Creating text links or deep links

This is a guide for publishers on how to create text links or deep links.

Text links are unique trackable links you can use to direct traffic to an advertiser's website. Deep links are very similar to text links, however, are created to link to a specific page on an advertiser's website. This can be especially useful, for example, if you would like to link to a category page on an advertiser's website or to a specific product. 

Both text links and deep links can be created in the Text Links tab, which is located in the Creatives section of your account. 

 

Creating a text link

Step 1: In the Advertiser field, search for the advertiser you would like to create a link to. 

Step 2: The Target URL field will automatically populate with the standard home page or landing page specified for this advertiser. To the right, you can copy your unique tracking link or HTML link that is updated in real-time. If this doesn't happen, refresh the page and try again. 

Please note: You can format this link as HTML as opposed to a URL for insertion on your website by selecting HTML Hyperlink. You can also create anchor text or add in a unique ID.

Step 3: Paste the link onto your website as it automatically contains your affiliate ID.

 

Creating a deep link 

Step 1: In the Advertiser field, search for the advertiser you would like to create a link to. 

Step 2: Copy the full URL from the advertiser’s website that you would like to link to and paste it into the Target URL field, this will override the standard home page URL. 

Step 3: To the right, you can copy your unique tracking link or HTML link that is updated in real-time. If this doesn't happen, refresh the page and try again. 

Please note: You can format this link as HTML as opposed to a URL for insertion on your website by selecting HTML Hyperlink. You can also create anchor text or add in a unique ID.

Step 4: Paste the link onto your website as it automatically contains your affiliate ID.

 

Alternatively, affiliates can download our Google Chrome Extension that allows for instant text and deep link creation whilst you browse the web. 

For more information on our Google Chrome Extension and how it works, please view our Help Centre article on this here.