iTunes Link Engine

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Download the iTunes Link Engine to automatically localize and affiliate iTunes product links to improve user experience and increase conversions.

Author:GeoRiot Networks, Inc. (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:2.7
WordPress version tested:6.5.2
Plugin version:1.4.1
Added to WordPress repository:08-12-2014
Last updated:16-02-2024
Rating, %:80
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Total downloads:16 235
Active installs:200+
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Turn every iTunes link across your site into an opportunity for worldwide sales by instantly converting all your links to the iTunes, App Store, iBooks, and Mac App Store, into intelligent globalized links. Whether you are promoting music, TV, movies, books or apps, within the iTunes ecosystem, the iLE is the easiest way to localize every link on your WordPress site, so that it works across every iTunes Storefront. This means that all clicks from your international audience are sent to the appropriate item in their own local storefront, improving conversions.

Note: You are not required to have a Geniuslink account to use this plugin. However, if you would like to earn affiliate commissions, you must sign up for a Geniuslink Account. Try it out for free and check out pricing for the Geniuslink service on our website.

How does the iTunes Link Engine plugin work?

As soon as the plugin is installed and activated, your iTunes product links are instantly localized every time a user loads the page. You can even add new links to your WordPress site and each will be automatically converted without any additional work from you. Nothing else is needed on your part.

How do I earn commissions from my links?

To earn affiliate commissions, you first need to create a Geniuslink account, then connect it to your plugin with your API keys (detailed instructions can be found in the FAQ.

Once signed up, add your PHG affiliate token to your Geniuslink Dashboard. Once your token has been added, the iTunes Link Engine will automatically add it to each link within your WordPress site.

  • Note: The iTunes Link Engine WordPress plugin is free to use. However, in order to earn affiliate commissions and take advantage of the in-depth reporting, you must have a Geniuslink account. By default, Geniuslink’s affiliate token will be used until you have connected your account, and added your own via the Geniuslink Dashboard.

How is Geniuslink different?

Most link “localization” plugins only translate a link for an international click when the same ADAM (Apple Digital Asset Management) ID exists in both storefronts. However, due to many factors including Digital Rights licensing and the use of various distributors across different countries, the ADAM ID is not guaranteed to be the same. The iTunes Link Engine plugin uses Geniuslink’s patented five-step algorithm to find the metadata available from each product, and then match the product across storefronts. Our algorithm ensures that the user is sent to the most relevant product instead of sending your users to a non-existent item or an error message.

In addition, connecting your Geniuslink account to the iTunes Link Engine gives you access to comprehensive reporting on clicks and commissions that no other plugin can offer. Geniuslink’s reports allow you to review performance metrics such as product types, click referrer, browser, device, operating system, geography, and more.

Key Features:

  • Pick which Geniuslink group this plugin syncs to. Set up the plugin on multiple WordPress sites and track clicks separately, or set up a specific group just for your WordPress site traffic. Instructions can be found under “How do I change the default group?” in the FAQ
  • Automatic localization and translation of all iTunes links based off a visitor’s location.
  • Simple, easy setup.
  • One time configuration. Simply install the plugin, set up your Geniuslink account, and connect the two with an API key. We take care of the rest.
  • No need to have access to the iTunes API or build links through the iTunes Link Builder in PHG. Just paste normal iTunes links anywhere on your site (even behind images).
  • Your workflow remains the same. No need to learn a new linking syntax, or disrupt your current flow.
  • Automatically converts LinkShare, Tradedoubler, and DGM (Pro) formatted iTunes Affiliate links (from before the PHG rollout).
  • Brand your globalized links with your own custom domain (Note: this requires a paid Geniuslink Account)

What makes the iTunes Link Engine different from other Affiliate WP plugins?

  • Other plugins do not offer support for the new PHG affiliate program.
    • After iTunes made the switch to PHG in late 2013 and early 2014, similar plugins became obsolete.
  • Unrivaled support from the Geniuslink team.
  • No need to build links manually with a special link format. All of your links are automatically converted to localized links when the page loads.

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