In this article I will show how to mask affiliate link using Namecheap with your domain name.
How To Mask Affiliate Link Using Namecheap?
Really when you’re in affiliate marketing then you must know how to mask your ugly looking affiliate link with your own domain name.
Have you ever noticed that when a person just start doing affiliate marketing then what does he do?
He goes to affiliate network or to the website related to their niche and market and joins them as an affiliate marketer.
And then he picks his affiliate link to promote the product and immediately starts promoting this ugly looking affiliate link on social websites such as Facebook or Twitter.
Very frankly, I used to do the same tactics to promote affiliate product when I started doing affiliate marketing.
But yes, here I would say this is not the right way to do affiliate marketing.
This is totally an unprofessional way of doing affiliate marketing.
So what to do in that case especially when you have ugly looking affiliate link?
Here, I would advise you to simply mask your ugly looking affiliate link. That’s it.
Now you might be thinking how to mask or cloak affiliate link?
Below in the post I will show you how to mask your affiliate link step by step.
But one thing to note that I will show how to mask your affiliate link using namecheap because I purchase all of my domains from Namecheap.
Even I have hosted my blog on Namecheap from last 5 months.
Note:- You can also use Bluehost and Hostgator for hosting your website or blogs. Both are great platforms to host your website or blog.
The reason to do this is because I found Namecheap is the best domain registrar.
And further the main reason to go with Namecheap is that I love their instant support.
I mean their live chat support option. Whenever I got stuck with any technical issues, they resolved my problem instantly.
Furthermore, with Namecheap you can register your domain at a nominal price along with one year of free Whois Guard Privacy service which masks all of your information and stops people from spamming you.
So overall I found Namecheap is the best place for hosting my domain as well as my blog.
Ok, let’s move further…
Again one more thing I want to ask you that why we mask affiliate links?
What is the reason that you need to mask your affiliate link?
Let I tell you why you need to mask your affiliate link?
As far as my knowledge, the number one reason to mask your affiliate link is to hide your ugly looking affiliate link.
The second reason to mask affiliate link is to make your affiliate link easy to remember as you can see in most cases the affiliate. You can see below an example of ugly and long looking affiliate link.
This is an affiliate link of mine related to product which I am currently promoting.
As you can see above that my affiliate link looks very ugly, long and difficult to remember.
And the last reason to mask your affiliate link is to create credibility.
What I mean by that?
My mean is that when you mask your affiliate link with your domain name then it looks more professional and branded link.
And due to this reason, it creates credibility in the mind of people and encourages them to click on your domain. Got it!
Just take an example of mine domain i.e. businesswisdom. in.
So, if I mask my above said ugly looking affiliate link with my domain name i.e. businesswisdom. in then it would be very easy to remember.
And yes it looks more professional and creates credibility.
Tell me; doesn’t it looks more professional and reliable?
Yes, it does look more professional and reliable after masking ugly looking affiliate link with domain i.e. businesswisdom. in.
So that’s why we mask our affiliate links. Right!
Ok, without any delay let us learn how to mask affiliate links using Namecheap.
So just to learn how to mask affiliate link using Namecheap, first thing you have to do is to get registered your domain with Namecheap. Right!
If you have already an account with Namecheap and already registered your domain with Namecheap then simply sign in to your account. See the snapshots below.
After logging into your account click on Domain List on the left hand side of the page select the domain which you want to use for masking your affiliate link.
And then click on Manage tab. Please see the screenshots below.
Now on the next page, click on the tab which says Advanced DNS . See the snapshot below.
Ok, after clicking on Advanced DNS tab, you will be taken to next page, where you will find the four section i.e. Type, Host, Value and TTL.
And then go down below on the same page, find the tab that says Add New Record, click on that tab. See below the screenshot.
And after clicking on Add New Record tab, scroll down to the bottom and find the tab which says URL Redirect Record, select that.
Then next in the same line , under Host section type @.
And further under Value section, in the Destination URL section put your affiliate link.
Ok then, right below the Destination URL section you will see the tab which says Unmasked with small triangle icon, click on that and you will find the tab which says Masked.
Select that Masked tab and then just to save it, hit the small check box icon in Green color on the right hand side of you. See the screenshots below.
Ok so far so good.
Note:- If you select Unmasked or you keep this the same as Unmasked then in that case when somebody clicks on your domain name or type your domain name in browser, then webpage will be opened showing your ugly affiliate link in browser bar. Right!
Now moving further…
Now again down below the URL Redirect Record, click on the same tab which says Add New Record with plus icon.
And from this tab i.e. Add New Record, scroll down to bottom and again select the tab which says URL Redirect Record.
And next under the Host section write www and then in the Destination URL section which is under Value section again paste your affiliate link.
Then again click on small triangle button on the right side and select Masked tab and thereafter hit the small check box icon in Green color on the right hand side of you to save the changes you made. See the snapshots below.
Great! You made it. Now you know how to mask affiliate links using namecheap with your domain.
One thing to note here is that for everything to work properly, it will take a few hours.
So check the link in 24 hours.
And after 24 hours if everything is fine then here in my case, if somebody types my domain i.e. businesswisdom. in in the browser bar then he will not be able to see my ugly looking affiliate links cause I have masked it.
He will only able to see my domain i.e. businesswisdom. in in his browser bar.
But he will be redirected to my affiliate offer.
Ok, now you know how to mask affiliate links using namecheap.
If you have any questions or queries then do let me know in the comment below, I would be so happy to help you.
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Hi, my name is Pankaj Singh and I am an Online Affiliate Business Consultant. I help brand new marketers who are struggling to start their online affiliate business for making their first commission online and I show them step by step process so that they can start their online affiliate business and make their first commission online doing what they love to do. My favorite quote “Typical people always get typical results.” So don’t be typical in life. What I learned during my journey that always be willing to fail, invest in you and your business. Last but not the least never ever, ever Give Up!