Affiliate marketing depends on two things:
- your marketing skills
- your management skills
Thirsty Affiliates is a software for affiliate marketing management. Its a WordPress based link management plugin that helps you to effortlessly manage affiliate links. The developer behind the plugin is Josh Kohlbach.
Why do you Need Thirsty Affiliates?
The fact that you are an affiliate marketers makes this plugin an absolutely must-have tool. Other reasons are:
Most of the affiliate links look like a garbled sequence of letters and characters. A buyer may become suspicious; however, if you have a clean looking link, there is a higher possibility of getting links.
The Thirsty Affiliates plugin and its add-on plugins creates a dashboard right on the main WordPress dashboard. You can store all affiliate links by categories and monitor clicks and conversions. Otherwise, you are dependent on third-party websites. Here, it gets embedded within the WordPress site.
Adding affiliate links on blog posts, making them no-follow, making them open in new window, check excel sheets for links and other trivial tasks take a lot of time. In Thirsty Affiliates, you just have to add the links once, everything else is taken care of seamlessly.
Thirsty Affiliates Plugin Features
I absolutely adore this plugin because of the following features:
You don’t have to look for product images every time. When you’re creating the link database, you can add the image once and for all.
After installing the plugin, you can see a green “Aff” button in the post editor. You can use this button to search for affiliate links and add them in the post. The links are in no-follow mode by default and will always open in a new window.
You can arrange the links in categories and sub-categories for easy searching. You don’t have to navigate through thousands of affiliate links. Just type the product name or choose a category to see relevant affiliate links.
This is one of the best features. You won’t want the link collection to get lost, right? Thirsty Affiliates backups all the links automatically. You can even download them with website database backup.
Rather than a link like “/achd$ght^”, you get to create a link like “/recommends/product”. Which one is better? Decide for yourself.
Thirsty Affiliates Giveaway
Josh is giving away the Thirsty Affiliates Professional edition to one lucky winner. The plugin costs $79 and comes with 3 add-on plugins, which are:
- Statistics Add-On: This will give insight on link clicks, historical data and other stats.
- Importer Add-On: If you are using MBP Ninja Affiliate, Thirsty Affiliates will import all the data for you.
- Auto Linker Add-On: You can specify keywords on which the plugin will automatically attach affiliate links even if you forget it!
The Thirsty Affiliates giveaway will run from 16 April to 5 May, 2013. Please follow the widget below to participate. The winner will be contacted via email so make sure to give an active and accurate email id.
All the best to everyone!
The winner of the Thirsty Affiliates giveaway is Mosam Gor, from Ahmedabad (India). Congratulations!