If you're updating an existing page on your site that's getting a lot of traffic, you might want to import your affiliate links for tracking immediately after publishing some changes.
To do this, simply head to the Scan section, in your Affilimate dashboard. There you will see a few options under Scan mode including:
- Only changed
- All pages
- Single page
You will also have options under URL to scan all of your sites if you have multiple sites, scan only one site, or enter the exact URL of the Single page you’d like to scan.
TIP: Don't forget to clear all your caches and CDN before beginning a fresh scan.
Select Only Changed if you only want Affilimate to scan pages or posts that have been changed since your last import. This is ideal if you have updated or published several new pages since your last scan.
Select All Pages if you want Affilimate to scan all the pages on your site, think of this as a deep scan. Keep in mind that if you have a large website, scanning All Pages can take quite a bit of time.
Select Single Page if you only want Affilimate to scan one page or one blog post. This is especially useful for quickly scanning a newly published post or recently updated page on your site.
Affilimate will then scan your selected pages using your sitemap, find your affiliate links, and sort them into "Links to Import" and "Ignored Links" according to our algorithm.
Then, you can either Import all links or go through the suggestions to refine the links you want to track:
- Using the X button in "Links to import" to ignore links
- Using the Arrow button in "Ignored links" to add them back to the import list
TIP: Direct or independent programs can end up in Ignored Links if they aren't using a standard affiliate link format. Always double-check the automatically ignored links in case there's a link you want to track in there.
Finally, import your initial set of links to begin tracking by pushing Import all links.