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Run a Fix Scan for the first time

This “How To” guide assumes you have:

  1. Created a Linkmoney App account and purchased a plan. 
  2. Set up your Linkmoney App License 
  3. Installed and activated the Linkmoney App Plugin.

 

You have created a Linkmoney App account, setup your License Control Panel, and set up and activated your Plugin.

Now you are ready to fix your Amazon Affiliate links automatically. You have come to the right place.

How do I run a Fix Scan for the first time?

Running a Fax Scan is as simple as a button click. This article will walk you through the steps to running your first Fix Scan. 

What is a Fix Scan?

A Fix Scan is when Linkmoney App automatically fixes your Amazon affiliate links. 

In other words, Linkmoney App will check your affiliate links and automatically fix the errors found during the Fix Scan. 

The other scan type Linkmoney App performs is called a Baseline Scan. 

The Baseline Scan is a one time scan that happens right after you create a Linkmoney App account. A Baseline Scan only reports the current Amazon Tracking ID’s on your site and does not make any changes. 

Where can I see what Linkmoney App fixed on my site?

Linkmoney App provides a report audit for each Fix Scan. 

The Dashboard will show the high-level details of the affiliate link audit. 

The Detailed Report will show all changes/fixes made to your site for each Fix Scan.  

Run a Fix Scan

Step 1 Look at your Baseline scan

The reason we run a Baseline Scan is so you can see all of the Amazon Store Tags on your site prior to changing anything. 

You will need to go to your Dashboard to see the Baseline Scan. 

Many Amazon Affiliate sites use more than one Affiliate Tags.

If you do use more than one Amazon Affiliate tag read this article called “Linkmoney App Reserved Tags Explained” before running your first Fix Scan. 

Typical Baseline Scan as seen from the Dashboard

The Baseline Scan is a full run of Linkmoney App, but nothing was changed. Everything that needs to be fixed still needs to be fixed.

This is what the Fix Scan will do- fix your affiliate links. 

How do I get to the Baseline Scan?

To get to the Baseline Scan, go to your Dashboard and select it. 

Linkmoney App Dashbaord

The Baseline Scan is always the first scan and the URL contains your Sitemap.XML

Sitemap.XML URL (Baseline Scan)
Site URL (Home)

Step 2 Go to your License Page

 

Here you will have entered your main Amazon Associates Store Code and any of the preferred Amazon Store codes you may have.

Take a look at your License Control Panel and make sure everything is entered correctly.   

License Control Panel with Main Affiliate Tag and Reserved Tags

Make sure you save your settings.

If the Update License Button is “Solid Blue”. You need to click the button to save your settings.

Step 3 Run Linkmoney App

Click the Linkmoney App Plugin Button. 

Note: If you have not installed the Linkmoney App plugin and click the Linkmoney App Plugin button, 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 click back a page from your browser and install the plugin. 

You must be logged into your Linkmoney App Account- click here to get the plugin. 

Tell me more about how to get to the Linkmoney App Plugin.

4. Click the "Fix Affilaite Links" button to begin Fix Scan.

You will need to have entered your API key and activated the Plugin or you will see an error reminding you to do so when your click the “Fix Affiliate Links” button. 

Once the Fix Scan is stared, the Fix Affilaite link button changes states

You will see the the Fix Affiliate button change to “Cancel Active Scan” when the Fix Scan has started. 

The Plugin will give the state of the FIx Scan.

Fix Scans can take anywhere from a few minutes for a small site, to several hours for a large site. 

To see the different states and status of the Fix Scan, we added them here.  

How will I know the Fix Scan is finished?

There are two ways to know when the FIx Scan has been completed:

1. The Fix Affiliate Scan button will change back to Fix Affiliate Links.

2. Linkmoney App will email you an email called  “Linkmoney App – Your reports are ready“. 

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Charles Joyner

Charles Joyner

Hello, I am a fellow Niche Website Publisher. Like you, I’m always looking to earn the most revenue I can from Amazon Affiliate websites. We created Linkmoney App so we all could earn more revenue from our hard work and time publishing and operating affiliate websites. I love all things SEO and Publishing! Software nerd since 1998. Leave me a “whoot!” in the comments if you read the article, and please comment on what would make it better. Thank you!

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