How to Create Simple Affiliate Links in Infusionsoft

Imagine this: You have a bunch of affiliates that want to promote for you.  But they interact face-to-face with their audience or by direct mail.  You can’t give them an affiliate link that looks like this:

https://crm.infusionsoft.com/go/viewdemo/tgarns

It won’t work.  The URL is too long and confusing.

Here’s the solution:

  • You set up a separate domain, specifically for the purpose of affiliate redirects.
  • Edit the .htaccess file in the web root folder to mirror the code below.
  • Then, just give your affiliates simple links, using their affiliate codes, like this: http://boxoutnow.com/tgarns

In the link above, “tgarns” is my affiliate code.  When a user hits boxoutnow.com/tgarns, it redirects to https://chunk.infusionsoft.com/go/home/tgarns.  That send them to my tylergarns.com home page (but they went through my affiliate link first).

Using this method you can give your affiliates very simple links that they can remember, write down, put on direct mail, etc.

Here’s the code for the .htaccess file:

# BEGIN Infusionsoft Affilaite Redirect
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.boxoutnow.com$
RewriteRule (.*) https://appname.infusionsoft.com/go/redirect/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^olddomain.com$
RewriteRule (.*) https://appname.infusionsoft.com/go/redirect/$1 [R=301,L]
</IfModule>
# END Infusionsoft Affiliate  Redirect

Be sure and edit “olddomain”, “appname”, and “redirect” in all places.

About Tyler Garns

Tyler Garns is best known for his work as the Director and VP of Marketing at Infusionsoft, where he led the marketing efforts that produced massive results between 2007 and 2012. But he’s also been the “go-to” Infusionsoft guy for many of the top marketers and Infusionsoft users out there. His combination of technical skill, Infusionsoft expertise, and marketing experience make him one of the most reliable sources of business breakthroughs for Infusionsoft customers.

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