How do I generate an affiliate referral link/URL?
An affiliate referral link/URL is the URL affiliates use to promote your website or products. It has the affiliate ID or username appended to the URL so a specific affiliate can be tracked when a visitor or customer visits your website. If the customer successfully completes a conversion (i.e. a sale, or a form submission), a referral will be generated and the affiliate will be awarded a commission.
There are three primary ways affiliate referral URLs can be generated:
- The affiliate can manually add their unique affiliate ID to the end of any URL or product page on your website. For example: http://mywebsite.com/product-1/?ref=123. See the following doc for more information on affiliate URLs: Affiliate URLs
- The affiliate can generate their own referral URL from the Affiliate Area (when they are logged in) by pasting the page URL from any page on your site into the Page URL field and clicking "Generate URL". Take a look at our screenshots to see the affiliate referral URL generator in the Affiliate Area.
- Or, you can provide affiliate referral links to your affiliates yourself. You'll just need to append their affiliate ID to the URLs you provide them.
Affiliates can share their affiliate referral links on their own website, through their social media accounts, in emails, and anywhere else they wish to promote your site. Check out our doc on Sharing affiliate referral URLs/links to read more about how affiliates can share their referral links.