For all you bloggers out there, you probably have heard me talk about it before, but we use Pretty Link Pro and tho we had a similar blog post like this before, the videos that we had done were lost and we needed to update things anyway… so here's an updated post on why we like Pretty Link Pro for WordPress
Ok, so I started out with 6 reasons…
- Link usage stats
- URL Shortening – with branding!
- Keyword replacement (simplifies building links in your posts)
- Bookmarklet link creation (makes creating links simple)
- Replaces several other wordpress plugins
- Pretty Bar – more branding for your site
When I first started looking at PLP, I thought, there’s no way I’m paying for that. But then, at the time, there was a free version and after using it for a few days, I realized the power of the tool – so I bought it. At the time, the only version available was the $97 version – but now, you can get it for one site for only $37 (and yes, we're affiliates).
Heck, if you use common phrases on your blog (like I do – for example: Canon EOS 5D Mark II), the automated keyword replacement feature alone can pay for that $37 in just a couple of days if you think about how much of your time that you spend on copying and pasting common links!
And don't forget to check out our other post on the prettyBar and why we like it – but a small group of readers will hate it.
PLP also has a major feature called Conversion Testing – where you can have different target pages for one link – so you can do “split testing” if you are so inclined (often used for marketing sites)… but I haven't found much of a need for that so I don't talk about it in the video.
And I'm not the only one who loves this plugin:
- Pretty Link Pro is My Favorite WordPress Plugin
- Pretty Link Pro WordPress Plugin
- Pretty Link Pro Review
So, hopefully that helps you understand a bit about Pretty Link Pro – and if you have any questions, don't be shy about asking below!
Disclaimer – one of the cool points of Pretty Link Pro is that you are automatically registered as an affiliate and I do get a bonus if you decide to purchase it via planet5D.
(cover photo credit: snap from the pretty link pro site)