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Affiliate link

An affiliate link in affiliate marketing is a unique URL that contains the affiliate's ID or username.

An affiliate link in affiliate marketing is a unique URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username. This link is used to track the traffic sent to the advertiser’s website from the affiliate’s promotional efforts.

When a visitor clicks on an affiliate link, makes a purchase or completes a desired action, the affiliate receives a commission.

The affiliate program or network typically generates the link and gives it to the affiliate to use in their content. It’s an essential tool for tracking and attributing sales in affiliate marketing.

YouTube video

This video is the first of a beginner’s affiliate marketing course with 16 lessons. Lesson 1 explains affiliate marketing. You promote products and earn commissions via unique affiliate links with cookies. A brief Amazon example demonstrates how this works. 

An affiliate link tracks the referral of traffic from the affiliate's platform to the advertiser's site. The affiliate earns a commission if a visitor clicks the link and completes a purchase or desired action.

Affiliates can place these links in various locations such as:

  • their website, 
  • blog posts, 
  • social media posts, 
  • emails, 
  • YouTube video descriptions 
  • or any other platform 
where they promote the advertiser's products or services.

Search engines generally understand the nature of affiliate links and don't penalize sites for using them. However, affiliates should use them responsibly, first focusing on providing valuable content.