ThirstyAffiliates Review 2021: How To Hide Affiliate Links in WordPress(Tutorial)

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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 addon, 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 2021: How To Hide Affiliate Links in WordPress(Tutorial)”

  1. Vishwajeet Kumar

    I am very big fan of thirsty affiliate and personally use it for cloaking my affiliates links. I have implement it on my blogs and found it very reliable. Thanks for the great review.

    1. @Vishwajeet
      Thanks for the update. I purchased all the add-ons today &b in process of configuring it. Right now working on exporting data from Gocodes.

  2. I am also doing affiliate marketing but yet now I didn’t earn huge amount. But after reading your this post, I have gotten true motivation. I am really gonna implement these suggestions. Thanks for sharing this awesome article with us. I hope you will keep writing these kind of useful articles.
    Amit Kumar

  3. Currently I am not using any Affiliate Marketing Plugin but this article make understood how this plugin is Best solution for link management and very useful to manage Affiliate program in better way.

  4. I also doing Affiliate marketing using amazon. this article is very useful for us. i will try this plugin for my website and i am sure, i will make money online using this. because I love affiliate marketing.

    Again Thanks for sharing your informative articles with us.

  5. Hi bro.. thanx for such a great review & offer at the same time, it was very helpful. One doubt I still have Gocodes plugin in my wordpress will it not work?

    & any idea why was it removed? Thanx for the answer in advance

    1. @Surya
      I’m not sure why Gocodes was removed & this one work with Gocodes too, but there is a better solution. For now I would suggest buying all the addons (You won’t be disappointed), and by the next week I will be publishing a post on how to migrate all your links from Gocodes to this plugin. It took me 2-3 hours to figure out, but finally I have a solution now.

  6. Great Review.
    Currently I’m using pretty link pro.
    But in pretty link didn’t have any add-on feature like thirsty affiliate.
    Thirsty affiliate is more compact than pretty link pro.
    Thanks for this review.

  7. Joseph Chikeleze

    I found this post very informative – ThirstyAffiliates as it’s name says is the best plugin so far, I would like to integrate it with my new blog.

    Thanks for sharing more tips in setting and usiing it bro!

  8. Hey Harsh… Just what I needed! Looking to add some affiliate links and reviewing various plugins. Will have to add this to do list as my search is now done with this awesome review! Thanks for the effort in detail. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hello Harsh,

    First of all i wanted to thank you for sharing such type of knowledge with all of us,

    i m new for all this its very helpful to me how to addon plugins and other managing tools thats help to improve my

    site and also to know more affective methods.

  10. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this impressive and informative post. I always love to read your articles and I’ve learned many important things in your articles. Please keep writing.

  11. Hi.

    Thats what I was looking for..Very useful and informative post.I was confused about how to save all affiliate links in one place and how to hide our affiliate code/id.

    Thanks a lot again


  12. Thanks for this great information. Well I wants to know little more about how we can convert any amazon link into affiliate link. Like we have tool for flipkart link but I am unable to find any tool for Amazon. Can you suggest me anyone?

  13. This sounds like a fantastic tool! I always buy domains for my affiliate links so there’s no chance of anyone stealing my links! But I will definitely look into this, thanks!

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