Linkmoney App “expands” Amazon.com product short links, or converts amzn.to short links into full URL links. We call these Expanded Links. We do this because short links are shortened URL’s that come from full URL’s. In order to check if there are any errors in the link, we need to expand the link.
Where can I find my Linkmoney App expanded links?
- Log in and go to your Linkmoney App Dashboard.
- Choose a report from the Available Reports dropdown box.
3. Look to the “View Scan Reports” box and choose the report “Non-Product Report”.
4. Click on the “expanded” pill.
All of your expanded links will be displayed in the Non-Product Report table
Now you can see the original contents of the link that was shortened by your shortcode generator.
- The “Page” field is the URL the shortlink is in.
- The “Link” field is the shortlink.
- The “Tag” field is the description of the link problem.
See all your shortlinks in the Product Link Report
You can also click the Product Link Report under the “shortlinks” pill to see all the shortlinks on your site and what articles they are in.
To read more on what a short link is, see this article called “What Short Links and Shortcode Does Linkmoney App Support (And Which Ones It Doesn’t)?”
What links does Linkmoney App expand?
Linkmoney App currently supports expanding amzn.to, amxn.to (the older version of amzn.to links) and gink.io links. This list will grow as we grow, so please check back here for an updated list.
How do affiliate links get turned into short links?
Short links are URL’sS that are shortened into smaller URL’s. Sometimes website URL’s are long and contain lots of queries. Short link generators are used to make those long URL’s into small, short URL links.
Example of a link shortener
What are AMZN.to and AMXN.to links?
AMZN.to is the link shortener that Amazon.com uses to shorten links. The links look very much like Bit.ly links because this is who hosts the AMZN.to link shortener. AMXN.to links are the older version of the AMZN.to links.
Many Amazon Affiliate sites still have these older AMXN.to links still on their sites. Linkmoney App can find, expand, convert and fix these links into optimized full-length Amazon Product links.
Does Linkmoney App (pro plan only) automatically shorten AMZN.to links?
Not automatically, but Linkmoney App can if you choose to. To learn how Linkmoney App can expand AMZN.to links into standard Amazon.com product links take a look at this post called “How to convert AMZN.to links into standard Amazon Affiliate links“.
Why would I choose to expand AMZN.to links?
Many Amazon Affialitie publishers used the AMZN.to links because of the benefit of a much prettier URL. However, because the link is shortened, the Amazon product code is no longer visible and it makes it very difficult to see the full Amazon URL.
Today, almost every Amazon Affiliate link is behind text, an image, or a button. Very rarely will you see an exposed link, like we did in the early days between 2012 and 2017.
Examples of Amazon product links behind pictures alt-texted links, and buttons
Do I need short links for all my Amazon Affiliate links?
No. Today, almost every Amazon Affiliate link is behind alt-text, an image, or a button. Very rarely will you see an exposed link, like we did in the early days between 2012 and 2017.
Short link generators can provide some great analytics to their links, but there are so many other ways these days to get great analytics from your affiliate links.
A great place to use a short link is if you are going to expose the link instead of putting it behind alt-text links, pictures, and buttons.
Example of an exposed short link
Will Linkmoney App automatically covert my AMZN.TO links into standard Amazon Affiliate Product links?
Yes. To see how Linkmoney App converts your AMZN.TO links (and others) into standard Amazon Affiliate Product links, please read this article called “How to convert AMZN.TO links into standard Amazon Affiliate links” here.