Author nathaniell
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***USING THE TRAINING COULD POSSIBLY CRASH YOUR WEBSITE. PROCEED WITH CAUTION***

I am not a techie guy, so if you plan to use this training, please be aware that although this has worked for me several times, I'm not promising it will work for you.

However, it's been very useful, and saved me hundreds of hours of replacing affiliate links.

When I got started in WA, I did the "shotgun" method, and just created a ton of websites in one niche, along with even more affiliate links. Although it worked for a while, I don't recommend it long term. Plus, now it creates a lot of time-suck for me when I have to update things like affiliate links.

Recently, one of the affiliate programs I promoted changed their affiliate software and none of the old links would work as of June 1. But for me, updating hundreds of links buried in thousands of pages would be an impossible task.

Would I spend 100 hours searching for these links hoping to catch all of them and keep my sales (which are quite random, even though they add up to a decent passive income)?

Would I just give up the income and save myself the time, working on my newer, more professional websites?

Neither. I'll update my links in the database.

Essentially, I'm searching for all instances of the OLD affiliate link and replacing them with the NEW affiliate link. This can be done within the database.

Just be careful. There can be unintended consequences.

If your affiliate link is affiliateprogram.com/affiliate/1234. and you want to update it to affiliateprogram.com/newlink/1234, you replacing "affiliate" with "newlink" will replace ALL instances of the word affiliate, including text on your website.

Replacing /1234 with something, could potentially break some code unintentionally!

That's why I always replace something VERY specific, like a full affiliate link, as I've done in the example above. And it worked!

***BACK UP YOUR WEBSITE BEFORE REPLACING TEXT***

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combridge Premium
Thanks Nathaniell
you lost me not far into it but I get the general gist. will have to revisit talk soon
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MarionBlack Premium
Good find Nathaniell. I like the way it automatically checks the box for "Run as dry run" even after you've done a "real" run.
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abdul11 Premium
GOOD DANGEROUS POST
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Loes Premium
Very nice to know this is existing! Thanks a lot.
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newy219 Premium
And of course back up your site first!
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