I founded 2 Invalid Links under Alerts when I log into my ShareASale account yesterday. Does anyone have the same problem before?
What does it mean to bloggers like us? We can’t make money by referral even though our visitors purchase through website if affiliate links are broken or dead. Yes, it’s a nightmare.
Why broken or dead affiliate links happened?
Merchants are frequently updating their affiliate links to keep up with the season, flash sales, or their general inventory of products. As an affiliate, it is important to keep checking the most recent products, banners, deals, and links.
In this post, you’ll learn how to find broken or dead affiliate links in ShareASale.
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First, what is ShareASale?
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s or company’s products/services. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a percentage of the sale as commission.
ShareASale is my favorite affiliate program network because it’s beginner-friendly. They accept most of the application even though you have a small audience. (page view) I highly recommend ShareASale if you want to monetize your website as new bloggers or affiliates.
How to Find Broken Affiliate Links in ShareASale?
Step 1. Log into your ShareASale account.
Step 2. In the navigation bar, you’ll see the Alerts. Under the Alerts, there are important notifications about affiliate links that you joined. Click Invalid Links.
Step 3. You’ll see the broken or dead affiliate links list with a Merchant ID and Banner ID.
- Merchant ID = Business name
- Banner ID = Specific campaign or link
However, the Merchant ID is not shown in some cases. You need to check all the affiliate companies you joined if you can’t identify the business name. That’s time-consuming. In that case, check the date. (10-20-2020)
Step 4. In the navigation bar, click Marchant and select Weekly Progress. You’ll see the Clicks graph. The graph looks like little mountains with a blue dot on top. Find the date broken links happen and click the blue dot on top.
Step 5. You’ll see the merchant list. Broken or dead affiliate links are from these companies. Click one of the company names.
Step 6. You’ll see the affiliate link list. The ID section is a Banner ID. Check it and identify the broken or dead links.
I hope this post helps you to find broken or dead affiliate links in ShareASale. If you have any questions about ShareASale, please comment below or mentioned me on Twitter. Maybe I can help you!