I am about to update all the links on my site,and I was wondering which is better. Does it look better to put the full affiliate link on your website, or should you use the short links? I know a few places like Twitter and Pinterest sometimes won't allow you to post short links cause they say it looks spammy or unsafe. I don't want my visitors to think this when they see a short link. Has anyone had better conversions with 1 or the other, or does it really matter? I was also wondering if you put the full link is there anyway someone could take your affiliate Id off the end of it and replace it with theirs? I would love to get some good answers on this. Scott
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medic Premium
has this topic been answered?? are people aware on how to put their links into the text box when editing pages instead of the visual box in their wordpress site??
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bryonbrewer Premium
i think the answer is "use prettylink"
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scottdogg187 Premium
I agree pretty link is awesome
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lunia Premium
I don't like long affiliate links and I don't like short meaningless links as well.
I create own links as described in the training "how-to-make-your-affiliate-links-more-attractive-using-htaccess" In short you add Redirect command to your .htaccess file and you redirect your long (or short but ugly) link to link you make up within your domain.
I think it is quite good solution. What do you think?
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scottdogg187 Premium
I have never heard of that way, it looks a little confusing as he doesn't go into a lot of detail about it. I will probably just use the regular links that we are given, thanks for the suggestion tho
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tommo1968 Premium
Some of my links are about 3 lines long and look really terrible so I always shorten them. I would try a test run put the same link in to different pages one short the other long and see which gets the most clicks. Or do it on the same page over the same time span say 2 weeks of each.
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scottdogg187 Premium
That is a good suggestion, I guess I could try that out and see if it works. Thanks for the advice
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bryonbrewer Premium
Before I knew what affiliate links really were, I always looked a bit suspicious of shortened links. If they were on Facebook or somewhere like that, you could understand it because people didn't want this long-ass link appearing on their status, but on a website where it is a TEXT LINK that has been shortened, I always thought "If they have just made a two word link like "click here" why have they changed it via goo.gl? Is it a bad destination that they don't want me to know about until I arrive?

On the other hand, if I mouse over a long link like http:// wealthyaffiliate.com/name of training/a_bunchofnumbers I wouldn't really pay attention to the code on the end and would just click it.
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scottdogg187 Premium
That's the same way I feel when I see a short link, and a long link. I just wanted to see if other people felt the same way. I think I will go with the long version it looks less spammy. Thanks
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PepperGuy Premium
Scott, My philosophy..If playing with Twitter's Toy's(Try saying that fast 5 times) or Pinterest pins do as they like. When posting affiliate links I use short links or try cloaking my links There are several good programs on the market...Wait for a few more response before taking my suggestion though. Maybe there is a better way.
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scottdogg187 Premium
How do you feel when you see something like goo.gl8KLY? does it make you feel like they are trying to hide something? I have always thought it was good to cloak your links but I think I might change things up a bit. Thanks for your input though William
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