A Better Pretty Links Alternative

While Pretty Links is still a great plugin, it's limited to what it can do for serious affiliate marketers.

by Matt Giovanisci | Last Updated: April 1, 2020

Pretty Links was the first major plugin that shortened links for WordPress. It changed the game. That was 2014 and a lot has changed since then. While Pretty Links is still a great plugin, it’s limited to what it can do for serious affiliate marketers.

If you want to try Pretty Links, they have a free version with limited features. Basically, it just allows you to manage and cloak links. That’s it. You can’t try the pro version which offers more features, but still limited.

We found that Pretty Links was once a great plugin. It was the only game in town. While it worked for managing affiliate links, it’s not a perfect solution. In fact, far from it.

With Lasso, we’ve built an all-in-one solution specialized for bloggers and niche site owners who are serious about affiliate marketing. As blog owners ourselves, we know what features are crucial. We’ve been refining Lasso to be the ultimate plugin for affiliate marketing and finding new ways to improve.

The biggest missing feature in Pretty Links is the ability to present your links in custom displays across your site.

Pretty Links
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Link Displays Create eye-catching link displays within the content.
Display Themes Choose themes or custom css to display your affiliate links.
Link Disclaimers Add custom disclaimers to each affiliate link.
Amazon Associates Integration Add Amazon Associate product data.
Automatic Amazon Product Updates Updates Amazon product data every 24 hours.
Automatic Stock Checker Checks if an Amazon product is out of stock or unavailable.
Amazon Geolocation Sends visitors to their country's Amazon store.
Affiliate Opportunities A list of possible affiliate linking opportunities.
Automatic Link Monetization Turn any existing link into an affiliate link.
Automatic Keyword Monetization Turn any existing keyword into an affiliate link.
Affiliate Program Recommendation Recommends affiliate programs based on existing links.
Broken Link Checker Checks for broken or out-of-stock affiliate links.
Click Tracking Send click tracking data to Google Analytics.
Link Cloaking Create "pretty" urls with optional cloaking.
Optional Link Cloaking Choose which affiliate links should be cloaked.
Affiliate Link Search and Filter Search your affiliate links and filter them for fast finding.
Plugin Import Import affiliate links from other plugins or software.
Plugin Import Revert Revert any import so you're never locked in.
Link Groups Organize links by categories or groups.

Unlike pretty much every plugin out there, we have live-chat customer support 24/7 and our main goal is for everyone to have the best possible experience using our product. We also have a extensive knowledge base both with how-to articles and best practices for using Lasso effectively.

Plus we offer a FREE 14-day trial where you can use ALL our features. No need for refunds if it doesn’t suit your needs.

We’ve compared the features side-by-side.

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