DAP lets you create a “Affiliate Promo Materials” page that has ready-made, ready-to-copy-paste banner images, HTML code, and email copy, that includes the affiliate link of the affiliate viewing the page, already readily embedded and customized just for her.
Here’s all you need to know:
Wherever you insert the Affiliate Merge Tag….
…into your blog posts/pages, it will get automatically get replaced by the affiliate’s actual affiliate link, that looks like this…
So, that’s all you really need to know to create a custom, affiliate promo page.
Creating Customized Banners
Normally, your banner code for affiliates would look like this:
That would simply display a banner that is not linked to any link.
Then, here’s how you would link it to any link.
<a href=”http://LinkToSomething.com”><img src=”/path/to/banner/image.jpg”></a>
Now, instead of the link above, you would insert your Affiliate Merge Tag in there, like this:
<a href=”%%AFF_LINK%% “><img src=”/path/to/banner/image.jpg”></a>
That would display the image, as well as link it to the affiliate’s own custom affiliate link. The above code is what you would enter into the promo page in the “Visual” tab, because you want the affiliate to see the actual raw HTML code that she can copy/paste and publish on their web site.
So when the affiliate views your promo page, they would not see an actual image that is linked to their affiliate link, but the raw HTML – just like what you see below – which they can copy and publish on their web site.
<a href=”http://YourSite.com/dap/a/?a=1234 “><img src=”/path/to/banner/image.jpg”></a>
Obviously, you don’t want them to directly link to the image on your site. So you just tell them that they need to download the image/banner and upload to their web site.
The same can be done for email copy too.
That’s how simple it is.