Affiliate links are a great way to generate revenue via content on your website or blog. These links allow you to provide revenue-generating hyperlinks in context to relevant areas on your site. These links will enable you to, for example, post a link to a tent on Amazon, from your blog about the best tents on the market today. You can then earn a portion of the money from a purchase made via a user from your website.
Geo-targeted affiliate links can help automatically take these affiliate visitors to the country specific Amazon store, without the need to implement heavy-handed and complicated solutions on your website yourself. With the geo-link service from Geo Targetly, you can create smart links that detect a visitor's geolocation and send them to the relevant country specific Amazon store, thus improving the possibility of engagement and chance to make a purchase.
How do geo targeted affiliate links work
Geo IP based links work by redirecting your website visitors, who have clicked on your affiliate link, to the page most relevant for their geolocation. When someone visits your website and clicks on a smart geo-based link, Geo Targetly can use their IP address to determine their location in the world, down to the country, state, or city. Then, Geo Targetly can follow redirect rules to identify matches that you have specified, and link users from specific locations to different pages based on those rules. For example, if you have an Amazon affiliate link, and you want to link Canadian visitors to the Canadian version of Amazon from your site, you can create a rule that will do that, and when a user from Canada visits the link, they will be redirected to Amazon.ca instead of Amazon.com.
If no match is found, your users will be directly redirected to a default web page that you can specify. Geo links don’t take much time to load either, so your users will have no idea that you are using Geo Targetly to redirect them dynamically. The experience will feel native, and your users will appreciate being directed to the version of the websites that work best for them. What’s even better as an addition, using Geo Targetly for geo links doesn’t limit you to post the link on your website. You can post this link anywhere on the web, and it will redirect your visitors appropriately.
Increasing conversion with geo based affiliate links
If you’ve ever gone to a website and been greeted with links to the wrong version of a site for your country, or the wrong currency, you know how jarring the experience can be. It feels off and may make you second-guess the legitimacy of the website in some cases.
The significant benefit of using a service like Geo Targetly to provide geo links is the added legitimacy to your website and the experience your users will have. The link generation is fast, easy to manage and accurate. By giving users more relevant links, you will also be more likely to receive the affiliate income behind the links you are posting. For example, if you are posting an Amazon link, but it’s not to the right storefront, your visitor is much less likely to convert to a purchase based on that visit using your link.
Giving your users a seamless experience that appropriately matches where they are in the world is a great way to help ensure that they continue to visit your website and view your content. Giving them material that does not feel relevant or appropriate for their location might make them back out of your site and look for content that better suits their geographic area. Give them the content they want using geo links with Geo Targetly.
How to create and use geo links?
Adding geo links to your site can be done in just five easy steps.
Step One: Create a rule
Step Two: Add your redirect link and locations
Step Three: Add multiple rules
Step Four: Generate your geo link
Step Five: That's it, post the link in your website or social media
Now that you have created your custom geo links you can post them on your website and redirect your visitors to the correct site accordingly. Not only can you post this link to your site, but you can also post it on the web, and it will direct users accordingly. Geo Targetly does the heavy lifting of determining geolocation behind the scenes no matter where you post this link!
How to create and use geo links?
If you are currently running a blog or website that uses affiliate links to generate revenue, are you directing users to the correct version of the site you are linking them to? If the answer is no, you need to look into using geo links from Geo Targetly. Doing this kind of redirection doesn’t have to be difficult, and by using Geo Targetly, you can ensure that your links not only work on your website, they will also work on social media, and any other site you post them on. If you run multiple sites, this is also a great solution.
Geo Targetly is a simple, plug-and-play tool that lets you create geo based links to redirect visitors by IP addresses, countries, states, cities, and more. To start redirecting your visitors by their geolocation, claim your free trial now!