Track Your Affiliate Links with LinkTrackr

By Daniel Scocco

Ever heard the saying “you can’t improve what you can’t measure”? Well, it is true. Tracking and analyzing your numbers is essential, and there is one area where most bloggers and webmasters neglect this: affiliate links.

For example, let’s suppose that you are promoting an affiliate offer by commenting on other blogs and by participating in online forums. If you could track how many clicks each link you are posting is getting, you could stop working on the blogs/forums that are not sending traffic and focus on the ones that are.

How do you track that data? There are software that will do it for you, but you’ll need to install most of them on your server, so you need to have some technical skills.

What if you don’t? That is the problem that my friend Gobala Krishnan is trying to solve with his new project, called LinkTrackr. It is basically a web based application that will let you cloak, redirect and track the statistics on your affiliate links. Here is the complete list of features:

  • Link cloaking, link tracking / masking
  • Full graphical stats and reports
  • Viral bar β€” shares your cloaked link on FaceBook / Twitter
  • Custom domain names β€” as many different domains as you want
  • WordPress plugin that converts keywords to your tracking links
  • Use on all kinds of static sites, BlogSpot blogs, email links, PPC ads

The cool thing is the reports that are created automatically, enabling you to visualize which links are performing better, how the number of clicks is evolving day by day and so on. Here is a screenshot of the dashboard:

linktrackr

It is a paid tool, and the cost is $27 monthly. It is not cheap if you are getting started online, but if you are already making some money with affiliate marketing the tool could help you increase your profits by improving the performance of your campaigns.

Gobala is offering a $1 trial for the first 30 days too, so you can test the tool yourself to see if it will work for you. Here is the official website.



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24 Responses to “Track Your Affiliate Links with LinkTrackr”

  • harly

    Such a great tool i really want to use this.can it provide other features or just link tracking.Thanks for share it with us.

  • Esh

    I personally believe in server software. Where my datas are with me on my server, no matter how encrypted its on someone else.

    No offense to the creator of this tool, while bit.ly can already do most of the work this tool does for free.

    Tracking click counts on a page level is cool. On individual link level? How about tracking ROI with TID or track ID parameter at the link level? If this tool does this, its worth the price, because the “birds eye view” graphics on the tool’s homepage shows you make more money which is only possible if you correlate links with sales. Hope I made sense here.

    Just my opinion πŸ™‚

    ~E

  • Glen

    Thanks for the recommendation Daniel, though most (infact all) of the affiliate programs I am set up with already track their links from their affiliate control panel.

    If the need does arise however I won’t hesitate to check it out.

  • Jonathan Dingman

    The one thing I’ve really seen lacking in the affiliate marketing space is external access to conversions. Where I can truly measure clicks and conversions to see how effective my marketing really is. It’s rare, if it even exists, to find a company that will allow you to tap into the conversion metrics to really analyze your efforts.

  • Chris

    Looks like a great tool. I may get this.

  • Gobala Krishnan

    Thanks Daniel for the review. It’s $27 a month not $29, but yeah it’s a premium tool. We have other packages coming soon that are more affordable, but with less features.

    We’ll be continuously improving LinkTrackr and you won’t believe what we have planned before end of 2010 πŸ™‚

  • Kedai Obat

    Thanks for info.. It’s useful thinks for me. I’m a Newbie in Blogosphere. Thanks for sharing.. πŸ˜€

  • Dean Saliba

    $1 for 30 days? I think this price is good for even a cheapskate like myself. πŸ˜›

  • Siau Hen

    Tracking and analyzing are important elements in internet marketing. Lintrackr seems promising. Might give a try. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tinh

    It is a great tool, anyway, $29 monthly is not a good deal for most of bloggers like me πŸ™‚ Thanks

  • Dev – Technshare.com

    Great Post.

    LinkTrackr looks awesome. Going to try it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ~Dev

  • Blogging Genius-Pete Carr

    Hi Daniel,

    This looks like a great alternative to some of the other Link cloakers/Trackers available, being a bit tech phobic this looks like a great alternative, being web based it makes a lot of sense for the none technical among us.

    Pete

  • Sally

    Hey Daniel

    Looks great, thanks for letting us know about it, like you said you can’t improve on what you can’t measure so it’s time to ramp up the stats!

    Sally πŸ™‚

  • Jun on Blogmaster

    Thank you Daniel for sharing us this wonderful affiliate tracker. I will give it a try. I hope it will work for me.

  • jason

    As one who is getting deeper into affiliate marketing, it does seem to offer some great tracking tools, as I have been wondering how to keep track of the various affiliates I’ve started to use.

  • Devon

    >>Link cloaking, link tracking / masking

    Most of the (serious) affiliate programs urge the user to use the registered “domain.com” instead of *.linktrackr.com/*. So if one has bad luck, no comission fee πŸ™‚

  • Josh Garcia

    Hey Daniel,

    Looks like a pretty cool tool. Does it track keywords as well? Or is it just links?

    I’ll check the site…
    Josh

    • Daniel Scocco

      It also has a WordPress plugin you can install on your blog to convert any keyword into a trackable link, if that is what you mean.

  • Nabeel | Create Your First Website

    Hi,

    LinkTrackr looks good, but does seem a bit on the high side in terms of pricing.

    Kindest,
    Nabeel

    • Daniel Scocco

      Yeah as I said I wouldn’t recommend it to someone starting out.

      • Web Marketing Tips

        Quite right if you want to run than you will have to learn walk first.

  • Onibalusi Bamidele

    Really great post Daniel,

    I am just heading over to linktrackr, the tool looks good and promising.

    Thanks a lot for the great post,
    -Onibalusi

    • Kamal Hasa

      You should try pretty URL also. It’s a wordpress plugin and it is awesome..

    • Web Marketing Tips

      Certainly we have to invest money if we want to make money.

      These tools are like arms to us to win the battle of affiliate marketing.

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