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Which link cloakers does Affilimate work with?

Affilimate is compatible with popular link cloakers like Thirsty Affiliates and Pretty Links.

If you want to use our Smart Label solution, which automatically adapts your affiliate links so you can know exactly which page and link your commission came from, you'll need to enable the following options.

This means you can re-use cloaked links on many pages, but still know which page converted, using Affilimate's Smart Labels.

Note: Just because a link cloaker isn't listed here, doesn't mean it isn't compatible with Affilimate. Most link cloakers support a setting called "Query Parameter Forwarding" or similar. Ask the Support team of your current link cloaking solution if they have a setting like that to be sure.

In this article:

  1. Thirsty Affiliates
  2. Pretty Links
  3. ClickMeter
  4. Rebrandly
  5. Simple URLs
  6. Lasso
  7. Short.io

1. Thirsty Affiliates

Open your Thirsty Affiliates settings and select Link Appearance.

Then scroll through the Link Appearance Settings until you see the option to pass query strings to the destination url, and select Yes.

This will allow us to pass in your unique tracking IDs to all the cloaked affiliate links on your site.

Tip: If you are using Thirsty Affiliates Pro Google Analytics integration, you'll need to additionally add a Filter for Affilimate in Google Analytics. This helps us both give you revenue attribution data without affecting your existing analytics.

2. Pretty Links

Similarly, Pretty Links has a per-link setting that does the exact same thing. It's called "parameter forwarding".

Open your Pretty Links settings for a specific link, and enable Parameter Forwarding.

Note: You only need to do this for links where the cloaked link sends users to an affiliate network or program that supports Smart Label attribution. Find a list of supported networks and programs in our Integrations List.

Tip: If you are using Pretty Links Google Analytics integration, you'll need to additionally add a Filter for Affilimate in Google Analytics. This helps us both give you revenue attribution data without affecting your existing analytics.

3. ClickMeter

When creating a new link or link rotator in ClickMeter, select the option Forward Parameters.

4. Rebrandly

Like ClickMeter, all Rebrandly links include a feature called Forward Parameters, which you should enable.

5. Simple URLs

Simple URLs currently does not support parameter pass-through but should soon (Q1 2022).

6. Lasso

As of a recent update, Lasso now supports query parameter pass-through. You do not need to change any settings in order to enable this feature.

7. Short.io

Short.io will allow you to configure parameters that can be overridden from the outside.

Have questions? Contact us at support@affilimate.com anytime.

Last Updated 8/31/2022

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