Here is a super easy way to integrate: WordPress, affiliate links, and Google analytics…
The benefit of this method is that all you need to do is create a new page in WordPress and input your affiliate link. Everything else is done for you.
If you are tracking your blog through Google Analytics you will now see those links as content pages in your report.
You will need the WP Page Refresh Plugin to use this method. You also get the Affiliate Cookie Drop Plugin as a bonus. Scroll to the bottom of this post to purchase these plugins.
To create a sample redirect page, click the “Add New” link under the Pages dropdown
You can also do this with Posts. You might like to create a category called “recommends” and then have each Post under that category redirect through your affiliate link.
Specify a title for your new page
Note: You may want to click the “Edit” option on the permalink setting and delete the dash so your permalink looks something like: http://mikeleembruggen.com/productname/
Note: Make sure you have the WP Page Refresh and Affiliate Cookie Drop Plugins checked under “Screen Options” at the top of the page
Scroll down to the WP Page Refresh section and enter your affiliate link into the “Destination URL” field
Enter a “Delay Time”
0 means that the page will redirect immediately after it has finished loading. This will be fine for most uses.
Click the “Publish” button
Now you should see a new link on your home page and when you click that, it will redirect through your affiliate link.
Affiliate Cookie Drop settings: If you want to redirect to a custom page other than the direct affiliate landing page… Select your affiliate link, right click, and select “Cut”
Example usage: You can use this Affiliate Cookie Drop plugin to direct link to an order form instead of the sales page if you have already pre-sold the customer.