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How to shorten the Flipkart affiliate link? - Can we hide Flipkart Affiliate Id from product url?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  • Is it possible to hide Flipkart Affiliate Id from product url? 
  • How to shorten the Flipkart affiliate link? 


Do you have Flipkart affiliate account?  Inorder to create an affiliate link for a product displayed on flipkart, your should appened "?affid=MY_FK_AFFILIATE_ID" to the product url.



like this one:
If product URL is http://www.flipkart.com/offers

to make it an affilaite url you need to add like
http://www.flipkart.com/offers?affid=YOUR_FK_AFFILIATE_ID

Flipkart Say's:


When to append ?affid=**** or &affid=**** - As a general rule, ? is allowed to be used only once in any url. If a ? is already present in the link/url, all other parameters that follow after the ? need to be prefixed with &.

According to this if the product url already have one "?" (Question mark ) then you should add the affiliate id like the one given below:

Product url : http://www.flipkart.com/offers?otracker=nmenu_offer-zone
Making it affiliate url

 http://www.flipkart.com/offers?otracker=nmenu_offer-zone&affid=MY_FK_AFFILIATE_ID



Is it possible to hide the Flipkart affiliate ID from website visitors?
Currently it is not possible. On registering to Flipkart's affiliate or associate program, the affiliate ID is generated based on your Name or email address and it is not editable. So it would be better if you  use email addresses which may not have your personal infos on that ( For example do not use emails like FirstName.lastName@gmail.com). In the case of amazon affiliate program, they allow us to create multiple affiliate id linked to a primary affiliate account.

HOW TO SHORTEN FLIPKART AFFILIATE LINKS?

One thing you could do is SHORTEN the affilate url and  use it on your website. For this you can use Flipkarts URL shortening service or other services like   Google url shortner ( http://goo.gl )  or bit.ly (https://bitly.com/)

To shorten the url using the Flipkart's link shortner service , do the following steps:

  • Login to Flipkarts affiliate login  https://affiliate.flipkart.com/
  • Login link is https://affiliate.flipkart.com/login
  • Click on "Overview" link this will take you to  https://affiliate.flipkart.com/dashboard
  • Copy  a Product url from flipkart and paste on Text box , then Click on Generate button, this is attach your affiliate ID with the url.
  • now click on the "Shorten" button, this will generate a shortened link , copy this and use on your webpages. (It seems like in the revamped version of Flipkarts affiliate portal , this feature is deprecated. So you can user goo.gl or bit.ly for the purpose)

below given are live transformed urls
Product url : http://www.flipkart.com/offers?cz=1&affid=josejohnso
Generated affiliate url : http://dl.flipkart.com/dl/offers?cz=1&affid=josejohnso
Shortened url : http://goo.gl/S5Flgy    ( this shortened link is generated using Google Url Shortner feature)

Click here to check the live demo of flipkart's modified affiliate link

Don't have a Flipkart affiliate account? Click here to register.





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