Referral link: What it is and how to get it

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Referral links are links to the website of a given brand, which contain special parameters to track orders. Referral links can lead to homepages, products, or pages with new products or sales events.

Using the parameters in the referral link, ConvertSocial can determine that the user came to the brand's website and made an order specifically using your link. This means that the reward for it will be paid to you.

If you add generic links to your content, you won’t be rewarded because it’s impossible to identify who actually brought the user to the brand's website. This is why you should always use referral links.

 

First, add at least one social media profile to your ConvertSocial account to get a referral link. How to add a social media account.

There are two ways to get a referral link in your ConvertSocial account:

  • Under Brands - use this method if you want to see what brands there are in ConvertSocial first.
  • Under Get Link - use this method if you already have a link to the brand's site, and you want to make it a referral link.

 

How to get a referral link under Brands

1. Go to Brands and choose the brand you want.
Enter the name of the brand in the search bar to find it quickly.

2. Click Get link on the brand's card.

3. A page will open which will allow you to get a referral link:

  • if you just want a link to the brand's main page, then the link can be found straight away under Brand website link (1)
  • if you want any other page from the brand's site, then click Go to site (2), copy the link to the page you need and paste it in the Brand website link (1).

4. In the Social media field, select the social media you want to post the link to.

If you only have one social media added, you can only choose that one.

5. In the Tag field (4) you can enter a tag to be added to the referral link.
This tag allows you to view statistics, such as how many orders were made using that referral link and how many times it was clicked on.

You can only use Latin characters, numbers, and special symbols when creating the tag. The max tag length is 30 characters.

Creating a referral link under <b>Brands</b>

 

6. Click Generate link.

7. You'll see a ready-made referral link in the Referral link field.

Click Copy link and paste it into your content.

You can add it to a Telegram or Facebook post, or a YouTube video description, etc.

Copy and open the link in any browser to make sure that it leads to the correct page. If there's something wrong with your referral link, contact support.

You can see information about the links you've posted, such as the number of orders and clicks, and how much you've earned, under Reports

 

1. Go to Get Link and paste the link to the brand's site (that you want to make into a referral link) in the Brand website link field (1).

If this brand isn’t in the ConvertSocial catalog, you won't be able to get a referral link (you’ll see an error message). If it happens, try selecting another brand or store from the 100,000+ options in the catalog, then generate a referral link to it.

2. If the brand is in the ConvertSocial catalog, then the brand's card will appear on the page, as well as fields to fill in.

3. Under Social media (2), choose the social media that you want to post the referral link in.

If you only have one social media added, you can only choose that one.

4. In the Tag field (3) you can enter a tag to be added to the referral link.
This tag allows you to view statistics, such as how many orders were made using that referral link and how many times it was clicked on.

You can only use Latin characters, numbers, and special symbols when creating the tag. The max tag length is 30 characters.

Creating a referral link under <b>Get link</b>

 

5. Click Generate link.

6. You'll see a ready-made referral link in the Referral link field.

Click Copy link and paste it into your content.

You can add it to your Telegram or Facebook post, YouTube video description, etc.

Copy and open the link in any browser to make sure that it leads to the page you want it to. If there's something wrong with your referral link, contact support

You can see information about the links you've posted, such as the number of orders and clicks, and how much you've earned under Reports.

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