Linkmoney App

Getting Started Guides

Step-By-Step Guide

Linkmoney App is simple to set up, but we wanted to provide a very detailed step-by-step guide. In all reality, it only takes a few minutes to set up. 

Table of Contents

Step 1. Create a Linkmoney App Account

Sign up and confirm your email

Linkmoney App has two ways to log in: Google and Facebook.

Choose your preferred login preference and follow the prompts.  

1. Choose "Click to Start" and then enter Your WordPress Sitemap.xml

Click the “Click to start” button
This will take you where to enter your WordPress sitemap URL. 
Linkmoney App Enter Sitemap
Enter your Sitemap.xml URL and click Check Price
 

After entering your sitemap, click the Check Price button and proceed. 

2. Click the Buy Now Button

Linkmoney App Quote Worksheet
Purchase Linkmoney App

Linkmoney App will scan your sitemap and will automatically determine the price based on the number of pages on your Affiliate site.

You will be taken to Stripe for your Checkout. 

After purchase, you will be taken to your License Control Panel.

3. Activate Linkmoney App License

Activate License in your License Control Panel

Click the “Accept” terms button.

 

4. Your Baseline Scan will begin

Linkmoney App Busy 1
After the Baseline Scan begins, the License Control Panel will be “Busy”

Nothing to do here until your Baseline Scan is completed

You will receive an email called “Your Linkmoney App baseline scan is complete!” when your Baseline scan finishes. 

When the Baseline Scan is complete the Busy indicator will turn into “Active”. You may need to refresh the License Control Panel page to see the “Active” indicator after you have received the Baseline is complete email. 

The time it takes for your Baseline Scan to finish depends on the size of your affiliate site. 

For a small site (100 pages) it may take a few minutes, for a large site (1,000 plus pages) it could take several minutes. 

It is now time to install the Linkmoney App Plugin.

Step 2. Download the Linkmoney App plugin

1. Download the plugin

Go to setup download plugin
You can click here to Go to Setup and Download the plugin

Go to your Linkmoney App Account dropdown in the upper right corner and choose “Setup”.

More information about the Linkmoney App plugin can be found here

2. Upload and Activate the Linkmoney App Plugin

Activate the Plugin

Here is an article on how to Upload and activate a WordPress Plugin. 

Step 3. Add your API Key to Activate Plugin

1. Go to the License Control Panel to get your API Key

Go to License Control Panel

Go to your Linkmoney App Account dropdown in the upper right corner and choose “License”.

Copy your API Key

Copy your API from the “License API Key” field.

You can either hit the “copy” icon, or highlight the API key and copy it. 

2. Go to the Linkmoney App Plugin Settings

Go to WordPress Tools>Linkmoney App
Linkmoney App Plugin Save your API Key
Paste your License API Key and Click Save

You can get your API from your License Control Panel.

Paste the API key into the “License API Key” field and click “Save Changes”.

Step 4. Look at your Baseline Scan

Note: Your Baseline Scan will need to be completed before moving on to the next steps.

1. Go to your Dashboard

Once your Baseline Scan is complete, go to your Dashboard and view your Baseline Scan. 

To get to your Dashboard, go to your Linkmoney App Account dropdown in the upper right corner and choose “Dashboard”.

2. Choose your Baseline Scan

Once the Baseline Scan finishes, your report will be in your Dashboard. 
The Baseline Scan will not show in the Dashboard until it has finished. We send an email when it has finished. 

What is a Baseline Scan?

 

3. View your Baseline Scan

This is the Linkmoney App Dashbaord after the first baseline scan
Take a look at your Baseline Scan.

The Baseline Scan shows all the current Amazon Store IDs on your website. 

This is where you can find any Amazon Store IDs you would like to Reserve. 

If you use more than one Amazon Store Code on your site, please read this article called “Linkmoney App Reserved Store Tags“.

Otherwise, move on to Step 5.

 

Step 5. Finish setting up your License

1. Add your Amazon Store ID(s) to your License Control Panel

Add your Main Amazon Affiliate Store ID

Enter your main Amazon Associates Account store ID. 

If  you are not sure of your Amazon Associates Store ID, it can be found by logging into your Amazon Associates account.  

 

 

(Optional) Enter any Reserved Amazon Store Id’s

Click the “Update License” button to save your settings. 

2. Find your main Amazon Associates Store ID

You can find your main Amazon Associates Store ID in your Amazon Associates Account

It is in the upper right-hand corner of your Amazon Associates account, above your email. 

3. Update and Save your License settings

Update your License. 

Once you have added your Amazon Associates store ID and any Reserved Tags, do not forget to update your Linkmoney App License. 

4. Your License Control Panel is set up!

Your License Control Panel  is now set up

You will notice your License Panel has turned blue. 

That’s it. Go to Step 6…

Step 6. Start Your First Linkmoney App Fix Scan

1. Choose your Fix Scan options

License Fix Options New Button
Make sure to click "Update License" to save your selections.
Choose your Linkmoney App Fix Scan Options:

Expanded Links: Click this if you use any Amazon shortlinks (amzn.to). Not sure, it’s safe to click it. 

Cleanup Links: This will clean up all of your Amazon links. Many Amazon Affiliate links are way to long and have extra query parameters. This cleans them up and converts them into perfect links. 

Table Press: If you use Table Press, click this to fix the links in your tables. Safe to click. 

Linkmoney App recommends to click all three. 

Here is an article called “Linkmoney App License Control Panel and API Key” for more information. 

2. Run Linkmoney App

Click “Linkmoney Plugin” to Start Linkmoney App

After clicking the “Linkmoney App button”, you will be taken to your Linkmoney App Plugin to 

Note: If you have not installed the Linkmoney App plugin, WordPress will give you an error called “Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.” Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page

If you see this WordPress error, simply go to your browser and click back to the previous page. Then install the Linkmoney App plugin. Then click the Linkmoney Plugin button again. 

3. Click "Fix My Affilaite Links" in the Linkmoney App Plugin

Click the Fix My Affiliate Links Button 

This will start Linkmoney App.

This will start your Linkmoney App fix. 

Depending on the size of your affiliate site, fixing your affiliate links could take a few minutes to several hours. 

Affiliate sites can have many thousands of links depending on their size. 

Example:

A 100 page site could take 6-10 minutes depending on the speed and health of your website. 

A 1,000 page site could take 2 hours, again depending on the speed and health of your website. 

For more information on the Linkmoney App plugin, here is an article called “Linkmoney App Plugin“.

Linkmoney App run cycle

Look for the system to start

The plugin will change to “Scan in progress” and begin the cycle of automatically fixing you Amazon Affiliate links:

1. Scan in progress (Yellow bar).

2. Waiting to crawl (Linkmoney App status “Linkmoney App is busy…” Yellow).

3. Crawling (Linkmoney App status “Linkmoney App is busy…” turns Blue).

4. Processing Links (fixing links).

5. Link fix finished. 

Here is an article called “Linkmoney App Plugin” for more information. 

4. When your scan is complete go to the Dashboard to view your now fixed site results.

Now view your Dashboard and Reports

You will receive an email called “Linkmoney App – Your reports are ready” when the Fix Scan is completed.

When you receive that email, go to your Dashboard. 

To get to your Dashboard, go to your Linkmoney App Account dropdown in the upper right corner and choose “Dashboard”.
Linkmoney App Reserved Tags example
View your Dashboard and Reports

This is when you can see all the errors and automatic fixes that were found. Your affiliate site is making more money now. 

Navigate to your Dashboard and choose the most current scan from the “Available Reports Dropdown”.

The most current scan is always on top. 

View all the reports. Here are articles on every report- Warning, Non-Product Links, Product Links, and Detailed Report

Step 7. Run Linkmoney App again to get a clean report.

Linkmoney App Clean Scan
Run Linkmoney App again to see a clean report. 
1. Go to License Control Panel
2. Click the Linkmoney Plugin Button
3. In the plugin click “Fix Affiliate Links”
4. Wait for fix cycle 
5. View your clean report in your dashboard. 
 
Run Linkmoney App as often as needed to make sure your all of your affiliate links are healthy and making you money. 

Get familiar with Linkmoney App Reports

Take a look at your Linkmoney App Dashboard and Reports

View your Dashboard

View you affiliate link site audit

Warning Report Explained (what to look for)

Linkmoney App Dashbaord
This is a screenshot of the Linkmoney App Warning report with the filters shown
View your Dashboard

Fix any Warnings you may have

Non-Product Report (Affiliate product links that do not go to products)

This is a screenshot of the Linkmoney App Non-Product Link
View affiliate links that do not got to an Amazon Product

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Product Link Report (all your unique product links)

This is a large screenshot of the Linkmoney App Product Link Report
View every Amazon Affiliate link that goes directly to a product

The Product Report shows every link on our Amazon Affiliate site that goes directly to a product and its details.

Detailed Report (everything that was updated)

Linkmoney App will fix your Amazon Affiliate Links Automatically
Look at all the fixes Linkmoney App made to your Affiliate Site

This is where you can see every single fix Linkmoney App made to your site and where the change was made. 

How to download the Report CSV's

This is a screenshot of the Linkmoney App downloadable CSV report
Linkmoney App, How To Download The CSV File (Manual and Pro Plan)

Here’s an article on how to download and use the downloadable CSV’s. 

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