Whatever product or service you are promoting as an affiliate you will receive your unique affiliate referral links. Your referral links that you receive to post online will usually be a really long string of letters and numbers. These links would look quite messy if you were to just post them directly and your potential customers would be less likely to click them. Luckily there are some great affiliate link shortening tools online. One of the most popular is Bitly which is free to use for basic link shortening. An alternative to Bitly is OUO, which is also free for you to use. OUO allows you to increase your earnings per click so is a great replacement for Bitly, we discuss this below.
To achieve successful affiliate marketing campaigns, you need to fully track, monitor and analyse all aspects of your campaigns. Being able to manage them all together in one central location allows you to manage them more easily. ClickMeter allows you to do all of this and much, much more. View our affiliate link tracking and management tools page for more information.
OUO Affiliate Link Shortening Tool
Did you know you could be boosting your earnings from your affiliate marketing referral links without even making a sale? There is a handy link shortening tool called ouo.io that pays you for each click on your shortened links, and the great thing is it’s free for everybody to use.
Payout rates vary depending on country with the top three being Australia, the UK and the US as seen in the payout table below. Payouts are per 1000 views so you can earn up to $5 per 1000 views depending on where your traffic comes from, you will earn from any traffic and the minimum is $1.50. The more clicks you get the more you will earn.
Simply sign up for a free account here. Then from your dashboard click ‘Tools’, then click ‘Quick Link’. You then simply copy the link and paste into your web browser, replacing the last part ‘yourdestinationlink.com’ with your own link and press enter. Your new short link will then be generated that you can use.
You can choose payout options from PayPal, Payoneer, Payeer and Bitcoin. Minimum withdrawl amounts are;
- PayPal – minimum withdraw of $5 USD
- Payeer – minimum withdraw of $5 USD
- Payoneer – minimum withdraw of $50 USD
- Bitcoin – minimum withdraw of $20 USD