PinnedURL is a fairly new site. Their mission is to help affiliates around the world on the web effectively market their silly links on popular social networks such as Google plus, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. As mentioned on their website, the company says:
"PinnedURL provides link redirection services with link management and analytics included. Shorten your long affiliate URLs into PinnedURLs for use on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Customize your PinnedURL with your own alias. Market your affiliate products with a custom URL that won't be denied."
The site is somewhat similar to TinyURL, and may potentially be in competition.
'Good for Social Marketing'
Pinned URL assists affiliate marketers on the Commission Junction, Rakuten LinkShare, ShareaSale and Digital River marketing networks potentially increase exposure to affiliate landing pages and increase commissions without the use of a blog or website. If you're just starting out in affiliate marketing and don't yet have your own web hosting service-dedicated server whereas you can host your own blog or website with affiliated adverts, this may be something you'll be interested in for the moment until you acquire professional web hosting for your online business.
Also mentioned on the website, PinnedURL mentions after you sign up for an account, you're able to do the following:
- Manage your PinnedURLs by affiliate name.
- Customize your PinnedURL with an Alias.
- Update links to "Active" or "Inactive".
- Apply a date filter to improve PinnedURL sorting.
- View the number of clicks each PinnedURL received.
Affiliate link cloaking is good if you frequently market products and services on social networks and directly pin to pin boards on Pinterest. However, you don't want to post direct affiliate links too often, as you may potentially look a little "spammy."
If you truly desire to market affiliate advertisements, it's a best practice to do so through hosting a blog, forum, or website on your web server and create meaningful content with relevant advertisements around it, for increased conversions from ads hosted on your site. Another words, the more you look like you're not directly marketing affiliated advertisements, the more people may potentially become attracted to what you're offering on your site through an advertisement-affiliate link. Get the drift?
At this time, PinnedURL is ranking in the 4 million on Alexa. It'll be a very good while until they start to get popular online. However, they do have much potential to succeed as an online company.
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