App Store (Link Share) Affiliate Link Generator21 Sep 2010
A while back, I wrote a post called ”Money You Might Be Missing Out On” where I discussed the Linkshare API. Well, I took it upon myself to create a simple tool that I have been using in my blog posts to quickly generate affiliate iTunes links for iPhone apps. Here is a screenshot of the app.
The generator is quite simple and perfect for bloggers that are discussing apps. Here is how it works.
- Sign up for LinkShare (if you haven’t already done so)
- Go to http://brandontreb.com/apps/linkshare/
- Enter your LinkShare Token. You get this in the Web Services section if the LinkShare site when you sign up.
- Select a merchant. By default, I have already populated it with Apple iTunes. Linkshare supports thousands of affiliate programs, so you can click other if you are using it for something else besides the app store.
- Enter the App Store URL of the application that you wish to get an affiliate link for. (ex http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hundred-pushups/id301174591?mt=8)
- Click submit
Now, it will interface with the LinkShare API and produce an affiliate link for your account.
I hope you find this tool as useful as I do.