Have you tried sharing affiliate offers on your Page? Is Facebook blocking your affiliate links?
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to generate revenue from your Facebook Page, but Facebook may catch the affiliate link and block your post from being seen. If you want to promote an affiliate offer on your Facebook Page, you need to mask the link first.
To mask an affiliate link means to hide it with a redirect. For example:
http://www.lukepeerfly.com/join redirects you to a PeerFly referral link: http://peerfly.com/?r=386
This allows you to give users a link with your own domain in it when promoting an affiliate offer.
Masking links is great for promoting affiliate links because it hides from Facebook the fact that it’s an affiliate link.
FPTraffic offers an easy way for you to mask your affiliate links and avoid having them blocked by Facebook. Here’s how you can use our simple Link Mask tool and start monetizing your Page with affiliate offers.
Using the Link Mask Tool
With the FPTraffic Link Mask tool, you can post your affiliate offer links to your Facebook Page with custom titles, descriptions and an optimized photo. The preview image is automatically cropped for Facebook.
Complete the following steps to mask your links:
- Log into your FPTraffic account. From the Content dropdown, click Link Mask Tool.
- Enter the URL you’d like to direct people to, (your affiliate link).
- Enter a keyword. This will help you associate which link you are tracking.
- Enter a custom title and description, then upload an image.
- Click Create Link!
At the bottom of the Link Mask Tool screen, you can track how many times a user clicked on your masked link.
Increase Engagement and Revenue with Link Masks
The Link Masking tool can help you increase engagement on your Facebook Page and increase the revenue you generate.
One proven way to use this tool for audience engagement is to create a custom image for your link with a play button. The example below is a screenshot from a YouTube video. You can add a play button to any link, but your bounce rate will likely be pretty high if you don’t actually have a video.
This link on the Charlie Day Quotes Page was clicked over 17,000 times!
Masking your affiliate links is also great when you’re boosting posts. You can get your affiliate link post seen by a larger audience without having your link blocked by Facebook.
After you’ve grown an audience on your Facebook Page, you can easily earn money with affiliate marketing. Use the FPTraffic Link Mask tool to keep Facebook from blocking your affiliate offers. This tool can help you increase your conversion rate and gives you full control over your links.