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Everyone loves making money from iTunes affiliate links but it is often a pain to be on top of creating them. This is a collection of iTunes affiliate tools that will make your life easier.
iTunes Affiliate Link Generator
When searching the web you might find some tools here and there but most of them do a very specific, limited, function and I don't find them to be very useful. However, there is one that I believe is truly amazing. It's called GeoRiot
. I was lucky enough to discover this iTunes affiliate tool when they were still in beta years ago and have been using it the whole time. The concept is extremely simple: they do all the legwork of figuring out the correct iTunes affiliate network to use (based on the user's location) and also give you reporting tools. Also, you don't need to pay them! They will only take a a small percentage of your clicks as payment, starting from unaffiliated users
(therefore ones you wouldn't make anyways). I think it's as genius and easy to use.
iTunes Affiliate Auto Link Maker
At the same time that Apple announced PHG, they also introduced a new auto link maker
iTunes Affiliate Widget Builder
Apple also provides an easy way to embed iTunes Store widgets
within your website by simply pasting a code snippet. These are live elements that always retrieve fresh information from the store based on your specifications, just like the one on the right for Jay-Z's latest album Magna Carta.
iTunes Affiliate tracking mobile apps
Both PHG and TradeDoubler currently have their own apps in the App Store. These allow you to always keep at hand performance reports for your iTunes affiliate links.
iTunes Affiliate links on Wordpress blogs
If you maintain a website or blog, odds are it's running wordpress.
Just like for pretty much anything, you can already find plugins which will help you when creating iTunes affiliate link. I tried a couple but was not satisfied. They all seem to have a very specific purpose in mind and therefore do not leave much space for customization. I would advise creating the iTunes affiliate links manually (or use your own link generator) and then including them on your website.
The above is the most comprehensive guide when it comes to iTunes affiliate tools. Feel free to try them and make sure to let me know what you think or at least say hi after you make your first $1000. :)
Published: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:07:22 +0000