Did you know you can use Anywhere to create one-off affiliate links you can use—as the name indicates—anywhere?
From your Publisher Dashboard, click the Anywhere tab. From this page, there are only three things to be mindful of:
- In the “Enter a URL” field, paste a regular merchant URL that you want Anywhere to affiliate. By regular we mean unaffiliated URLs, like this Macy’s link to a Fossil Piper Leather Small Crossbody bag:
Click the orange “Build” button and voila: your link’s changed to a redirect with your unique API key:
Keep in mind that this example uses one of our master account’s API keys; you should use the unique API key generated when you created your campaign so that all clicks and revenue correctly track to your Publisher Dashboard.
- Since the new Anywhere link is fairly long for social media (you want to keep things clean and succinct for your readers!) you can automatically shorten these links by checking the “Shorten with Bit.ly” checkbox and re-clicking the orange “Build” button:
Note that you should always wrap your merchant link in a Anywhere redirect first before shortening it with a link shortener.
- For added convenience, drag the Bookmarklet badge to the bookmarks bar on the browser of your choice. Using the Bookmarklet, you can create an Anywhere link with one click—without needing to navigate away from the merchant page you’re browsing! See a great item you’re itching to share with your readers? Click the Bookmarklet on the product page you’re on, click “Copy to Clipboard,” and you’re ready to post! One, two, done!
Keep in mind you can shorten via Bit.ly straight from the Bookmarklet and optionally post your newly-created VigLink Anywhere link to Twitter or Facebook.
Tip: See our video walkthrough of our three main products—including Anywhere!
Tip: We’ve built a Google spreadsheet that you can use to format multiple Anywhere links quickly!