ThirstyAffiliates Review 2022: How To Hide Affiliate Links in WordPress (Tutorial)

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Product Name: ThirstyAffiliates

Brand: ThirstyAffiliates

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Currency: USD

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  • Geo cloaking
  • Affiliate Link management
  • SEO Friendly
  • Stats feature


ThirstyAffiliates is a WordPress link management plugin for Affiliate marketers. It let you manage all your affiliate link within WordPress dashboard, and you can quickly add the affiliate links from WordPress post editor section.


  • Link management
  • SEO friendly features
  • Geo-cloaking (Pro feature)
  • User access control (Pro feature)


  • Stats feature are limited
  • Pro version is needed for serious affiliate marketers
  • Info box and Pop boxes are not available

Are you a blogger who is looking to make money from Affiliate marketing?

Have you found the best Affiliate link management WordPress plugin that also helps you increase your sales?

The majority of bloggers & newbie affiliate marketers are unable to make huge with Affiliate marketing due to lack of optimization.

The optimization of an affiliate link is easy when you are using the right tool.

Today I will let you know about a free WordPress affiliate link management plugin called Thirstyaffiliates that comes with amazing add-ons to let you make more money from Affiliate marketing.

ThirstyAffiliate WordPress Plugin Review: Best solution for link management

The Thirstyaffiliate plugin is free & you can download it from WordPress plugin repo here.

This Affiliate link management plugin comes highly equipped with features to increase your affiliate sales.

Along with that, there are many advanced features that is also available, which I have mentioned below.  In this post, I’m reviewing this plugin & will also share some of the useful add-ons which are available.

Once you have downloaded & installed the plugin, go to ThirstyAffiliate plugin settings.

This is where you will be doing the one-time setup of all major features & after that your work of adding a link is pretty easy.

Go to Affiliate links> settings & start configuring the plugin. You can copy the settings as shown in below image:

ThirstyAffiliate plugin settings
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Once you have configured the general settings, click on Save all changes.

How to Add new affiliate link:

The plugin offers two ways to add the affiliate links. You can either go to Affiliate links> Add new & cloak your affiliate link. Here is a screenshot for the same:

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The second method which is adding affiliate links from the post editor section is more convenient & easy. Go to add new post & there you will have an icon to either search and add an existing cloaked affiliate link or you can cloak a new link.

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How to Insert image banner for more affiliate sales: Extra feature

This is one feature which will make you ditch any other free Affiliate link Cloaker plugin you are using. We all know at times, good images gives better CTR. Using ThirstyAffiliates, you can also add an image instead of a normal hyperlink. When you are cloaking a new link (See the add new affiliate link image above), you will also get an option to add image.

Next time you can add a link as a hyperlink or as an image. I’m sure smart bloggers can imagine how effective a good banner ad would be for their affiliate sales.

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After using this plugin, I feel so sorry that why I was using any other plugin for so long. Since this offers features which can easily increase affiliate sales. Anyways, it’s better late than never.

Apart from above features, this plugin also supports shortcodes. I haven’t used this feature in detail, so can’t comment much on it. For now, let’s have a look at some of the notable add-ons available for this plugin. I suggest you to get at least few of the add-ons especially if you are using Amazon affiliate program or any hosting affiliate program where you need to direct users to special landing page based on their location.

ThirstyAffiliate Add-ons: Make more out of Affiliate Marketing

At the time of writing this review post, they have about 6 add-ons that you can buy in a bundle or separately. I’m sharing information about few of those add-ons which made me switch my existing WordPress affiliate plugin to this one.

CSV Importer addon:

Affiliate link CSV importer
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This one you may or may not need but for me it’s essential. Since I was using Gocodes plugin which is now gone, moving all my affiliate links from old plugin to new was a big task. With CSV importer, moving all of my 200+ links was easy & within minutes I moved away from my existing affiliate plugin to ThirstyAffiliates.

ThirstyAffiliates Geolocation Add-on

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This one is need of the time as all popular web-hosting companies including Bluehost & HostGator now redirect users to country-specific URL. Because of this, many of us miss out on sales & we can’t do much about it. If you are using Bluehost Affiliate program, I’m sure you must have noticed that a user clicking the link from India is redirected to Indian Bluehost site. With Geolocation add-on, the plugin will detect the user location & redirect them to the specific site of your choice. This is pretty useful for Amazon affiliates as well.

Amazon Add-on: WordPress Amazon affiliate plugin

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This one is my favorite as this would ensure I earn more from the Amazon affiliate program.

Do you know when you add an Amazon affiliate link fro U.S. store & users go to U.K. or Indian store, you don’t get the affiliate commission?

With Azon addon, you can import amazon affiliate link from WordPress dashboard & it supports all major Amazon store.

With the combination of Geolocation add-on, your reader would be redirected to the store based on his country location.

In short it makes it easy for you to add Amazon affiliate links & also to make more money from Amazon affiliate program.

Also, look at AAWP WordPress plugin for dedicated Amazon WordPress plugin.

Check this video to understand the Azon add-on feature:

There are more add-ons that are useful like Stats, Google Analytics integration & Auto-linker.

ThirstyAffiliate Pricing:

Here is the pricing for the different bundle:

ThirstyAffiliate Pricing
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In the upcoming series, I will share how to use specific addon of this plugin & moving your existing Affiliate links to ThirstyAffiliates.

For now, I would like to know your review of ThirstyAffiliates WordPress plugin. Do share about this plugin & offer with your blogger friends.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

42 thoughts on “ThirstyAffiliates Review 2022: How To Hide Affiliate Links in WordPress (Tutorial)”

  1. Hi Harsh,

    is it worth to install the free version of ThirstyAffiliates plugin or do we need to buy the premium version?


    1. @Amit
      That’s a very good question.
      The free version is perfect to start with and in the future, if you need any of the pro features like geo-targeting, Automatic keyword linking, then you can upgrade to pro version. For most of the bloggers, the free version is sufficient.

  2. Really thanks for this post. I think I have to grab this plugin now before Cyber Monday ended. Have read many reviews, so now time to buy.

  3. This is another excellent review. I am using this ThirstyAffiliates plugin. This is really an excellent plugin.
    It has different add-ons for the smart and rich affiliate marketers. I think is plugin is the must to take you to the nex level.

  4. I’m a newbie in blogging.
    I just wanted to know that are we really allowed to cloak or shorten Amazon affiliate links?

    Because I saw a statement in Associates Program Participation Requirements (“Participation Requirements”)
    [written in 8th point – (v)&(w) sub point]

    It states that we are not allowed to cloak or shorten their URL.

    Here’s the link for that page:

  5. Hello Sir, I want to know which one is the best SEO plugin for wordpress. Could you please guide me ? Thanks.

  6. vishal chaudhary

    Hi Harsh

    Thanks for sharing such useful information . I was currently building the website in WordPress and asked developers to do add this functionality. However, they hadn’t any idea about the link clocking. After reading your article, I forwarded the same link to them and they installed the plugin. Initially, I had to explore the link, but now it is working fine.

  7. I never mentioned this in Harsh’s blog post comment section but if you are using the Genesis Simple URL’s plugin and want to use Thirtsty Affiliates plugin, you are out of luck in regards to exporting your affiliate links from Simple URL’s to Thirsty plugin. I tried to work with there support but do to StudioPress’s poorly created plugin, there was no option.

    I won’t say how many affiliate links that I have but I had to create each one manually in Thirsty before I was able to uninstall Genesis Simple URL’s plugin. Talk about having many many hours of work creating new links, searching the blog and replacing old URL’s with the new ones then deleting….etc

    What I learned from this experience was that I should of made my editor do this and not me, do all of this as I am a few days behind in doing this for the blog.

  8. Undoubtedly, It has multiple features which are useful for affiliate marketers. I am currently using Pretty Link to cloak the affiliate links. It also works fine for me. Thanks for showing an awesome alternative.

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