What is an Affiliate Link?

Glossary of commonly used and discussed terms in Partner Programs

Affiliate Links

An affiliate link is a special type of URL that contains a unique tracking code. This tracking code is used to identify the affiliate who is promoting the product or service being linked to, and to credit them for any resulting sales.

Affiliate links are commonly used in affiliate marketing, which is a type of performance-based marketing in which affiliates are rewarded for driving traffic and sales to a company’s website. When an affiliate promotes a product or service through an affiliate link, they receive a commission for any resulting sales.

To use an affiliate link, an affiliate must first sign up for an affiliate program, which is offered by the company whose products or services they want to promote. Once they are approved for the program, the affiliate will receive a unique affiliate link that they can use to promote the company’s products or services. When a customer clicks on the affiliate link and makes a purchase, the affiliate will be credited for the sale and will receive a commission.

Overall, an affiliate link is a powerful tool for affiliates who want to earn commissions by promoting products or services online. By using affiliate links, affiliates can earn money by driving traffic and sales to a company’s website, while the company benefits from increased sales and exposure.

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