Mask Affiliate links with Simple URLs WordPress Plugin
Affiliate programs is one of our major online profit, and you may like to hide affiliate links to improve conversion rate. Besides, masking your affiliate url is also a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. This is because you can use any keyword your desire for the custom affiliate url. For example, the default HostGator affiliate url is http://secure.hostgator.com/~affiliat/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=coltter, honestly it’s really too long and not easy to understand. But if we install a URL redirect plugin, we can insert some keywords such as hostgator.com instead. GoCodes is the plugin that i installed on my blogs, it allows you creating shortcut url to mask affiliate links easily.
Nathan Rice of StudioPress latest released a new WordPress plugin Simple URLs, you can create a 301 redirect and keep track of how many people followed the URL as well. Simple URLs is a complete URL management system that allows you create, manage, and track outbound links from your site by using custom post types and 301 redirects. It adds a new custom post type to your Admin menu, where you can create, edit, delete, and manage URLs. It also stores click counts in the form of a custom field on that custom post type. You can see how many times the custom url has been accessed on the overview page.
Link: Simple URLs