Auto twitter posting has been removed, better auto-social posting options are available such as Buffer and Hootsuite
  • Tweet badge has been removed



Link Shortening: The Secret Weapon in Social Media Marketing

Hidden behind the scenes of digital marketing is a little detail that has made the world of difference. The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is at the heart of the internet’s evolution, and yet it’s an often overlooked element until its format presents a problem.

Unwieldy URLs can become something of an eyesore – and a hassle – particularly for social media marketing. Long, unintelligible strings of text distract the reader’s attention, upstage your content, and are also difficult to track. That’s where link shortening (and tracking) comes in – and it’s the secret weapon in your social media marketing.

In this post, we’ll examine the origin of link shortening, illustrate why it’s so important to your current social media marketing campaigns, and finally show you how to harness its potential for your gain. Let’s get started!

A Very Brief History of the URL

To put link shortening into the proper context, let’s take a quick look at how it fits into the overall history of the internet.

Between 1989 and 1991 Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the web, developing HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and of course, the URL. Together, these form the basis of all we do online. Soon after, the public were invited to link to the first prototype, and the internet grew from there.

Ten years later, the first URL redirection service ( was set up. This enabled URL shortening, prevented broken links, and helped guide navigation into and out of web pages through a memorable, short URL.

Social media expanded rapidly from the early 2000s, with sites such as Photobucket and Flickr facilitating online photo sharing. YouTube arrived in the first half of the decade, followed by Facebook. Digital marketers soon found these to be the perfect platform for sharing links and content.

Twitter launched around the same time with its 140 character limit – which presented a brand new challenge for long URLs, adding more motivation for finding a way to shorten them, revamp them, and (of course) track them.

In early 2000, mobile phones started to access high-speed 3G networks, enabling them to connect to the internet. Display sizes soon became a burning issue. Before 2011, the display area on virtually every phone on the market measured between 2.5 and 4 inches. Since 2013, phones with displays under four inches are rare, yet display size still remains a problem for web designers.

The internet has now evolved into a versatile, powerful marketing tool – strung together by that one small detail we tend to forget about – the URL.

Why URL Shortening Has Become Vital

In the early days of the web, the average person didn’t have to worry about URLs too much. Those mysterious strings of text had a job to do, and were never given a second thought. Unless you were creating software, you didn’t really need to bother about using, cloaking, or tracking them.

Gradually that has changed. At first, longer and more complex URLs became a problem when pasting them into an email. Because the string of text would often be too long for a single line, text wrapping would break things, and clicking on the link didn’t always work.

With the explosion of social media, the problem became even more urgent. Now, URLs form part of your link building and sharing strategy, and they also need to fit into a limited space. Link shortening makes the whole process more manageable, and enables you to squeeze more links into the same space.

Besides just looking better on the screen, you can also tap into another very useful property of the shortened URL: It’s now possible to track what happens to your link – and that information is invaluable for your digital marketing campaigns.

Simply put, it lets you understand your audience, figure out what they’re doing with your content, and enables you to create better campaigns in the future.

The Perfect WordPress Link Shortening Tool

Using a third-party service has its advantages, but you’ll lose a certain amount of control over the process. For a start, there’s no guarantee you’ll always have access to your links, and that means there’s a risk to your credibility if a service ceases to exist.

In contrast, WordPress users come in all shapes and sizes. Some are able to code their own redirection software, but most don’t have the background – the vast majority are bloggers and small business owners. Therefore, the perfect solution should offer power and flexibility, while being easy to navigate and use.

The answer is to use a plugin such as Pretty Link Pro. It offers hassle-free link shortening, giving you the control you require, and also offers the tracking functionality you’ll need. Social links, redirects, and affiliate links are all taken care of, and no coding experience is required. It’s simply a matter of purchasing, installing, and activating the plugin.

What’s more, the software will automatically create short links for all of your pages and posts. You also get the ability to automatically tweet a customizable message to multiple Twitter accounts when a post is published.


The web has given us lots of scope for expansion. Whether we’re part of a worldwide team or running a small business, it’s important to keep up with any changes. If there’s a way to get the edge on the competition, it should be explored.

The URL is at the heart of web technology, and by extension, link shortening. A versatile, inexpensive tool such as Pretty Link Pro that unlocks its potential is vital to any WordPress user. To recap:

  1. The URL is often overlooked, but in reality it’s at the heart of web connectivity. Link shortening and cloaking is a secret weapon in modern social media marketing.
  2. With the evolution of the web, link shortening has become vital to better manage URLs.
  3. Unwieldy URLs should be replaced with short, pretty ones, and tracking and managing them needs to be easy.



5 Reasons to Redirect Your Links with Pretty Link Pro

As an affiliate marketer, link redirects and cloaking have a number of advantages. Besides the pure aesthetics of a short, descriptive link, it can also have a considerable impact on the success of your business venture. It’s seemingly a small detail, but one that adds a seal of quality and professionalism to your marketing content.

What a reader sees when hovering over a link in the body of your text, or when a URL appears in the address bar, can be a deciding factor. It has a subliminal influence on whether the reader follows the link, and that fraction of a second can make all the difference.

Finding a way to create, organize and manage redirects for all your links – especially in a way that fits seamlessly into your WordPress environment – can be problematic. Pretty Link Pro was created specifically to solve that problem.

With that in mind, this post reveals five compelling reasons why setting up redirects for your links with Pretty Link Pro is a smart addition to your affiliate marketing strategy.

Let’s get cracking!

1. Increase Click-Through Rates

Your affiliate ID is the unique number used to track and record activity on your affiliate account. An affiliate link (with your ID included) typically looks something like this:

BAD = click?id=exyzzyQzKg/F4&offerid=12345.10121&type=2&subid=0

Each time a customer clicks on a link of yours, the data is stored in a cookie, and you get the commission.

Unfortunately, an obvious affiliate link can harm your credibility. If that unsightly link appears in the browser’s address bar, it could quite possibly have a negative impact on your marketing efforts.

Psychologically, asking your readers to click a super long affiliate link with plenty of url parameters may send the wrong message – that you’re ‘in it for the money’ or even that you’re ‘tracking every move they make.’  No matter how well-written your copy is, and how attractive your images are, if your link gives the wrong kind of impression about your motives, your click-through rate can suffer.

Creating redirects for your links is easy with Pretty Link Pro – simply paste the URL you want to setup a redirect for into the Target URL box and the plugin does the rest. You’ll see your new short, descriptive link below the original, along with a four character slug (of course you can modify your link slug to anything you’d like).

To be clear this approach should never be used to obscure the fact that your link is an affiliate link. Before creating a pretty link redirect for your affiliate link you should check with your affiliate program to determine what their rules are on redirects and cloaking. But above all make sure you disclose each of your affiliate links — FTC rules state that you must fully disclose each affiliate link you have on your website (including on each page where you use the affiliate link). Whether your link is a direct affiliate link or redirects to an affiliate link it must be disclosed.

2. Avoid Ranking Penalties

Ranking penalties relate to how likely your page is to be found on a search engine such as Google. Search engines have complex algorithms that take lots of factors into consideration, and one of those factors is the number of affiliate links on your page.

Obviously, search engine traffic directly affects the commission from your affiliate links, so you can’t afford to jeopardize your page’s ability to be found.

Fortunately, there are ways around the issue of ranking penalties as they pertain to affiliate links. You could manually add “rel=nofollow” every time you create an affiliate link, but that’s a tedious way to go about it.

Pretty Link Pro makes the whole process much easier. It gives you the option to ‘nofollow’ your pretty links from within the plugin’s interface, without having to add a single line of code (these nofollows happen in the http headers rather than html so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see the nofollow in the link html). This means that when search engines crawl your site, they should skip over your affiliate links. While having too many affiliate or sponsored links can result in a penalty from Google, when they’re redirected, your rankings will remain unaffected.

With Pretty Link Pro, it’s a walk in the park. Head to the plugin’s dashboard, and navigate to Options > SEO Options. Tick ‘Nofollow’ this link, after creating your shortened link, and you’re good to go:

In addition to being able to add no-follows to the http headers of your pretty links, you can also add a ‘rel=”nofollow”‘ to all of your affiliate links when generating them using Pretty Link’s keyword replacement feature.

3. Prevent Link Theft

Link theft or link swapping is when your affiliate link is deliberately removed or swapped for another before your customer’s purchase is registered. An individual with bad intentions (and an affiliate account), could substitute your link with their own. The result is that you would lose the commission you would otherwise have earned.

Affiliate marketing has come a long way, and measures are taken to ensure that both companies and marketers comply with fair trade practices and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations. Still, there will always be those individuals who try to find unscrupulous ways to milk the system.

Creating pretty link redirects for your links with Pretty Link Pro protects you. Since your affiliate link isn’t visible in the html, it can’t easily be removed or swapped by anyone other than you, and your commission earnings remain safe.

4. Outsmart Ad Blockers

Nobody likes to be bombarded by adverts. Because of this, some of your readers might be using browser extensions such as AdBlock Plus. Unfortunately, those kinds of browser extensions can suppress your page because of your affiliate links. Setting up redirects your links is the solution – often making your page available on browsers with ad blockers installed.

To ensure banner ads display correctly, you’ll need to take one more precaution: Instead of hot-linking banners from the merchant’s domain, download them, and host them directly from your own site preferably using an awesome ad-management plugin like AdSanity.

5. Make Link Management Easier

Product links expire and affiliate programs change, or even close for business. If you’re trying to keep track of all your links with a spreadsheet, keeping up with all those changes can become a nightmare.

If you’re a member of more than one affiliate program, you might find that you lose track of which products belong to the different programs. That means logging in and going through each one until you find what you’re looking for.

Pretty Link Pro makes it easy to update your links automatically, no matter how many times you’ve included them in your content. There’s no need to keep a separate log.

You can also add a descriptive title for each link you create. This isn’t displayed as part of your short link, it’s simply there to help you stay organized when you’re keeping track of your links. What’s more, there’s also the option to create groups for all your links – keeping everything nice and tidy:

You’ll be able to see this information at a glance in the Links section. Here, your latest links are displayed first, along with the descriptive title you specified and the groups you’ve assigned:

6. Conclusion

Ultimately, the most important reason to set up pretty link redirects your links is to protect and to boost your commission earnings. While there are manual ways to get around the above problems, an automated solution will save you a great deal of time and give you peace of mind.

To summarize, here’s why setting up redirects with Pretty Link Pro makes sense … you can:

  1. Replace an unsightly URL link with a descriptive one that sits well with your audience and encourages click-throughs (but making sure to always comply with FTC rules by disclosing each affiliate link you use, on the page the link is listed on).
  2. Minimize the risk of ranking penalties from search engines.
  3. Protect your links from theft and swapping.
  4. Bypass ad-blocking apps.
  5. Make the whole process easier and more efficient.

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How To Double 301 Redirect With Pretty Link Pro To Mask Refers

I have been building a lot of affiliate sites, so I upgraded to Pretty Link Pro and discovered a cool “off-the-shelf” feature that comes in handy. It’s primary use is as a centralized point to manage all your affiliate links and to extend and replace keywords site-wide.

It also allows you to do double 301 redirects to mask your refers. Why would you want to do that? One reason, there are some shady affiliate programs that will get a whale affiliate, decide that they are paying them  too much, will take all of his or her refer data, reverse engineer them, bring the campaign in-house and then drop that affiliate. Before doing this, you should make sure it is not a violation of the program’s Terms Of Service.

Also, for “blackhat SEO” there are also reasons why you would want to do double 301’s. Many “black hat SEO” guys use 301 redirects to “mask” or “launder dirty link juice” from GSA Search Engine Ranker and other spam products. I don’t recommend using GSA unless you really know what you’re doing, have a lot of money to spend on proxies and CAPTCHA breaking software, and know your website could easily get penalized under Google Penguin.

Normally, a double 301 would require two domains, but with Pretty Link Pro you can do it using one website!

Here is how easy it is:

1. Make sure on the “basic” screen you set the redirects to 301:

In the advanced screen check “double redirect to mask refers”.

That’s it, you’re done.

Besides the 301 redirect it’s just an awesome plug-in for building affiliate sites. It will extend replace keywords, bulk import/ export links, do split testing, and has social media integration. It’s cheap, $99 for unlimited licenses, like WP Site Guardian, I use this plugin on every affiliate site I own. –


Using Pretty Link Pro To to Strengthen Tour Internal Link Profile

I hope you enjoyed the last video about Pretty Links Pro and how you can use it to make authority outbound links on autopilot. Now, I’m going to show you something I believe is even more important: having a proper internal links structure.

I’ve been preaching this for years: The links inside your site are just (or more important) as important as backlinks. Meaning, the more times you’re connecting an internal page on your site. Google will see that page as “more important.”

Pretty Links Pro is meant for cloaking affiliate links, but I’m about to show you an alternative use that will blow your mind.

For this example, we will use my Spin Rewriter page. We will randomly choose the word “spintax’ to push internal link juice.

  1. You grab the URL of the page you want to drive linkjuice to from your browser bar

2 . Put that link into the dashboard just like you would any affiliate link.

3. We set up the word “spintax” (or an exact match phrase) in the advanced section for word replacements.

  1. For your internal links, you uncheck “nofollow,” which I will leave checked by default. In this case, we want to pass the juice to the inside pages.

  1. Optionally, you can distribute the inks by percentage to additional pages. Varying your link selection keeps it from looking so contrived. The only rule is the some of the internal links must add up to 100%.

Now if we come to the original article, we can see the results. Once you have set this up all you need to do is paste in the text content, and the keywords you defined will become hyperlinked to your internal URL.

This replacement method works best on flat sites: It’s a killer and will save you a ton of time. It can work on a silo sites; you have to take extra care with your replacements, or you will bleed the theme.

If you come back to the example page you will see every instance of the word “spitax” and “spun.” Having it set this way is a little overkill.I’ll throttle this back a bit, which you can do from the settings, which you can do.

Shiny Object Reviews is an enormous site with hundreds of pages/ Back in the old Dreamweaver days you would have to download it and hand edit every page. Even now, in WordPress, you would have to go to every single page or post phrases you wanted to replace to drive your internal juice.

So again, there is another way that you can use Pretty Link Pro, the developer (Blair Williams) ever intended, but it is powerful, and save you a ton of time as well as bringing you an SEO benefit.


Pretty Link Pro Review: Outbound Authority Links

Pretty Link Pro 1.6.7: It For WAY more than Cloaking Affiliate Links

I’m going to blow your mind, this is an impressive trick you won’t see on any normal internet marketing review site, and it involves the use of one of my go-to WordPress plugins: Pretty Link Pro 1.6.7 by Blair Williams of Caseproof, LLC.


You need authority outgoing links to your money site (or any other site for that matter) this is something so many people overlook, including me. Having outgoing authority links is part of your site’s content! You don’t want your site to be a black hole in the internet!

If it’s your “money site” you will also want to nofollow (rel=”nofollow”) these, and I’m going to show you a way that you can just paste your text content in Pretty Link Pro will handle the rest.

For this example, we will use the phrase “Donald Trump.” I made a URL list of the 5 top Google results for “Donald Trump.”  You then set Pretty Links Pro in the advanced tab replace the plain text “Donald Trump” with one of those top URLS.

Just replacing every instance of “Donald Trump” with a link to his Twitter account isn’t a great SEO practice! If you are writing for a political blog that that’s going to look contrived to not just your editor, but Google’s crawlers as well.

Here is where the power of Pretty Link Pro comes in! It is imperative the outgoing links are as good as your incoming links. That is all part of Google’s Algorithm. It has always been this way and always will be.


You now can set a weight by percentage to your list of links which is handy if you’re writing about the same topic daily and you need a pool of authority links for the content of your blog. Now you can have them automatically inserted into the content, and Pretty Links Pro will create the link automatically. So there is no need to go Googling and added the hyperlinks.


You can split them any way that you choose as long as the five links add up to 100%!

This plug-in is genius, and it’s only $99 for a lifetime license. There’s no re-billing or sales funnels or any of those internet marketing scams.


In summation of this review, Pretty Link Pro is on the short list of “must have” plugins. It’s not just about cloaking affiliate links. You can automate and improve your SEO by letting this powerful WordPress plugin take care of all of the outgoing linking that we often forget.


Pretty Link Pro: How To Make A “NoFollow” Link Your Default

How To Make A “NoFollow” Link Your Default In Pretty Link Pro

As I said many times before if you’re going to be serious about affiliate marketing one of the absolute Best tools and most frequently used tools I’ve ever found is Pretty Link Pro. I realized today that I’ve spent a lot of time unchecking boxes to add the no follow attribute to my affiliate links, when it all could’ve been handled through checking the settings and your links will always be “no followed“.

If you don’t have pretty laying grab a copy here, they could get away with charging three times this price for unlimited licenses:
If you have no idea what this search engine optimization geek talk it is, we can refer to Matt Cutts in this video, where I think he is lying through his teeth. In my opinion, all links count, regardless of it has the follow or no follow attribute.

We hope you guys have an excellent weekend, it’s raining here in LA so I have the feeling it will be a quiet one.


Why You Should Always Open Outgoing Links In A New Window

It’s no secret, one of the major metrics that Google is counting these days is time on-site. If you were going to send visitors off your site, always target them and _blank window. That way your site stays open and the time on the site appears longer.

I know this may seem like some newbie advice, but that isn’t what I’m saying. A lot of times, even on this site itself, it’s easy to make a mistake and forget to tick that box to open in a new window. This plug-in has been around for a while “Open external links in a new window”, but it makes it so you never have to worry about even setting links to open a new window. It takes the factor of human error out.

The only thing you have to watch out for is if you are an affiliate site and you were using some affiliate redirection tools such is my favorite Pretty Links Pro, you need to make one alteration in the settings, to redirects from your domain. I included a screenshot of how to do that below.

Just make sure you include your own domain in the list of redirects and that’s about it:

The best thing about “Open all links in an external window” is it’s completely free and it works like a champ. You can find more information about here:

Thank you for your time,

JM Digital Marketing


How to Collaborate with Other Affiliate Marketers on a Project

Unfortunately, I had to devised this process the hard way. If you are trying to collaborate with other webmasters or online marketers trying to make money online there is a high chance that you all live in different states or countries and probably haven’t even met one another.

The main bone of contention will be this: Money
via How to Collaborate with Other Affiliate Marketers on a Project

Say, all of the money was going into one affiliate account and it was then that person’s responsibility to pay out the other partners in the project. What is to stop the person who receives the payments from just disappearing or not returning instant messages, emails or phone calls. This is a completely off-the-shelf use for the WordPress plug-in Pretty Link.

Pretty Link Pro is a must-have if you are going to take affiliate marketing seriously. The feature we are using is intended for A-B testing. In an A-B test you would send 50% of traffic
one sales page and 50% of traffic to another sales page and would try to determine which one converted better.

By having the plug-in distribute the traffic round-robin into separate affiliate accounts. This heads the whole “money disappearing” problem off at the pass.

The video below shows you a bunch for example scenarios:
via How to Collaborate with Other Affiliate Marketers on a Project – Part 2 (Pretty Link Configurations)

There are a number of different configurations you can set up. The only limitations are you can only distribute traffic five different ways and it must add up to 100%.

Here are some examples:

Two marketers equal split:

50/50 = 50% + 50% = 100%

The three-way split:

33% + 33% + 34% = 100% – in this scenario one partner Will receive 1% more because the plug-in does not round-down to fractions of a percentage point, but if you were going to be partners and you’re already squabbling about a fraction of 1% then you probably shouldn’t be partners!
See “team leader” split:

40% + 30% + 30% = 100% in this three-way split scenario the “team leader” would receive an extra 10% and the other two affiliates in the project would receive 30%.

I’m sure by now you get it, but here’s one more example:

The four way split:

25% + 25% + 25% + 25% = 100%

Obviously, you can configure this just about any way you want, the only caveat being that whatever ever you decide to divide it by all of the parts must equal 100%.

There is a free version of the plug-in but if you want to enable the split testing feature as well as else slew of the other features including 301 re-directs, advanced stats, social media integration you need to have the pro version which is $99 with no rebilling for unlimited licenses unlimited domains.

As a special bonus, if you buy from my affiliate link just send me a receipt of purchase to and I will give you a completely free membership to my acclaimed Internet marketing training Pinterest SEO Tricks.

Here is the link to get my bonus:

There are a lot of shiny objects that an Internet marketer can be wasting their money on but this plug-in isn’t one of them. I use it almost every day!

If you have any questions, Concerns or comments please leave them in the comments section of this blog and I will respond immediately!


How To Double 301 Redirect Using Pretty Link Pro

The double 301 redirect is a way of completely masking or cloaking you’re referring data and unless someone (like google) has a vested interest in knowing everything about what you were doing, But if you keep it under the radar can be an effective way to boost up your links.

Prior to using Pretty Link Pro I had to go out and register one domain to be the domain receiving his and then go find a second domain to be the second part of the redirect and it would normally require tools like MOZ or Blue Clip back links to pull off because this is somewhat of a blackhat tactic.


In the simplest of “technical definitions”, a 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one URL to the other. For example, if your previous website was and you wanted to change it to, you’d implement a 301 redirect from the old URL to the new one.


This technique has been called “link juice laundering”, where you would take all of your dirty link juice generated by FCS Networker for GSA search engine ranker and then run it through 2 high trust flow domains to clean the referring URLs.

The great news is, it can be achieved with the click of a mouse with Pro Link Pro!



A lot of people don’t realize is sites like Tumlr 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’m use tools like or, but most of the sites are hip to this tactic as well. Using Pretty Link Pro you can make a link that you can easily 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 “Clacked” and not meta meta-refresh, or a 301 or 307 redirect. Prettylink Pro gives you a lot of different options of how you want to send you outbound traffic. Having these extra redirect choices makes it much easier to not 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 bridge 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 isn’t exactly an ideal situation. For now, I’m sticking to my Pretty Links Pro.


Pricing Plans

No matter what your needs are, we have a plan that’s right for you:

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Link Rotations

What are Pretty Link Rotations? – Rotations are a great way to send users to different places using one Pretty Link. Pretty Link Pro allows you to define up to 20 Target URL’s per Pretty Link. When the Pretty Link is clicked, the user will be taken randomly to one of the target URL’s. You can also define a weight to each Target URL. Weights let you define roughly what percentage of the time the user should be taken to that Target URL when clicking on the Pretty Link. You’ll want to be sure that your weights add up to exactly 100%. There is an example image below:


What are Rotations used for? – You can use rotations for lots of reasons. The most common uses are for partnerships, ad rotations, and split-testing. Once you’ve setup your Pretty Link, visit it a few times and you’ll see that it will take you to different Target URL’s.


What is Keyword & URL replacement? – This is one of the biggest features Pretty Link Pro has to offer. With Keyword replacements, you can specify certain Keywords or URL’s when creating/editing a Pretty Link. Any time that Keyword or URL is encountered on a Page, Post, Feed, CPT, or Comment. Pretty Link Pro will replace it with your Pretty Link. Additionally Pretty Link Pro can scan your entire site, and convert all non-Pretty Link URL’s into Pretty Link URL’s. The best part is that this is not permanent, once you deactivate Pretty Link Pro, all those links go back to how they were before.

Set Keyword Replacement Thresholds – Let’s say you want to replace the Keyword “Money” with a Pretty Link. Without setting a threshold Pretty Link Pro will replace every single instance of “Money” on your site with that Pretty Link. This may not only be annoying to your users, but can also impact the performance of your site. It is recommended that you set a threshold to prevent too many Keywords from being replaced at one time. Note: Pretty Link Pro replaces the Keywords randomly on the page. You cannot specify which instances of a word will, or will not be replaced.

Open in new Window – Enabling this option will add the target=”_blank” attribute to all links that are automatically replaced with Pretty Link Pro. This attribute, tells the web browser(s) to open that link in a new Window or a new Tab. It is recommended that you enable this feature.

Add Nofollows – Adding nofollow to the links is recommended unless you are using the 301 type redirect for the links. Nofollow means that search engines should not follow or index that URL. It is recommended that you enable this feature, unless you’re an SEO expert and know what you’re doing.

Custom CSS – You can specify regular and hover CSS styling for your Keyword Pretty Link replacements. Let’s say you wanted to make all of the Keywords replaced show up as a Navy Blue and Bold link – and you wanted them to turn Red when hovered over. You would simply type those CSS attributes into the text field. See the image below for an example of how this data should be entered.

Link to Disclosure – This feature allows you to add a disclosure link to the top, bottom, or both, of any page, post, or custom post type on your site that uses Keyword or URL Replacements. To learn more, please reference this page.

Keyword Disclosures – Enable this option to add an affiliate link disclosure next to each one of your keyword replacements. Use the text box to customize how you would like this to appear. Note: This does not apply to url replacements, only keyword replacements, and your link does not have to an affiliate link for this option to work. When enabled it will look like this:

Replace All URLs – If you enable this option, Pretty Link Pro will scan your entire site and convert all non Pretty Link URL’s into Pretty Links. If you have around 8,000+ non Pretty Link URL’s on your site, it may not be a good idea to enable this feature as it can cause performance issues. This feature is somewhat reversible. When you disable it, all the links return to normal. However, they will still be listed as Pretty Links in the Pretty Link list.

Note: If you would like to blacklist links that direct to certain domain names you can enter them here beginning as http:// or https:// and without any other /’s or text after the domain name. If you enter them incorrectly they will be removed from the list after saving your options. Here is an example of what it should look like:

Replace in Comments – Enabling this option will cause Keywords and URL’s in your comments to be replaced as well, instead of just Pages, Posts, and CPT’s.

Replace in Feeds – Enabling this option will cause Keywords and URL’s in your feeds to be replaced as well, instead of just Pages, Posts, CPT’s and Comments if the above option is enabled.

Index Replacements – This feature will index all of your keyword & URL replacements to dramatically improve performance. If your site has a large number of replacements and/or posts then this feature may increase the load on your server temporarily and your replacements may not show up on your posts for a day or two initially (until all posts are indexed). If you’re already using a page caching plugin like W3TC, or using a CDN, or even if your web host does page caching for non-logged in users – then this feature may add no benefit to what you’re already doing.

NOTE: this feature requires the use of wp-cron.


Upgrading from Pretty Link Lite

  • Login to your WordPress dashboard as the administrative user.
  • Click on the Pretty Link -> Activate menu.
  • Paste in your license key (from your account page)
  • Save.
  • You’ll receive a message at the top of the page letting you know you can now upgrade automatically to Pro.
  • Click on the link in that message to upgrade.
  • Done! You now should see the extended Pro menu’s and additional Options:


Download Pretty Link Pro

You can download the Pretty Link Pro files anytime by logging in with your username / password at

You will also have the option to download either the latest Stable or the latest Edge version. Downloading the Stable version is recommended, but the Edge version may have more features and/or bug fixes, but hasn’t been fully tested and generally isn’t recommended for a live site.


Adding Open Graph Meta Tags

One great tool that social media sites like Facebook have to help recognize your featured content on your Pretty Links is a “reader” that reads incoming HTML information. For Facebook specifically it’s called the Facebook Crawler. However, if you don’t add Open Graph meta tags to your link, then the “Crawler,” or the other “readers” will use internal keys to guess about important info such as titles, content, etc. That’s why it is so crucial to control what the Facebook Crawler or other social site readers pick up from each page by using Open Graph meta tags.

Where to Put your Open Graph Meta Tags

In Pretty Link Pro, you have the option to put these tags in either your Global Settings or on per-link basis.

It is recommended that you place these in your Global Settings only if you are planning on displaying the same generic info for each link. To place them into your Global Settings go to Options -> Links and near the bottom of this page you’ll see the option to add “Head Scripts” in a box where you’ll enter in the meta tags.

Note: Here it says “scripts,” but the meta tags work fine here. Really anything that can be found in an HTML <head> section will work here. It is also important to know that this feature does not work with 301 or 307 redirect types.

To add it on a per-link basis go to your Pro Options when creating/editing a link, and you will see the same “Head Script” option. Add the desired Open Graph meta tag here.

Proper Use of Open Graph Meta Tags

When using Open Graph meta tags it is very important to use the proper tag and to be specific within the tag. Here is a list of the possible basic meta tags you will want to use:

  1. og:title
  2. og:description
  3. Og:image

Each tag needs to be accompanied by a “content=” as well. This description is important because it is the information that will be displayed. Here are a few examples of how to use this with the above mentioned meta tags (all images are taken from




If you would like to learn more about how to use the Open Graph meta tags to optimize your efficiency, then you can read more about that here. For more info on Open Graph Protocol then click here.


Technology Redirects

This is a powerful feature that will allow you to set up redirect for your Pretty Link based on the visitor’s device, operating system and/or browser when they click on your Pretty Link. To enable this option, go to the Pro Options when creating or editing a Pretty Link and with the ‘Dynamic Redirection’ drop down, select ‘Technology,’ and then, ‘Add’. This will then open up a variety of options that can be customized to allow for up to 350 different redirect criteria! Here are your options:

Device – The options you are given here include: Any, Desktop (includes desktops and laptops), Mobile (includes any phone, tablet, or other portable device), phone, and Tablet.

Operating System – The options you are given here include: Any, Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Browser – The options you are given here include: Any, Amazon Silk, Android, Chrome, Chromium, Coast, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.

URL – Finally, use this option to enter in the URL you would like to send users to when your above requirements for the link are met. If the users technology does not match what you have set for this redirect, they will simply be sent to the target URL you have specified for the Pretty Link.

Repeat as Needed – As was mentioned above, there are potentially 300 different combinations you could set here. By clicking the ‘Add’ link at the bottom of the page you can add as many different combinations, with different target URL’s as you need. If you create a redirect you don’t want, you can always delete it by clicking the remove link found at the bottom of each individual technology redirect here.


Understanding Redirect Types

What is a redirect? – In its simplest form, a redirect is a way to take the user from one web-page to another. There are different Types of redirects, and each type can have different SEO implications.

Pretty Link Pro supports the following Redirect Types:

  • 301 Permanent – A 301 or Permanent redirect. If you’re planning on not adding the “nofollow” attribute to your shortened Pretty Links then this is the one you’ll want to use. 301 redirect type, is the only type of redirect that is known to pass along Link Juice. If your confident that the target URL will never change, then use 301 type redirects.

  • 307 Temporary – A 307 or Temporary redirect. 307 tells search engines that this redirect may change in the future, so don’t pass along any Link Juice. You should only use 307 type redirects if you think the Target URL may change at some point. On Pretty Links that use 307 type redirects you should enable the “nofollow” attribute to prevent search engines from indexing your links and hurting your ranking.

  • * Cloak – Cloaking is against most Merchant’s TOS (Terms of Service) so you should check with them before cloaking your affiliate links. Known merchants who do not allow Cloaking are Google, Bing/Yahoo, Amazon, and ClickBank. Cloaking works by hiding the Target URL of the Pretty Link from the user’s address bar, all they see instead is your Pretty Link. This is accomplished by loading the Target URL in a full-screen iframe inside the browser window.

  • * Pretty Bar – This is also a form of Cloaking. Instead of showing a full-screen iframe in the window, it shows two iframes. 1) is the Pretty Bar loaded with your branding and links back to your site. 2) is the Target URL. The target URL is never shown in the browser’s address bar, only the Pretty Link appears there.

  • Pixel – Pixel redirect type, isn’t really a redirect type at all. It is used for hidden tracking. Let’s say you want to send out an advertising email to a list of subscribers, and you want to know how many times that email gets viewed. Well with a Pretty Link Pro tracking Pixel you would paste the following HTML in the email: <img src=”http://YOURSITE.COM/slug” style=”display:none;” width=”1″ height=”1″ />

  • This will hide an invisible image in the email body which will track a hit on your pretty link each time the email is viewed. The user will never see, or know the tracking pixel was there, but you will get the benefit of knowing how successful your email marketing is going.

  • This doesn’t have to be limited to just email marketing. You can paste a tracking pixel anywhere on a page, post, or even in a Forum that supports HTML input. It’s a great way to secretly track visits to a page. Another great use is for embedding pixels on a “Goal” page for conversion tracking.

  • * Javascript / Meta-Refresh – These two types of redirection essentially do the same thing. They allow you to specify a time delay before actually performing the redirection. These two types of redirects are also very good to use if you want to integrate Google Analytics tracking on the links. Some users disable Javascript in their browsers, so if you’re worried about that, you can use Meta-Refresh instead. If you use these types of redirection, it is recommended that you use the “nofollow” attribute to help prevent search engines from indexing these links.

* These redirect types can be used to integrate Google Analytics if you have enabled that Option in Pretty Link Pro.


Integrating Google Analytics

What is Google Analytics – That question falls outside of our scope to fully explain, but in short, it’s a free service offered by Google to allow site owners to analyze their traffic, and other aspects of their site(s). We recommend the Google Analyticator plugin.

Should I use Google Analytics with Pretty Links? – If you know how to use Google Analytics, and are running a compatible Google Analytics plugin, then yes. Using Google Analytics on your Pretty Links can allow you to save your website and database from storing all of that information, and generating the reports. Leave that stuff up to Google’s servers :).

Can all Pretty Links be tracked with Google Analytics? – No. Unfortunately only Pretty Links using compatible redirect types can be tracked using Google Analytics. The types that are supported are cloak, pretty bar, javascript, and meta-refresh.

How to enable Google Analytics tracking – To enable go to Pretty Link -> Options -> Link Options. There you will see the following option for Google Analytics. Please note that you must be using one of the three compatible Google Analytics Plugins for this work. The three compatible plugins are: Google Analyticator, Google Analytics for WordPress, and Google Analytics Plugin.

Enabling on a Per Link Basis – Once you have the option in the settings enabled you will see the following option become available when creating or editing a Pretty Link.

Note: This option only shows up if you have chosen a compatible redirect type. cloak, pretty bar, javascript, and meta-refresh.

I am seeing this error?

If you’re seeing this error message, it is because you are trying to use Google Analytics for Pretty Links, with having one of the three compatible Google Analytics Plugins installed on your site. The three compatible plugins are: Google Analyticator, Google Analytics for WordPress, and Google Analytics Plugin.


Affiliate Shaving Is Alive And Well In 2018?

I made my living exclusively as an affiliate and program owner so that I can see all sides of the “affiliate shaving” issue. Let me give you a quick inside scoop on how “shaving” works.

1. The default for affiliate codes is not to show anything appended to the link ( By default, ehe JV ZOO affiliate system is solely relying on cookies. When you set up a product, there is a small checkbox for vendors to “enable linkcodes”, but it’s small and hidden away. Meaning, if the sale went to someone who is restricting cookies on their browser or had tighter security settings.

The sale goes “back to the house, ” and no credit is given the affiliate.

2. if the links are enabled (?mylinkcode) is an “override” to the cookie. If you are an affiliate, thus is the better option, but there is still a serious problem, and I will explain why in a bit.

In this scenario, both the cookie and the link code are both used. That way, if an affiliate lands a sale, the linkcode will override the cookie and credit will go to the affiliate that sent the traffic. That’s more fair IMO.

The problem comes in at JV Zoo and (in my opinion) it’s even worse on Clickbank. Both programs have primitive unencrypted link codes (Example: xxxjay or swF14). If one of the vendors (who is also an affiliate) decides he wants to pop some code into a WordpPress plug-in, a piece of software, toolbar or malware — it would be as easy as extend replacing “xxxjay” with “thieves” on Notepad.

By not encrypting, you are leaving yourself wide open to “cookie stuffing” which overrides both!

I am not trying to make any accusations but to make things worse both Clickbank and JV ZOO are written on proprietary platforms. That means anyone along the chain can tamper with the codes and go virtually unnoticed.

Say that some shady Russian programmer decided to open up an affiliate account and shave off a small amount of money (a la Office Space) it would be incredibly easy to do.

And of course in the worst scenario, the owners might decide they need a new Ferrari and turn up the “shave” and take .5 of the sales and put it in their pocket, it would be a shit ton of money and nobody would know!
I was beginning to think I was losing my touch as an affiliate until I started promoting products outside of Jv Zoo / Clickbank and started printing money virtually overnight.

“Shaving” is as old as time itself in the affiliate business. With vendors that are both in affiliates and merchants coupled with an affiliate tracking system coded in the Stone Age….

Hopefully, by now you can see the problem!

An Intro: Indirect Effect Vs. Direct Effect SEO

I am writing this piece, for educational purposes, but also as a rant for the “old guard” SEO guys that insist only certain factors influence the rank of a site. There are the ones we know because Google is now a publicly traded company and therefore must reveal their search patents. That isn’t to say Google isn’t already playing things tight lipped.

Direct Effect

I want to clarify something, yes there are things you can do with search engine optimization that will  unquestionably raise your rankings. Such things are building quality links to your site, the use of https://, or even the so underrated frequency of publishing “FOP” for short.

Meta Description

Let’s look at all the different things a lot of these SEO gurus tell yo have no impact on your site. For example, it was commonly taught that you shouldn’t have a description tag on your site and the description tag should be generated from the content. Who is going to write better description of your site: You or some random words Google chose? Google is smart but they are aren’t that smart. If having a description tag on your site actually impacts its rankings or it is only a minor factor has been the subject of some debate. Put it this way, the description is what people will be reading when they are browsing through the search results. Even if you were to say it had no “direct effect” the fact that it might raise click through’s because you’ve written enticing description is certainly going to help and click through rates are definitely one of the metrics (even one of the top ones) that Google is measuring these days. Why do you think you see so many “click bait” headlines, such as: “Before You Keyword Keyword Keyword: Read This First.”

NoIndexing Tags

Many of these wizards would tell you to “noindex” you tags. If I had a nickel for every tag I ranked Donald Trump would be my butler. With that being said, make sure you canonicalize tags you will be using only once or twice. Yoast is a great free WordPress plug-ins and help you do this.


Without getting too metaphysical, your site is a living breathing thing. All living things have pulses and with websites, that is traffic. Especially if you have analytics installed, Google is going to be looking for signs of life on your site. Like sortners? Guess what? You just put analytics on your site. That is another reason why I love using Stumbled Upon. A lot of people have discounted Stumbled Upon, and it’s probably not the best for your bounce rate, but I’m sure even Google takes that into consideration.


The same thing can be said for YouTube, now that YouTube cards will be replacing annotations. Can you honestly tell me that a link embedded from with in a Google video is not being counted? One of the biggest problems many SEOs have is not getting their links indexed! How much more indexed can you be than being in the belly of the beast itself! Oh yeah, try using YouTubes editor too.


What about poor Pinterest it is nofollow and “only pictures”. Useless right? Why would Yoast have include the Pinterest verifation in there SEO suite.


My Pet Peeve

My #1 pet peeve of all: If links are “followed” or “nofollowed“! In my opinion, it doesn’t relly matter or matters a lot less. I’m sure if you’ve ever recieved a link from an ultra-trusted site like Wikipedia that is “nofollowed” you could notice the positive effect! The original reason Google even implemented the “nofollow” tag was to render blogs comment spam on WordPress impotent. Do you know what I realized that “nofollowis not a death sentence? About five years ago! When “nofollow” links started showing up in my Webmaster tools (now Search Console). Do you know what that tells me? That tells me that Google knows they are there and are counting them.

The whole point of this article is, unless you want to spend hours digging through the Google patents, and Just use your common sense and don’t listen to the stallwart “SEO Guys” that I tell you “this is this way and there’s no other way to interpret it.
Free your mind, results will follow.


Must Have SEO Tools And Reviews

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I have included this list of must-have tools and training for search engine optimization. I do not only post these links to make money. I use all of these tools and find them to be an indispensable part of my business.


FEATURED: I do not say this lightly, there are many must-have WordPress plug-ins, But Project Supremacy is one of them –

If You Want To Get Serious With Black Hat SEO
– this is the most powerful too on the market!

You will need there too –


No Name Hosting – Google is getting smarter and smarter at detecting private blog networks and other forms of trickery. One surefire way to leave a footprint is to host all of your sites on the same class C server or IP address.

E-Mail Marking:

Aweber – the reason I put this one first, as I always tell clients “it is never too early to start collecting emails.” While I always recommend that they create social media, people will often miss Facebook updates or tweets. The average person checks their email several times a day. I have found the email marketing is the most powerful way to stay in contact with your customers or potential customers. That doesn’t give you permission to spam your list to death! See how on how to tastefully use email marketing to grow your business.


IFTTT SEO Academy V2 – The follow up to the greatest SEO class of all time. The training in the first version changed the way I do SEO and will no the same thing for you!!

Master Class / IFTT SEO Academy – I have been doing search engine optimization for over 20 years, and I’ve never taken any formal training. That was up until I discovered this course.  These guys are by far the best; their IFTT training totally made me rethink my search engine optimization strategies.

Keyword Research:

Power Suggest Pro – Keyword research is the most important part of any SEO campaign. If you don’t know the phrases people are looking for how can you possibly position your pages to be found? Even more important, is finding the “long-tail” keywords that are easier to attain and convert better because they match more closely to what the searcher is looking for. Read more about my favorite keyword research tool here.

Local SEO:

WHITEPARK – this Canadian-based company is the standard for citation building for local business. They are affordability priced and professional with an official business citation costing four dollars and industry-specific in the $5 range. The only downside is they often take 4-6 weeks to complete in order, but are very thorough and professional.

LOGANIX – many companies will build local citations (help, city pages, etc.spreadsheets  of) for you. If you were working at a local business, this is the most important part. Inconsistent NAP data turns what should be a natural process into a complete nightmare. That is why I highly recommend Loganix.


BackLinksIndexer – especially if you have ordered local citations, what a lot of people don’t know is they are doing you no good unless Google knows they’re there. They need to be indexed. I have seen situations where spreadsheets of citations developed six months prior that I had never been picked up by Google. That is because many of these business listings contain duplicate descriptions and information and get put to the bottom of the pile. You have to force Google to take notice. I have tried several link indexers, and backlinks indexer is by far the best. Also, oh what they’re doing is completely “white hat” the worst thing that could happen to you is your links won’t get indexed.

Affiliate Marketing:

Pretty Link Pro if you’re creating a network of affiliate sites, nice link Pro is a must-have tool. Most importantly it will make an immaculate and user-friendly link that will increase your click through rate and will cloak your affiliate links from search engines. It has a plethora of other advanced features including extended replacing text on the page with affiliate links, A/B testing, bulk import, and export. For more information about Pretty link see here.

Website Security

WP Site Guardian it is safe to assume that the reason you wanted to make a website is to generate money for you or your business. How much money is your site making you when it’s down? I think you know the answer to that. With word press having such a large percentage of the content management market, it also has the most significant percentage of people trying to hack into it. If you were serious about security check  out

my review about WP site guardian.

Cool Tools

Spin Re-writer I do not recommend spinning text, especially on your main pages. If you were like a lot of people, you probably get writer’s block, or you may want to generate some quick articles for your tier 2  properties. In these cases, you can do no better than Spin Re-Writer. I highly suggest you read the output before publishing it do not use it on any page you’re trying to make a sale unless you have edited the text thoroughly. Also, to avoid copyright problems, I highly suggest using the PLR article feature from Big Content Search.

BackLinksIndexer there is nothing worse than waiting for your newly published webpages to get indexed. BackLinksIndexer is a complete whitehat method of pinging all of the different blog update services. There are many different indexers available at, but this is by far the best.

In Depth Review Of Pretty Links Pro 1.6.7 WordPress Plugin

Pretty Links Pro 1.6.5 is one of the most underrated tools for any affiliate marketer who wants to make money with affiliate marketing techniques. It is a WordPress plugin for tracking and cloaking all your affiliate links. There is a free version as well as the Pro version of this product. The Pro version comes with numerous benefits to all affiliate marketers across the globe. This tool will make all your affiliate links look prettier and monitor how strong those links are. Pretty affiliates links are an excellent way to improve your conversions in the long run. This article provides a comprehensive review of Pretty Link Pro.

Here are some of the salient features of Pretty Link Pro.

. The plugin helps shorten your links quite quickly. You have the ability to no-follow these links and even double redirect to remove the referer information.

. The plugin will easily track the hits and clicks on your affiliate link.

. There is an option to create custom groups which will help you quickly find and replace your affiliate links later on.

. The software will allow replacing keywords or even URLs with your beautiful links easily.

. You can automatically share your pretty links on Twitter.

New just added:

Pretty Links Pro 1.6.5 a handful of critical Twitter fixes for Pro users. All Pro users are encouraged to upgrade as soon as they can.

* Fixed bugs with reports not showing

* Fixed Twitter auto-posting

* Fixed scheduled posts

* Upgraded code to work with PHP 5.4+

* Other minor bug fixes and improvements

Cloaking your affiliate links with Pretty Link Pro is quite easy. First, you download and install the plugin on your WordPress site. Once the plugin is activated, you can go ahead and create an affiliate link within minutes. Adding a new link takes only a minute. Just hover over the Pretty Link Pro menu and click Add New Link. The Add New Link offers a few options for you to choose. Some of these options include 307 (Temporary), Pretty Bar, 301 (Permanent), Meta Refresh, Cloaked, Pixel, and Javascript. There is an advanced option where you can double direct your affiliate link through another URL to remove the referer information. Advanced webmasters are going to love this feature.

You have the option to rotate links and also test different landing pages in the Pro version of the plugin. A/B testing is an easy way to split test your offers. The plugin provides valuable information about the times your links got clicked. The plugin makes it easier to track your link clicks and other vital statistics. You have the option to export and relevant links quickly in the Pro option of the plugin. The Options Panel helps make the plugin a great affiliate link manager instead of just a link shortener. There is a myriad of choices that come with the Pro version of the plugin.

The product comes with six free training videos that will walk you through the basics of everything you need to know when using the plugin. There is also an extensive user manual to show you show the use the plugin effectively. All in all, the Pretty Link Pro is one of the most underrated plugins for affiliate marketers across the globe. I give this plugin a 5-star rating since it is something an affiliate marketer needs.


Pricing Plans

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No matter what your needs are, we have a plan that’s right for you:



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