Redirect Your Links
STEP 1: Open up your web editing software or use this free one.
Then, create a New Folder. for example like: “recommends”.
STEP 2: Create a New Page (blank).
And copy & paste this code into the HTML
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN”>
<title>Your Name Recommends :: Name of Product</title>
Change the parts in red to your own Title and, of course, insert your proper affiliate link.
Save the file as a name you’ll easily identify, e.g. you’ll see I used “socialmediarocks” in this example.
When you’re finished; upload the file and folder/subfolder to your web server…
Why use a redirect link? For Google search engine ranking. Your redirect link is an actual page on your server, Google will index your page and can appear in search results. The potential for people to click on your affiliate link, buy and you get paid.
Don’t forget to include a Title – this is what shows up in a Google listing.
Resource: The affiliate training guide explains additional information on how and why to redirect your links. It’s available for download here.