Review: Will Linkiro Increase Traffic To My Site?

Linkiro can help you drive traffic to your website - to any site, in fact. It allows you to insert a Call-to-Action button into a third-party website before you share it on your social media. It's a great "sneaky" way to send new users to your webpage, or your affiliate page. My Linkiro review will show you how it works and the results that can be expected. 

I'm using it right now and yeah, having fun with it. It didn't take me long to work out all the features. Pretty simple and straightforward. But it doesn't work on all websites - I'll tell you what I mean by that in a little while. The good news is it offers a 7-day free trial. I suggest that you (1) list up a few websites that you normally share on social networks, and (2) check those sites are shareable via Linkiro. 

Linkiro Review Increase Traffic To My Site

What Is Linkiro?

When you share a web page on social media, you either simply click a "share" button, or copy the page URL on the address bar and past it on your social post space, right?

With Linkiro, you can add a Call-To-Action button to the page that you share - the above screenshot may be self-explanatory. First, you save the URL of the page you want to share in Linkiro, then insert a CTA. Linkiro will give you a special short link, so you'll share that link with your social followers.

It means that your social followers click your link to view the content that you shared just as normal, but your CTA will pop up while reading it, to direct them to another page of yours.

Basic Setup

Setting up is easy. In fact there's nothing to set up in advance, apart from creating your CTA's. Here's a summary of the steps to take.

Step 1: Create a CTA Area ("Call-To-Actions" menu)

  • It can be a (1) scroll box like the one in the screenshot above, (2) popup "right-in-your-face" light-box, or (3) banner at the top of bottom of the screen.
  • One image can be added to a scroll box or popup (not to a banner).
  • The button link destination can be your product page, lead generation page, affiliate page, YouTube, or any page (of yours or a third-party's.)
  • You don't have to worry about the size as it's all pre-set.
  • With basic account ($12 per month), you can create and save up to 3 x CTA's.

Step 2: Add a Webpage to Share ("Smart Links" menu)

Add a webpage that you want to share to Linkiro by simply copying & pasting the URL. Choose which CTA button (that you created in Step 1) to insert from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Share!

As soon as you've taken Step 2, Linkiro will give you a short link (https://linkiro.co/xxxxxx). All you do is to share this link.

With basic account, you can save up to 100 smart links (i.e. web pages that you want to share).

Not Just Social Share

Of course, you can use your Linkiro links on other occasions. In your blog, you often place a link to another page just for reference purposes.

For example, instead of placing a direct link to Wikipedia ("According to Wikipedia, Anderson Cooper has..."), you can place a Linkiro link with a CPA just like this.

Anderson Cooper Wikipedia

This is just an example - I'm not promoting Anderson Cooper T-shirts.

This is a banner bar which perhaps is least intrusive in a page like Wikipedia, and it's closable by the viewer by clicking the [x] on the right-hand corner. The color of the banner, text, and button can all be changed.

It works on the same principle in your email newsletter. You can place a Linkiro link in your email and use whichever type of CPA according to the layout of the page that you share.

It Doesn't Work On Every Page

Linkiro uses iframes to load CTAs, and unfortunately, quite a few websites block iframes. The help desk explains that this is to protect websites from users trying to use Linkiro deceptively.

Sounds fair enough, but we never know which sites allow Linkiro. The only way to find it out is to test it - paste the URL in the Smart Link and it will instantly tell you if the site doesn't support CTAs.

You can't share YouTube or any other social media sites. You can't share media sites including HuffPost and BuzzFeed. No IMDb, no Quora, no Reddit, no Amazon nor eBay.

A lot of news sites are already overloaded with flashing ads and video popup anyway, plus privacy policy. As a viewer, you often have to close 4-5 annoying insertions before you can finally read the content in peace. Adding another CTA popup on top of that wouldn't have been a such an effective approach, perhaps.

Just to be clear - the destination URL of your CTA can be any webpage. If you wanted to send your visitors to an Amazon page via your CTA using your affiliate link, you could. I personally wouldn't though - the Amazon Associates program does not specifically prohibit you from promoting its products this way. But what it prohibits is to use a link direct service. Although you place your affiliate link that's provided by Amazon on your CTA button, you'll be sending your prospect buyers via a third-party's web content. Amazon might see it as misguiding users, or masking the link origin. That's how I personally interpret the Associate's rule, and just to be on the safe side, I wouldn't.

Analytics

Linkiro Analytics

I only tested it last night - no conversion, only because I didn't add a CTA button.

Analytics screen tells you how many unique users have clicked the shared link, how many of them have clicked the CTA (the number of conversions) plus the conversion rate (%). You can check the analysis per each smart link, and view the history in the graph for a set period of time (the last 7, 14, 30 or 90 days).

Use Hashtags Wisely

No doubt this is a great idea to increase traffic to your website - draw more people's attention by sharing popular topics and send them to your landing page.

Having said that, for example on Facebook, your shared contents will only be visible among a small number of people if you don't have many 'friends'. Whereas on Twitter, your contents can go viral by using hashtags wisely.

Help and Support

I feel that the instructions are not very clear. When you first log in, you'll find no instructions. There is a help page (help.linkiro.com) but there's no direct link from your dashboard.

I also would have liked a brief, clear introduction to each feature right next to it, because not every one of them is self-explanatory. For example, you don't know what "Pixel" feature will do. If you click "Pixel" in the menu bar, all there is is an "add pixel" button.

I don't see it as such a big deal though, because all the settings are straightforward and, fairly easy once you've learned how you use them. Plus the support agents are friendly and helpful, you can always send them an email for any questions.

Linkiro Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Great way to introduce your site to new users.
  • Low cost.
  • 7-day free trial.
  • Friendly support.

Cons

  • It doesn't work on all websites.
  • You many need a lot of social followers for it to work. 
  • Not sufficient information in the help page.

Linkiro Review - Conclusion:

Linkiro can not only help you increase traffic to your site, but to send potential buyers to your affiliate site via a third-party's webpage which doesn't necessarily related to your niche. As long as you don't clickbait - it's a great alternative way to increase sales. Try it for free and decide if it's suitable for you. 


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Ray Alexander

Hi! I’m Ray. Over the past 15+ years I have been involved with web designing, programming and online marketing. I work from home and have a passion for exploring new tools, services and programs in order to make money online. I’m here to help you succeed in building a profitable business by sharing my experiences. Any question, don’t hesitate to ask!

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Premia

Hi Ray! I’ve never heard of this kind of service before, and it sounds like a good one to me!
7 days free trial makes it easy for anyone to join. I think I will try, but what do you do after 7 days if you want to cancel and is there a contract?
Right now I don’t know what I want to promote and I’m only guessing I should decide my niche before I join Linkiro otherwise I might waste money, is that right?
It’s also good to know that we can share Wikipedia. Thanks for your review Ray!

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Premia, thanks for your comment. After 7 days, you don’t have to do anything. You’ll be notified before the 7-day period expires, and you’ll still be on their mailing list thereafter. No there is no contract. You can try on a monthly basis and cancel any time you want. Yes, you can join Linkiro whenever you are ready to promote something (your page or affiliate page). Any more questions don’t hesitate to get back to me.

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Sam

Hi. I find your article very interesting. I did not know there was such a service.
I would like to try Linkiro myself and find it out. It seems that you can share Wikipedia but you cannot share many websites. It’s good so that you can find out which sites allow sharing in the first 7 days then decide if you want to pay or not.
I feel a little disappointed because I often share Youtube and I also often share Huffpost.
The idea is awesome. Thank you for the helpful review.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Sam, thanks for your comment. I agree with you, the great thing about Linkiro is the 7-day trial so that the new users can make sure the sites that they normally share are usable. Yes, a little shame about not being able to share some major sites.

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SCHAT

It never works. I have used exactly the same service before. I think I paid about $40 per month shared hundreds of various sites. CTA rate was 0.1 – 0.5% Not worth it.

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi, thanks for sharing your experience. Wow, that doesn’t sound too good…that means only one every 500-1,000 users clicks? I guess it depends on the type of website that you share, type of CTA and the insertion timing. Thanks for the data!

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Ben-L

Hi Ray, great review. I have a mixed opinion. As much as I love the sound of it I don’t like the idea of clickbaiting that you can easily promote one unrelated site and drive wrong traffic to another site. I guess it’s up to the user to use it sensibly.
It’s also a shame you cannot use sites like Huffington post and Buzzfeed that have tons of articles that people are attracted to. Good suggestion, thanks! Ben

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    Ray Alexander

    Hi Ben, thanks for your comment. Yes I guess so too, you could easily mislead social network users in general by clickbaiting, and that would only damage your reputation. Linkiro will be really useful if you have a site that you regularly share, and it’s shareable by it.

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