Keeping records of Affiliate Links
Keeping track of Affiliate Links
Since I started my website(s), I have always made a note on a spreadsheet, of the Affiliate Links that I have used on each page.
For example, I have the Amazon short code, so I paste that link on my website, and again into column one of my spreadsheet. Next column is the date it was added to the website. 3rd column has the actual product link that the short code points to. And then 4th column maybe a description tag or meta tag if it was used for the link. Finally 5th column would be the title text.
And sometimes I add the keyword or phrase that I was targetting, into another column.
Does anyone else do this?
Part of me wanted to keep track in case something changed with a link, or if the advertizer/merchant changed something and I was required to find out where I had specifically used the link.
Another reason was to be able to analyse how many times I had used common phrases like "Click Here", or "Click now" etc.
But it's wearing me out trying to keep track and constantly copying and pasting links - and often forgetting. And it makes me think I'm probably being a little OCD about it all.
1. Does anyone else do this and if Yes,
2. Do you have a better method of keeping track than mine?
I'm inclined to stop doing this but I thought I would check if anyone else did anything similar, just in case the sky falls in or something ;-)
Thanks for reading