Stop Using A Link Shortener (like bit.ly and tinyurl) - Learn Why Here!

Stop Using A Link Shortener (like bit.ly and tinyurl) - Learn Why Here!

23.Jun.2021

today we are revealing the truth about
link shorteners like bitly
tinyurl branley clickmagick and more
should you be using these services to
shorten your website links and affiliate
links
you are about to find out you're gonna
learn the good
the bad and the ugly plus i'm gonna hook
you up with a free software that you can
use to shorten your affiliate links
the right way all right here right now
on affiliate marketing dude all right
let's get to it today we are talking
about the truth about link shorteners
now if you want to learn all about how
to make money with affiliate marketing
make sure you subscribe click the bell
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today's line up we are going to go
through part one how link shorteners
work
part two the pros and cons of link
shorteners
part number three we're gonna show you a
better way to shorten your links
and part number four i'm gonna give you
some free software
that you can use right now but first
let's talk about how these link
shorteners work
there are lots of different link
shortening services out there on the web
some of the more popular ones are bit.ly
rebrandly tinyurl click magic
gu.gl owly
and more and the way they work is very
simple
you would simply take your big ugly
affiliate link
like this pop it into the link shortener
and it's going to shorten your link from
the big ugly link
to a tiny url link or a bitly link or
whatever service you're using
now these are very simple most of them
are free and they're used by
millions of people across the web but
there are some major downsides to using
these services
and make sure you stay to the end of
this video for a bonus tip where i'm
going to show you how to hack
lots of killer affiliate keywords that
are hidden in plain sight
now let's get into the pros and cons of
shortening your affiliate links with
these services
first of all the best part is these are
easy as you saw i was able to create a
link
in seconds it's very very easy i can now
copy my shortened link
and use it pretty much wherever i want
another pro
is that they're trackable many of these
services if you purchase the upgraded
ones or even with some of the free plans
will allow you to see exactly where your
traffic's coming from how much traffic
you get
and all that kind of stuff that'll help
us make more money
as affiliate marketers and of course the
biggest pro
is probably that they're free well
mostly at least some of them if you want
to get the advanced stuff
actually cost a little bit of money but
for the most part link shorteners
are free but there are some major
downsides and i want to give you the
warning
right up front
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first of all when you create a link
using a service like bitly or tinyurl
you do not actually own your link
because you don't own the domain name
so if i get a bunch of links out there
and they decide to change their program
or algorithm or terms
i'm left out in the cold and my link is
now dead
contrast that with if i'm using my own
domain like
affiliatedude.com i can now have links
on that site as many as i want
and in addition to actually owning my
links i also can change them at the drop
of a hat
and they actually build up links in
google let me show you
how this works you're going to notice
that for major sites like bit.ly
they actually rank for lots of keywords
and get lots of traffic
for those keywords like this one here my
life touch
they actually rank number five and
they're getting quite a bit of traffic
from it
they also rank for different names of
stores and healthcare and all kinds of
different things you could see that they
have
over 269 000 rankings in google
with their link shortener and of course
those are links that bitly owns so you
don't exactly own them
you just kind of get to borrow them we
can also see the same thing on tinyurl
ranking for over 13
000 keywords click magic which doesn't
rank for that many terms because they
have a no
follow rule on their links which means
they don't even get picked up by google
and we have amazon's affiliate link
shortener that ranks for over 1.4
million different keywords and we have
some rankings for goo
dot gl and ow dot l y
now these are very important to look at
because if we take a look at the bit dot
l y links we can see they actually rank
number nine for a term that gets over 22
000 searches a month
sinners in the hands of an angry god
which is an old book i used to read when
i was a preacher so i know a little bit
about that one
but we can see here that they actually
rank number nine
in google with their bitly link and the
problem with this
is that they're ranking wouldn't you
much rather have this ranking for
your website and have the benefit of the
link juice and the traffic going to you
instead of just sending it to bit.ly
well stay tuned i'm going to show you
how to do that and that brings us to con
number two which is you are building up
their links
every link you shorten and pass around
on the internet is actually building
up the various sites of the link
trackers you are using
so all that hard work is benefiting
someone else
and i don't know about you but i'd
rather do all the work to benefit my own
site
and the last con is that some of these
link shorteners can actually be quite
expensive to get the tools that you need
to be able to run a successful affiliate
business and if you look at the links
for amazon alone you could see they're
getting millions and millions of
visitors a month
with their link shortener which means
the affiliates are not actually getting
the power of the links they're using
even though they're doing the work to
build them up
and that brings us to part number three
what is the best way to shorten your
affiliate links
well there's several things that you can
do if you own your own website
and this is why i highly stress getting
a hub site
over at gohubsite.com when you do this
you want to get a domain that's very
short
which is why i acquired the domain name
affiliatedude.com
because it's nice and short so i can add
other links onto that and make it super
easy and the ways i can do this is with
subdomain redirects i can go into my
cpanel and add a subdomain
something like marcus.affiliatedude.com
or pdf.affiliatedude.com and i can run a
tracker and a redirect that links to my
affiliate links
now the downside to this is it's kind of
difficult and you got to know how cpanel
works
and the tracking isn't that great
because you actually actually
go in and look at each individual
domain's tracking
separately which can be time consuming
and kind of a pain in the butt
another thing you can do is have what's
known as a php
redirect now the benefit of a php
redirect is you'll actually start to
rank in google for these things
because you can actually have a title
tag and redirect it to somewhere else
in the old days this was known as a
doorway page or a bridge page
but we're using it to redirect people
wherever we want them to go
you would simply take this page here
which i'll link to in the description if
you want to download it
change the title to your keyword so if i
was doing sinners in the hands of an
angry god
i would put that as my title then i
would put my affiliate link right here
where the url
is and bam this would link directly to
my affiliate link
and then i would get the benefit of
being able to have that on
my site now the downside to this is
you're going to have a bunch of files
and the tracking isn't that great
another way you can do this is using the
wordpress redirection plugin
you can actually install wordpress on
your hub site in about 10 minutes
install this plugin and then have as
many different links or redirects as you
want
and you can name them whatever you want
and you can actually see how many clicks
they get
and everything like that so it's very
very easy but let me show you
an even better way that you can get
started with my free plugin
that you can get over at
tinyaffiliatelink.com
as you can see using my plugin here the
affiliate marketing dude tracker
you can actually go in and use these
different links and shorten them
super easy so all i have to do to
shorten a new link is hit the plus
button
take my big ugly affiliate link that we
get from clickbank or whatever we're
trying to promote
this just so happens to be a bible
affiliate offer for that
centers in the hands of an angry god
link we can go in and we can name the
link whatever we want so i can say
sinners or i could say something like
bible
clickbank right like that then i put my
big ugly link in here
and this is where it gets good i can
actually name that link
whatever i want and it'll be affiliate
dude.com
whatever i want so i can actually make
that shortened url
say bible very simple now once i save
this
i can simply send someone over to
affiliatedude.com
bible and boom they're going to be
redirected to my affiliate link
i'm going to the benefit of the link
juice from google
and i'm able to track everything in a
super simple way
where we could see exactly how many
people are clicking on what
and the best part about it is if i ever
need to change it i just click here
and i can change the link at the drop of
a hat very very simple very easy to use
you can have thousands of different
links and run kind of your own
link shortener business for yourself and
get
lots of traffic and start to show up in
the search engines
so be careful when you do affiliate link
shorteners
because you don't actually own your
links and the last thing i want you to
do
is actually have links that rank in
google that you don't own
little story years ago i was actually
promoting a smiley face
download program where i got two dollars
and fifty cents every time someone
downloaded
a free toolbar i did all the work to get
my affiliate links ranked
and to get my websites ranked and i
found out that google actually ranked my
affiliate link
and when that affiliate network decided
to change the link structure
all of my rankings were gone this was
something like a thousand dollar a day
loss in profit for me simply by not
cloaking my links the right way
and now you've learned that staying
around on my videos till the end gives
you special rewards
and we're gonna actually push that money
button because right now i'm gonna give
you a tip that you can use to find
super non-competitive keywords in any
niche
and literally find out what other people
are doing use those keywords get traffic
for yourself
and make money here's how it works what
you want to do is get a keyword tool
like ubersuggest ahrefs or
sem rush you want to take those link
shortener sites the actual links that
are used
like bit.ly and you want to type that
into your keyword tool
and see what they rank for and you can
actually find words that are really good
and then all you have to do is find
affiliate offers that you can promote
for example
sinners in the hands of an angry god
gets 22 000 searches a month
it's not very competitive bitly already
ranks i could set up a site for that and
promote
different bible offers pdf toolbar
downloads and more
and i can make tons of money doing this
one of my favorite ones to reverse
engineer is
amazon.t.o or amzn.to
you simply type this in your keyword
tool and you're going to find like
equate handle sanitizer with aloe
is actually not that competitive and it
gets 61
000 searches a month we also have wii
lens cleaning kit
some kind of elliptical beach chairs
treadmills and on and on we go
you are literally gonna be able to find
thousands and thousands of keywords that
are right for the picking
that you can use right now to get
traffic and start making money
so i hope you enjoyed this video if you
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affiliate marketing that's going to show
you this
in detail

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