When you promote links on your site that you get from FlexOffers.com, you are using an advertiser’s tracking link. Sometimes those links go a webpage promoting a seasonal sale, or to the company’s home page where all their products can be found. If you want that link to go to a specific page instead, such as a pair of designer jeans that you’re sure your readers will want to buy, you’ll want to create a deep link.

A deep link is a tracking link that changes where an advertiser’s link goes to. Perhaps the advertiser’s default link goes to their home page, but you would rather have it redirect to a specific product instead to increase your monthly click rates and revenue.

There are three ways to create a deep link on the FlexOffers.com Publisher Pro platform:

 

Here’s how:

 

STANDARD METHOD
 

Note: Not all advertisers allow deep linking, but when they do allow it, this is one way to create one.

 

  1. When logged into the FlexOffers.com Publisher Pro platform, click on the Links tab.

 

  1. In the Advanced Search widget, click on the Allows Deep Linking button and then enter the name of one of your approved advertisers in the blank Advertiser Search field below.

 

  1. Click the Search button. If the advertiser offers links that allow deep linking, they will appear in these search results.

 

 

  1. Choose one of the links and click on the View Link button.

 

  1. In a separate browser window, find the page that you’d like to create a deep link to on the advertiser’s website (Note- you can also find a link to the advertiser’s homepage by clicking on the PROGRAM DETAILS button next to the advertiser’s name in the search results).

 

  1. Copy the URL for the page that you’d like to create a deep link to and paste it in the blank Deeplink URL field.

 

 

Congratulations, you’ve created a deep link! 

 

You can copy the HTML code generated in the HTML tab above and place it on your site, create a custom link via the Custom URL field, and even verify that the link looks and works as you’d like it to on the Live Preview tab.

 

DEEP LINKING TAB METHOD
 

Note: Not all advertisers allow deep linking, but when they do allow it, this is one way to create one.

 

  1. When logged into the FlexOffers.com Publisher Pro platform, click on the Links tab, then the Deep Linking tab.

 

  1. In the Deep Link Configuration widget, enter the name of the advertiser that you’d like to create a deep link for in the Advertiser Search field. If you are approved for the advertiser and it has deep linking capabilities, it will appear here.

 

  1. In a separate browser window, find the page that you’d like to create a deep link to on the advertiser’s website (Note- you can also find a link to the advertiser’s homepage by clicking on the ‘Browse the advertiser website’ button under the Advertiser Search field. This will create a new window that leads to the advertiser’s homepage.).

 

  1. Copy the URL for the page that you’d like to create a deep link to and paste it in the blank URL field.

 

 

 

At this point, you can choose from 4 formats to create your deep link: URL, Text, Image, and Image and Text.

 

  • For the URL format, simply click on the Generate button. Your deep link will appear in the Generated Link widget on the right.

 

  • For the Text format, enter the custom copy that you would like for your deep link in the blank Text field under the Format field, then click on the Generate button. Your deep link will appear in the Generated Link widget on the right.

 

  • For the Image format, enter the URL for the image that you would like to use in the blank Image URL field under the Format field, then click on the Generate button. Your deep link will appear in the Generated Link widget on the right.

 

  • For the Image and Text format, enter the URL for the image that you would like to use in the blank Image URL field, then enter the custom copy that you would like for your deep link in the blank Text field under the Format field, then click on the Generate button. Your deep link will appear in the Generated Link widget on the right.

 

 

If you would like to create multiple deep links at once (up to 100 at a time), click on the Bulk button under the Advertiser Search field and then paste the URLs for the pages you’d like to create deep links for in the URL List window, then click the Generate button. Your results will appear in the Generated Links widget on the right and can even be exported to a spreadsheet by clicking on the Export button.

 

 

Congratulations, you’ve created a deep link!

 

BOOKMARKLET METHOD

Using the Bookmarklet method, you can create a deep link while browsing an approved advertiser’s website. This removes the need to have a second browser tab or window open when creating a deep link.

 

Note: Not all advertisers allow deep linking, but when they do allow it, this is one way to create one.

 

  1. When logged into the FlexOffers.com Publisher Pro platform, click on the Links tab, then the Deep Linking tab. Scroll down to the Deep Linking Bookmarklet widget.

 

  1. Make sure your bookmarks toolbar is visible in your browser window, then drag the FlexOffers Deep Linking Generator button to your bookmarks toolbar.

 

 

  1. Go to the website of an approved advertiser, and when you find a page that you would like to create a deep link to, click on the FlexOffers Deep Linking Generator button you just dragged to your bookmarks toolbar.

 

 

 

At this point, you can choose from 4 formats to create your deep link: URL, Text, Image, and Image and Text.

 

  • For the URL format, simply click on the Generate button. Your deep link will appear in the Generated Link widget on the right.

 

  • For the Text format, enter the custom copy that you would like for your deep link in the blank Text field under the Format field, then click on the Generate button. Your deep link will appear in the Generated Link widget on the right.

 

  • For the Image format, enter the URL for the image that you would like to use in the blank Image URL field under the Format field, then click on the Generate button. Your deep link will appear in the Generated Link widget on the right.

 

  • For the Image and Text format, enter the URL for the image that you would like to use in the blank Image URL field, then enter the custom copy that you would like for your deep link in the blank Text field under the Format field, then click on the Generate button. Your deep link will appear in the Generated Link widget on the right.

 

Congratulations, you’ve created a deep link!

 

When you’re done creating your deep link, simply click on the Close button in the Deep Liking Bookmarklet to continue browsing.

 

Should you have any questions after following the steps above, please email our team at [email protected] Thank you for your interest in our network!

 

 

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